According to a 2017 poll by Essential Research, some 39 per cent of Australians believe angels and demons are active in the world and 35 per cent of respondents believe ghosts exist and can influence their will on the living.
Scientists have come up with many reasons for spirit sightings, ranging from the physical (low-frequency sounds, magnetic fields, thermal patterns) to the psychological (suggestibility, fear of mortality).
But while ghosts can’t be proved to exist, they cannot be resoundingly debunked, either. We’ve selected five of the Internet’s most vivid firsthand experiences with the paranormal.
Read them, and then ask yourself: Do you believe?