I recently found out that May is Mental Health Awareness month. I know quite a few people who struggle with mental health whether they deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.. Helping people feel less judge when they seek help is something we as a society really need to work on. As a paranormal investigator, part of the investigation is actually trying to determine if the client is dealing with a mental health issue or a paranormal one.
Ever since I wrote about people who willingly date spirits, I have been overwhelmed with emails and messages asking about people who take it a step further than just dating. Spectrophilia is defined as the sexual attraction to spirits or the sexual arousal from images depicting spirits.
I can't tell you what my first horror film was but I can remember my first Japanese horror movie. The one that launched a life long semi-obsession with them. That movie was the Japanese version of The Ring. My friend, Nicole, let me borrow it for a few days after we had gone to see the American version in theaters with our boyfriends. She promised that the Japanese version was a lot scary than the American version. I remember sitting in the back of my station wagon in between classes at Alamance Community College watching it on my laptop. I loved how much it scared me no matter how many times I watched it. Unlike the American version, the Japanese version actually went into why the spirit was trying to kill everyone. It made it seem more realistic and believable. Most Japanese horror movies I have since watched were similar in scare factor and explaining why the hauntings happened in a believable manner.
Almost everyone I know has a Beatles' memory. Even people like me who were born long after the Beatles members went on their own ways. The song Hey Jude takes me back to 8th-grade band class where we learned how to play it while our teacher, Judy Hoell, danced around the room. Let It Be immediately brings up memories of sitting on the dock in Beaufort, North Carolina drunkenly singing with Heather in the middle of the night while watching dolphins and otters swim by. In fact, there is a movie coming out soon called Yesterday that touches on the power of the Beatles' music.
Today's post is about a ghost still waiting for her loved one to come back to her. This story takes place at the Hotel Galvez. The Hotel Galvez is the home to many spirits and I have a feeling we will be discussing some of its inhabitants again at a later date but one of their most famous spirits is that of Audra. Audra was a 25-year-old beautiful woman who used to frequent the hotel.
With Valentine's Day this week, I wanted to focus on stories of ghosts that show love lasts long after death. There is no way that I could have romantic stories this week and not include my favorite spirit love story. I have mentioned this story before in an earlier post but I only briefly told the story. This is the story Nang Nak and her husband Mak.