Inside an unknown world
Is there such thing as spiritual phenomenon in this world?
Who am I?
My name is Breanna Elliott, I'm a senior at F.L Schlagle High School, I'm 18 years old, and I will graduating in May. I believe that some human spirits are here after passing on, and because of an experience that I had seen when visiting my aunts one night. I have experienced some abnormal phenomenon that I wasn't sure what it was. One night, I was laying on the couch and happened too look out the window. Staring through the window was a figure with eyes glaring at me. I wasn't sure if it was a women or a man, but it was looking at me. As soon as I got scared and jumped away, the figure was gone. It was within seconds that it had disappear. It didn't walk or run away, and when I went to go check it was gone. I would have seen the figure if it had ran away because of how the porch was set up, and it was really weird how fast it disappeared. It was humanly impossible. This was my first experience of what I thought was a ghost or spirit. This is what brought me to my topic, and steps I took in order for me to answer my essential question.
What I hope to gain:
What I hope others gain:
John Edwards is a psychic medium who can communicate with the spirits that have passed on. Edward says he was convinced at a young age that he could become a psychic. After writing his first book on the subject in 1998, Edward became a well-known and controversial figure in the United States.
My next step:
Is there such thing as spiritual phenomenon in this world?
When I was young, I used to experience abnormal phenomenon often when visiting my aunt’s house, and strange noises when no one would be home. I would see dark figures that disappeared, and forks being spread out on the kitchen. I believe that there are human spirits that haven’t passed on after death, and I had always wondered if what I experienced was related to ghosts, or if there was a scientific explanation for it. This is where my curiosity got the best of me, and how I based my research on getting closure and answers.
I came to this topic to research more about, because of the experiences I had when I was young, and I was always interested in finding out more and getting to the bottom of it. To me, I wanted to know if what I seen was normal or part of a paranormal event, despite what science says about it. I already know that it’s very much possible spirits can communicate with you when they haven’t passed on, because I know several people who have the ability to do that. Scientifically, there is no accurate answers to whether ghosts exist, but by my motivation to prove science wrong and get closure, I had my own research steps that I took took achieve it.
My first step was gathering as much research as I could from videos, articles, my own experience as well as other’s personal experience, and interviews that I had to get answers. My next step, was to take what I knew and to test it by doing my own investigation on a nearby place that is suppose to be haunted, and see what I find. What I hoped to gain was that I could prove to non believers to open their eyes to another world, a world in which science can’t tell you that what you’ve experienced or know about spirits is wrong. There is such thing as spiritual phenomenon, and by doing this research on something that I have always been truly fascinated with, and to get to know more about, as well as learn along the way that there is many people out there to that have experienced out of this world phenomenon, and who can actually communicate back with spirits and help them cross over. I never knew it was possible to help spirits move on, but after doing this research, I found that anything is possible. Including ghosts being real.
I-Search Paper Part 2
To continue my research on supporting my topic, I needed to take steps to get there. My first step was finding videos, stories, people’s experiences, and even interviews to find whether ghosts and the spirit world was indeed real. I found people who were able to communicate with ghosts and be a messenger for those who weren’t able to say goodbye to loved ones yet. One of the people I found was John Edwards, a psychic medium who can communicate with the spirits that have passed on. Edward says he was convinced at a young age that he could become a psychic. After writing his first book on the subject in 1998, Edward became a well-known and controversial figure in the United States. There have been many people who are skeptical about psychic phenomena, but he was also able to open people’s minds and dig deeper into the unknown spiritual world.
After being able to find more research on my topic and presenting it, I knew I had to dig deeper in order to really bring my topic to life. My next step was something that I focused and analyzed very carefully, as I decided to investigate a place that was haunted and record my findings. I found a place called Swan Lake Memorial Park Cemetery located in Grain Valley, MO. The part of the cemetery that I was investigating was called Slaughter, it was an isolated cemetery where many who have been there have felt that it was haunted or did have strange paranormal stuff that happened. I took three of my friends to go with me, one of them who have been able to experience spirit energy since she was five, and the other one was spiritual and could sense spirit energy as well. As soon as I got there, I sensed unwelcomeness and certain parts where I didn’t feel calm. When it got darker, I pulled up my laptop and started recording my findings and also did audio. Within the first 30 minutes, all of us had already experienced strange paranormal, and my friend sensed dark energy near the woods. I had not experience anything like that before, and I had never felt so much fear either. The weather was very still, not cold or warm, but just still. There were a lot of whispers and whistling, and at one point we also heard voices telling us to leave. Before we had ever came to the cemetery, we searched if there was any one there or any animals, and the only people there was just the four of us. In my own experience, the Swan Cemetery was definitely haunted, and going through my audio and videos had proved that. It excited me to present my findings, but also a bittersweet feeling because there was a lot of hard work to get this part of my research done.
I-Search Paper Part 3
When my English teacher first assigned the genius hour blogs, I was really stoked to choose my very own topic to research. It didn’t take me long before I choose something that I was very interested in learning more about, and sharing. I was excited to research more about spirits and an unknown world that many people believe in and have experienced. Science says there is no accurate answer on whether ghosts are real, but by doing this research I wanted to prove science wrong and open the eyes to non-believers.
The most exciting part about researching my topic, was that I found many people who have experienced paranormal phenomenon. I loved reading about their stories, and I also had made many calls to people who work in areas around Kansas City, that have told me about places being haunted , or where they have experienced activity. Choosing a place to do my own investigation was hard, because many places weren’t open to the public or couldn’t fit me in their schedules to come by and do an investigation. It was by luck, that I found the Swan Lake Memorial Park Cemetery, and got to experience what it was like to do a personal investigation. It was definitely exciting but nerve-wracking doing it, because I did experience some dark energy, and from spending a couple hours there recording audio and video, I came to the conclusion that the place was definitely haunted. This experience is something that I can definitely use later in life, because I plan to still research more about my topic and digging deeper into it by contacting ghost investigators in hopes of interviewing them and getting their intake about it.
Never the less, this experience had really gave me closure on what I had seen when I was younger while visiting my aunts house. The most significant thing about doing genius hour, was that we we got to create our own blog in anyway we wished, and there was no right or wrong in what we researched for our topic. What I learned too, was that there are many non-believers who would agree with science that there was no possible way that spirits who have passed on can still be here. I had hoped to open their eyes by doing this topic, and by sharing my own investigation, maybe they could see a world in which does exist right before our very own eyes. Science can disagree that there is no accurate answer, but science can’t deny what I have seen or what others have experienced.
Going back to my essential question if there was such thing as paranormal phenomenon in this world, I came to my final answer. By doing weeks of researching, hearing others stories about it, making phone calls around places in Kansas City that have places with paranormal activity, and with my last step on investigating it myself, my answer is yes there is such thing as paranormal phenomenon in this world. I honestly believe that there is this unknown world that we don’t know about and I’m glad that I choose this topic to research and share about. When I first started my research, I really didn’t know if I able to answer my essential question to or prove if there was such a thing, but I’m very happy that I could give myself closure or if it was possible, open the eyes of non-believers. Science still might disagree with it, but I didn’t need science in order to support my belief, I just needed to learn more and experience more about it.