posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 12:43 PM
Originally posted by everlastingnoitall
Traumatic events, and events that are repeated over and over again in this lifetime by people with particularly strong spirits, have the ability to
leave a lasting impression on the fabric of space/time, whether through a quantum level or simply as a 'recording' in Earth's magnetic field. After
a person of this type passes on, the impression of the event or repetitive action causes the event to be replayed when certain atmospheric conditions
I think you should refine and extend your theory a bit if you want a testable theory. I'm going to assume ghosts are real and witness reports are
right. This is not my real opinion.
We need a medium that can store information and reproduce that information at a later time in the form of visible or infra-red light. This information
must contain a representation of an event in three dimensions (because ghosts look different from different perspectives). From what I have read, it
seems to me that ghosts look like normal people but transparent. Because you don't see the insides of the ghosts, it seems to me that the information
stored is the light of the event and not the event itself.
Let's start with your suggestions of a medium. The fabric of space and time would be spacetime. In general relativity, spacetime only has one
property and that is curvature. In quantum gravity there may be other properties, but current effects can't show those other properties yet. Unless
you want ghosts to be caused by gravity, I don't think you want to use the fabric of space and time as a medium. Gravity also can't produce
Another option presented by you is the magnetic field of the earth. It could ionize air, if it were strong enough, and the recombinaton of ions and
electrons can produce visible light. But the magnetic field of the earth is way to weak.
My suggestion is that electromagnetism is at least involved in ghosts. Ghosts are in the form of light and I don't think other processes than
electromagnetic can account for the light. Chemical sources (fluorescence or chemical reactions creating light) are probably not responsible, because
the chemicals required are not in the air of haunted places. That's why I think that electromagnetism causes the light, either by currents that
ionize the air or other processes. This is a testable hypothesis.
The problem is that there usually aren't electromagnetic fields around with enough energy or that can store the information. Maybe you need to
introduce another field that affects electromagnetism. The problem is that no such fields have been found so far. Your opinion that atmospheric
conditions trigger the ghosts also becomes a problem, because you would have to find out a way for the new field to be affected by the atmospheric
conditions. Electromagnetism is much more easily affected by the atmospheric, through humidity and temperature.
This is all just speculation, and not even speculation that I think is true. But my point is that we've had so much vague ghosts theories already.
You have to clarify yourself and get so tenable ideas and testable hypotheses.