In a segment of the first episode of Season 3 of Castle Speaks, the teens will be conversing about ghost stories. Ghost stories became one of our topics we talk about because fear sometimes comes from ghost stories that just doesn't go away from our head and that can be very fearful. This happens most of the time as children because we just simply don't know any better and believe in almost anything we hear. Now as we get older, our matured minds think otherwise.
Since ancient times, ghost stories have figured prominently in the folklore of many cultures around the world. The concept of a ghost is based on the ancient idea that a person’s spirit exists separately from his or her body, and may continue to exist after that person dies. Because of this idea, many societies began to use funeral rituals as a way of ensuring that the dead person’s spirit would not return to “haunt” the living.
Ghost stories began as a way to make children behave, to be productive over a course of time, and just to enjoy themselves. But as they got more serious, the people began to take it more seriously. It became a custom to bury the dead and have a ceremony to mourn for a lost soul. Halloween is an example of the revolution of ghost stories for in the past, that day was serious and a way for Christians to be dedicated to remembering the dead, but now everyone celebrates it by dressing up and getting candy by Trick-or-Treating.
History.com Staff. "History of Ghost Stories." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 22 Feb. 2017.