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Why People Believe in Ghosts

Sometimes people believe in things that make no sense to others.

Sometimes, the things that people believe in make little sense to others. Scientists have difficulty understanding how certain people could possibly believe that the world could have been created in 7 days. Conversely, many Christians simply don’t understand how so many people in the world are blind to the truth, “how is it possible that all the proof is there, but people just don’t see it?”, is a common question heard from both sides of the spectrum. One of the things that most of the people I have ever talked to about this topic claim to believe in is; the existence of ghosts. All over the internet there is “proof” of ghosts existing, which causes scientists to bang their head up against the wall and again ask the question, “Why do people believe it?” Indeed, why do people believe strange, off the wall things?

According to the Skeptics Dictionary, “a ghost is an alleged disembodied spirit of a dead person. Ghosts are often depicted as inhabiting haunted houses, especially houses where murders have occurred.” One explanation as to why people like to believe in ghosts is; they like to think that there is an afterlife, so when they die it isn’t the end, and they aren’t just a body rotting in the ground. Also, they like to believe that it is possible to see or maybe even interact with loved ones they have lost. Those are both very powerful reasons to believe in ghosts, and therefore it is quite difficult for skeptics to refute those professed beliefs and the arguments that go along with them. When someone “knows” that death isn’t the end, they are going to defend that belief with everything they have, even if their argument doesn’t make much sense.

It is quite difficult for skeptics to refute the existence of ghosts simply because of ghosts’ nature. For instance, ghosts like to do their work during the night, because it is difficult, if not impossible for people to see them during the day because of their physical makeup. Also, ghosts don’t like to work in conditions where people might see them, because they want to retain the mysteriousness that makes them so scary. Now, reading this someone might say, “what?” That makes no sense, if they didn’t want to be seen why would they only work in the nighttime, when they were most likely to be seen? Indeed, that is the skeptic’s question, and another reason why the argument on the side of the believer makes little sense.

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  1. Cly

    On June 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Excellent articale.

  2. Cly

    On June 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Goodness I meant article!

  3. js

    On July 24, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    sorry to break it to you. But ghosts ARE real. Some people just like to believe they AREN’T.

  4. Kel Lim

    On September 21, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Hmmm not the best article I’ve read on the subject


    You state:

    “Scientists have basically disproved the existence of

    ghosts by doing scientific studies and other research. In

    one particular study which was detailed by BBC News,

    researchers took a group of people in to a place that they

    had studied before hand, and had found environmental

    reasons for “ghosts”.”

    Sorry but that’s complete rubbish!, scientist have NOT

    disproved that ghosts exist….all they have done is

    suggested other factors which may explain some of the

    phenomena,there is big difference!

    I for one am not a religious person, nor do I particuarly

    long for “life after death”…..and yet I have experienced

    phenomena which doesn’t fit into any scientific

    explanation, be it environmental, hallucination, low

    frequency sound, dream states etc etc….so yes I do

    believe in ghosts.
    My belief has nothing to do with “wanting” ghosts or the

    afterlife to be true, it is just based on personal

    experience and other personal first hand accounts that I

    have been told about.
    I have to agree with js, ghosts, based on my own

    experiences, and NOT long held belief sytems or desires,

    ghost are most probably real.
    Whether you discover them yourself Cynthia before you

    leave this Earth is another matter.

  5. brian

    On October 12, 2008 at 10:57 am

    you all know it, ghosts do not exist

  6. geemann

    On December 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Ghosts obviously do not exist, they are just simple tricks of the mind. Anybody who truly believes in Ghosts is delusional, and there is no way to cure a delusional person simply because they truly believe what they see is true. Same with people who have “seen” a UFO… There are no such things as ghosts and UFOs, so people who believe in them need to stop trying to convince us that they are real.

  7. KT

    On February 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I do believes in ghost sometimes by chineses culture especially during 7 month hungry ghost festival..but sometimes i do think that why must i believe ghost does exist even though i can’t see it myself. And yet people’s around you might said ” U probably the luckie wants coz people can only see ghost when their luck are bad” blah blah..If ghost does not exist why do people keep talking about it?

  8. johnt

    On March 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I have had the experience with some rather “ghostly encounters”. Whether they were actual ghosts, spirits. etc. I cannot say.

    I woke up one morning and there was a figure moving at the foot of my bed, near the entertainment center. I actually thought it was my wife and asked her what she was doing. No answer. I got up to she what she was doing, cut on the light and nothing was there. I wondered how she left without me seeing her.

    I found my wife two floors down. She had not been in the room. Wow, what a surreal phenomenon!

    The next time I was sitting downstairs, smoking a cigarette when I saw someone enter the room through the reflection on my large TV screen (which was off). Again I thought it was the wife. I turned around, nothing there. I called out to the wife who was asleep. She awoke, and came to where I was. When she walked into the room, I saw the same type of reflection. The difference was, she was wearing white and it showed up as a light color instead of a dark one.

    I have been asleep in the same house and been wakened by someone touching me. No one was there upon my awakening.

    I know the subconscious mind can play tricks on you and light and other environmental factors can create the illusion of seeing something that is not there.

    I am a rational person by nature, and skeptical of things that I cannot verify by tangible evidences. But these incidents were and are REAL!!

    I do not propose to know what caused them, what apparitions they were, only that they existed and were made manifest to me. I do not know what they were or why I experienced them through site and/or touch.

    I did not feel any threat of harm or malevolence.

  9. ksb

    On March 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    You are so WRONG! I used to be like you until I had a ghost encounter. It was someone I loved who died, they came back and did little things to get my attention, so I would research it and I finally figured out that they wanted me to stop grieving for them, they were ok, and I had to move along. This has just happened to me, and I am now a believer!

  10. penguino

    On May 7, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Sometimes people need to realize that there are things greater than what we can see, feel, touch, taste, hear etc. something so inexplicable that it would boggle your mind. If people have paid attention, science does not explain life. Life is something we all deal with. Science, many people trust it with their lives, i do. but it doesn’t explain the irrational, which we all know is out there. ghost fall into this category.

  11. Joe

    On May 31, 2009 at 8:00 am

    You are a complete idiot Cynthia. You completely lack the understanding of how the world works and what it is composed of. You like many others need to think “outside of the box” and realize that many things cannot be explained scientifically. Do you know what you should do Cynthia, go outside in a forest at night, draw a pentagram light a few candles and say “I summon all of the dark spirits from this forest into my life.” I am 100 percent positive that you would have a completely different view on life.

  12. baz

    On July 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    my cousin experiences a presence every single day he believes its the presence of his dead brother who died 5 years ago in a car crash.crash i have bin there as a witniss many times , lights switching on and off, footsteps in the kitchen, i witnissd the door opening and closing without any draft all the windows where shut, one time the tv the playstaion and a johnnycash cd all came on at the exact same time we were sitting in shock , as it usualy takes a few minits 4 playstation 3 to load

  13. Matt

    On August 9, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Joe…just thought I’d tell you that I followed your advice and nothing happend. When you truly overcome irrational fears such as “dark spirits”…mystical little actions like the one you suggested become like any other task. There are no dark spirits, devils, angels, etc and you should learn to trust your critical thinking abilities and train your mind to understand the true wonders of this amazing (and often more mystical and stunning) universe.

    Also, enjoyed the article Cynthia…it’s always nice to hear an intelectually honest mind deal with subjects like “ghosts”.

  14. siddyT

    On September 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    When people say ‘think outside the box’ when talking about ghosts and afterlife,they are pretty much saying ‘I dont want my death to be the end! I cant handle dieing! Ghosts are real and Im hoping that means when I die there is something after it’
    Get used to the fact that when you die- THAT IS IT! people who say that things that have happened to them have been the work of ghosts are just lazy and cannot be arst to find out the real reason they happened.People that believe in ghosts are just people too stupid to try and understand science.

    Oh, by the way- I died 10 years ago and im writing this from beyond the grave oooohhhhhh!

  15. David

    On October 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Great article. I agree with you that ghosts are simply irrational explanations for rational or natural phenomena.

    The persistent belief in ghosts by some of these people is sordid, to think that dead people roam around the earth in a sort of limbo is simply ridiculous.

    I pity them.

  16. Benjamin Franklin

    On October 24, 2009 at 2:40 am

    What I find amazing is that there are so many posts here like David and siddyT (among others). I suspect people like that would have gladly stoned the countless scientists throughout history that had sought the invisible atom, the properties of gravity etc. The only reason they would say they would do no such thing is because those things are already proven, and they would look as stupid as they are for saying so (turnabout being fair play…how’s the shoe fit, kiddies?)

    Another thing that bothers me is that not all BELIEVE in ghosts. I know they exist because of a handful of personal experiences, some of which were shared by others present at the time they ocurred. I won’t say what those are, but if they were just mere evironmental effects, then the laws of nature must be able to temporarily suspend themselves (which they don’t). If they were just mere psychological effects, then no less than four people experienced the exact same delusion, just like that for no reason at all (bear in mind that even in primitive cultures (and hence more susceptible to “unreason”) must engage in intense ritual for several hours before the tribe all experiences more or less the same visions/messages from their deceased. I mean, given that even primitive man found it so difficult to commune with the dead, why would four people born and raised in modern Western culture just have a “mass hallucination”?)

    Third, skepticism is too often a misused word. Worse yet, that butchered meaning is then grafted onto to science to create a hideous monster that defines “real”. All I will say on that matter is that there is famous quote out there in history of science that goes like this…

    “If it’s settled, then it’s not science. If it’s science, then it’s not settled”.

    Skepticism actually means to keep to an open mind, not simply reject what seems rational to reject. A skeptic will start out from a clean slate, to the best of his/her ability. They will then try to see how well an explanation holds up, and THEN draw a conclusion. Skepticism would be DREADFULLY boring, science stagnate, if we were required to accept/reject on the basis that it didn’t agree with what was already established as “safe to think” (and quite a dangerous place society would be, at that!)

    Fourth… well, bully for your Christian cousin who changed his story. I guess that means that all converts have to say about anything is gospel, then (and converts can come to brainwash themselves to say some pretty crazy stuff, bear in mind, like, for example… They didn’t find Harry Potter to be a story about pure evil, but ever since they seen the light… EVIL EVIL EVIL! Know what I mean?).

    And finally… I don’t know how to explain the blue pants you and your boyfriend saw. I don’t have your eyes and memory, so I can’t say one way or another. But (and I’m assuming you meant denim jeans) if you saw something shaped like blue jeans, down to the seams and stitches… Chances are that is what you saw. Perhaps it was the remains of an old scarecrow, or Halloween dummy that someone thought would be cute to leave up. Maybe it was someone that you ran over and, to clear your guilty conscious, you just spun it out as a good reason not to believe in ghosts. And of course, maybe it was a ghost. I’ll assume you were driving by at a good clip, so given that flash of time, there’s no real reason to rule out anything (unless you have a neurotic impulse to convince everyone how sound of mid you are, but neurosis is never good reasoning).

    Oh, and one more thing. I swear this will be the last point!

    Why do you even care what other people believe? Early in your rant you said scientists (though I doubt they unanimously would agree) are baffled over the weirdo’s weirdness in believing. Being that this an emotional matter for you (feeling irked by other people) and the uh… scientists… I would say your campaign against belief is not logically driven, but rather driven by your own personal bias (feelings), which is NEVER scientific and rational. Ever. If you don’t realize and accept that, then you’ve fail to understand anything at all about science and reason.

    But I lied. I have ONE more thing to say (THIS is the last one… scouts honor! lol)

    The human mind has an overwhelming desire to… know. While I would not have an interest in the paranormal (a word I don’t like, but for lack of a better one…) if I hadn’t my own experiences to drive my interest, the reason mankind pursues the paranormal, among many many many other things, is because he wants to know. To know what? All kinds of things. To know, and that’s all a brain needs to know in order to get busying knowing! : )

    I hope this has been enlightening for everyone.

  17. Cynthia Bewley

    On October 24, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Benjamin Franklin,

    I find it absolutely fantastic that I have, for once, had an enlightened person on here putting in their word toward truth and justice and all that.

    I suppose I should clarify (and no, I am really, honestly not being sarcastic). I wrote this “article” for a psychology class in college. The instructor was of the biological psychology discipline, which essentially means, he does not believe anything that is not “scientifically proven”.

    This particular instructor told us all to come up with a phenomenon that we believe to exist, and talk about it in class. He then essentially made fun of everyone, and told us that our final (which was 50 percent of our grade) would be based on writing a paper to give evidence to the contrary, or to try and disprove whatever phenomenon we had earlier professed that we thought was true.

    My phenomenon was ghosts. Here I was, stuck trying to find evidence to disprove something I believed to be true, and when I was done this paper was what I had. The stories I told about my cousin and boyfriend are entirely true, however, these two stories don’t necessarily mean that I don’t believe ghosts (or other types of supernatural beings) exist.

    Oh, and just in case you were wondering, I got an A on the paper. Even though it is, at best, mediocre, and even though it doesn’t really contain any sort of “proof”. My instructor simply agreed with my thesis, and therefore gave me an A. So, I decided to put my paper on here and see how many people hated or liked it, based simply upon their own opinions. And so far, as you pointed out, that was everyone who had posted comments.

    So thank you Mr.Franklin. :-)

  18. Noel

    On November 2, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Honestly, most people do not WANT to believe in ghosts. They simply do because of their own personal experiences. The majority of people who do believe in them were once skeptics or just indifferent on the subject. I’m sorry, but does anyone want to hear a disembodied voice speaking to them, and think they’re crazy? Does anyone want the horror of seeing someone they know is not real? Most people don’t realize what they see are ghosts until later.

    Ghosts do not “only work in the nighttime” (what an airheaded, ignorant statement). And I’m sorry, sweetheart, but draftiness and strange noises have nothing to do with people believing in ghosts. Their belief comes from hearing actual voices in the room with them speaking full sentences, seeing full-bodied apparitions for themselves, and witnessing objects move and fly across the room. All this in the presence of others who see it as well. And sometimes what they witness is even captured on film or audio for all to see! This has nothing to do with strange sounds or draftiness. The ignorance of that statement overwhelms me. And Mediums don’t just “feel” a haunting. They see and speak with the dead. They learn and know things from the dead and relay it to their loved ones – things they had no way of knowing. They are also Clairvoyants and have a remarkable ability for premontion. Look up “Rosmary Altea” and you’ll see the indisputable evidence for this ability.

    Just because you mistake something simple and ordinary for a ghost, does not mean all cases of seeing a ghost are the same thing. That’s completely narrow-minded.

    I suggest you do more research on a subject before you go writing an artical about it. Your statements are so off-base from what ghosts are said to be and the way they behave. Take an open-mind for once and search for the evidence of ghosts and Mediums. You would be very surprised the truth out there admid all the fakes.

  19. Metoo

    On November 11, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Nice article.

    Phenomenons that can’t be explained are, well, just phenomenons that can’t be explained.

    Stop linking the unexplained to supernatural.

  20. Metoo

    On November 11, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Nice article. Phenomenons that can\’t be explained are, well, just phenomenons that can\’t be explained. Stop linking the unexplained to supernatural.

  21. Babu

    On January 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Great exposition! The issue is how to ensure that we do not fall into the trap /temptation of superstitions!

  22. k

    On March 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    ghost aren’t real. idc if u think they r but i dont.
    i think angels r real though.

  23. k

    On March 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    wat do y’all think?

  24. Travis

    On March 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I like your argument Cynthia and your beliefs but i can’t help but to point out the many flaws in your post. Scientists haven’t disproved ghosts what so ever as it is something you can’t prove or disprove, they are just giving other reasons why people can experience weird things. A lot of the things scientists say are true “tricks of the mind, shadows, reflections” that has all been proven. What hasn’t been proven are the many things that happen when none of those factors are in the matter. People can see ghosts in pitch dark they sometimes can let off their own light, ghosts can move things even heavy things that could be in the middle of the table, pull your bed covers up thrown across the room. Many would say “tricks of the mind” that’s fine but “tricks of the mind” doesn’t really work on a video or a tape recorder when you record sounds. People have caught incidents as these on recordings how can this possibly be a “trick of the mind”, or wind, or so on. I myself a long time ago did a tape recording and found the strangest movement of shadows ever straight in front of a lamp, completley darkening it out and when it moved from in front of it the light shined again, and this phenomena happened for at least 2 mins, i saw it the camera did it is not just a trick, or a reflection. Things happen we can’t explain rather it is the soul of a diseased person or the over electrical activity in the air, we don’t quite know yet but we do know things even bodies are seen, words are heard and are very distinguishable, and things are moved for unknown reasons, ghosts are real.

  25. BoBo

    On May 4, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Ghosts are the biggest load of B.S. ever. I walk past the World Trade Center site (ground zero) every day on my way to work and again in the evening on my way back to the train. I have yet to see any ghosts. You’d think there’d be some over there wouldn’t you?

  26. Questrun

    On August 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Ghosts do not exist! Are you dreaming, wake up into real life! It is only your imagination and complexions in your minds, because you want them to be existing! Stupidity!

  27. Rio

    On September 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    it depends on what people think about it, but honestly, i don’t care what ever you think. I go by experience and i believe on what i see. For people who do not believe, it’s because they cannot prove, have no evidence and most of all they have no experience. They do not believe in ghost because they have cannot prove art all. what about children who has a pure heart? do you think children will lie about it when they see a ghost? how about the anilmals or pet who sees ghost? do you think pets will lie about it? i think that ghost intend to appear mostly to those who have a pure heart and cannot talk about it. i believe that there are ghost and monsters. In fact I’ve seen one when i was five years old when I don’t know how to lie even know how to make a story yet. and most of all i believe that ghost or monsters will only appear when you’re alone. when no one will believe.
    when i was five a brook appeared in my bedroom while i was asleep with my sister. This is something i will never forget for the rest of my life. The brook unfold the blanket on my face and was floating on top on the ceiling. it is really hard to explain what i saw but it was terrible. all i remember was it’s grinned face with those popping eyeballs and an exorcised hair and wearing a white gown. after i screamed for help, it disappeared.
    i also experienced that each time i would move and change my position when i’m asleep and accidentaly open my eyes, there was an individual of woman and or an old man sitting on my bedside on a different occassions. i was five years old ofcourse i got scared. these ghost wouldn’t talk, they never looked nor faced towards me, and never harmed me. It appeared many times.
    so for those people who had never seen before, they don’t really know.

  28. trebor

    On October 8, 2010 at 4:22 am

    People should have an open mind about ghosts; ghosts are real in stories, films, books and your imagination not the real world.
    It\’s impossible to disprove the existence of ghosts and if don\’t believe you are labelled as closed-minded.
    Yet there is no solid evidence of ghosts just people experiences and gut feeling, oh ye and lots of photos and film that are obviously bull crap! Sorry not good enough!
    I have had personal experience of something some people would say is evidence of ghosts, sadly it wasn’t.
    It’s the 21st century and adults still believe in the paranormal.
    MANKIND has no hope!

  29. anonymous

    On October 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    goasts are all about making asumtions about things that hapen, they are also more scared of things witch makes them uneasy and look for things. i think it has to do also with it being the easy way, dont look for reasons, just say its a ghost, also that they think if it cant be explaind, it has to be supernatural

  30. Trea

    On November 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    This is just your opinion,
    This isn’t a good reliable website, is someone
    where to actually be looking up REAL information.

  31. DW

    On November 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    People who believe in ghosts or spirits are self-deluded nincompoops. Fear of death as an absolute finality to human life is what drives a great deal of it, so they invent a spirit world as consolation. And then they have to invent a bunch of cockamie “rules” for that spirit world, which when followed to their ultimate conclusions, are the most inane set of beliefs imaginable (souls who have not “crossed over” for one reason or another … what a nightmare construction, and totally out of synch with the beliefs of the major religions, with their own dogma and myths).

    If you envision a world with an supernatural afterlife component, you had better be prepared to inhabit it. Who wants a wacky, uncontrolled ghost world to exist except simple-minded people desperate to believe they will not die? It’s not a very fun world is it? Ghosts with random and limited powers, who appear to one or two people at a time, usually at night. What a stupid place to end up after death!

    What is startling is that so many people are willing to engage these fantasies. The age of reason is over. Insanity prevails.


  32. Martin Burns

    On December 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Whether ghosts are real or not is a question that has haunted the mind of man since the beginning of time. Science might be able to prove the existence of ghosts but it (science) will never be able to disprove their existence. Whether ghosts exist or not I don’t know and neither does anyone else, no matter what they say. But there are some things in this vast universe of ours that goes beyond the scope of normal human understanding, so therefore perhaps ghosts do exist.

  33. hells princess

    On December 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Based on my own million experieces and encounters. I believe in ghosts. And also I have mutual feelings tword your paper. I niether like or dislike it. I do believe that people just simply don’t want to believe in them out of their own fear. But the people who don’t believe on ghosts need to wake up and smell the roses cuz this is reality and not their little fantasy world. When trapped soul who can’t get out of this world,call me. And then ill make fun of you for being so stupid and idiodic.

  34. Blake Goin

    On February 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Shaba daba.

  35. Jordan Newsom

    On February 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Ghosts do exist! People have a lot evedince that the do exist. They have footage and pictures and videos of them. People have actually encountered them and they are very real! If you encountered one you would know and you would believe.

  36. Li

    On April 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    ghost do exist .when i was small i encounter a ghost but could not see him though.i can only feel them or hear strange voice of a woman.When my mother ask a man who can see ghost or cure people from illesness to my house he’d said they were THREE GHOST .He put some things that ghost is afraid in my couple of doors and then he’d the three ghost ran away and NEVERRRR come’d back and after that i never encounter a ghost …
    until i was 17 years old my brother encounter a ghost when he sleeping and feel that a ghost is scaring him and make him do things…last thing i’m about to say that ghost REALLY EXIST!!!!

  37. Stephen

    On August 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    On a personal level I don’t care if nobody believes in ghosts all I care about is I’ve seen them and I know that they exist. Naturally it’s hard to believe in ghosts when you’ve never seen one and even for some people who have seen them. My wife for instance saw one and described every detail but she says it was just a trick her mind played on the way to the bathroom but if that is how she sees it then that is fine with me. Mine have always been full bodied and I could see every detail and I know that it wasn’t a mind trick, I am a grown man and I can tell the difference on cases such as this. As a human race somebody will always disagree with someone else so it doesn’t hurt my feelings that some people don’t believe me, that is perfectly ok but I ask for the respect of at least opening your mind a bit further or not calling me a liar. I was the guy in school with good grades and a very good role model to others so I have no intention of trying to fool anyone or make them believe anything that they don’t. I also believe in God which is ridiculous to some but I find it ridiculous that everytime I question as to why they don’t that they say we are just here, I can’t see coming from nothing and to be given life by non-life. And if the big bang really happened the space it happened in and the bang itself was created by something whom I believe is God and you don’t have to hate me for it, at least I have a reason to believe, why don’t you have a reason for not believing? One of the greatest phrases I may have heard is “if there was no God there wouldn’t be any atheists”. I ask everyone to open their mind a little more and actually try to connect everything, after all we are a huge ball of earth in water floating in space somewhere, do you know what is under or above us? Regardless of anything though just don’t doubt someone if you’ve never had reason to doubt them before, don’t they deserve that at least?

  38. Iain Mars

    On November 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I think people see what they want to see. I’ve never seen a ghost and if I ever did, I would book myself the next possible appointment with a psychiatrist or at least Specsavers!

    From a scientific point of view there’s questionable evidence about the energy sources behind ghosts and what happens to the energy from your body after you die.

    The mind also plays tricks when the body is tired.

  39. cara

    On November 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Suckitup) for thoses who dont beleive in spirits its because you are a big fat baby who doesnt want to except the fact that there is something bigger than you think in this world of ours. its OK though. cause that’s what you beleive in. nobody is stopping you from saying “i dont beleive in it” however, dont say its B.S or stupid cause your acting stupid yourself for aruging about it.
    And there isnt ANY proof that there isnt a world on the otherside were spirits walk among us. you may havnt expereinced anything yet.its because spirits come to those who are ready to see them. most people arent ready, therefore its until one day it may occur to you in the future. its not only spirits but poltergeists which are the more dangerous. (look it up) And demons, and angels are among us everyday. i beleive in (spirits and the unknown) and those who say they saw them themselves.

  40. Oran

    On January 16, 2012 at 12:25 am

    This is a physical world. Everything is matter. We are made up of atoms. We are organisms. That’s it. To think we have a soul or anything supernatural like that is ridiculous. There is no way to prove that ghosts are or aren’t real, because a ghost is merely an idea. The idea of ghosts came from way back when the Sumerian culture was around. I wasn’t around then so I can’t say for certain, but they probably came up with the idea of ghosts to give themselves reassurance that there is life after death. But that’s all it was: an idea.
    People say they have seen and felt ghosts, but I believe that it is psychological. People believe what they want to believe. The mind has the ability to do anything. If you act sick, and fully think that you are sick, you will feel sick. Why? Because that is what you are thinking. You feel whatever you are thinking. If you are thinking of ghosts, you will think you feel or hear them. Why is it that the people who do not believe in ghosts don’t have ghostly experiences? And why do people who believe in ghosts have these ghostly experiences. Because it is all about what you are thinking.
    I don’t think ghosts are real. But it has not been proven that they aren’t real. It has also not been proven that they are real. So then I ask myself, why even bother? In our lives we probably will not know the truth behind this, so why even think about it? Believe in what is physical, because that’s all that really matters in this life.

  41. butt

    On February 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I believe in porn.

  42. Chuck

    On March 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    There are no ghosts. When someone tells you about one or a spirit you can see the lie in the way it is told.Pressing many times will get them to admit what ever they are unsure about could not be identified and so they only labeled it a ghost.
    Now UFO’s are an entirely real. I myself have seen many unidentified flying objects. I saw something in the sky and had no idea what it was. Thus unidentified. It couldhave been you in your ney ultralight.

  43. Chuck

    On March 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    There are no ghosts. When someone tells you about one or a spirit you can see the lie in the way it is told.Pressing many times will get them to admit what ever they are unsure about could not be identified and so they only labeled it a ghost.
    Now UFO’s are an entirely real. I myself have seen many unidentified flying objects. I saw something in the sky and had no idea what it was. Thus unidentified. It couldhave been you in your new ultralight.

  44. WaffleMan

    On March 28, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Ghosts are real and all of you who don\’t believe in them are just idiots.

  45. Cerberus of Black Fire

    On August 21, 2012 at 2:47 am

    @Waffle man;

    So, everyone who doesn’t believe in made-up stories are idiots?
    Well, you can call us whatever names you want, I don’t care, and that has no effect on myself, or this discussion.

    Do you have proof? Solid proof?
    If you do I’m up for looking at it. If not, then all you have is just another story to tell.

  46. Chelle

    On September 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    If ghosts are just in our head, wild imaginations, and paranoia then I’d see one by now. I have a crazy imagination, scared to death of seeing ghosts, yet I’ve never had an experience with one. I hope I don’t but at the same time I do because it’s interesting. It doesn’t keep me from believing that that it is possible because some stories are definitely unexplainable.

  47. Pang

    On January 8, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I find it fascinating theres so many people so quick to dismiss ghosts as fake. Many of these same people simply pull out the science card as a be all end all to life problems. The same science that once concluded the earth was flat. Now I know that we have iphones now and all that crap but we are not nearly as advanced as we’d like to think. I WISH I could be so simple minded. Those who don’t believe should count themselves lucky they can live in a world that is so concrete. Ignorance is bliss. As for me I’ve seen and heard too much to have that luxury. I don’t believe in ghosts in the traditional sense of the word. But whether they be the deceased, spirits, inter- dimensional beings, or moments from the past this is a real phenomenon. Some of it can be explained by CO2 poisoning or hallucinations. However, when you witness inanimate objects move or your with a group of people and you all hear the same thing these explanations dont hold up. Im not a crazy person I live an average life, I dont believe in UFO’s. But I am very observant and logical when it comes to my belief system. I hope in the future science can make advancements in this area so we can better understand this phenomena.

  48. Pang

    On January 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

    By the way to those arguing for proof, there is. But how can any be provided that isn’t immediately shot down? Pictures? Double Exposure/photoshop. Video? Faked. Sounds ? Faked. Stories? Lies. Outside of something capturing a freakin ghost (lol) nothing will provide enough proof for some skeptics. Only first hand experience can do that. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this stuff, don’t go looking for it. There is no point. If you have a comfortable way of viewing this plane of existance that makes sense to you, more power to you. But if not might I make a recommendation of some newer writings in the area of quantum physics. Maybe you’lle learn how “flimsy” space and time really are.
    Also, ghosts could be disproven. If science discovers it’s merely the power of our own minds to create and distort the physical world that would be incredible. But even so that would be a phenomena that we currently don’t understand.

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