Monday, August 15, 2011

Types Of Ghosts And Hauntings

Article from W-FILES.COM

First and foremost let's establish the irony of having a dictionary of terms regarding the paranormal field or worse yet types of ghosts. Yes there are situations that call for it such as "EMF Meters" and "Charles Fort". The irony that I speak of is more for the definition of specific terms such as "ghost". Sure we can speak of the traditional beliefs held by societies no longer in existence, that is a safe route and less debatable. The irony that I'm heading towards I'll keep to three points.

First the complete lack of accepted scientific practices used to reach the belief that could then be easily included in the definition of "ghost." The second point works even if you hold the scientific method in great fault. With concluding what a "ghost" is and hence being able to construct a definition requires for most a reason that can be fairly debated and after still holding the greater likelihood of the current definition to be correct. While I have read and heard many definitions of "ghost," where the creator had no claim of connection to science, there has also been only subjective experiences, interpreted by the person making the definition. There is nothing specifically wrong with a person interpreting an experience, hey we all do it every day. There is however in my opinion something very wrong when this singular interpretation of an experience is then put forth as an indisputable fact that has only the one explanation.

Lastly whether you approach the definition of "ghost" with a stringent scientific method or completely subjective and metaphysical one, the specific and general understanding of what a "ghost" is or if a "ghost" even exists remains widely believed to be incomplete. In this reality how could we then make the supposition of defining something that remains unexplained or at best yet fully understood.

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