Yesterday was Halloween. So I think this is appropriate. My belief system does not allow for things such as the ethereal spirit of a dead person roaming the earth. Yet, there are many who believe in ghosts because they think they and a lot of others, have seen ghosts. I am not questioning if they are seeing anything, my question is, what are they seeing?
I have always wondered about the myriad hauntings reported across the globe. The description quite frequently reads something like, "A women in period costume etc." Period costume? Clothes don't die, we do. And just how do the ghosts aquire this attire?
I started wondering about this after seeing a series of photos taken in the vicinity of the Gettysburg battlefield. They showed the image of a man dressed in a Union uniform performing some kind of duty.
There is also a famous photo that appeared in Life Mag. of a group of monks climbing a set of stairs in a cathedral in France. The person who took it didn't realize they were there. When the picture was analysed, it was noticed that the monks legs couldn't be seen past the knees. What was found was, the stairs had been renovated in the 16th century. The stairs had 2 feet added to them. The monks were walking on the original level that the stairs had been.
I don't think this has anything to do with ghosts. My opinion is that there is some natural process by which an event has been recorded and is played back repeatedly. I believe the Electromagnetic fields that crisscross the earth are most responsible for this, not "ghosts". This could also explain some of the things that are seen but never found, like the Loch Ness monster.
What do you think?