Everyone has probably read or heard a ghost story, but how many of you really dealt with such paranormal events in a way that a certain statement can be given on it.
Some people dismiss it as nonsense or fraud, but how can one be completely sure about it?
It's hard for me to believe in ghosts or any possible afterlife since so many mental conditions are influenced by hormones produced in the body and the condition of one's brain (Alzheimer, etc.). Most scientists don't even recognize such phenomenas nor do they care about them.
I can understand this view since many happenings in alleged haunted places could be explained with things like low-frequent vibes and cold air flows, but why is it that even highly respected people like Jung report encounters with poltergeists multiple times? The explanations are just missing. The problem is that methodical science doesn't work in these fields anymore. You can't measure a paranormal event nor can you get any reliable empirical data from investigations and thus it leaves the topic over for esoterics and spiritualists.
To come back to the actual question, do you believe in any kind of paranormal things? I've read into the topic a bit recently and it's crazy what stuff people tell on the internet.
Here's an excerpt from an article about Jung's encounters with ghosts. http://www.forteantimes.com/features...f_cg_jung.html
TABLES AND KNIVES
Jung’s mother was involved in at least two well-known paranormal experiences that are recounted in practically every book about him. Sitting in his room studying, Carl suddenly heard a loud bang coming from the dining room. He rushed in and found his mother startled. The round walnut table had cracked from the edge past the centre. The split didn’t follow any joint, but had passed through solid wood. Drying wood couldn’t account for it; the table was 70 years old and it was a humid day. Jung thought: “There certainly are curious accidents.” As if she was reading his mind Emilie replied in her ‘other’ voice: “Yes, yes, that means something.” Two weeks later came a second incident. Returning home in the evening, Jung found an excited household. An hour earlier there had been another loud crack, this time coming from a large sideboard. No one had any idea what had produced it. Jung inspected the sideboard. Inside, where they kept the bread, he found a loaf and the bread knife. The knife had shattered into several pieces, all neatly arranged in the breadbasket. The knife had been used earlier for tea, but no one had touched it nor opened the cupboard since. When he took the knife to a cutler, he was told that there was no fault in the steel and that someone must have broken it on purpose. He kept the shattered knife for the rest of his life, and years later sent a photograph of it to psychical researcher JB Rhine.