In all reality, there is no death. What I mean is that, sure, the body dies or stops working, but the soul or spirit lives on. We’re made up of energy, which some consider to be our soul. The soul lives forever, just not in the same human form. There are many religious people who argue with this theory, and many who don’t believe in ghosts. But I always found it hard to understand that these people believe in Heaven and Hell, God, Jesus and the Bible… but don’t believe in ghosts and that our souls live on. One of my favorite statements to these non-believers is: “How can you believe in Heaven, God and the Bible, but not believe in ghosts, which are spirits?” The Bible even gives reference to ghosts, souls, spirits and demons.
So, do ghosts really exist?
That’s something we can’t answer. It’s up to you to decide. After all, it’s a matter of faith/belief. Those who believe they’ve had experiences with ghosts will swear that they exist. Those who have never had such an experience are likely to say no. It’s never been proven, so we can’t show disproval of anyone’s answer. Our nswer: Yeah, we believe they do. We feel they are the spirits of humans that have left their physical body.
In short, there are many theories and no scientific proof surrounding ghosts, and I don’t believe that proof will exist any time soon. So we’re left with our own research, evidence, personal experiences and theories, which has gotten us up to this point.
Can ghosts hurt us?
No, we don’t believe so. But remember, what we consider to be a “ghost” is the spirit or soul of a person that has died, a human. I suppose, by theory, some entity forms could pose a threat to us, such as inhuman entities (if those truly do exist); but what we consider to be “ghosts” pose no threat, in our opinion. However, they can be frightening. And you could hurt yourself trying to get away from something you believe you saw: Falling down the stairs trying to get away, slipping and falling, running into a door or other objects, etc. Remember, the biggest fear is the fear of the unknown. And our most powerful emotion is fear (debatable). Let’s don’t just assume that anything on the supernatural level is bad, and let’s don’t assume demons are surrounding us and are out to get us. Maybe there’s not even such a thing as demons.
What do they want and why are they here?
Eh, who knows? According to some paranormal investigators, this can vary from case to case. The best we can do is draw educated conclusions from our research. Each case is different. Some possibilities are: Maybe they aren’t sure what’s going on. They may not know they’ve passed away or they may not be able to reach their destination or know how to find it. They may be trying to deliver a message to a loved one or friend. They may be protecting someone. They may want someone to see the cause of their death or, if murdered, the person responsible. They may be attached to an object thet meant a lot to them. They may be attached to a home that once was their own. They may be afraid of what’s on the other side. They may simply not know they’ve passed away.
I remember the movie “The Others”. This gives us a chilling glimpse into what a ghost might actually feel. I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it. But I recommend watching it. There are many, many reasons why ghosts are here. The truth is, we may never really know.
Can we help them?
That’s debatable. Some investigators and mediums believe it is possible. They feel that ghosts can be helped to cross to the other side. They can be convinced that they will be greeted byloved one’s and friends that have passed before them.
Maybe we could uncover the truth behind their death, in particular cases. We may also be able to locate their body, and, if not properly respected, give them a proper burial ceremony. There are possibly many ways to help ghosts, but first we must understand exactly what they need. This is the difficult part. And since science has yet been able to aid in this realm, all we can do is go on what we feel.