Do you believe in ghosts?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Novenotes : One Thread
Are there specters, ghosts, haunts, what-have-you? If there are, are they necessarily the spirits of dead people?--Al
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 30, 1999
Normally they would be artifacts of the subconscious. Whether or not the spirits of the dead can contact the living through their subconscious, including dreams and hallucinations, is extremely hard to prove until they bring some more concrete messages. Personally I'm glad to neither see nor hear them, though.
-- Magnus Itland (email@example.com), October 31, 1999.
I hope wherever I end up after death, I'm not stuck here. That would REALLY be depressing. To be a ghost stuck on earth---maybe ghosts should be pittied, rather than feared. Brrrr.--Al
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 31, 1999.
i don't doubt those things - - - - my attitude has always been, "it wouldn't surprise me." there have been times when i have felt a presence where no one was visble, had instances where evidence of mental telepathy became accepted facts by me. the mystery of all life and existence is something i think i will learn about after i graduate from life. a personal conviction many will disagree with. and it is their perogative.
-- onion man (email@example.com), December 15, 1999.