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Is it possible to scare(surprise) a ghost?

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 09:35 PM
I have reason to believe that you can actually scare or startle a ghost. I do not want to get into great detail at this time. I would however like to hear any thoughts from the community on how you feel about this. I will explain later in the event of responses from other members.

I have had too many threads go unanswered so not going to explain why I believe this to be true....yet.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:10 PM
I've got one, though I'm not sure if it's what you 're looking for.
I've got this . . . not really sure what it is ghost, that soon as I get in bed an turn off the light, it'll jump up on the bed (I'm still awake mind you) and I'll feel it waking up along side me on the bed. But, if I move, it'll stop, then if I move further, it'll run an jump off the bed and I can hear it hit the floor. (I have no pets, though my parents did a cat and he'd passed on about six years ago). Soon as I lay still he'll jump back up on the bed again. If I stay still he'll walk all the way up to my pillow.
Again not sure if this was what you were looking for, but it's one of my experiences with ghosts.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:18 PM
Yes, it's entirely possible. Ghosts are people, just like us. I feel the need to recommend a site, since, neither of you seem to know much about the subject (no offence meant), and most people wont either.

Go to,

Read all the posts that man has posted
He paints a good picture of info that people need, and should know

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:22 PM
Depends on on the haunting, a residual is more likely to surprise you, despite being mostly phantom images.
A active haunting, depending on the type, could probably be surprised.
If it's a fellow who's more or less trape din his role, and suddenly sees a person who definitely is far outside his cultural norms... I imagine he'd be surprised.
Seems I've heard some accounts of ghosts being surprised...c an't remember what book it was though, sorry.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:25 PM
I was perusing a thread a month or so ago and some first time poster posted this thinga bout how his grandpa had died. What i remember from it is that there was a situation where him and others, probably his family i don't recall, could see his grandfather's ghost. Only thing was, the poster said he saw a demon, and when the ghost/demon looked at said poster, it had a look "i can only describe as surprise" and it bolted. Sounded crazy and original enough to be real. Oh yeah and the rest of the people could only see the grandfather.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 11:18 PM
There is an esoteric Tibetan tale about Yamataka, a diety that was able to overcome the terrifying Lord Yama (death himself) by assuming an even more terriying aspect and appearance.

In other words, if my understanding is correct, he literally "scared death to death."

Traditional images of Yamantaka:

And traditional images of Lord Yama (death):

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 05:53 AM

Originally posted by nonnez
I have reason to believe that you can actually scare or startle a ghost. I do not want to get into great detail at this time. I would however like to hear any thoughts from the community on how you feel about this. I will explain later in the event of responses from other members.

I have had too many threads go unanswered so not going to explain why I believe this to be true....yet.

havent you seen ghostbusters

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 10:42 AM
Ok, thanks for the feedback. First of all the reason I believe in ghosts in the first place is the following:

The following was posted by me to the following thread, I did not want to type it all again so copied it here from the following

How many here have actually seen a ghost?

First a little history that I believe is related to the incident.........
From about the age of 10 my younger sister would start screaming at the top of her lungs. This was sometimes at night while we were all sleeping and sometimes in broad daylight. She would tell us that she would see a lady silouetted in white. Most of the time the lady would simply appear, float in place and then dissipate while other times she believe that this lady was trying to speak to her. On a few occasions my sister's friends experienced seeing this lady also with the same screaming results. I myself, I thought she was having issues at the time (I was 13 and thought it was girl stuff) and did not believe her. This went on for probably close to 3 years that we lived at this house, but the incidents seemed to decrease from the time we first moved in(She did not experience this until we moved to this house).

We moved to another house a few miles away from the previous address. We lived there for about 2 years with no more incidents. I had pretty much forgotten about my sisters "lady in white" as I am sure she had started to do.

Ok, here we go. The following are events that started happening to me.

I had a dream that I had walked out our sliding glass door into our backyard and walked to the backyard gate and opened (This gate opened to a wide open field where we dumped our grass and yard debris). When I opened the gate there was this dog waiting there, he seemed un-menacing, I turned around and headed back to the sliding door. As I approached the door I found that I had building sense of urgency to get back in the house and close the door. In my dream I made it to the door and quickly closed it. This dog was sitting outside the door begging to be let inside. Even know I was fearful at this time for some damned reason I opened the door..........Then I woke up. A little later that day my Mom asked me if I had snuck out the gate as it was open that morning..........Goosebumps.......

A few days later our family dog, a min pin, and I were in our family room watching television. I heard a creak and crackle in the back corner of the room which seemed to be emanating from the ceiling or roof. This was a loud noise almost comparable with what would seem like a giant outside the house pushing down on that corner of the roof. Our min pin was growling and had his center strip of hair standing at attention while intently staring at the corner and he then promptly exited the room. The sounds while diminished continued. I exited a short time later. (There were a few occasions while watching television in which the TV would turn off or on or off for no reason during this time. I am not sure if it was related.)

I tried for the most part to avoid the family room as it had started to make me feel uneasy when in the room. I started to spend a lot more time in my room. I don't remember how many days after the living room incident, maybe a week and a half I began to hear tapping in the wall of my room. This tapping had no apparent rhythm or time of occurence. I would get up off my bed or chair to investigate and the sound would stop. This tapping at times seemed to almost be a knock. I knew it was not anyone on the outside because when I first heard it I thought one of my friends had hopped the fence and was outside knocking and had gone to check....nobody there. This went on for a few days and night....tapping, knocking some creaks and cracks and the occasional hint of what seemed to be small shadow movements out of the corner of my eye.

Main incident...Here come my goosebumps again......

[edit on 5-3-2009 by nonnez]

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 10:43 AM
Part 2

I was laying down listening to some music. I was NOT asleep or about to sleep when all of a sudden I was violently pushed down in my water bed to what felt like the press board below. I immediately sat up and looked around the room. When I looked toward my stereo(This was one of those huge AM/FM phono and 8 track jobs with the bright lighting display) I saw the silhouette of what looked to be a see through woman in white. The Apperation seemed to just stare at me and then slowly faded away. I was freaked out. I wanted to yell and tell someone, but I realized it was around 2AM in the morning and did not want to be a hysterical chicken at 15-16 years old. I did however leave my light on the rest of the night. To the best of my memory I heard or saw nothing else that night.

Now here is where it gets weird:

I got up the next morning eager to tell my sister, who I had made fun of all that time, and mother what had happened (My sister was gone as my mother had dropped her off after her explicit request to go to a friends house after her and my mother had went shopping), my mothers mouth about dropped as I told her the details. My mom explained to me that while out with my sister (While I was still sleeping) my sister had told her that she had seen the "lady" again. My sister said that the lady had stood in her bedroom doorway (Her room was next in line to mine in the hall) and put her finger to her mouth in a hush gesture and had gone towards my room.

My sister or I have not seen this lady since. We have both experienced what we believe are unrelated things in the years since but nothing like that. I have tried to remember and tell everything I could about the event. We both have no reasonable explanation for what happened.

Now I realize this has nothing to do with the scaring of a ghost, that incident, happened just a week ago while the previous happened many years ago. I believe that they are totally unrelated.

Recent incident:

My parents have lived in their current house for around 23 years. I had lived here after they had first moved in for a couple of years with fairly minimal occurences that I really had just dismissed at the time. I had moved out and away for close to 18 years, but due to some unfortunate medical problems with my parents I returned to help care for them and spend 4-5 days a week with them at their home.

Without writing another book at this time, I believe that they have another occupant living with them. Most of the activity began when I was remodeling a few areas of the house. Activity included noises(Very loud bangs from nowhere) while there was nobody in the house, shadows, intense sudden cold spot(the kind that makes the hair on your body stand up), hearing faint voices....among others. I must explain that some of these things have been witnessed by people other than just myself....anyway....I can talk about that later.

The latest incident happened 4 days ago. My Dad was walking to the kitchen to return his bowl and spoon to the sink and dropped his spoon on the hard wood floor making a fairly load noise and instantly from the other adjoining room we heard a thrashing around of items, kind of a banging around. They have no mice around and even if this was a mouse making the noises it would have had to been mighty mouse(way to loud). The cat was siting by me and reacted to the initial spoon and subsequent noises and was quite spooked for a bit. My Dad wears hearing aids in both ears, but he did not have the hearing aids in at this time and still heard the response stating "What the hell was that?"

[edit on 5-3-2009 by nonnez]

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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introduce ghost to the mother in law

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 12:11 PM
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Hey there nonnez,

In a word YES ! I inadvertantly surprised a 'ghost' once during an investigation and it's startled reaction (sudden rush), shocked the hell out of me. It was quite funny in hindsight because I couldn't shake the image from my mind of me leaning against the wall with my hand clutching my chest and the spirit in another part of the building doing exactly the same thing.

>>> (chance123) - sounds like a ghost-cat to me, there used to be one in a house I used to live in and it was experienced by several people on different occasions ... including my extremely sceptical ex-partner.


posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by woodwytch

">>> (chance123) - sounds like a ghost-cat to me, there used to be one in a house I used to live in and it was experienced by several people on different occasions"

Yeah, that's what I figured, by his actions. He's about as heavy as my parents cat was.

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 02:06 PM
Hey there chance321,

It's interesting that 'ghost-cats'seem to be more common than those of othe pet-spirits ... makes me wonder whether cats actually know that they're dead ... or maybe they just can't bear to be away from the domesticated comforts of their home ?


oops ! just noticed I got your numbers the wrong way around in my last post ... sorry.

[edit on 5-3-2009 by woodwytch]

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 03:52 PM
Now I myself believe in ghost people, maybe inhuman-spirits, but I am not so sure about ghost cats, dogs, sharks, whales, monkeys, bees, gnats or fleas.....Does every living creature exist in this other form after death or are they simply manifestations brought about by an existing human spirits attempt to grasp their reality of death?

posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 06:07 AM
I would say I suppose you could scare a ghost or even surprise it, not sure since there really isn't any distinctive proof they exist, I'm want to believe but need to see it first hand.

Maybe Children ghost are easier to scare.

posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 06:16 AM
Well if the haunting is intelligent, sure I can see that as a possibility.

2nd line.

posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 06:31 AM
Last year I was off sick from work for the first time in ages with a bad headache. I was in bed resting when I saw the image of my bedroom door being opened ( the actual door was still shut ) and a bald man walked briskly into the room. He saw me looking at him and there was definately a look of surprise ( fright? ) on his face and he instantly disappeared.
I don't know know who he was or why he was walking into my room, but yes I do believe that you can scare a ghost.

posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 06:32 PM
I startled something not saying it was a ghost but whatever it was woke me up at about 2:20 am, dunno how just saw this human like spirit, I looked straight at it and it had a kind of "Oh crap!" face we stared at each other until I finally blinked and I guess it took the opportunity to get out as it was nearly gone by the time I had my eyes open and about 2 seconds after that it was fully gone.
Creeped the hell out of me but it was some years ago and haven't seen anything quite like it since.

So in answer to the thread in my experience it is possible to startle a ghost, maybe one that's maybe watching over you but didn't really want you seeing it for some reason... I dunno

posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 09:58 PM
I have often wondered about the possibility that some ghosts, not all, are entities just like us but with the technology to remain unseen by possibly existing in the space between the matter in our universe and are able to freely move around aware of and able to see the matter in our dimension and maybe sometimes by their will or technical glitches they phase and their matter briefly matches the frequency of ours allowing us to see them?

Thus scaring one would be all the more plausible ........Just a thought.

[edit on 10-3-2009 by nonnez]

posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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A friend of mine who is an older guy and very grounded once told me a story that really gave me the chills about how he saw what he described as a demon of some type. When the demon realized that my friend could see him, the demon was taken aback or startled/shocked.
When the demon realized that my friend was scared, the demon became aggressive.

Horrible story, how he explained how this demon liked filth, toilets, and sewers.

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