Think you know what a ghost is? Think again.

We all know what a ghost is, right?  Or should I say, we all know what a ghost is not?  It isn’t a solid, liquid, gas or even a plasma, at least not as we currently understand them.  It’s essence cannot be distilled into a test tube or mass spectrometer and analyzed.

Is there anything in our solid, 3-dimensional world that mimics or serves as an analog to ghosts?  Yes there is, and they’re called holograms.  Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the last three decades you’ve surely seen holograms.

In fact, they’re even used on credit cards and in other security applications.  In essence, a hologram is a three-dimensional photograph that is produced by using lasers in a very unique way and some of these incredible images bare a striking resemblance to ghosts in that they’re made of light, demonstrate parallax and yet have no mass or substance (as photons do not possess rest mass).

It’s pretty obvious that ghosts are holograms, the only question is what their source is.  A holographic image must be projected from a source material and of course illuminated by monochromatic light.

Isn’t it odd that our brain appears to function in many ways holographically, as does memory, our genetic information is equally distributed in all of our cells in a holographic fashion, space-time itself may operate holographically in order for us to psychically access the past, the future and things non-local to our bodies? Therefore, it’s really not that surprising to consider the possibility that our essence, soul, spirit, consciousness, etc., can display itself holographically to others under the right circumstances.

In my book Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown, I dedicate the entirety of chapter twelve “Brain Holograms: The Light Within” to exploring many of the various holographic aspects related to consciousness and the paranormal.

In historical parapsychology, there are three primary types of apparitions classified according to researcher/author G.N.M.Tyrrell in his 1969 book, Apparitions.

The first type is the telepathic apparition and as it’s name implies, the image one sees in these situations is purely within their own mind.

Then there is the crisis apparition, wherein the person appearing as an apparition is in a crisis like an accident, a war, or near-death situation, while the recipient or observer does not know of the crisis.

The last category is called a post-mortem apparition and accordingly, the person’s apparition being observed has been deceased for at least 48 hours, but the observer is unaware of said person’s death.

What if all of this, including us at every level, are merely holographic projections from the 4th dimension.  You know, the way three-dimensional objects cast two-dimensional shadows?  What if our sensory perceptions are not entirely what we think they are?

Think about this for one moment.  We do not perceive anything directly in our physical reality.  We do not see an object, photons either reflected from or emitted by an object enter our eye, our optic nerve and then the occipital region of our brain for processing.

When we hear, our ears are reacting to acoustic compression waves generated (which require an atmosphere) or reflected by something else.

When we smell, our noise is reacting to olfactory molecules in our localized environment that then send signals to our brain.

Touch is where sensory nerves on our body react to physical contact and pressure and alert our brains, while taste is where taste buds positioned on our tongue translate information from food we chew into data our brain can assimilate.

As we get older, many of these sensory mechanisms atrophy and our connection to the external, physical world is adjusted downward accordingly.  None of these sense scenarios are direct perception, they are all indirect, at best.

Then if we consider that our memories may not even be stored within our own brains (see Post “The Universe Within”), requiring us to access them remotely (non-locally), it should not be hard to conceive that most of our perceptual abilities are by their very nature, paranormal, whether we like to admit or not.  What do you think?

By Dr. Barry Taff

Dr. Barry Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, worked as a research associate at UCLAs former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978. During his 41-year career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,000 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, and he has conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition which led to the development of the original protocols and methodologies for what was later coined remote-viewing. He is the author of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below.

4 replies on “Think you know what a ghost is? Think again.”

Could it be we have been looking at a haunting backwards? Not a form of dis-incarnate consciousness, but a form of stored information perceived by the living in some anomalous way?

Lets say that is essentially the bare bones of what is happening… it begs the question of why it is occurring and what specifically is driving it.

Have you found any evidence or patterns in either the people or the environment where these non-poltergeist related apparitions have occurred? Anything that you might theorize to be a trigger for it? Or is it another confluence of events, where the right people are in the right environment and the right moment.

Very well stated Cory. Yes, what you’re suggesting here is exactly what appears to be at the root of all of this. From my own data over the last 46 years, there is a confluence of the local geomagnetic/electromagnetic environment that inductively couples with these very unique individuals and drives these events, as they’re mediated by the subconscious/unconscious of the people present.

One other question.. I’m not sure if you have found any correlation between this and the cryptid phenomenon, but I have noticed many of these mystery creatures also happen to accurately fit the descriptions of animals here on earth that went extinct roughly 4-15 million years ago:

Bigfoot/Saskquatch = Gigantopithecus
Thurderbirds = Argentavis Magnificens
Large Wolves = Dire Wolf

Several researchers have noted many bigfoot encounters have occurred in and around geomagnetic anomalies, and thunderbirds are said to “fly along” major storms.

Is it somehow possible we are also perceiving animals from a previous time, due to a similar confluence of events of certain people being within these geomagnetic anomaly sites?

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