Expository Essay: “Ghosts”


Many people believe that ghosts are real, they claim they can supply proof that spirits really do exists. There has been many inventions and techniques used to support this theory.  Some believe that they can capture the voices of the dead on tape recordings and that changes of temperature in a room are signs of the spirits trying to communicate.  There have been millions of reports of the paranormal in the world, from doors opening on their own to hearing footsteps in empty houses. Many people look for the proof that they are not crazy and that ghosts do in fact exists.

One method people claim is solid proof of spirits would be E.V.P.’s . An E.V.P, or electronic voice phenomenon, is when “ghost hunters” ask the spirit a series of questions while recording
with a tape recorder in hopes to get answers from the other side. This phenomenon many people try to debunk by saying its outside noise or interference from radio signals, even if the phantom voice is answering the questions correctly and intelligently.

Another method used to prove ghosts exist would be electronic fields. Electronic fields can be detected with an EMF. An EMF is an electronic device used to detect faulty wiring in households and electromagnetic fields, however ghost enthusiast use it as a meter to tell if a ghost is in their presence or not. They look for spikes on the EMF and assume that these spikes are caused from paranormal entities because many theorists believe ghosts can cause these electromagnetic fields.  Most of the time these researchers will look for rational causes in the spike and when there is no explanation they claim it to be proof of spirits.

There have even been cameras made for strictly searching for proof of ghost. One of these cameras would be a full spectrum camera. This camera takes pictures in all light spectrums, from ultra violet to infrared.  They assume this will give them more of a chance of actually getting a good picture of what could be a spirit, since we do not know what spectrum ghost would use to appear to us in. Many ghost hunters use this tool to supply actual photographs of what they assume to be spirits.

These methods are the proof that ghost enthusiasts use to prove they are not crazy and that ghost do exist. Even with all these methods to prove that they do exist there are still and will
forever be skeptics that believe it is impossible for spirits to roam earth with the living. Even though the tons of proof supplied to prove that these spirits exist but how solid does the evidence need to be to prove it when we already have so much proof that supports the theory? Regardless of the skeptics there are still thousands, if not millions of people that believe that spirits do exist and some of these people even have the proof to prove that they do.


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