and at great length, and I doubt that many regular forum users are unaware of my own view - which is that ghosts do not exist, and that so-called 'supernatural events' always have a logical explanation.
Another "event", we lived in a very old house in Cornwall. My son was only a toddler at the time but he would sometimes smile and crawl towards a corner of the room and sit there looking at the blank wall gurgling and smiling for minutes at a time. The dog would also sometimes get up and go over, wagging his tail (not always at the same time as my son). When some friends came to call, with a child the same age as my son, she also went to the corner, gurgling and smiling.
My wife and never felt anything untoward.
On a slightly different tack, also in Cornwall, there was a stretch of road which always gave my wife cold shivers when we went along it.
It got so bad that we would detour 5 miles because she felt so bad.
Turns out from local history that that was where they used to burn the witches!
I don't believe in them myself because it's never been conclusively proved, it might sound a bit contradictory but I'm willing to keep an open mind if anyone can prove to me conclusively these events happen them I'll happily change my mind, it hasn't happened in 58 years, yet.
As a non-practising Roman Catholic, I suppose that I should believe in them but I am a sceptic and so I don’t. Like the FE, I think that there is a logical explanation for them and, like octal, I am prepared to be convinced if anyone does come up with proof And yes on one occasion I did think that I had seen and even spoken to one but I still do not believe.
With me it's "I'll believe it when I see it" - I don't really think there is anything like that and most cases where people have had encounters with ghosts are when strange things happen and their imagination makes them believe in ghosts etc. There are times when I've come back from the pub and it's been dark in here and I've thought I've seen something (this house is built on an old mine works), but I think it was my imagination. If I ever see one, without being drunk, I'll believe in it. :-D