Do you believe in Ghosts, Spirits, Demons, etc. ?

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  1. Link10103 profile image73
    Link10103posted 4 years ago

    Do you believe in Ghosts, Spirits, Demons, etc. ?

    And if so, is it because your religion attributes these to actually being real? The only reason I can see someone of non belief wholly believing in ghosts and such is due to actually experiencing them rather than taking the word of someone else that they exist. If that is the case, what was your experience?

  2. elenagarcia profile image72
    elenagarciaposted 4 years ago

    i have had numerous experiences with spirits, aka ghosts, and other beings as well as entities.  demons do exist and have existed for ages.  i have studied thier existance both outside and inside of my religion. 
    one night i came home and hear voices inside of my house.  i went from room to room to see if anyone was there, probably not the smartest thing to do.  nobody was there and no televisions were on.  i went to the bathroom, which is down the hall from the living room and across from the master bedroom i saw someone laying on the bed. after that, i went to the living room to sit down.  i saw out the corner of my eye my son walk from the master bedroom to his room, which is right next to it.  immediately after he walked into his room, i saw a bright sparkle type light follow him. a dark figure step into sight.  it was in my son's room.  it was as if it had stepped out just so i could see it.  i called for my son to come to me. i took him to the master bedroom to watch a movie together. my son soon fell asleep next to me.  then the banging started.  at first it was a light tap actually.  then it became louder.  my son woke.  i gave him one excuse after another.  then a very loud bang came from the other side of the wall that is next to the bed where we were laying down. it sounded as if something big and solid had been thrown against the wall with great force.  mind you, on the other side of the wall was my son's bedroom where i had earlier seen the dark figure emerge into sight. just then my brother came over.  after that, nothing else happened.
    prayer and rituals such as house blessings are things i have developed both within my religion and outside it.  i also use banishments. i have always seen and heard spirits.  spririts are real.  they have transitioned from one state of existance to another.  spirits can become demonic, which is why one be exercise extremem caution when trying to communictae or interact with them in manner.  it is best to let them be.  there are demon, or daemons, that have never been human.  i do not believe these are tied to any one religion because you find them in many different religions.  i do not believe the religions created the existance of demons.  no, i believe that religion, Christianity, Judaism, Paganism, etc., created a means to deal with demons.  i am no expert in my opinion.  i know what i know, and i know what i know is real.  i hope i have been helpful.

  3. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 4 years ago

    No, but I'm open to it. My mind tells me there's nothing but ultimately I think I would like to believe/experience something like that. I went to a medium once and it was mostly bogus, but she did know my grandma's name which was odd. I didn't make the appointment, and she didn't know my name prior to me showing up... so I don't know how she would've known. But considering the other 99% of the time she appeared to making stuff up, it's not enough to convince me. I wish something would!

    1. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am open to the idea of ghosts, especially considering how my moms side of the family seems to have voodoo experiences occasionally.

      But for anyone who claims to be a medium, and charges money for it, 9/10 odds they are full of it.

    2. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think if I had that ability I'd certainly consider making a career out of it. I mean, why not? Though even if I did believe with 100% certainty that mediums were real, I'd still be skeptical on an individual basis.

    3. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a little dirty to charge money for stuff like that. Charging money to give people closure isn't at the top of my moral list, and honestly my personal list is probably pretty jacked up so that's saying something.

    4. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Meh, my goal is to become a grief counsellor... I suppose you could say that's similar. I'd be using my skills to help people cope with loss and charging money for it.

    5. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Except that your degree is in psychology or something similar, and you help people cope due to your understanding of the human mind.
      I find that different from "Pay me and you can speak to your dead relatives". Might just be my perspective though.

    6. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I just see it as someone spending their time/resources on something and I wouldn't fault them for wanting to be compensated. It may be a case of wanting to help as many people as possible but still needing to pay the bills.

    7. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oddly enough, my aunt went to a medium and the guy had a whole bunch of facts no one outside the family could have known about. The thing that kind of threw me off though is that the guy was telling good things of the future, through ghosts. Weird.

    8. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, the lady I saw sort of drifted off into the psychic thing a few times, too. I don't really care for that. I find the idea of spirits communicating much more believable than someone (or a ghost) being able to predict the future.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    I don't believe the human spirit ever really dies.
    However I do believe it transitions to other places and doesn't simply hang around to scare people. At least I hope there is something on the other side of this life that is more meaningful than hanging around earth in invisible form. smile

    1. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I second that!

    2. moneypen profile image72
      moneypenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sensible

    3. Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image81
      Naveed Ahmed 624posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes the human spirit never dies. This is what Islam tells us too. It moves from this world to another of its own. BUT ghosts and demons exist too.

  5. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 4 years ago

    I am truly amazed at the number of people that believe in ghosts, goblins, demons, etc.
    Hawaii is famous for 'seeing' ghosts. Apparently, they live in the lava rocks. A girl at work told me that you can see them if you want to. All you have to do is put dog tears on your eyes.
    I thought she was kidding, but she was totally serious. So I asked, "Ok, How do you unsee them?"
    It seems that Hawaiian ghosts will immediately dissipate if you say the "F" word!
    I lived on Maui for two and a half years. I tried the dog tears (seriously). I walked up to the most 'haunted' area of Maui. I did not see or hear ghosts. Bob said he felt 'weird', but then he always does, LOL.
    I would love to see a ghost, demon or alien space craft. But, until then, I'll just leave it up to everyone's overactive imagination!

  6. Sri T profile image78
    Sri Tposted 4 years ago

    If you open that door, they become real for you. At first they will become part of your dream world. Then you will suddenly realize that it is not a dream. It is another dimension of consciousness. You connected to them by vibrating your thoughts with their frequency. And now, welcome to the party. If you don't think about them, you are less likely to have to deal with them.

  7. profile image0
    Lybrahposted 4 years ago

    I believe that demons and spirits do exist, but not ghosts.  When you die, you go to either two places: heaven or hell.  You don't hang out here.  However, since demons are around us 24/7 (they are invisible), they are able to learn a lot about us, and they can impersonate dead people.  This is how mediums and psychics are conned into believing they can speak with the dead.  They can't.  Demons who imitate dead people are known in the bible as familiar spirits.  Anyone who thinks they have a connection to the other side, really is dealing with a demon.  It's all a con.
    This is all somewhere in the bible.  In Acts (New Testament), Paul encounters a "psychic" girl. He commands the evil spirits to come out of her, and she is freed.

    1. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So aside from the New Testament, what other proof do you have that it is specifically demons from the bible that exist, and not demons/spirits mentioned from other religions?

    2. EtherInfomat profile image59
      EtherInfomatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ...So demons and spirits exists, but not ghosts. A synonym for ghost is spirit. Also it is hypocritical to believe in something mystical, but not something else mystical.

    3. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If you want to contact a demon, play with the Oujia board.  I have never done it, but it have heard scary stories.

    4. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Then by extension I would assume you have never actually experienced a demon before, yet you are claiming they exist as fact cause the Bible.

    5. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      And be sure to watch the Harry Potter series while you play with that Ouija board! How else will you know what demons and spirits are supposed to look like! Oh, your church probably banned Harry Potter.

    6. elenagarcia profile image72
      elenagarciaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      spirit communication is not a con.  it took place in the bible.  Not Helpful
      1 John 4:1 "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."

    7. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @elenagarcia - The bible is not "proof". It is just words on a page. If books were "proof" then Spiderman and Harry Potter would be real too.

    8. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's what is written in the book that counts.  HP is fiction, bible is history recorded.  Apples and oranges.

    9. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Still waiting for that proof that the Bible is accurately recorded history Lybrah.

    10. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @Lybrah - Proof only comes from reproducible studies that are measured and recorded by more than one example. The "Bible" is not proof of ghosts or spirits or demons or even God. Who convinced you that it was?

  8. Zaina Star profile image60
    Zaina Starposted 4 years ago

    Yes i do ! Its written about the existence of such things in our holy book.We call them "JINS" . They are also like us,living among us but we can't see them,they do.They can transform themselves into anything i mean animals etc,.It's been said that they live amongs us.

  9. EtherInfomat profile image59
    EtherInfomatposted 4 years ago

    Nope. They are things made by the human mind, nothing more. They can be caused by hysteria, madness, or a electric magnetic field.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My son actually took a photo of a "ghost". It was a reflection of sunlight off of a car headlight bouncing through our window. It looked positively real, though.

    2. EtherInfomat profile image59
      EtherInfomatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      cool,

  10. tom yam profile image60
    tom yamposted 4 years ago

    No. I find it impossible to beleive in ghosts, or anything else for that matter, if i haven't seen it myself. If ghosts really did exist then I'm sure that we would have proof positive by now.

  11. Aniket Lawand profile image71
    Aniket Lawandposted 4 years ago

    Whether religion or not I believe that there is something that is unseen and some people have been lucky to see it and some haven't been. My experience makes me believe that they do exist of course they haven't visited me yet.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well, electricity is 'unseen' and yet we have proof that it exists. There is a huge difference between what is unseen and what is provable.

    2. elenagarcia profile image72
      elenagarciaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      the existance of spirits has been proven; however, belief does not always follow proof.

    3. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @elenagarcia - Who proved that spirits exist? What definable study was conducted? How did they prove it? Where are the results? Have the results been verified by independent studies? Is the "proof" reproducible?

    4. elenagarcia profile image72
      elenagarciaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @Austinstar yes, you cannot see electricity, but you can see the effects of it and that is taken as proof.  you ask questions that you want unanwered.

    5. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Elena, what unseen effects of spirits have been proven? If I stuck a wet finger in an electrical outlet, I would get electrocuted. That is verifiable fact.

      Austin asked questions that you neglected to answer.

    6. Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image81
      Naveed Ahmed 624posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @Austinstar and Link10103, what elenagracia said is sufficient to understand. You cannot see many things but you can feel them or their effects. For example electricity, breeze, atmosphere and likewise the spirits too.

    7. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Naveed -  In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin conducted extensive research in electricity - Who can you name that proved ghosts/demons/spirits exist?

    8. Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image81
      Naveed Ahmed 624posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Austinstar, you are stuck in just one thing. You need to understand science does not prove many things. If science could prove every thing, there would be have been nothing called "Miracles". Spirits are out of the scope of scientific research!

    9. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Naveed - so, you can't name anyone that even does real research into these phenomenons, eh? That's because they DON'T EXIST! It's all in your mind.

    10. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can't say that "it's beyond the scope of research" and "it's been proven" at the same time. You can say that YOU have seen proof that satisfies YOUR standards, but you can't make a general claim that it's been proven.

  12. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    No. I do not believe in any of the sorts. It seems to me people who do believe in, chase, etc. need new hobbies to COMPLETELY waste their time.

    1. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Why does someone believing in something you don't equate to wasting their time?

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Just my opinion.. and when you "ghosthunt" you are wasting your time. There are no ghosts. Why do you care? lol

    3. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Some people do ghost hunting for fun, because it interests them... just like any other hobby. It's not a waste of time if that's how they enjoy spending it.

    4. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. To each their own.

    5. Link10103 profile image73
      Link10103posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The same could be said with believing in God JT. I can't imagine you feel like you are wasting your time though.

  13. Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image81
    Naveed Ahmed 624posted 4 years ago

    Yes I believe in ghosts, spirits and demons and have experienced strange and horrible events in my life too. There is nothing to differentiate in-between them, they are also a population of males and females like the humans and they also belong to different religions and beliefs.

    For those who want scientific proofs and empirical evidences, for them I should say that science is not everything please. You cannot prove everything with science.

    For example, no matter how much you develop the body of science, you still would not get a definite answer to the question "why and how we the humans have come to an existence in this universe / on the earth?".

    Please I don't want to hear the speculations according to which we developed from smaller to larger species as a result of evolution. At least there has been no such similar evolution scientifically recorded since the past thousand years or so, otherwise living organism of some centuries ago would have evolved to become some different objects until now. Extinction of some species with the passage of time is a different thing though.

    I have related my own life experience in another similar question previously asked. I think its not allowed to share you own URLs, therefore I am bound not to do so. But you can visit my profile to see the detailed reply.

  14. witchgirl172 profile image60
    witchgirl172posted 4 years ago

    I am a believe in ghosts and the paranormal. It has been a part of my life as far as I can remember. There was a time I did not tell anyone I saw ghosts till later in life or do I feel it is wrong to believe in the paranormal...Tina/Teen.

 
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