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Why We Still Need Ghosts

Posted October 31st, 2016 at 10:09 am (UTC-5)
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Ghost stories and legends of haunted houses seem to persist because (setting aside for the moment whether one actually believes in the paranormal) they fulfill a basic cultural need….They can allow us to approach — however indirectly — our own fears and anxieties about mortality, and what lies beyond.

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