Dr. G. and colleague Zander (both Americans) teach on a campus of a university in the Shandong province. The British lady is on the campus of a university in the Liaoning province. She has reported strange sounds and sights in the residential building for international teachers.

Zander (colleague of Dr. G.): Are you still having ghost problems?
Shields (nickname) Also known as Brit lady:
No, ghosty had been fairly quiet recently. Still making a bit of noise upstairs, but nothing in my own place.

Zander:
i seriously think that you should get a Daoist monk to cleanse the place.

Shields:
Had a friend say some Buddhist prayers, I said some Christian ones …. we’ll see how things go.

Dr. G.: CHUKK HERE NOW.

Shields:
I know – the capitals gave it away! Did I scare Zander off?!

Dr. G.:
NO.
BUT GETTING READY TO LEAVE.

Shields:
Cheers Zander – chat to you again I hope.

Dr. G.:
ZANDER SAYS HE SMELLED SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN MY FLAT TODAY. NOT SURE YET WHAT IT IS. JUST IN ONE SPOT.

Shields:
Something good or something bad?

Dr. G.:
THE SMELL IS GOOD.
CANNOT IDENTIFY THE OBJECT THAT THE SMELL IS EMANATING FROM.

Shields:
Strange.

Dr. G.:
DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS — ONLY IN ONE SPOT. CANNOT FIND IT NOW. VERY STRANGE, HE SAYS.

Shields:
Maybe our ghosty has moved down your way.

Dr. G.:
HE HAS FOUND A SPOT ON A PATH BETWEEN THE HOTEL AND THE ROAD TO THE BRIDGE TO WEST CAMPUS THAT FEELS EERIE, THREATENING, WEIRD.
HE ALWAYS RIDES QUICKLY THROUGH THAT AREA.

Shields:
Yeah? Feels weird just to him, or to you too?

DR. G.:
A LITTLE TO ME.
HARD TO EXPLAIN.

Shields:
Felt it to you before he said it, or after?

Dr. G.:
SOMETIMES WE HAVE HEARD A FLUTE PLAYING IN THE WOODS. NEVER SEEN THE PLAYER.
BEFORE. . . BUT NEVER TOOK IT TOO SERIOUSLY UNTIL NOW.
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FLUTE MEANS?

Shields:
Oooh – seems we really are all encountering ghosty stuff!
Flutes are fairly melancholy – could that be significant?

Dr. G.:
HE SAYS NO — MORE LIKE AN IRISH WHISTLE.

Shields:
As long as you don’t hear an Irish banshee!

Dr. G.:
HE SAYS HE IS NOT IRISH.
BUT KNOWS ABOUT BANSHEES — HARBINGER OF DEATH.

Shields:
Exactly!
How long (in time) or far (in distance) does the feeling last?

Dr. G.:
JUST DURING THE TRAVEL THROUGH THAT PATH.

Shields:
But how long is the path?

Dr. G.:
75 METERS MAYBE . . .

Shields:
Have you asked if any Chinese people have any similar misgivings?

Dr. G.:
NO. WE MIGHT ASK OUR ASSISTANT. SHE FEELS STRANGE IN THAT AREA.
OTHERS HAVE HEARD THE FLUTE.

Shields:
But the player could just be hidden within the trees.

Dr. G.:
YES.

Shields:
See if you can get a mobile signal on that path.

Dr. G.:
INTERESTING.

Shields:
From what I know (very little!), ghosties tend to play havoc with mobile networks.

Dr. G.:
THEY PLAY WITH ANYTHING ELECTRONIC, HE SAYS.

Shields:
Yes. That is sort of my understanding. And anything wave based, such as radios
Come to that, take a radio to the path and see if you can get a signal.

Dr. G.:
GHOSTS WILL INTERFERE WITH WIRELESS ACTIVITY.

Shields:
So, go and do some research, the two of you! See how well your phones and/or radios work in and around the path.
Use your new digital recorder within the path and see if you pick up anything untoward!

Dr. G.:
ANY TROUBLE IN YOUR FLAT WITH RADIO WAVES OR CELL PHONE?

Shields:
Often have a crap mobile signal, but that could just be my phone, the other person’s phone, or the network.

Dr. G.:
DIGITAL RECORDER IS MORE SENSITIVE THAN HUMAN EARS, HE JUST SAID.

Shields:
Really? How so? (Not doubting you, Zander – just curious)

Dr. G.:
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS MORE SENSITIVE.
LIKE A ZOOM LENS ON A CAMERA.

Shields:
How do (pre digital) ghosts figure out how to transmit to digital technology?

Dr. G.: THROUGH RADIOS AND TVs THAT ARE OFF-CHANNEL– WHITE NOISE. CALLED EVPs.

Shields:
Sorry – that might be a seriously dense question!

Dr. G.:
THEY DON’T THINK ABOUT IT.
HE SAYS.
PICKS UP SOUND AND TURNS IT INTO ZEROS AND ONES.
BINARY CODE.

Shields:
He (and I am very glad about this) is taking a very long time about ‘getting ready to leave’
Ghosts understand binary code?!

Dr. G.:
DRESSED TO LEAVE BUT IS STILL SPECULATING.

Shields:
Blimey – they are a hell of a lot more intelligent than me.
Speculate on, Zander!

Dr. G.:
THEIR ENERGY SUBSISTS ON ELECTRICAL ENERGY. WISH WE HAD AN EMF METER.
BUNDLES OF ELECTRONIC ENERGY THAT HAVE MEMORIES ATTACHED.
ELECTRICITY

Shields:
If that is true, how far does the electromagnetic field spread?

Dr. G.:
HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING OR JUST HEARD SOUNDS ABOVE?
DEPENDS ON HOW STRONG THE FIELD IS.

Shields:
I’ve seen nothing. Eric has, as has one other foreign teacher.

Dr. G.:
SEEN SOMETHING?
HAS THE MONK COME TO BLESS THE BUILDING?

Shield:
Eric (American teacher)has twice seen a ‘shape’ going down the stairs, and once seen an ‘orb’ in my place. Another teacher saw the figure or a man at the foot of her bed, shaking her leg and saying, ‘It’s your turn’.

Dr. G.:
THEN YOU WILL KNOW WHETHER OR NOT IT IS A DEMON SPIRIT OR GHOST — DEPARTED HUMAN OR NEVER BEEN HUMAN.
ZANDER JUST GOT CHILLS WHEN I READ WHAT YOU WROTE TO HIM. THAT IS INTENSE, HE SAYS.
YOUR TURN FOR WHAT?
GHOSTLY SHAPE?

Shields:
No, at the moment I am going on the logic that the more I pay attention to it, the more active it will be.

Dr. G.:
FIGURE OF A MAN – WOMAN?

Shields:
Just a sort of ‘corner of eye’ type thing.

Dr. G.:
HUMAN GHOST THAT WANTS ATTENTION, HE SAYS.

Shields:
Yes – the attention thing. If we call in monks etc, the ‘thing’ knows we are bothered by it. Don’t pay overt attention and maybe it will just sod off.
Eric saw the ‘orb’ when he was saying a Buddhist mantra. Said it was like a ball of light that seemed to be trying to flee him.

Dr. G.:
WHO SAID IT WILL SOD OFF? THE MONK? HE WILL NOT COME IN OR HAS NOT BEEN INVITED TO COME?

Shields:
No – I don’t want to invite him at this point. I’m kind of ok with it at the moment, so why let ‘it’ know that I am bothered enough to act on it.
Invite ‘him’ being the monk, not ghosty.

Dr. G.:
ZANDER DOES NOT AGREE.
DO WHAT YOU WISH, BUT IF YOU THINK THE ENTITY IS OUT TO CAUSE TROUBLE, YOU SHOULD BE SAFE AND CALL AN EXORCIST.

Shields:
Ghosty has backed off recently. Don’t know how much Zander knows, but a lot of negative crap has been going off here recently. Lots of research says these ‘beings’ thrive on negative energy. Let’s just see how things go……

Dr. G.:
YES YES.
ESPECIALLY A DEMON . . .

Shields:
I’m not knocking what you are saying at all, Zander.

Dr. G.:
SPIRIT THAT WAS NEVER A HUMAN THRIVE ON NEGATIVE ENERGY. THEY ARE LIKE VAMPYRS.

Shields:
Yeah, so if I can get this thing to bugger off on my own account (no monks), might make me feel a bit good, might increase the positve energy…..

Dr. G.:
HOW WILL YOU KNOW THAT IT IS GONE?
BRING IN A SENSITIVE, HE SAYS.

Shield:
Time, I guess. I didn’t offend you, Zander, did I? I really am not belittling what you say.
I haven’t offended him, have I? I really didn’t mean it if so.

Dr. G.:
HE SAYS HE IS TERRIBLY OFFENDED. NO. WHY WOULD HE BE OFFENDED?

Shields:
I wasn’t knocking the monk idea.

Dr. G.:
HE KNOWS.
10:32 PM
HAVE WE BEEN CUT OFF?