by Rebecca Seaman
A ghost can be defined in several ways
depending on different situations. One of the definitions refers ghost to a
person's spirit or soul who has died. This definition is used commonly among
all! There have been several doubts regarding the existence of the ghost and
disputes too whether ghosts are just imaginations or part of objective
existence. Reports say that ghosts have taken shape of vehicles, animals and
humans. Parapsychologists have undertaken the task to study about ghosts.
The existence of ghost is met with the shape
they exist which is usually in human shape very rarely animal ghost are
encountered. It is said that it does not consists of any solid matter.
Different parts of the world have different theories about the ghosts. The
Western theory related to ghosts is that ghost is semi-transparent and does
not interact or touch any physical objects directly. They state that
paranormal ghosts are souls that could not find rest after death and they
wander here and there to fulfill their goals. It is said that this is the
time for them to take revenge thus killing people and making hindrances as
seen in many of the movies.
There are many who do not accept the
existence of ghosts. Scientific research disbelieves the fact that ghosts are
disembodied souls or spirit, but then they prove that these ghosts are
impressions of psychic energy left behind by a deceased person who is still
living. They state that any tragedy in a person's life might cause mental
energy of some kind, which would be released to the world, and this energy
might be experienced by many other people who are sensitive to the presence
of such energy.
Ectoplasm is referred by the
parapsychologists as the substance from which spirits and ghosts are made of.
Such an explanation of ghost classifies it in the same category as that of
preternatural unexplained phenomena as telekinesis or poltergeists, ESP and
telepathy. Such a definition always makes it difficult to explain about the
ghosts that tend to answer questions and those which foretell the future etc.
An astonishing fact is that the best details
about the existence of ghost can be obtained from Garuda Purana, which is
script from Vedic tradition of the Hindu religion. This Purana says that
people who do sins will be reborn as ghosts. Garuda Purana explains the
things done by the ghosts and the food they eat. It is said that they consume
vomit, waste, cough, urine and tears and prefer these to be the things that
they eat and drink.
In many cases, human psychology plays a
major role in ghost sightings. In chilling situations where ghosts are
associated with a natural animal response may make the hair rise which could
be mistaken for a chill. Illusions can be created by one by seeing an eerie
figure. This occurs as a result of the disability to sharply distinguish
shapes in case of peripheral vision. It is a proved fact that sound waves
with frequency lower than 20 hertz called infrasound is inaudible, but now it
is proved by the British scientist Richard Lord and Richard Wiseman that
these infrasound would be the reason for causing humans to feel a presence in
the room or even to cause unexplained feelings of dread or anxiety!
About the Author
Rebecca Seaman is a moderator and editor of www.worldofghosts.co.uk