Paranormal Unexplained

Are Ghosts Information Patterns?

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The idea of the spirit realm is not new. In fact, it’s one of the defining concepts in the collective imagination of our species. The earliest humans grappled with the idea of a spirit world. Philosophers like Descartes contemplated the divisions of the material world and the world of the mind.

We are ‘haunted’ by the idea of our own mortality. Over the years we’ve struggled with the possibility that those who have died before us are not completely gone, that part of them lives on in some kind of supernatural dimension that spills over into our everyday lived reality.

There is a concept of ghosts that takes a more scientific but no less spooky approach. It centers around the idea of energy and information. To be sure, the physical universe—everything from galactic formation to organic intelligence—is constructed of energy and patterns of information. Underneath the velour of the macroscopic world the matrix of our reality is comprised of constantly shifting quantum particles, intertwined dimensions, and amplitude distributions the true nature of which is hardly understood. After all, over 90% of our universe is comprised of “dark energy” and “dark matter” and physicists readily admit they have no idea what it is.

dark matter and dark energy make up 95% of the universe

Let us consider for a minute the research that has been conducted in the last couple decades regarding the role of consciousness in the physical universe. Pioneering groups such as PEAR (Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research) and the Global Consciousness Project have been working to prove that consciousness has a physical impact on the world around us, that it can in fact influence random systems. Many of the researchers involved in these projects say the data collected shows nothing less than powerfully comprehensive evidence that mind does affect matter, albeit in small, sometimes marginal ways. By small they mean we can’t crunch cars, fly, and telekinetically control the world, like the recent film Chronicle would suggest. However, the research shows there is a strong likelihood that mind, matter, and energy are interconnected and affect one another.


ghost of airman Freddy Jackson who died two days earlier

Freddy Jackson (left BG) died two days earlier

Let’s take this conversation and embed it within the context of death, the supposed permanent erasure of our consciousness from the fabric of the universe. Let’s say the PEAR researchers are right, and the human mind affects the information of the physical world around it. If our consciousness affects matter, it stands to reason that our subjective state of mind would be a factor in the nature of the affectation. We already know that death is a tremendously powerful physiological process. Could it be that people who suffer extremely unpleasant deaths, or die under extreme physical and psychological duress, could leave behind traces of that information which remains in the general flow of energy?

Perhaps paranormal visitations and hauntings are real and represent interactions with poorly understood remnants of human energy. Are ghosts information patterns? Are the tools and gadgets wielded by ghost hunters just scratching the surface…

Since I have no clue as to the answer, I will simply pose the question. Don’t haunt the messenger.

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  • Justin Thorne

    Just found this website. Very good theories here. I’ve been thinking a lot of about these things lately and educating myself as much as possible on quantum physics as well as current consciousness studies and found myself coming to a similar conclusion. This is also based on personal experiences. A long time ago I had my life flash before my eyes. I’ve always heard the expression but until it happened I could never really imagine what it was like. I narrowly avoided a car accident but in anticipation of the accident reality shut down and literally hundreds of memories came flooding into my mind at once. It was like my brain anticipated death and had some involuntary reaction to it. I still don’t know how I avoided the accident and sometimes I wonder if in another dimension I didn’t avoid it. And the feeling of seeing all these memories come sweeping in a replacing my vision is difficult to articulate accurately what it was like. But it still makes me think about how in some way I was able to relive all those memories in the span of a few seconds. And started thinking of your consciousness being the information stored throughout your life, and even though you may die and time may move on, your consciousness might still exist in space, just no longer in time. Of course just like dreaming, it would be in a different state than now, and who knows what that state would be like, probably impossible to even imagine. And when we interact with “ghosts” are we really just getting snippets of peoples consciousness phasing back into our time? To make this even more interesting, or perhaps to make myself sound more crazy. I believe I have even photographed a “ghost” of myself from the future. About 15 years ago when looking at photos I saw a faint face in a television. I scanned it to my computer and lightened it up and was shocked when I saw a face similar to mine. I was 100 percent sure it was my eyes. I didn’t know what to make of it. It couldn’t have actually been me because at that time I was wearing a hat, this face clearly wasn’t. It also appeared to be more heavy set and the facial hair was different, and the face was bald or balding. I couldn’t make sense of it. I wondered if maybe it was a distant relative of mine from the past looking in on me. I had kind of filed it away to the back of my mind. Now fast forward 15 years and one night I was looking in the mirror and got hit with instant Deja Vu. Like I had seen that exact reflection of myself before at that exact angle. I struggled to remember when finally it popped into my head, the television picture! It took me forever to dig through my photos and find it again and sure enough when I did it more closely resembles me now. Does this mean I’m going to die soon? LOL well hopefully not because it still doesnt exactly line up, Im not quite as bald as the television face. But now I can see how me 15 years ago couldn’t quite recognize the face as my own whereas me aged 15 years can see the similarities more easily. But it boggles my mind to think that possibly somehow a future me was looking in on a younger me, and adds to me belief of consciousness existing outside of time. I have my own theory website, I focus mainly on EVP but plan on presenting a lot of theory and just ghost stories in general as well.

    • Jaynice Maree Lace

      Fascinated by your story – I have had a few experiences with consciousness too – ..
      I am looking into your webpage in the hope of more.