I-A-B Poll Time: Do You Believe In Ghosts? [POLL]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Quizzes

OK, I-A-B... true story...

Yesterday, around 9PM, Lady Fancy and I were having a conversation about the "spirit world" and supernatural powers, and people who can talk to dead people because of a TV show we were watching--something on Dateline or 20/20--who remembers.

Anyway, we had a pretty long conversation about it--maybe 45 minutes.

Next morning, on my way to the office--I noticed that the metal thing that holds firewood by my fireplace was moved perfectly from the side of the fireplace hearth (the flat brick landing in front of the opening) to the center. I was freaked out, but I left it like that because I wanted to show Lady Fancy later that day and ask her if she moved it. Later that day, when I showed it to her to ask her if she moved it--IT WAS MOVED BACK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEARTH.

Now it was just me and Fancypup in the house when this happened. Fancypup weighs 12 pounds, this metal thing that had a full bundle of firewood in it weighs at least 40 pounds. I"ve thought of every possible scenario and I can"t think of anything other than something like a ghost or spirit that moved it. Lady Fancy says it"s because we were talking about ghosts and spirits the night before.

So the question is: Do you believe in ghosts, spirits and other supernatural things and if so, please explain.

PS: No, Lady Fancy, myself or Fancypup were not drinking.


I, Fancylad, may have had a supernatural encounter--yes, on Halloween. Help make sense of this. This ever happen to you?
There are 61 comments:
Female 16
I do, in a way.

I do believe there is "ghosts and/or Angels"
BUT the hole Ghost Hunters show they play on TV and most "ghost hunting shows" are fake and try and make all ghosts look bad.
Not all ghosts are bad and want to hurt us, some are "angels"
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Male 1,243
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Male 5,811
[quote]Maybe the anal probe aspect strikes more of a chord in men?[/quote]
If that were the case I`d assume you`d see it in more artsy educations as well, because that threat is (ostensibly) relevant to all men.
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Male 14,331
I ain`t fraid of no ghosts!!
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Male 7,123
patchgrabber

Maybe the anal probe aspect strikes more of a chord in men?
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Male 7,123
This may provide a few hints.

Fancy, what is more likely, that the order of the universe was suspended to move your fire-dog a couple of feet or that you moved it and forgot? After all, brain parasites are a real thing and ghosts aren`t. Not saying you have brain parasites but you should maybe get it checked.
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Male 5,811
@Vimto: Houses are made of wood; wood shrinks and swells.
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Male 5,811
The funny thing about supernatural belief, is that with a more scientific, analytical education, less men believe in ghosts than women, while more men than women believe in aliens.
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Male 2,862
I don`t believe, but I`d love to know why, from time to time, we hear someone walking up our staircase.

"I seem to hear children giggling every time I touch myself." -Solvent

Try closing the curtains.
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Male 7,123
If ghosts are the best explanation you can come up with for the unexplained then you must have a very limited imagination.
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Male 40,728
@markust: Things like that are why I`ve avoided the Ouija-board! I read Tarot cards with frightening accuracy, so I avoid doing that too! Far to scary.

@cobrakiller: I`d post a picture of my brush laying in the bathtub, but I doubt it`s be acceptable as "proof" :-)

@epiphany: There`s brain-state in between awake and asleep that can cause what you`ve described. Sometimes called "waking dreams" they can seem 100% real, but like dreams they`re bizarre!
I cannot say this is "for sure" what happened, just offering a possible solution.

@davymid: Are you suggesting I pushed the brush into the tub... with the power of my brain!?!
<lolz!>

@Solvent: you need to lower the volume while watching your kiddie-p0rn, eh?
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Male 13,630
superofdoom
Nicked by a troll I guess
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Male 13,630
Solvent
``I seem to hear children giggling every time I touch myself.``
as quoted by Jimmy Savile
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Male 13,630
epiphany101
My partner had the same, she works long hours and often when every one else has gone home, she came home one evening, and swore someone said ``where to`` loudly in her ear, odd stuff indeed
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Male 13,630
I work the night shift in a Victorian building, and
I and the other three guys Im with have had countless weird things go on, air lines going off on there own, lights coming on and off, doors slamming, shouting from nowhere, the best was when we was all in the canteen celebrating a birthday, and one of the damn tables skittered across the room
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Female 512
Carmium: at the time, we only had two men working there who would have fit the age profile & neither of them were in the office at the time. The office was key-card entry only, so no one could get in from off the street (I worked in a big newspaper). And the voice wasn`t one I recognised - it wasn`t anyone I worked with. I also *felt* it...it truly felt like someone was standing right there. I could feel air on my ear as whatever or whomever it was spoke. I could feel someone standing there (you know how you can sense someone next to you without seeing them?). I honestly thought there was someone there at the time, hence why I turned round. It was also very directional - it was in my left ear. I didn`t hear it with my right. And the closest person sitting near me was quite a distance away. If they could throw their voice they would have to be extremely skilful...not only being able to convincingly alter the gender & apparent age of their voice but also to create pressure near m
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Male 2,841
I seem to hear children giggling every time I touch myself.
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Female 6,381
epiphany:
A trick of "throwing your voice" is to learn how to raise the volume of a casual greeting without sounding like you`re calling or yelling, and then address someone from some distance away. Done skillfully, the victim will be baffled as to who said hello. Is there a chance you have a trickster at work who might have pulled that off?
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Male 12,138
I don`t believe in the supernatural. I do however believe fully in the succeptibility of the human brain to the power of suggestion, under the right circumstances.
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Female 512
I was standing waiting to make myself a coffee at work one day. The way the office was laid out & where I was standing, there was *no* way anyone could come up behind me without me knowing. While I was waiting, a man (he sounded middle aged) said in my ear: "What`s up [my name]?" I could hear it clear as day & it was so close, I could feel breath on my ear...exactly like someone had spoken to me from very close next to me. I turned around to answer but there was no one there &, like I mentioned, no way anyone could have walked up to me (or away) without me seeing. I`ve had a few other weird things happen since then but to this day, I cannot explain someone or thing talking out loud in my ear without me seeing them!
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Female 2,525
RACCOON.
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Female 208
I believe that the energy we put out as humans has the potential to linger after death, but I don`t believe there are any intentionally-acting spirits.
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Male 9,741
I need an additional option.

Believe in what people consider ghosts, but think they are something other than dead people.

There is some interesting parallel universe science that shows ghosts may be the residual energy of a different plane of existence crossing onto ours.
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Male 7,830
I was hoping when I saw this post it would lead to people posting alleged proof in the form of photos and videos.
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Male 700
Seen plenty in my time..
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Male 878
I lived in a townhouse with neighbors who always wanted to believe something spooky was happening. One day they seemed all shaken saying that during the night they had heard footsteps coming up the stairs, then a jar of coins started to rattle on the bedside table. I asked them what tim ethat happened. I then explained that I couldn`t sleep and went to make a cup of tea for my wife and I. I walked upstairs with the two cups and had to close the bedroom door with my foot, which unfortunately slammed. This vibration rattled the coins. My neighbors seemed disappointed.
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Male 2,855
usually dumb people believe in ghost, so that makes sense
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Male 20

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Male 5,002
When I was eighteen my friend told me about this ghost (Nona) that her family used to contact through an Ouija Board. We brought it to my house and into my bedroom. We put on a spooky Pink Floyd song and tried to contact her. After asking to speak with her Tami said, "Are you there Nona?" The little piece we were holding slid to No. We both screamed, "You did that!". Then we screamed, "No I didn`t!" at each other. We threw the board on the ground and ran out of the house. From the time we did that weird things started happening in the house.
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Male 878
People still burn firewood?
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Male 40,728
D`OH! (botched post below!)

@lostinkorea: Um, thanks? lolz!

Honestly: I`m at a completel loss in explaining how that darn brush fell. (only because the cat has an alibi!)
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Male 40,728
[quote">Spooky action at a distance anyone?[/quote">
@Kalimata: I love "non-locality"! It proves that there`s something we cannot explain AT ALL (yet!). But it exists!

[quote">Dissociative identity disorder...[/quote">
@El_Chinche: That`s a distinct possibility & explains many `supernatural` things. BUT that would mean this sort of thing happens to @FancyLad (or @FancyLady if she has it) a LOT! A WHOLE LOT! Not just once in a while, eh?

@zombunny: Raccoons? LOLZ! @FancyPup would drive them away, right @FancyLad?

@QueenZira: You got the quote right, it`s a classic line! (I paraphrased it)

Charles Fort - one of my heros!
Fortean Times - Still going strong!
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Female 3,726
@5cats: give me 5 minutes and a bottle of superglue and I promise you, NOTHING will move in your bathroom!

@ Fancy: it`s time for you to leave the "spice" alone.
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Male 40,728
Two weeks ago I was on the PC, there was a loud "clunk" in the bathroom. I turned to see what the cat had done this time, but she was sleeping on her cat-perch. (Well, awake now, ears up! But obviously was asleep when the clunk occured)

So I go see what the noise might have been: a back-scrubber had fallen into the bathtub. How did a flat object fall off a flat surface?
Unless you can explain it? I file it under: Weird but True!

A few days later my toothbrush fell into the sink in similar circumstances. BUT it may have been resting on an angle against the toothpaste, which provides a possible explaination and thus is "Weird but Explainable"

There is more to this reality than we (currently) can explain.
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Male 20
I had a bike and i left it outside for a couple of hours, then it was gone. Spooky :-O
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Female 8,045
I am quite sure that people have seen or experienced weird stuff, some of this is/was explainable - there may be things we either will never be able to explain or things that we do not yet knoe how to explain. To jump from that to the idea that these are- what- souls-spirits, dead humans in other words is a huge leap with nothing to back it up.
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Female 1,242
I don`t know if I believe or not, however I have experienced some pretty unexplainable spooky poo before...
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Male 761
there should be another option. Having seen something that appeared to be a ghost but I just don`t believe in ghosts.

I`ve seen what people might consider a ghost experience, but personally believe they don`t happen and it must of been something else.
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Male 17,511
I don`t believe in ghosts, but I`m pretty sure everyone has a soul, an inner spirit.
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Male 5,189
Nothing has happened to me so I can`t believe it YET.
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Male 7,830
I dont believe, but I am not close minded. There is no such thing as "supernatural" only "Nature" and "things about nature we havent been able to explain yet".
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Female 357
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Male 5,811
[quote]Just because we didn`t see it happen, and can`t think of a natural cause of some event, doesn`t mean there isn`t one.[/quote]
Preach, brotha, preach.
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Male 508
Stupid question. We all know if you say Biggie Smalls three times in the mirror he comes back from the dead to try and kill you.
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Male 1,471
Just because we didn`t see it happen, and can`t think of a natural cause of some event, doesn`t mean there isn`t one. Our minds play tricks on us sometimes.

[quote]The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.[/quote]
- Richard P. Feynman
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Female 2,228
I believe in spirits and an afterlife, that`s not foreign to me at all, and I wouldn`t rush to call someone crazy if they ever told me they had an experience either.

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth Horatio than are provided for in your philosophy."

And maybe it`s just me, but I`ve always promised myself that if I was ever in a similar situation I`d try friendly conversation. After all, they were alive once too right? I`d bet they`d be thrilled just to be treated normally again.

It just feels like the right way to keep peace between the worlds, for the betterment of everyone involved. *shrugs* YMMV.
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Female 2,525
Raccoon.
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Male 5,811
@Fancy, your experience is reminiscent of the events that preceded the formation of religion.

My advice: Start your own religion based on this event of unknown (to you) method.
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Male 546
Dissociative identity disorder,after years of dealing with internet bs fancy`s mental state has finally snapped and his mind created another personality to deal with it. This separate identity, whom I will dub the fancytroll, is now trying take over as the dominant personality through series of inane pranks in the hopes that fancylad will break down into a catatonic state allowing him to take over and turn IAB into a website dedicated to celebrity gossip.

Hey it`s just as realistic an explanation as ghosts.
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Male 438
Fancy, I am not saying it is not weird or creepy, but at this point it is unexplained, not supernatural. You are making an unwarrented conclusion.
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Male 20,901
superofdoom, maybe the term ghost or spirit is the wrong word, but something moved a cast-iron basket filled with firewood back and forth.

Not sure what you`d call that.
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Male 2,711
With all the ghost chasers and technology running rampant nowadays, don`t you think this argument would be proven by now if there was really something there to prove?
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Male 2,384
i had some stuff in my house go from the other side of the room, doors closed, (i never close some doors in my house) i called a psychic medium and she said it was the previous owner of the house, she knew alot that no one else (or at least a few people) could have known, where things were hidden. we found a door underneath the crawl space burried under concrete which we had no idea was there. the whole time i was like this is bs, but this was un explainable
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Male 5,094
No. I`m all for fallacy of memory though.
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Male 20
people still believe in ghosts? wow
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Male 20,901
Otto, irun: Nobody was in the house except me and Fancypup when this happened. And it`s in a remote part of the house where you just wouldn`t walk near it. I`m all for trying to explain this--I don`t want anything ruining my property value.
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Male 661
I think that given all that we are learning about the universe and quantum physics, I`m not about to discount anything. Spooky action at a distance anyone?
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Male 438
Just because you can`t think of another scenario doesn`t therefore mean a supernatural event.
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Male 403
Lady fancy has been moving it drat with your mind. "A man may shoot you in the head but, a woman will make you want to shoot yourself in the head" - me
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Male 3
I WANT TO BELIEVE
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Male 20,901
Link: I-A-B Poll Time: Do You Believe In Ghosts? [POLL] [Rate Link] - I, Fancylad, may have had a supernatural encounter--yes, on Halloween. Help make sense of this. This ever happen to you?
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