Have you ever had an experience of something not known to or accepted by the scientific community? It is so bizarre to know something is possible that is considered impossible by mainstream sources of information. I'm confident that it will be studied and accepted in the future but due to the stigma of my position I would not disclose the experience to those outside of my closest confidants.*
*In an effort not to seem paranoid, woo, or spiritual, I will disclose that I'm not getting probed by aliens, seeing Bigfoot in my backyard, communing with ley lines, or self-diagnosing "morgellons disease."
Regarding your civil war ghost, it sounds like a minor case of mass delusion where one person either thinks they see something (or makes it up for purposes of diddling with the others) and then the others are primed to see the same thing.
I knew some people, all in the same household/family/church who thought they were haunted. Mass delusion is not fun to encounter in seemingly well-adjusted neighbors.
Well, actually, one way of characterizing religion is as a mass delusion.
I see dead people
Said the mortician. :)
Said the time traveller from the future. :)
Said St. Peter. :)
Have you ever had an experience of something not known to or accepted by the scientific community?
Which scientific discipline? For example if you ask a medical doctor for their explanation of what causes arthritis, versus a nutritionist, versus an acupuncturist, you will get three vastly different answers. If you are asking about something that science cannot explain that is True, what is that something? The something needs to be defined before the question can be addressed correctly. Facts and data are pertinent here. Help me understand further.
"The scientific community" encompasses all disciplines which are scientific.
I've already explained why I will not disclose specifics.
It would appear that the question you want to answer is not the question I have asked...
Laughs, that's because we are all bursting with curiosity. It was curiosity that brought us to atheism, do you really think we all abandon it?
When it comes to the truth, we're like dogs on the scent.