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The Selfie from Beyond the Grave

Full disclosure: I don’t like the word ‘selfie.’ It’s weird, and I don’t understand why we can’t just call it a picture. As Rex W. Huppke of the Chicago Tribune describes them, “Selfies are likely a sign that human civilization has outlived its usefulness and will soon slide back into the ocean and be rightfully …

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“Ghost” Photographed at Haunted Loftus Hall

Last month, a tourist named Thomas Beavis took a photo at Loftus Hall in County Wexford, Ireland. The photo appears to show the translucent phantom of a young girl at the mansion’s entrance. ‘Ghost of little girl’ photographed in notorious haunted mansion Loftus Hall http://t.co/e76dYoF0Sx — Metro (@MetroUK) August 27, 2014 Now, this may not …

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Mary, the Ghost of the Orpheum Theatre

In 1977, a New York company arrived at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee to perform Fiddler on the Roof. But after opening night, their superstition regarding the theatre’s resident ghost, Mary, got the better of them. So they decided to do what any self-respecting troupe would do – they requested a séance, which they held …

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Do Ghosts Fade Over Time?

Ghosts are complicated. Like I mentioned in my post about cold spots, in order for ghosts to exist, our fundamental understanding of the universe would have to change. There’s no getting around that. However, there are other problems, and even some apparent contradictions. For example, in How Many People Have Ever Lived and Died, I …

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Why Would Ghosts Cause Cold Spots?

One of the many signs of a haunted house is the existence of alleged cold spots, areas where the temperature inexplicably drops, leaving haunted individuals with supernatural chills. I’d like to explore this concept from two perspectives: 1.) if ghosts were real, why would they cause cold spots?; and 2.) assuming they’re not real, what …