• Question: do you believe in ghosts? If so, why?

    Asked by mwilliams to Sara, Kimberley, Drew, Amy, Julia on 19 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by hardscope, bsykes, jordant.
    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi there. No. No plausible mechanism, no reliable evidence.

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hey! I don’t believe in ghosts as such – I don’t think dead people come back to haunt us.
      But I do believe in the existence of a spiritual realm. 🙂

    • Photo: Julia Griffen

      Julia Griffen answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      No.. dont belive in anything like that.. ghosts gods or afterlife…

    • Photo: Kimberley Bryon

      Kimberley Bryon answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      Good question. I actually don’t know what I believe. There is no scientific explanation for ghosts however I have experienced paranormal activity. My mind always tries to rationalize everything that I experience by using science, however some things just can’t be explained. What do you believe?

    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      Hello mwilliams, hardscope, and bsykes! Really fascinating question. I am actually really similar to Kimberley on this one. Rationally I think much along the lines of Drew, we don’t know have any plausible mechanism. However, neutrinos were originally very mysterious, hard to observe, and with no rational mechanism but they are there! So, I like to keep an open mind – just because we don’t understand it doesn’t mean its doesn’t exist. Right now my rationality tells me no, but I’ve lived in a few “haunted” houses, and seen some very strange things! So, I have to keep the possibilities open. So I would say I don’t know what I believe.

      In any case, it is fascinating to think about things like ghosts and try to figure out how they might work. At least that is a fun exercise!