Winterland spirits and the earthbound, like the people they were before they died, will lie to anyone who will listen in order to advance their own narcissistic ends. Their intentions are to inflate their own egos and amuse themselves at the expense of those who they can obsess or oppress. Like Wilson Van Dusen said, many of them are like the drunken bums at a bar, or the drunks who are sleeping it off in the alley. After a while, it becomes obvious that their outrageous stories are simply lies.
Ignorance and character defects are not limited to the spirits who are earthbound or those confined in the Winterlands. Many of the spirits that find it easiest to communicate with psychics reside on the lower levels of the Summerlands. The spirits in the lower Summerlands may be good natured and well intentioned, but they still retain their earthly misconceptions, and most importantly, their earthly ignorance of the real nature of the realm they occupy.
These less advanced, but essentially good natured spirits in the lower Summerlands might innocently convey misleading, or blatantly false information to the psychics who channel them simply because they have retained their earthly beliefs in spiritual doctrines and conspiracy theories. It must be remembered that no one who dies and finds himself in the realm of Spirit gains any immediate revelations about the nature of the universe except for the knowledge that death is not the end of his or her existence. The life review gives the newly released spirit insight into its own shortcomings and allows it to direct its efforts toward self-improvement, but it does not convey new knowledge or any more than a hint of what this spirit will learn in its future spiritual journey.
The lower Summerlands contain many spirits who were well educated and accomplished during their earthly lives, but who are still bound to the lower Summerlands by their sense of self-importance and other personality flaws. When they find a psychic willing to channel them, they sincerely want to help the living, but still convey a lot of rubbish along with other more reasonable information. It can be easy to believe their bloviating, which is why all channeled information should be taken with a grain of salt!
As a rule, entities that reside in the celestial planes above the summerlands do not communicate with living people. They are too disconnected from the earth they left behind long ago and too busy with larger affairs to bother. This is an axiom confirmed by a number of trusted sources including Frederick Myers, William James and Stainton Moses. That’s a good reason not to trust spiritual communicators who claim they are from higher spheres.