6. Belief in psychics/paranormal/supernatural claims - NYE Party ghosts and psychics oh my!
This actually started back at Halloween ironically enough.
So, my former roommate and his husband and their cousin who lives with them came over to our house.
My wife was getting something in the other room and the cousin asks me what room I lived in when I lived with my
I told her it's the small spare room and she's like, "Oh that's the one with the ghost in it."
I kinda just gave her a level look and didn't say anything. I was honestly a bit shocked.
So, she says, "You believe me don't you?"
I said, "I believe you believe it but no, I don't believe in ghosts. Specifically, not in ghosts in that room since I spent a few years in the room and saw nothing and my wife (then my girlfriend) was over many nights of the week and never saw anything."
When my wife came back to the room I asked her if she had ever seen anything unusual and she said she had never seen anything like that or 'felt any presence' (other than the dogs).
So, fast forward to New Year's Eve party and the subject comes up again.
And now there's a bunch of other 'believers' in the supernatural who start coming up with all kinds of non-specific examples of hauntings and coming out in favor of the alleged haunting in the room where I lived and denied any kind of sightings.
I stood my ground in the end but eventually just let it die though I did sorta lay into someone who foisted Jon Edwards up as a sample of a true psychic.
I was really more than annoyed because there was a licensed psychologist and a psychatrist in the room (friends) who really didn't say that much and kinda just played peacemaker without offering a definite opinion.
What's the best way to handle that kind of situation? I mean I'm not going to agree with those kinda statements but
how does one deal with an unverifiable personal experience? How do you deal with being the minority with a hostile crowd potentially?
"Lisa, if the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn't, it's that girls should stick to girls sports, such as hot oil wrestling and foxy boxing and such."