Are you a ghost believer or still suspicious about it?

China
November 30, 2007 8:47am CST
Tonight one of my students asked me a question about ghosts. She began with, "Do you think the existence of ghosts, please?". I told her that I don't believe so. I said that it is only imagined by people. But she told me quite a few true stories that her grandmother and family told her and also one example she herself had experienced, which made me believe her to some extent. Also some other girls joined in this topic or conversation and they all agree that in Building 7 on campus, where they live, they used to hear someone using the bathroom and tap-water and also the footsteps on the fifth floor at midnight, when everything was so quiet. It is also the top floor, where all the rooms are empty and there is even an iron door for the fifth floor and it is locked, with nobody being able to step to the fifth floor. They just get very nervous about this. By the way, our school is very big and the spot used to be some fields and some scattered tombs of the local villagers though it is now part of the town. It would be a lengthy one if I should tell each ghost story from my students. To make it short, I just wonder whether mylotters here believe that there are ghosts or if you or your family or friend has ever seen one in real. It would be interesting to know about ghost stories. Thanks for sharing with us your ideas or stories about this in advance. I would appreciate it very much for your responses, my dear friends. Come on and share with us, ok? Thanks again.
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46 responses
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
30 Nov 07
I am neighther a believer nor suspicious about ghosts. I just firmly do not believe in ghosts. From where it comes? Who were they earlier? Who do they live (on top of tamarind tree). In India, there are millions of villages and the have c o c k and bull story in each village about ghosts. They have a name also for each one of them. Where do they get food. Where do they sleep? Are they reproducing? Who is their leader?It is the authors of the books who had long ago listened grandmother stories, gave tiwsts and turn to the stories and stuffed one or two ghost elements to make the story scary. There are no ghosts. I am the ghost, if I walk in the night where there is no moon, put a white cloth on my head. I might have gone for a nature call.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
30 Nov 07
g o o d n i g h t
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• Philippines
30 Dec 07
i believe that ghosts exists... i have had my own share of experiences that involve ghosts, elementals and other paranormal experiences. but my faith is stronger than anything else so there's nothing that i should really fear.
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• China
30 Dec 07
Hello dear dolce_vita. So based on your experience, it is believable that ghosts exist in the human world. Thanks very much for your response, my dear friend.
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@gerald_lian (2192)
• Australia
30 Nov 07
I definitely believe in ghosts, even though I have never seen one appearing before my eyes. The reason why I believe in them is because my grandparents, parents, uncles and aunties claimed that they have seen ghosts before. As a child, I always heard stories from my grandparents, parents, uncles and aunties about their encounters with ghosts as they lived in a haunted house in the past due to poverty. The stories that they told me was exactly similar, even with all the minor details, so I could be very sure there wasn't a coalition by them just to trick a small kid like me to sleep. Besides, my parents actually showed me the haunted house they stayed in last time, but we just passed through without entering the house. One of the stories from my grandmother goes like this. She was washing clothes in the night by the river near her home and she actually saw a whitish apparition floating through the air, with the shape of a human but without a head. As the apparition drew nearer to her, my grandmother said that she could actually see that the apparition was headless and blood was oozing out from the area without the head. She claimed she even heard the apparition say this in Mandarin, "Help me to revenge, help me to revenge, I beg you". My grandmother was so frightened she ran straight back home leaving the all the clothes at the river. That's one of the stories that I heard which gave me the chills down my spines. There were many other stories too but I guess there's just too many to tell in one post. I'll post more if you remind me to from time to time! =)
• China
1 Dec 07
Good morning, dear gerald_lian. I show great interest in the wondeerful story from you grandmother. I am glad that I read this morning, not last night, otherwise it would be difficult for me to fall asleep. hehe. I especially like the part where the apparition could speak in mandarin. So this could be a Chinese ghost or apparition. Oh, my. Yes, in our Chinese culture, we have many ghosts stories. I guess that you must know that famous ancient classic novel by Pu Songling, which is entitled with "Liaozai", with many ghosts stories in it. I love this novel very much and used to read it a lot when I was young. This novel is also made into movies, which I also love to watch very much. If you have any more stories about what one has experienced in his own life and has ever seen with his own eyes, please feel free to type it here for us to share. I appreciate your response and interesting story very much. Have a good day, my dear friend.
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• United States
1 Dec 07
Hello Williamjisir, I very much believe in ghosts, I've seen them, on more than one occassion. Where I live now, many strange occurances have happened. I've woke up missing jewelry off my fingers, rings that don't just fall off when I'm awake, why when I'm sleeping? I've heard keys and footsteps across my floors when I'm home alone. I've been woken up in the night thinking my hubby is home from work in the shower only to get up and see he's not there. My hubby didn't believe me either until one night in October this year. He was in the kitchen making him a grilled sandwhich. On the counter he placed a tub of butter and the meat and stuff he was going to make his sandwhich with. I was on the couch in the living room watching TV, but out of the corner of my eye I could see into the kitchen where he was standing at the table. Just then, I see something flying through the air and landing on the floor, my hubby hadn't moved from the kitchen table. I got up and went in there and the lid to the tub of butter, which he had not taken off yet, was on the floor infront of the refridgerator about 5ft from where the butter tub sat on the counter. I saw my hubby, he was no where near the lid when it removed itself from the tub and flew across the floor. He was frozen, his mouth dropped open and all he could say was, "I didn't do that". Bay Lay Gray xx
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• China
1 Dec 07
Hello dear friend. I am happy to have read this response of yours, which tells the true experience that you have had. I was reading it with goose skin bump and get chill feeling on the spine. It is so vivid and there is no reason not to believe the truth of it. Thanks so much for your response, my dear Bay Lay Gray xx. Happy posting, dear friend.
• United States
1 Dec 07
Thank You William! It's all true. Some say I may have been sleeping and dreaming during some of the events, but I just don't think so. I think I could tell the difference between dreaming and real, I can any other time anyway. I know some dreams feel like they were real and it takes a moment to distinguish between the two, but you can usually tell when it was a dream. Happy posting to you too! Bay xx
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• China
2 Dec 07
Hello again, dear Bay. Yes, I think that so long as we are conscious about what we are doing, there is no problem for us to distinguish whether it is a dream or not. It seems that most people would say so if you tell them something paranormal. Thanks for your further response, my dear friend.
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@dnbuster (442)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i do believe in them , we arent alone here:)
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• China
5 Apr 08
Hello dear dnbuster. Thank you for your response. Everything is possible to exist on the earth. Take care.
@dnbuster (442)
• United States
5 Apr 08
yes there is, there has to be...
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• China
5 Apr 08
Thanks for your firm belief about ghost.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Yes I am a believer
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• China
5 Apr 08
Hello dear enola. Thank you for your response. Have a good day.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Thank you an I will planning on hitting the sack
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• China
5 Apr 08
Hello again. I wish you lucky to hit the sack. lol. Take care.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 08
It's a scary experience for your students, who are dwelling in the campus hostels. Thank god I didn't have super natural encounter to share but I do like to share my point of view regarding this. I believe 'ghost' is some form of 'energy' which exist in different dimension. So coincidently our brain activity could pick up the 'frequency' released by this form of 'energy'. The reason we could see thing and hear thing is because our brain pick up the nerve signal sent by our visual and hearing organ (eye and ear). So all things that we are familiar with are only the interpreted image of our brain. Amazing isn't it? So, this super natural form of 'energy' somehow could intercept our brain activity and create illusional image and sound inside our brain, which we believe it's real or even exist! I belive most of the time, the super natural form of energy doesn't intentionally intercept our brain. Only when our brain activity is operating same 'frequency' with it, then only we can receive the 'signal'. The working mechanism is just like how radio and TV works. The maximum RF signal is transfered when the impedance matches. This explain sometimes, only certain people at certain time could 'see' or 'hear' things. This is really an interesting topics and much to be explored. Hope we could talk about this next time :)
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• China
5 Mar 08
Hello dear cheongyc. Thanks so much for your analysis from the angle of science and psychology. I agree with you with no objection. Thanks again, dear friend.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
You are welcome my friend. As a science stream student, I always try to analyse thing from scientific angle. Whatever unexplained today, is because we haven't acquired the knowledge or haven't achieved that level or haven't discovered the secret yet. We might understand it one day when technology is more advanced in the future. Thanks for agreeing with my opinion my friend. Happy mylotting!
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
You are welcome my friend. As a science stream student, I always try to analyse thing from scientific angle. Whatever unexplained today, is because we haven't acquired the knowledge or haven't achieved that level or haven't discovered the secret yet. We might understand it one day when technology is more advanced in the future. Thanks for agreeing with my opinion my friend. Happy mylotting!
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
3 Dec 07
Dearest William, I would say that I do no believe in G H O S T S and spirits but love to watch horror movies and have goose flesh still. lol. However, I have heard many stories about ghosts from my granny who used to spice it up with all successful ingredients of a horror flick. We used to listen to her spell bounded and couldn't even move an inch after the saga is over. It took only 5 mins to make us believe in the spirits and enough of ambience wa created just in a while. I used to love those sessions and miss them a lot today. As I grew up I hardly believe in the existnce of such but i still miss those stories. I think, supernaturalism is as enigmatic at the term itself and if not out of mere believing, I certainly love the creepiness of it. Thanks for a great post. Have a great day.
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• China
3 Dec 07
Hello my dearest mimpi. Long time no see. Glad to see you in my discussion. I also love to listen to ghost stories and watch movies of this kind. But it is creepy enough to just watch such a movie alone. When I was a kid, I often heard such stories by adults and I would sit in the middle of them as I was so freaked out though I love to hear. But after the story, I would not be able to walk in the dark alone. Thinking of this, I cannot help laughing at myself for this. Smiling. Thanks for your response, my dear mimpi. Have a good day.
• China
3 Dec 07
Hello again, my dear mimpi. You are not alone there. I am also scared to watch horror movies alone, but I did manage to watch quite some times, but sleeping thereafter is not a problem to me at all. lol. Take care.
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
I have seen ghosts or spirits as a child. I did not realize it then, I had thought it was somebody else like my mother or a stranger but they either disappeared quickly or I saw my mother immediatetly after I saw the spirit. I suppose they are real. I definitely did nt imagine those sightings.
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• China
1 Dec 07
Hello kuirqs. I am glad to know that you have experienced this, so it could be true indeed that there is such a thing as a ghost. Thanks very much for your evidence and your response.
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
You're welcome Williamjisir. I haven'tr seen one lately though.
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• China
3 Dec 07
Hehe, my dear friend. I don't expect you to see another ghost for another time as it is too scary if you see one for one more time. Just be safe from it and thanks for your further response, my dear kuirqs. Take care.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I believe in ghosts. I've seen and felt them all my life. My mothers house is very active in that regard. I've seen 3, felt many more. There's at least 1 kid there. Very michevious. Especially at Christmas. There are a couple of battery operated ornaments my mom has that she puts on the tree. And the kid activates them.
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
30 Nov 07
No, I don't believe in the Christian idea of god. By the way, the last time I checked god didn't write the bible. Men did. I'm not here to argue theology or the theories you got from some website (afterall, if you read it on the internet it MUST be true). The question was whether people believe in ghosts. I do. I've had experiences with them. Many experiences, all of my life. All but 1 were very positive experiences. No, ghosts don't talk. But they do communicate. There's a difference. If you were "talking to ghosts" I'd say that you were just imaginative.
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Please don't think that you're more educated on ghosts that I am. You're backing up what you've "learned" by the beliefs of 1 religion. There are many more religions than that, and most of them are older than Christianity. And I've studied several of them. Different religions have different views on the subject of ghosts. You've picked one set to believe. My experience tells me that that's wrong. I never said that the ghosts always made me feel good. I said that the ornaments activating at Christmas made my sister feel better. Trust me, I'm very attuned to the feeling of evil. I can read it in people, animals, even ghosts. Just because "god told the men what to write" doesn't mean that they got it right, or that it was translated right. There have been many proven mistranslations in the bible.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 07
Hi and Hello, my great friend - Sir William. First and foremost, I have to thank you for providing this endless sensational subject of discussion. And as always, I am proud to have your posted discussion and on keenness basis to answer this subjective question in your discussion. GHOST is a terminology created by human to make it identifiable as subject of superstitious occurrence in human life. Why do I believe ghost existence?. Yes I do. I do believe ghost because it live and life in fourth (4th.) dimension with different frequency. In general or basically, human live in third dimension and can travel up to the maximum limit for thirteenth (13th.) dimension and ghost does not, ghost only live and life in fourth (4th.) dimension only. Just like an astronaut leaving this world to outer space, definitely need special suit case design for the travel purpose. If I want to go to ghost dimension and frequency area, of course I need my special suit case, physically and spiritually, to communicate with ghost and have my common communication with ghost just like do talking to normal human in this world of dimension and frequency. One more thing, it just like I want to go to meet an English man, who does not know my native language. And I am the one, who need to seek his help, so I have to learn English Language. Another prove, when you walk alone at night time, in the dark and in the remote area, what will you feel? Your goose bumps is the signal of existence of next life in your mind, body and blood. And what is that? As I said, ghost is the terminology for superstitious existence but it prone to bad assumptions. But if when we are in the feeling good, we will say as God. God and Ghost, switching in our mind from one to another. A terminology and the sensational existence will depend on the interest in certain area of the event. My conclusion, I believe in ghost existence. And ghost must be my friend and my follower, not my enemy. So, no more scare to ghost. What make we scare, because of our imagination goes beyond our expectations. And again, much thanks for providing good discussion. At least but not last, every event in our life must have the scientific explanation that reciprocates the superstitious element to build up our believe and belief. As usual, Happy Postings and Earnings, my best friend - Sir William. And never less for; HAPPY DAPPY.
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• China
8 Dec 07
Hello my dearest goodsign. Thanks so much for your lengthy response that greatly interests me. It is always so nice of you to have your nice participation in my discussion. By the way, when I was reading the previous responses about the stories that my friends had ever experienced in their life, I could not help having goose bumps. lol. You know, I love to read ghosts stories, especially when it is a true one. hehe. Thanks for your response, dear goodsign. Have a good day.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 07
cheers !!!! my good friend, Sir William.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
Hi williamjisir! I have been very skeptical about ghosts and i always tell my friends, "to see is to believe" because they always tell me stories about ghosts especially whenever we have sleepovers. Until i saw one myself and then have a few more encounters. One was a white lady that i saw when my friends and I passed by a cemetery on our way home, then when some of my relatives who passed away, I saw them in their homes and one i saw at our house. I saw most of them at night time and one i saw in broad daylight. But you know what, I believed it for a few days or months then with so many years gone by, I am thinking if it was just a figment of my own imagination or what. But of course, i don't want to prove it by having them appear to me longer at the same time talk to me. I guess I am a coward when it comes to things like these. I would rather believe now without seeing one again. haha..Take care and have a nice day. :)
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• China
3 Dec 07
Hello my dear faith friend. So I guess that there could be ghosts from the description you gave as it was what you have ever experienced years ago. Of course, it is better not to experience again as it makes people feel freaked out about the sight of it. I appreciate your response very much and enjoy it. Thanks so much for your response and have a good day, dear faith.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
You're most welcome my friend! :)
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov 07
I believe more about guardian angels, that we all have guardian angels surrounding us, watching over us and protecting us, sometimes we nearly have bad accidents, but because we are not ready to die we are protected. I like to think that my guardian angel is my beloved nan watching out for me. I always keep an open mind especially about the paranormal. Anything is possible in this world and unless you have proper evidence, proof that ghosts do NOT exist then you can't say I don't believe in ghosts.
• China
1 Dec 07
Good morning, my dear friend wolfie. I think that it is better to believe more about guardian angels than ghosts, as they are there protecting us from getting into any evil things. I am glad to know that you have guardian angels in the heart. Yeah, it is the same with me to keep an open mind about the paranormal stuff as this is such a mysterious world, where there are so much for us to learn about. Thanks so much for your response, wolfie. Good day.
@sdiaz411 (111)
• United States
10 Jan 08
wolf you are right, anything is possible. guardian angels, yes i believe thats possible, but if its true why do they only protect us from danger and not life mistake situations. I bet most of us could of used protection then.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I am a believer because I have encountered too many episodes to not believe in them.
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• China
15 Apr 08
Morning, cream97. It would be very exciting if you could let me know some of the real stories that you have encountered. Could I have that, please? I am interested in ghost stories, especially when they are true. Thanks a lot for your response. Take care.
@Armortec (154)
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
I believe in ghosts because when i`m only kinder at our country Philippines i saw wrinkled face men at the window beside (There are three wrinkled face men) our bed.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Apr 08
i believe their existence. although i haven't seen one of them but sometimes when i am alone i felt there's someone watching me, walking before me and i feel scared. the signed of their existence is always i observed specially when i am alone.
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• China
5 Apr 08
I understand that feeling of yours because when we are walking in the dark with no one else next to us, we would have such a feeling, especially when it occurs to your mind.
@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
4 Apr 08
A very good question.The whole world seems affected by it.Either this way or that way.I like to think that I dont believe in ghosts when thinking logically.But then I still am unable to figure out why i get scared when I'm alone or at night,moreso after watching a scary movie.
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• China
5 Apr 08
Hello dear Daffodil. Your response is very interesting to me and I like it because I have the same feeling as you do. I would rather try not to believe it, but after watching a scary ghost movie or after reading or listening to a ghost story, I get scared as well. So I have to say that you are not alone there, my dear friend. Thanks for your response. Take care.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
i'm still suspicious about it unless i've seen it with my own eyes XD
@naseefu (1607)
• India
4 Apr 08
I did not believe that the his there.I am not suspicious about that.I am sure there is no any Ghost.I know there has many stories about the ghosts.And as you said some stories make me in suspicious.But i do not believe in that sort of things.This is an interesting subject you put forward.Thanks williamjisir.
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• China
4 Apr 08
Hello dear naseefu. Thanks for dropping in this 'ghost' topic though I myself have some doubt about ghost. But there are some cases that I would like to believe when there are no other clear explanation about what has already happened, though I am still in doubt. lol. Thanks a lot.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 08
I've heard a lot of ghost story from my friends. SOme of them said they really saw them while some just heard it from another friend or their friend experienced it. I myself did not believe it. Yeah of course i imagine them sometimes while going through some creepy places. :P
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• China
29 Mar 08
It is the same with me when I walk through creepy places. I remember one special place when I have to pass while riding along the country road when I take a bike-riding. That is the place that I do not want to pass, but I have to, because it is a place where there are a lot of big tombs facing the road and I feel very scared about them. I hate to see tombs as I was only brought up in the city and am not used to seeing them...