Friday, July 17, 2009

spectrophobia

Ghosts scare. That's their job description. And some people like to feel that scare. I am not one of them. But I did watch horror TV shows and horror movies and enjoyed them. But left alone at some place, especially at night scared the hell out of me. I didn't move from where I sat and kept on wishing that someone may come so that I feel safe. Eventually someone did come and when I saw that someone (be it my parents, or the helper) coming, for a fraction of a second this thought crossed my mind that the person walking towards me was not real but a ghost in disguise, and that this ghost uses this disguise to reach near me and scare me efficiently.
Loneliness is said to scare humans the most. Ghost also attack/scare when a person is alone. Now a days I can survive alone, but sometimes those visions of ghosts seen on TV/movies in my childhood, or imagined by listening to stories or reading stories, pop in my mind during late lonely night, especially when I walk alone to the urinal. I used to feel, and once in a while still feel that some ghostly figure follows me, ready to attack/scare or even hurt. As a grown up, I can fight that feeling, ignore it, make it feel feeble in presence of other thoughts, but as a kid it scared me a lot.
Ghostbusters was an interesting concept, but do ghosts really exist? Or are those stories about Peepal tree and eerie noises at night merely one's fear due to guilt and ignorance?
Somebody I was talking to said that being scared during day when alone makes more sense because during day one can see everything around us. What do you think?!

6 comments:

Paradox said...

if you believe that God exists .. then so do the devils and ghosts :) .. you need to watch supernatural for further clarifications and knowledge... though it's only fictions.... but still some food for thought :D

smiling face said...

Well,the other day u told me that, people scare u...isn't it ??
Anyways, I think ignorance breeds fear, for example when we desperately need something then at the same time we also get fear what if that won't happen ? As far as Ghosts are concerned, it is just another name for a specific type of fear which comes due to lack of vision or inablility to see around.

Let me tell you there is a famous book from PUSTAK MAHAL publication about original ghost stories. There u can see few photographs of ghosts too.

U mentioned "Loneliness is said to scare humans the most.", but I don't agree, I 'll counter this with a saying whcih says..."Loneliness is a good place to visit but bad place to stay" , Depends how u defin loneliness I think.
I like 2 end this by a comment I read in "The monk who sold his ferrare" :-- There is always freedom, on the other side of fear"

Abhishek said...

@Paradox: You supernatural fan !!!
I think there might be some truth in it. :)
@smiling face: Yes, people scare me, but if they're stranger to me, or they're a crowd. :)

lifeizlikethat said...

Agree with paradox, for every +ve there sure must be a -ve to maintain a balance in the world. So, they may tell me as many times as they wish that it is all science, i wont refuse to believe that there are -ve powers which may harm you!!

Milana said...

Ghosts definitely exist but not like how they showcase them in movies. As long as we respect them, I dont think they will bother us. There are a lot of things we cannot see but doesn't mean they do not exist.

Anonymous said...

good points and the details are more precise than elsewhere, thanks.

- Thomas