Ghosts and Science

In this section are a series of articles relating to Ghosts and Science. As it currently stands, there is no scientific basis behind ghosts and the existence of an after-life. That certainly doesn’t rule out the possibility – they’re could be a branch of science as yet un-discovered – however, it does mean that today, nobody can claim any ghost sighting or any alleged haunting to be real from a scientific point of view.

What does exist are a few attempts to explain what people are experiencing when they make claims based on our current understanding of science. This could be an explanation of a ghost sighting, for instance, given what we know of psychology or on environmental science.

Despite many thousands of reports of one apparition or another since the beginning of history, the evidence for the paranormal remains very sketchy barring the capture of real life ghost (no pun intended), iIt is not …

It has been suggested that some ghost sightings may be induced by the effect of infrasound on witnesses. It is already known that infrasound could make people feel uncomfortable. Its also suggested that they might experience visual …

When scientists debunk ghosts their first statement is usually, ‘there is no scientific proof of the existence of ghosts’ This is wrong. There is scientific proof. Science even has theories that explain something must be …

For some people, ghosts are a very real part of their daily experiences. Barring spectral visitors from the afterlife, what causes these people to believe they’re being haunted? A research team thought it might be …

Computer specialist Vick Tandy from Coventry University always considered all legends about ghosts a nonsense and never took them seriously. Once he traditionally spent his evening working in a laboratory when he suddenly broke into …

Sleep paralysis is a condition that occurs in the state just before dropping off to sleep (the hypnagogic state) or just before fully awakening from sleep (the hypnopompic state). The condition is characterized by being unable …

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