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Proof Of The Paranormal

Updated on August 16, 2010
The ghost of Aldwych Station
The ghost of Aldwych Station
The ghost under the bed
The ghost under the bed
UFO's over Merseyside
UFO's over Merseyside


We have all heard stories about ghosts, UFO's and other paranormal and extraterrestrial phenomena, but how much proof is there to substantiate the claims?

Well, the answer depends upon who you ask.

You see the fact is, most of what we know in other areas of knowledge, has come from empirical evidence, the sort of evidence that comes from laboratory tests and the like, but the problem with ghosts is they are a little particular about where they haunt, when they appear and how.

It's no good setting up heaps of electronic equipment under the impression that you're going to get evidence, because of two reasons:

  1. There's no guarantee that anything is going to show up
  2. If it does, the gathering of evidence doesn't stop there.

Even if you are fortunate enough to capture something on tape or another electronic recording device, for the science world to take it seriously, certain conditions would have to be met or what you have gathered is not going to be enough.

In fact, it doesn't seem to matter how fastidious you are with setting up and recording the experiment, for many in the science community, it will never be enough.

They will claim that something you did was wrong, the evidence was contaminated or otherwise inconclusive and it won't matter what you provided.

The same can be said of many other elements of the paranormal. The results will be - as they always have been - described as inconclusive.

The pictures to the right are proof of that. Whether they were meant to be real or just to 'dramatise' the event or the phenomena isn't clear, but no-one is going to look at them and be bowled over, proclaiming that what they're looking at is definitive proof of life after death, hauntings or UFO's.

Natural Laws

There is much that was supposed to have substantiated the existence or presence of ghosts, but one way or another, all of the pictorial evidence had got believers no further forward in their quest to get others to believe in what they know to be there.

The same can be said for UFO's.

It's not that some of the pictures or video footage isn't real, it's just that for some reason, the science community doesn't want to believe because in a lot of respects, it calls into question all we know about physics.

We have what we term "Natural Laws".

These are laws - like 1+1=2, gravity and other laws that supposedly govern our world.

A great many people believe that travelling faster than the speed of light is impossible, which kind of rules out extraterrestrials visiting this planet, because as far as we know, the nearest stars that could have an inhabited planet is tens of light years away and could be as much as a hundred.

This means it could take a hundred years for these crafts to reach Earth from where they started from - even at the speed of light.

However, many cases that have been corroborated by eye witnesses, suggest that crafts that we presume have come from somewhere other than Earth, have been seen and appear to be able to do things that our aircraft can't.

They can accelerate faster than ours, have top speeds far in excess of ours and can manoeuvre in ways that ours just can't - which it appears, defies the laws of gravity and countless other laws into the bargain.

Where ghosts and other spectral phenomena are concerned, it would appear that they go against what people believe happens to us once we're dead and gone.

You can understand how this would be irksome for those who have spent their lives studying science, only to have one thing come along and blow all their theories and empirical evidence out of the water can't you?

Two or is that three friends?
Two or is that three friends?
On the stairs
On the stairs

Real Ghosts?

The two pictures (right) suggest spectral apparitions in the shots and the one of the two Asian girls does look real. However, the lights behind them appear to be bleeding into their features which could suggest over-exposure. That could mean that the shot was double exposed, once with just the two girls and again with all three.

The woman on the stairs could be another case of the same methodology, but with neither is it possible to say definitively one way or the other.

the scientists prefer to err on the side of caution and state to the public that none of it is real.

But still, there remains enough evidence in many people's minds that there are things out there that really do defy scientific explanation as we know it.

Things like EVP - Electronic Voice Phenomenon, Infra red film and others are enough to prove to many that it's possible that things we cannot explain really do exist

This shot apparently shows UFO's in Las Vegas, Nevada
This shot apparently shows UFO's in Las Vegas, Nevada

Real UFO's?

The shot on the right, is supposed to be UFO's in Las Vegas, Nevada, but how can we tell?

The fact is, one would have thought that with all the equipment that's readily available nowadays, it would be more difficult to forge something like a UFO flying over somewhere recognisable, but with graphics packages the way they are and high quality video equipment, it's actually easier.

That means it's harder for people to either prove or disprove something.

Actually, that's not quite true. In this market, you're fake until proven otherwise and then you're still a fake.

But isn't there enough evidence to at least show it's possible?

I think so.

I feel that the issue is somewhat political.

Whether paranormal or extraterrestrial, a great many people would be offended if someone in political circles upped and said that Aliens existed, UFO's really do come visiting and they knew about them.

Imagine what it would do for that person or those people's political careers.

Not only that, but in many respects, Alien life, UFO's, ghosts and psychic abilities go against science as we know it and a great many religious philosophies too.

So it seems that the religious and political ramifications are just too great to take the chance on announcing that any of it has any substance whatsoever.

Until any of it drops itself into our laps in a way that is irrefutable, I fear that's the way it will stay, but that's no reason to stop believing. There's too much out there we don't know to discount anything.

A final thought

When you think about it, there is much we don't know, it almost seems arrogant of our scientists to state categorically that something is impossible or definite, when they don't know.

Who's to say that we have not done any more than established the basics under certain conditions?

When I was at school, I was told we had five senses - the same as many of you out there were no doubt, yet now they're saying that a sense of foreboding for instance or a sixth sense, or a sense of grief are all just as valid. Our tongues were said to have certain areas that picked up on certain flavours, yet apparently, that's not right either.

In the last thirty years, advances in knowledge and understanding have been made that have called much of what I thought I knew into question and it's my opinion that the same thing is going to happen in the next thirty with things our scientists thought they knew too.

It's really not that long ago that it was thought that supersonic flight was impossible, yet now we can travel at several times that speed. It was just a matter of finding out how. Similarly, warp speed (or multiples of the speed of light) may not only be possible, but commonplace in the years to come.

We may also discover that psychic phenomena may be a case of humans learning to access that part of their brain - or rather, the majority of their brain - that we believe is dormant and who knows what that will unlock. Perhaps it will explain things like ghosts, poltergeists, precognition, mediumistic powers, remote viewing and telekinesis.


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      8 years ago

      hahah. some pics were fake. i could create the same images using adobe photoshop. So yes, you guessed it someone is fooling around.

      However, I've experienced seeing an ogre in the daylight, so I believe in spirits!

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      Wow! Thanks Carl. Your comment was nearly as long as my entire hub.

      They say that seeing is believing, but then again, you can't believe everything you see. My misses thinks it's nice that there are still some things that remain mysteries to us and when it spawns discussions like this, I can see her point.

      Thanks again for the comment.

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      10 years ago

      I really enjoyed this article. A friend sent it to me. Its because I once had an experience with a mate of mine that touches on this subject, thinking we were seeing an alien craft, and feeling for a substantial amount of time. We were driving across country, east to west, and it was night, and we were trying to get thru this mountainous area to a hotel we knew about to stay for the night. We started seeing these lights moving and hovering in a way that was unlike any pattern of flight we knew, and knew it couldn't be baloons or any of that sort of stuff. The terrain we were in made that impossible to our minds. This went on for qn for quite a while, and the lights would sometimes totally disappear for awhile and then be there again up above us. Thank god it did come and go because otherwise we could have driving off that mountain and never been found. But the thing that my mate and I always discussed was the fact that a while later, after having driven up this mountain, through all these switchbacks, driving real slow, we came across an automobile wrecker truck, its lights flashing, at this horrible accident. Having just driven through all those switchbacks, individually we each realized that it was the wrecker we had seen with those flashing lights, coming and going behind trees at some times, and what would have been visible for periods from where we were when we first noted it. The thing is that from the first we saw it until we came across the accident and the wrecker neither my mate or I said anything about what we were feeling or experiencing the whole time. We seemed to be in suspended animation or something, an altered state, So we found a place to pull off the road, a local bar, and we had to debrief each other and we kept laughing about what we experienced without talking to each other. Yet if we had been at sea, we would have called someone to take action. We couldn't understand not being men of action, I guess you'd call it. We were in a frame of mind unfamiliar to ourselves. So thank the lord we didn't drive off that mountain in that state and lived to tell about it.

      But what if we had had a cut-off to take and never got to the sight of the accident and the wrecker. We weren't sure whether we'd have ever been able to talk about it to each other, admit what we felt, if we hadn't figured out the cause of our experiience on our own by coming across the accident.

      And that is not to say anything about anyones mind trying to search for an explanation for any experience they have. But I remember on the news a few years back - nothing to do with aliens- this rather famous person said something that was being talked about, probably something medical, and some 'experts ' coming on and saying what he had said was "anedotal," and not proof. Like I say, I can't remember what the topic was, but I remember thinking that the man was a brilliant man and he saw or felt something and described it and I can't say I didn't necessarily take pause when I first heard it. So then I thought about scouts, and the guys on reconnosaince, or even the ancient explorers, that came back and told what they saw or experienced. Nobody could prove or disprove it. But they scouted and told what they had seen and experienced and made it back alive to pass on their intel. So I think you should always respect someones experience, because all they can do is find the best way they can to describe what they experienced and how they felt, no matter what they come to believe about it. I don't know that either my mate or me wouldn't still be believing, each on our own, that we had seen an alien spaceship, without ever saying anything to each other, if we hadn't seen the accident and felt a sense of relief. I don't know if that makes sense. Before that trip I had never been in mountains or experienced the way those roads worked. So I hope I was able to add something to this discussion that is at least an interesting a relevant account of my experience.

      I always remember hearing a joke among these evangelistic christian types about how a person once asked another if they believed in "infant baptism" . Believe in it! he cried. Hell, I've seen it! (This has to do with how the catholics baptize infants and the evangelicals wait until a person can give themselves to the lord. In case people don't get it. Having been a Catholic, overhearing this joke at a different table, I about died laughing. So I take peoples experience in this was.

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      HPW: Oh for sure, but it's how to prove it. That's the hard bit.

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      10 years ago

      The paranormal does exist. In different forms. Good hub.

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      Thanks Revotrad. Hope you enjoy others you may read just as much :)

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      10 years ago from delhi

      nice piece of work........

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      Thanks Ern. It's just a theory though. No conspiracy attached :)

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      10 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Nice hub Nick. I enjoyed your writing and the subject was well covered.

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      Why thank you, Kat.

      I do believe it's impossible to prove something when they keep moving the goal posts.

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      Mom Kat 

      10 years ago from USA

      Again - another hub that sucked me in and blew me away! voted up and awesome! You have a gift Nick B

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      @ Lills & Japemwellows

      I'm totally stoked you like it.

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      10 years ago from 5ifth Dimensi0n

      I agree with LillyGrillzit, I also like the way you wrote it and the pictures are cool! I'm very much interested in the paranormal. NIce hub Nick.

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      Lori J Latimer 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      I really like the photos, and the slant with which you wrote this Hub. Thanks!!!

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      Thanks Martie. It's such a simple concept, but to admit that we're not the cleverest beings in the Universe would be a huge step forward.

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      Martie Coetser 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Nick B - I agree with you. There is more knowledge to be obtained as knowledge we have obtained since the beginning. Great hub, voted up!

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      Nick B 

      10 years ago from Normandy, France

      Thanks, Leni, for taking the time to comment.

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      Leni Sands 

      10 years ago from UK

      Fascinating piece of work.


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