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Things That Go Bump in Your Brain: 4 Scientific Explanations for Ghosts

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Wandering an old dark place at night sounds pretty scary, but you can take comfort in the fact that ghostly encounters can be explained by natural phenomena: no “super-” prefix necessary.

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