Sightings of Dead People. By Josh Burrage. OCR Philosophy of Religion says:. Dr Deepak Chopra said that bodies are comprised of energy. When a person dies sometimes the energy field retains their image. This is what Dr Chopra thinks is a ghost, it is an individual's consciousness.
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By Josh Burrage
Dr Deepak Chopra said that bodies are comprised of energy. When a person dies sometimes the energy field retains their image. This is what Dr Chopra thinks is a ghost, it is an individual's consciousness.
Other people argue that ghosts are manifestations of dead people. With so many witnesses, they can’t be hallucinations.
Possible explanations for these sightings include:
Dr Deepak Chopra stated that bodies are comprised of energy. They appear solid but in fact, they are a mass of energy which, when a person dies can possibly retain the shape of the body for a fixed time period. The energy that remains is manifested by the individual’s consciousness into what he considers to be a ghost. This theory can be criticised in that some argue there is no evidence for the body being comprised of energy and a much more likely explanation is that people are being hoaxed into believing that they have seen ghosts when in reality, they have simply been tricked.
Sightings of dead people have a large weight of evidence behind them. The huge number of people that have seen them alone is a big suggestion that they are more than just lies, illusions or tricks of the mind. The New Testament further supports this through the experiences of Jesus and the miracle of Lazarus. Dr Deepak Chopra also supports the existence of ghosts and offers a vague scientific explanation.
However, there is no concrete proof behind the existence of ghosts or sightings of the dead. With the number of sightings and the existence of modern technology it seems extraordinary that no-one has considered to record or photograph such a phenomenon. Further to this, many people may misguide the truth to fulfil an attention seeking personality or to get media attention. Experiences in the past can be accounted for by the fact that water was not drinkable and therefore people were permanently intoxicated and may have had hallucinations as a result.