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  • Writer's pictureTanya Louise

Do Ghosts Exist?

The word ghost can be a very broad meaning.

It doesn’t just mean a full apparition. Having a ghostly experience could involve any of the senses. Yes, if you’re lucky you might see something, however, it could also mean hearing something - footsteps, a whisper or a voice, feeling someone touch you, items moving, even a scent that is associated with a person.

You might know that I've been on several 'ghost hunts', most recently at Hopkinson's (shown in the photo above) in Nottingham, which is the new home of The Haunted Museum.

Places can be haunted, items and even people can have attachments. Trapped energy can cause ghostly experiences, for example, if someone dies suddenly - their energy is said to sometimes be trapped sometimes.

Do we imagine them? Certainly if recently bereaved we are more sensitive to the possibility. Or is it our mind playing tricks?

There are numerous theories on life and time itself. Is time linear and everything is happening at the same time and somehow things, voices cross over time?

Could time somehow be footprinted on a location?

The theory is that energy does not die but changes form.

So why do we look for ghosts? Maybe you like a good old ghost story, maybe you want to prove something either way? For some, it’s comfort - knowing that their loved ones live on, or perhaps helping ourselves deal with our own mortality, As was the case for me, I became curious as to what happens after we’ve left this life. Maybe you just like the adrenalin rush of being scared.

From the bible to Macbeth - there have been countless ‘ghost stories’. Will we ever prove that ghosts exist? Scientists, inventors and investigators get closer all the time, but will we ever really know?

What do you think?



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