I was watching the show “Ghost Hunters” just because they were doing a place I visited the old Missouri Penetentiary. Of course they found some suspicous stuff (as well as finding EMF by a fusebox!), but they told the guy in charge, the former assistant warden who led the tour I was on, that there were definate paranormal activity but they didn’t seem particularly evil.
On other episodes of the show, do they say "My god, you have a very evil spirit, you’d better move away // burn the place down // call a priest in for an excorcism. How would they tell if it was evil spirit or good spirit, and if there were evil spirits, wouldn’t an old prison, complete with an execution chamber, be a logical place for them to haunt, instead of good / neutral spirits being there?
I know Stephen King was writing fiction, but might he have been on to something with the idea that building absorb good and bad stuff that has gone on, then reradiate them that sensitive individuals perceive as hanutings. Ever gone into a place and felt it was a “good” or “bad” place. Or maybe even the different feel an old building has as opposed to a new building, it’s aura, is part of this. Or is the aura completely just the result of our visual senses and nothing supernatural about it.
Why is it that most hauntings are interesting / old places, as opposed to a random office building or strip mall?
Can you reconcile the traditional concept of ghosts with biblical christianity. Maybe hauntings are angels and demons interacting with our world, but couldn’t the view that they are spirits of dead people be OK? Is there anything in the bible that says souls go immediately to heaven or hell, as opposed to sometimes sticking around a while and saying “boo”?