Exist ghosts really? Although ghost hunters like holding onto this belief, science and reason are the true debunkers of ghosts.
You’re not the only one who thinks that ghosts exist. Worldwide, there is a belief in spirits that continue to exist after death in other worlds. In fact, among paranormal phenomena, ghosts are among the most frequently accepted. Numerous people are fascinated by ghosts, and thousands peruse the daily ghost stories on Reddit. It goes beyond simple entertainment; according to a 2019 Ipsos research, 46% of Americans genuinely believe in ghosts. Only 7% of respondents indicated that they believe in vampires, demonstrating the nation’s discriminating undead views.
The notion that the deceased stay with us in spirit is a long-standing one that may be found in various tales, including “Macbeth” and the Bible. Even the folklore genre of ghost stories was born from it. A broader web of linked paranormal beliefs, such as those about near-death experiences, life after death, and spirit communication, includes the belief in ghosts. Who wouldn’t find comfort in the idea that their cherished but departed family members aren’t watching out for us or there for us when we need them?
People have been attempting to (or claiming to) converse with spirits for millennia; for instance, upper-class ladies in Victorian England had séances in their parlors following tea and crumpets with friends. At famous institutions like Cambridge and Oxford, ghost clubs dedicated to looking for paranormal evidence started to emerge, and in 1882 the Society for Psychical Research, the most well-known group, was founded. Eleanor Sidgwick was a member of the team as an investigator and subsequently as its president; she is regarded as the first female ghostbuster. Many psychic mediums in America in the late 1800s professed to communicate with the dead, but skeptics like Harry Houdini ultimately exposed them as frauds.
Ghost hunting didn’t get international acclaim until quite recently. The popular Syfy cable TV program “Ghost Hunters,” which broadcast 230 episodes but failed to uncover any solid proof of ghosts, is largely to blame for this.
The idea of the program is that anybody can seek for ghosts, which is why it has inspired dozens of spinoffs and imitators. The two initial stars were just regular guys—plumbers, in fact—who made the decision to search for signs of ghosts. They are saying that you don’t have to be a brilliant scientist or even have any background in research or science. All you need are some idle time, a dark location, and perhaps a few electronics shop devices. Any inexplicable light or sound might be proof of ghosts if you investigate closely enough.
Part of the reason why there are more myths about the afterlife than ever is because of the nebulous criteria for ghostly occurrences.