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Do Ghosts Exist?

Updated on March 27, 2013


If I told you I'd seen some really spooky ghosts in a dark old house with a graveyard in the front, would you believe me?

You shouldn't. But I wouldn't exactly be lying because the Haunted Mansion is my FAVORITE ride at Disneyland.

In the comments for the question Do Ghosts Exist? below, there are some who believe they have had an encounter with a ghost. I'll be honest, the possibility that ghosts exist FREAKS ME OUT, but I'm not convinced...yet.

There are others who think it's silly to believe in ghosts. Seriously--believing in something you've never seen and can't be proven is a tall order.

What do you think? Do ghost exist? You can give your opinion below..

They say Gettysburg is haunted..

Gettysburg--is it the most haunted place in America? Maybe...

Do Ghosts Exist?

Here you can pick a side if ghosts exist or not. Just click in the "I say" box below, choose your side (YES or NO) and make a comment. If you aren't sure, pick the one you lean toward the most.

Thanks to people trying to sneak in some bad words, comments have to be approved before they show up.

Do Ghosts Exist?

Poll: Have you ever seen a ghost in person?

Ghosts seen in movies, TV shows, amusement parks, or anything similar doesn't count for the purposes of this poll

Note: Hearing about others having seen ghosts such as friends and family doesn't count as you seeing a ghost in this poll. Of course seeing ghosts in videos or pictures doesn't count either. An answer of 'Not Sure' should mean you saw something that may have been a ghost, but you aren't sure.

This poll is in no way scientific, but I thought it would be interesting to see the results. Below this poll, there is a place where you can comment about whether ghosts exist or not.

Have you seen a ghost in person?

See results

Are Ghosts Scary?

Do you think ghosts are scary?

See results

Android App: Ghost Radar

The app Ghost Radar was my one attempt to contact ghosts. I only got this app for my Android phone because it was Amazon's free app of the day (10/27/11). It comes up with words that are supposedly from ghosts, and it seems more like they programmed it to give you random words.

And if it's real it would seem there's ghosts all over my apartment and workplace and wherever I go that are extremely talkative but make absolutely no sense when they try to communicate. I had the app running all day in the background and didn't really expect much from it and it did not impress me that much. I didn't really expect to talk to ghosts using an app anyway. It was a little amusing but doesn't make me believe in ghosts.

Unsolved Mysteries: Ghosts

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      xxcleoangelxx lm 3 years ago

      LOVED reading this! I have just completed a lens on my journey as a paranormal investigator and this has helped me a lot, thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Interesting lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I believe they do exist, cool lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @ParanormalExplorer: Yeh i totally agree i wd faint if i eva saw a GHOST!!!!!!

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      Neil Spencer 5 years ago from uk

      Great lens and very well laid out. Keep em coming :-)

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      I believe in ghosts but would have a heart attack if one appeared

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      IQplusone 5 years ago

      I would love to believe in ghosts but they simply don't exist - except on tv

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      futurefocus57 6 years ago

      Very well done...someone must be watching out for you. Take care.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i believe in Newtons 3rd law of motion for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction .so every thing in this world has an;sweet and bitter.likewise if good powers exist evil powers also exist .

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great fun

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      AaronSquid 6 years ago

      Fun lens, great work!

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      Angelgirl1976 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens, really wnjoyed it :)

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      tinaanne 6 years ago

      I really believe. Have heard a lot of stories. And would rather not see one.

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      ParanormalExplorer 6 years ago

      They surely do exist!

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      A really interesting topic for discussion and great lens. Thanks so much for including my lens about the Pike Place Market.

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      Thank you for featuring Scariest Places on Earth I greatly appreciate it.

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      Kristin 6 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      Great lens. Thanks for including my lens on your list! =)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      glad I browsed into this. If you need something to read, my lens is exceptionally educational with poll questions too for my readers to enjoy.

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      plrsource 6 years ago

      nice lens....

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      Spikey64 6 years ago

      The mind is the most powerful computer known to us. As it is not fully understood I think ghost sightings may be a trick of the mind.

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      I have never seen a ghost but I can't say they don't exist.

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      After finally catching up with the Angel School Bus, I am fluttering around Paranormal-ville to drop off some Blessings. Just wanted you to know I am here because your page caught my attention. Leaving you with a *Blessing* for doing such a great job on this page.

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      ghost-tracker 6 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you.

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      Jessi 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for making a debate about ghosts. :)

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      jeffersonline 6 years ago

      A really nice lens - thanks for giving me the chance to tell you of my one really really weird experience (up above here in the 'do you believe zone"

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      juliebirch lm 6 years ago

      An interesting read. I am firmly on the side of the believers, especially since I am one of those people who 'speak to dead people'.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've always been fascinated by ghosts and I really enjoyed reading this lens. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a ghost in real life or not - I saw a strange figure when I was sleeping round a friend's house when I was about 10 years old, but I'm not sure if it was just a hallucination due to lack of sleep!

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great lens, Fe...

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      Lensrolled to my Ghost Truck, a true ghost story.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      I haven't seen a ghost, I don't want to see a ghost. It will scare me to death! I do believe that ghost exist.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The age old question. What is the spirit of the body and what happens to it after death.

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      meisgood132 6 years ago

      Wonderful Squidoo lens I love looking at real ghost pictures and reading ghost stories. Cheers for all this amazing content.

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      For me, I don't think ghost exist. Because I haven't seen one. But if they do exist, I hope not to see one. :)

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      pinkrenegade lm 6 years ago

      You made a wonderful lens out of something that has long been debated, truly outstanding! I'd like to think they do exist just like I believe that there is heaven and hell. This is very fascinating, and a bit spooky yet entertaining to read! Wonderful work!

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      promotional-coupons-codes 6 years ago

      I don't think ghost exist it is just in our brain.

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      RomeSal 7 years ago

      yes, of course - rather well done and very illuminating!

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      wolfstorm14 7 years ago

      cool lens! I added you to my lensroll!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i think ghosts really exist because .....actually i'm not to sure

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      JenniferP1 7 years ago

      As cute as mulder is, I have to believe :) Seriously though, as I said above, I think with today's technology, we would have some concrete proof...

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      rasilka 7 years ago

      It's a fascinating topic, and I think until someone experience ghosts I have no problem with the fact that it is a difficult concept to believe in.

      Thanks for posting good stuff! I appreciate the work you have done. Good lens. I've 5*'d it!

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      ElizaFayle 7 years ago

      I guess we could get into semantics on ghosts versus spirits versus whatever. I know that I have seen manifestations of energy that represent people, when I was a child. I no longer see energies...but I certainly feel them. There are rooms I walk into and have to immediately leave. There are three particular spots in my parents' house that I cannot be in. Interestingly, I spent all my childhood weekends there (it was our weekend place) and never experienced anything. However, when my parents accurately renovated the house back to its original state, all heck broke loose so to speak. Ghosts or does the house have psychic memory?

      It's a fascinating topic, and I think until someone experience ghosts (for lack of a better word) I have no problem with the fact that it is a difficult concept to believe in.

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      I LOVE this stuff! Congrats on a fantastic lens!!

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      David Stone 7 years ago from New York City

      Always a great topic, maybe the ultimate question. I was interested in the argument of ghosts vs spirits. Hard to understand the difference. I have seen images of others who have passed and gotten clear messages from some I have known while alive. Spirits, they are. I think that calling them "ghosts" is an effort to discredit by using a derogatory name. Better to just understand that no living thing as vibrant and alive as some of your treasured loved ones would just vanish simply because body gave out. Are we more than our brains or aren't we? That's the big question. I say we are.

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      MusicalKay28 7 years ago

      interesting lens. I imagine you get a ton of feedback from both sides

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      TheCountrySignS 7 years ago

      fun lens. thanks for putting it together.

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      AdriennePetersen 7 years ago

      Fun lens to visit, thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      love your lens!!

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      AmbrosiaPopsicle 7 years ago

      I think they do, why not :)

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      dryder 7 years ago

      Excellent lens!

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      MS-Strait 7 years ago

      I have mixed feelings about this topic. I always believed my grandma's house was haunted, but there never was proof other than strange sounds. Maybe something was there or maybe it was my childhood imagination. The more I learn about the human brain, the more I think maybe some people cause things on their own.

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      tintin79 7 years ago

      Such a big topic, do ghosts exist. I believe they do because i was brought up in a haunted house. Those that have never had experiences with ghosts have the option to not believe.