Scientists discuss what ghosts might be made of

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    They probably don't like to be treated like circus animals. If I was a ghost I wouldn't waste my energies proving my existence to those who would continue doubting me regardless. That's what po's me about some paranormal investigators. They don't treat these beings with respect. If we can even call them beings. Maybe they are ectoplasmic shells or residuals trapped inside the electromagnetic grid of matter.
     
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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    You don't think Ghost Hunting TV is fake

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    Do you believe in TV wrestling as well?
    It's an entertainment.
    If nothing happens, they haven't got a show.
     
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  5. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    That is the kind of mind set that makes me prejudiced against ghosts. OK, I'll admit it I am an apparitional bigot. I hate the translucent bastards. I am a member of the Boo Boo Klan. You just can't trust em I tell ya. Sneaking around at night popping up here and the then vanishing. Hey I have known a few good ones but in general they are just no good.

    I guess there are no circus performers human or otherwise that have become ghosts or else we would have our proof by now! Gee wheez, how unfortunate

    Sometimes your posts appear to be written by a cirucs performer - specifically the kind that have a big red nose, baggy clothes and drive teeny tiny cars...

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  7. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    There's only one poster in this thread trying to act like a clown right now. And it ain't me.
     
  8. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Do you have some proof it's fake? If it were that would be highly unethical. The news media would be all over it. So far not a word.
     
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  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I can see how that could be the case with paredoilia (sp?). IOW, where reflections or shadows or mists are mistaken for faces or human shapes. But the nature of the evidence defies that. The really good evidence is of quite unmistakeable phenomena. Now either these are real or they are hoaxed. But once again, why hoax something your spending all your time trying to understand? Examples below:

    Some of these I don't get. But most of them are quite striking:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXVQlg22dc
     
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    Bzzzzzzzzt wrong answer, yet again. Let us not forget that you are the young fellow who will believe anything (as long as it is not believable)....

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  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    List of things I don't believe:

    Astrology
    Faith healing
    Exorcism
    Creationism
    Hollow earth theory
    Unicorns
    Mermaids
    Vampires
    Werewolves
    Positivism
    Materialism
    Solpsism
    That OJ was innocent
    Anti vaccinists
    Anti Fluoridists
    Corporate capitalism
    Manifest Destiny
    Religion...
    Santa Claus, easter bunny, tooth fairy, sand man, etc.
    Perpetual motion machines
    Trickle down economics
    Tachyons
    Phlogistons
    Fascism
    American exceptionalism
    Moral relativism
    Past life regression..ETC.

    This list goes on and on.
     
  12. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    There are a million reasons for visual anomalies. Our eyes are far from perfect. It's still not evidence for ghosts.
     
  13. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Then what WOULD be evidence for ghosts? As usual the skeptic just raises the bar on what counts as evidence in order to continue denying the existence of evidence.
     
  14. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not saying there isn't evidence, just that there isn't valid evidence. I would like a ghost to tell us something we could not have known unless the ghost were real. No bars were raised. It's up to those making the proposal to provide conclusive evidence.
     
  15. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Ghosts are made up of nothing more than BULLSHIT!
     
  16. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Wow..That's a real doozy. I've never even heard of anything like that before. So what would you like the ghost to say to prove it isn't being an imposter of a ghost? lol!
     
  17. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Where their body is, if it's a secret. Perhaps who killed them, if it's a murder. Where treasure is buried. It's the same standard for near death experiences. The premise is that ghosts are dead people. So prove it's a dead person by identifying something only that dead person would know.
     
  18. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    What if it's a very forgetful ghost? It's certainly not a given that all information from this life carries over into the afterlife. Besides, why wouldn't a transparent figure just talking to you be evidence for a ghost? Do you often see transparent figures in everyday life?
     
  19. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Anecdotal evidence isn't good enough. Transparent apparitions show up at rock concerts these days.
     
  20. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Projected holograms don't show up in deserted buildings or cemetaries at 3 AM out in the country where nobody is around. You seriously would suspect hidden technological wizardry in such places before taking an apparition to be a ghost? No wonder ghosts never appear to skeptics. Much:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMUY1CG2DVs
     
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  21. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    You have to be kidding me. You mean there is no other possible explanation for a video of blankets getting pulled off a bed than dead people coming back to some semi-form of life? Frankly, I didn't see an apparition either. Don't be such a child.
     
  22. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah...must've been a pesky hologram or somethin..lol!
     
  23. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Couldn't be a hoax, because you can't tell fibs on the internet - I heard it was a rule.

    "There is one born every minute", springs to mind....
     

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