The Reality Of Ghosts
Do ghosts exist? Has anyone ever actually seen, heard, or touched a ghost?
What we know for certain is that from the start of our own existence as a species, many if not most of us have believed in ghosts, and a good percentage of people have been convinced that ghosts have appeared to them or spoken to them. Throughout history, people in most of the world’s cultures have been afraid of ghosts.
Beyond that, the reality of disembodied spirits is up in the air. Though there have been many hoaxes purporting to provide proof of a ghost, none has ever held up to objective scrutiny. Yet, proving that something does not exist is nearly impossible, so it’s difficult to believe that science will ever succeed in banishing spirits from our collective consciousness.
And what about the millions of people—you may even know one of them, or be one yourself—who honestly believe they’ve been contacted by a ghost? Well, perhaps they have. On the other hand, the human mind is our solar system’s most powerful imaginative engine, and it doesn’t always work in logical ways. When fear or longing mix with the imagination, the results are often uncanny.
So to answer the question of whether ghosts literally are real: I don’t think we can say for certain. But we should certainly keep searching for the answer with an open mind.