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Ghosts

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:28 AM
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There are many mysteries that question the mind, but none that can compare to the intrigue in the supernatural. Ghosts, poltergeists, Death Omens, curses, unexplainable phenomena, and hauntings; mysteries of the paranormal could go on and on. There are centuries of ghost stories and tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. From the Bermuda Triangle mysteries, phantoms of the ocean, ships, and glowing ghosts of little boys, to the curse of James' Deans' car, The Little Bastard and the Amityville Horror. A little background history of this bone-chilling horror may help one decide whether or not to believe in the existence of the beyond.




"Everywhere on earth and all through history, people have believed that there is more to the world than meets the eye. Behind the outward material appearance of things there is sensed something inward, immaterial, and probably invisible" (Cavendish 1). Apparitions of things have been seen all over the world. The definition of apparition, as given by Richard Cavendish, is "the supernormal manifestation of people, animals, objects, and spirits" (Cavendish 25). Apparitions can appear and disappear very suddenly. They can move through walls, cast shadows and their reflection can be seen in a mirror. They may appear real or sometimes may appear fussy or transparent and are often accompanied by a smell or sensations of chills. Most apparitions seem to have a purpose such as communicating a message.




Ever since I was young I never thought life after death to be a factual or important issue, yet only a figment of many everyday people’s imaginations. I used to believe that ghosts were just myths brought on by ignorance which people suffered in the early 1800’s; what I mean by ‘ignorance’ is that there was not as much technology in the past, which has now been able to prove many logical happenings which were thought phenomenon.




Two years ago, I along with my mother, father and...

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