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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Kandinsky
If people describe a solid 'ghost' in period costume, is their reality any different to someone reporting the apparition of a loved one who is still alive?
Yes. Each of these 'solid' encounters were not'solid' as you put it.
I didn't shake hands with them converse or interact at all. Since I thought they were real real people they were not as important to me at the time, as if I saw a ghost.
What do you think the difference is between a period ghost* and the ghost* of someone living?
originally posted by: rshackleford
If we were to go by the theory that ghosts were some sort of 'reflection' rather than actually the 'being' of a person that is now... no longer physical in the same way, would that mean that someone could both reincarnate and 'be a ghost?' Of course that ghost wouldn't actually be that same 'being,' the person would have moved on into another form, but even in doing so could have left behind some kind of imprint on reality that remains. If that were the case then that person could in theory encounter the ghost of their past life and perhaps have a greater sense of familiarity or be more prone to experiencing the 'ghost' because it is an imprint of their own self. This doesn't seem like it would be possible of course if a ghost were actually the spirit, or whatever you want to call it, of a person. I suppose if there are indeed ghosts then it's possible there are also different kinds, both the spirit still there or the imprint from people on an area and that may explain why there seem to be different kinds of ghost encounters. The idea of ghosts repeating some kind of loop, always showing up at the same time or doing the same thing has always seemed to suggest to me that it is indeed some kind of imprint as opposed to a spirit just doing the same thing over and over again.
Its the weirdest thing about ghost sightings people react to them differently. I don't know why it was so difficult for him to admit he saw a ghost, he was there, saw it too. then I go oh, right. Ridicule, people think you're crazy…
The lady in blue might have a romantic back story, but no sense of self or thought processes. Otherwise, she wouldn't spend decades in one location and might instead seem like an example of a systems feedback loop.