Ghosts: Some Thoughts About Support For Those Who’ve Seen Ghosts

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Any famous, contemporary haunting will be trumpeted by both advocates: “It’s real!  I saw it!”  and naysayers “Hokum! No such thing as ghosts.  You imagined it all.”

A fundamental problem is that it may well be impossible to prove the existence of ghosts.  We use scientific methodology to chase psycho-spiritual phenomena.  Something inevitably gets lost in that translation.  And, instead of paying attention to the witness, we may have preconceived notions about what we think he saw, and we let those block us from hearing what he’s trying to describe.

Most ghost stories are shared by people who truly experienced something. There are so many sightings. If all the witnesses were residents of mental hospitals, or on drugs, that would be one thing. But they’re not.  For the most part, they are everyday folk who’ve stubbed toes on the inexplicable.  They are puzzled.  They may be frightened.  They don’t know…

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