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Between 30% and 50% of the population believes in ghosts – literature, philosophy and anthropology can explain why.
Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the apparition of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley.
Sometimes the unknown is more appealing than the truth – and it has kept ghost hunters in business for generations.
Throughout history, spirits - like this one from the film A Ghost Story - have had a knack for reflecting our greatest fears.
Wherever and whenever ghost stories materialise, they tend to tap into the things we fear most.
Most religions are populated by an impressive cadre of ghosts, gods, spirits and angels.
Paranormal or just plain ordinary?
The truth about the paranormal – just in time for Halloween.
Does mankind’s religious instinct date back to prehistoric times?
Notions of gods arise in all human societies, from all powerful and all-knowing deities to simple forest spirits. A recent method of examining religious thought and behaviour links their ubiquity and the…