Searching for signs of the afterlife

Searching for signs of the afterlife

There are 83 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 14, 2008, titled Searching for signs of the afterlife. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

William Cook was 16 when he saw the ghost. His sister owned a farmhouse in New Jersey .

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The Bank Dick

Allentown, PA

#2 Sep 14, 2008
Why didn't you ask the other family that owned the business for 20 plus years?
Winston Smith

Allentown, PA

#3 Sep 14, 2008
Evidence? Sounds more like religion, faith and belief. The misuse of science to attempt to confirm an already-held belief is not scientific at all.
Julia V

Allentown, PA

#4 Sep 14, 2008
Wow, cool, guys! Glad you have a hobby. Albeit a somewhat pointless one.

To agree with Mr. Smith, I would like to add that even though there are stories, there is no proof. Stories don't make a science. Anecdotes are told by fallible human storytellers! And dressing up a belief with cool gadgets and flashy words still doesn't make this process scientific.Like Smith said before me, the belief is already there.

"Ghost hunting" is merely a more modern exercise of humanity's terror of death. Like it or not, we're all creatures, and the scientific community(which has found things as amazing as the existence of DNA and has found shreds of proof for a lot of things previously though to be impossible) has not found one speck of proof for the existence of ghosts.

But who knows? Perhaps one day all those foolish scientists will take everything they've said for decades about the non-existence of ethereal beings.
Have a nice day!
-Julie
Lowee from the Wowllee

AOL

#5 Sep 14, 2008
If it were real, why would it be so hard to verify. Imagination does wonders especially for the religious that devoutly believe in a god and afterlife that they know absolutely nothing about. It's a carry over of make believe from when they were youngsters.
Disgusted

AOL

#6 Sep 14, 2008
If you believe in this stuff you're either on drugs or in desperate need of some. Rational, sane people who are educated and intellectually honest realize this stuff is for idiots.
piece activitst

Woolrich, PA

#7 Sep 14, 2008
Wow! A 3% chance to record a ghost! And here I always thought it was ZERO, since they dont exist. Silly me!
Ha Ha

Emmaus, PA

#8 Sep 14, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
If you believe in this stuff you're either on drugs or in desperate need of some. Rational, sane people who are educated and intellectually honest realize this stuff is for idiots.
So are you. Come on here calling people names, expect it back. Idiot.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#9 Sep 14, 2008
I'm a big fan of Ghost Hunters & I'm a skeptic but I'm open to the possibility that spirits exist. In fact I've had some strange things happen in my house that we cannot debunk, but I've tried to shrug them off, although I've thought about having the home investigated, however if they do find something I'd be afraid to sleep here! Therefore I haven't had anyone into my home yet.
Hmmm

Allentown, PA

#10 Sep 14, 2008
why is this front page news?
Disgusted

AOL

#11 Sep 14, 2008
Ha Ha wrote:
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So are you. Come on here calling people names, expect it back. Idiot.
Apparently people from Center Valley believe in ghosts, spirots, fairies with halos, and buildings being haunted. If someone that stupid wh=ants to call me an idiot, I take it as a compliment.
huh

Baltimore, MD

#12 Sep 14, 2008
Only ignorant people believe in ghosts.
dennis

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Sep 14, 2008
glad to see an article in today's news. it may open up some
"closed minded " folks
thanks !
dennis

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Sep 14, 2008
glad to see an article in today's news..
local front page.
it may open up some " closed minded " folks
opinion, " you can't see wind or air but it is there"
thanks
The Spector

Allentown, PA

#15 Sep 15, 2008
JoisyGirl wrote:
I'm a big fan of Ghost Hunters & I'm a skeptic but I'm open to the possibility that spirits exist. In fact I've had some strange things happen in my house that we cannot debunk, but I've tried to shrug them off, although I've thought about having the home investigated, however if they do find something I'd be afraid to sleep here! Therefore I haven't had anyone into my home yet.
Are you sure the noise you hear isn't hubby's girlfriend trying to slip out of the house, unnoticed?
EPPS

Macungie, PA

#17 Sep 15, 2008
Winston Smith wrote:
Evidence? Sounds more like religion, faith and belief. The misuse of science to attempt to confirm an already-held belief is not scientific at all.
Be assured that nothing is being misused and trust me, not everyone sees this as simply part of faith or religion but more as an unknown.
The Skeptic

Allentown, PA

#18 Sep 15, 2008
I am a skeptic and need to see to believe however; there are people out there experiencing unusal occurances in their home which can be frightning especially if/when there are children involved. The fact that there are resources for those specific cases should be recognized as a good thing and it certainly dont make them idiots. The only idiots on here I see, are the ones who have nothing better to do with their spare time but to write negative responses and probably sit on Mcall all day long waiting for the next article to beat down. Get a life.
EPPS

Macungie, PA

#19 Sep 15, 2008
Julia V wrote:
Wow, cool, guys! Glad you have a hobby. Albeit a somewhat pointless one.
To agree with Mr. Smith, I would like to add that even though there are stories, there is no proof. Stories don't make a science. Anecdotes are told by fallible human storytellers! And dressing up a belief with cool gadgets and flashy words still doesn't make this process scientific.Like Smith said before me, the belief is already there.
"Ghost hunting" is merely a more modern exercise of humanity's terror of death. Like it or not, we're all creatures, and the scientific community(which has found things as amazing as the existence of DNA and has found shreds of proof for a lot of things previously though to be impossible) has not found one speck of proof for the existence of ghosts.
But who knows? Perhaps one day all those foolish scientists will take everything they've said for decades about the non-existence of ethereal beings.
Have a nice day!
-Julie
Call it a hobby, call it a labor of love but we do it and we do it free of charge. We can assure you that to the people we have helped in the past, what we do is not pointless but thank you for your opinion.
EPPS

Macungie, PA

#20 Sep 15, 2008
Lowee from the Wowllee wrote:
If it were real, why would it be so hard to verify. Imagination does wonders especially for the religious that devoutly believe in a god and afterlife that they know absolutely nothing about. It's a carry over of make believe from when they were youngsters.
Religion has absolutely nothing to do with this teams paranormal research. While some of the members may follow certain religions, most do not. The belief in being a good person and wanting to help people is universal.
EPPS

Macungie, PA

#21 Sep 15, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
If you believe in this stuff you're either on drugs or in desperate need of some. Rational, sane people who are educated and intellectually honest realize this stuff is for idiots.
Not sure why you seem to be such an advocate of drug use but rest assured, this team is drug free and made up of good decent people. Most of the team has college degrees if that makes you feel any better.
snowman Allentown PA

Nazareth, PA

#22 Sep 15, 2008
I thought a ghost was stealing money from my wallet, it turned out to be the federal,commonwealth,county,ci ty, and school governments.

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