Why Some People See Spirits and Others Do Not?

A very common question people ask is why do some people see spirits or ghosts but others do not. I thought I had already answered this here The Occult Blogger however after scouring the blog I have found that there no specific post on the topic, rather there is hints on what my point is on the subject rather than actually answering the question. This is my full assessment on the question..

The human mind and spirit really is amazing, in order to function fully as to what a normal a human is taught from a very early age that what is real and what is not.. This is true in most cultures however in this post i will touch on western culture in focus as within a western culture unless we can touch feel or see we are conditioned early that whatever we experience is NOT real. This is perceived on almost all levels including those that believe in religion, unless you are in the belief of what your parents or those around believe then it simply is not true to a highly conditioned mind. However to those that are conditioned early into these beliefs it does not matter to what extent, belief can make all sorts of realities that to others are very blind?

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Basic Image above illustrating how three controls in life limit spiritual growth.

Do you often wonder why those that believe in God or Jesus have visions of Jesus or God..? Or that those that believe in Buddha have visions or experiences of that particular belief. While that does not mean what they are experiencing is wrong, it simply means that conditioning aligned them to some degree to that experience. You see the beauty of spiritual experience is that is always happening, it is just that we blind ourselves to what really is going on.. By believing in something it makes it more likely that we will have some type of experience many times in our life. Now here is the crutch of the whole concept of this is that all these experiences are given because you are opening yourself to them and excepting with the mind that within your understanding they are okay by normal human standards. Thus a christian seeing Jesus or a Buddhist seeing Buddha they all are having there own experiences that they see to be what they can handle with the way there mind is set up or to some what there spirit can handle also. So this means in essence whatever you see or have an experience with is more so a door to what you can open inside yourself. A spiritual door. Basically un-tapping the Occult aspect of yourself, the unknown. Meditation being a perfect example of opening higher levels of consciousness.

So in reality it does not matter if you see Jesus or Buddha or a simple white light, neither religion or experience is the one true religion, instead it is a door opening to parts of you and for the mind to handle that door being opened in which the mind likes to put images to these experiences. I hope that makes sense. This means that all these experiences are real, do not get me wrong, what i am referring to is the experience of the image that is seen during these experiences is that what you feel you can handle.

Okay so now that i have covered that concept, you are probably wondering on the question at hand, why do some people see spirits or ghosts, well this totally correlates to this topic, if you allow your conditioning to be broken down then that allows you to see things that are generally hidden by what the mind can handle. That goes with all types of spirits, this does not mean that we all want to go and un-condition ourselves or that it is easy to do, do not get me wrong, over 90% of us would hate to be able to have this experience or have this gift. It is not fun and like most that have it, they feel like it is something that is more distracting than beneficial.

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So after breaking all this down, we get down to the basics, the main reason some people do not spirits is that there own mind and spirit does not believe based on early conditioning and two that they are afraid mentally to believe. That is okay, the mind will protect those that are, it has defenses, so we can get on with our lives. However to some others who are born with it or thrown away old conditioning it leaves them open more so to what is really there, if they choose to pursue it that is.

In a way it is like a little kid before any major conditioning, they can have myriads of experiences with spirits or ghosts and as they grow up these types of experiences fad with belief and mental conditioning.

Okay so that is it with that topic, if you have questions on this topic further then shoot your questions below, if not do not forget to subscribe or browse our site..

34 thoughts on “Why Some People See Spirits and Others Do Not?

  1. If this was true it would mean that if a deity decideed to come bursting through the sky to judge humanity all of the atheists would be completely oblivious to it. They wouldn’t believe it so they wouldn’t seee it.

    Why do you consider this a more likely possibility than the reverse: that people who see spirits are so keen to believe that they mistake perfectly ordinary phenomena for apparitions? Considering the wealth of docuimentary evidence supporting similar effects within the mind this seems almost certain to be true. Why do you dismiss this without even a mention?

    • Hey Chris,
      If you are referring to the mind dying creating this experience alone, well that could be possible however there are many elements towards my theory. And many correlations from peoples experiences that say otherwise. There is always a common story. While the mind i am sure is amazing, these stories are usually described as more vivid an experience in comparison to the mind simply dying and creating a hallucination. In fact it has been documented that this experience is common in those with perfect minds. Those that are simply dying for another reason ( could be anything ) and where the mind should not play such a big role of say hallucination. Because of all the correlations and testimonies on the subject it gives it much more support.

      • “many correlations from peoples experiences that say otherwise”

        100,000 Portuguese people swore that they saw the sun crash down out of the sky at Fatima. This is part of why psychologists have spent the last seven decades showing up just how unreliable our testimony is. Look up Solomon Asch’s conformity experiments and you’ll immediately see why correlative accounts don’t hold as much sway as you think they do.

        ” these stories are usually described as more vivid an experience in comparison to the mind simply dying and creating a hallucination”

        That’s not how our minds work. You don’t get to point to a more subjectively-vivid experience and insist that this gives it additional weight, because that’s fallacious.

        “Because of all the correlations and testimonies on the subject it gives it much more support.”

        Dead wrong, pun intended. Correlative testimony is only ever valid wen there is some form of objective corroboration, such as forensic data/physical evidence.

        For example, you once mentioned an experience of your own, in which objects would go “missing” from around your home. Had you captured these objects being moved by an unseen force on video, you would have instantly garnered objective corroboration for your testimony. As it stands, you have nothing but your own malleable memories. The aforementioned psychological research instantly calls that “evidence” into question, and the null hypothesis is that it is incorrect until proven otherwise.

        ” this post subject is about spiritual doors and what the mind and spirit can handle in order to have a spiritual experience. ”

        And I’m pointing out that this is not a question of the physical world, but of psychology and sociology. It is a cognitive effect, not a physical one.

        “If the person has been subjected to a situation where the concepts are thrown on them of ghosts or dragons or basically anything this can play tricks in the mind, i do not disagree. That is mind tricks only. However that does not mean every time someone sees a spirit or ghost that it is because of mind tricks. ”

        Until there is some evidence that the causal factors are different, that is precisely what it means. We have verified, proven evidence that such paranormal activities are produced psychologically and have no real, physical presence. We also have NO evidence that some examples of that activity DO have a physical presence. You are asking people to allow the speculation of this paranormal activity to be considered a viable physical effect, despite you having no evidence that it is real, and despite having plenty of evidence that it is nothing more than a psychological effect.

    • Hey Chris again,

      I wanted to add that, this post subject is about spiritual doors and what the mind and spirit can handle in order to have a spiritual experience.

      If the person has been subjected to a situation where the concepts are thrown on them of ghosts or dragons or basically anything this can play tricks in the mind, i do not disagree. That is mind tricks only. However that does not mean every time someone sees a spirit or ghost that it is because of mind tricks. Many people have experiences whether they are subjected to it as a thought or not.

    • Because it doesn’t work that way. Contrary to popular belief, those who believe in the Paranormal aren’t crazy. Or foolish enough to mistake perfectly normal events as supernatural phenomena.

      And neither do they pretend , some may but all of them aren’t crazy or have brain injuries. You’re being horrible. Just because it doesn’t fit in with your world view Chris, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

      • “Contrary to popular belief, those who believe in the Paranormal aren’t crazy. Or foolish enough to mistake perfectly normal events as supernatural phenomena. ”

        Yes, they are. Simple noises are mistaken for ghostly-originating effects; missing items are attributed to poltergeists, rather than forgetfulness; odd camera/lighting effects are ascribed to “orbs” rather than simple things, like inconvenient insects or dust.

        Ever heard of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima? Up to 100,000 people all mistook simple visual hallucinations and conformity bias for the disastrous collapse of the sun. These people, many of whom had been compelled to stare directly at the sun, were merely disoriented, partially-blinded, and coerced into thinking they saw what they later claimed to have seen. They mistook a perfectly normal event for a paranormal/supernatural one.

        “You’re being horrible”

        You’re just saying that in lieu of a rational argument. You’re trying to insult me because you don’t have a logical response to the effects mentioned, like psychological biases.

        “Just because it doesn’t fit in with your world view Chris, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.”

        And just because it DOES fit yours doesn’t mean that it DOES exist.

        Now that we have that straw man out of the way, do you have any OBJECTIVE physical evidence that this stuff is real? Or, to put it another way, is all of the data you can find in support of these effects entirely dependent on malleable, unreliable human testimony?

    • I totally understand, I’ve seen, heard etc spirits from my very first memories and hated it too but it sent me on my spiritual search (in my teens) to try and understand. All I can say is that for me it became a blessing in disguise and after MANY years of searching and putting together the jigsaw puzzle I found my pathway and my mentor and for that I’m thankful.

      • I have seen two things. The things I have I believe relatives just wanted to inform me on situations that were occuring. I am not afraid when I see the things.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I totally agree with you b/c I’ve been having my ghostly and spiritual encounters from the age of 8 yrs old.. It is an amazing and intriguing phenomena 🙂 <3

  3. Recently I installed video surveillance cameras in my house and one day at work I happen to flip to the view within my browser. Saw my wife walk from the kitchen and back into the bedroom but then strangely after she was out of site I saw a white light moving very rapidly off the walls and floor in different spots. It didn’t last long; maybe one minute or so and that was it. I actually have this recorded. It was about 7:00AM and there wasn’t any sunlight at my home at this time, so there’s no way light from the outside of the house would’ve reflected on areas in the hall where I saw it. If anyone knows where I can send this video to please let me know. I am very curious about this. I’m not afraid in the least. I cannot logically explain to myself what this is.
    Thanks, sincerely,
    Spencer M.

  4. I have been having these experiences of seeing and feeling spirits near me, I have been experiencing this since i was a little girl, and I am 18, but i am confused why I am having this, was I blessed with this to do something with it or what? Any answers would be very helpful.

    • Hey Nikki,
      Thanks for the comment, a lot of people who have this gift usually end up having to except it. One of my friends who is a psychic is much the same, she sees spirits a lot. My friend does readings for people for a living so that is what I mean by excepting.

      What I suggest you do though, is try not to get upset about it, it will not help, instead start meditating regularly which will give you more control of yourself, plus it will attract the right conscious tuning as well.

      • As for myself I can say I’ve been seeing
        Talking and feeling since I was four
        As I grew I learned to hate it
        The visions omg those are the worst and I learned that when I was given a vision it was to prepare me to help prepare who ever it was meant for
        My first vision was that of my brother
        Then of my own son
        And my father as well as many many other people
        I tune it off an when I do I’m not myself

  5. I tend to feel some one touch on my shoulder I don’t always jump when this happens I smile because only family have ever been in this house since the 1900’s .. I seen a lil boy cry at my door way n from time to time a large lady turns the lights off at the switch I don’t get scared I just thank her.. Also hear ppl n my daughter just sit there looking up at something or someone n giggle I embrace these spirits or how ever you choose to name them but my sisters (6) never hear see or feel any of this n call me crazy but it’s ok cause I know they are there n I’m never alone

    • Hey Angelina,
      Thanks for the share, many find it hard to accept that they see spirits ( when sensitive ) so hearing from you that you have accepted that it happens sometimes is a much different positive perspective to share.


    • Hey Brenda,
      Thanks for the comment. Some people get tuned into this more as they get older and there brain is changing. It is good to hear she is alert as well.
      Of course make sure to let her doctor know as well, just in case.. 😉

  7. I been seeing shit sence I was a lil boy ive had dreams were antities are tryn to get me like they always mess with me like they want me to know that there there or sum I need answers please

  8. I have been seeing things since I was really really little. Most people say its because I went through the spirit veil before I came out of the womb. My aunt and great grandma say I need to use it in a beneficial way rather than have it become a distraction. We need to make a group or find a group for everyone to join whom is different. My aunt also said I should keep my gifts to myself because people will think I’m mad. My mother already doesn’t and never will, believe me. Ever since I was little. My mom and aunt were using the oujia board and a ghost said I was special. Then something happened and she is afraid of me I think.

  9. I am a senior in high school. in english we are writing an analytic essay paper. Do you think I can find enough information for why do some people see and believe in ghosts and others don’t?

    • That’s a psychological/sociological topic, so you should probably check that it’s within the criteria for your allowed subject matter.

      For an analysis of language, you’d probably be better off looking at how these supposedly-spiritual experiences are described by those who claim to experience them.

  10. So I just beat cancer and I had been catching glimpses of spirits through the whole process and now spirits seem to be around me quite a bit a specific spirit comes and sits at the end of my bed each night, any theories?

    • Judging by the fact that you mentioned them sitting on the end of your bed, this happens when you are either close to falling asleep or having just woken up. This is a perfect example of hypnogogia – hypnogogic and hypnopompic imagery.

      Put simply, this is a side effect of the way our brains prevent us from acting out our dreams, resulting in some bizarre effects. This psychological effect actually explain the overwhelming majority of “ghost” sightings. It’s a fascinating subject, and one that’ll make your experiences all the more intriguing, especially when you know why you’re seeing them.

      Try tracking down a book called “Paranormality”, by Richard Wiseman. There’s a good introductory overview of this effect therein.

  11. Hey Timon,

    I would like to ask about your belief system… are you a Christian, meaning do you believe Jesus Christ is God?
    The reason I’m asking is because yes, I believe we can see spirits when they want to appear before us but those spirits you see is definitely not off the dead. Once a man dies, then that’s it, his spirit doesn’t wander around in the world looking to visit his family etc…. What humans usually encounter is the demons/fallen angels that appear in a form of someone especially the deceased ones in the family to confuse the living one. Hebrews 9:27: And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

  12. i see ghoest and im sick of it. it hunts me day and night and i dont know what to do. is there any expert in this page that can help me to tell them to get out of my head and i agreed with what this article says. ONCE YOU OPEN THAT DOOR IS HARD TO CLOSE IT. it’s been a year and it has traumatize me from top to bottom. no recommended for anyone to experience. D

    • This is going to sound harsh and insulting, but it’s not intended that way: seek medical help. “Ghosts” are a psychological effect, with most of them being directly attributed to a combination of hypnopompic and hypnagogic hallucinations and simple confirmation bias.

      In isolation, this is harmless, but if it’s causing you physical, psychological or emotional distress then you need some treatment for it.

  13. Christ J,
    Why are you even on this page? Just because you haven’t had any experiences or have the perceptive abilities some of us have doesn’t mean you have to try and discredit things that don’t align with your viewpoint. Btw, I’m not going to get into a back and forth battle between this. You are free to believe whatever you think is “real” but just know, science is always changing its mind and you will always Try to rationalize through science, viewpoints that support your current beliefs.

    • I say it’s healthy to have criticism, a separate point of view is healthy in this case. The reason I say that is because not all paranormal experiences are “actual” experiences. There is an overwhelming amount of people out there who are claiming to have experiences when what they need to do is not focus on them and fix the issue that is causing their own brain to malfunction in seeing spirits that those who are gifted even say aren’t there.

      I myself do not see spirits, and truthfully do not believe in them. I am here only because I am open to the concept and will do research from time to time.

      So it may seem like heckling, but a spyware opinion is helpful in any situation. You just have to see it for what it is and use it to filter out or hone what your own opinion is.

  14. I personally think you’re answer is complete and utter bull crap because I never went on anyone else’s believes in spirits.l know they are real because sense l was little i saw and heard spirits that were actually real people at one time before l even knew who they were until l looked them up on the internet.it’s either this is just a coincidence or this is prof that spirits actually exist.

  15. I have a picture unedited, that displays a facial impression that would be left behind after placing your face up against a glass window. This face shows every wrinkle and part of the face. It also shows the face wearing sunglasses and you can see the eyeball and pupil behind the sunglasses in this glass window imprint. It is impossible to be done by real world standards. I have never heard anything of it’s kind on the web and I’m wondering if this would be physical evidence?

  16. I think some us are born with this gift and other’s are not. I believe some can see spirit and that is part of their soul contact. My gift is helping people come to peace with their spiritual gifts, mediumship or other. I had this experience meditating with a friend where she was getting information from a spirit to pass on and I was in this zen place. I literally don’t believe I can pick up on this frequency even if I try, it is not my gift or what I’m here to do. I’m unsure if everyone can see spirit maybe if I held the intention I could learn? It is not a fear thing it is a ‘not my gift’ thing (even though my mum is able to see spirit). All I know is if you’ve got this gift you have it for a reason, to help people and souls get their message to them.

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