Are Ghosts Real???

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.166-7), Hamlet to Horatio

Sometimes we experience things which cannot be explained by mere science or our knowledge of the world as it is. These are the things which many of us like to ignore or consider as a delusion. I’ve never been a firm believer in such supernatural happenings but a recent incident made me to question my beliefs.

We have an ancestral home that belonged to my great-grandmother once. She died about twelve years ago leaving the house to one of my uncles. The house stayed abandoned for nearly a decade when a few months back he decided to finally sell the place. He found some buyers who bought the house and got it renovated before moving in.

Few weeks later my uncle got a call from the family saying that sometimes they saw an old woman in a white dress sitting in a far corner of their living room. She wouldn’t say anything or do anything, just sat there looking into nothingness. What actually amazed all of us was the fact that they had never seen or heard about my great-grandmother but the description they gave of the apparition they saw matched perfectly with her.

It was obvious she didn’t mean any harm but her sighting alone was scary for the new family. My uncle hypothesized that maybe her soul got restless after the renovation work since the living rom where she was seen used to be her bedroom once. The family got the house purified or something by a priest and now they claim that they don’t see her anymore.

I was shocked after I heard this story since I’ve never believed in the supernatural,  but now I don’t know what to believe in. Have you ever experienced something like this? Do you believe in ghosts? What is your take on the supernatural?