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Old 11-03-2011, 05:15 PM #43
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1) we have no definitive proof
2) we have very little circumstantial evidence
It's not circumstantial, it's anecdotal - like scienceguy's story for example. Anecdotal evidence can point you in a direction to start an investigation, but is not by itself evidence of anything.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:24 PM #44
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I thought we were talking about ghosts anyway. This little guy saw ghosts at the funeral homes in town but not the other houses... You don't think that's strange?
Not strange at all for a child really, it's likely all in his head. Funerals are obviously associated with death more than any other building, and ghosts are said to be the spirits of dead people. Funerals creep a lot of people out, and it's not hard to imagine an imaginative child genuinely believing that he saw a ghost there. Especially given modern television to fuel his imagination, and maybe even altering how he remembered the things he thinks he saw. There are endless explanations for this that, imo, are far more likely than your kid veing able to see the spirits of the deceased.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:00 PM #45
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Not strange at all for a child really, it's likely all in his head. Funerals are obviously associated with death more than any other building, and ghosts are said to be the spirits of dead people. Funerals creep a lot of people out, and it's not hard to imagine an imaginative child genuinely believing that he saw a ghost there. Especially given modern television to fuel his imagination, and maybe even altering how he remembered the things he thinks he saw. There are endless explanations for this that, imo, are far more likely than your kid veing able to see the spirits of the deceased.
The weird thing is that he was only 2 and didn't know they were funeral homes. There are much creepier houses to be scared of that never bothered him. We asked him why he was what was wrong and he replied "the people.". That's pretty creepy in my book.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:35 PM #46
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The weird thing is that he was only 2 and didn't know they were funeral homes. There are much creepier houses to be scared of that never bothered him. We asked him why he was what was wrong and he replied "the people.". That's pretty creepy in my book.
Also, there does seem to be a fairly consistent pattern to most of these sightings. Your boy very specifically saw "people", and not "wolves" or "muppets" (which would be even more creepy if you ask me).

You'd think a random burst of imagination would produce something more age appropriate, such as Teletubbies at the mall instead of creepy people at a funeral home. Still no proof of course, just an interesting thing to ponder.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:33 AM #47
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Also, there does seem to be a fairly consistent pattern to most of these sightings. Your boy very specifically saw "people", and not "wolves" or "muppets" (which would be even more creepy if you ask me).

You'd think a random burst of imagination would produce something more age appropriate, such as Teletubbies at the mall instead of creepy people at a funeral home. Still no proof of course, just an interesting thing to ponder.
Like all paranormal stuff the stories are anecdotal and lack any real proof. They aren't repeatable. There are also so many hoaxers that its hard to trust anyone's story. Whether ghosts are real or not, the experiences are, so for the individual they are real events. Without a common frame of reference, it's just creepy stuff that's fun to talk about.

Why do you think ghost hunters was so successful? The ghosts weren't the stars the people with RI accents running around looking for ghosts were. I liked the first few seasons before they started to take themselves too seriously.

So, to my kid the ghosts were a real event. To me, it's just as creepy as if he was looking at a fuzzy tv screen and then said "they're here.".

Anyone else have any creepy experiences?
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