Do you believe in ghosts?

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  • Mangoperson88
    Mangoperson88 Posts: 314 Member
    All the abuse i experienced in my life finally caught up with me at 17 when i slipped in to morbid depression and by 18 i was hallucinating like crazy. So, I saw a lot of scary visions- the one I won't forget Is when i had gone to the library in broad daylight and when I came home I saw right in my living room a burnt corpse. It was very aware of me. I ran for my life. I was sleeping in my room at night and suddenly I became aware of a presence in my room I looked to my left at my dressing table and there in the mirror I saw A very beautiful but very heavy woman in a black dress. She looked sad and I wanted to talk to her because she didn't look malicious but then I thought she could be a shape shifter and if i stand in front of the mirror she'd switch places with me. I saw a lot of ugly visions prior to this beautiful lady so I didn't want to take a chance.
  • Destanieroberts06
    Destanieroberts06 Posts: 103 Member
    Yeah...people don't realize what abuse does to people especially younger kids and young adults
  • Hiawassee88
    Hiawassee88 Posts: 19,486 Member
    There are races of people who understand. They know how to commiserate with those who've suffered the slings and arrows of abusers. They can soothe, comfort, empathize and console those who've been through it.

    It's important to break the chain, cycles of abuse and risk factors so that patterns are not passed down through the generations.
    It takes a village.
  • ___Soundwave___
    ___Soundwave___ Posts: 749 Member
    Being a ghost would get very boring.

    A lot of your hobbies would be off the table, being incorpreal...and there wouldn't be coffee, either.

    You could catch all the movies for free, though. You might have to walk, though...as if you tried to catch a ride the car might go through you.
  • Slimjimjellybelly
    Slimjimjellybelly Posts: 27 Member
    As einstein once said

    “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

    I believe our souls are our energy and is still present after death.

    Maybe our brain sees the energy of the deceased as what they once were, It's just a thought?

    I actually sit on the fence with this topic because I've had some unexplainable events but am still a sceptic.

  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    edited April 5
    As einstein once said

    “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

    I believe our souls are our energy and is still present after death.

    Maybe our brain sees the energy of the deceased as what they once were, It's just a thought?

    I actually sit on the fence with this topic because I've had some unexplainable events but am still a sceptic.

    Love your user name. :)

    I like that quote.

    I've shared this on the forums before but saying it again. :) When my dad passed away 12 years ago, I was staying in his hospital room. I'd sit with him most of the day, walk around, spend the nights there. I had just curled up on a reclining chair across the room from him and falling asleep for the night. His bed had been pushed up against the window and the light was coming from behind him. Something had me pop my eyes open and glance across the room, just in time to *know* he had just barely passed away and I saw......something......a wisp.....soul..... energy....leave his body and float away. Call it what you will but it's an image I'll remember until I die. And I'm as skeptical as they come.
  • I just hope that ghosts believe in *me*
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,172 Member
    edited April 13
    If people never heard stories of "ghosts" I would truly doubt any would ever have heard or seen one. Suggestion is VERY POWERFUL when someone is unsure about something.

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  • savannahs21
    savannahs21 Posts: 363 Member
    @ninerbuff Maybe, but where did "ghost stories" come from? The first person to ever see one likely said what had happened, and then the next said "Hey I've seen that to".
  • Hiawassee88
    Hiawassee88 Posts: 19,486 Member
    edited April 13
    I respect @ninerbuff to the nines which means to the highest degree. For fitness and health purposes, ghosts are way off the books but this is chitchat. I can't discuss this without falling back into familiar and generational spirits which takes it to the razor's edge with religion. Do your own research. Bottomline: I don't want them around me. I'm not going to open doors and I don't even want them slipping through the cracks.

    I wouldn't believe a single thing they had to say to me. About nine times out of ten, it would be error.
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,328 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    As einstein once said

    “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

    I believe our souls are our energy and is still present after death.

    Maybe our brain sees the energy of the deceased as what they once were, It's just a thought?

    I actually sit on the fence with this topic because I've had some unexplainable events but am still a sceptic.

    Love your user name. :)

    I like that quote.

    I've shared this on the forums before but saying it again. :) When my dad passed away 12 years ago, I was staying in his hospital room. I'd sit with him most of the day, walk around, spend the nights there. I had just curled up on a reclining chair across the room from him and falling asleep for the night. His bed had been pushed up against the window and the light was coming from behind him. Something had me pop my eyes open and glance across the room, just in time to *know* he had just barely passed away and I saw......something......a wisp.....soul..... energy....leave his body and float away. Call it what you will but it's an image I'll remember until I die. And I'm as skeptical as they come.

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  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    This kind of relates to the topic but has anyone ever heard of The Cokeville Miracle? I watched the movie the other day and it's based on a true story. It happened at an elementary school in Cokeville, Wyoming(IIRC) and evidently many of the students involved, saw dead ancestors along with angels. Any thoughts? I found it very interesting.
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 3,871 Member
    @ReenieHJ I've seen it and I believe it with all of my heart.
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 3,871 Member
    I do not believe it's a figment of anyone's imagination. I used to discount peoples' claims of paranormal activity before it happened to me. People don't "invent ghosts" because they can't understand something. I don't understand nuclear physics or rocket science but I'm not inventing it in my head, either. Some people have no clue and they're the first to share their "expertise," and I say this with a giggle since it's truly ignorance at its finest that they have to interject on every whim. I was every bit that clueless, once, and I wish wish wish I still was...

    Also, I do think some people are extra sensitive and see more, feel more, hear more than others. I don't consider myself extra sensitive, just sensitive enough...
  • SomeMFPuser
    SomeMFPuser Posts: 53 Member
    Yes, I do. I've had a few experiences I will go on record believing they involved paranormal activity.

    I've offered up the events to others who have discounted me as 'crazy'. At this point, I generally keep stuff like this to myself.
  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,511 Member
    Yes, I do. I've had a few experiences I will go on record believing they involved paranormal activity.

    I've offered up the events to others who have discounted me as 'crazy'. At this point, I generally keep stuff like this to myself.

    It's truly sad when others resort to calling people, like yourself, crazy because of different experiences. :(

    I know I mentioned in a prior reply that I believe in 'signs' from deceased family members because I've had experiences involving those. And I do wish I'd had ghost experiences because it would certainly give me more of a tangible reason to believe. Some things I have to see myself. :( It's not that I really doubt, it's just that I'm not totally on board either. I know, I'm bad at explaining my thoughts.
  • LoveyChar
    LoveyChar Posts: 3,871 Member
    I've never thought anyone was crazy but I've always chalked it up to an overactive imagination in the past. I've never even believed people were lying to me. I had a friend tell me years ago that he had a little girl ghost in his house and he left the television on for her all day. I thought, at first, that he was kidding. He was not...