Are Ghosts And Demons Real??
It is a very interesting question. And basically the answer is in the person’s belief. Since time immemorial people have been talking about such things which they cannot see but can feel the presence. When this question is raised, science and religion clashes resulting in an unending debate.
Before writing anything I would like to mention that the whole matter is based on human beliefs, expert’s views and from the Holy Bible.
Difference Between Ghost And Demon
According to human belief, ghosts are the dead human. They are the soul of a person who was alive once. Or one can say that they are the traces left after a person dies. They are the soul stuck in our world and seeking way to reach the other world where they actually belong. Ghost stays at those places where they have died or where they used to live when they were alive.
But on the other side, demons are non-earthly by origin. They are the evil spirit which was never alive. They are tricky and childish and mostly targets children.
According to the Holy Bible, demons are the ‘fallen angels’. Bible states that the spiritual world exists with our world. The god himself is a spirit (Holy Spirit), also called the ‘holy ghosts’ in the early translations of the bible. The god created billions of angels to help the living beings. Most of them are our friend but some of the angels rebelled and sinned. These are called demons (also called ‘devils’ in early translations of Bible). Such sinned angels were thrown out from the heaven and are called the ‘fallen angels’. The chief in them is Satan.
It is believed that the ghost doesn’t have any influence in the good or bad in the society. But demons have a strong influence in the surrounding. It is reported in many cases that demons usually appears in front of the children as a child. They will play with the child. Then slowly and steadily, when they achieve the trust of the child and the child starts believing them, they start influencing the child’s mind. Ultimately the child’s behaviour starts changing. They start misbehaving. In some other cases they create frustration between the family members resulting in family problems. Family may also suffer from other problems which creates frustration between the family members.
Demons are intensely ingrained in mythology and religion and hints of their presence is felt from the time of the ancient Sumerians. There are several stories about demons and their possession ability. Demons are said to have the power to inhabit human as well as animal bodies. If someone got sick, Sumerians used to believe that the sickness was due to possession by ‘sickness demons.’ People used to pray to God to get protected from demons and some even used to perform exorcism to get rid of demons. Humans are believed to have no control over possession by demon. In case of ghosts, it is believed that humans, psychics or certain other medium, can channel out ghost‘s influence from human body.
Many of us believe that demons, angels and ghosts co exists along with us. If something happens beyond our logical thinking ability, we term it as tricks or miracles of ghosts or demons. Demons and ghosts play the tricks while the angles do miracles. However, the impact of the ghosts’ tricks is expected to be less than that of demons as the later is considered as more powerful.
Demons never appear in front of anyone usually. But sometimes they appear in the form of dark shadow which can be seen clearly if stationary. They can also sometimes move very quickly but can still clearly be seen as a dark presence. When demons are present a sewer, wet dog or rotten smell is usually present. Not always but usually also extreme cold. On the other hand, Ghosts are usually gray, shadowy and very transparent and with few details. Usually facial features can not be seen. Orbs in photos are of this type as well. The word "Orb", from the Latin orbis 'circle', is another name for a round object, especially a disk or a sphere. (Sometimes the spirit appears in the form of a small dark circle. This is called an orb.)
Angels come in front of us in many forms but rarely will you see one except in emergency situations where you are being protected from something especially in near death situations, heart attack, car accidents etc.
Ghost, Spirit And Poltergeist
Although ghosts, spirits and poltergeist are human soul but there is a small difference between them that makes their classification different. Ghosts, as mentioned earlier, are the stuck human souls who need help to escape from this world. A ghost has more of a negative connotation associated with it in comparison to a spirit. On the other hand spirits are associated with the guardian angels that are here between us just to help. A parent or grandparent who loved you dearly and can’t bear seeing you in anguish will come to you in your time of need. They have reached the other world but are here only for their loved ones. They might be mischievous but never harms. There could be bad spirits too, which are out to harm us, but they can be counted on our fingers. But the ghosts who is angry, aggressive, has lots of hate and frustration within are called Poltergeist. Most of the time they frighten us. They perform activities like banging doors, throwing household things etc. The more you panic, the more they feel happy. They get energy from your fear. And hence day by day their activities increases.
Ghost can give appearance but a poltergeist never gives its appearance.
The energy level of ghost remains constant but that of poltergeist sometimes increases then decreases. Ghosts only creates mental terror. Whereas poltergeist can harm you as well.
When Ghosts can be sent away their abodes, it is difficult to send away a poltergeist. Religious ceremonies are conducted for sending away the ghosts to the other realm (world/kingdom). For sending away a poltergeist, the correct agent has to be identified. The emotional and physical attitudes come a long way in handling a poltergeist.
This was all about the difference. Now, here are some other facts about ghosts.
1. Certain events of history are replayed as if they are recorded. For example, girl sitting on her grave, burning smell even if something is not burning, scent of perfume, conversation of some people, walking sound etc. Even the smell and sounds repeats. These are done to just recall that moment which happened to that particular place.
2. Physics states that everything in this universe is composed of energy. When the soul leaves the body, certain energies are left with them. Ghost uses this energy to switching on and off the light. And due to this energy their presence can be felt. This fact is now used by the ghost hunters to verify the presence of ghost and has now become a big business. These energies can be in the form of electrical energy, magnetism or electromagnetism which can be easily checked by the instruments. The common sensation related to this is temperature fluctuation and standing of hair on the end at the place where high magnetic and electric effects are present.
3. One of the few things we do know for sure is that paranormal phenomena is more likely to be experienced at night, and sure enough, there is a scientific explanation for why this may be. In short, the earth is covered by a fluctuating membrane we all know as the atmosphere, which is constantly being bombarded by a strong solar wind from the sun. During the day, this membrane is thinnest and densest because it is being directly hit by the solar wind. However, at night, when sheltered from the sun, it expands much farther into space and has much less resistance. This explains why television and radio stations come in better at night, and why you can tune into stations much farther away than is possible during the day. Therefore, the reason we see more paranormal activity at night is because there is much less resistance to every kind of magnetic and electrical current or force, making it easier for energy-based manifestations to appear. Indeed, the best time to go on ghost hunts is widely believed to be between 9 pm and 3 am, with midnight being optimal.
4. The ghosts usually appear in front of children and females. Demon targets children or the one who is mentally and emotionally weak.
5. Sometimes the demons are not associated with a place but on a particular person. In such cases, where ever you go they will follow you. And this happens with a child of 7 or 8 years and could happen to anyone. As the child grows up, their activities also increases.
6. Ghosts usually appears in photographs taken in some haunted place. But people often say after watching the photos of ghosts that what is the proof that these photos are real. To check this you can use an instant photo camera which has no reel. hence no one can do some changes in the negatives.
These videos will show you the activities of a poltergeist.
The Things You Should Never Do…
Horror stories create interest towards ghosts and demons. And people usually do some things to encounter with the ghosts that they should not try. The most common thing used by the people is ouiji board. You should never play with it. Unknowingly, by playing with ouiji board we open such doors that connect the world of livings and non livings. And in many cases through these doors, ghosts and many times demons enters our world. It is just like to hit your leg on axe. And to get rid of them is definitely not easy.
There are other ways too through which you can give an open invitation to ghosts and demons like playing with dowsing rods and practicing black magic.
People think that by calling a ghost they can complete their wishes by ordering them. But usually the opposite happens.
Why Ghosts React On You??
There may be three major reasons because of which ghost appears in front of you or tries to gain attention-
1. If the ghost needs help to escape from this world they will show you their presence.
2. If your home was his home once or he died in that place they will show their anger. They don’t like the presence of other people in their places.
3. Sometimes when we move to new home and do some repairing, the sleeping ghosts gets activated. Means they can allow you to live in their house but they don’t want you to make any changes in there.
Earlier, science did not believe on such paranormal activities. But now even science has begun to believe in such things that are above human understandings.
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