I truly believe that things happen at times when you need them. As I say I was very sceptical and still am in the sense of going beyond the facts of an even (speculation is good of course but I won't be drawn into forming any kind of belief system around events that happen).
Here is an example:
When my (ex) wife and I first came to our forest block (see my pics thread) straight away I felt a presence but being at that time an atheist (that period of my life lasted all of 3months) was dismissive but told susan, while inspecting the entrance to one of the mines, that out of my peripheral vision i could see an old short stocky man with a rope belt who was smiling and nodding as I spoke. Anyway to cut things short Susan went to a tarot reader who said that susan had bought a presence with her an old man just as I'd described. (of course this could have been thought transference as explained by Jung) but I doubt it in light of later events.
Now Susan is practically unique in that she is highly intelligent and never gives a psychic or tarot reader any clues to hook onto (her rural Yorkshire genes made her mentally very tough - I'd hate to be interrogating her or giving her a reading). The reader said Susan should ask him questions which she did.
He answered that his name was Jack and that he was our neighbour and lived near an orange grove in a field of yellow flowers. Now that sounded impossible in our section of Tanja State Forest.
Knowing I'd “take the piss” Susan never said a word of any of this to me. A few months later we went for a hike and came to clearing filled with yellow flowers and old orange trees. There were also the remains of a stone chimney and a recently demolished old cabin.
OK later I meet the current owner a big ex army commando Rob who gives me his business card. The card went missing from my pick-up. I couldn't find it any where and got stressed about it. When I left for work Susan talked to Jack and said he should put back all the things he'd taken because it was causing trouble. Well I got to the job and the card suddenly appeared on the dash of my car where I'd left it.
When I got home I held up the card saying to Susan”this is impossible!” ... Susan took me by the hand , sat me down and told me about Jack (the friendly ghost lol ..oops). OK Next trip down there (450k south of Sydney) with me promising to be good and not stir up Jack. The sun was setting, I had the campfire and bbq going ready for a night under the stars and as I put the sausages on the bbq I called out top Susan “PUT ONE ON FOR JACK SHALL I?” well at that the sausage rose off the barby and did a loop to my right and disappeared (i have very fast reactions but couldn't catch it). Well I'm not tight but I had us searching everywhere for that sausage. When we went to bed I thought well, I saw that but It doesn't prove much and a night creature will eat it anyway. The next day i pulled the hibashi apart and at the bottom was the sausage. Somehow it went though solid cast iron.
That night marked the beginning of a wonderful journey into the unknown.