Monday, September 12, 2011

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

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Goofy Ghost Mousepad by artbymar

Do you believe in Ghosts?  If you do you certainly are not alone.  According to a poll done by the Associated Press one in three people believe in ghosts.  About 34% of the people interviewed said they believed in apparitions with 23% of those people claiming to have actually seen a ghost.  To put the numbers in perspective it is roughly the same percentage of people who said they were baseball fans in a previous Associated Press Poll.

Numerous people claimed to have moved out of a residence because it was haunted.  The reasons stated ranged from actually seeing ghosts in their home to "bad feelings" that motivated the people to move.  Of those who reported actually seeing a ghost most were single and Catholic, or said they never had attended a religious service. 

One humorous story from a non believer came from a 66 year old retired Navy Veteran who said he once shot a "ghost".  As a child he woke up in the middle of the night and saw a white mass which he believed to be a ghost.  He then shot it with his rifle.  In the morning he discovered he shot a hole through his good white dress shirt in the closet.  His parents were NOT pleased.  But then, who lets their child keep a loaded rifle in their bedroom???

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