Just today I watched the Nat. Geo. T.V. show Is it Real which consisted of ghost stories. Even though many ghost stories and “haunted houses” could probably be proven to have some scientific or psychological explanation, many of these shows on the Nat. Geo. channel and Discovery channel seem to be authentic ( and almost everyone of them consist of a priest performing an exorcism or a blessing of a house, and then he ends up running out of the house like a scared child after he hears a noise or an object gets thrown at him :shrug: )
So whether or not those dramatilizations/actors are too “dramatic” by having the priest frantically run out of the house, they get to the point by getting the real “spooky” stuff: the apparitions of little kids, old people, etc… And even the more frightening things like objects being animated, people getting hurt and pushed down the stairs.
I understand that even demonic possessions occur today, as they did in the bible, but these can’t account for all of the haunted houses and such…(if ghosts are truly among us)
I guess the main thoughts that really bug me with the whole idea of ghosts is WHY would there be ghosts. At this point, let’s assume they do exist. Is it purgatory? hell? Or are the apparitions of people totally different from the soul(for example my great great great granpa’s soul could be in heaven, but something else on Earth).
I actually did believe ghosts were living their purgatory here on Earth, but then I hear some of these stories on T.V. that explain that this guy died in the Old West 200 years ago. (and boy that’s a long time in purgatory). And I’ve heard of ghost stories about people who lived horrible lives, killing people, so they probably wouldn’t be going to Heaven–so why would they be living their purgatory? This led me to the idea of hell-separation from God, right? But then I’ve hear of stories of little children’s ghost…etc…
Thanks for your posts!