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Why Ghosts Don't Exist
Studies have shown that if there is a disconnection between your mind and your body when you are either going into or coming out of REM (rapid eye movement sleep), sleep paralysis or 'waking dreams' can occur. In waking dreams you are awake, but you feel like you can't move or are 'paralyzed' as if you were asleep. During sleep paralysis your mind can come up with all sorts of hallucinations. Some people have witnessed intruders or ghosts and some people have even had a sense of impending doom or believe they are being killed. It's very common and to me seems the most logical explanation for ghost sightings, it also explains other things such as why it seems ghosts only come out at night. Did you never wonder why ghosts have a weird aversion towards the day time?
Ever felt like someones watching you? Or had an inexplicable feeling of fear or terror? This could be due to infrasound. Infrasound is a sound lower than 20 hertz, which is below the lower limit of human audibility. You can't consciously hear the sound but your ears can still sense it. The fact your conscious mind can't understand where these sensory inputs are coming from completley messes with your emotions causing your body to create the feeling of fear, dread or panic.
Newtons laws of motion state that 'for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'. If ghosts walk then they must be applying a force to the ground and the ground must be applying an equal force on the ghost. This means that ghosts must be made of matter and not energy as pure energy would not be able to stay on the floor without passing through it.
Also sticking to the theory that ghosts are made of energy how can we explain the myth that when ghosts enter a room the temperature suddenly drops? When a hot object is put next to a cold one in order for the hot object to cool down heat energy flows from it and into the cold one. This would work if ghosts were made of matter as they would be able to absorb the heat energy of the room and reduce the temperature, but as they are supposedly made of energy the typical belief that ghostly presences cause sudden chills is false.
Ghosts only come in human form
This is because it's conveniently what we want to see. A ghost is generally believed to be a deceased persons soul or spirit that has the same appearances of when that person was alive. Animals die too, but do you ever hear of a field of ghost sheep? Or a cat floating around at the end of someones bed?
I hope that I've given you all something to think about! Next time you believe you've had some kind of ghost related experience, think logically before believing everything the media has forced us to believe about the paranormal!