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Why do we like to know about ghosts?

Updated on April 5, 2011

Do you like watching scary movies?

I like to watch scary ghost movies even if they really scare me. And though I faced some experiences in my childhood and even when I was youth "Mm sure I'm still".

The funniest thing is I can't sleep in dark, and sometimes I can't sleep alone in a room. When I was 11 years old I was left alone at night and I held a watch in my hands counting seconds till they came back, all my family went for dinner but I had to stay home to wake up early next day for school. I was in my room when they left home and though all lights were lit, I didn't feel safe. I sat in the hall's veranda with my watch. It was very dark there and even nobody was passing in the street in this cold winter night.

When I was very young "may be 4 or 5, I saw a large dark shaddow on the wall in front of the kitchen, simply I asked them "What was that" and the answer was "It's the shadow of garlic" Which was hanged there for some reason. I was too young and didn't think that garlics were hanged. I thought it's a ghost called the shadow of the garlic especially after the scary tales that my nanny used to tell me.

I started to watch scary movies when I was young when mother was watching them. I had no choices that time, I didn't have a TV in my room, and I didn't have the computer option as you know it was TV or TV that time :).

This is the start of my ghost exploring journey. I started reading ghost stories when I was 13, and my favorit movies were those which keeps you awake till the morning comes.


People like to know what they mustn't know.

Curiosity is a genetic behavior. All creatures are curios and like to know hidden and unknown things. Humans are considered of the least curious creatures. This is because humans use logical thinking more than unsystematic exploring.

Ghosts are cosidered of the illogical things for most of people since they belong to the world of metaphysics and they can't apply any logical approach on this subject.

Being unknown and mysterious thing, excites some people to discover more and to give ears and read more stories about ghosts. Sometimes these stories are real ghost stories, but most of the time these stories are unreal or modified to attract readers.

Does everybody believe in them?

Most people who believe in ghosts have real experiences or at least know someone who has an experience with ghosts or with supernatural phenomenon that we relate to ghosts.

Here are 2 videos that are uploaded on youtube, you might believe they're real or might relate them to some logical reason. For me, I really don't know how real they are.

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Shadows you saw in the above 2 videos are

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Now after you have chosen, I'll tell you what I'm aware of. In the first video, if parents are concerned about their baby, why did they focus on the door?

In the second creepy thing, The height of the ghost thing is nearly the height of human, beside there isn't any proven ghost behavior.

Why do people see ghosts?

Why do some people can see ghosts and others can not.

Initially, it's not possible to see ghosts even if they exist. Logically if most people can't see them in normal light spectrum so they're invisible to all human. Sometimes they appear in videos and photos that means they are visible in a certain light spectrum.

But still some people say that they do see ghosts in normal light.

Their should be an explanation for this phenomena. Some people explain that by considering it's brain tricks. In physics there is a fact says that Brain is tricky! It lets us see things that aren't there. That depends on what you're expecting to see. Sight occurs in our brain due to combination of chemical reactions due to signals sent by our eyes and experiences gathered during our life. Additional information might be added to the real image forming an image that doesn't exist in real, but exists in some one's brain.

By the way this is not my own point of view, it's physicians' explanations of some people who have psychic problems.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thanks kitty for stopping by and reading this hub:)

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      loved this hub...great take on why many people are so fascinated with the world of the paranormal and unknown. keep it up, kafsoa! voted up. :)

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Alastar, it's really nice to care and reply. Thank you very much :)

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      Alastar Packer 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Yes I agree kafsoa. It sounds like your children have a very fine and wise mother. You don't have to apologize to me for anything. I hope you write some more on your experiences. the videos that people put out where they go boo! at the end may get you the first time but after that there just Discernment is the key on these vids. Thank you kafsoa :)

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Thanks for commenting here alastar, yes I agree with you that I should have some useful hub. This one is useful, and I think it's very useful to parents who are raising their kids and leaving them to nanies. It's also useful for parents who don't give their kids enough time to explain things and they let kids live parents' life. My experience in the childhood,made me raise the bravest logical kids, who know how to enjoy their time and do useful things. Sorry "alastar" about the videos of dark scenes. I just wanted to say that not all online videos are real, as in the first video, parents wanted to watch their baby's behaviour at night and fixed a camera there to watch her. But in fact the camera was focussing on the door, so it's not watching the baby. this was on purpose to create a situation for making a video to be uploaded to the internet. I'm really not sure about the second one!

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      alastar packer 7 years ago

      My comp. a little old and isn't to good with dark scenes but on the 1st vid all i saw was a door open and handle move. on the second vid i believe if something para was around the dog possibly would have sensed it. These phenomena absolutely exist though and science is getting close to explaining at least how some could happen through the 'zero point field', 'string theory' etc. When a person is confronted by a true full bodied apparition9( outside of being mentally ill )it is indeed an event that sparks the curiosity to say the least. kafsoa it appears you've had a few strange things happen in your life.You may have some more.useful hub.