To start out on a personal note, I woke up this morning with the flu. Yup, high fever, body aches, all that good stuff. Slept all day and took some medicine and I feel a bit better. Needless to say I'm glad I don't have to go to work for a few more days otherwise I'd be sunk. All this however could not keep me from posting. The topic might come off as a little weak here but bear with me.
So the G topic of today is ghosts. It's one of my favorite horror topics. I've been interested in everything associated with the phenomena from EVP to seances. Whether you believe they exist or not you have to admit they do create some interesting stories whether people are claiming them to be real or not. There are a few paranormal research groups out here near me that do ghost tours. Since the price seems to be decent and I've met the members of at least one of these groups, I think I'm going to take a shot at it. When I do I'll be posting about the experience here.
Ghosts have been believed to be everything from the souls of the deceased, to demons, to energy imprints of our daily lives. Some whisper messages, while others tend to throw things around and make a whole lot of noise. They have multiple classifications and have a place in many cultures. Their usage in literature has been vast and have helped to create some of our most memorable stories. Not to mention campfire stories you tell each other at night, seeing who can scare whom the most. Personally I'm on the fence as to whether or not they exist. I believe that there is something out there but what it is exactly I can't say.
All in all ghosts and the topics surrounding them have become quite a part of our culture. Who hasn't heard of cold spots, ghostly footsteps, haunted houses, seances to talk to the dead, etc. How detailed our knowledge is depends on ourselves really. Personally I'm an EVP fan, or electronic voice phenomena. It's still not a hard sell, any so called proof of ghosts can be doctored in some way and skeptics are always going to find some reason to not believe in what they're being told. That's perfectly fine. It's how you get lively conversation going. There always has to be two sides of the story. Plus not everything can be proved a hundred percent. Movies about ghosts are some of my favorite in the horror genre whether it's the old black and whites or some of the newer movies. Plus my overactive imagination is going to turn any ghost hunt or tour I go on into a horror movie in my head.