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Title: Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings
Post by: RT on January 23, 2005, 16:24:43
Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings

A second surge of tsunami terror is hitting southern Thailand, but this time it is a wave of foreign ghosts terrifying locals in what health experts described as an outpouring of delayed mass trauma.

Tales of ghost sightings in the six worst hit southern provinces have become endemic, with many locals saying they are too terrified to venture near the beach or into the ocean.

Spooked volunteer body searchers on the resort areas of Phi Phi island and Khao Lak are reported to have looked for tourists heard laughing and singing on the beach, only to find darkness and empty sand.

Taxi drivers in Patong swear they have picked up a foreign man and his Thai girlfriend going to the airport with all their baggage, only to then look in the rear-view mirror and find an empty seat.

Guards at a beachfront plaza in Patong told AFP one of their men had quit after hearing a foreign woman cry "help me" all night long, and similar stories abound of a foreign ghost walking along the shoreline at night calling for her child.

The majority of Thais are deeply superstitious, believing ghosts reside in most large trees and keeping a spirit house in every home where daily offerings of food and drink are given to calm nearby paranormal entities.

Mental health experts warn tsunami survivors have picked up on this cultural factor as a way of expressing mass trauma after living through the deadly waves and witnessing horrific scenes in their aftermath.

"This is a type of mass hallucination that is a cue to the trauma being suffered by people who are missing so many dead people, and seeing so many dead people, and only talking about dead people," Thai psychologist and media commentator Wallop Piyamanotham said.

He said people who claimed to have seen ghosts first-hand were people that mental health specialists would be paying particular attention to.

Mr Wallop is currently organising a team of Thai and international health workers to join other specialists in affected provinces who are assisting people suffering psychological trauma as a result of the crisis.

Amateurs and professionals alike have been pivotal in the recovery of thousands of corpses from beaches and coastal towns ravaged by tsunamis on December 26, and in the subsequent processing of handling bloated and rapidly decomposing bodies at huge makeshift morgues.

Their round-the-clock work could be taking a devastating toll, with at least seven workers having already been hospitalised suffering extreme trauma.

Volunteers helping at Thai temples, transformed into scenes of grisly death as forensic experts struggle with the task of identification, are especially vulnerable, psychologists and doctors said.

Mr Wallop said widespread trauma began to set in about four days after the waves hit.

"This is when people start seeing these farangs (foreigners) walking on the sand or in the ocean," he said, adding the sightings started about the same time as people "began calling for help, crying, some scared".

Many people said they could not escape the smell of death or the sights they had seen while assisting in the crisis, he said.

Mr Wallop said the reason almost all ghost sightings appear to involve foreign tourists stems from a belief that spirits can only be put to rest by relatives at the scene, such as was done to many Thai victims.

"Thai people believe that when people die, a relative has to cremate them or bless them. If this is not done or the body is not found, people believe the person will appear over and over again to show where they are," he said.

Mr Wallop said in time people who need counselling would be reached and assisted and the sightings would settle down, but many locals claimed they would not be swayed by such talk.

"After visiting Wat Baan Muang (a temple where hundreds of bodies are still stored) I'm very scared. I can't sleep at night and when the wind comes I'm sure it is the spirits coming," said Patong bar manager Napaporn Phroyrungthong.

"I believe in ghosts and I always will. [The tsunami] happened so quickly, the foreigners didn't know what happened and they all think they are still on the beach. They all think they are still on holiday," she said.

Title: Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2005, 17:31:24
Thanks for the post, RT, and the news article. There may certainly be a number of people who are not yet aware that they are no longer in physical reality. Hopefully they'll soon be guided so that they can continue their transition peacefully in the nonphysical realms.

Very best,

Title: Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings
Post by: RT on January 23, 2005, 19:25:27

As simple and basic as it sounds, we all can help them.


Well you need to not be disturbed by any noise etc.....then you imagine white orbs or portals being distributed everywhere in the region where the Tsnaumi took place.  While doing this visualisation also image angels, gatekeepers whatever you want to call them helping these lost souls into the light.

Why is this important? they would do the same for you and they will remember what you did for them.  Angels and guides are there for us to command for what needs to be done on the other side or inbetween.

Some people don't believe any of this but I have seen people transition and it is really beautiful, they don't forget that you assisted them either.

I am not an expert on this but this is just another method to help them find the light.

Some call it prayer, but this just adds more definition.

Good luck to you all.


Title: Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings
Post by: Hannah b on February 03, 2005, 16:41:47
Long time no see eh, Runlola?Hope everything is alright.. :wink:

I did Bruce Moen's course and after the tsunami I've met with my 30 course coleagues..we did the so called "group retrievals"'s more powerful, becasue you have the energy and intention of all the people from the group..
We retrieved thousands of people, some of us, including me were surprised to find our previous "aid huge ships, stairways to heaven..etc) in the same places we created them last time we retrieved the region..
this time all of us took special attention to create sopmething that would be "permanently" that these peole can get help wheather we are there or not..the entire region was shining of light as we were leaving, and I know that all the people will be taken care of..But I understand that if some poor soul omited the huge "GET HELP HERE :arrow: " sign in the sky, sooner or later he will need an individual approach..
check out conversation boards for more ..

all the best

Title: Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings
Post by: Hannah b on February 04, 2005, 07:55:33
ofcourse I noticed :wink:
we all can do this..this ain't some special gift or months of training, it's the intention that counts..
You can look at "chat" and see what I wrote about the tsunami quake there..
it is THAT simple :wink:

all the best

Title: Thai tsunami trauma sparks foreign ghost sightings
Post by: Hannah b on February 05, 2005, 08:41:37
it is possible that she doesn't know...
I'll give you a hint:
Sit down in a quiet place, trance states nescessary
Ask your guide to come, if you haven't met one yet IMAGINE that one is coming and standing by your side.
Think of a moment you felt you were loved..the feeling it was..and spread the feeling all around you, to your aura, to the far as possible..(on the beginning I kept thinking about my cat :roll: sad but true;)..this love thing is so that spirits won't be afraid of you...
ask your guide to lead you to that person..
WHATEVER you perceive will be correct..whatever you see...feel..hear..if nothing happens IMAGINE that you're meeting the person..

Now what your task is to: get the person to notice the guide..(long expalnation...for short..for some dead it's difficult to perceive higher spirits)..introduce him/her as your friend..who nows a cool palce to be...a relative of that person...a way to heaven...anything that you can think of, that will make the person go with the guide(guides have the craziest ideas too!;))..send the person love, so that she wont be afraid..
make an intention so that they go towards the light to god...

Once they leave youre job is may follow them (if nothing is happening IMAGINE that you are doing this) and see where the person goes..those moments can be quite emotional..
So I just gave you a short course by B.Moen...try!!!!
all the best