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New Paranormal Poll

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:16:36 -0400
Archived: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:16:36 -0400
Subject: New Paranormal Poll

Source: The Detroit Free Press - Michigan, USA


October 26, 2007

Ghosts, Fears Turn Up In Poll

By Alan Fram and Trevor Tompson

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- It was bad enough when the television and lights
inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad said. But when
her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole, and
neighbors said children had been killed in the house, it was
time to move.

Put Conrad, a homemaker from Hampton, Va., firmly in the camp of
the 34% of people who said they believe in ghosts, according to
a poll by the Associated Press and Ipsos. That's the same
proportion who said they believe in UFOs, unidentified flying
objects -- exceeding the 19% who accept the existence of spells
or witchcraft.

Conrad, 40, lived in Syracuse, Ind., when her family was scared
from their rented house. "It kind of creeped you out," she
recalled this week. "I needed to get us out."

About 23% said they actually have seen a ghost or believe they
have been in one's presence. Three in 10 have awakened sensing a
strange presence in the room.

Fourteen percent said they have seen a UFO.

Fears and superstitions

One in five said they are at least somewhat superstitious.

The most admitted-to superstition, by 17%, was finding a four-
leaf clover. Thirteen percent dread walking under a ladder or
the groom seeing his bride before their wedding, while a smaller
number named black cats, breaking mirrors, opening umbrellas
indoors, Friday the 13th or the number 13.

The poll, conducted Oct. 16-18, involved telephone interviews
with 1,013 adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1
percentage points.


And from:

All Headline News -  Wellington, FLlorida, USA


October 25 2007

Poll Finds Ghost Believers Aren't Alone

Nicole King - AHN News Writer

Washington, DC (AHN) - For those of you who think there's a
ghostly explanation for those bumps in the night, you're not
alone. A new poll shows 34 percent of people believe in ghosts.

A new poll by The Associated Press and Ipsos also found 34
percent believe in UFOs and 19 percent believe in spells or
witchcraft. Another 48 percent believe in ESP.

There's even 23 percent who say they have proof ghosts exist
because they've seen one, or been in the presence of one. If
you're single, Catholic, or have never attended religious
services, you're even more likely to have a ghost appear to you.
And, more liberals than conservatives are visited by ghosts, 31
to 18 percent.

The 14 percent of people who say they've seen a UFO are mostly
men and lower-income. Lower income people, minorities and people
who live in cities are also more likely to believe in spells and

People who believe in ESP are more likely to be white and better
educated. One in five people admit to being superstitious. The
most admitted superstition? Finding a four-leaf clover by 17
percent. Walking under a ladder is something 13 percent of us

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