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Do ghosts/spirits exist?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by jedi-mind-trick, Jul 23, 2003.

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Do ghosts/spirits exist?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes - absolutely positive!

    37.2%
  2. Yes - pretty sure

    19.3%
  3. Not sure either way

    13.7%
  4. Nah - probably not

    11.6%
  5. Nah - absolutely no way!

    17.0%
  6. Never thought about it

    1.2%
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  1. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you have responded positively, please give explainations for your manner of thinking here. Especially interested in anyone who has had a "strange" experience.
     
  3. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yes - pretty sure

    I've seen and heard strange things that I couldn't explain rationally.
     
  4. Mrs_Kitty

    Mrs_Kitty Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 23, 2002
    Yes - absolutely positive!

    I've heard, smelled, felt, and see some strange things that I couldn't explain. So, has my father and mother when they were children.
     
  5. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have not experienced much in the way of paranormal ghost activity, I'm just a firm believer in the paranormal. That and I find it very hard to believe that so many people are either lying, hallacuniating(too tired to check the spelling) or flat out wrong when it comes to encounters of the supernatural.

    Though, I have felt some things before, which I did not chalk up to ghost activity because it was just a cold chill all of a sudden. I believe there are other signs besides a chill when one encounters a ghost.
     
  6. exar-tull

    exar-tull Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 22, 2001
    yes positive! numerous times i felt them one so evil i did not want follow it,others good and bad.
     
  7. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    No- probably not.

    -Evan
     
  8. Jedi_KNick

    Jedi_KNick Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 16, 2003
    Yes!!! They tell me to do terrible things!!!
    8-}

    But seriously, I believe in afterlife so I guess that would count as believing in ghosts.

    Anyways, haven't you people seen Ghostbusters?
    8-}

    -KNick
     
  9. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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    I've heard stories of people being visited by loved ones that had just died before the person found out. I've also heard people say they've seen ghosts of people who died tragically or some such thing. But me personally: I've never seen anything to make me believe they exist. Still, I suppose I can't totally rule them out just because I've never seen them.

    So no, probably not.
     
  10. BLACKJEBUS

    BLACKJEBUS Jedi Master star 4

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    My opinion right now is: No. Definitely not, but I am open to changing my opinion.

    I've heard of strange experiences happening to others, and I have had some strange and "unexplainable" experiences happen to me. However, just because something is unexplained doesn't automatically make it a supernatural phenomenon.

    There is LOTS of what I would call "speculative" evidence - fuzzy photographs, strange sounds, cold drafts, old legends, 2nd and 3rd hand witness accounts, etc. However I have yet to see, read, or hear ANYTHING that that could be considered GOOD evidence. Until then, they don't exist.
     
  11. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

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    Mar 18, 2002
    Yeah, they probably exist.
     
  12. Padawan915

    Padawan915 Jedi Master star 6

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    Oct 1, 2002
    Probably not. It's ridiculous to think that they exist.
     
  13. DarthKarde

    DarthKarde Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 28, 2002
    Yes - pretty sure

    Too many unexplained things for me to say otherwise.
     
  14. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    Mar 21, 2002
    No- Probably not.
     
  15. Tobey-Wan

    Tobey-Wan Jedi Master star 9

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    Jun 12, 2001
    No, probably not.
     
  16. Raincloud

    Raincloud Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 1, 2002
    Not sure either way.
    I stayed at this house just the other week and the room my brothers stayed in was..strange.
    I kept feeling really annoyed and irritated whenever I went in there.
    "I'm getting angry. I don't think you'll like me, when I'm angry."
     
  17. Jedi_Daniel

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes - pretty sure.
     
  18. PloKloon1138

    PloKloon1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 5, 2001
    I don't have any personal experiences, but I'm pretty sure they do exist, in some form.
     
  19. winter_chili

    winter_chili Jedi Master star 5

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    Nov 6, 2002
    no theyre program that didnt accept there deletion :p
     
  20. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE

    GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Knight star 7

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    May 8, 2002
  21. DerthNader

    DerthNader Jedi Knight star 5

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    Feb 25, 2001
    Yes, and I've had a few strange experiences, particularly at Gettysburg. I've "seen" the images of dead soldiers at the Slaughterpen, picked up information about where they were from (and I knew very little about the battles at the time), and passed by Seminary Ridge last year and felt the most intense feeling of hatred one could imagine. It literally froze me...I couldn't move my arm, or breathe much more than shallow.
     
  22. YodasFloatingPillow

    YodasFloatingPillow Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 4, 2003
    Yes, pretty sure

    I cant explain why i say that but thats my answer. 8-}
     
  23. NiktosRule

    NiktosRule Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 8, 2001
    Since I don't believe in the afterlife I will have to say definitely not. I do think weird things happen that can't be explained but I wouldn't attribute it to ghosts or spirits.
     
  24. JennyTheShrubber

    JennyTheShrubber Jedi Master star 1

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    Aug 7, 2003
    I've seen a ghost, so I'd have to say they exist. :)
     
  25. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Jul 18, 2003
    Nobody knows.

    People see strange things all the time, but should not seek to place explanation upon them until they've been sussed scientifically. Because eventually, everything will be sussed scientifically. Things that many people consider beyond science (you know what I mean) in this day and age will eventually become science someday in the future.

    Science encompasses everything, even that which we can't use it to explain yet.

    So the answer to the question is I don't know. Weird things exist yes, but what exactly they are... no-one on this planet can yet know. If we had the answers to everything unusual, then we'd be able to explain the unusual scientifically.

    'Ghosts' and 'Spirits' are an example of this. Something is happening there, but what it is no-one knows... so we all go around labelling them ghosts and spirits because it helps to cover up the great-yawning-unknown.

    I worry that I've expressed this poorly. :)
     
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