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Paranormal Technology

Do you believe in ghosts?

The world believes in spirits that survive death to live in another realm. It is a part of paranormal beliefs based on near-death experiences, life after death, and spirit communication. People have attempted to communicate with spirits. These kinds of beliefs give comfort to some people as they believe that paranormal activities protect them. As this is an interesting area, people tried their best to widen their research on this area. For example, there were Ghost clubs dedicated to searching for ghostly evidence formed at prestigious universities, including Cambridge and Oxford. Then ghost hunting became a widespread interest. All you need is some free time, a dark place, and few gadgets to detect ghosts.

Science vs paranormal phenomenon

Most of the experiences are based on the conventional image of a ‘ghost’. It becomes a common factor in most of the experiences. Scientific explanations are different from personal experiences. But there are many contradictions about ghosts and their paranormal activities.

Are they transparent?
Can they move through objects?
Can they control people’s behavior according to their preferences?
Are they human souls?

Recently ghost hunters use high-tech scientific equipment such as Geiger counters, Electromagnetic Field detectors, ion detectors, IR cameras, and sensitive microphones, to detect the presence of spirits. But some criticize the presence of spirits because we don’t have an accurate method to detect them because they don’t appear in the ordinary physical world. The recent development of “Ghost apps” for smartphones makes unnecessary problems regarding this. 

So, what is the truth?

Many people believe in the existence of ghosts based on personal experiences. Albert Einstein explained a scientific basis for the reality of ghosts based on the First Law of thermodynamics. The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another but can be neither created nor destroyed. According to this, after a person dies, the energy in his or her body goes where all organisms’ energy goes after death: into the environment. The energy is released in the form of heat, and the body is transferred into the animals that eat us and the plants that absorb us. In the end, the evidence about ghosts can be explained by misconceptions and psychology. Still, the answer is not clear to the question “Are ghosts real?”