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For most of my life I’ve been told that a certain aunt of mine’s house is haunted by the ghost of a little girl. As an atheist and skeptic who is a disbeliever in astrology, homeopathy, auras, the idea of a soul and an afterlife etc., this is an idea that I’ve struggled to agree with.
Ever family member who has ever stayed over at her house has said they have seen something (an actual ghost), smelled (sulfur), heard (furniture being moved and footsteps), or felt (goosebumps) something. For the first time ever I’m going to be in a position where I can do a stake-out at their house this week should I so wish because my mother is house-sitting there while they’re visiting family for the holidays.
What I’m not sure about is whether I should do it at all or, if I choose to do it, what would be the best way to approach this rationally (if there is indeed a way of doing so).
Has anyone had any experience with this type of thing before? I’m worried that I’ve already been primed because I was raised on ghost stories, but I wish there was some way of getting an answer to this. This is one of the only gray metaphysical areas in my life at the moment and I would very much like for there to be a “yes” or “no” answer to this question, although I understand that that’s not the nature of this type of research.
Any advice would be appreciated I’m trying to avoid blindly accepting or blindly rejecting the possibility of ghosts and I would like to make an informed decision in either direction.