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Cнαяcнιc
August 16th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Right...I understand the question was a little bit random.

But ghosts really freak me out, and I don't know why, I'd rather there be life after death but ghosts are just creepy...

Anyway, what brought this on was...I stayed up all night last night on Facebook and the Pokécommunity writing an RP.

When I decided to have a break so I sat in my living room watching Family Guy, then I noticed one of the blinds were bent, so as I go to fix them, I jumped out of my skin...metaphorically.

There was a man about 50ish, standing across the road from my house outside the school and he was smoking a cigar, just stood there, and he saw me!?!?! I ran back, didn't open the blinds again incase he was outside the window like this :|

But my friend said it was probably a ghost, and it got me paranoid...I know it was probably just a crazy old man, but ghosts. Do you believe in them?

Camisado
August 16th, 2009, 01:32 AM
I'm afraid I don't believe in ghosts, but it doesn't mean I'm not willing to accept other people might have seen them. One of my best friends has experienced a lot of paranormal activity.

Rokusasu
August 16th, 2009, 03:21 AM
I don't really, but the number of stories I've heard do make me wonder if there is a little bit of truth to the whole 'ghosts exist' thing. If they really weren't real, would there be all these tales?

>Feelings<
August 16th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Ghosts... I don't believe in them. But I don't completely ignore that they might exist either.
As long as a fantastic creation of God like you exists, so can other creations beyond your imagination.

Crimson Stardust
August 16th, 2009, 04:32 AM
we can neither believe nor ignore the fact that ghost exist..we never really know..but for my case,i dp believe it cause i have experience it myself...It was awfully scary

Poffin
August 16th, 2009, 04:55 AM
They are lost souls trying to find heaven but never reach it, they don't get to low the underworld though, so they could be real.

Ayselipera
August 16th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Yes I do believe in ghosts because I had an odd experiance once involving them.

Zorua
August 16th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Yes. I truly believe that spirits and the such are totally real. I mean, it's hard to explain per ae, but I know they're there. Once you feel the prescence of the paranormal, then you may see what I mean. XD

Graceful
August 16th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Yes, 100%.
I have had some strange experiences with 'Spirits'.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 16th, 2009, 07:34 AM
YES I DO, OF COURSE I DO
and not only that I believe in Ghost, I actually love and saw some before (and I wasn't hallucinating, crazy or on drugs)

:t354:TG

Captain Hobo.
August 16th, 2009, 07:46 AM
No i don't believe in ghosts, but i believe in God.

.little monster
August 16th, 2009, 08:37 AM
No, I do not really believe in ghosts. : 3

Naruto Uzumaki
August 16th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Not ghosts but spirits of the undead :D

幕之内 一歩
August 16th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Nah. I think it's retarded to believe in stuff like that. It's just mind tricks and only people that let themselves believe in them see them.

OMG! That light blur looks like a ghost! .... c'mon people.

Cнαяcнιc
August 16th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Ughh, its not very nice to call other peoples beliefs, "Retarded" and, the magority of people who believe in ghosts have seen a lot more than just a, "Light blur."

Anyway, I don't know what I believe in, I believe in Heaven and Hell but I don't know how things work in Heaven so maybe you can visit the living, I am open-minded.

Yoshimi
August 16th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Nah, it just doesn't make sense. It brings up too much questions about religion and the supernatural. For example, why do all of the ghosts have clothes?

Cнαяcнιc
August 16th, 2009, 02:46 PM
...Who said all ghosts have clothes?

Crimson Stardust
August 16th, 2009, 02:50 PM
i double that,who said that ghost wear clothes??

Shem
August 16th, 2009, 03:11 PM
i double that,who said that ghost wear clothes??

Yeah! The one I saw didn't have clothes, and it wasn't a l "light blur" either, it wasn't transparent, it looked pretty solid actually.

Cнαяcнιc
August 16th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Exactly, people who claim to see ghost see alot more than a blur, they see a human figure or the firgure of an animal or a type of shadow or orb etc. People see different things and in my life I have seen what seemed to be shadows racing up the stairs in my home, if you wonder how I can see shadows, well they are agaisnts the light cream wall and I am not blind, it was recently that my brother was speaking about them and my mum was shocked because I had told her the exact same thing and she didn't believe me, I'm not really too scared of ghosts, it is creepy yeah, but quite comforting at the same time.

Zumi
August 16th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Yes. 100%.

When I was 5, I saw what seemed to be a man, in my room. I have never lived in the same house as a man. ._.;

It was pitch black, but I could definatly see a dark man-like figure. So when I sleep, I leave my light on. I've also been in my nana's house and seen her partner's dead mother staring at me through various mirrors and windows. This still creeps me out. I refued to go there go 2 years after my 10th experience of her.

Eucliffe
August 16th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Funny you ask this, since I AM a ghost...

*shot for Touhou reference*

But of course, I believe in them. After all, I've heard enough evidence at one of my previous homes where a little ghost boy once lived. Human footsteps behind me when everyone except me and the dogs were out, random thumping on the attic too big to be caused by a rodent or winged creature, and my parents seeing the form of a little boy coming down the stairs not once, but twice...

And, of course, if you watch stuff like Ghost Hunters International it seems kind of obvious that there is paranormal evidence out there somewhere.

Jak
August 16th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Pokemon Red made me wonder. No, I don't. I'm not asking for solid facts, but I just don't believe it. I think it's just one of those things that if you believe enough, you feel like it's really there.

Zumi
August 16th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Funny you ask this, since I AM a ghost...

*shot for Touhou reference*

But of course, I believe in them. After all, I've heard enough evidence at one of my previous homes where a little ghost boy once lived. Human footsteps behind me when everyone except me and the dogs were out, random thumping on the attic too big to be caused by a rodent or winged creature, and my parents seeing the form of a little boy coming down the stairs not once, but twice...

And, of course, if you watch stuff like Ghost Hunters International it seems kind of obvious that there is paranormal evidence out there somewhere.

Yes, but the ignorance of some people; 'oh that orb thing is just dust' or 'Stupid... that stone was threw by the camera man.'

I love to watch Most Haunted and A Haunting.

I could ramble on more about my experiences, but you don't wanna hear.

dylanpwnzyou
August 16th, 2009, 03:36 PM
No i dont but i remember i used to be extremely scared to sleep alone. I had to run in my parents room whenever i heard a freaky noise lol

Cнαяcнιc
August 16th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I believe in Ghosts but not Most Haunted, I think that show is fixed to be honest, the kind of ghost I see are much more realistic and human like then the ones you kinda see on Most haunted.

Zumi
August 16th, 2009, 03:49 PM
I believe in Ghosts but not Most Haunted, I think that show is fixed to be honest, the kind of ghost I see are much more realistic and human like then the ones you kinda see on Most haunted.

If it where fixed, Living would have stopped airing it by now. A Hauting is good, look in the Documentories on Sky, it shifts channels, so keep an eye out for it.

Yoshimi
August 16th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Exactly, people who claim to see ghost see a lot more than a blur, they see a human figure or the figure of an animal or a type of shadow or orb etc. People see different things and in my life I have seen what seemed to be shadows racing up the stairs in my home, if you wonder how I can see shadows, well they are against the light cream wall and I am not blind, it was recently that my brother was speaking about them and my mum was shocked because I had told her the exact same thing and she didn't believe me, I'm not really too scared of ghosts, it is creepy yeah, but quite comforting at the same time.

I'm sorry, but how come the immediate assumption is a ghost? I know that you didn't know what it was, but it is absurd to say that just because you don't know what else it could be, it must be a supernatural entity. And honestly, don't think that I should believe you just because you said it. Unlike some people, I am swayed by scientific facts, and personal experiences hold no real water in science.

Also, all of the reported sightings I have heard said that they wear clothes. Please, explain to me why at least some of them wear clothes, since I don't remember companies instilling souls and spirits inside designer brands. I think ghosts are just about as likely as dowsing.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
August 16th, 2009, 06:31 PM
I do believe in Ghosts but not the kid of ghosts you believe in.

I believe that ghosts are not spirits of the undead (because dead people can't come back to life duh..) but are Demons playing mind games and generally disturbing us to make us believe in ghosts so that we become heretics that believe that we can come back after death. As for the ghosts who some people say helped them, that would be angels that God sent.

If you feel offended, keep it to yourself because that's just my opinion.

Shem
August 16th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Also, all of the reported sightings I have heard said that they wear clothes. Please, explain to me why at least some of them wear clothes, since I don't remember companies instilling souls and spirits inside designer brands. I think ghosts are just about as likely as dowsing.


I saw a "ghost" when I was younger, and it wasn't wearing any clothes, now you've heard a report of a naked "ghost".

Crimson Stardust
August 16th, 2009, 09:41 PM
actually they don't wear clothes neither do they wear them...ghost can take the image of anyone so it is like a illusion that they are wearing clothes...xD

Cнαяcнιc
August 16th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I'm sorry, but how come the immediate assumption is a ghost? I know that you didn't know what it was, but it is absurd to say that just because you don't know what else it could be, it must be a supernatural entity. And honestly, don't think that I should believe you just because you said it. Unlike some people, I am swayed by scientific facts, and personal experiences hold no real water in science.

Also, all of the reported sightings I have heard said that they wear clothes. Please, explain to me why at least some of them wear clothes, since I don't remember companies instilling souls and spirits inside designer brands. I think ghosts are just about as likely as dowsing.

Well if it is not natural, then it is supernatural. I understand that you said it can be absurd to instantly assume it is a ghost, but that is just one of many experiences, and I am not going to discuss all of them.

Personal experiences are more important than scientific facts if you are the person who had that experience, scientist do not know everything and not everything has yet been discovered, science used to say alot of things were facts and as time progressed they found out they were wrong.

And some ghosts may want to wear clothes, just as they wear their own skin, they apparently can take forms.

Anyhow, my point was, you do not have to believe in ghosts but also you do not have to be so rude about your opinion.

Citrinin
August 16th, 2009, 10:53 PM
No, I do not believe in ghosts. I have personally seen no reliable evidence that confirms the existence of ghosts beyond reasonable doubt, nor have I had a personal experience that does this.

Yoshimi
August 17th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Well if it is not natural, then it is supernatural. I understand that you said it can be absurd to instantly assume it is a ghost, but that is just one of many experiences, and I am not going to discuss all of them.
I agree that if it isn't natural, it must be supernatural. However, the experiences are always in a dark place, usually alone, and no one ever has a real discussion with the ghost, probably because they are too scared to talk with them and run away immediately. I'll believe it when thousands of people see it and they have the exact same description of the ghost. Strangely enough, only the people who actually believe in ghosts see them. Based on this assumption, the jersey devil is much more believable, since thousands of people observed it on January of 1909.

Personal experiences are more important than scientific facts if you are the person who had that experience, scientist do not know everything and not everything has yet been discovered, science used to say alot of things were facts and as time progressed they found out they were wrong.

Be aware that this is the same science that showed the Earth wasn't flat, nor the center of the universe, and the one that showed us how gravity worked, among many other great theories. The same science that has the gall to continuously attempt to disprove itself. Also, a fact is nothing special in science. The scientific terminology is very different from social terminology, although I do know that you mean "truth" by saying "fact." Just to tell you, a fact is what happens. A theory explains why it happens, and has much more credibility than a fact.

And some ghosts may want to wear clothes, just as they wear their own skin, they apparently can take forms.

So now ghosts can shape shift? I don't see why ever single ghost is always in the shape of a human. I have never heard of a ghost of a dog, goldfish, or pterodactyl.

Anyhow, my point was, you do not have to believe in ghosts but also you do not have to be so rude about your opinion.
I never said that my opinion would be butterflies and rainbows. I say it like I think it. I know it's irritating when personal experiences aren't treated more seriously, but you need to be more skeptical of claims.
I think I have stayed too long in this thread, so if anyone still insists on replying to me, just give me a VM/PM.

Pokeyomom
August 17th, 2009, 10:50 AM
No. The concept of ghosts totally deifes established doctrines of physics, chemistry, biology, and numerous other sciences. You cant' bastardize science over something as unrealistic as ghosts. Science isn't perfect- not by along shot, but is there even a theory of how ghosts would exist? No. Because it's totally non-sensical. I'm trying to be rude, but ghosts have about as much anecdotal/empirical evidence backing them up as little fairies do.

That's just my opinion though:)

Sokai
August 17th, 2009, 01:49 PM
As a matter of fact, I do.
Stories of others' experiences plus evidence have made me a believer.
Too bad they're also one of my biggest fears. x__x

Cнαяcнιc
August 20th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Yeah but you can say, scientist prooved the world was a sphere shape and not flat, well Judea and Christianity was aware of this LONG before scientist knew, infact Judea, Christianity and Islam have helped with many, many scientific advances including tools and medicines etc.

And you do see the ghosts of animals, dogs etc. And a ghostly image of the Virgin Mary was seen by many people on some date, over a certain place, I've forgot all the details, google it if you like.

lolwut
August 20th, 2009, 11:00 AM
No i dont and dont really have any reason to do so.

j234y
August 20th, 2009, 12:24 PM
yes I do I have had a few experiences involving ghosts.

Cassino
August 24th, 2009, 09:20 AM
Ghosts, like transparent people that fly through walls, no.
Nondescript spirits out to help or hinder people and other animals, almost always indirectly, yes.

Lynnx
August 24th, 2009, 09:25 AM
No, not really. I'm the kind of person who needs to see something myself in order to believe it, so no, I don't believe in ghosts or spirits.

NatureKeeper
August 24th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Ghosts? A big no... Living deads are a result of severe imagination...

Satelity
August 24th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Unfortunately, I do believe in ghosts because of all the movies and shows I have watched. xD

Tamaki
August 24th, 2009, 12:04 PM
I do, simply because of the haunted Toys R Us near my house. XD

http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cahauntedplaces/a/toys_r_us.htm

SonicThrust
August 24th, 2009, 12:20 PM
I have no reason to believe in them. I have never had an experience I would attribute to ghost and, really, if they do exist and don't bother me I just don't care.

Yoshimi
August 24th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Yeah but you can say, scientist prooved the world was a sphere shape and not flat, well Judea and Christianity was aware of this LONG before scientist knew, infact Judea, Christianity and Islam have helped with many, many scientific advances including tools and medicines etc.

And you do see the ghosts of animals, dogs etc. And a ghostly image of the Virgin Mary was seen by many people on some date, over a certain place, I've forgot all the details, google it if you like.

LOLWUT?
I'm sorry, this is just so full of lies, I have to respond. In case you forgot, the dark ages was caused by corrupt priests of christianity, taking the bible completely true and stopping the advancement of science for 100s of years( that's why Galileo got sent to JAIL for not believing the earth to be flat.) And there goes your spouting again. The only thing that matters is the context you put it in. An 11 year old girl died of an easily treatable disease because their parents had the delusion that prayer could heal sickness.