Re: Are ghosts for real? By: chrono2009 Feb 05, 2013
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No, ghosts are not in the least considered "fluffy". As to if they are "real", that is truly a matter of perspective. There are many different types of haunting some of which involve no actual spirit but instead a memory of a tramatic experience imprinted into a house or location. Then there are poltergeist which are "noisy ghosts". I believe in ghosts because of personnal experience however my views of the topic differ slightly which is why i say it is indeed a matter of oppinion.
Re: Are ghosts for real? By: Aelysium Feb 05, 2013
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Personally I believe in "ghosts" as I have had the privilege to see and speak with certain loved ones who have passed on.
Different belief systems having varying explanations as to why a disembodied human spirit manifests in the physical realm. Some of the common reasons that some to mind: 1.a traumatic death links the spirit to a certain area, 2. the spirit does not realize that they are dead, 3. they have some sort of unfinished business, or 4.that they "stick around" to look after loved ones.
I have to say ghost or spirits are very real to me, but that's because I've been dealing with them most of my life, by actually trying to disprove what I've seen, or heard, I've scared myself with evps & video evidence into saying yup they're there.
Re: Are ghosts for real? By: Nekoshema / Novice Feb 06, 2013
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Brysling has a point, for some spirits/ghosts are an act of fiction, others, they're real. it comes down to belief, since there's very little evidence on them that hasn't been fabricated.
personally, spirits are real, i've had to deal with them my whole life. know how many don't believe in spirits, and i'm a fairly logical person, you need to rule out all possible answers before going to the conclusion that it's a spirit. feel a random chill, look for cracks or open windows where a draft could get in, random noises, commonly thats just the normal creaks of a building. orbs in photographs are the easiest to disprove, 99% of the time, it's light reflecting off dust in the air.
you're not being fluffy, don't worry, like i said, many don't believe in spirits and there is almost no evidence of them being actually real things, it's a leap of faith really until you experience it for yourself. research it, and draw your own conclusion.