I would love to be a skeptic of all this, but life has not allowed me to be. I find it disturbing and often terrifying, but I don't really want to go into too much detail as I don't want to be judged as a 'loony' (no offense intended to anyone, just going from previous personal experiences).
I'd love to find a scientific explanation for it, as I usually need hard scientific evidence to believe in something. The closest I've come in my theories are:
- premonitions/psychics: Stephen Hawking's theory that the universe is like a hologram, and that every cell in the universe contains the blueprint of the entire universe. Perhaps there are some people who are able to tune into that plane of consciousness, so are able to 'know' things that others don't know?
- spirits: every atom contains an electric charge (electons, protons & neutrons). Electricity never dies, just disperses in another form (transmutation). If you tie this in with cell memory, then there could be a basis for believing that when someone dies, that their 'spirit'(electric charge) could take a semblence of their form. Given that 99.94% of an atom's mass is in the nucleus, and the only reason we can see/feel each other and the things around us is because there is such is high concentration of atoms grouped together, then I guess that if some of the mass of the nucleus (dna, etc) was removed through the transmutation (death) process, but the elecric charge remained then it's not so far fetched that there could be 'spirits'.
Hope that makes sense... :/
Feel free to pick all of that apart if you have more of an understanding of this than me, as I would love to learn more!