Basically... NO.. lol.. and that is coming from a person with a strong witch/pagan background for many years... lol.. You have to look at things in an open minded but critical fashion. All we need to know can and is found in nature, and in the higher functionings of abstract thought that come about from our cerebral cortex. Belief is simply that, a belief.. if one had doubts or questions about something, go full speed and learn and study until you feel you have found your own personal truth. I do suggest that there are many things that go on that defy what we would consider it "normal" but that doesn't give the mind to make an inconsistent, illogical jump into the members of society that thrive on the delusions of the "paranormal", vs. perfectly normal, just not understood and explained yet.
What is a ghost? Seriously.. when you watch an Alzheimer's patient deteriorate completely in front of you, you realize that all we thing we are is but an illusion. A energy that is freed from current manifest human form.. yes..as in the first law of thermodynamics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed within a given system. All energy simply transforms from one state of existence to another. I do suggest there are time echoes and ripples between the various dimensions, etc.. and there are a few cases where living beings carry on, past their lives, because of attachment or a thought that needs to be passed on.. have seen them and delivered the messages, but essentially they are not GHOSTS.
A ghost has no brain, no mind, no body, no thoughts, no eyes, no ears, no mouth...etc..without all of those amalgamations, there is no "I", or "you" to carry on.. just energy..
any way, those are my thoughts on the matter...
aaaaaaannnnndddddd Happy Samhain, ...pronounced sow-en
and called Halloween today, is the ending of the Celtic year. The Celtic new year actually begins at sunset on October 31. This ritual is known as Ancestor Night or Feast of the Dead. Because the veil between the worlds is thinnest on this night, it was and is considered an excellent time for divinations. Feasts are made in remembrance of dead ancestors and as an affirmation of continuing life. A time for settling problems, throwing out old ideas and influences. This is either celebrated October 31, or the first Full Moon in Scorpio.
It is considered the day and the night when the veil between the wolds seen and unseen are the thinnest. Origins of the Hallow'een Festival
The ancient Celtic (Irish/Scottish/Welsh) festival called Samhain is considered by most historians and scholars to be the predecessor of what is now Hallow'een. Samhain was the New Year's day of the pagan Celts. It was also the Day of the Dead, a time when it was believed that the souls of those who had died during the year were allowed access into the "land of the dead". Many traditional beliefs and customs associated with Samhain continue to be practiced today on the 31st of October. Most notable of these customs are the practice of leaving offerings of food and drink (now candy) to masked and costumed revelers, and the lighting of bonfires. Elements of this festival were incorporated into the Christian festival of All Hallow's Eve, or Hallow-Even, the night preceding All Saint's (Hallows') Day.
It is the glossing of the name Hallow- Even that has given us the name of Hallow'een. Until recent times in some parts of Europe, it was believed that on this night the dead walked amongst them, and that witches and warlocks flew in their midst. In preparation for this, bonfires were built to ward off these malevolent spirits.
By the 19th century, witches' pranks were replaced by children's tricks. The spirits of Samhain, once believed to be wild and powerful were now recognized as being evil. Devout Christians began rejecting this festival. They had discovered that the so-called gods, godesses, and other spiritual beings of the pagan religions, were diabolicaldeceptions. The spiritual forces that people experienced during this festival were indeed real, but they were manifestations of the devil who misled people toward the worship of false idols. Thus, they rejected the customs associated with Hallow'een, including all representations of ghosts, vampires, and human skeletons - symbols of the dead - and of the devil and other malevolent and evil creatures. It must also be noted that, to this day, many Satan-worshippers consider the evening of October 31st to be their most sacred. And many devout Christians today continue to distance themselves from this pagan festival.