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Some reasons that people believe in ghosts may include their desire to believe in an afterlife and that inexplicable environmental factors cause people to blame "spirits."

Why Do People Believe in Ghosts? - The Atlantic

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Sep 5, 2014 ... In Taiwan, some people believe that the presence of wandering ghosts during Ghost Month can cause accidents to the living. At least one study ...

Why do people believe in ghosts? - Business Insider

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Oct 23, 2015 ... According to a Gallup survey from 2005, about three out of four Americans harbor at least one paranormal belief. More than a third of people ...

Why Do People Believe in Ghosts? - Ghosts & Gravestones

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Explaining a mysterious happening, longing for a deceased love one or just following the evidence, at least 45% of Americans believe in ghosts.

Why do some educated people believe in ghosts and spirits? - Quora

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Education has nothing to do with beliefs in supernatural stuff. If one is educated and sits with a ... Why do religious people fear ghosts and spirits? What harm can  ...

Why So Many People Believe in Ghosts | Real Simple

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Was. That? A 2013 Harris poll found that 42 percent of Americans believe in ghosts. ... Why are people drawn to the supernatural? ... How do we get that way?

Why You Believe In Ghosts, Even Though You Know Better | The ...

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Oct 30, 2014 ... So why do we embrace irrational beliefs and superstitious behavior? ... “People believe in things like astrology because it works for them better ...

How Come Some People Believe in the Paranormal? - Scientific ...

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Sep 1, 2015 ... Those who favor Bigfoot, UFOs and ghosts share a thinking style. ... While perhaps belief in say, lizard people and astrology seem relatively ... us that the likelihood that Linda can do two separate magical things is always less ...

Here's why people believe in ghosts | IFLScience

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Oct 31, 2016 ... It has a lot to do with how our brains are wired. Barry Markovsky, a sociologist at the University of South Carolina, told Business Insider in 2015 ...

We Asked An Expert Why People Believe In—and Hunt—Ghosts - Vice

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Nov 2, 2015 ... Do you think that a belief in ghosts can act as a sort of religion in and of itself? ... A lot of people in different cultures who believe in ghosts aren't ...