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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost

In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in ...

sputniknews.com/voiceofrussia/2013_09_16/Over-half-in-UK-believe-in-ghosts-survey-2704

Sep 16, 2013 ... In a recent survey, 52 percent of people polled in the UK said they believe in the supernatural. Past figures have shown that only a reported 40 percent believed in such during studies done in both 2005 and 2009.

thinkprogress.org/more-americans-believe-in-witchcraft-than-agree-with-citizens-united-fe2c32ca7b58

Apr 24, 2012 ... Put Conrad, a homemaker from Hampton, Va., firmly in the camp of the 34% of people who say they believe in ghosts, according to a pre-Halloween poll by The Associated Press and Ipsos. That's the same proportion who believe in unidentified flying objects — exceeding the 19% who accept the existence ...

www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/it-seems-half-of-australia-believes-in-the-supernatural-20140211-32gnu.html

Feb 12, 2014 ... From the ancient Greeks to the Egyptians, the Aborigines and native Americans, throughout fictional literature and Hollywood blockbusters; for centuries we've had the crap scared out of us with stories of spirits, hauntings, possessions and ghostly tales. Alongside religion and politics, talk of the paranormal ...

hayleyisaghost.co.uk/do-34-brits-believe

Nov 1, 2014 ... The Sun newspaper recently commissioned a poll from YouGov to see what percentage of the population believed in paranormal things, such as haunted houses, ghosts, and the ability to communicate with the spirits of the dead. They found that 'one in four British people (39%) believe that a house can be ...

www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/most-supernatural-states-map

Aug 20, 2014 ... From the wildly weird to the positively paranormal, the people in these top 10 states are absolutely absorbed by the abnormal. ... never seen Ghostbusters. The South generally doesn't believe in ghosts. ..... Is it any wonder, then, that this place had the highest percent of people that show interest in cryptids?

www.salon.com/2014/12/20/7_things_americans_think_are_more_plausible_than_global_warming_partner

Dec 20, 2014 ... Not only did this AP/GFK poll in 2011 find that more than three out of four Americans believed angels literally exist, but so do more than four out of 10 of those who never attend religious services. A poll taken five years earlier found that 81 percent of Americans believe in angels, essentially meaning the ...

www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/halloween/paranormal-beliefs-study-ghosts-aliens

Oct 31, 2017 ... For every skeptical Scully in this world, there is an equally susceptible Mulder who always wants to believe. According to a recent ... From there, the percentage of believers takes a sharp dive to just 35 percent of people believing that aliens have visited Earth in the ancient past. Even fewer (26 percent) ...

people.com/celebrity/10-celebs-who-have-had-actual-ghost-encounters

Jan 24, 2018 ... While appearing on Chatty Man in 2014, Hudson revealed that she and her mom, Goldie Hawn, "see dead people." "It is not really seeing, it is feeling a spirit," she clarified. "A fifth energy. I believe in energy. I believe our brains can manifest into visual things." The actress added that she once saw "a ghost of ...