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Old 09-18-2018, 04:34 AM
 
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Hard to put some text body, but... Who favors that there is something out there that either 1. We do know, and it is terrifying/scares us or. We don't know... However, are open that it may not be human or pure natural, etc?

Instead of "Ghosts don't exist..."
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:49 AM
 
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The best text would be found in Genesis 1. I would say it is not scary but very comforting!
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hard to put some text body, but... Who favors that there is something out there that either 1. We do know, and it is terrifying/scares us or. We don't know... However, are open that it may not be human or pure natural, etc?

Instead of "Ghosts don't exist..."
I've had way too many totally inexplicable experiences to believe anything other than some things can't be explained through science or logic or whatever else makes it easier for people to sleep at night. I do think that when people push these things away and go to ridiculous lengths to invent explanations, it's mostly because of fear.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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I have done enough research in the paranormal arena to know that
not every incident can be explained rationally. There are people with
good reputations and a lot to lose who have spoke publicly about
experiences they cannot explain. There are incidents with multiple
witnesses at the same time that point to the existence of the paranormal.


https://www.toptenz.net/10-murder-vi...g-in-peace.php


The Lisa Posluns murder was one of the very few court cases that allowed a
ghost sighting in a testimony.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:37 PM
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Location: Ocean View, DE
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I've had way too many totally inexplicable experiences to believe anything other than some things can't be explained through science or logic or whatever else makes it easier for people to sleep at night. I do think that when people push these things away and go to ridiculous lengths to invent explanations, it's mostly because of fear.
Agree with everything you said.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Hard to put some text body, but... Who favors that there is something out there that either 1. We do know, and it is terrifying/scares us or. We don't know... However, are open that it may not be human or pure natural, etc?

Instead of "Ghosts don't exist..."
Are you talking about the paranormal in general or ghosts in particular?

Myself, I think the cosmos is vast beyond our comprehension and we are only beginning to understand its secrets. If all the knowledge in the multiverse were contained in a library of trillions of books, each one of which had trillions of pages, I'd say we're about halfway through the first chapter of the first book.

Just because we don't yet understand something doesn't necessarily mean there isn't a good explanation. But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Ghosts have been part of the human experience for millennia across all cultures and religions. I think we'd be rather arrogant to think that there isn't something going on there. Exactly what that might be ... I don't know.
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:39 PM
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Location: Greenville, SC
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If you're talking specifically about ghosts, yes, I believe people experience hauntings (I've lived in two haunted houses where strange occurrences happened on a nightly basis) -- but no, I don't believe these experiences are caused by the spirits of dead human beings.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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I have done enough research in the paranormal arena to know that
not every incident can be explained rationally. There are people with
good reputations and a lot to lose who have spoke publicly about
experiences they cannot explain. There are incidents with multiple
witnesses at the same time that point to the existence of the paranormal.


https://www.toptenz.net/10-murder-vi...g-in-peace.php


The Lisa Posluns murder was one of the very few court cases that allowed a
ghost sighting in a testimony.
From the link you inserted, the 7 story specifically caught my attention, I wonder if it were possible that paranormal activities mentioned in the link could refer to what had happened. The last person saw her would consider the first suspect but not necessarily a killer.
According to the description given, I do rule out that she committed suicide, accident alone is so very far also. Accident with crime is possible, or crime alone is reasonable.
If this story is real, why I don't find anything about it in the True Crime forum?
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Have you guys ever heard of this one? It's the "face in the window" of the courthouse in Carrolltonl, Alabama. I remember seeing it as a small child, and I also remember that it did indeed look like a face, but that could have been the case of a child (or anyone, actually) seeing what they're supposed to see. Supposedly the stories about washing the glass, replacing the glass, etc., are true, but I have my doubts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picken...llton,_Alabama)
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:33 PM
 
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I've had way too many totally inexplicable experiences to believe anything other than some things can't be explained through science or logic or whatever else makes it easier for people to sleep at night. I do think that when people push these things away and go to ridiculous lengths to invent explanations, it's mostly because of fear.
The problem is that the camera is never roling when these "inexplicable" things are going on. Everybody walks around with a camera these days, yet not one close-up of bigfoot where the eyes are clearly moving, not one levitation during an excorcism, not one gray alien flipping a spock live-lone-and-propser sign after walking out of a spaceship.

Yeah, call me a skeptic.
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