posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:14 AM
With a science background, and also photography as a semi-professional hobby (I make money and am internationally known for my work but it's not my
full time day job) I have a great understanding of physics and how cameras work. At least 99% of photos with supposed ghosts in them I can debunk
easily just based on my basic knowledge and understanding of how cameras and film work and why certain defects have occurred that people blame on
ghosts, in images.
As far as people seeing things with their own eyes I have noticed most people who claim this have said they were children when it happened. Some
people liken it to children having a "sixth sense" or being more sensitive to the paranormal, I liken it to children having an over-active
imagination. I was a kid too, long ago. I remember sleeping at my grandparent's house when I was about 5 or 6 years old one night and in the middle
of the night in the darkness I thought I saw a skull on the wall and thought it was a demon or ghost or something because it appeared to be moving and
staring at me. I freaked out and screamed, grandma came running and flicked on the lights. It turned out to only be a camouflage hunting hat my
grandfather had hanging on the wall (he was an avid hunter.) The light portions of the camo pattern somehow confused my young eyes to look like a
skull or face with the moonlight from the window in my bedroom glinting on it. Although young, I realized from that moment on that I did have an
overactive imagination because I was a child. I guess some people just never realize that once they grow up, even.
As far as other personal experiences, I have experienced a lot of weird things with the house I just bought. One thing immediately upon moving in was
constant banging noise on the backside of our house. We freaked out a little bit. We couldn't figure out what it was for awhile. It would happen
randomly, sometimes once per hour or sometimes not at all. It sounded like someone was hitting the back of our house with a sledgehammer in different
spots, never the same spot and we have a big house. Eventually, I discovered it was our big deck on the back of the house that goes the whole length
of the house. It was expanding and contracting because of the winter weather, and it was especially loud and frequent whenever it had ice and snow on
it. So it was making loud banging noises where it was attached to the house. As soon as the warmer weather came and stayed, the noises stopped.
We also experienced the same noises, but sounded like it was coming from the attic. We had a contractor determine it was just normal house settling,
There are a few things that have happened that I can't quite explain yet. One morning I was in bed, and heard a loud banging noise downstairs, it
sounded just like a door slamming shut. I ran downstairs to see if there was an intruder (I was the only one home.) Nobody, and all doors were open. I
then heard the same noise coming from upstairs, once I was downstairs. I ran upstairs, and the same. No one there, and all doors were open. I'm still
trying to find an explanation. I think it might be our heater, it's a gas-boiler and when it kicks on, it makes a loud banging noise when the gas
gets ignited. But it is downstairs, not upstairs, so it doesn't explain the upstairs slamming noise, just the one I heard downstairs.
My wife has told me she has heard whispering noises that sounded like someone talking while she was taking a bath. Not sure as I didn't hear it, I'm
thinking maybe air bubbles in the pipes or something.
Our cat stares into space when he's downstairs, looks all around like he sees something. I have a feeling it might just be dust floating in the air
that his enhanced vision can see easily, the downstairs (finished basement BTW) is very dusty. Or it could be bugs crawling around, he finds the
smallest bugs and kills the, bugs we never see. He's an amazing cat.
One more thing, off hand. When I was in our garage one day, I was the only one home and in it. It sounded like someone ran up behind me, but when I
turned around, no one was there. It sounded just like someone with shoes running on the concrete floor. Weird. Hasn't happened since, and I will
never be able to explain it, I think.
Other than those things, I'm not much of a believer in ghosts or the paranormal. I want to believe, because I think it would be fun being a ghost
when I'm dead and going around scaring people for fun. Heh.