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Why Do People Claim To See Ghosts?

The quintessential spooky staple is a ghost. Ghost stories have existed since the beginning of time, and continue today. But why do accounts of seeing or "feeling" a ghost persist? The video below explains why it's spooky to even consider the idea that ghost feelings are illusions.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Multiple cultures around the world share reports of demons or monsters sitting on a person's chest as they sleep. 01:39

  2. Hear about a study that produced the feeling of a "presence" in a room: 02:46

  3. Infrasound, which humans can't hear, could potentially cause a "smearing of vision" and unsettling feelings. 05:53

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