This is certainly very interesting, and a theory to be considered. It has always seemed so illogical to me that we supposedly just come to a complete end when we die. Not logical.
And the world is nothing if not logical. Things have been planned.
I do seem to be able to pick up on atmospheres. This house, when I first set foot in it, I knew we would be happy here - just as I did with our last one.
And - I have seen a ghost right at the foot of my bed.
Not black and white, but sort of shimmering grey and with touches of colour in what I took to be a fringe on whatever covering 'he' was wearing.
And very tall, so 'he' must have been off the floor. I can visualise it all now.
I was terrified because I had to pass whatever it was to get out of my room.
I came out in an all-over rash the following day, the doc said probably caused by fright.
I can't remember any drop in temperature in my room at the time, but it was the ticking of my alarm clock that had disturbed me. It seemed to be extra loud. I had picked it up and was looking at it when I noticed whatever it was at the foot of my bed.
I have also heard a disembodied voice which warned me of something which came to pass. But no more apparitions - yet!
(Who's also been to Pompeii then??)
I often wonder what happens to all the electrical energy contained in the human body when it dies, and believe that to be the man element of ghosts, though I have never seen one. Of course ghosts don't have to be visible so maybe some are made of particles, some of electrical energy and when the two collide a visible 'walking' ghost is seen.
What dog?? Where!????
Ghosts: archaic English for soul or spirit.
What are they made of? Particles? There are at least a dozen known particles (members of the atomic family). Some have very odd characteristics. Neutrinos travel at nearly the speed of light, have no apparent mass and pass unhindered through solid objects including the earth. Their interaction with matter is extremely slight.
Mass is far from being a simple notion. As Einstein proved, mass depends on speed although there is very little change unless speed approaches that of light. Many experiments on atomic particles demonstrate this and the mass of a body is not always constant. It appears that photons and neutrinos have no mass when not in motion.
When a light beam encounters any transparent medium the normal behaviour is for some fraction of the energy in the beam to be absorbed. Light, radio and other waves are closely related forms of radiant energy in the electromagnetic field. Ghosts, if they exist and I believe that they do, would obviously be a form of energy of this type. Certain people (about 20% of humans according to more than one study) are able to detect electro-magnetic radiation from power cables by means other than their sight, smell,taste,hearing or touch. Therefore it seems reasonable to suppose there are others who can detect ghosts or, as I prefer to think of them, free-floating consciousnesses or disembodied minds.
Energy (and mass) cannot be destroyed but only converted into another form or one into the other (basic law of physics). Therefore if consciousness is not a brain function but an independent energy, it cannot die or be destroyed along with the body and brain with which it has been associated for a brief spell in time but must be changed to another form.
If some people ( referred to as mediums or channelers) are able to detect such an energy, it must be by direct perception into their own consciousness (distant intentionality ?). If they detect it visually, the free-floating consciousness must produce photons (light waves) but how? Energy cannot be produced out of nothing. One answer seems obvious: people who see ghosts invariably observe a drop in temperature. Could it be that radiant heat is utilised from the area and transmuted into energy in the light wave-band?
Anyone ever seen a ghost? Was it in colour or black and white?
If black and white, that would explain why apparitions are seen mostly in peripheral vision - as brighter light and colour is detected by the cone cells in the centre of the retinas in our eyes It would also be the cause of apparitions being mostly observed in low-light conditions and in gray-scale for which the rod cells in our retinas evolved.