Hayley is a Ghost

Thought of the day

Posted on: September 6, 2010

Thought of the day

If the ghostbusters are not afraid of “no ghost” then why do they scream so much and run away from ghosts?

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3 Responses to "Thought of the day"

A question for a paranormal researcher: what is the source of the deep-seated fear and terror associated with ghosts? I’m not very knowledgeable, but I’ve never heard a story where some-one was actually hurt, assaulted or physically harmed by some alleged paranormal entity such as a ghost or spirit . . . as far as I know, ghosts are believed to float around being eerie, lower the room temperature or maybe at the most fling the occasional piece of interior decoration about.
No-one has ever related to me an account of someone having their physical integrity compromised by something they believed to be a ghost.
If ghosts were for the sake of argument real, and if what I’ve characterised is generally the accepted truth, surely experience would lead people to be no more frightened of ghosts than rainbows or mirages, or at worst strong weather.

Is there some deeper psychological source for the anxiety relationship with what certain people believe to be some sort of quasi-material remnant of a dead person in a specific location, one that is usually accepted to manifest at night? I understand some evolutionary explanations for why people might be afraid of the dark, but why a fear leading into a belief that some phenomena created by a dead person might be seen or heard and that this must be feared even if it doesn’t physically harm anybody?

I have a vague recollection of a local Irish story about someone being lured into a river by something or other but I’m not sure . . . . Maybe I’m wrong and someone out there has a story about someone being killed by a ghost?

Because the Ghostbusters were also afraid of good grammar.

I now have Ray Parker, Jr.’s song stuck in my head.

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Hayley is a ghost

Hayley Stevens is an advocate for science-based research into seemingly paranormal experiences and occurrences. With a background in the pseudo-scientific research into ghosts, Hayley offers a unique insight into the strange world of ghost hunting through her experience.

She describes herself as 'a ghost hunter who doesn't hunt for ghosts' and this is her personal blog where she writes about ghosts, people, and other interesting things. Read more here.

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