Ab­so­lutely true sto­ries about shad­owy fig­ures, mov­ing ob­jects, strange voices, and other things that go bump in the night

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HAL­LOWEEN IS THE TRA­DI­TIONAL TIME for ghouls and spooks to emerge, but for many of us, fright night is ev­ery night. Ac­cord­ing to a 2012 poll, nearly half—45 per­cent—of Amer­i­cans be­lieve in ghosts. Sci­en­tists have come up with many rea­sons for spirit sight­ings, rang­ing from the phys­i­cal (low-fre­quency sounds, mag­netic fields, ther­mal pat­terns) to the psy­cho­log­i­cal (sug­gestibil­ity, fear of mor­tal­ity). But as sound as th­ese ex­pla­na­tions are, the ex­is­tence of ghosts will most likely re­main murky: While they can’t be proved to ex­ist, they can­not be re­sound­ingly de­bunked, ei­ther. On­line you’ll find thou­sands of peo­ple’s first­hand ex­pe­ri­ences with the para­nor­mal, and we’ve se­lected five of the most vivid. Read them, and then ask your­self: Do you be­lieve?

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