Monday, January 6, 2014


Yesterday upon the stairs
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish I wish he'd go away

When I came home last night at three,
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn't see him there at all
by Hughes Mearns

Many people I know believe in ghost: of course most of them also believe in an imaginary man in the sky that controls the universe; a human that was (and is) a god; angles; Satan; a place called heaven; life after death; miracles; prayer - and the list could go on. 

I am a practical person.  I value logic and the ability to reason - and ideas that can move beyond the stink test (because someone tells me it is so.)

This is why I ain’t scared of no ghost


Don’t misread me: I love horror films and well written horror and fantasy novels.    I just don’t believe them.    I will stay up late at night to watch TV with zombies, werewolves, vampire and even the old 1950’s and 60’s B-movies.    I love a good horror book like the early Stephen King novels.   But again, I don’t believe them. 

As far as ghost are concerned: they don’t pass the stink test.   Beyond the twenty reasons I could list that ghost don’t exist the simplest and most profound is that you were born naked, clothes are a physical construct, and logic would insist that if ghost did exist they would appear without clothes. 

Now this could be scary! Can you imagine waking up and finding the naked ghost of your dead Uncle Fester Standing beside your bed and staring at you?



  1. You would believe in succubus demons from hell if you ever met my ex wife! ha ha ha ha ha good post!

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA! You're so funny sometimes. "The stink test" cracks me up.

  3. I thought this was the guy looking for self rather than a ghost? I'm so deep. ha, more like full of it.
    (Thinking of the Rodriguez video.)

  4. When I was a kid, people swore there was a spot on what is now the neighbor's driveway that was haunted. A man had committed suicide there in a particularly grotesque manner (he hung himself while sitting down) and people said they could hear him counting in Finnish. Once all the people who were old enough to remember the event died off themselves, no one ever mentioned the phenomenon again. I walked by that spot a couple times a day five days a week going to and from school and never heard a thing, but then I think I was born a skeptic.

  5. Having lost several important people last year, I really hope that ghosts exist. But unfortunately, I haven't encountered any.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."