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If you believe in ghosts, you’re not alone. Cultures all around the world believe in spirits that survive death to live in another realm. In fact, ghosts are among the most widely believed of paranormal phenomenon.
The idea that the dead remain with us in spirit is an ancient one, appearing in countless stories, People have tried to communicate with spirits for ages.
The science and logic of ghosts
One difficulty in scientifically evaluating ghosts is that a surprisingly wide variety of phenomena are attributed to ghosts, from a door closing on its own, to missing keys, to a cold area in a hallway, to a vision of a dead relative. Sociologists Dennis and Michele Waskul interviewed ghost experiencers and they found that “many participants were not sure that they had encountered a ghost and remained uncertain that such phenomena were even possible, simply because they did not see something that approximated the conventional image of a ‘ghost.’ Instead, many of our respondents were simply convinced that they had experienced something inexplicable, extraordinary or mysterious.”
Why many people believe?
Personal experience is one thing, but scientific evidence is another matter. Part of the difficulty in investigating ghosts is that there is not one universally agreed-upon definition of what a ghost is. Some believe that they are spirits of the dead who for whatever reason get “lost” on their way to The Other Side; others claim that ghosts are instead telepathic entities projected into the world from our minds.
Most people who believe in ghosts do so because of some personal experience; they grew up in a home where the existence of (friendly) spirits was taken for granted, for example, or they had some unnerving experience on a ghost tour or local haunt. However, many people believe that support for the existence of ghosts can be found in no less a hard science than modern physics.
Do Paranormal Phenomena Exist?
Mention mind reading, ghosts, premonitions, the bending of spoons through thought or other supposed mysteries of the paranormal, and most scientists will say there are no such things.
Polls show that about half of Americans believe in paranormal phenomena. ”For some reason, a lot of people want it to be so. ”If you can do things with your mind, then the universe is paying attention to you, and that’s important to a lot of people. ”
Ghosts, spirits, paranormal – these words have accompanied the existence of men since time unknown. The existence of paranormal elements have been felt by many, supported by many more but no one has been able to find enough evidence to prove it. Some have refuted the idea, some have criticized those who believe in the presence of spirits.
Though it has not yet been possible to prove their existence, we bring you five real life documented paranormal experiences that will make you think twice:
Renowned paranormal investigators Edward and Lorraine Warren had procured a Raggedy Doll from two youths that they had claimed to have been possessed by the spirit of Annabelle Higgins in 1970. The Warrens took the doll and after investigating it, told the victims that the doll was “being manipulated by an inhuman presence”. The 2014 film Annabelle was inspired by this incident.
The Warrens shot to fame with this case. In 1976, New York-based couple George and Kathy Lutz claimed that their house Amityville – was haunted by a violent demon spirit. The influence was so intense that it drove the couple out of the place. Danny Lutz, George and Kathy’s son, currently lives there. When asked about the horrors he faced as a kid there, Danny said, “When I went in there, there was probably 400 or 500 flies … The entire family is standing there watching the garage door slam up and slam down and the dog is hanging himself.”
On the death anniversary of Anne Boleyn, her headless ghost manifests itself at Blickling Hall in Norfolk. Some also say that her ghost often appears at the Tower of London, where she was executed in 1536. In 1993, a guard saw her ghost at the tower and charged towards her with his bayonet but went right through her. In 1817, by seeing her ghost, another tower guard died due to heart attack.
Real life Vampire:
Yes, they exist. At least one does who claims to be a blood-feeding vampire and has no plan of hiding it. The man is none other than Belfazaar Ashantison from French Colony in New Orleans. Belfazaar says that he suffers from a medical condition that stops him from “creating enough of the essential daily energies to get through even the basic tasks.” In short, not drinking blood makes him feel “perpetually drained”.
Sshhhhh…..Don’t Be Afraid…!!!……….Well, Maybe a Little…
We have a list of reportedly haunted locations in India
- Dow Hill in Kurseong – Darjeeling
- The Brij Raj Bhavan Palace in Kota – Rajasthan
- Chandan Nagar – Pune
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park – Mumbai
- Three Kings Church – Goa
- The Lambi Dehari Mines – Mussoorie
- House Number W-3, Greater Kailashi – Delhi
- Sanjay Van (near Qutab Institutional Area) – New Delhi
- Raj Kiran Hotel – Lonavala, Maharashtra
- The Vrindavan Society – Thane
- GP Block – Meerut
- The Shaniwarwada Fort – Pune
- D’Souza Chawl in Mahim – Mumbai
A bhoot or bhuta (Sanskrit: भूत bhūta) is a supernatural creature, usually the ghost of a deceased person, in the popular culture, literature and some ancient texts of the Indian subcontinent. Interpretations of how bhoots come into existence vary by region and community. This could be a violent death, unsettled matters in their lives, or simply the failure of their survivors to perform proper funerals.
We Seek Explanations for What’s Happening Around Us
It’s just the way the human brain is wired; we have a need to know why things occur or what’s causing something. And when it comes to inexplicable, mysterious happenings, the only logical explanation is often the presence of something supernatural.
We Like to Believe There’s Life After Death
Many people not only believe there’s life after death, they also believe that humans have led past lives. Such belief gives many people comfort when they lose a loved one or are faced with their own mortality. So for those who believe in the afterlife (and previous ones), it only makes sense that there are spirits lingering around.
People are drawn to scary movies and terrifying roller coasters, believing that there are spirits of the dead looming around is just plain thrilling. Ghost hunters will tell you that they not only believe in ghosts, but they also don’t see them as evil spirits attempting to do harm.
If ghosts weren’t real, it’s unlikely that so many ghost hunters and paranormal experts would even exist, not to mention the many TV shows, websites and attractions that are dedicated to ghosts.
Believe it or not, even when dealing with the mysterious realm of ghosts, aliens and creatures, there are some things we can fairly confidently label as false. So, to clear up incorrect assumptions about the unexplained, let’s take a look at some Paranormal Myths.