This article was first created on the 25th of December, 2014 and last updated on the 19th of September, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.
Aren’t you a little too old to be believing in Ghosts?
It’s a line from the world famous American war film “The Patriot”. But I should ask “are you old enough to believe in ghosts?”
Every little kid has had his or her fair share of stories of ghosts, zombies, demons and paranormal activities of some kind – regardless or race, class or creed.
The three major religions – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam all propose that evil spirits and demons are part of our existence. And this is not a trait of just the major religions, but almost every religion.
Related: Atheists don’t believe in ghosts: a rebuttal from an athiest.
When I arrived in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, the little girl, Reanna Hamilton, was the first to entertain me with some rather scary stories. She told me about the Sand Creek Secondary school. She said that the school was built on a cemetery, and not too long after construction, a giant crack ran itself through one of the walls, threatening to undermine the infrastructure of the building. Nevertheless, no one heeded this apparent warning and the damage was assessed as “not imminently dangerous”. According to my little storyteller, this was just a warning sign from the world beyond. The school had a dorm where students from far off villages would sleep, and one several occasions, it was reported that several of the girls became possessed. They started to perform all kinds of strange antics, run about, contract their bodies, and run away up the hills. Several men were summoned and ran after them, but it took about five men to constrain one girl. This happened on several occasions. And it didn’t happen just at Sand Creek, there were similar stories of these incidents at Ishalton Secondary and St. Ignatius Secondary. However, the occurrences were more rampant in Sand Creek, to the point where authorities strongly considered closing the school down.
At first, I laughed at Reanna’s stories as fictitious. “Have you ever seen this with your own eyes”? I demanded.
Then one night two white males who were volunteers from the UK as teachers in the Rupununi came to camp out at the Takutu Hotel. They were teachers at the Sand creek Secondary school. I opened up a conversation about the topic and they described the very same events the little girl had told me about. They said they witnessed them firsthand.