Most o’ the time, the people tryin’ those things ain’t really takin’ it seriously. E’en Abraham Lincoln tried ’em, didja know that? An’ here’s the problem with it: people tend t’ overrule gut instinct with logic. If they already ain’t predisposed t’ seein’ ghosts – ’cause skeptics’re skeptical because they haven’t personally seen this shit – they’re NOT gonna run a functional séance. I w’s asked about talkin’ through animals awhile back, an’ I told you guys about reasonin’ yourself into a corner. That applies here, too.
But o’ course, there’re actual spiritual mediums an’ people out there that search for us. That’s how I get t’ write t’ you, as a matter o’ fact. Not all o’ them do the whole séance bit, but when they do, th’ shit works. Usually they’re tryin’ t’ channel certain ghosts. Some o’ those spirits they wanna channel already moved on so they’re shootin’ blanks. That’s a prime time for someone like me t’ crash the party like you say. Problem is, these people don’t know my family an’ no one I know does that kinda thing, so there ain’t really a point to it.
M’ daughter Ellie c’n sometimes see me – or at least I think she does, or feels somethin’ or whatever – but ever’one else is too busy with real world worries. Try sayin’ that five times fast. Anyway, when I try t’ talk t’ Ellie it takes a lot outta me an’ I don’t know what gets through t’ her, so somethin’ like a séance’d probably take a lotta energy too. Oh, and Ouija boards are a kind o’ informal séance too. That kinda thing is more popular than what we think of when we say “séance,” but a lotta people do what th’ old commercials used t’ say: “You’re pushing it!” “No, you’re pushing it!” After all, it’s sold as a board game that religious parents flip their shit over. But how d’ya think all the holy men spoke t’ their gods throughout all o’ time, huh? Channelin’ th’ divine. That’s a séance, even if it’s packaged as a “religious experience.”
Anyway, yeah, séances can work but nah, I don’t really see a point t’ jackin’ with ’em.