I believe in the existence of ghosts, and my belief is my reality. To each their own.
Yes, and that is the point of this whole discussion.
I preface my comments by saying that I grew up in a haunted house and was about 15 or 16 before I realised that that which I and my family experienced on a daily basis was not “normal”.
I have also participated in various “ghost encounters”, and consequently have made friends and influenced people in both this world and the next.
You, and zillions of others “believe” in ghosts. So the big question is why?
If your belief is just a psychologicial phenomenon, then given its pandemic proportions, that in itself would make it worthy of intensive study. Ie: why do so many people believe in this one specific phenomenon? And equally important, why do so many reject it?
Alternatively, if it is based on the observation of a physically occurring phenomena, then again considering its pandemic proportions, intensive study of this phenomena should be an urgent priority.
However, as has been previously noted, while “mainstream science” continues to be belief based, progress is going to be slow.
PS: “Remote Viewing” was extensively studied at SRI (Stanford Research Institute) in the 1970's to mid 1980's under the direction of physicists Russel Targ and Edwin May. In 1990 the program was moved to SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), and was wound down as a civilian operated program in 1994.
During its time at SRI/SAIC, the program was funded by the CIA, the Defence Intelligence Agency and NASA, all of which saw its potential value in intelligence gathering.
In that the program had demonstrated remarkable success, it became “classified” and moved somewhere within the intelligence community, where it apparently continues.