Two Theories that Ghosts Aren’t Exactly Ghosts

Interesting theories

The Merry Ghost Hunter

Ghostology 101aThere are at least two theories that explain ghost sightings as being something other than the lingering spirits of those who have died. The first theory seems to have been pretty widely accepted — or, at least, considered — as the nineteenth century became the twentieth. Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “Playing with Fire” (1900) illustrates it in fictional form, but the best nonfiction presentation of the theory that I’ve found is in Thomson Jay Hudson’s The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis (1892).

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