This is my world. It is full of ghosts, demons, bizarre anomalies and impossible survivals. It is a world that most people never see or only have a fleeting glimpse of. I have been immersed into this world for most of my life. Everything in this book is real. It happened to me and to those around me. My name is Raymond Towers and these are my True Tales Of The Weird. Rating: HIGH controversy.
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Greetings, dear reader, and welcome to my nightmares. Well, not exactly my nightmares… Better said, welcome to my reality.
On the one hand, we have the physical world. It can be studied, measured and defined. It is somewhat predictable and sane. On the other hand, we have the spiritual world, which cannot be quantified and which refuses to allow itself to be plotted or mapped or pigeonholed. The spiritual world is nowhere to be seen, and yet it is always around us and even inside of us. Many, many great civilizations have held the belief that the spiritual world goes hand in hand with science and truth.
In modern times, most people don’t come in contact with the spiritual world. Even if they did, they wouldn’t know how to deal with it, as these people cannot grasp something that cannot be grasped, something that can’t be poked with a needle and mounted into a glass-cased collection somewhere for observation and study. These people merely shrug their unconvinced and materialistic shoulders and label people like me as liars or lunatics.
I ask you, who is the real lunatic? The person who closes his or her mind and only listens to what their politicians, scientists and religious leaders, or even worse, their television, claim to be the ultimate truth? Or the person who opens their mind and at least makes an attempt to grasp what is really out there?
Sadly, I must relate that I have comparatively little experience with the positive side of the spiritual world. Of the other end of the equation, however, I can state that I have seen far more than my share of The Dark Side. I have fallen into it and drowned within it. I have reveled in its insanity like a mad drunk. It seems to me that I was cursed from birth, and this black curse has done everything in its power to prevent me from seeking out and gaining knowledge, to torment me in both nightmares and in real life. On several occasions, this darkness has even tried to take my life. Through it all, somehow, and sometimes miraculously, I have survived. These are my true tales of the weird. Read them as fiction, if you’d prefer not to face the truth of the grimmest of realities. If you prefer to have a restful night’s sleep.
Or, if you have the stomach for it, read this book as what it truly is: the truth as I have experienced it. The incidents described herein are or were very real to me, and I have not twisted or otherwise augmented the experiences as I saw them. I have no solid, scientifically provable explanations for any of the following events, although I did have a number of witnesses in nearly every instance. In some cases, through conjecture and research, I have been able to reach certain conclusions and I have noted them after the incidents or tales. A few of the stranger events I have no idea how to rationalize. I would be wasting both your time and mine in trying to do so, so I won’t bother making the attempt.
Enough of this drivel. The presentation is about to begin.