Do you believe in ghosts? is a frequently asked question. Most people do. Some will tell you why with a detailed description of the event that convinced them. It will be told with as much enthusiasm as warranted by the event. But others won’t. Why? It’s because the haunt is private. These kinds of haunts are exactly as labeled, private. I’ve experienced my fair share of paranormal events. One touched me so deeply that I will only tell a select few. It isn’t that I doubt the legitimacy of the event, it’s because it affected me in such a personal way that I’d rather keep it private.
I don’t know why the other side occasionally reaches out and touches us, but when it happens, the first reaction is disbelief. Did that just happen? Did I imagine it? Lots of disclaimers fill the mind. Without evidence, you know you don’t have a leg to stand on in proving what exactly happened. And if you do have evidence, it can most always be explained away by unlikely but wholly natural means.
So why are we affected so much by these encounters with the paranormal? Is it because we want to have answered the question we all ask what happens after we die? Maybe. I personally prefer it to be a surprise. Will the lady in white lead us to our answer? I doubt it. But the bumps in the night, the whispers caught, and footsteps heard, may just fuel our minds into answering the question for ourselves.