Are ghosts real
Are ghosts real? Some say they are, while others totally disagree
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Who are we to say what is real or not when tons of people all over the world claim to have paranormal experiences. When all across the cultures, there are legends/myths of a sort of supernatural being.
My opinion is that we as humans, will never find out or agree if ghosts are real but for myself, I chose to believe in it. Because, many people have had their own sort of paranormal experiences and we can't shove them aside and say that they are lying because we don't want to believe in it.
Who are we to say what is real or not when tons of people all over the world claim to have paranormal experiences.
It is true it is safer not to speak in definite terms when it comes to the nonexistence of something. But considering none of these experiences have ever been recreated a controlled setting and in fact do not usually stand up to critical scrutiny, and there is a more probable, rational explanation for the human tendency to see ghosts, it puzzles me why people would not choose to err on the side of logic.
When all across the cultures, there are legends/myths of a sort of supernatural being.
These cultures all have very different ideas of what ghosts are, how they come into being, what they look like and what they are capable of. The fact that almost everything about ghosts is incredibly subjective based on geography seems like pretty good evidence to their nonexistence.
Because, many people have had their own sort of paranormal experiences and we can't shove them aside and say that they are lying because we don't want to believe in it.
Humans have naturally suspicious minds. We retain the tendency to see something where there is nothing, because that is safer than seeing nothing where there is something. Plenty of these people genuinely believe they had a paranormal experience, but in reality, they were influenced by fear, the power of suggestion, or groupthink. It is very possible for the memories of your own experiences to be very distorted without you realizing it. It doesn't mean everyone who claims to have a paranormal experience is crazy or a liar, it means they have an average brain with an overactive imagination.
Also, yes, lots of them are probably lying. Do not lose sight of the fact that every single one of these experiences is secondhand; they are quite likely to be omitting or embellishing, purposefully or not. Take the story of a slightly creepy coincidence, pass it through a couple of superstitious people who love a good scare, and you have a fantastic ghost story.
They may have different ideas of what ghosts are but the point is they still have stories of something supernatural. One or two may just a coincidence but if many of them have it, don't you think that there is something more to it?
My family and very close friends have told me that they have had supernatural experiences and I know they wouldn't lie or make up random stories. So that also adds to my belief even though it is not the big reason why I believe in it.
Also, how about things that can't be explained by humans? Things that seem to have more than rational reasoning behind it?
Are ghost real? Ever got a cold chill when it is ninety degrees? Ever had a door shut by itself with no breeze?
I lived in a house that many feared, I have seen some strange things.
Entered the house after being gone several days and smell of perfume took your breath (Nobody claimed to have been there while I was away).
Entered the house and the inside of the door was covered in blood. I figured someone broke a window and entered the house, left by the back door with a bloody hand. No broken windows and nothing was missing. (The Sheriffs office filled out a report)
Entered the house and took off my shoes, had to use the restroom, stepped on a soaking wet rug in the bathroom. Looked around and the toilet paper roll was dripping water from it as it hung there. The sink and tub both bone dry, no signs of water splashed anywhere else.
Those cold chills mentioned, occasional got them.
Dog would bark in the middle of the night as if there was someone just outside the bedroom door. No one ever found.
The light bulbs blow in the house one room at a time, and then the TV went up in smoke.
Leave and come back, one of the rooms I didn't use would have the lights on. This happened several times.
The cleaning lady claimed something kept shutting the lights off on her and brought one of her friends after that.
A neighbor gal mowed the yard and wouldn't mow without bring a friend along. She claimed that while mowing she saw a man dressed in a black long sleeve shirt and pants on a ninety degree day disappear. While on the riding mower she noticed him and turned around at the end of yard and mowed away from him, when she got to the other end and turned toward him he was gone. I lived in the country and one can see for miles, he just vanished. No cars picked him up, just gone. She didn't stick around.
I found a dead coyote leaned against the back door, moved it, and went to bed. The next morning it was leaned against the back door just as it was.
This was a five bedroom house and I resided there alone. Whatever it was that took place there, never really bothered me. I came to expect the unexpected the six years I lived there. A ghost? You decide.
Are ghost real? Ever got a cold chill when it is ninety degrees? Ever had a door shut by itself with no breeze?
Ghosts are sensory pattern heuristics gone awry. For example, when a door shuts we think someone shut it and don't sense changes in pressure that are too subtle for our senses. Some sensory information causes our defense systems to engage that we are not consciously aware of, hairs on the back of the neck for example are a legacy from our early evolution and when the hairs rising would make us appear bigger.
Then there's the suggestibility of the human mind. Someone tells you a house is haunted so you imagine things and are hypersensitive to things that aren't there.
To error is aveske. A qoute that will become famous one day. You only took one example of several, dispute all activity.
Second, this house is a new one built on bare ground. There is no history and the parties involved don't know each other. I am the only one that knows all parties and do not promote the idea of ghost. Please with all your wisdom explain all activity reported by these people. Let me guess you are the only sane person alive.
I believe ghosts are real there are things to support it like at Gettysburg the limestone makes it perfect cause the brain has electromagnetic Waves which are at there at there peak at times of extreme stress and limestone is a good conductor so it is possible for it to store the energy at reproduce it thus ghosts
Well, "evidence" is just something I named at last minute, but I've had personal experiences with spirits, which I just decided to call evidence.
Though there is the 21 grams theory. This theory explains how that when you die, you lose 21 grams. These grams are believed to be the human soul. It is just a theory, however.
We are humans and most humans don't believe in something unless they have seen it,really the only exception is religion. However some humans claim to have seen ghosts, including my uncle. I believe my uncle, i know hes not crazy or a liar, which means that I believe in ghosts. However no one will never know, and therefore, I think that we all shouldn't dwell on it too much or we will just drive ourselves crazy.
Just because you believe in something doesn't make it real. Say for example, I really believe that my orange is purple. My orange is never going to be purple (unless it was genetically modified). It's the same with ghosts. The fact that we believe in ghosts doesn't make it real. We need hard evidence. The hard evidence that my orange is purple is that it's sitting in front of me already geneticall modified.
Many people have the supernatural gift of being able to 'see' or feel the presence of ghosts. Unfortunately also many people do not believe in ghosts and when people claim of seeing one, they think they are lying or they are mad. The reason most give is that there is no proof other than opinions and personal encounters. Well, there is no proof for a lot of things. There is no proof of God, there is no proof of Jesus being divine. And yet people still believe in them. I guess it's the same sort of thing.
It's inaccurate to state that humans are made of "energy" - yes, we have energy, but we get it from food. This raises the question - do/would ghosts need to eat in order to maintain their existence (in other words, stay "alive")? Otherwise they'd use up the energy they already have, just as living humans do. Do you also think other creatures (non-human animals and plants) have souls and turn into ghosts, since every living thing has to have energy in some way or another? Also, while energy cannot technically be 'destroyed,' you're also misconstruing the already-mentioned dilemma of energy being able to be used up. In other words, we have to continue to eat to get our energy replenished.
We're also, of course, still faced with the problem of where ghosts go - if all the beings to ever live still inhabit the earth as energy, the earth would be crammed full of these things.
Moreover, there's no verifiable evidence to suggest that ghosts exist, or evidence to support the notion that consciousness (which is an emergent property of the brain) can be maintained and its personality preserved in the absence of the physical presence of the brain.
"if people can believe in angels and in god,ghosts shouldn't be too hard to believe in." I see your point, but I would say that people shouldn't believe in ANY of those things. It's all myth and superstition. A great book I'd recommend about it is "The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark." The brilliant scientist and critical thinker Carl Sagan eloquently explains the perseverance of paranormal beliefs through history, and why the case for it is much less logical than we would intuitively believe.
logically when we die our energy or "souls" must exist since energy cannot be destroyed
The energy in the human body is a combination of three kinds of energy: chemical energy, heat and electrical energy. Chemical energy is stored in chemical bonds and electrical energy in electric potential differences between the cytoplasm and the intercellular fluid.
Heat is the useless kind of energy. There's not much you can do with it and it will simply dissipate through the air around you. The electrical energy becomes heat when the cells die and they can no longer maintain the potential differences. The only usefull kind is chemical energy. Bugs, bacteria and fungi breaks the bonds down to use the chemical energy for themselves. Some chemical energy remains in terms of bones.
This is what happens to all energy if energy is defined like it is in physics and chemistry.
Sometimes i do believe in ghosts where as other times i belive it is just super natural. Mnay people believe in ghosts like our anceiester and i believe it because i believe in God if there is God there has to be devil is'nt it? and one of my friends had also had such paranormal experiences. To tell the truth i am so dam scared of ghosts even in movies! but i also know there are many people like me who are also afraid. but some shows courage but deep inside him/her there is fear!
I have no idea if ghost are real or not. In my own experience I haven't witness a ghost. But still who am I to make that judgement. There has been millions of reported ghost sighting, but it could have just been a trick of the light. We will never know. So who knows the Earth is a big place anything could happen.
What is real and what is reality? Matter is constituted of 99.9% space and emptiness. At the quantum level reality's rules don't even exist. Do you really believe our own animal senses are 100% accurate at assessing a situation or event factually?
Secondly Ghost could simply be temporary manifestations of parallel universes and parallel universe people. Quirks in the space time continuum.
There are entities that can't be felt or seen or heard. There is TELEPATHY, a system that is naturally in-built and needs no explanation. There is DEJAVU that every human soul has experienced and INTUITIONS exist and you know they do. Human life and this World is bind together with forces which aren't physical. PARAPSYCHOLOGY has proved over and again the existence of such power. So many sciences were never accepted because they don't appear to normal eyes. Paranormal psychology is an evidence to such beings.
It is a possibility that there are powers unknown to human eyes such as Ghosts that exist in the Universe and they should not be ignored only because they are not visible.
And each one of us have had experiences (and it is quite not possible that you haven't) that can't be explained logically and for all that there is parapsychology.
Of course they are! If they aren't, show me your proof. I have heard many cases of ghosts in warehouses and mysterious shadows following people home. I, myself have witnessed many out of this world experiences. If you haven't experienced anything like that then please stop talking.
Some believe they are real, some don't. It depends on what you think.
If they isn't any hard evidence, who's to say that they aren't real or not?
Inferences in the eye may smudge your eyesight, and you get what people believe as ghosts.
Pictures in a camera aren't to be trusted either, it's easy enough with photoshop and light tricks.
Video footage? No. A video can be edited as well.
As of current I am not sure, only because, everyone else from childhood has told me they don't or they do. But I can be wrong. Maybe they do exist. And maybe they don't. How am I supposed to know?
if it is not true..!! then why they call it as a ghost..?
people made them up, for entertainment. in the older days people did not have tv. they made stories. Cinderella is a story, its not real. similarly people made stories related to ghosts and supernatural beings. stories took a new turn here, and kept people engrossed.
There is something, but what it is or what they are is not known.
Would be nice to see the results if scientists with their equipment went in and did every experiment they could think of. Just to prove their existence a fact or a delusion.
Until there is no definitive proof I'll incline toward YES.
I have no obligation to state whether they do or do not exist. I personally believe they do, only because my parents have had encounters with this paranormal world, and I believe them. The realm and physics of ghosts appear complicated and almost unbelievable. However, I am firmly planted in the ground with my belief that ghosts, more or less, are entangled in our human world.
I think ghosts are real because when My mom and my baby sister were staying at my aunts hotel and my mom was in the bathroom looking in the mirror when my mom heard my sister say something and she went out to the room and asked my baby sister what she said and my sister said that she was talking to her friend and my mom thought she was joking and went back into the bathroom but left the door open. Then that’s when my sister said “Hi”. And my mom saw something in the mirror. And she turned around and it was gone. She ran out of the bathroom and she didn't see any thing. She then asked my sister again who she was talking to and she said her friend and pointed to the corner of the room. But there was know one there!!!!!!
they r real that's why.....u can find em......go 2 ghostlab.....ask d members....investigate.....search....
Ghosts are part of the human culture as elements that help us relate to an afterlife, but upon understanding the cycle of life in a scientific way, based on facts, we can no longer consider ghosts as being existent.
The facts are simple, after an animal (/human) dies, he dessintegrate and no supernatural element remains. Only the elements that were part of the entity when it was alive, carbon, oxigen, nitrogen, etc.
ghost and other forms of the paranormal are only figments of our imaginations. Consider for example why what we consider to be scary and horrific only occur in the night. There are no ghosts or paranormal creatures that lure around in the day killing and scaring people. So why do we only see them at night? It's because of our evolutionary ancestors, who hunted and gathered in the day and crowded into caves to protect themselves from various animals at night. There is absolutely no difference between night and day besides the absence of photons yet we as humans always see the night as something to be scared of, and in fact we are partly right because our ancestors had to hide from predators that might be lurking at night.
Who's to say we don't see things that aren't real? I've had a particular experience in my life which has hereto prevented me from denying the slim likelyhood of supernatural phenomena, but regardless I am human, and it is substantially more likely that it was not real than that it was. I've only heard of two other such experiences, one from another member in my family, whom I don't trust, another from 'a friend of a friend'.
This can be explained by such occurences as conditional experiences, group-genetic mutations, and electromagnetic halucination. So, in other words, I'm just crazy. There are no supernatural experiences.
The only ones that don't die alone are schizophrenic.
really? evidence that only you and your family "supposedly" saw is not universal evidence if someone says they have seen no evidence or there is no evidence and really has never seen any evidence then that is absolutly correct to say there is no evidence. evidence are facts (fact:something we KNOW) proving claim "X" to be real, and since he DOESN'T know for a FACT that you saw those things, then to him its NOT evidence. I doubt you saw what you think you saw maybe you did but even if you did its only evidence YOU can see, no-one else so FACTUALLY he is correct. I don't mean to sound hostile I'm just saying.
Yes we would. There are people still convinced that we have never been in space. No moon landing, no launches, just footage made in Hollywood. Even if something is logical to most, there will be someone that believes the opposite. For example those that believe God doesn't exist.
ghosts are creations of one's own mind, you can say them as hallucinations which are created by one's own mind when under pressure. tales of ghosts are mostly heard by single person. whenever a group of people are involved their is always cross cutting in narration of the events of story. all my opponents are requested to verify what i just stated.
Ghosts are nothing more than the hope that there is something beyond death. The reason man dreamed up ghosts is so he would have the belief that when he dies, he doesn't go into a hole in the ground and rot. Of course, various churches soon replaced this idea with their different versions of "heaven", but it is hard to displace the deep-seated belief that no matter what, man will go on after death regardless of his deeds in life with conditional paradises.
I've never seen or felt a ghost, how can I know if they're real? I also have never seen that the earth is actually round, so I don't have certainty about it. But, does it really matters? In the end, if it is or it is not, is a triviality. But people is always trying to share with others their own beliefs, as if they were not convinced of them at all...
NO WAY because you watch so any movies and books that you start thinking things are there but they are just part of your imagination. Also there has been no proof as to whether they exist. When you see the photos of so called 'UFOS' they are just been edited to make a fake image and many of those people you here saying I have been abducted and I remember they cut my arm in these weird letters EYTFDYGJF. they have just done a publicity stunt which earnt them heaps of money and they cut themselves to make it more real.
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Many scientists believe that ghosts are fake, but parapsychologists believe ghosts are real. Spirits are electromagnetic fields. Brain waves can make people see and hear many things. Electromagnetic waves can affect the nervous system. This can cause somebody to hallucinate. The eye can act as a TV screen. Instead of the person taking in images, they are transmitted out.
Another explanation for "ghost sightings" may be that the mind is just trying to "let off a little steam." NASA has shown that the human eyeball has a resonant frequency. There are eighteen cycles a second. The eyeball starts to vibrate in response to infra-sound. This causes a serious smearing of vision. In at least two hauntings low frequency sound may to blame.
People can put, fake ghosts in their pictures. By using a flashlight, a cigarette, a flash pack, and a camera, a person can create the effect of a mysterious light. Turn on the flashlight and walk toward the camera. When you are four to five feet from the camera, turn off the flashlight and light a cigarette. Have a friend set off a flash using the flash pack. Snap the shutter of the camera closed. This will result in a picture with mysterious lights in the background.
In conclusion, there are many explanations for ghost sightings. Some sightings are a result of people playing tricks and others are a result of hallucinations.
Side: GHOSTS ARE NOT REAL
I have never seen one, people often see what they want to see, people also try to rationalize what they think they see as something more than what was actually there. There is no scientific justification for the belief in or description of reality as possibly containing ghosts.
Not in the sense that a dead person's spirit roams the Earth for some kind of unfinished buisiness. I do think (not believe, think) that it is possible that if something terrible happens, a negative 'vibe' of some sort could remain. Sometimes people feel uncomfertable in places where brutal murder happened, even if those people didn't know about what happened. I also don't exclude the genuinity of psychics/mediums, but I don't think they actually communicate with the deceased.
Empty words… Light enough to float far above one’s head.
I watch these words.
Some, the lighter ones, soar. Others drift.
All are meaningless, touching no one.
Always, eventually I forget they are there… accidentally crush them in my palms… for these words are fragile, are made after all, with just the ghost of substance.
These words, I once despised. Oh, how I despised!
These words, once upon a time.