Ghost

Halloween is very near! So first question, Have you ever ask someone how to see and hear ghost? Well, actually its my first time to ask myself (not anyone) how to see and hear them. I asked first myself if I'll be interested with it, and it seemed I am. Its a very big question mark to me. I often hear tips in TV, but it seemed almost all of them are not effective. I admit I haven't tried to do one yet. I'm scared? Not sure of it. But to see a bloody, ugly and nasty-looking ghost, of course I will be freaked out.

Have you ever tried to play an Ouija board with your friends? Spirit of the glass... and Spirit of the coin... Me, no... And I'm not interested. There are rumors that whenever you play with it and you didn't finish the game, the ghost will always follow you, will often appear abruptly beside, over and under you, and vanish in a blink of an eye. Playing Ouija Board is one way of how to see and hear them, but this may become dangerous especially, like what I had said, if you didn't finish it, by saying farewell to the ghost you called.

How about trying to talk to the mirror in the middle of the night handling only a candle? Just like the Bloody Mary thing. Some versions I read is instead of seeing you future partner, you'll see a true ghost playing on you. They will pretend to be your future partner. And some version is worst, the person you'll see is the devil itself.



What is a ghost?



[en.wikipedia.org:] Definition
In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to appease the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.



Can I see Ghost?



[www.legendsofamerica.com:] Questions
I found a questions testing you if you Can see ghost:

1. Have you ever known the phone was going to ring before it rang?
Yes___ No___

2. Have you ever felt a sudden chill in a room, when there was no apparent reason?
Yes___ No___

3. Have you ever seen anything that could not be explained by science and logic?
Yes___ No___

4. Have you ever felt you were being watched when you were alone?
Yes___ No___

5. Have you ever had a vision or a dream that came true?
Yes___ No___

6. Have you ever had a successful session with a Ouija Board?
Yes___ No___

7. Do you have an open mind about the supernatural?
Yes___ No___

8. Would you refuse to spend the night in a "haunted” house?
Yes___ No___

9. Do you meditate?
Yes___ No___

10. Have you retained the childlike ability, simply to "accept” new experiences without distorting preconceptions?
Yes___ No___

11. Are you more likely to make decisions using your "gut feeling” than your "thinking logic?”
Yes___ No___

12. Have you ever been told that psychic ability runs in your family?
Yes___ No___

13. Do you wear black 90% (or more) of the time?
Yes___ No___


Click here to see your score.



How to hear Ghost?



[paranormal.about.com:]
For decades, paranormal researchers have been recording enigmatic voices on audiotape. Called electronic voice phenomena - or EVP - these strange-sounding voices have been captured using ordinary tape recorders and cassette tapes. Often these researchers venture out into cemeteries or allegedly haunted houses. Sometimes the voices seem to respond to questions asked by the researchers, but often they are unprompted. In every case, however, the voices are not heard at the time they are recorded. Oddly, it is not until later when the researchers play the tape back - often with amplification or filtering - that the voices can be distinguished.

Are they ghosts? Voices from another dimension? Something else? What they are exactly is a matter of debate, but there's little denying that they are there - and completely unexplained.



How to see Ghost?



[paranormal.about.com:]
Hearing what might be a ghost's voice isn't good enough for you? You actually want to see one? The Internet just might make that possible. Many webcams have been set up in "haunted" locations around the world where ghosts have previously been seen. All you have to do is open the web page and watch.

What is the Scientific Explanation of Ghost encounters?



[zidbits.com:] Scientific Explanation
Infrasound is an extremely low frequency between between .1 -20Hz. It is so low, that humans cannot hear it. But we can feel it. A good portion of the population is also thought to be hypersensitive to these low frequencies. Infrasound can cause bizarre effects, including nausea, extreme fear or awe, anxiety and chills. Researchers also believe it affects vision by causing vibrations of the eyeball. These vibrations can cause you to ‘see’ ghosts.

Infrasound can be produced by many different phenomena, like storms, strong seasonal winds, weather patterns and some types of earthquakes. Animals such as elephants also use infrasound to communicate over long distances or as defense against threats.

In April 1998, the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research published a paper called ‘The Ghost in the Machine’ by Coventry University lecturer Vic Tandy. It described Tandy’s experiences with infrasound while working in a medical lab.

His coworkers complained of spooky feelings and chills in his lab. A cleaning lady resigned after “seeing something.” Working alone in the lab one night, Tandy suddenly had the feeling he was being watched. He claimed shadowy figure appeared at the edge of his vision. When Tandy turned to face it, the figure vanished.

The next day, Tandy brought a fencing foil to the lab for repairs. When he clamped one end of the blade in a vise, it started vibrating wildly. Curious, Tandy began moving the blade around the room. It vibrated strongly in the center of his lab, but completely stopped at the edges of the room.

Tandy discovered a 19Hz standing wave in his laboratory. The walls of the lab had caused the sound wave to double back on itself, producing an area of maximum energy in the center of the room- enough energy to vibrate his sword.

The source of this wave was a newly installed fan at one end of the lab. When it was turned off, the wave, and all phenomena associated with it, disappeared.

It seems there will be no need to call the ghostbusters.

I enumerated here few of the questions innocent individual often ask about ghost, and the answers I found in internet.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost/
http://zidbits.com/2010/11/a-scientific-explanation-for-ghosts/
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/gh-seeghosts.html