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Is there any scientific evidence at all that suggests ghosts exist?

My wife often watches Ghost Hunters on SyFy. What explanations are there for some of the shows where the 'investigators' claim a property may have 'spirits' of some kind occupying the area?

  • My answer to this question Is there any scientific reason at all to think EMF detectors would be able to detect ghosts? covers most of what you're asking, I think. In essence, there are no explanations given and many of the actual "eerie" phenomena are likely faked.
    – John Lyon
    Sep 26, 2011 at 6:49
  • "What explanations are there for some of the shows" - in 5 letters, m.o.n.e.y. It's just a TV-age carney con. Unfortunately, as P.T.Barnum (did NOT) say, "There a sucker born every minute".
    – user5341
    Sep 27, 2011 at 13:49
  • The investigators don't make the claims, the property owners do. And places that are known as haunted places have been that way before these shows came along. If you're asking whether or not the claims are valid, that's different.
    – user34422
    Oct 16, 2017 at 19:43


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