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Not sure if I would use the term "ghosts" ... but I have seen unexplained things that could only have come from those that have passed on.
Are you sure about that?
Our minds play many tricks on us every day. Sometimes it can convince us that we see or hear things that in reality, are not there. And the more you expect to see things, the more likely you are to create that vision in your mind.
So the fact that I and another person saw "something" at the exact same time and interpreted it in the exact same way is just coincidence?
yes. in fact, what you two saw was likely interpreted quite differently until you started talking about it and "remembering" details. This is not uncommon.
My guardian angel told me to ignore them
the number of yes votes are disturbing.
There is a lot of unexplained phenomena out there....
Death can butt out. When it's my time, I'll take care of it myself.
Fascinating train of thought though, Tom. You'd make a pretty good writer.
"DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH."
Terry Pratchett (Good Omens)
"And what would humans be without love?"
"Rare," said Death."
Terry Pratchett (Sourcery)
"He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower."
Terry Pratchett (Mort)
I have to say no. I think our minds fill in blank spaces and make us think things are there when really they are not. It happens in a lot of contexts. When this happens, take a step back and reconsider what you think you see. The real world is really a lot more interesting than the stuff we make up.
That said, while I don't believe in ghosts, I like a good ghost story.
The best and most realistic ghost stores are the result of suicides. And you like good ghost stories. Well, to each his own, I guess.
I would say no, but it would be very cool if I were wrong.
That's about the size of it.
I'm not certain that the Holy Ghost counts.
Iit depends whether you're a Christian or not. You might reread 1 Samuel Chapter 28 for a Christian perspective.
When Jesus returns you will have to explain why you believed in an entity other than him!!
In the mean time, I am going to return these Birthday presents....again.
"When Jesus returns you will have to explain why you believed in an entity other than him!!"
Would he buy "because it seemed more plausible"?
Haven't ever seen one, don't really expect to, but I like to keep an open-enough mind to where if I ever did see one I wouldn't be that one guy from the movie that freezes up, screams, or goes crazy from the breaking of his paradigm, and thus promptly gets killed by something.
I'd also fight back like a demon against Jason or Michael Myers, until they spitted me properly. And I'd get a gun.
Better not have sex. Those people always get it.
Proof there is no god:
Whoopi Goldberg's no ghost, but
Patrick Swayze is.
LOL, ghosts. Ghosts of what? The soul that no longer exists when the brain degrades to a certain level after death?
You people need to quit living propped up by promises of an afterlife.
Bess...are you there?
Can you hear me Bess?
I caught a ghost pic in New Orleans last year. What's weird, is I have shown it to many people, and they always say one of two things: I don't see anything, or "oh my god!".
The ghost is looking right at you from a window.
email me at email@example.com and I'll send it to you if you want to see it.
My daughter and I either saw a ghost at the exact same time or we had a shared hallucination.
you were mistaken and convinced her that she saw something too.
Nope. She screamed at the exact same moment I did.
oh well, in that case....
no, don't believe in ghosts ...
only ghost posting.
Please let the results of this poll be the result of ballot-stuffing folks...
Kind of a depressing result, otherwise.
You're fighting something that has been a general part of human consciousness, crossing cultural boundaries to all areas of the world, for thousands of years. Don't sweat it.
"He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. ..."
....the turtle can't help us.
There MAY be a physical explanation for this. Tales of ghost sightings have been around for thousands of years in all areas of the world and all cultures. Some cultures even incorporate it into their basic mythology, like the Irish banshee. I read an article that was actually about Greek mythology and why ancient Greeks "saw" their gods. It may also explain why some people "see" ghosts. The theory postulated was that in early man there either was no corpus collosum ( the dividing line) separating the left and right brains or it wasn't highly developed. The left and right brains process information differently and with no "divider" information was being transferred back and forth between the two halves and being interpreted in different ways.
If this is true, people that see ghosts simply have a smaller corpus collosum and their right brain is processing information along with the left.
Something to ponder.
I think schizophrenia is a more likely explanation
Hmm. Maybe. But I don't buy that explanation. Sightings of "spirits" are too broad across cultures throughout the world; i.e the Manitou among certain Native American tribes, the banshee of the Irish, along with the so called "fairy folk" which were based on the ancient race of the Tuatha De Dannan, ancestor worship in certain Asian cultures. The Chinese have have had stories about ghosts dating back to long before contact with the West. It's too pervasive and I don't think schizophrenia is the answer. I think it's just too pat. Certain cultures did respect schizophrenics and called them "touched by the Gods". That doesn't mean they didn't know they were crazy and trusted or respected what they said.
seems that a lot of people today are still "touched by the gods"...
Yep. And a lot of them are without meds and homeless.
Julian James. Bicameral brain.
Yeah! That's the guy!
you want to see some ghosts go to the natl. cemetary @ arlington or some of the other civil war battlegrounds.
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