Ghost phenomenon has already many thousands of years. These bodiless phantoms have received some or other human attention at all the times. There was a time when people implicitly believed that ghosts exist, then people feared them, and now people are trying to investigate them. Ghosts are probably the world’s oldest recorded paranormal phenomenon. Ancient civilizations were afraid of ghosts, because their appearance is usually meant death and starvation. Nowadays, the ghost phenomenon is interesting not only for people but also for the scientists.
There was always assigned connection between the ghosts and the past, though often there is a talk about the relationship with the future, when the phantoms warn about the future events. In that case, the ghost appears for to prophesy, and opens the human eye. Of course, such prophecies are rare, although they occurred throughout the history.
There is a theory stating that the ghosts are nothing more than materialized human fears via intangible phantom form. But how then to explain the fact that sometimes the ghosts tell about future events. Maybe here is guilty the human instincts? Because it is believed that the ghosts more likely see the people having a strong intuition.
People believe in ghosts and statistics here is very simple. Some people believe even that can contact with the ghosts. It is obvious one thing, when people are trying to contact the ghosts, for instance by the spiritualism session, it does not promise anything good. As soon as the man attempts to make contact with ghosts in such spiritualism session, such connection usually ends in some form of disasters, diseases, strange events and so on.
The classic occult claims that in spiritualism session we are communicating not with the spirits of the dead, but with the semi-minded astral world entities, that are created by the human fears and passions. They usually feed on human emotions and vital forces, in order to be able to evolve to the higher astral level. In any case, the occult adepts warn that the practice of spiritism is stupid and irresponsible because of such practice always ends badly for who is trying in this way to get in touch with transcendence.
It is believed that the goal of the appearance of a ghost is an attempt to show the person how thin is the line between life and death. People can only observe and wonder. Chronic of royal dynasties are full of stories about ghosts. Such histories pass on of mouth to mouth, are recorded in historical sources, depicted in old paintings and tapestries.
These days, nothing changes. The only difference is that the ghosts are recorded by a video camera. Nowadays, some people believe in ghosts, but most are still afraid.
Each ghost story, in particular, is accompanied by some kind of legend. This is usually sad and scary stories. While witnesses are rarely able to fully comprehend what they saw. Typically, the ghosts are tied to one place, and can haunt for hundreds of years. Anyway, ghost appearances, usually are accompanied by panic transfixing the one who sees it. Rarely who manage to keep sober mind at such moments.
According to the stories, after the panic quite often come death, because a man distinguishes a high dose of adrenaline. There is known not one case after a meeting with a ghost, for the man straggle nerves, or occurs infarction. In any case, the meeting with the ghost is frightening event and somehow affecting human life.
What is a ghost? Ghost is a spiritual image of a human, animal or objects, generally speaking about the painful past and not going to the contact with a human. Ghosts are often confused with a phenomenon called poltergeist. People these phenomena often consider as synonyms. However, Poltergeist is a completely different nature. It is believed that the poltergeist is an accumulation of negative energy, capable to physically affect the environment.
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