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Articles from Databases

The Relationship Between Paranormal Beliefs and Religious Beliefs

Sparks, G. G., & Goode, E. (2001). The relationship between paranormal beliefs and religious beliefs. The Skeptical Inquirer, 25, 50-56.

The Ghost Story: From Custom to Campfire

Bailey, H. (2008). The Ghost Story: from custom to campfire. New Moon Girls16(1), 29–31.

Can Ghosts Teach Us Anything?

Casil, A. S. (2015). Can ghosts teach us anything? Analog Science Fiction & Fact, 135, 56-58.

"Sensible Proof of Spirits": Ghost Belief During the Later Seventeenth Century

Bath, J., & Newton, J. (2006). "Sensible proof of spirits": Ghost belief during the later seventeenth century. Folklore, 117(1), 1-14.

"Am I Going to See a Ghost Tonight?": Gettysburg Ghost Tours and the Performance of Belief

Thompson, R. C. (2010). "Am I going to see a ghost tonight?": Gettysburg ghost tours and the performance of belief. The Journal of American Culture, 33(2), 79-91.

Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale

Schofield, M. B., Baker, I. S., Staples, P., & Sheffield, D. (2018). Creation and validation of the belief in the supernatural scale 1. The Journal of Parapsychology, 82(1), 41-64.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Goodreads. (n.d.). A Christmas Carol. Goodreads.

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier 

Goodreads. (n.d.). Ghosts. Goodreads.

Dooligan's Ghost!

Karst, E. & Gibson, D. (1892) Dooligan's Ghost!. Carl Fischer, New York. [Notated Music] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,


Ghosts Trailer

TV Promos. (2021, May 19). Ghosts (CBS) Trailer HD - Rose McIver comedy series [Video]. YouTube.

The Spirits of the Whaley House

BuzzFeed Unsolved Network. (2017, January 13). The Spirits of the Whaley House [Video]. YouTube.

A Scientific Approach to the Paranormal

Poppy, C. (2016, October). A scientific approach to the paranormal [Video]. TEDx.

Open Network Articles and Webpages (Google)

18% of Americans Say They've Seen a Ghost

Lipka, M. (2015, October 30). 18% of Americans say they've seen a ghost. Pew Research Center.

Why I Believe in Ghosts - And Why You Should Too

Tucker-Smith, O. (2020, October 29). Why I believe in ghosts - and why you should too. Yale News.

Ghosts Definitely Don't Exist Because Otherwise the Large Hadron Collider Would Have Found Them, Claims Brian Cox

Griffin, A. (2017, February 24). Ghosts definitely don't exist because otherwise the Large Hadron Collider would have found them, claims Brian Cox. Independent.

The Top Three Scientific Explanations for Ghost Sightings

Dagnall, N. (2016, October 27). The top three scientific explanations for ghost sightings. The Conversation.

Quarantining With a Ghost? It's Scary

Fitzpatrick, M. (2020, May 14). Quarantining with a ghost? It's scary. New York Times.

Ghosts Are Not Real

Heitman, K. (2019, October 28). Ghosts are not real. The Crimson White.

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