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Red Durkin on Point: Ghosts are not real
Sometimes people blame confusing experiences on supernatural forces instead of thinking about the logical, scientific cause. Ghosts and spirits are a common example of something that is not real, but that individuals use as a replacement for the truth. I know a person that has convinced themselves that ghosts are real because of a terrifying experience one night in their bed. They woke up suddenly and couldn’t move. Despite being totally awake, their body wouldn’t respond to them, and it felt like someone was holding them down. Since then, they have remained convinced that it was an evil spirit or a ghost that kept them from moving.
Good news, it was not a ghost.