Ghosts

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INTOURDUCTION

The physician John Ferrari wrote An essay towards a theory of apparitions in 1813 in which he argued that sightings of ghosts were the result of optical illusions. Later the French physician Alexandre Jacques François Brière de Boismont published On Hallucinations: Or, the Rational History of Apparitions, Dreams, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnambulism in 1845 in which he claimed sightings of ghosts were the result of hallucinations.[56][57]

Joe Nickell of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, wrote that there was no credible scientific evidence that any location was inhabited by spirits of the dead.[58] Limitations of human perception and ordinary physical explanations can account for ghost sightings; for example, air pressure changes in a home causing doors to slam, or lights from a passing car reflected through a window at night. Pareidolia, an innate tendency to recognize patterns in random perceptions, is what some skeptics believe causes people to believe that they have 'seen ghosts'.[59] Reports of ghosts "seen out of the corner of the eye" may be accounted for by the sensitivity of human peripheral vision. According to Nickell, peripheral vision can easily mislead, especially late at night when the brain is tired and more likely to misinterpret sights and sounds.[60]

According to research in anomalistic psychology visions of ghosts may arise from hypnagogic hallucinations ("waking dreams" which are experienced in the transitional states to and from sleep).[61] In a study of two experiments into alleged hauntings (Wiseman et al. 2003) came to the conclusion "that people consistently report unusual experiences in ‘haunted’ areas because of environmental factors, which may differ across locations." Some of these factors included "the variance of local magnetic Žfields, size of location and lighting level stimuli of which witnesses may not be consciously aware".[62]

Some researchers, such as Michael Persinger of Laurentian University, Canada, have speculated that changes in geomagnetic fields (created, e.g., by tectonic stresses in the Earth's crust or solar activity) could stimulate the brain's temporal lobes and produce many of the experiences associated with hauntings.[63] Sound is thought to be another cause of supposed sightings. Richard Lord and Richard Wiseman have concluded that infrasound can cause humans to experience bizarre feelings in a room, such as anxiety, extreme sorrow, a feeling of being watched, or even the chills.[64] Carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause changes in perception of the visual and auditory systems,[65] was speculated upon as a possible explanation for haunted houses as early as 1921.


TYPE OF GHOST

  • Vandella

    Among the Amharic speakers of North Central Ethiopia , a vandella is one of several types of ghost-walking or dream-invading demons/ ...

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  • Glaistig (redirect from Green Lady (ghost))

    is a ghost from Scottish mythology , a type of fuath . It is also known as maighdean uaine (Green Maiden), and may appear as a woman of ...

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  • Poltergeist

    In folklore and parapsychology , a poltergeist is a type of ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical ...

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  • Aobōzu

    are a type of Japanese yōkai (folk legend ghosts) that appear in 18th-century artist Toriyama Sekien 's book Gazu Hyakki Yakō . ...

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  • Obambo

    An obambo is a type of ghost among certain peoples of Central Africa . Description: but eventually gets tired of this and appears to a close ...

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  • Deildegast

    In Norwegian folklore , a deildegast is a type of ghost connected with the sanctity of border-stones, and what happened to those who dared ...

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  • White Lady (ghost)

    A White Lady (also known as the Mulher de Branco) is a type of female ghost reportedly seen in rural areas and associated with some local ...

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  • Ghosts in Bengali culture (section Types of ghosts)

    Ghosts are an important part of folklore in Bengal . Fairy tales , both old and ... Types of ghosts: There are many kinds of ghost believed in ...

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  • Ghost band (section Types of ghost bands)

    A ghost band is, in the case of big band jazz, a band that performs under the ...Types of ghost bands: Ghost bands fall into three categories ...

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  • Moroi

    moroi) is a type of vampire or ghost in Romanian folklore . A female moroi is called a moroaică (pl. moroaice). a phantom of a dead ...

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  • Ghost hunting

    Ghost hunting is the process of investigating locations that are reported to be ... such as the following types: the EMF meter ; digital ...

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  • Malay ghost myths

    There are many Malay ghost myths (Malay : cerita hantu Melayu ; Jawi : چريتا هنتو ...culture tends to categorize them all as types of evil djinn . ...

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  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Some types of ghosts wear protection against the Strobulb and need to be tricked into becoming vulnerable. capturing ghosts, the suction and ...

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  • Ghosting (identity theft) (section Types of ghosters)

    even the role within society, of a specific dead person (the "ghost") who is not widely known to be deceased. ... Types of ghosters: date March 2008 ...

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  • Kuntilanak (film)

    The English title is "The Chanting", although this is not a direct translation as Kuntilanak or Pontianak is a type of ghost in ...

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