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A School Girl's Guide to Ghosts

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghostlore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike forms. My mom is watching a show about ghosts on tv and if you didn't know, I love ghosts. The show was really interesting so I decided to do some research and write about ghosts. The proper definition of a ghost is an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image. Today I want to find out if ghosts are real. I started off with different ghost sightings, first I read about the most haunted places in the world. This is a link to what I was reading https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/most-haunted-places-in-the-world . There are millions of ghost sightings in the world, ghost are always either invisible or a shadowy figure that floats around. The most famous ghosts including real ghost and fictional ghosts are King Hamlet, The Flying Dutchman, The Bell Witch, Casper, Bloody Mary, The Drury Lane Ghost, The Vanishing Hitchhiker, The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Murdered Peddler, and Slimer. My favorite ghost has to be The Belll Witch, The events that allegedly happened at John Bell's Tennessee farm between 1817 and 1821 are said to be one of the classic American ghost tales. Bell shot at a strange animal on his farm, but the creature disappeared before it could be harmed. Several weeks later, the Bell family was tormented by a ghost that made terrifying sounds, shook the house, and physically attacked Bell's daughter Betsy. The spectral assaults continued for several years, and at one point Andrew Jackson is said to have dabbled in ghost hunting and did his own investigation.

Though some authors recount the Bell Witch tale as a true account, there is little evidence that it is anything other than a ghost story. Jackson, for example, never mentioned the Bell Witch case at all; it seems that the future president's role was created from thin air, possibly to lend verisimilitude (the appearance of reality) to the fictional tale. I found that a lot of ghost sightings are real and probably actually happened. The second thing I did was research about common ghost stories. I started off with Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Based on his own fascination with spirituality, Aykroyd conceived Ghostbusters as a project for himself and John Belushi. I didn't find any more information that was worth noting about the Ghostbusters. Then I started looking at other famous ghost stories and found nothing that was really important. The third thing I did was look at other evidence that ghosts are real. This is a link to what I was reading https://www.livescience.com/26697-are-ghosts-real.html . This wasn't super helpful but worth mentioning. I don't quite know what else I should do to find out if ghosts are real so if you want to you can comment suggestions for but for now I would say that ghosts are real. I hope you enjoyed, I also wanted to mention that I want to start a podcast exactly like my blog so that people who don't really enjoy reading can still hear what I have to say.

Sincerely,

Alicia/ItzThatNerdyBlog

PS: I will be making a part two, and if I do make the podcast it will come out December 21.

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personpersonyeet29
12 nov 2020

well how would you know they;re not real?

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