Theory of a Ghost

United States
February 3, 2009 12:25am CST
Ghosts. Are they real? What is real? My dictionary says this is the definition of real: existent or pertaining to the existent as opposed to the nonexistent. How do we know it exists? Because people see it. Everyone? No. People born blind can't see rainbows, but we know they exist. According to presstelegram.com 1 in 4 people have claimed to have seen ghosts. So surely they must be real. But what are they? Lost souls? Demons trying to fool us? Possibly. But I have my own idea. Just a thought. I say they are recordings. Yeah. Recording isn't a man made thing. Man never invented anything on his own. He stole every idea from nature. Think about it. Ever had an image stuck in your head? Or dreamed? Those are visual recordings. What about an echo? You yell out something, and you hear your own voice call back. Hello. Recording. How these things are recorded I'm not exactly sure. I've got a few ideas. First one is chemical reactions in nature. If you still use a film camera (35mm whatever), there is a chemical reaction that takes place to produce your pictures, to make images appear. Ok. Lets say nature does the same thing. Under the right circumstances you could have your picture taken by "nature". But then wouldn't we see people all over? No. There would have to be certain things that would have to occur. The right chemicals to be in place, lighting, possibly some kind of radiation from the suns solar flares. And opportunity. Who would have the best opportunity? Someone who did something many times over and over. Which would be why people claim to see ghosts that seem to be stuck in an event. And as we all know, taking a picture with a film camera doesn't allow you to see images. You need to process your film. This involves more chemical reactions in order for you to see your images. The same would be true for nature. You can't see the images unless certain things occur for you to be able to see them. Wanna know how to get rid of ghosts? Clean your house. Yeah. Actually people have said ghost activity stopped when they clean their house. Odd. That's my first idea. This next one is not so well thought out. Just a quick thought that popped into my head, still working on the details really. "Genetic Memory" DNA. Its what makes us who we are. Your hair, eye color, etc etc. I think not only traits are recorded in that DNA, but events in one's life. Things you've seen in a dream. Maybe an ancestor saw the same thing. That strong connection you feel with someone. Maybe an ancestor had the same connection to one of their ancestors. So maybe, when you see a ghost, its actually something that an ancestor witnessed playing back for you to see. Like a lost thought that just suddenly pops into your head. So far I haven't discussed sound at all. People claim to hear thumps, crying, screaming, laughing. What about the sounds? Well This last one is very simple, and I think it will explain the sounds. Sound waves. Sound waves and light waves are how visual and sound information is passed from one object to the next. These waves don't disappear. They bounce from one item to the next. Eh? Eh? Who knows. Anyway, these are just thoughts. Maybe ghosts are simply spirits. Or people on the other side. But for many people, whatever they may be, they are real. And one more thing. Orbs. Yeah they're not so mysterious. They're what we like to call "dust". lol. Next time you get some orbs in your photos, clean your lens, or clean your room.Oh. One more thing. If ghosts are spirits, are we all white inside? If they're people from the other side, where are the dark skinned ghosts? Seriously. Has anyone seen a picture of a black ghost? White ghosts, asians; yeah sure. But dark skinned people? If you have seen a dark skinned ghost please tell me about it. what are your thoughts? questions?
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@amitksing (1323)
• India
3 Feb 09
Many people believe on the existence of Ghosts while many not. Many even claim to have seen/encountered with some. Actually ghosts are more a hypothesis than reality ans as far as I am concerned, I don't believe on ghosts.
• United States
3 Feb 09
What do you consider a ghost? Spirit, or recording of some kind? Thanks for commenting.
@amitksing (1323)
• India
3 Feb 09
For me, Ghosts are just a story or a piece of imagination!
• United States
3 Feb 09
Ah that might be true. That's what I was sorta referring to when I mentioned dna memory. Not really imagination as something you just made up, cause many people swear they saw these things, but memory. Something that wasn't there, but a memory passed down in your dna, caused you to see it. Something one of your ancestors saw or something. Recorded memory passed down. Which might also explain deja vu. Since family members are similar in traits, it would make sense that they would react the same way, and do similar things. So if you feel like you've done something before, maybe its just the memory of an ancestor that had done it before. anyway. thanks for commenting.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
It's good to parallel your scientific explanations of ghosts with the Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle of the Greeks that they considered holy because priests go into trance when they go into the altar, then they give out prophesies. What scientists found out in the 21st century is that those priests were high and they didn't know it. Some gas that came from below the earth was oozing into the temple and making the priests high :D As for Ghosts, I don't really have any opinion on them. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Sounds like you've put a lot of thought in to your theory. I think that people that are "open" to the idea of ghosts have a much better chance of seeing them or sensing their presence. I think that we can always make excuses about what went bump or how we lost something we just knew we put in a certain place. I think that all sudden cold spots can explained and when we feel something brush against us,it was just a shiver or maybe just a draft. I think that orbs could mostly be written off as dust if someone chose to do so. I don't think the color is considered so much white as it is translucant.And yes..I think that we all are free of color inside. I like your thought on genetic memory. It is a strange and intriguing thought. It would be almost as hard to prove as a ghost though. The only problem with that is why is it only 1 out of 4 people that experiance it? Guess it would depend on how open you were to the idea. This ghost thing is always going to be very debatable. You have people that swear by it and people who swear against it. Nice discussion! I've enjoyed it.
• United States
13 Feb 09
very nice response. The 1 out of 4 is people that have admitted to seeing ghosts. Many people have seen things that they wouldn't call ghosts, cause they're just not sure what it was, and many will never admit to things they've seen, cause they fear people will call them crazy. Almost everyone in my life that I have encountered has had some kind of experience with the "supernatural". I'm not sure I would agree with the "open to the idea" thought. That makes it seem like its their imagination, and with all the sightings, I don't think its just imagination. I think we've gotten to where people pretty much know (about 80%) that there are "ghost" , just no one is really sure what they are. Spirits, or something else. But you are right alot of people have never seen them and deny they exist. Thanks for your response.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Thanks!!
@dodo19 (34013)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Feb 09
I do believe that ghosts exist. I have encountered some moments when I have come across a ghost. My first experience was when I was about 12 years old. And I have had several more experiences since then, to say the least. I am now 20 years old and I still come across them. I do believe that they're around us, whether we chose to acknowledge them or not, whether we believe in them or not.
• United States
13 Feb 09
I would like to hear about your ghost experiences. That is a long time to be seeing ghosts. Have you always lived in the same area, or do they follow you?
@dodo19 (34013)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Feb 09
It's more like they're following me around, because a year ago, I moved away to school, and haven't really been home a whole lot. But I lived in the same area for quite a while. There are some times, when I was alone, and I'd a glance of someone entering another room, but when I'd go and see, there was no one there. And I didn't hear any door opening and closing or anything like that. Once or twice, I'd feel icy cold hands touch my arms, when I was alone in my room and I wasn't cold at all. Several times, I'll feel the presence of someone in the same room, when there's no one in the room, besides myself, to begin with. These are some examples of my experiences.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
24 Mar 09
It seems you have done a research about ghosts. Lol. I don't believe in ghosts. I think that they are fear or thinking of human mind. When I was kid, I used to go out to pee during nights and saw the leaves of trees moving so fast and thought that ghost did it and was scared of it. So, my Dad or Mom always accompained me. When I grew up I came to know that it is wind. I also thik that ghost is a good topic for people who make 'TV shows' because they can make a lot of money out of it. Anyway, this is a nice discussion. I enjoyed.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Ah but we are not talking about childhood fantasies. No shadows in the night, no creaking floors, or things we thought we saw out of the corners of our eyes. But things seen in plain site uninfluenced by any substance, or condition. Wide awake, sober, and right in front of you. Its hard to know if ghosts exist if you've never seen one, but for people that have there's no doubt ghosts exist. That's where I'm at. I have seen them. I just want to know now , that i have, what they are.
@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
My mom is a clairvoyant and it's crazy how she can read thoughts even without the intention to. She also sees ghosts from time to time. Sometimes I doubt, but there was one time when we saw the same thing. It was dark and I was on the phone talking with some guy. My mum went to her room early and left me alone. I looked near the piano and saw some brown/orangey swirling energy. I had some chills in my spine so, I put down the phone and followed my mom. Without saying a thing my mom told me that the reason why she went in early was because she felt weird when she saw a brown/orangey thing in the living room. I also have a discussion on ghosts: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1888377.aspx
• United States
7 Feb 09
oh wow that's odd. swirling energy. I've never seen that before. You'll have to tell me more about that. Oh good i'll check out your discussion. thanks for commenting on mine.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I think.... my answer will be alot shorter then your post. No, I really think that you might be right about natural recordings may explain some of the Ghosts people deal with. I'm not so sure of the why or hows of it because I've never overly thought about it. I do know some think it is echo of extreme emotions. Others think it's living things (plants and what not)remembering though I'm not too keen on that one. I also think that it doesn't explain all of the paranormal stuff. but then, I don't think that was what you were aiming for anyway. Great post!
• United States
4 Feb 09
Thank you. You are correct it does not explain all of the paranormal, and only briefly begins to look at what ghosts are. I just think that people are spending too much time saying Ghost are real,or not real. For the people that say ghosts are real, (like myself) we need to figure out exactly what they are. To just guess that they are souls is "stupid" we can't guess, we need to know the facts. Only when these things are figured out, can we get people to consider the idea that "ghosts" might actually exist. Cause alot of people when they hear "spirits" or "souls" they immediately reject the idea of it existing without even considering it. Thank you for commenting.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
I don't think I am smart enough to understand ghosts and I am happy enough not to be in their orbit or sphere of influence. There are many people who have a better understanding of ghosts and I prefer to just listen to them. Cheers!!
• United States
3 Feb 09
No one really understands ghosts. There just isn't enough evidence yet, to show behind any doubt that they do exist, even though many have experienced them including myself. And not enough contact to figure out what they are yet. Your ideas right now are just as good as anyone elses. Though actually experiencing one would probably help greatly. Thanks for commenting. Take care.