Do you believe in ghosts? I’m sure everyone has heard this questions in some form or another in the life time. Most have probably read a book or watched movies that made them curious. What if that was real? What if things were really like that? I think most folks tend to side step it, because in truth, if we really did believe, it might be rather scary. Then again, it might not. The afterlife is a great unknown. Humans have always pondered and speculated upon it, and we always will or at least until there comes a time when undeniable proof can be obtained. I’d have to say “good luck” on that one.
Personally, I’m a skeptic. I tend toward believing the paranormal is, at best, blown completely out of proportion to what the reality is. However, it makes our world far more interesting if it’s true even to some degree. Deadworld has a significant paranormal element. It comes from the place of an afterlife existing. Ghosts are real in my story, and there is some place beyond our physical world that our spirits or souls go to when we die. I find the idea fascinating, beyond the religious elements of heaven and hell. What if moving on is not final? What if dying is merely a transitional state to something else? These are all very interesting questions for me.
But assume for a moment that ghosts do exist, and we have to then wonder, what does that mean? What exactly is a ghost? Where do they reside if we can’t normally see or interact with them? What does it mean if we can? In what ways does our interaction between the physical world the one beyond remain untapped? Deadworld and its follow up books dig into this. It makes for really fun storytelling in my opinion, and not always in a terrifying way.
Anyway, I love the subject, even if I am a skeptic. What are your thoughts? I want to know, especially if you’ve had any sort of paranormal encounter of your own.