During the interview, Gibson had a small, but odd, sidetrack from a larger topic he was discussing. He and I had an apartment together, down in the Village for a couple of years. That's the apartment that's supposed to be haunted now, 12 Gay St. Hans Holzer said it's haunted. People see a man in evening clothes moving in and out. But that was where I wrote the last Shadow.
And what they're seeing is Lamont Cranston. They're seeing what we call an after-image psychic projection, not a ghost.
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So, essentially, Gibson claimed the ghost of Gay Street was a figment of his own imagination that was being seen by later residents! When the interview was published in , Murray added some notes to this extraordinary claim. Gibson, he said, did not believe in ghosts at all; but he did believe in psychic powers, a popular borderline topic in the 's The figure's features had been described in Holzer's account as 'obscured by the shadows of the hallway' and that it had 'shining eyes' all of which struck Gibson as similar to how he had envisioned the character of Lamont Cranston in the novels.
Murray also added that in Tibetan lore there is a being known as a 'tulpa' which is a living being created by the concentrated focus of an individual, and then speculated that Gibson's unique focus on his writing may have created such a being. This all ignored, of course, the fact that other phenomena were also reported in the haunting; did Gibson's imagination create the sound of people on the stairs or the smell of violets?
In addition, the figure that Gibson thought was his creation had only been reported twice, and just two months before Holzer investigated So while it's possibly that Gibson had lived at 12 Gay Street -- as a renter, there would be fewer records of his being there -- there was no particular reason to believe his claim for the origin of the ghost was true But Gibson's claim was picked up by a high profile publication, and the story spread As I mentioned, Hans Holzer was famous for his ghost stories; in the 's, John Keel was becoming similarly well-known for his association with UFO reports and other strange tales.
Keel had become one of the more prominent people in the field of UFO investigation, for the same reason Holzer had become well-known in his Keel could tell a good tale.
In , Keel published what is arguably his best known book, and one that became a cornerstone to UFOlogy for years to come, called The Mothman Prophecies. The Mothman Prophecies is a auto-biographical coverage of a strange series of events that Keel investigated in Point Pleasant, Virginia, and covers a lot of ground Now I'll be dealing with many stories and aspects of this book at a later date; but what's important for right now is just two paragraphs from the first few pages of Keel's book. Hans Holzer and other ghost-chasers have included the house in their catalogs of haunted places.
The phantom has been seen by several people in the recent years. It is dressed in a long black cape and wears a wide-brimmed slouch hat pulled down over its eyes as it slinks from room to room. He was, and is, an extraordinarily prolific author. For many years he churned out a full-length novel each month, and many of those novels were written in the house in Greenwich Village. All of them were centered around the spectacularly successful character Gibson created in the 's, that nemesis of evil known as The Shadow.
If you have read any of The Shadow novels you know that he was fond of lurking in dark alleys dressed in a cape and broad-brimmed slouch hat. Now, I have no idea how Keel heard about Gibson's claim Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Customer reviews There are no customer reviews yet. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
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