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  • Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin!

  • Spooky Edition!

  • Psst! Down here! Down here!

  • We have to be really quiet.

  • I think he's right outside.

  • Oh no! Uh...I'll explain more soon!

  • Phew! I think we're all clear...at least for now.

  • Okay, you're probably all wondering what's going on.

  • Well, in honor of the spookiest time of the year, the gang and I thought that we'd visit

  • one of the scariest places in the Life Noggin universe: the Haunted House of Harold the Hacker!

  • He created this corrupted section of my world way before I was made,

  • and my animator can't seem to get rid of it.

  • Legend says his pixelated ghost still roams this house.

  • Scary glitch monsters are one thing, but a ghost?

  • Naturally, I have to investigate.

  • I also thought this would be a great time to see if ghosts are real out there in "your" world.

  • Never a bad time to learn! Right, guys?

  • Guys? Right?

  • First off, let's see how many people out there believe in ghosts.

  • According to the 2017 Chapman University Survey of American Fears,

  • the majority of Americans have some sort of belief in the paranormal.

  • 52.3% of the people that were surveyed reported that they agreed or strongly agreed

  • with the belief that places could be haunted by spirits.

  • In fact, only 25.3% of the people surveyed shared none of the seven paranormal beliefs listed,

  • which include believing in bigfoot and telekinesis, to name a few.

  • It certainly looks like a good amount of people believe in ghosts and other spooky stuff,

  • but is there any tangible proof that they're real?

  • Unfortunately, not really.

  • There's certainly a bunch of stories and tales of weird things happening, like items going missing,

  • doors seeming to close on their own, or people feeling a cold presence,

  • but it's nothing that we've been able to prove scientifically as being paranormal or "ghostly."

  • Come on, Harold. Not again!

  • So if we don't have any proof that ghosts are real, why do so many people believe in them

  • and claim to have had paranormal experiences?

  • Alice Gregory, Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, believes that

  • these ideas and perceived experiences might actually have something to do with the way that people sleep.

  • Take sleep paralysis, for instance, People that experience sleep paralysis might have dream-like hallucinations

  • while they're awake and paralyzed, or struggling to move.

  • Basically, certain aspects of your dreams can make their way into your conscious life,

  • which could account for many of the paranormal experiences that we hear about.

  • Researchers are also looking to other sleep-time phenomenons for possible ghostly explanations,

  • such as exploding head syndrome.

  • I mean, hey, if I heard a loud bang while I was trying to go to sleep,

  • I'd probably blame it on the paranormal too.

  • Oh, come on, Harold! It's been a long day!

  • Okay, bad idea. Shouldn't have yelled at the ghost.

  • Everybody! Run!

  • And beyond everything else, scientists are continuously finding more and more evidence that point to

  • what might be the actual scientific reasoning behind a bunch of your paranormal experiences.

  • For instance, preliminary research indicates that exposure to certain types of mold

  • might have some pretty scary side effects that you'd normally attribute to the paranormal.

  • This could include pain syndromes, delirium, dementia, and even balance and coordination disorders.

  • Oh no!

  • Well, I guess this is it, Circlea. I...I've always...lov-

  • Phew! I guess it was just a dream.

  • No more late-night scary stories for me.

  • So do you believe in ghosts?

  • Have you ever seen one?

  • Let us know what you think down below, or share any paranormal stories that you might have for us!

  • Enjoyed this video?

  • Check out our brand new channel Friends With Answers, where we covered our scariest nightmares.

  • Things get pretty weird.

  • I squint my eyes in the dream, and then I'll pop them open, and then I'll be awake!

  • And, it happened because of this one specific nightmare.

  • as always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin, don't forget to keep on thinking!

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