• Question: Are ghosts real?

    Asked by stota to Vera, Ed, Sam, Steve on 22 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by alicebieberx.
    • Photo: Sam Tazzyman

      Sam Tazzyman answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      I don’t believe in ghosts personally, because as far as I know there is no scientifically validated evidence for them. If they do exist, I would have thought that some evidence would have been turned up for them. I think they may be some psychological or emotional effect.

    • Photo: Vera Weisbecker

      Vera Weisbecker answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      I agree with Sam, ghosts do not exist in reality. Some people say that they have evidence for ghosts, but every time someone tries to test this evidence it amounts to nothing.

    • Photo: Steven Daly

      Steven Daly answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      I too do not think that ghosts are real, not in the sense that they are the spirits of dead people and we can talk to them.

      I do think that there are some things that are unknown to science currently that we might think of as paranormal though. An example of this was ball lightning, which was something that you heard talked about in much the same way as UFOs and ghosts until it was seen in a laboratory.