Re: The Supernatural
I read recently that something like four million Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens.
They aren't making it up but may be those who experience sleep paralysis- their accounts are similar in that they feel powerless to move and it seems from their descriptions of aliens and alien craft that they are replicating the most recent high profile movies which feature such props.
My point being that the subsconscious mind will reach for an explanation and find one. In the case of an evocative place lof smells, familiar sights and perhaps a particular time of day then on hearing a sound in the distance the subconscious mind will take over where the conscious mind finds no immediate explanation.
In a sense ghosts do exist. But they inhabit our subconscious. That makes me sound dismissive and I don't intend that- ghosts from our subconscious are just as interesting to me as those who waft along castle battlements or appear at leaded windows at dusk.
Ghosts do exist. Just not in the world inhabited by our conscious minds. They are no less powerful for all that. Ghosts are useful creatures because they tell a story or carry messages from the real underworld to the apparent world in which we move.
Thats my take on it anyway.
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.