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Apparently there are certain kinds of people who tend to see ghosts. A researcher has studied multiple cases of haunting and has come up with a profile of the sort of person most likely to get haunted.


Says researcher Marc Micozzi:

Our data show that anomalous perceptions parallel other forms of environmental sensitivity, such as having pronounced or longstanding allergies, migraine headache, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel, even synesthesia (overlapping senses) and heightened sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell. Women make up three-quarters of this sensitive population but there are other markers as well: being ambidextrous, for instance, or recalling a traumatic childhood. The more we look at the people who say they're psychic, or who have recurring anomalous experience, the more it seems there's a mix of nature and nurture that predisposes them.


Hmmm, I feel as if I'm being haunted . . . by pseudo-science!

via Science Blog

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