A Little Push is all it takes – Charcoal Sketch of the Joker by Joylene Lobo
Artist: Joylene Lobo, Bondel, Mangalore
Why people think they see ghosts?
If you believe that the dead can come back to haunt the living, you are not alone. According to a survey, 45% of Americans believe in ghosts and 28% claim to have seen a ghost. They appear in our movies, I see dead people. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony books and music videos.
Since we can trace human life, there is evidence that almost all cultures have expressed curiosity about what comes next. Many people believe in them, but is there any evidence that ghosts exist? I went to speak to person, a paranormal investigator who has been trying to answer that question for almost 50 years.
I am the only science-based, professional, salaried, full-time, paranormal investigator. I’m looking to explain a case, not discredit it, not promote it. Explain it. He is a true Renaissance man, drawing on a wide variety of disciplines for his cases. I mean, at one time or another I have used linguistic analysis, I have used blood pattern analysis, psychological insights.
Almost anything could be used if it illuminated a particular case. So, in the hundreds of cases in your half century of research, have you ever found anything that makes you believe in ghosts?
Not only did I never find a single case that I thought was proof of a ghost, neither has science. Not a single ghost or haunting has been proved by science. Part of what makes it difficult to investigate all the different ways people have defined “ghosts.” Books flying off a shelf? Orbs in photos? Mysterious steps in the attic? Does someone seductively help you drop a vase? Definitely a ghost.
All the evidence that ghosts exist consists of ambiguous photographs, videos. The next day, your HDTV literally starts swinging wildly from side to side. And you tell firsthand, even if it’s during the day, there is a strange feeling that someone is there, which, while fun and creepy, are not exactly scientific proof.
Ghost hunters often use devices such as EMF meters, a tool that measures electromagnetic fields, which ghosts can allegedly manipulate. But no one has been able to explain exactly what the link is, and most scientists are quite skeptical about this.
Therefore, there may not be any empirical and scientific evidence showing that there are ghosts, but that does not mean that you are crazy if you think you see one. One is infrasound, a sound that falls below the audible frequency of 20 Hz. Infrasound can be produced by many things, including certain machinery such as motors or fans.
Researchers have hypothesized that exposure to infrasound can lead to feelings of depression, chills, and the feeling that someone’s presence is close to you. Sound can even cause visual hallucinations.
At the frequency of 18Hz, it resonates with the structure of the human eyeball. And if it has a sound that resonates with something material, it will make the material vibrate at that frequency. And when that happens to you, your eye begins to see things that are not actually there.
Few scientists have also been able to simulate a ghost in a laboratory. They created a robot that mimics the movement of the subject’s hands with a mechanical arm that touches the back, but with a slight delay. When you delay movement, it creates an unmistakable sensation for subjects that there is a ghostly presence in the room.
This time I really felt like I was playing with someone, something. So it wasn’t me who was pushing me from behind, but as if I was playing with an animal, a monkey, who was pushing me from behind or something like that.
Sometimes even a person’s state of consciousness can make them feel or see presences. We can actually make people see ghosts, and those tend to be daydreams that occur in the twilight between being fully asleep and awake. This type of awake dreams can also be called sleep paralysis, which about 8% of people experience at some point in their life.
You feel like you’re awake, but you can’t move your body, and it’s often accompanied by terrifying images like shadows, people, or even monsters, which, if you didn’t know what was happening, it would be easy to confuse having seen a ghost.
Another possible explanation for the pain of ghostly sightings. One study found that up to 60% of people who lose their spouse claim to see or hear their dead loved ones.
In his book on hallucinations, a neurologist said that seeing the face of a deceased loved one can help him cope with his pain. This type of hallucination is not terrifying; It is often very comforting. It appears to be part of the grieving process. A sudden hole has been left in your life, and this helps you heal.
There is no doubt that most of the paranormal promotes something very positive. There are some exceptions, but they all have to do with our hopes and our fears. We hope there are ghosts because we really don’t die. Our loved ones have not left us; they are real and alive.
I remember when my grandmother died and how much I didn’t want that to be the case. But the ghost idea, the idea that we get out of our bodies and continue, is powerful. Because who does not have an instance in which he or she would say, I just wish I could have said this to my mother. Or I wish my father knew I wasn’t really mad at him this time. Therefore, ghosts may not really exist, but that does not mean you cannot see one.
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