What fascinates me about Halloween? Well it's regarded as the festival of Magic! It's said to be the spookiest day in the world, and Magicians dressed as wizards do some of the most unearthly tricks ever made. It's also regarded by some as the day when ghosts appear in certain darker places. And Magic and ghosts or spirit calling or Seance as it's better known have a long history, and one question has intrigued the world for a long long time. Are ghosts real?
Being a magician and having some knowledge about how mediums do there "tricks", I'd have to say a massive NO, in caps obviously. But then, some things do go unexplained quite a lot of the times. All of us had been afraid of ghosts when we were young, some of us still are. And even though every fiber of our body hopes that we never counter with a ghost, some parts still can't stop hoping of a life after death. And it's very very rare to meet someone who doesn't have his or her own heroic tale to tell when they encountered with a ghost, or have a friend or family member who encountered with a ghost and lived to tell the tale.
Also to quote the great Steve Jobs, no one wants to die, even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. Why is it then the world is so fascinated by the idea of life after death? Simple. Nobody wants to stop being in touch with the world and the people they lived with, and the idea of being left behind as a memory, imprint, faded images or whatever the world of Harry Potter describes ghosts as fascinates people, and gives them hope of never actually "leaving."
Do ghosts exists? Yes.
Is it possible to connect with them and speak to them? No.
As simple as that, and even though thousands of people will want to dress up as ghosts and mediums on Halloween and will have tales of their desks or tables "moving on there own" and all, it'll all be balderdash at the end of it all. So have an awesome Halloween everyone, and I hope that you don't get the Trick part of the festival, and instead end up with a beautiful Treat.