Posted: Sep 16, 2013 12:04 pm
by Kaleid
Whether it's religion, astrology, tarot cards or ghosts, some people just get off on kidding themselves that they're more astute about the world than others. "Eeh, there must be something..." they say, usually while wearing an overly-thick cardie and nodding sagely to their mates (Jerome, you're not included in this heinous sartorial stereotype, you're lovely :flowers: )

I once shared a house with a couple of witches. They were into the lot. And they burned a lot of fucking incense. They were massive fans of Most Haunted when it was on, but when an episode was over, they'd suddenly turn cynical - the presenters "were fakes, they obviously didn't really believe it, not like we do. We know!" Any expression of skepticism from myself on the subject of ghosties would be met by one of those patronising smiles and a weary shake of the head.

Can this supposed increase in belief in ghosts really be attributed to pop culture though? It's surely not just because of a TV show :ask: