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SUICIDE & GHOSTS (Prince Edward Viaduct) - A case study from the OCPRS, Toronto, Canada.

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Published on Oct 17, 2011

WARNING:

Due to the subject of the paranormal and suicide, this video is not recommended for young audiences.

Among those who believe in ghosts, there are many theories attempting to explain why the spirits of the dead haunt or wander the world of the living. A violent and tragic death - such as suicide - is often believed to lead a soul to become trapped or bound to the physical world.

In this video, seven days worth of field work has been condensed to share the OCPRS study on suicide and ghosts. The conclusions of the investigation suggest that the connection between suicide and ghosts is simply a wide-spread superstition. Nothing paranormal was discovered at a location which should have yielded some evidence if the belief between ghosts and suicide was indeed true. The Investigation took place at the Prince Edward Viaduct.

The Prince Edward Viaduct -- or Bloor Street Viaduct -- was constructed from 1915 to 1918. Designed by architect, Edmund W. Burke, the bridge connects Bloor street with Danforth Ave. The bridge provides mass transit movement for automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, and subway trains. Once a great accomplishment for the City of Toronto, the Prince Edward Viaduct soon took on a more infamous reputation. Ever since the completion of its construction up until 2003 there have been nearly 500 suicides at the bridge. The Prince Edward Viaduct gained notoriety as the "Suicide Bridge." With the ever increasing amounts of suicide taking place there, a decision was made to erect a suicide barrier that is now known as the "Luminous Veil." Interestingly, there are no known reports identifying the Prince Edward Viaduct as having any sort of paranormal activity.

While the OCPRS does not believe in non-Christian beliefs like the one explored here in the video (or on the blog), there are some considerations stemming from the Church which do recognize a relationship between suicide and the afterlife. The difference between the Church and the non-Christian view on suicide is significant in terms of spirituality. Besides this point, the common ground (religious or otherwise) is that suicide is a serious issue and as can be seen here, penetrates not only the social fabric of secular society, but the subject finds itself within the scope of the paranormal.

For more information about Suicide & Ghosts, please visit the OCPRS blog: http://ocprstoronto.wordpress.com/

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