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Do I know for a fact what they say happened really did transpire?

“Do I know for a fact that what they say happened really did transpire? In a word, no. I have ambled in after the fact, recorded their takes on the events and pass the stories along to you the reader. Does this make the story any less interesting or any less credible? I trust it does not. My purpose has never been to ‘prove’ the credibility or lack thereof of the people I’ve written about. I am telling their stories in what I hope is an interesting way and then assuming the readers will want to make up their own minds about each story… What I do like to do is tell stories. And if readers want to believe them, that’s fine. If they don’t, that’s alright, too.”

–Michael Norman, Haunted Heritage (2002)

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Comments

  1. People will believe only what they want to believe, no more. It’s like the old saying, don’t confuse me with facts. my mind’s made up. They will change only when they are ready for a change. To give them an experience they are not ready for might tip their mental balance.

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