The Boy -[shakes head no]
Hobo -[in a sinister tone] Interesting...
I think you will recognize the above dialogue from the wonderful Christmas movie, The Polar Express. If you've seen the movie, you of course know that the main character, the boy, is at an age where he wants to believe in the unseen - in this story it is Santa Claus. Yet, everything around him tells him that what is real can only be seen by the natural eye. In other words, show me the proof.
In our human existence, much of what we depend on for survival cannot be seen by our eyes or grasped in our palms. We love, hate, and emote in various expressive forms but cannot physically "hold" any emotion in our hands. We breathe the invisible air around us and listen to the thunder in a beautiful storm, but cannot physically see either. Does that make them any less real? Even our most precious commodity on earth, water, will eventually slip through our fingers if held long enough. (Perhaps stretching the point a bit, but I think you understand my logic.)
Just because something cannot be seen, does that mean it does not exist?
As you may or may not know I've had my share of supernatural experiences, not all of which have been evil. Supernatural encounters can also be of the divine nature and can be meant to establish or reinforce the nature of a loving yet, very invisible God.
I do sincerely believe in a very real unseen world around us, some of which is very good and some very, very evil, as I suspect many of you believe likewise. If fact, according to a recent poll, approximately 1/3 of of all Americans believe in ghosts and almost 1/2 of all Americans claim to have had at least 2 supernatural experiences in their life. Now of course, what is real and what is explainable and what actually are "ghosts" can be debated and open for discussion, but all in all, pretty substantial numbers in my opinion; numbers that do confirm that people from all walks of life have had encounters with the supernatural.
I'd love to hear your stories or experiences and tell you mine if you'd like.
Let me leave you for now with another line from the Polar Express -
The Conductor: Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.