Do you believe in the occult, or paranormal, or even ghosts?

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  1. rlaha profile image60
    rlahaposted 12 years ago

    Do you believe in the occult, or paranormal, or even ghosts?

    I do. How about you?

  2. alisha4u profile image39
    alisha4uposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I do. If there is Almighty, there has to be Evil too.

  3. Nick B profile image78
    Nick Bposted 12 years ago

    Looks like Indigital is hedging their bets where Alisha4u seems convinced that the paranormal is evil.

    Firstly, the occult and paranormal are the same, while ghosts fall within both or either.

    Yes I do believe. I have had experiences that fall within the scope of the paranormal. There are far too many people who have had paranormal experiences that I believe are telling the truth simply because they stand to lose more than they stand to gain by lying.

    Whilst it's true that we can experience things because we want to and wind up convincing ourselves that things that weren't real happened when in fact they were imagined, but it's difficult to explain how many people who have never never met,  can have similar paranormal experiences at different times and without being told of each other's experiences.

    Generally speaking, ghosts are benign, though sometimes that's not the case and there have been a number of documented occurrences of people being hounded and tormented by 'entities' that can only be ghosts or poltergeists.

    Of course there are those for whom no amount of evidence is enough and it's true, ghosts don't normally appear to order, thereby making it virtually impossible to document in a manner that satisfies all the criteria necessary, but it doesn't mean they don't exist.

  4. moonfairy profile image72
    moonfairyposted 12 years ago

    Yes I do. I've had many experiences in my life that simply cannot be explained and some were pretty scary. They weren't manifested...I actually saw them with my own eyes. I'm an absolute believer.

  5. modgirlok profile image60
    modgirlokposted 12 years ago

    Yes, yes, and yes. I am a skeptical believer. If I hadn't seen some things for myself I would doubt their existance, but I can't deny what I've witnessed with my own eyes.

  6. nextchapter profile image61
    nextchapterposted 12 years ago

    Yes.  I do.  As some of the other hubbers have said, there are simply too many things that cannot be explained otherwise.

  7. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 12 years ago

    I believe very much in the paranormal and ghosts. I don't believe that all ghosts or shadow people are evil. I have seen ghosts all my life and if you check out my profile you'll see a lot of my stories.

    I truly believe there are some people who can see ghosts and other types of paranormal activity while I believe there are a lot of people who can not see ghosts or paranormal activity.

    But you will have people who will never believe. I myself have studied ghosts and the paranormal for about the last forty years and I know for a fact that ghosts and paranormal activity do exist.

  8. CandleBags profile image59
    CandleBagsposted 12 years ago

    I don't believe in Ghost, though strangely enough, I was having a chat about this yesterday.

    When I was much younger, I remember being asleep in my bedroom and waking up to hear a noise in the middle of the night. As I walked out of my room, I saw someone (and I remember this extremely clearly) sat on the staircase in my house holding a screwdriver looking down at something.

    At the time, I was only about 10 years old and remember shouting and running into my parents room absolutely petrified. Obviously, when my parents woke up and went to check the house, nobody was there.

    When I was a lot younger, I did have quite an active imagination and I now just think this is a figure of my imagination. I don't for one minute think I saw a ghost and I honestly believe it was just my imagination (although it did scare me a lot when I was younger!!)

    I believe in other forms of life outside the Earth, but I don't think they live with us and I don't think it's anything we should be worried in! Interesting topic though smile

  9. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    Yes I do I have pearsonal experinces that made me beleave I use to be very sceptical it just didnt seem logic to me until I experinced it myself!

  10. MREDGARRATT profile image54
    MREDGARRATTposted 12 years ago

    i believe in paranormal because i had a dream and it happened in the future and i was creep'ed out while it was happening

  11. mikejhca profile image92
    mikejhcaposted 12 years ago

    I partially believe in the occult and paranormal because I believe in the power of the mind.  Thoughts are powerful.  That is why sugar pills and other placebos work.  People have changed their bodies while taking a placebo.  It is common for fake medicine to work for some of the people that take it just because they think it is real.  This even applies to hair growth products.

    A lot of things associated with the occult or paranormal rely on the mind.  If a fake pill can effect a person then why not a magic spell.

  12. prune profile image61
    pruneposted 12 years ago

    Why would you not believe? There are so many things we do not understand, but we know they exist. What is all that black matter doing in the universe? Nobody has a clue, but we know it is there. I like Melville's line form Moby Dick when he says (and I must paraphrase for poor memory), "In things spiritual methinks we are as oysters looking up at the sun."

    A lot of things happen that affect my dog's life (vet visits, kennel stays, leash laws)that he doesn't understand at all. Do any of those endangered species have the slightest notion of the court cases that determine their fate? No. What determines your fate? You might be very surprized!

    No one has ever proven that ghosts don't exist. Of course no one has ever proven that they do either. We have only annecdotes. Rational people report them all the time. People in all cultures, across all times.

    It is not amazing that there should be ghosts. Ghosts are simply dead people and most of the people who have ever been born are dead now. There are a number of "ghost stories" in my family. My own father came to say good-bye to me after he died. He sounded so happy and I knew he had been with friends. I was glad for him. My brother is "less sensitive". He said he felt the presence of our father that night and knew he was smiling, but he couldn't hear him speak as I had. So, really the question is not so much "are there ghosts?" but "why can some of us notice them and others can't?"

  13. ForesakenAngel profile image60
    ForesakenAngelposted 12 years ago

    of course because they have been scientifically proven to exist and there is logicakl evidence supporting their existance .

  14. twosheds1 profile image60
    twosheds1posted 12 years ago


    My first hub was actually about this (ghosts, specifically). In brief, the evidence is sketchy at best, and doesn't hold up to anything approaching scientific rigor.

    That said, I am well aware that science has discovered things that were previously undetectable or thought to be fanciful. That doesn't negate what I said. in most cases, there is a steady march toward discovery, with evidence building on previous evidence until a theory can be formed. Not true with paranormal phenomena (quite the opposite, in fact). The fact that there are more photos of "orbs" now than there were before doesn't prove anything, except maybe that camera lenses are getting dustier.


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