Welcome to another edition of "8 Questions with....." an ongoing interview series with the fine folks who are on my MySpace page.
The occult. Ghost Hunters. Spirits. Haunted houses. "I see dead people."
The supernatural or paranormal world is vastly popular right now. You have tons of folks who are certified "ghost hunters" or "psychics" or "mediums",each one of them claiming to have otherworld connections in the beyond. But quite honestly,all they are mostly practice is the occult version of Christian preachers,you know...the ones who guarantee "miracles" at a drop of a hat,who preach wealth over salvation,who cry at Dafur while flying on private jets all around the world.
Anyone who truly understands what a paranormal event is rarely talks about it.
Its not a happy event,no one sees a loved one,no spirit is captured on mere film unless its a full blown possession. People who experience poltergeist events will tell you to even think about encouraging contact is about as fool hardy as one can it.
Bill Bean and his family went thru much worse then mere bumps with a low level demon,they were attacked through and through in one of most extreme cases I have ever read about. Manifestations plagued his family for years causing much heartache,death and terror.
What Bill didnít know at his young age was a family member was involved in witchcraft and was dabbling with forces that no human should ever willing triffle with. The was a gateway for what was to come,starting when the Bean family moved into a new home in 1970. For many years the family was attacked on all sides...and a lot of the family never made it from the house intact.
Bill Bean wrote his story in a book called "Dark Force". The Discovery Channel featured his story in a episode of "A Haunting". But Hollywood being Hollywood,they severely distorted his tale. I wasnít surprised at this because true paranormal events just canít be accepted for what they truly are...a work of the devil.
What I admire about Bill is his honesty,knowing and accepting what happened to his family was a result of another lovedís foolish and insane actions takes courage. According to Bill,he now lives a Christian life and is very happy. He and I both agreed that while we have many friends who claim to be ghost hunters and psychics (and we may lose them as pals because of this interview),we both as well if they folks really truly were able to see what they were really chasing,they would run the other way as fast their feet would take them.
We have a swag alert here.....the 15th and 25th person who leaves a worthwhile comment will win a signed copy of Bill Beanís book "Dark Force".
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And now,8 Questions with.........writer Bill Bean.
1.What caused your family to be attacked?
I believe that my motherís side of the family has a generational curse. I believe that my mom had an evil entity attach to her in her younger years as well. The family has been plagued with tragedy and hardships for many years. I truly believe that the evil attached to my family and my mother, led us to the Glen Burnie house. Furthermore, I believe that the house and area are very evil too. So you have a two-pronged plan of attack against us.
Were any of your known family witches or warlocks,or had dabbled in the occult?
I can tell you that witchcraft was practiced by someone in our family [not by my father, mother,sister, brother or I].
In your opinion,define what a "ghost" is to you.
I truly donít know ! Maybe Itís a psychic imprint, like a DVD that loops over and over. I donít know and I truly donít want to know. Iím not into horror films or paranormal shows. I canít even watch my own show through Itís entirety.
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." -2nd Corinthians 11:13,14
We must be very careful when searching for ghosts, because I wouldnít wish some of my experiences on anyone. Satan is very real and is the original salesman. He can lead us down the wrong road in a hurry. Iím not judging or criticizing the paranormal community, but my advice is to be very cautious when looking for these things.
How many folks have you met that have claimed a supernatural event...
Quite a few !
What is your opinion of the "ghost hunter" industry?
Not a very good one. These shows [SHOWS !] are so glamourized.people are going out imitating some of these folks. I always say, you donít want to experience some of the things that I have. This is not a cool club to belong to trust me. I was once offered $50,000 to return to my old house for ten days. This was going to be a segment for a reality show. They wanted to send the current family away on a vacation and film me for ten days in the house. I turned it down flat ! Thats my point Michael, how insensitive can these people be ? No thought about the ramifications of me being back in that enviroment where some of my worst memories and experiences took place. I may be on another paranormal show and may even have a movie made about all of this, but I will never allow my story to be glamourized!
How did your story come to be told on "A Haunting"?
A producer from their show contacted me in December 2005. I spent many hours relaying my story and information to him. A good bit of this information never made it into the show and some of the content was altered. I was very disappointed by that, but Iím grateful to New Dominion Pictures and Discovery Channel for airing it. My book is accurate to the best of my recollections and my family members recollections. Itís painfully true,Michael.
Do you believe in haunted houses?
Based on my experiences, I can believe anything !
Do you feel the rise of demonic attacks is because the lack of true Christianity in America?
Absolutely ! We are being led away from GOD and the "enemy" slides right in on us.
Whats the difference between a poltergeist event and what your family went through? I donít know much about Poltergeist, but I do know that what we experienced in that house was pure evil, that was set on destroying us. I also know that I have been attacked by demonic forces since moving from that house. Iíve had a plethora of experiences, including the above mentioned.
Some people are skeptics,what proof could you share with them about this event?
I donít have proof as far as documentation [I do have some bizzare photos taken in that house], but I canít quantify this to satisfy the skeptics. However, I do have several people who would sign a sworn afidavit describing their experiences in that house. To the skeptic, no proof will be good enough. To the believer, no proof is required. Itís a good approach to be skeptical, but not when it comes to the point of slandering or automatically discounting peopleís experiences.
What is your life like now?
I have been blessed far more than I have been cursed. GOD truly has delivered me from evil. This does not mean that the battle is over and my life is hunky dory, because I still battle evil at times. Itís my faith in GOD that helps protect me from evil.
What made you decide to write "Dark Force"?
I feel that GOD called me to share my story in hopes of helping others out there.
Which of your MySpace Friends will comment first on this interview?
Probably my sister Patti.
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