Essay Writing about GHOSTS – DO THEY REALLY EXIST?


Stories and movies about these half-scary lives (ghosts) always thrill. Some private TV channels, including the educative and high-profile Discovery Channel also joined the fray, giving it a title, “A Haunting!”

Whether ghosts exist or not, the way they are projected in movies and TVs, is sheer exaggeration with the so-called chilling music building up tension. But science has no room for these hoaxes. And even the police never closed any case that a victim was mauled by this half life!

However, ghosts are of three kinds: Delusion, Illusion and Hallucination!

Delusion: Dictionary defines ‘delusion’ as a false belief. In other words, it is purely imaginary. That is seeing an object or a thing that does not practically exist! To throw some light on this, when a man is walking in a deserted road late night, he is bound to get some funny ideas about ghosts. The picture of a ghost in white robe or sari that he had seen before in movies and TVs would haunt him. He may even visualize what he had seen earlier on his way and that is one kind of a ghost theory!

Illusion: It means a deceptive appearance. When one walks in the fading light amidst a thicket, even a small rope lying on his way may appear to be a snake to him. This is because he had seen the snake before and knew what it would look like. On a closer look, he would find that it was not a snake. This is the second type of a ghost!

Hallucination: This is the third kind of a ghost. It refers to ‘experiencing a seemingly real perception of something not actually present there!’ It also signifies that seeing or hearing something that is not really there because one is ill, or in an inebriated condition. Of all the countries in the world, majority of the people in the Great Britain believe this yarn. The next in the list is, America!

So, ghosts are hoaxes! Knowing the weakness of the gullible, the so-called educative media are cashing in on it! And so do the exorcists.