Evidence of Ghosts

(93 Posts)
technodad Sat 26-Oct-13 19:58:25

Apparently I am not welcome to discuss the existance of ghosts on a thread started by someone who believes in them, so I thought I would start my own thread.

Everyone is welcome, you can all insult me as much as you want. I don't care if you try to offend me and my deeply held "beliefs".

So, my question:

Has anyone had a first hand experience of paranormal activity, and got a photo or video that they prove the existance of ghosts. If so, please can you post it (or a link to it on photobox or youtube), because I am intreagued what level of "evidence" people accept. - Please only post you own experience, with evidence, since, as you can imagine, if you say "I heard a noise in my kitchen" you will likely get told it was the fridge motor.

Thread warning - apparently (according to people on other threads), I am a complete bastard, and may say something on this thread that you find more offensive than you possibly can imagine... I may even say the phrase "ghosts don't exist", which may cause you to cry. Please only join in if you can cope with such aggression! wink

technodad Mon 11-Nov-13 21:55:06

Reassure the kid that monsters don't exist. Make sure there are no underlying reasons why the child is anxious about his/her bedroom at night time.

Pretty much the same advice I gave on the ghost thread.

Why do you ask?

gamerchick Mon 11-Nov-13 08:25:28

It's Is purely curiosity TD so feel free to ignore.

How would you have replied to this thread?

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/parenting/1903659-Any-tips-for-getting-rid-of-the-monsters-under-the-bed

technodad Sun 10-Nov-13 22:17:38

I don't get it.

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 05-Nov-13 12:06:31

Techno, has anyone actually said you were a "complete bastard", or are you seeing things that aren't there?wink

curlew Tue 05-Nov-13 12:06:23

If would lend money to a friend before I would lend it to an anonymous person over the internet.

But I don't see why knowing somebody personally makes their testimony about paranormal experiences any more reliable. One of my oldest friends is convinced that when she was 4 she saw a real fairy. I know she didn't- the fact that I know her to be an honest and reliable person doesn't make her more likely to be right about this.

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 05-Nov-13 12:03:22

Head, would you be more likely to believe your friend is in need if she tells you so over an anonymous Internet poster? Or would you believe them both the same? Who if either, would you loan the money to?

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 11:45:22

I have top.. reply... report

Tell you what.. pm me and ill just reply to that. smile

CoteDAzur Tue 05-Nov-13 11:24:05

Seriously? Well, look at this post. Next to CoteDAzur Tue 05-Nov-13 etc, you will see:

Add message | Report | Message poster

Click on "Message poster". HTH.

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 09:25:25

Is there a simple way to send a pm there doesn't seem to be an option in profile?

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 09:22:37

I'm terribly sorry I had to take my child to school. Please forgive me hmm

curlew Tue 05-Nov-13 08:53:55
CoteDAzur Tue 05-Nov-13 08:47:43

I need to get ready to go running in a minute. Will you send a link to the FB page or not?

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 08:31:51

I'm not showing it to prove ghosts.. I want to know what it really is. Complete with proof and zen diagrams grin

Tech dad read this carefully as it's the last time I'm going to say it.

The video was taken on a friends phone and uploaded to Facebook. There is no option to save it to a computer... I can't get it off Facebook.

And what would be the point of editing... wouldn't you then just say that it had deliberately been put in? [Hmm]

curlew Tue 05-Nov-13 08:29:58

I'd like to see your orbs too. It's very unusual for there to be good pictures or film of such phenomena.

CoteDAzur Tue 05-Nov-13 08:25:18

I forget the faces of most people I meet - no need to worry about your kids being in the video smile

CoteDAzur Tue 05-Nov-13 08:22:53

Gamerchick - I'd love to see your orbs. PM me a link please.

headinhands Italy Tue 05-Nov-13 07:42:14

Sorry, just saw that your kids are in it. Maybe you can get a techie friend to edit them out?

headinhands Italy Tue 05-Nov-13 07:40:36

I'm sure the $1,000,000 cheque Mr Randi will hand you after viewing the video will make the hassle worth it

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 07:17:55

I've told you what I'm willing to do.. take it or leave it. I'm not putting it on fucking youtube.

technodad Tue 05-Nov-13 07:13:01

Gamer

Don't want you to put a video of your kids on the Internet. I must have missed the post explaining all that.

I suggest that unless you can edit out your family, you don't post it.

HaroldLloyd Netherlands Sun 03-Nov-13 14:13:21

Thanks head, interesting read.

gamerchick Sun 03-Nov-13 14:02:59

I asked if you wanted to see it and if you did I would send you the link to my Facebook where I would make it public for a short time.

It isn't an iPhone video.. it's in my living room full of people and kids.. along with my kids photos on the wall.

Now why do you think I would want that on YouTube hmm ? Are you in the habit of putting your kids in the public eye on the Internet?

headinhands Italy Sun 03-Nov-13 06:52:19

Morning! Isn't it chilly.

A video that explains irrational behaviour

notanyanymore Sun 03-Nov-13 01:21:43

rationalthought you are right that dream/sleep experiences are your brain trying to make sense of things, this has been demonstrated in examples of somebody saying something in line of sight and out of line of sight, and how your brain syncs what it hears and see's to create an impression on your conscious self (the man in the experiment is saying far, those listening without visual stimuli hear far, those hearing far whilst watching someone say bar 'hear' bar) whilst this proves that the human brain seeks to find the easiest explanation for what our senses are perceiving, it in no way negates the existence of things outside of our current understanding. In fact, it adds weight to the idea that our perceptions and subsequent deductions are heavily influenced by our cultural understandings.

RationalThought Sun 03-Nov-13 00:37:50

I woke one night and felt something scratching my leg. As I opened my eyes I saw a rat standing on me. Obviously there was no rat, but I clearly "saw" it and it took me some time to rationalise the situation.

There were two explanations for what had happened. It was either a ghost, or my brain had somehow created the impression of one. Those with a tendency to believe in ghosts would have accepted the former explanation, I settled for the latter.

I think there are many people who genuinely believe they have seen a ghost, but there are always other explanations. I would be grateful if someone could point me towards some really compelling evidence for the existence of ghosts, not just people's stories.

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