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I've always wondered why when people see ghosts they often report seeing them clothed. Now, looking at the possibility logically, I would expect ghosts to be nude. Unless of course our clothes also have souls. Does that just apply to the clothes one dies in? Or all our clothes? What about the tshirts I cut up into rags? Or the shoes I wear out and throw away?

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One theory is that our spirits are reflections of how we see ourselves, another is that whatever you die in that's what you wear

I'm sure there's more that more ghost-knowledgeable people than me will have, but that's the two I know of

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I suppose those are interesting theories....but of course like all theories on ghosts, they are impossible to prove, test, or verify - convinientely so.

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What would be interesting is a naked ghost...

Are they reported often? Dead Porn Stars maybe ;)

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Yeah, Kelevra has the right notion.. At least as far as I understand ghost lore. Ghosts appear as they viewed themselves, and it's pretty normal for people to think of themselves as dressed rather than naked. Or they died in those clothes, trapped wearing what they wore at their last moment. I've also heard of ghosts in the clothes they were buried in.

This could be because of the ghosts being aware enough to clothe themselves... Or because they are just a spooky recording and nothing changes in recordings.

I suppose ghost age kind of goes along with ghost clothes- there are some tales out there of ghosts appearing as a different age than that of their death- like an old lady spooking it up looking like she did in the prime of her youth.

It's ghosts after all, sort of leaves everything open to speculation.

Other wild speculations that I have... This only applies to some rather specific hauntings..

Graveside ghosts that look like their grave markers- I think this could be because it's the only "touchstone" the ghost has and so it kind of has to look like it's grave marker. I mean grave markers that look like the person when they were living, like statues or portraits set into the stone.

Bride ghosts sometimes seem to not have died, had their tragedy, or been buried in their wedding gowns, but appear in them as ghosts. This seems to occasionally happen with other "special occasion" ghosts. My guess there is that that was THE moment of their life, so they choose to carry it on after death.

I have noticed it seems that ghosts never change clothes.

No, I'm not saying I think ghosts are real or not and all that argument. Just working the theories within the notion that they do exist. All of it is completely moot if they don't exist, but it's way more fun to come up with theories under they do exist.

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I heard a theory once that our souls (assuming for the moment that souls are real) can carry an imprint of sorts from each life time so the "ghost" will simply contain the most recent garb of its most recent life.

Just as it is surmised that all objects can, over time, absorb the kinetic and psychological energy of the environment it is in and basically replay it..I guess the same can be said for the soul.

It contains an impression of the environment it was in...or something like that.

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I've always wondered why when people see ghosts they often report seeing them clothed. Now, looking at the possibility logically, I would expect ghosts to be nude. Unless of course our clothes also have souls. Does that just apply to the clothes one dies in? Or all our clothes? What about the tshirts I cut up into rags? Or the shoes I wear out and throw away?

Well, that is a really good question.

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and it's pretty normal for people to think of themselves as dressed rather than naked.

What dull imaginations.

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Even ghost have modesty. :)

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I hear male ghosts have hollow weenies.

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I've always wondered why when people see ghosts they often report seeing them clothed. Now, looking at the possibility logically, I would expect ghosts to be nude. Unless of course our clothes also have souls. Does that just apply to the clothes one dies in? Or all our clothes? What about the tshirts I cut up into rags? Or the shoes I wear out and throw away?

Well, apparently not ALL ghosts.

Paranormal seduction

SEDUCED BY A GHOST

The Naked Ghost

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I don't think you really want to see what is under their clothes.

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What dull imaginations.

Lol, I'm not sure if it's dull imaginations or not. Even when we are alive we have a thing about being naked- like people have nightmares about being in places naked. And fears about being exposed in public. For ghosts from times where clothing and decorum were more important than they are now, they might have even more reason not to think of themselves naked.

It would be rather interesting to hear of a noted nudist coming back as a ghost and if they are wearing clothing or not in the afterlife. I probably wouldn't want to see it though, hehehehe.

Never can tell though.. maybe imagination for clothing is something that gets, erm, shorted out during the death process so they just never think about it. Maybe some of those ghosts see living people dressed differently and just wish they could change their clothes... But there's no way for them to do so. And a hmmm ... Ever hear of a ghost story where the ghost has something to say about clothing at all? Or investigators that ask about clothing? Maybe we just aren't asking the right questions of the ghosts :huh:

While I'm thinking about it.... There is a ghost that can show up in different clothes than their norm. Wailing women or ladies in white. Occasional stories about them have them dressed in stuff that it's unlikely they wore it while alive. And I'm not well read on Asian ghost lore, but what I have read has left me with the impression that some of their ghosts change appearance sometimes. Maybe someone more knowledgeable in that area can chime in.

Perhaps it isn't a matter of how the ghosts perceive themselves... Perhaps it's a matter of how we perceive the ghosts.

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another is that whatever you die in that's what you wear

right starting from today i ll wear something comfortable to wear for eternity in the afterlife !

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It's a valid question and one I often find myself sifting through. There is no explanation yet for ghosts let alone their choice of attire. I believe they exist but probably not as wholly cohesive, aware and intact forms like ourselves, imprinted energy focused either within a specific moment of their life (so feasibly there could be different ghosts of the same deceased person), or visiting spirits from wherever that only come fleetingly, that would suggest an afterlife of some sort whether aware or not but that's a whole different tangent.

The clothes thing though... pearly, translucent, fragmentary, different stages of manifestations - flickers, orbs, auditory, coldness, part manifestation and the rare full manifestation. What they wear is clearly part of the mechanism but where did they manifest from and why? There are usually three main types - residual, active within an area yet not anchored to a specific scene or path they retread over and over, poltergeist, the rest are miscellaneous.

Discussing replaying ghosts which are the most common, the clothes, were they already 'there' condensed in each stage of development? I believe they somehow interact/draw energy off humans in some way we don't yet understand, also soaked/recorded in the materials as others have suggested, particularly residual hauntings that replay, not so much interactive seemingly semi-intelligent spirits. This all links to the clothes as it just correlates to the actual moment that the 'playback' represents, they are obviously still lingering in the atmosphere in some form for their own reasons, deep traumatic/ecstatic memory, brain chemicals elevated and giving off a kind of visceral, volatile, vital energy that qw can't pick up on with vision idk it's all fantastical conjecture I know.

That can explain residual hauntings but the active ones, the spirit is not caught in a replaying memory but hovering around a location. It's difficult to distinguish between a residual haunting and an active haunting as sightings are so rare but activity is reported, that's usually the kicker. 'Trapped' ghosts (almost like physical memory re-enactments) don't interact with our world but will walk through walls if they weren't there in 'their' time. These active ghosts, if we could gather whether their appearances are the same each time one sees them, we could ponder the possibility of a ghost having some choice over its appearance lol who knows.

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The one ghost I saw with my physical eyes was in the buff. She was not a "residual haunting", she was showing her presence and aware of mine. She was translucient. I could see the chair and objects through her. No makup, not a stitch.

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Scale of 1-10 though

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I've always wondered why you never see ghosts in a Nike shirt or any other logos. If I paid $200 for a pair of Jordans, they're coming with me when I die!

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