I am writing today about something that all people have heard of, yet all have varying opinions on. Are ghosts a real phenomenon or just a figment of Hollywood imagination? As usual, this will be my opinions and views and mine alone. I cannot tell you what or how to think. That being said, here we go. My view on this subject is that I do believe in ghosts, but I do not think they are as prominent as Hollywood makes them out to be. I have lost a few people in my life and like to think they are still here…not physically, obviously but in spirit. Maybe that’s what fond memories are: ghosts of past events you remember. But as for physical proof of ghosts, I do not have any.

I think of ghosts and spirits as invisible, but always present. Ghosts, in my opinion, do not haunt you. In my experience, it has been comforting and consoling thinking I am being watched and almost protected and guarded by my dead loved ones. That thought in and of itself is weird and bizarre to me. Some might find it macabre and disturbing; I find it comforting. That’s interesting to me. The closest thing I have ever had to a ghost experience was a few years ago on Easter. I was 19 and we had just came back home from my grandfather’s grave. (He died right around Easter in 1996). So I was in my room, thinking about him…alone. There was nobody else up on that floor of my house. So as I was thinking about my grandfather and how much I missed him, I felt this pressure on my chest, like someone was hugging me. I looked around all over the 2nd floor of my house, and there was nobody else up there. I was freaked out, but at the same time, I had this feeling that it was ok. It was weird, freaky, scary…but comforting. Some might see this as a figment of my imagination or as a weird draft or something explainable. I see it as my grandfather hugging me.

And it’s not just me that has had something weird happen. I’m going to use my mom as an example. When Pop died in 1996, my mom said something along the lines of “If you’re still with us give me a sign. Turn on a light or something.” Lo and behold, that night after we had gone to bed, my mom’s bedroom light switched on and to this day, my parents still cannot explain why it happened. Keep in mind, my parents are pretty logical people. My mom is a little more religious and spiritual than my dad, but they are both grounded in that “there’s an explanation” logic. So hearing both my mom and dad saying “We don’t know what’s going on here”, to me, is evidence that our loved ones are still here with us.

Again, I know there are skeptics out there. I know there are people that are firm in their belief that ghosts and the paranormal or supernatural are NOT real. And that’s ok. I am not here to argue or debate with you as to why you are right or wrong with your opinion. That’s not my stance or “authority” to do that. My view is, “You have your views and I have mine.” At some point, we can agree to disagree and get on with our lives. I am not telling you what to believe. Frankly, I do not care. I mean, I do, but if I do not agree with you, I am not going to argue validity with you. All I know is, stuff has happened with me and my family that I see as tangible evidence of what we might consider “ghosts” or spirits. So I want to hear from you. What is your view/take/opinion on this subject? Thanks for reading!


Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend


  1. I definitely know that our loved ones are watching over us. My Zach who is my grandfather on my dad’s side of the family have come to visit me several times. I know he was here visiting me last night because I had the sensation of someone hugging me, but I was the only one on the second floor of the house. I know he is watching over me and protecting me. It’s comforting to know that he is there protecting me and watching over me since I am his youngest granddaughter. I know he is guiding me in my life to be the best that I can be. I still talk to him every day. I am grateful that he is a part of my life and is always there for me even though he passed away. I feel like he seems happy that I have found you hon! He seems to be happy for me and you being together. I love him so much! I miss him every day! I am grateful for him watching over me and protecting me in my life.


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