Have to note that I am glad that you guys have experienced such things, and not me! I also have to wonder if one's level of 'acceptance' of the possibility of such things, or their belief that such is possible, has any bearing upon the potential to experience such things? I consider myself a logician and a pragmatist, and I have never really had any belief, whatever, in ghosts. I don't believe that spirits actually have the ability, wherewithal, or desire to 'pierce' the veil, either, because I am certain that if they did, those whom I have lost would have done so. I have watched John Edward, and other 'mediums'---- in fact, I read each of his books---- and been very curious how each of these people make what they do seem so very realistic.....and would like to even think that I kept an open-mind to be able to accept the possibility. But, in the end, I just can't buy into it!