Did you ever have one of those weird or creepy experiences you couldn’t quite understand? Thought you saw a ghost in your kitchen or saw something in the sky that couldn’t possibly have been a plane or bird? Were you certain that it happened, but at the same time couldn’t really believe it to be true? I know I have, quite a few times at that. I grew up near Sedona, Arizona – practically the world capital of the weird – an environment that encouraged belief in the paranormal. And it was there, in the small Arizona town where I was born and raised, that I had my most creepy experiences.
Some people would probably say that because my childhood home was right near an old U.S. Cavalry fort the souls of the cavalrymen who died were trying to contact their descendants or something similar. And when I was younger, I would’ve totally believed that. Why not? It kind makes sense, right? I witnessed strange things, they unnerved me – I wanted to know what it was.
My sister was just here visiting for the weekend, and she told me that my nephew has recently had a few creepy occurences – seeing her standing in his doorway, when she’s actually down the hall in her room or having things move without an apparent reason. My nephew is a smart, Christian young man, not your typical teenager experimenting in all things taboo. But he’s concerned about these things and wants to know what is going on. So why do strange things happen to seemingly normal, intelligent people?
Timothy Dailey’s book, The Paranormal Conspiracy, sheds the light on what is really happening when the unexplainable occurs. Dailey explores the paranormal – from Bigfoot to UFOs to “spirit guides” – and demonstrates the hallmark of all things paranormal: they engender fear, are full of misinformation, and are beyond rationality. Why is that? According to Dailey, all those baffling occurrences have their root in the same place – darkness. As Jesus said, “ Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed” (John 3:20). Satan’s goal is to keep people from the LORD. What better way to do that than to make weird things happen, make people doubt that reality is real, force people to strive to discover the “truth” (or as the serpent in the Garden said, “to be like God.”)?
Dailey presents a fascinating correlation between the ghostly and the anti-Godly, demonstrating how deftly Satan has wormed his way into the very foundations of modern society, cloaked in darkness and deceiving the masses. I’d certainly recommend everyone read this book and begin to bring the Light back to the forefront of everything from the media to our very own minds.
Many thanks to Chosen Books and NetGalley for the free copy of The Paranormal Conspiracy for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!