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Here’s an interesting (and geeky) study about how we perceive time, and it may affect ghost hunting.
Studies show that time seems to go faster (and faster, and faster) as we get older.
Could that affect how we understand ghosts?
Here’s the article that made me question this: Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age. (Warning: The article is long, sometimes technical, and loaded with ads.)
That’s intriguing from a quantum viewpoint, of course. It’s even more thought-provoking in a ghost hunting context.
Let’s say it’s true that – as the article says – “the years seem to fly by the older we get.”
Does that pace continue to speed up, even after the person has passed?
Does a spirit that’s, technically, a 150-year-old entity, perceive events from 80 years ago (or more) as “just the other day?”
Is that one reason why some ghostly energy may linger here?
Is it because the spirit truly thinks they died (or just fell ill, or had that accident) yesterday, and – somehow — they can resume their lives with just a minor fix, cure, or tweak?
Would that also explain why so many seem baffled by how different our current world is?
Perhaps they think what they’ve landed in is just a dream, and — in a few hours — they’ll wake up and life will be back to normal again.
It’s an interesting thought, and one we should probably consider when we’re in contact with what seem to be ghosts.
Their sense of time — how much has passed since the “yesterday” when they were alive — may be very different from ours.