Superstition isn’t just our contemporary belief; it has happened long ago since the beginning of mankind. This term always sticks to people’s mind no matter what history may go through. Among these beliefs, the one that is most popular and most discussed about is…Ghost. However, according to science, there are no such things as ghosts. Which one of these theories is true?
If you ask someone who is religious or superstitious, they will probably say yes, there really are ghosts. When someone dies, their spirits leave their bodies. Some may go to hell where they will endure miserably, and some may go to heaven where they can rest, eventually, in peace. There are another kind of spirits who continue staying in this world for having unfinished business to be done. Many people worldwide claim they have seen ghosts or even communicate with them. It is most believed that ghosts appear in the dark and only to those by whom they want to be seen. People who claim they have seen ghosts explain their appearance in slightly different ways. Some say ghosts are transparent, white and float in the air. Some say ghosts are big and black with red eyes. Some other people say ghosts are like human form but with messy clothes and inhuman eyes. In all, most-claimed ghost appearance is white and it doesn’t walk on feet; its behavior is strange and the air is cold when you’re near it. Furthermore, there are currently lots of films about ghosts which urge the people’s belief in ghost stronger and stronger.
Nevertheless, scientists certainly deny this belief. Overall, scientists are not supposed to believe in any superstition; they believe in facts and real things that can be proved logically and scientifically. Thus, ghosts are not real, and scientists have come up with a lot of explanations as to why people think they have seen ghosts. One of those theories is that it is all our imagination; in other words, it is all in our head. Those people who said they have seen ghosts did not really see ghosts, they just imagined it. A slogan said this, ‘Your mind sees what it chooses to see.’ Sometimes when you are frightened, your mind is mixed up and you start imagining things. Seeing ghosts is among those times. Furthermore, only in dark that people stated they have seen ghosts. Normally, our eyes cannot see very well in the dark, so it is very easy to see things which are not there or to confuse the things we see to be something else, such as ghosts, other than its reality. For instance, some people may confuse a white shirt in the dark to be a ghost because it floats in the air. In short, there are many other examples which support this theory.
All in all, which one of these explanations is more reasonable, more trustworthy? If you ask me, the only thing that I believe in are the ones which I can contact with any of my five senses. Also, I have never seen a ghost before, so currently I must say I can decide if there is any ghost in this world. If I can see one and know that it is real, then I can prove that it is real. However, I don’t. After all, an opinion is still an opinion, so it’s up to you to conclude.