• Question: Is there any scientific proof that ghosts exist and do you believe that they do?

    Asked by K8lyn to Barbara, Matt, Ravinder, Sophie, Tristan on 13 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Matthew Moore

      Matthew Moore answered on 13 Mar 2015:

      No, there’s no evidence that ghosts exist! (Thankfully).

      For this reason I don’t believe they exist and the fundamental concept of ghosts, a persons personality continuing in an earthly but not physical form certainly contradicts biology and cognitive neuroscience.

      There have actually been a series of creeped out scientific researchers that have felt that something or someone is there when working late in the laboratory to find that the source of their anxiety is inaudible low frequency sound waves from some equipment!

      Making them feel funny. As in Scooby Doo, there is always a better explanation!

    • Photo: Barbara Shih

      Barbara Shih answered on 15 Mar 2015:

      I am not aware of any scientific proof for ghosts. I don’t believe in the whole malicious/evil ghost thing- why would some people turn into ghost and not others and why would they want to harm people? Also, if everyone turn into ghost, do all animals turn into ghosts too? How about plants and bacteria? Wouldn’t they run out of space? Maybe the whole thing is just beyond my understanding.

      In any case, I do not believe they exist.