There are so many out there who desire for proof ghosts, and things that are just flat out not normal! Not only do we like to be entertained here on
ATS, but some people just *really* want answers.We have here a message board to discuss these topics and prove each other wrong etc. When someone asks
for "evidence" on these boards we are limited only to what the internet and these boards allow for. Lets take a look at a few things that may not be
evidence, but perhaps an in-depth analysis of our senses into the unknown via the internet! Note: This could be lengthy..
We, as human beings are limited to a certain amount of senses.
Touch, sight, sound, taste, and smell. (and possibly esp??)
If we apply our senses to explain Ghosts etc, we are limited by only those we can use *here*.Since we are indeed on the internet, we can only utilize
2. Sight and sound. (possibly esp?? Creepy!) The other 3 can only be explained via tesimony from others, and in our case only by documentation
avaliable on the internet.
Lets start by doing the usual, put up links of pictures and videos then leave it up to you to decide if they are real or not! I'm only going to post
a few on each "sense" but anyone who wishes to add to this collection are definately welcome! (you will have to click the links to view because I
have not yet learned how to embedd images or videos) Here are some of my favorite ones:
I like older pictures of ghosts because the claim of them being "doctored" or photoshopped is much harder to prove given the technology at the time.
However, there is almost always a group that claim the picures are double exposures, cigarette smoke or fakes in some fashion.
(I'm not spending much time on this because videos are almost always easily cast aside as CGI)
The third video is obviously the most famous on youtube, and there is a part 2 and 3 floating around as well. Some of the videos have been debunked
but it's entertaining at least!
Ok, so we've posted the usual pictures and videos and most people especially skeptics are usually not moved too much by them. Unfortunately, other
than finding videos and visual "proof" to post on the boards there just isnt any way to prove anything without a doubt since our resources are
limited. Lets take a look at the other senses and see what we can find as documentation to show that not only can ghosts be seen, but heard, felt,
smelled and even sensed!
Heres some very eerie "evps". (electronic voice phenomenom) and heres a link that pretty much sums up what they are.
I hate to use youtube as a source, because some people believe almost everything on youtube is a hoax. However, there are a few good ones out there!
Unfortunately, most evp sites I have encountered, don't offer the wav files as embedded on the page, but actually make you save the file to your
hardrive, like this site here:
The show "ghosthunters" have picked up some interesting evps, however I won't post that here lol.
If you are interested in evps just do a search in google, you will find tons of sites that talk about the subject.
So what about touch and smell?
All I can do is provide links that provide their explanation about the subject through various sites and personal testimony. Since anyone can search
for this, I'll just post a few.
There are certain smells that are associated with ghosts, and it's pretty easy to distinguish which ones are good and which ones are bad. Sometimes
they are associated with "residual" ghosts that have supposedly lingered as "imprinted" in a particular time, repeating itself like a record.
I've had my own personal experience with smelling something before a loved one died.
Taste: I can only assume that taste would be associated with whatever smells are present at the time, however I don't have any references to taste
associated with ghosts. If you have something to add to this subject, please do!
Ghosts can touch you? Well, this is another sense that supposedly can be affected by a ghost. The only way to prove that however, is to have it happen
I can say, "omg a ghost tapped me on the shoulder once!" And you'd probably say "yeah right!" However, there are MANY claims that
feeling cold/hot/panicky are an indication of a ghost nearby.
Animals are well-known for their ability to "Sense" things...they act weird just before a storm and theres also a theory that they can sense ghosts
People also have been known to "Sense" ghosts, tho some people think you have to be "sensitive" in order to do this. I'm not sure to be honest. I
think if humans can sense ghosts, then everyone can. I've never persued it because well, I think it could be dangerous and theres not much point in
it. I'll bet if one did persue it tho, they would probably learn how.
Now, I know this has nothing to do with our senses, but I figured it's interesting so why not throw this in. Then there is "ectoplasm". I guess
it's not just in Ghostbusters?? lol. I havent really looked into this too much but it seems like this is the only thing close to pysical
manifestation of some type of "remnant" left behind by a ghost?
Conclusion? It is documented that Ghosts have been seen, touched, smelled, felt, and even "sensed". Videos, pictures, evps (sounds), written
documents, personal tesimony, thermal images, ectoplasm etc. The fact of the matter is, with all these things said, no skeptic will likely believe
unless it is experienced on their own. I know that may seem like some kind of cop-out, but if one cannot be open to the paranormal based on the
resources we have here, then theres no other way of convincing!
Ps: Any new pictures, articles, videos, sounds etc are welcome!
[edit on 18-7-2009 by Wookiep]