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Do you believe in ghosts?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
44% 344
No way
 
39% 308
I’m not sure
 
16% 129
Total 781

Comments

thebcman 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Stuart Evans 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

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?

Stuart Evans 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

My guardian angel told me to ignore them

Stuart Evans 6 years, 1 month ago

the number of yes votes are disturbing.

Ernest Barteldes 6 years, 1 month ago

There is a lot of unexplained phenomena out there....

Ernest Barteldes 6 years, 1 month ago

There is a lot of unexplained phenomena out there....

Liberty275 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Boosh 6 years, 1 month ago

"DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH." Terry Pratchett (Good Omens)

Boosh 6 years, 1 month ago

"And what would humans be without love?" "Rare," said Death." Terry Pratchett (Sourcery)

Boosh 6 years, 1 month ago

"He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower." Terry Pratchett (Mort)

Kirk Larson 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Henry_the_liberal 6 years, 1 month ago

I would say no, but it would be very cool if I were wrong.

Jimo 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm not certain that the Holy Ghost counts.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

Iit depends whether you're a Christian or not. You might reread 1 Samuel Chapter 28 for a Christian perspective.

geekin_topekan 6 years, 1 month ago

Blasphemy!!

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.

jonas_opines 6 years, 1 month ago

"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"?

jonas_opines 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Kirk Larson 6 years, 1 month ago

Better not have sex. Those people always get it.

Haiku 6 years, 1 month ago

Proof there is no god: Whoopi Goldberg's no ghost, but Patrick Swayze is.

Liberty275 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Houdini 6 years, 1 month ago

Bess...are you there? Can you hear me Bess?

Chelsea Kapfer 6 years, 1 month ago

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 droemail@gmail.com and I'll send it to you if you want to see it.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

My daughter and I either saw a ghost at the exact same time or we had a shared hallucination.

Stuart Evans 6 years, 1 month ago

you were mistaken and convinced her that she saw something too.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

Nope. She screamed at the exact same moment I did.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 1 month ago

no, don't believe in ghosts ...

only ghost posting. bwhahahahahaha

Glenn Reed 6 years, 1 month ago

Please let the results of this poll be the result of ballot-stuffing folks...

Kind of a depressing result, otherwise.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

riverdrifter 6 years, 1 month ago

"He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. ..."

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

whatadrag 6 years, 1 month ago

I think schizophrenia is a more likely explanation

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Stuart Evans 6 years, 1 month ago

seems that a lot of people today are still "touched by the gods"...

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

Yep. And a lot of them are without meds and homeless.

Kontum1972 6 years, 1 month ago

you want to see some ghosts go to the natl. cemetary @ arlington or some of the other civil war battlegrounds.

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