George Washington (1732-1799), for instance, was between 6’1 and 6”2 as was Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was nearly 6’4 and if you want to go back further than these men, then we can go back to Sir William Wallace who lived from 1272-1305. He was reported to be well over 6’ tall as well. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard (1680-1718) was well over 6’ tall as well. The Timucua Indians, who were known to be very tall, even documented at 6’7 in height. I personally experienced a spirit of a Timucua Indian warrior and he was taller than my door frame at my old apartment which was reportedly built on an Indian burial ground.
Another reason some spirits from so long ago appear to be taller than expected is because of their self-worth or opinion of themselves. It is a proven fact that people who had high opinions of themselves or were confident in life may appear to stand taller or be more attractive in their afterlives. Others who had little or low self-esteem may appear smaller or even as a blob or mass of nothing.
Leading parapsychologists have thought this for years. Spirits who thought there were bad asses in life may appear to be a bad ass in death. It is interesting how we can control some things when we are in limbo or on the other side.
Another reason some spirits may be only seen as a black mass, dark shadows, or masses is because they don’t have the strength to materialize any further than that. It doesn’t mean they are evil or demonic. They just might not have the energy to be any more than that.
Now, getting back to the height topic, another less scientific fact is because of newer buildings or remodeled old one. Residual energy doesn’t see change in locations and frankly doesn’t care because they are just residual energy. They are like a video look that keeps replaying itself over and over whether anyone is there or not.
If a spirit from the 1600s is still haunting a location where it once lived and its home is no longer there, the new structure could be higher off the ground than the one that once stood here. This could make the spirit appear shorter because the floor is higher or vice versa if the building is lower than the one before. This could also be why you may see a spirit from the knees up.
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