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Theories on Ghosts, Spirits and The Paranormal

Updated on April 9, 2017

Apparitions are Reported All Over

Ghosts sightings have been reported in countries all over the globe.
Ghosts sightings have been reported in countries all over the globe. | Source

Paranormal and Poltergeists?

Paranormal: Paranormal, is a term used to describe experiences that cannot be explained by science and have no rational explanation. Moving objects are one of the more common paranormal events that are mentioned by people who report them. This is something that you do not want to happen to anyone.

Poltergeists: In general, Poltergeist are a type of supernatural being that causes physical disturbances and harasses people, usually in their own home.

Ghosts and Poltergeists activity has been reported for centuries but, physical proof is hard to come by. Having said that their are some videos and pictures that really seem to be authentic but, you never know. With technology like it is in the present time, videos can be doctored to be made to look real. One thing is for sure, and that is that there are many unexplained incidents that happen constantly all over the world.

It is amazing, to me, with the prominence of social media, you can just go online and look up different paranormal activity videos. Some of the videos you can tell are not real but, now there are others that sure do look real and chilling. There's one particular video that shows a spirit that comes off the elevator right behind a person. This is truly creepy to me. Just knowing that the spirit is so close and we have no idea.

A Scary Apparition

Ghosts sightings have been reported for centuries. Some are fake and others could be real. We may never know for sure.
Ghosts sightings have been reported for centuries. Some are fake and others could be real. We may never know for sure. | Source

Can Ghosts Hurt Us?

Ghost: A ghost is the spirit of a person or animal that can manifest itself for humans to see.

There are many views on whether ghosts exists and if they do can they harm us or scare us?

Its very rare that ghosts have been reported to hurt someone.

In less than 2% of reported cases in fact. Ghosts are usually reported as blurry images, noises or objects being moved around. If I was going to be haunted by a spirit, I would hope that it would be a friendly spirit and not one that is angry, has something to prove, something to reveal or is out to hurt me.

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Scientific Explanations For The Paranormal

This list contains just a few of the scientific explanations for ghastly apparitions and such.

One of the scientific explanations for paranormal activity in a person's home is called Infrasound.

Infrasound: Low Frequency Sound or Infrasound is sound that is lower than 20 Hertz per second. Twenty Hertz (Cycles) per second is the normal hearing for a human.

Another possible explanation for the odd things that happen to a person at night is Sleep Paralysis.

Sleep Paralysis: Disrupted REM sleep can result in sleep paralysis which is a moment just as a person awakens where he feels frozen. He can see and hear but he is completely paralyzed.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Carbon Monoxide can leak into your home. It can cause among other things, Hallucinations.

Brain Glitches Caused by Sleep Deprivation: These glitches can cause slight lobe epilepsy which can cause illusions or other types of hysteria.

Convection: Objects lose heat in order to stabilize room temperature and hot air rise and cool air drops. This effect can cause a cold spot to form in mid air which make some mistakingly believe they are in the presence of a ghost.

Camera Malfunctions: Orbs are usually seen in photographs but their can be several reasons for this. If a bug, fly or speck of dirt is too close to the lens it will appear very blurry and with a camera flash it will look like a supposed orb.

Also, Other explanations besides scientific ones have been used. For example, strange noises such as footsteps or talking could be a creak in the floor or old plumbing pipes in your home.

Please leave your thoughts and opinions on the paranormal in the comments box located at the bottom of the page. If you have ever had any poltergeists or other ghost activity occur let me know what happened.




EMF Reader For Ghosts Detection!

An EMF reader is used by ghost hunters to help detect paranormal activity.
An EMF reader is used by ghost hunters to help detect paranormal activity. | Source

Are Ghosts Real or Fake?

Many people especially in the religious community believe in ghosts. On the other hand, many people especially scientists usually do not believe in ghosts and they commonly have a rational explanation for most odd happenings.

Photos and video cameras are the two main sources used in trying to prove that poltergeists are real. Pictures can easily be altered and so can most video footage so, it is hard to tell what is for real and what is fictitious.

Warren Occult Museum

The Ouija board is thought to be a way of communicating with the dead.
The Ouija board is thought to be a way of communicating with the dead. | Source

Paranormal Occurrences

Their has been many different reports of paranormal haunting or ghosts sightings and noises Throughout the ages. Many have been hoaxes and many make you wonder to say the least.

Some of the most commonly reported cases of paranormal phenomena include:

1. Strange Noises

2. Whispering or talking low

3. Blurry, ghost like appearances

4. Levitating or moving objects such as dishes or furniture

5. Strange and sometime horrid smells

Poltergeist!

Many movies including Poltergeist (Pictured) have portrayed ghosts and the unexplained.
Many movies including Poltergeist (Pictured) have portrayed ghosts and the unexplained. | Source

Top Paranormal Movies

Paranormal Activity
Poltergeist
The Conjuring
The Rite
Paranormal Activity 3
Devil Inside
Insidious
Stir of Echoes
1408
 
Amityville Horror
 
Ten excellent paranormal related films.

Ghosts in Hollywood!

Ghosts have been portrayed in the movies, cartoons and on television. Usually, When it comes to the devil or demons things are even worse than when it's ghosts or poltergeists.

Ghosts in the movies usually just haunt or scare people by noises or appearances.

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Paranormal Videos!

© 2014 Buster Johnson

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      Lynda 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Interesting hub. From my perspective Ghosts are oftentimes the energy of those who have died and have not crossed over to the light. On the other hand from my own personal experience, the spirit of our deceased loved ones can be with us and indeed I experience my husband in spirit. I capture all kinds of orbs in my photos, he has manipulated electronic equipment, moved items and I have leaned to communicate telepathically with him. But, I do not consider him a Ghost, I consider him a Spirit whom I know would never hurt me. :) Lynda