Visits from the Afterlife: The Truth About Hauntings, Spirits, and Reunions with Lost Loved Ones by Sylvia BrowneSylvia Browne showed us how to get in touch with departed loved ones in The Other Side and Back and Life on The Other Side, her classic books on the afterlife. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author opens another portal to the world filled with ghosts and spirits in an astonishing and inspirational book that will resonate with readers everywhere.
In Visits from the Afterlife, Browne journeys even deeper into The Other Side. With her trademark sixth sense, detailing stirring true encounters, she describes visitations with ghosts, in-transition spirits, and other troubled souls seeking peace and closure. She travels to locations as diverse as haunted homes and ships possessed by the otherworldly forces who walk their deserted decks. Through these spiritual visits, she explains the reasons behind many of the worlds most bizarre and mysterious hauntings. And she shares her own personal, face-to-face experiences with these inexplicable phenomena.
Informed by Brownes authentic insiders view, this is an unprecedented glimpse into these other dimensions. From surprising revelations about the spirit world to moving reunions with those who have moved on, Visits from the Afterlife once again illustrates their profound and eternal influence on our earthly lives.
Ghosts: Is It Real? - National Geographic
A surprising number of people believe in ghosts. A survey by Chapman University found that 52 percent of Americans believe places can be haunted by spirits, an increase of approximately 11 percent since An earlier UK survey found that 52 percent of participants believed in the supernatural.
6 Scientific Explanations for Ghosts
Since the dawn of mankind, people have claimed to have been visited by ghosts, spirits and demons. Coincidentally, the majority of people will say that their paranormal experience had occurred in the dead of night. Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths University, Alice Gregory, believes there are several ways in which sleep disruption can be confused with ghouls. One of the ways is through sleep paralysis — when you reach the deep sleep state, or REM state, where you become paralysed as to not act out your dreams. However, around eight percent of people retain some form of consciousness when they are in an REM state so it seems as if their dreams are transferred into real life and it could be misinterpreted as seeing people and things which are not actually there. Another possible explanation is something called exploding head syndrome where a loud bang is heard while you are drifting off, but there is no explanation for it.
Before you answer, take a look at what researchers have found as to why people believe in ghosts. And when it comes to inexplicable, mysterious happenings, the only logical explanation is often the presence of something supernatural. This is actually a common belief among many cultures and religions. This belief gives many people comfort when they lose a loved one or are faced with their own mortality. So for those who believe in the afterlife and previous ones , it only makes sense that there are spirits lingering around. In the same way people are drawn to scary movies and terrifying roller coasters, believing that there are spirits of the dead looming around is just plain thrilling. On the contrary, hunters believe ghosts are simply lost souls, searching for closure or are trapped and are trying to cross over to the afterlife.
If you believe in ghosts, you're not alone. Cultures all around the world believe in spirits that survive death to live in another realm. The idea that the dead remain with us in spirit is an ancient one, appearing in countless stories, from the Bible to "Macbeth. Belief in ghosts is part of a larger web of related paranormal beliefs, including near-death experience, life after death, and spirit communication. The belief offers many people comfort — who doesn't want to believe that our beloved but deceased family members aren't looking out for us, or with us in our times of need?