Hearing reports of the unexplained leads to self-tutoring. The tutor reflects about what is true, or real.
In the scientific culture, real means repeatable.
Many reports are available of sightings of cryptids, ghosts, UFOs, etc. In some cases, there is even physical evidence.
If the sightings are discounted, it’s because they aren’t repeatable: you can’t necessarily expect a similar experience if you return to that site.
I have a point of view about that:
Last summer I spent some weeks in Nanaimo, during which time I developed routines. Therefore, people down there could have observed – and even come to expect – me at certain places in Nanaimo, at particular times each weekday. However, I left Nanaimo: now, if you were to try to observe me there at one of those routine times, you’d be unable to repeat the observations you made during those summer weeks. My existence, in Nanaimo, faces scientific doubt.
It might be very difficult to prove I was ever in Nanaimo. So far as I recall, my wife paid for everything, so likely no credit card receipts place me there. All you’d have are witness accounts – people who recall seeing me there, including my wife.
Witness accounts are often mistrusted, however, when it comes to alien or sasquatch sightings, etc. Therefore, was I ever in Nanaimo? (Of course I was, but once again, that’s just my own account:)
I’ll be posting more about points of view on what’s real.
Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.