Ghosts & Hauntings
1 in 5 people in the UK believe that their own home is haunted
By T.K. Randall
October 30, 2023 · 80 comments
Is there a ghost lurking in your home ? Image Credit: Pixabay / aberrantrealities
A surprising number of Brits believe that there is a ghostly presence in their home, according to a new poll.
Have you ever seen a ghost or had a paranormal experience at home ? While it might seem as though only a small minority of people would say 'yes' to this question, the actual number - in the UK at least - appears to be a lot higher than you might expect.
According to a recent survey of 2,000 Brits, 1 in 5 believe their own home to be haunted while 1 in 20 believe that there is a ghostly presence at their workplace.
Almost 70% of respondents admitted to believing that ghosts exist, while almost 40% maintained that they had actually experienced something paranormal first-hand.
Of those 40%, around half believed that the presence was benevolent.
Geographically, the poll revealed that Londoners were the most likely to believe in the paranormal with 75% claiming that ghosts exist, while in Edinburgh that figure dropped to 47%.
5% of respondents even admitted to moving house to escape a resident spook.
"I've always found belief in the supernatural interesting, and it's intriguing that so many Brits are believers - with many claiming to have had their own experiences," said CJ Tudor - author and executive producer of new Paramount+ TV show The Burning Girls
"The idea of things we don't understand or there being something 'other than this world' will always fascinate people and draw them into stories which examine those beliefs."
Source: The Mirror
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