posted on Feb, 17 2008 @ 01:49 PM
I would like to thank The Vagabond and AnnunakiX for this opportunity as well as the ATS readers.
“Ghosts are real, and science will eventually be able to understand and accept their existence.”
In order to properly discuss this, we must define “ghost”. Answers.com tells us:
ghost n. 1. The spirit of a dead person, especially one believed to appear in bodily likeness to living persons or to haunt former habitats. 2.
The center of spiritual life; the soul. 3. A demon or spirit.
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The word spirit is used in each of these and should also be defined:
spirit n. 1. a.) The vital principle or animating force within living beings. b.) Incorporeal consciousness. 2. The soul, considered as
departing from the body of a person at death. 3. Spirit The Holy Spirit. 4. A supernatural being, as: a.) An angel or a demon. b.) A being
inhabiting or embodying a particular place, object, or natural phenomenon. c.) A fairy or sprite.
A ghost can thus be definitively described as “the disembodied incorporeal consciousness of sentient life, as manifested in the physical
Throughout this debate I will seek to prove that ghosts do in fact exist, and illustrate that it is only a matter of time before science understands
I will present documented cases of ghostly activity.
I will provide eyewitness accounts of ghostly phenomenon throughout history.
I will present evidence that a disembodied spirit can manifest itself and have an effect on our physical reality.
Humans have described ghosts and encounters with ghosts for thousands and thousands of years, from ancient Egypt to Homer’s Iliad, to users on this
message board. Belief in this phenomenon is non-discriminatory: a 2003 Harris poll found that:
51% of the public, including 58% of women, and 65% of those aged 25 to 29 but only 27% of those aged 65 and over believe in ghosts.
This same poll also found that 84% of the public believe in the survival of the soul after death, broken down as:
The 84% of those who believe in the survival of the soul after death include 89% of women but only 78% of men, 86% of those without a college
degree but only 78% of those with postgraduate degrees.
Can this many people truly be mistaken? We will find that they are not, that their beliefs are justified by quantifiable experience, and that there is
no doubt of the existence of "ghosts"