I’m surprised that this hasn’t already been asked point-blank. As a member of the Clue Crew, we always discuss every aspect of the Nancy Drew games. There are many different plots across the board when it comes to the games. One such plot is hauntings, the most recent being GTH.
My question is…
Good question, hrjafael. I’m also a Christian, and I believe that ghosts aren’t real. Despite “documentations,” there is also such a thing as “stagings” (and believe it or not, the carbon monoxide poisoning thing is real!) and I think it’s probably much easier to fool someone than you would think. That said, I also believe angels and demons are real and do battle, and for the people who believe they can consult the dead, BE CAREFUL. You’re dealing with a world you don’t know much about, and it’s dangeorus stuff. Satan likes to confuse people. God is not the author of confusion. So any so-called “ghosts” that people have dealt with are probably one of two things: A) Their minds are playing tricks on them because the power of suggestion is very strong or B) They’re seeing demons, not ghosts.
I can understand people wanting to reconnect with a lost loved one. Death seems so final, and depending on what you believe, death appears to have the final say. But as a Christian, I know I’ll be reunited with the loved ones I lost. My cousin passed away for a few years ago, and I miss him dearly and wish I could ask him what happened. But in the end, we’ll have eternity to talk and enjoy the presence of God and worship Him side by side. Knowing this gives me comfort. Time passes quickly, Jesus is coming back sooner than we think, and before we know it, the end will be here.
So there’s no need to rush and dabble in dark things. Let the dead sleep.
I still enjoy a creepy Nancy Drew game, and I favor the CO explanantion for GTH. For anyone who thinks Charlotte was a real ghost, bear this in mind: it’s a computer game.
Also: for more on this topic, read 1 Samuel 28:3-25. That’s the story of Saul and the witch at Endor. And there is commentary on it here