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31 October 2014

Friday question -- Halloween edition Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend the night in a remote house that is supposedly haunted?
Yes. (I've met my share, frankly, of people I believe are likely destined to be evil spirits.) And definitely not.
posted by bearwife 31 October | 11:37
Nope, don't believe in ghosts. If the remote house doesn't have mice, sure I'll stay there. I'm much more heebie-jeebied by mice.
posted by JanetLand 31 October | 13:07
How remote? Is there Wi-Fi? Or at least 3G signal?
posted by Eideteker 31 October | 15:01
No to ghosts. And no remote houses as my overact imagination doesn't care about reality.
posted by bluesapphires 31 October | 15:03
As an ex-girlfriend yelled at me once, "you don't believe in ANYTHING!" That would include ghosts.
posted by octothorpe 31 October | 15:54
I'm with octo. I'd stay in a haunted house. Just recently I spent an evening in a large theatre just to make sure none of the intrepid ghost hunters hurt themselves.
posted by arse_hat 31 October | 16:52
I'm more afraid of real live people than an idea of the spooky.
(And sckeeerrrdd of mice. Definitely mice. Not going where there are mice.)
posted by mightshould 31 October | 17:34
I dunno. I can't rule out the possibility of ghosts and spirits.

And staying in a haunted house? Could I bring a friend? Maybe. Although, it would likely involve me having to find a babysitter, so probably no.
posted by fancyoats 31 October | 17:36
As an ex-girlfriend yelled at me once, "you don't believe in ANYTHING!" That would include ghosts.

That's me, too.
posted by gaspode 31 October | 21:37
No, I don't believe in ghosts. I'd totally stay in a remote house, as long as it wasn't dark. Why are ghost houses in movies always dark?
posted by Senyar 31 October | 23:07
I'm with mightshould - people are the worst, and everyday horrors much more chilling than supernatural ones.

So I'd stay in a remote house, but probably not to prove I'm not afraid of something, because that seems sort of defensive. But I have lived in remote houses in the woods and spent lots of nights out in remote places.
posted by Miko 01 November | 21:12
I'm agnostic about ghosts. I doubt their existence but acknowledge that I have no way of knowing for sure.

I'd be nervous about spending a night alone in a remote house, but the potential calamities I'd be picturing would involve ax murderers and wild animals (not to mention lack of cell signal and wifi), not ghosts.
posted by amro 02 November | 07:12
I don't believe in ghosts, or anything supernatural. Of course, that doesn't stop me from sensing them, my father and birth mother, in particular, through various "signs" (dragon flies, for instance, are my mom, and crows my father {long stories} -- there was an enormous black crow on the railing of a restaurant in Alaska this summer; I gave him some french fries). Just my brain finding ways to maintain a connection and comfort me, I'm sure. I think we're wired that way (in fact, if you stimulate a certain area of the brain, the person will get a sense they're not alone).

As for the remote house, like others, if I could be assured of safety from the corporeal, I'd have no problem with the spiritual.
posted by Pips 02 November | 07:40
I don't believe in ghosts. However, I would need to know that this haunted house is going to be free of vacuum cleaners, strangers, and babies. I would also like to bring the person with me. But I'm fine with mice. The more the tastier merrier, as far as I am concerned.
posted by Trilby 02 November | 17:55
Yes, I believe in ghosts, and since I've already spent time in a haunted lake house, yes, I would spend time in a remote house with ghosts.
posted by redvixen 02 November | 21:38
Pips, you might like to read this piece from today's NYT about animals as messengers. I thought it was really lovely. The author doesn't seem to be aware that mid-February is eagle migration/nesting time - it's easier to see multiples then - but I don't know if that would or should change her read on the incident.
posted by Miko 02 November | 22:53
Thanks, Miko. I'll check it out.
posted by Pips 03 November | 14:17
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