Five Reasons You Believe in Ghosts (And You Know You Do)

Here are five reasons people believe in ghosts. We also share ghostly experiences people have submitted for our upcoming book–and we’re still taking submissions. Listen for details.

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NOTES

Previous episode explored the belief in ghosts in Korea

  • Nearly 40% of respondents said yes
  • 26% said no

Why do people believe?

  • Culture
    • Massive part of old belief
    • Used to explain the unexplained
      • Koreans linked evil ghosts to disease
        • Does that particular debunking debunk ghosts entirely? 
  • Hope
    • Also linked to old belief
    • The hope to see dead loved ones again
      • Often goes counter with religious ideas
  • Fun
    • It’s fun to ‘believe’
    • Mystery is a blast!
  • Good ol’ storytelling
    • Humans love stories (telling them and hearing them)
  • Warnings
    • Using ghosts to warn people has long been effective
    • Ficts 
    • Have to be careful

Shamanism Museum

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Comic Recommendations

  • Tales from the Crypt/Haunt of Fear/Vault of Horror
  • Creepy/Eerie
  • Ghosts
  • The Witching Hour
  • The Saga of Solomon Kane
  • House of Mystery/House of Secrets
  • Boris Karloff’s Tales of Mystery
  • Cojacaru the Skinner

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