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The Truth Behind Seeing Ghosts - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Science & Tech  (tags: concept, energy, environment, ghosts, humans, investigation, radio waves, science, scientists )

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A short radio explanation about ghosts. Very interesting.

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Kit B (276)
Friday October 18, 2013, 11:00 am
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Are you seeing ghosts, or is your eye just hearing things?

Ease your fears as Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio, describes Vic Tandy's experiments in a “haunted lab” at Coventry University that revealed the effects of infrasound and the spooky effects it can have on your visual perception.

This is a very short "listen". Just go to Visit Site and put this URL in the search bar or put the link in your own

If you like this track, be sure to check out the full StarTalk Radio episode “Spooky Science” at

Aileen P (40)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:48 pm
Thank you.

JL A (281)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:45 pm
I didn't find anything resembling this via site link and only 47 minute option came up with I used the url provided--have to save for later!

Kit B (276)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:26 pm


Jill P (64)
Friday October 18, 2013, 7:21 pm
OK At the risk of sounding nuts, I don't care what anyone says. I know there are ghosts. Seen it. Didn't want to see it. No sub frequency. It was in full plain view and kept showing up. Firiend saw her too and described her to me exactly. So...
I think there are too many extremes that get attention. These ghost busters using high tech that means nothing. Then the skeptics who do their best to make sure it isn't real.
I'm skeptical but know sometimes there really is a ghost.

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:50 am
Noted, thanks.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:55 am
Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth Reynolds (60)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:05 am
NDGT! Always great to listen to him, his NOVA specialsnare my favorites, but I will listen to him anytime. His Facebook person page and 'Tysonisms' pages are two of my faves!

Arielle S (313)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:30 am
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." So said Shakespeare and I agree with him....very easy to be skeptical until experience makes you a believer.

Vivian B (169)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:33 pm
I don't care who says it, also. When you see it, you will believe! I have the utmost respect for NDGT, but when I was younger, I was in a house that was so haunted, we couldn't keep the apartments rented! There were so many sounds and sightings that we ended up selling the property and it was demolished. The piano played by itself. There were footsteps upstairs in an apartment that was TOTALLY locked up . And there was no way to get up there. And there were people talking. My sister, her husband, his brother, me and other people that saw a person when there was no one there! So until you see, you doubt. But when you DO see, you will know.

Kit B (276)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:40 pm

Some things really a product of the mind over matter. Noise as Neil Degrasse Tyson explains is one way our minds are tricked, others are within the need or desire to see things. I have "seen" things. I have studied enough science to understand that those things were not real but something I wanted to see and my mind allowed that. Other times we see what we fear, those images will seem very real, though they are not real.

Roger G (154)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:10 pm
noted, thanks

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:52 pm
Fascinating and intriguing. I am sure that there are ghosts. I know someone who is fundamentalist and he says that there is no such thing as ghosts that in reality they are all demons. Of course he see demons under every tree and threw away his tarot cards when some fundamentalist site told him they were the tools of demons as are of all things, horoscopes. Whatever, but I think that there are all sorts of things that can go on, so I can't say that there is no such thing as ghosts.

James Travers (6)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:50 pm
I have a lot of admiration for Neil Tyson but he's mistaken about this. Like Jill P, I have seen a spirit. Very clearly and unmistakably. And it scared the .... out of me as I was only about 13 at the time. But I pulled my blankets over my head and eventually looked again and she was still sitting there. And this is the clincher... Then she turned her head, looked directly at me and smiled.
There is no possible way that was a trick of light and trust me, I was so scared that I wasn't still sleeping.

Rebecca D (30)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:11 am
ghosts are real

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:19 am
Such topic is still ever-green

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:12 am
When I had just moved into my first apartment that was all mine and not sharing with a roommate I saw a Spirit in the long dark Victorian dresses that people use to wear, she said, "fire, get out." I thought my mind had played a trick on me and that it was shadowing and tricks from the window lightening.

Then about 8 months later she appeared again and said the same thing to me, "fire, get out." 3 weeks later an arsonist set the building on fire and I'm the only one who made it out alive. I feel it wasn't my time to leave the Earth Walk and the Spirit warned me twice to leave, however I was still spared. It was listed on the fire logs it was a miracle I did.

What is my lesson: If I see a Spirit and it tells me to leave.......I LEAVE!

Dmitry Nikiforov (222)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:04 am
Thank you!

Jill P (64)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:41 pm
Same thing with me James Travers. I have seen many ghosts but many were quick sightings so I stayed skeptical. but there was one in plain view. she turned and smiled at me as well. I was about 18, 19. I was camping in the Smoky mountains. i saw her on a trail. She wore old clothing. She went through me...several times. I was so scared I closed my eyes and asked her to leave. When I opened them she was gone. I regretted it ever since.
Dandelion, you are lucky, yours spoke to you and warned you. Mine were just of which was my cat, years ago, who had just passed away. My mother saw her several times as well. We never mentioned it to anyone because we thought we were nuts. Years later I brought it up and found out my mom saw her too. We both saw her several times for a couple months before she left.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:07 am
Ghosts are real but sometimes they're not really ghosts.
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