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Christian Ghost Hunters
Just in time for Halloween, the Religion News Service has a feature on Christians who believe in ghosts. The most interesting part, I thought, was that the paranormal investigation team opens hunts with a prayer for protection:
Christian ghost hunters seek life on the other side
By Kay Campbell
Michael C. Reed and other members of a paranormal society in Huntsville, Ala., visit Maple Hill Cemetery with gouss meters, which they believe can detect paranormal activity. Religion News Service photo by Ellen Hudson/The Huntsville Times.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Do you believe in ghosts?
Michael Reed, a practical, middle-aged man who works as a baker in Madison,Ala., didn’t. Not until the night something in his apartment in an old house in New Orleans nearly squeezed the breath out of him.
Kim Knight, who lives south of Birmingham, Ala., didn’t believe in ghosts either. Not until her two daughters, then in middle school, ran into her living room, describing the two girls "in House-on-the-Prairie clothes" they’d seen in a corner of a bedroom. Knight has since seen the girls and other entities herself.
A 2005 Gallup poll showed that three-fourths of Americans believe in some sort of paranormal activity, including horoscopes, extra-sensory perception, astral projection and witches. Just 32 percent said they believe in ghosts.
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