Ghosts have always been a fragment of interest for many people all over the world. Different cultures have different perceptions of Ghosts spirits passed away from this world that may have passed away from this world. Millions of people and attribute goals has responsible factors for unexplained paranormal phenomena. The purpose of this assignment henceforth is to highlight a number of grounded theories and Facts that give an affirmative basis for acknowledging existence of ghost is real.
As per a survey conducted by Harris poll in 2013 around 43% of Americans have a belief that goes to exist and are very real. This fact provides a strong grounding to the notion that the dead remain with us even after they have passed in the form of spirits as they no longer have a physical existence. Even Bible acknowledges the existence of supernatural beings like Spirit by stating
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God. . . You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (Bible, James 4:7-8, NKJV)
Shakespeare’s finest work of literature like Macbeth is a testimony to the fact that the theme of believed to be true centuries ago as well as today. Most of the folklore genre like ghosts is also a product of associated true stories encompassing near-death experience, life after death, and spirit communication. The stories of sighted experiences of ghosts have been a source of fascination by many writers and readers in around hundreds of books and tales of experiencers and interviews of these observers via thousands of discussions in the past years. The research shows that even though the details, imageries, and portrayals of such observations may differ from country to country but the overall experience was an eye opener remarkably similar way. Most of the people belonging to the West described their ghost sights like a slight impression of an orb moving up in the air (in a floating manner). Many see their relatives or friends’ ghosts as contented and happy and having a great time in a beautifully surreal realm; where they were able to meet other spiritual beings and came across an extensive list of their long-lost relatives or friends. However, almost all of them reveal that such experiences didn’t appear to them as a dream or a hallucination, but such experiences were for them, according to them, “more real than real life.” The belief is also a source of comfort for many people want to look for a source to console themselves for the well-being of the people that have passed from this world and hence the existence, of course, provide them a sort of relief that somehow their loved ones are still near them. However the very concept and related opinions of people is a proof to the sheer existence of ghosts.
Even in the Victorian era in the 1800’s people suffered an insurmountable amount of pain and suffering as they walked right since they wanted to communicate with supernatural beings mainly ghosts. Ghost clubs were formed as a result, which was hell-bent on generating evidence against any substantial spiritual existence at prestigious educational institutions like Oxford University and Cambridge University. The establishment of Society for psychic research in 1882 for the promoted the concept and help many researchers and proponents of the theory to fully explore their ideas and beliefs regarding ghosts. Eleanor Sidgwick if one of the few most prominent names in history (also as a president of the society above) who contributed significantly towards the existence of ghost and how people could find evidence to support this theory. The society formed by him Laid foundation for modern-day Ghostbusters and ghost hunters (which only strengthen the assertion of the existence of supernatural beings).
Furthermore, in lieu of scientific and sociological research and explanation of spirits, the work of sociologists like Dennis and Michelle appeared in 2016 by the name “Ghostly Encounters: The Hauntings of Everyday Life” (Temple University Press) and gained a special attention and value in the proponents of this theory. Their book mysteriously states 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 uncanny — something inexplicable, extraordinary, mysterious, or eerie.” this statement further affirms that ghosts do exist but maybe differently deciphered by each human since we don’t understand the reality in which they exist. However, even though their form of existence cannot be explained and is hitherto unknown to the humans but we still cannot declare that ghosts don’t exist.
Moreover, the theory is also thought to be true due to a flat that such experiences have been personally witnessed by people belonging to different cultures and social ethnic backgrounds since the beginning of time. The experiences where people actually show goes before from individual to individual (where they grew up either in a Haunted House or were visited by the friendly spirit of a friend or a family member with unfinished business). Since eyewitness account cannot be ignored they need to be instigated father with scientific evidence.
With regard to this, research has presented the opinion of many great scholars who believe that the support for the existence of ghosts can be found in no less a hard science than modern physics. Albert Einstein who is also known as one of the greatest physicians in this world. He vouched for the existence of spirits by providing a scientific basis for them as per his first law of thermodynamics by stating: “: if energy cannot be created or destroyed but only change form, what happens to our body’s energy when we die? Could that somehow be manifested as a ghost?”
Science declares this assumption as a very basic one since after the death of the person the energy in his body goes into the earth or the environment in which he is buried. The energy is then transferred by shifting its form into packets or sources of energy absorbed by plants or other livings beings. When the Ghost Detectors are unable to detect any sort of energy since the energy has already been converted into another form after the person passes away. However one cannot state clearly that the existence of ghosts is an ostentation or a legend.
Lastly, one can say that all the factors above contribute to the fact that ghosts are very real and they exist in form of energy misunderstood by us (being Humans having a limited knowledge of the Supernatural beings and how they coexist with us). However, it is to be noted here that seeing doesn’t always mean believing sometimes when we cannot see something doesn’t really mean that that thing doesn’t exist.
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