"Want to see something really
scary?" - Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
What are ghosts?
If they exist, where do they come from? There are probably just as many
that support and outline the existence of these ethereal beings as
don't, and while most people do believe they exist, only a fraction of
us feel we've truly encountered one. However, there a good many others
who've had experiences they can't explain and continue to wonder, "What
This makes the entire subject prone to much controversy and argument,
although throughout history man has always assumed their existence as
part of life and the natural course of things.
Clouding man's age-old fundamental beliefs are the
skeptics who explain the recognition of spirits
as faulty brain chemistry, a trick of the mind or merely a touch or
more of insanity. Scientific texts scoff at the possibility as such
things cannot be measured or weighed. Contrarily, there are many
credible persons who have measured and weighed a
spirits using contemporary instruments, yet that evidence is frequently
discounted or belittled.
research is considered a "psuedo-science" by many "experts," which only
adds to the subject's obscurity. Add to that fact that many
religionists associate ghosts with "demons" and "evil," condemning the
idea and placing it in a dark, forbiddenrealm.
there is the distinct possibility that the science necessary for proof
just doesn't exist or isn't exact enough to substantiate evidence to
the satisfaction of our scientific community. Could this be because,
starting off with the wrong assumptions, man continues to get wrong
answers or no answer at all?
Case in point: At one time, man
firmly believed the world was flat. This conclusion arose due to wrong
assumptions and incorrect data, and was pushed passionately upon the
world by politicians and religious leaders of the day. Today that
concept is regarded as incredibly ignorant while we smirk behind smug
hands at our unenlightened ancestors. But remember, too, that not long
ago, leeches were the most important instrument in medicine's arsenal
of tools, electricity was feared and regarded as God's wrath. Man
couldn't fly and people died needlessly because penicillin didn't
exist. The point being that just because "the experts" use terms like
"pseudo" and "supposed" when referring to paranormal research, those
terms do not disprove the existence of disembodied spirits.
are many possible reasons science hasn't advanced adequately to prove
their existence. These days, most scientific research receives
extensive funding and support. Those projects without such support move
slowly where they do at all, and support is subject to significant
influence politically and by those with power. For example,
pharmaceutical research and the advance of such pharmaceutical products
is extremely profitable. Financed by a multi-billion dollar insurance
industry, you better believe that those purple little pills that bounce
around your television screen are someone's cash cow. And while this is
not an essay on conspiracy
or the evils of capitalism, think for a second about the ramifcations
if science did announce the existence of ghosts: man's spirituality
would be confirmed, validating his immeasurable capabilities, making
him much harder to control . . .
is logic in this arguement unless, of course, you absolutely disbelieve
that man has a soul, that you yourself don't have a personality, no
will of your own to survive and to communicate, that you are not a
unique individual with immeasurable potential . . . in which case, you
better tell your finger to click the back button on your browser and
find another website to peruse.
Oh but wait! If you tell your
finger to click, who is the one doing the telling? A piece of meat
telling a piece of meat to do something? Hmmm, interesting. Last time I
checked, that steak on my dinner plate did nothing but lay there until
I eagerly and cheerfully gave it a delightfully savory chew.
This video has some more interesting clues into
the existence of ghosts. Take a look.