It is often speculated by skeptics here that the Resurrection appearances (and accounts of other miracles, for that matter) were some kind of false vision or hallucination. You know, they merely believed they witnessed miracles. Here are some interesting comments on that: "The problem with this theory is that, in the case of the Resurrection appearances, everything we know about hallucinations is violated. The appearances did not follow the patterns always present in hallucinations, for hallucinations are private and arise out of a state of expreme emotional instability in which the hallucination functions as a sort of wish-fullfillment. What occurred after the Resurrection was very different. The disciples had little trouble accepting Christ's departure; they decided to go back to their fishing. The appearances came as surprises while the diciples were intent on other things. Most importantly, the appearances came to groups of people, with each member seeing the same thing. That is simply not how hallucinations work. Thus the Resurrection appearances could not have been hallucinations." Winfried Corduan "Any theory of hallucination breaks down on the fact (and if it is an invention it is the oddest invention that ever entered the mind of man) that on three separate occasions this hallucination was not immediately recognized as Jesus." C.S. Lewis Normally, only particular kinds of people have hallucinations. They are described as high-strung, highly imaginative and very nervous. The appearances that Christ made were not restriced to people of any particular psychological make-up. John R.W. Stott says: "There was a variety in mood...... "Mary Magdalene was weeping..... "the women were afraid and astonished.... "Peter was full of remorse...... ".....and Thomas of incredulity. "The Emmaus pair were distracted by the events of the week... "....and the disciples in Galilee by their fishing." It is impossible to dismiss these revelations of the divine Lord as hallucinations of deranged minds."