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Ghosts are Real

 

Maddie Mann

12th Grade

 

There is an afterlife. It has a place for people when they are put to rest, but what about those who have unfinished business? Ghosts are so often written off as a bunch of hocus pocus that’s only brought up around Halloween, but who is to say they aren’t real? Stories about the spirits of the dead have been told as far back as humanity can remember and as widespread as it comes. My own parents witnessed a ghostly woman run in front of their car, scream, and then disappear into thin air. I had a friend at my house that saw a man in my basement that shouldn’t have been there. I refuse to rule out the existence of ghosts when there is no solid evidence to disprove it.

 

 

Taylor Rader

11th Grade

 

Ghosts are real. To me, that is common knowledge. Being from a family of firm believers I find it crazy that others try to deny their existence. I have had too many unexplainable experiences to try and disprove ghosts. I believe ghosts are entities that can’t move on due to either unfinished business or things they wanted to see carried out, or that they simply just aren’t ready to face the fact they are dead. My friends and I have all experienced unexplainable situations together and have had cases where a ghost is the only logical answer. If you think about it, with all the craziness that goes on in the world, ghosts aren’t that far fetched.

 

 

Olivia Montgomery

11th Grade

 

Although I have never had a first-hand ghost experience, I have heard too many convincing stories about others’ ghost encounters to discount the theory that ghosts exist. My family worked with a realtor who claimed to live in a haunted house that used to be a small hospital. When her husband and herself would go upstairs to go to sleep at night they would turn the living room TV off. However, by the time they got to the top of the stairs, the TV would be back on in the living room. They would wake up in the morning to find that half the furniture in their house had been rearranged in different positions than they left it. I didn’t know whether to believe her until she showed my dad a picture that she took of the house. On the front porch, you can see two blurry images of twin girls in 1930s-style clothing. I don’t want to believe that ghosts are real, but after that story, I don’t really have a choice.

 

 

Veronica Flack

11th Grade

 

I am a firm believer in otherworldly existences. Ghosts cause all those odd, unnatural experiences. Ghost stories have always existed. Throughout time they have gotten more extravagant and popular causing more and more to believe in these paranormal beings. There is no reason to make it up. I have had many instances where I leave the room and my stuff has not only been moved to a new place, but it also now totally opposite than what it was before. There is no reasonable explanation for some of these unusual occurrences. I will always be pro ghost no matter what the #haters say.

 

 

Ghosts are a Hoax

 

Emma Mitmesser

12th Grade

 

The conjured idea of ghosts is a complete fallacy. The term “ghost” is used over 100 times in the Bible, but it never has the same connotations that modern society has tied to it. It references “The Holy Ghost,” not the embodied, evil souls transparent to the eye and aimlessly roaming the earth we always picture. While I do believe in a purgatory – middle ground between Heaven and Hell – for souls awaiting judgment, these spirits do not have the ability to interact with those living. “But the dead know nothing…nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun.” So yes, there are spirits, but they are not Casper The Friendly Ghost and his buddies amusing themselves by scaring us mere humans. That is just absurd.

 

 

Thomas Cantrell

12th Grade

 

Ghosts aren’t real. Much like any other supernatural creature believed to exist in the past, ghosts are just a product of paranoia. People experience some event that they aren’t able to make sense of and so they create and explanation for themselves. For some reason, it’s easier to accept that the souls of the dead are angry with us than anything else. Ghosts today are what witches were in the past. We only believe in ghosts because we would rather have a fake answer to the unknown than no answer at all.

 

 

Savannah Green

11th Grade

 

Ghosts are no more real than the monster that hid under your bed when you were five. If ghosts do exist, why do we not have better evidence of them by now? I refuse to believe that people who become ghosts would just spend their time being creepy or scary. Wouldn’t there be ghosts with different personalities? Wouldn’t there be ghosts who instead of being evil, just messed with people in slight ways? If I were a ghost, I would make chairs randomly start floating, randomly whisper boo into the ears of unsuspecting bystanders, and I’d probably try to do all the things I didn’t get to do before my time was up. There’s no way ghosts are real; they would be having a lot more fun with it (and with us) if they were.

 

 

Lauren Palmer

12th Grade

 

Ghost, in the sense of “Casper” aren’t real, plain and simple. I do not believe there is grey, shadowy floating the earth tormenting people. The show Ghost Hunters is a (very) scripted show that was made purely for money. The actors in those shows are told what to “see” and what to “hear” so the network can get more money. It’s a scam. I’m not dissing all supernatural things. I do believe there are evil spirits in the world that try to lead people away from the good. But these evil spirits are embodied by an actual person; they’re not some free-floating mist that can walk through walls. Being a religious person I do believe there are nonbelievers that try to lead you away from God, but they’re not ghosts. There is no such thing as a floating white sheet saying “boo!!” just to torment the human population.

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