Are Ghosts Real?
Ghosts are a common taboo around the world. Some people believe, others, like myself are more skeptical. Some have huge superstitions surrounding them, and about how talking about them, thinking about them, or doing anything that involves a ‘ghost’ can and will bring bad luck. Halloween is about the only time it is socially acceptable to have images of ghosts plastered all over the house, out in the yard, or even wear a ghost costume yourself. But did you know that there is an entire month dedicated to just the Ghost? Probably not, but to imagine Ghost Month just imagine that you are trying to celebrate Halloween 30 days in a row….in August.
In Taiwan (where Ghost month is heavily celebrated) there is a theory that every year starting in August, the gates to the afterlife open and for 30 days ghosts roam the world of the living. Now, I may be as skeptical as they come, but I would like to know if anyone has ever seen a ghost during this time. Without anyone ever having “conclusive evidence” of a ghost (such as an UNDOCTORED picture) I will probably never be a believer. But for those of you who are into ghosts and do believe, why is there such a hype? What exactly about ghosts is appealing to the average person? I would certainly be a little concerned if everywhere I went there was a shadow of a dead person following me around. If we can’t see ghosts, how do we know they are there? How do we know they are real? We may never know the answers to these questions, but for now the people of Taiwan will be content to spend an entire month dedicating themselves to the Ghost and allowing them to sneak a peek on their personal lives.
I’ll let the scientists work on this one, but for now, I’ll remain a skeptic until I see some conclusive evidence of swirly white floating above my head.