Haven’t you ever wondered if ghosts were really real or fake? With all these ghost hunters of course, many of them would claim that this makes sense, since we can’t expect the tools of this world to detect ghosts from the spirit world. In the end, it’s up to you to determine whether you believe ghosts are real. There’s no scientific evidence for ghosts.
Ghost hunters usually try to use a variety of technological scientific equipment to detect the presence of ghosts. Typical equipment might include Geiger counters, Electromagnetic Field (EMF) detectors, ion detectors, infrared cameras, and super-sensitive microphones. Despite the use of the high tech equipment, there are still no scientifically verified cases of ghost detection.
It’s only natural to ponder about what happens when someone dies. Does any part of that person live on? Could the spirit hang around this world and interact with the living? Who wouldn’t want to believe that a loved one might remain close by, looking over the living?
Many people believe ghosts are particularly real. Experts believe ghosts are the most common paranormal belief in the world. Some experts estimate that as many as one-half of all Americans believe in ghosts. Researchers point to the presence of over 2,000 amateur ghost-hunting groups in the United States as further proof of the popularity of ghosts in American culture. If you believe in ghosts, you’re not alone. Cultures all around the world believe in spirits that survive death to live in another realm. In fact, ghosts are among the most widely believed of paranormal phenomena. Millions of people are interested in ghosts, and a 2005 Gallup poll found that 37 percent of Americans believe in haunted houses and nearly half believe in ghosts.
One reason as to why many people think ghosts are real is because many people claim to have personal experiences with ghosts. You don’t have to look far to find people who believe that, at one time or another, they’ve felt the presence of a ghost. It is difficult to evaluate the reality of ghosts because we can’t tell if any of the paranormal experiences people are claiming to have, have any solid basis in scientifict fact. However, there is no clear definition of what most people agree to what they think a ghosts is. A ghosts could be mental, physical, spiritual, and even be a mixture of all of these.
Many people believe that support for the existence of ghosts can be found in no less a hard science than modern physics. It is claimed that Albert Einstein suggested a scientific basis for the reality of ghosts; if energy cannot be created or destroyed but only change form, what happens to our body’s energy when we die? Could that somehow be manifested as a ghost? It seems like a reasonable hypothesis, unless you understand basic physics. The answer is very simple actually, and not at all mysterious. After a person dies, the energy in his or her body goes where all organisms’ energy goes after death: into the environment. The energy is released in the form of heat, and transferred into the animals that eat us and the plants that absorb us. There is no bodily “energy” that survives death to be detected with popular ghost-hunting devices.
In the end, and despite mountains of ambiguous photos, sounds and videos, the evidence for ghosts is no better today than it was a year ago, a decade ago or a century ago. There are two possible reasons for the failure of ghost hunters to find good evidence. The first is that ghosts don’t exist, and that reports of ghosts can be explained by psychology, misperceptions, mistakes and hoaxes. The second option is that ghosts do exist, but that ghost hunters are simply incompetent. Ultimately, ghost hunting is not about the evidence. Instead, it’s about having fun with friends, telling stories, and the enjoyment of pretending to be searching the edge of the unknown. After all, everyone loves a good ghost story.