Thanks for making this. I was just throwing all of my paranormal crap into the religion thread.
You know, surprisingly, I've never really even considered why that kind of stuff happens. I just know, but never supported what I believe with actual reasons as to why. I think that the spiritual universe is very complex....I think it depends on the death. We've heard of stories of children dying in burning churches and you hear their voices as if they're not dead, or they don't know that they are. But why can't they 'move on' but a friend, around the same age, who died in a car accident isn't 'stuck' with the same predicament. Then there's the case like the one I posted on the Religion thread where it's a spirit who was tormented in their mortal life and taking it out on those who are mortal, for the hell of it. There are also the spirits who have moved on, but keep with the choice of visiting the mortal world every now and then to check on loved ones, yadda yadda.
What I've always wondered, is through the years of psychics and clairvoyants being able to talk to the dead, how come none of the spirits they have spoken to have spoken about the after life, what it is, or what is the correct answer to all of our speculation. The only thing close to that is spirits saying "they're happy where they are" which could suggest Heaven, or suggest that there is a plane not of ours where this spirit has been sent. I just find it very curious how there hasn't been one spirit to say "God exists, Jesus is not the son of God, Satan exists, Hell is our neighbor," and blah blah. Not once have I heard that type of story. There must be some sort of bond-like contract one goes through once you become a spirit that you aren't allowed to speak of the after life or something. What other explanation is there?
While I'm a firm believer in proof before acceptance....I think with the hauntings, visual proof is legitimate aswell. Some things you just can't explain scientifically like the things that took place at the Amity Ville Horror, or in Key West.