Are Ghosts Real? Why Do People Believe In Ghosts?

Why are stories of ghosts such a ubiquitous part of society? Despite the lack of scientific evidence nor religious push to believe in their existence, ghost stories are omnipresent. Tok Thompson, renowned professor and folklorist, speculates that we pass down ghost stories because they convey a message: “very often in ghost stories, there’s a possibility that the ghost can be appeased…And I think that’s a really powerful ethical message to consider: we can’t change the past, but you can certainly try to do the right thing now”. Read full article here


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