I never believed in ghosts. I was a skeptic and a non believer if there ever was one. In my town there is a notoriously haunted house which was build in 1844. It is three stories tall and looks like a haunted house out of a childs story book.
The house is usually vacant but it once housed a restaurant which occupied the building for several years.
One day after eating there the restaurant was almost empty. It was early evening and I decided to explore the place. I asked permission to walk around and the manager said it was ok.
The bar had no customers and the bartender was no there at that moment.
Snooping around I saw a small door which opened onto a empty area.
I walked in and I heard a noise behind me. I turned around and there was a tall man wearing a bowler hat dressed in black very dated clothing. I stood transfixed looking at him. I realized that he was nearly transparent and he or whatever it was made no sound. It just stood there.
The hair on the back of my head stood on end. I could not make a sound as I stood there transfixed and spellbound. Totally in awe of what I was seeing.
As suddenly as he appeared he disappeared growing more transparent until he was gone. Then I ran and got the H*** out of there.
The manager of the restaurant told me I saw the original owner of the house and that many of his employees had seen the apparition too.
I may have been seeing things but overall I feel that there is much to be learned that we currently don't know.