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I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghost.

How's the reality-based community doing?

Keepin' it real?

Mmm, not so much:


Editor and Publisher:

NEW YORK Gallup reports today that its latest poll found that one in three Americans “believe in ghosts.” The numbers: 32% of all adults say they believe that “ghosts/spirits of dead people can come back,” while 48% do not, and 19% are unsure.

An even larger number of Americans believe that houses can be haunted, with 37% holding that position, 46% saying no, and 16% not sure.

There's an ideological twist, with 42% of liberals saying they believe in ghosts--but only 25% of conservatives and 35% of moderates saying this.

Belief in ghosts declines with age, with 45 of those 18 to 29 sticking to that, while only 22% of those 65 and over holding that view.

It explains quite a bit.

Posted by Will Franklin · 13 July 2005 08:00 PM


I believe in ghost's...Boo!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 13, 2005 08:47 PM

Eh, conservatives just call them "angels".

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at July 14, 2005 10:49 AM

So...Does that mean the Liberals call them Satan? You know Satan is a fallen Angel...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 14, 2005 11:38 AM

Actually, I believe in ghosts because I've seen and been haunted by them. When living with my friend Cristina in Chile, her house was built on Mapuche burial grounds. It made for weird nights every once in awhile. There was a three month period where I could barely sleep at night (during the summer) because I'd wake up dead cold and unable to breathe, because the ghost would give me nightmares as soon as I'd fall asleep (I'd wake up five minutes later). It was crazy. Definitely wasn't a high-powered fan or air conditioning -- we didn't have those. The most convincing nights, though, were when I actually saw it and another night where we kept hearing screams from the concrete wall. Lots of people have seen it to. Her mom took to Catholic mysticism to get rid of it. Pretty weird stuff.

Posted by: Robert Mayer at July 14, 2005 08:29 PM

I believe in ghosts too!...

Posted by: Cindy T. at July 14, 2005 08:44 PM

I think I have a doorbell ghost!...Every house I have owned the doorbell goes out!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 15, 2005 07:31 AM