One of the benefits of a lifetime of
afterlife communication is that I know a lot about ghosts ... what
they are and what they’re not. For instance, they’re not “caught
between worlds.” And they don’t need us to help them “move
on.” They’re exactly where they’re supposed to be. You don’t
honestly think that God, the Creator of the Universe, would leave
their eternal fate in your and my hands, do you?
You CAN say that they are
“earthbound,” but that’s because their consciousness never left
the earth. And when you die, yours won’t either. We’re all right
here together forever. That’s just the nature of the afterlife. Yes,
knowing the laws of the afterlife can make these things a lot clearer.
Lately, I’ve been researching what
folks believe about ghosts and hauntings. I’ve investigated the
investigations. Repeatedly I’ve read, “We don’t use ouija
boards, séances, mediums or occult methods.” Yet it’s common for
ghost researchers to accept, as an underlying condition of their
investigations, the erroneous claims of psychics, mediums, and
I’m referring to such concepts as
“caught between worlds,” “unfinished business,” “earthbound
souls,” and ghost children in distress. At the same time ominous
warnings urge vigilant caution in case non-human demons and malevolent
entities are encountered. Oh, and don't forget the Hollywood
expression, "Go to the light." Scientific research can’t
be conducted properly on a foundation of superstition.
Let me tell you some things that are
true about ghosts. Actually there are only two kinds of ghosts: real
The real ghosts are everywhere.
They’re in your home, in your car, in your school, and in your
dreams. Ghost researchers call these interactive ghosts. I call them
soul-ghosts, or disincarnate souls. I don’t care for the term,
disembodied because they do have a body. We just can’t see it for
the same reason that we can’t see sound waves and ultraviolet light.
They’re outside the range of our sentient boundary.
Soul-ghosts are interactive. They reach
out to you, and you feel no fear ... absolutely none. They envelop you
in a blanket of warm fuzzies. Real ghosts can be mistaken for angels.
This isn’t a paranormal experience. It’s a supernatural and
The not-real ghosts seem to be
everywhere too, but only for people that believe they exist, or at
least believe that they might exist. They rarely bother unbelievers.
Ghost researchers call the not-real ghosts ... residual ghosts. These
ghosts seem to defy the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy
because they pop in and out of existence like virtual particles. The
appearance of this type of ghost can be explained by quantum physics.
From the Copenhagen Interpretation, which states that nothing is real
until you look at it, to the holographic theory of the universe, all
ghosts abide by the laws of quantum physics.
People that experience residual ghosts
say that they seem to be caught in a time-loop replaying the same
scene over and over. The above mentioned physics also apply to
residual ghosts but with the addition of Schrodinger’s equations.
For every “now” that we experience, a positive wave flows into the
future and a negative wave flows into the past like concentric ripples
created by a rock thrown into a pond.
The fact that some people experience
residual ghosts is due to normal functions of human consciousness.
Although some might rather think of it as a “glitch.” Residual
ghosts are unusual and fascinating experiences with natural causes.
Briefly, a few more types of not-real
ghosts are poltergeists, demons, and shadow people. Abnormal
psychology applies to poltergeists and demons. The physiology of the
eye accounts for shadow people.
So, what’s the truth about ghosts? Do
they exist? Yes, of course they do. Can the scientific method be used
to investigate them? Yes, they use measurable amounts of energy. Can
you record their voices and photograph ghosts? Yes, but one needs to
be alert to pattern recognition tendencies.
The science of ghost investigation has
the potential to make a huge difference in a society still tormented
by superstition and fear. You have the equipment. You have the
rationale. And you have the compassionate desire to help others.
Copyright 2005 Robbin Renee Bridges