Thursday, August 21, 2014

Why We Don't Understand Ghosts

We are up against a great deal in proving something that so far is not perceived well by any equipment, but only the human. We have to tackle it a whole different way. Having seen things with others who reported the same thing when interviewed separately, I have to say whatever it is, is in the environment and not all just misinterpretation or runaway minds.  

It also happens that personal perceptions can be an issue with someone knowing a place is haunted, hearing something and trying to make what they heard fit what they know of the haunting (I knew a person who thought that a door opening because of an open window breeze and a rusty hinge was a woman crying out - which was the tale of the haunted location). 

There is  great part that is true phenomena, as I have watched objects move on their own by no means that makes any sense to physics as we know them. I have heard the voices, along with others at the same time.  And, I have witnessed many apparitions over the years. (Read my books "Growing Up With Ghosts," and "Vacationing With Ghosts.") 

I'm not out to prove hauntings. I'm out to find a way to follow this phenomena back to the moment of its launch into our physical world to figure out the origins and if there is intelligence behind it. I believe it is all explained by rules of science not spiritual and that is because it is launched into our physical realm and so it adheres to rules of this world.  Even if we are to believe it might be caused by the souls of the head, they are affecting our world - which gives a passage for these interactions to come and go. 

What the instigating force is, is still up for debate.

There is a fair deal of chicanery and shenanigans in the field of study for the mere fact someone wants to be the person who definitively proves the phenomena. You don't have to ask people who have experienced it, they know it's real. I'm not out to prove Sasquatch either. I am out to understand how they survive and who they descended from. 

In ghost research, I'm out to search for patterns and repeatability. From there, if I find a consistency and predictability, I can begin to make assumptions about the force we are dealing with and, in a way, reverse-engineer a ghost.  

One of the more popular teams,TAPS, did some great things for the study of phenomena by debunking and trying to look at phenomena objectively, but they also confused a lot of researchers into thinking that the purpose of what they do is to try to measure and give evidence to a client to prove or disprove a haunting. That is a different service than research. In their case, they are the mechanics, but the car designers are whole different facet of that industry. 

What excites me more is the person who knows how to create the conditions for the phenomena to occur with repeatability. That is the milestone I work toward. 

Anyone who tells you what a ghost is and how they work, they are no more right than anyone else. And, the minute you think you know just how the whole paranormal phenomena arena works, you stop looking for truth and work instead toward proving your belief.


  1. I've seen objects slammed against a wall,garage doors old and stiff slammed forcefully closed and other physical real world occurances that I cannot either explain using my normal objective rationality or by normal logic and reasoning.
    If objects have no agency of their own or propel themselves at will then something whatever it is applied that force to them externally.
    That I and on each occasion at least one other witness saw nothing visible or remotely out of the ordinary until the extraordinary occurred it suggests whatever the being of causation was it either doesn't register in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where the wavelengths are right for visible light,for human sight or it possibly can make itself invisible in some manner.
    Assuming it interacts with physical matter because it's physical,corporeal you could say then possibly it's an organic whatever and alive in a sense we perhaps understand.
    I'm afraid ghosts as lost or lingering souls of dead humans lost all power for explanation with me some years ago.
    Again as,on the surface and I like to think to my core,a person who espouses reason,logic,critical thinking,empiricism amd the scientific method I find disembodied human spirits,ethereal spectres and to be honest 'Ghost Huntersesque' talk of ghost using electromagnetic energy to manifest as a touch faniful if not silly....being a healthy sceptic by nature in the true sense of the word though i can't help admitting I may well be wrong and ghosts are the deceased folk who bounce the needles of EMF meters all over the place and use 'energies' to do their mischevious deeds.
    A degree in egineering and a lifelong immersion in physics inc a huge passion for quantum physics (almost as mysterious as any ghosts ultimately lol) talk of 'energy' or spirit energy or the ghost/electromagnetic connection in general is implausible in the extreme.
    Clearly the phenomenon exists or really truly appears to so there has to be causation behind it,Intelligence in many occasions also so I do tend to favour some other unknown form of being,quite possibly alive,made of matter and as mortals as we are but for reasons we haven't or as yet unable to fathom is able to walk unseen in our physical reality or if extra dimensions truly exist and string theory necessitates a reality of 11 spatial dimensions simply to stand a hope of being true then perhaps these 'fellows' can slip between dimensions.
    Possibly they are simply an earthly species that became intelligent,self aware and wildly inquisitive millenia before hominids left the trees.Look how far our tech has come since I was a kid in the 70s then imagine another 10,000 years of progress...the mind boggles.

  2. Very well stated. I've come to observe the phenomenon like this - We have a 2-dimensional facsimile of ourselves in photographs. It lacks knowledge, biology, free will, and depth. Here we are in three dimensions, adding one dimension having made us vastly different from the 2-dimensional photo. Are we a 3-dimensional facsimile of our spiritual selves? As some folks like to call it a meat suit with a spirit inside... Imagine adding one more dimension and the expansion of every aspect of our awareness and ability to be everywhere at once? The universality... This is what NDE experiences describe. As my father said when he passed on for 4 minutes and was brought back "That was the REAL world, this one is fake."