Do Ghosts Exist?

POSTED BY Nadeem Khan, UPDATED ON February 20th, 2024
Do Ghosts Exist

We have all heard stories told late at night, around campfires, and even on TV. Myths and legends tell tales of ghosts or spirits roaming the earth. Unable to rest in peace because of something that wasn’t finished in their lives. Ghost stories and haunting have become increasingly popular with the invention of ghost hunting. The question that remains is, Do ghosts exist? Do those restless spirits haunt the living? Do they let their presence be known?


True Ghost Pictures

Some of the eeriest things about hauntings are when they are caught on cameras or recorders. This evidence isn’t always found in haunted locations, but when it is, it is amazing. Ghost pictures that have been taken show abnormalities that can range from spots to human forms.

Evidence That Ghosts Exist

The spots have been named spirit orbs, but some of them have been debunked as bugs or dust. Also, the mists and human forms may have just been a double exposure, but can it all be messed up in the film?

That’s where digital photos have come in. Then, of course, people say that these photos have been computer-enhanced. Again those images have also come under scrutiny from the skeptics as they find it difficult to accept images the proof of the existence of ghosts in real life.


Ghost Videos

There have been some remarkable images caught on video. Things being thrown across the room or just moving by themselves. Shadow people are there one minute and then disappear the next.



Another piece of evidence is voices caught on recordings that were not heard with the human ear. These recordings are called EVPs or electronic voice phenomena. These EVPs can range from noises of activities long passed or voices of the dead answering your questions. Eerie voices of the dead speaking to the living.


Ghost Hunting

Ghost hunting has now become a money-making industry. More and more you see TV shows popping up, showing investigations of haunted locations. People can’t get enough of what goes bump in the night. Can all these TV shows be real though? They all show different ways to “hunt” ghosts from technical debunkers to mediums communicating with the spirits.

Is the evidence that these shows catch reliable or are they just trying to sell the thrill? Those questions would only be answered by investigating yourself.


Scientific Theories About Ghosts

There are even many scientific theories that try to explain these phenomenons, the most popular one being – just like a magnetic tape the magnetic field of Earth records everything, and sometimes due to some mysterious and unknown reasons like a magnetic tape player, earth re-plays what has been recorded (remember this is just a theory with no credible proof).



Ghost stories have intrigued mankind for centuries. People want to know what happens to us when we pass from this world. Can these hauntings that are being caught in pictures, videos, and recorders be real? Is there a way for our spirits to come back and give others messages, or is it all in our heads?

Note: We didn’t discuss any religious perspective on ghosts (as it is beyond the scope of this article) even though plenty of discussions have been made on ghosts and why ghosts exist in various religions such as Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.


  1. MPA200 says:

    Highly doubtful, but 100% of us we’ll soon enough.

  2. TARDISφ says:

    Guys seriously, you have never seen a ghost?Well let me ask you something.Have you ever seen God?The devil?An angel?
    For those that laugh at ghost-believers :P

  3. Lucie says:

    Personnally I am terrified that Ghosts might exist, but I have never seen anything or been part of any strange actions around me. So I am going to have to say NO, they do not exist. Its probably just long long ago when people didn’t know what was going on on Earth yet so they called all normal phenomens “Ghosts” there. And its been going down in generations. That is all.

  4. Athena says:

    yes they do, when i was 4 i saw the spirits of my father, my sister and a good family friend whom had died about a year before, and yet there they were smiling at me, then they were gone. i can assure you spirits are nothing to fear, they are just are dear departed loved ones whom love us, miss us and want us to know that they will always be with us, watching over and protecting us. i guessing that the others are just lost souls, searching for the light, or they could be having more fun here on earth even though they are not alive and have decided to spend more time here, this little girls life could have been cut short so she wants to experience as much of it as she can though others. then when she is ready she will start the cycle of life all over again.

  5. polariswg says:

    A few theory’s about ghosts:-

    Many believe that non-reactive apparitions of people that seem to do the same things over and over are some form of energy-imprint on the environment. This type of ghost manifestation is known as a non-intelligent haunting or a residual haunting, and is called such due to the lack of interaction between the ghost and the living. This type of ghost is not dissimilar to a video playing over and over, ever seeming to repeat itself. Could these types of ghosts have been produced by strong thoughts created by people while living, and continuing to exist within the atmosphere in some form or fashion? This theory concerning ghosts remains unproven. We ponder if it is also possible that this type of ghost is just trapped in time, unable to communicate or interact with the living due to severe emotional trauma – a self-created mental prison, if you will. Both ghost theories regarding non-reactive ghosts will have to be worked on in the future to see which has merit.

    Another type of ghost is called a poltergeist , which many believe to be the projected psychokinetic energy of a living person that creates movement of objects and various noises. Though the word “poltergeist” is German for “noisy ghost,” this type of phenomenon is not attributed to ghosts by those who have studied such accounts. It seems true poltergeist haunting activity is typically centred around a female adolescent in the home who is unwittingly producing the disturbance. The disturbance typically ceases over time, as the adolescent ages.

    A theory regarding ghosts centers around the previously described condition the earthbound spirits find themselves in. For these reasons, we believe many a haunting occurs, as ghosts are suffering and in need of assistance in easing the emotional pain. We believe that we are finding most ghostly activity, such as noises, dreams, visible appearances, various disturbance, communications, touching, and even attacks (though rare), can all be explained by coming to understand the desperate minds of pained, disembodied spirits. They are simply people in need of spirit rescue.

    In conclusion, other theories regarding ghosts do exist, such as ghosts being simply the creation of the overactive mind, hallucinations, carbon monoxide poisoning, exposure to low frequencies, etc; but we are seeing too many pieces of the puzzle come together that cannot be explained away in total by the various, skeptically theories. We ask ourselves the age-old question, “Do ghosts exist?”

    But in the end, realistically it’s impossible to say whether ghosts are real or not. It’s all down to the beliefs of the person themselves.

    • lovekillsslowly says:

      yes ghosts exists……but there really not dead people…..when a person die….its either heaven or hell….no middle ground.
      demons play in a role of being spirits of people that pass away

  6. Asker says:

    My wife, and I believe in ghosts. We feel that we live in a haunted house. We have both seen, and heard ghosts in our house.

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