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Indigo Children See The Future
Status: New Age Mumbo Jumbo
Indigo Children is a new-age term for children whose aura is indigo colored. These are the kids whom medical science would diagnose as being hyperactive or having ADD (and many lay people might diagnose as spoiled brats). But according to the indigo-child theory, these are actually children with very special powers. Nancy Ann Tappe, the psychic who first described the concept, says that Indigo Children are "souls with an evolved consciousness who have come here to help change the vibrations of our lives and create one land, one globe and one species. They are our bridge to the future." The Skeptic's Dictionary has some good info on the subject.

According to an article from the Orange-County Register, one of the powers being attributed to Indigo Children is the ability to see the future. Take this example:

When Carolyn Kaufman was getting her daughter, Ariel Carreno, ready to go, Ariel had an unusual request.
"Mom, we need to take an orange," Ariel said.
"Why?" Carolyn asked. Carolyn explained that this was a pizza party, and that an orange would probably be out of place.But when Ariel insisted, Carolyn grabbed an orange and took it to the party... So Ariel carried her orange into Chuck E. Cheese. The party went just as planned. The kids ate pizza. The kids played games. The parents endured the noise. Then, the birthday girl asked for the strangest thing. An orange.


Wow! The kid brought an orange to a party. Try to explain that, skeptics! Carolyn Kaufman also offers an example about her sony Tomy:

After fights with his sister over what to watch on TV, Tomy has broken five VCRs in the family home using only his energy force, Kaufman said. In some families, kids might get grounded for breaking expensive electronics. Not in Kaufman's house.

I'm sensing it would be great to be a kid in the Kaufman house. You could get away with anything. "It wasn't my fault, Mom. It was my energy force."
Categories: Future/Time, Psychology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Dec 13, 2005
Comments (141)
You guys are just agry. Peole bash what they dont know becuase they are jealous. im one of those indago children and you think your trying to say its easy being one and we're fake!
Posted by ross  in  new jersey  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  12:41 PM
Ross said:

"You guys are just agry. Peole bash what they dont know becuase they are jealous. im one of those indago children and you think your trying to say its easy being one and we're fake!"

Well, thanks to Ross, we now know that being "indigo" doesn't mean that you have superior literacy skills.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  03:52 PM
"When Carolyn Kaufman was getting her daughter, Ariel Carreno, ready to go, Ariel had an unusual request.
"Mom, we need to take an orange," Ariel said.
"Why?" Carolyn asked. Carolyn explained that this was a pizza party, and that an orange would probably be out of place.But when Ariel insisted, Carolyn grabbed an orange and took it to the party... So Ariel carried her orange into Chuck E. Cheese. The party went just as planned. The kids ate pizza. The kids played games. The parents endured the noise. Then, the birthday girl asked for the strangest thing. An orange."

WOW! WOW! WOW!
Posted by Gela  on  Wed Jul 23, 2008  at  02:49 AM
That is an AMAZING story. As we know, no child in the history of the world has ever asked for a piece of fruit. Clearly, something supernatural was involved here.

Also, there's NO way that Child A happened to know that Child B was fond of oranges. I mean, that would just be IMPOSSIBLE, so the whole "Indigo" thing is the only possible explanation. Clearly.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Jul 23, 2008  at  02:57 AM
Indigos are known as people with higher spiritual awareness. In contrary to popular beliefs, they're selfless, and willing to sacrifice for others.

By that alone, you can already imagine that they will have a painful life. Nobody can really understand them unless among themselves.

I don't understand why some people think the brats with behavioral problems are the same. I can't really speculate, gotta ask the New Agers about that.

Supernatural is also real, read the Holy Bible, for Jesus was real, not just he healed and casted demons out. He also taught His disciples to do that.

If any of you think this is hoax, consult with the nearest church. They'll speak better than me.

In a few Asian countries (especially south east), some sects still practise psychic development. And obviously they don't write blogs.

So, I think we should separate between "psychic" and "Indigo". Not all who have psychic ability are Indigos, and vice versa. Haven't heard any of them carry crystal ball around so far.

Although most/all Indigos are attracted to psychic development, not all of them pursue that path. Nevertheless, their lives will be full of unexplainable chain of miracles. ^_^;

I don't care if they think that they came from other planet to save the earth. If they think so, I'll simply say: you're here because of love, and you made your choice already, it's too late to go back anyway. (^o^)V

Indigo or not, they've to work together as the next generation to inherit this beautiful place anyway (hopefully before we suck everything dry).

Oh, about Dec 21, 2012. It's just another sunny day. \(^o^)/
Posted by Whatever  in  Wherever  on  Mon Aug 04, 2008  at  12:16 AM
Whatever said:

"Indigos are known as people with higher spiritual awareness. In contrary to popular beliefs, they're selfless, and willing to sacrifice for others."

Known by whom? Can you prove that "Indigos" even exist? I doubt it.

"Supernatural is also real, read the Holy Bible, for Jesus was real, not just he healed and casted demons out. He also taught His disciples to do that."

What evidence do you have that PROVES that Jesus existed? No, the Bible does NOT constitute "proof." It's a book of fairy tales, none of which has any basis in reality.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon Aug 04, 2008  at  02:32 AM
I still havn't seen any sort of proof for this except children behaving badly which could be chalked up to the fact that parents don't spend us much time with their children, children now a days tend to be spoiled and as far as the ADD aspect is concerned well the pharmacuticals have to make a profit somehow. It just seems kind of silly to me.
Posted by Oldsoul  in  Baltimore  on  Wed Aug 20, 2008  at  04:05 PM
wow! I think my sister has indigo powers because she was always bigger and stronger than me and im older than her!
Posted by Amanda  on  Thu Nov 06, 2008  at  10:52 PM
Amanda said:

"wow! I think my sister has indigo powers because she was always bigger and stronger than me and im older than her!"

Yup, that's gotta be it! I mean, there's no variation in human physique even among siblings, right?

Can you sense me rolling my eyes right now?
Posted by Cranky Media Gu  on  Fri Nov 07, 2008  at  02:57 AM
re: ASHLEY POMEROY'S comment.
"If this child has special powers, and he was fighting with his sister, why didn't he just wish her into the cornfield? Perhaps these Indigo Children are actually a menace to humanity, and should be blown up as in "Village of the Damned".

I very much do not like to say things like that but you Ash have something bad coming.
Not only that you don't get it and therefore should rather keep your STUPID for yourself but you actually do wish harm. BADBADBAD.
It is not important who she or he is. LET THEM BE. You are "rotten" inside. Start doing something about it.
Posted by kat  on  Mon Dec 01, 2008  at  11:18 AM
I temporarily disable electronic equipment if I am touching it while I'm angry. For example if i am grounded I could walk up and lightly tap the computer monitor only to have it crash. My parents are furious...they don't know why.
Posted by OS  in  Here In My Head  on  Wed Dec 03, 2008  at  03:19 AM
OS said:

"I temporarily disable electronic equipment if I am touching it while I'm angry. For example if i am grounded I could walk up and lightly tap the computer monitor only to have it crash."

Dear Os:

Prove it. Until then, I'm not buying your story.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Dec 03, 2008  at  03:39 AM
OS, that's not because you can disable electronic equipment, that's because you're using Windows ME. Maybe it's time to upgrade!
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Wed Dec 03, 2008  at  08:58 AM
ok know ive been found to be a indigo child and i share the qulities of being one i see some what of the future and ihave dreams of fighting demons and evil spirits and i think the devil himself even though i never stay asleep lond enough to find out the results and its like i see creatures and spirits that that know body can see untill i met my little cousin and i hear voices saying your time has come im comming for u and you are mind i allso know i have some type of duty on earth befor i leave this planet but i cant seem to figure it out all the way and also i have this idea that there another high force and between the devil and God somthings not right and im wondering if indigos are gods children the why do i go through this i know im a warior of some type and i know i was ment for good but y am i the only other one like me besides my cousin my first name is in the bible my last name king my name its self is the sir name of jesus and josph and my last name king speaks for its self
Posted by justus  in  germantown  on  Mon Dec 08, 2008  at  03:27 PM
i have to agree with raven for i am and indigo mysef with that logic stuff its true there is more to things that uyou would think and i have a nologize of know a whole lot that would confuse yall
Posted by justus  in  germantown  on  Mon Dec 08, 2008  at  03:32 PM
Why do many of these "indigo children" have such awful spelling?
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Mon Dec 08, 2008  at  03:35 PM
"You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion."
- L. Ron Hubbard
Posted by Sukram Reittort  on  Wed Dec 24, 2008  at  12:00 PM
Just for all you people who dont believe in Indigos. I Understand you can say what you like. Fine, but other people believe in indigos I do and people commenting on this site. So you dont know they are not real. research cant prove anything, people can though.
Posted by BrokenEyes.x  on  Sun Jan 04, 2009  at  07:54 AM
No, research can't prove anything. It didn't prove that the world wasn't flat, that the sun revolved around the earth, and that flies aren't born from rotten meat. The people in those situations were right, of course. The world is flat, the sun revolves around us, and flies pop out of dead meat.

Just because other people believe in indigos doesn't mean that they're real, it just means you're all deluded.
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Sun Jan 04, 2009  at  08:44 AM
BrokenEyes said:

"research cant prove anything, people can though."

Huh? That isn't a serious comment, is it?

Exacly who do you think conducts research? HINT: it's people.

In the absence of research, all we would have is guessing. Since you reject research, whether or ot you realize it, you're admitting that you're just guessing about "indigos."

Why should we take your guesswork seriously?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sun Jan 04, 2009  at  03:39 PM
Look I'm sorry okay, some people believe in them some don't and yes research can prove things. But it all comes down to peoples thoughts and ideas and if you dont believe me fine but i dont want to be aganist you. (whats the point looking at what it says above if you don't believe in indigo's??
Posted by BrokenEyes.x  on  Sun Jan 04, 2009  at  04:17 PM
I must confess recent years I did wonder about Indigo Children. I'd research and find it all very interesting if it was true. Although the copypasta of the 'traits' did raise my eyebrows a bit.

But one fateful day I discovered the Dallas newspaper article on Indigo Children and the whole "I'm the Avatar!" quote had me rolling around with laughter. (Avatar is a brilliant show BTW)

I do frequent some forums on Paranormal and I can tell you as soon as anyone posts a topic mentioning Indigo children there is a metaphorical dogpile of badly written posts each clamouring that "Liek omgz im a inigo child to and i liek takl with mi angles and cn reed mines".

Yes, I have my own views on the paranormal- that some things a worth a second look at. But Indigo Children? Oh god please stop with this bull.
Posted by Urist McDwarfy  in  Dorf Fortress  on  Thu Jan 22, 2009  at  02:04 AM
Oh come on. The only one to reply is a spam bot?
Posted by Urist McDwarfy  in  Dorf Fortress  on  Tue Feb 24, 2009  at  05:29 PM
BrokenEyes said:

"Look I'm sorry okay, some people believe in them some don't and yes research can prove things. But it all comes down to peoples thoughts and ideas and if you dont believe me fine but i dont want to be aganist you. (whats the point looking at what it says above if you don't believe in indigo's??"

When I attempt to boil down what you said there, what I get is, "I believe in certain things, including Indigo children, not because there's any evidence that they actually exist, but because I just WANT TO."

There are a great many things in this world that I'd LIKE to believe in, but if the evidence doesn't support their existance, why should I waste my intellect on them?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Feb 24, 2009  at  06:22 PM
Look around you there's indigo children amongst us!

Look around you there's indigo children amongst us!!!!

Maybe you'll see one sittin in the rain at some sidewalk cafe;
with half of their wet cigarette in the ashtry..

they just want to find a lost soul to save..

Are you a lost soul tryin to find a road that's paved?

Keep faith in your suitcase, pack your beliefs...

Indigo children exist, I've even seen some sleep!

I love this fucking country...
Posted by kEeBzLuR  on  Tue Feb 24, 2009  at  11:15 PM
Cranky Media Guy is right; If you can't measure it, detect the particles that propagate it, mathematically define its behaviour, manipulate it with a device and have observable and repeatable results of its cation, then it does not exist.

Just like love.
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  AUckland New Zealand  on  Wed Feb 25, 2009  at  02:34 AM
Oooh, snarky, D.F.

The difference between love and "indigo" is that the former is an emotion and the latter is claimed to be an observable phenomenon. Funnily enough, scientists have actually seen a change in brain activity when a person thinks about someone they love.

Auras, on the other hand, like fairies, can apparently only be seen by those who believe in them. Please don't bring up Kirlian photography; it's been dealt with already in this thread.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Feb 25, 2009  at  03:03 AM
Cranky, you can see a chnage in brain activity simply by speaking to someone when they are being monitored - Your 'proof' is absolutely ridiculous and makes even less sense than the Indigo claims.

There is no such thing as love - Emotions are utterly irrational and therefore nonexistent, simply random chemical imbalances in the body.

I doubt the existence of Indigos, but there are simpel exoperiment sto determine their claims . . . Love however cannot be tested and therefore is far and away less likely to exist.
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Wed Feb 25, 2009  at  05:22 AM
D.F. your arguments are flawed. They were looking for specific changes in the brain. Here's an interesting article about the study:
http://wbztv.com/health/love.head.heart.2.932987.html
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Wed Feb 25, 2009  at  09:21 AM
A news article description of a scientific study is always a poor way to review the study, but even so . . .

Firstly, the test subjects were those people who were 'in love' or 'recently heartbroken'. In my misspent youth studying biology, the one thing that was important was measuring the state of test subjects; There were vast lists of procedures to determine isf an organism was alive, something most laypeople would describe as 'f&^%*ing obvious'. I note NO repeat NO mention of the criteria that was used to determine the state of these people apart from what they 'felt' or 'believed' about their emotional state ( Does that remind you of someone? Some people of a certain "colour" which is how all this started? smile )which is a serious flaw to the study; And it underlines my point that this so-called state of being cannot be measured objectively by instrumentation. Reality is waht can be determined by equipment, not by the subjective opinion of flawed human beings as I know all too well.

The brain loop circuit the study notes is probably just some reflex involved with the activities associated with sexual behaviour, rather than the airy-fairy emotional repsonse you seem so determined to waste your intellect upon.

In conclusion, Cranky, you appear to be falling for a similar delusion as the Indigos - Rather like the old Szardi ( sp?) test for mental illness, where the patient supposedly responded most strongly to a picture of someone with the same symptoms - And to regrettably quote the Bible, you should look to the log in your own eye before trying to remove the splinter form your neighbour's eye.
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Wed Feb 25, 2009  at  04:57 PM
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