Why do people believe in ghosts?
Ghosts have never been proven to exist, so it is intellectually responsible and prudent to conclude they do not exist.
In order to make sense of our world, we must use the scientific method, not spooky stories, opinions, hoaxes or outright lies by people who need attention or need to feel special. Other believers may be uneducated, superstitious or just too young and naive.
The Scientific method refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. A scientific method consists of the collection of data through observation and experimentation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.
Scientific researchers propose hypotheses as explanations of phenomena, and design experimental studies to test these hypotheses. These steps must be repeatable in order to dependably predict any future results. Theories that encompass wider domains of inquiry may bind many independently derived hypotheses together in a coherent, supportive structure. This in turn may help form new hypotheses or place groups of hypotheses into context.
Among other facets shared by the various fields of inquiry is the conviction that the process must be objective to reduce biased interpretations of the results. Another basic expectation is to document, archive and share all data and methodology so they are available for careful scrutiny by other scientists, thereby allowing other researchers the opportunity to verify results by attempting to reproduce them. This practice, called full disclosure, also allows statistical measures of the reliability of these data to be established.
In summation: For something to exist it has to be proven. This is how we escaped the dark ages - using reason and logic. So, for now, ghosts do not exist.
I believe in ghosts but are scared of them. People Believe in ghosts because they read and see things about them that builds up their belief of ghosts. So, when they start seeing and hearing things in the night, they think it is a ghost.
Many people still believe in ghosts because they fear death. They are afraid of dying themselves, and they are saddened when others who are close to them have died. The idea of ghosts is a psychological coping mechanism, a relief in the form of a false idea that a "spirit" is capable of transcending death.
Humans, like most higher animals, fear the unknown. But death is nothing to fear. We were all dead before we were born, and when you're dead you won't even know it!
There can not be a definite answer to this, because there is not a definite answer to ghosts. Some people firmly believe in them, and others firmly believe there is no such thing. However, in the ghosts believing community, it is widely accepted the dogs and younger people are more "open" to sightings.
Some people believe in ghosts, and that would make it more likely that you would see one. Most people don't believe and don't see them. I have a friend that lost her son due to a tragedy, and she saw him multiple times in the weeks after his death. I don't believe in ghosts, but I believe she saw him.
because you can't I recomend that you don't tell anybody except people that you trust. I believe ghosts are real because I have seen them all my life. My mom took me to a doctor and they said that they couldn't do anything. If you go around telling people and they don't believe in ghosts then they will think you are crazy.
Yeah, it isn't something that you do or don't believe, because it's fact that ghosts and their presence are a mystery. I personally don't believe in ghosts, spirits, or anything at all like that, and I'm an atheist, so I don't know what peoples' reasons behind believing in ghosts are. Lots of people have had experiences involving ghosts and spirits etc, but a lot of the people claiming o have seen one are just taking…
If you dont believe i them then you wont get haunted by them you just dont believe in them and by the way there id no such things as ghosts people only believe in them because they think that ghosts are the souls of dead people but there not souls just go into heaven there not ghosts but if you want to believe in them then you can !. I really dont think that ghost…
Some people do not believe they are and some do. People also disagree on what ghosts are. Some believe they are dead spirits. Others believe they are demons, and still others may believe they are something else. Strange things happening, like objects moving without someone moving them, strange sounds that cannot be explained, and strange shapes in pictures suggest that "ghosts," whatever someone believes they are, are really there.