A point a view about Ghost and Spirit
Ghosts and Spirits have intrigued and puzzled individuals and researchers for centuries. What exactly are they? Why are they here? How many and what kinds of forms can these apparitions take on? Where and why do they make their presence known? These are but a few of the primary questions of those who have seen a ghost or spirit and those who haven’t, as well as by investigators and skeptics. Let’s briefly examine:
A. how ghosts are commonly encountered and
B. which forms are most commonly observed.
Keep a look in “Ghost Definition”
To set the record straight, the terms ‘ghosts’ and ‘spirits’ are sometimes used as separate, distinguishable terms; more commonly, though, they’re used interchangeably. However, ghosts are usually viewed as visible manifestations of deceased individuals’ souls or spirits. Spirits, when the term is used explicitly, may refer to either ghosts or any other non-corporeal material or entity including, but not limited to: deceased persons demons, angels, and so forth.
Encounters with Ghosts
Encounters with ghosts and spirits can take place in nearly any location, at any time, and for many reasons. Most of the time they are unexpected chance encounters, other times they are heard making noises or “seen” slamming doors or throwing objects. In addition, those who dabble in the occult side of the paranormal routinely practice necromancy and/or with séances (spiritism) in attempts to evoke spirits of those deceased and even non-human entities such as demons and deities.
First-hand reports of ghosts and spirits take place, perhaps, most frequently in places or on sites that have less-than-favorable histories. Many of them are old homes, small motels or B&B’s, and other historic places that have experienced macabre things in the past like murders, suicides, and other tragic happenings.
Typical Forms of Ghosts
Ghosts manifest themselves in a myriad of forms; only a few are well-known, though. Ghosts and spirits are typically reported to range in form from near invisible, to translucent full-bodied, to orb-like, to ‘wispy’. It’s also very common for them to be completely invisible, but to make eerie, low-pitched or screeching noises. Footsteps, especially on wooden floors, seem to be a favorite scare tactic and objects being thrown or pushed are also experienced.
New Orleans Ghost Walking Tours
New Orleans, the southern American city that’s been dubbed “Most Haunted City in America”, is definitely no stranger to ghost sightings and other highly paranormal phenomena. The occurrences like those at the celebrated Bourbon Orleans Hotel or Pat O’Briens bar are so numerous and some–so seemingly legit–that even documentaries are routinely published on haunted New Orleans by organizations such as The History and Discovery channels. Ghost walking tours of New Orleans are offered daily.
Just north of New Orleans, in Folsom Louisiana, there have been numerous sprit and orb sightings. Ghost walking tours are offered there as well.