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  1. redstick
    redstick at |

    This is so friggin retarded.
    To every entry you gave an alternative explanation which was so much more reasonable than the ghost argument.
    The reason you chose the ghost explanation is because you want it to be true, not because it’s the most logical.
    This is just awful. Awful.

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  2. freethinker9761
    freethinker9761 at |

    This has got to be the worst list I’ve ever seen on this site! You guys must’ve been smoking some crazy stuff to think this turd of a list up!

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    1. Vanessa
      Vanessa at |

      I think its nice that some people dont believe in ghosts. It just means they never had the misfortune of coming across one.

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  3. Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS
    Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS at |

    Dear Jeff, I see you also wrote one on http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-reasons-to-believe-in-bigfoot.php and so I am curious if there will be others in the series, including on aliens, demonic possession, i.e. other paranormal subjects? I recently became the academic adviser to John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group (The JCU Boo-streaks) and would be interested in learning any insights/suggestions you may have that I could/should pass onto this campus club. Thanks for your time and help! Sincerely, Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS, lecturer at John Carroll University and head writer for Cracked History, among other things… 🙂

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  4. Avid-Lister
    Avid-Lister at |

    I found the list fascinating and loved it! The highlighting of the rational explanations behind every entry gave the writer some credibility in my eyes as the list didn’t try to pull us all over to the dark side of the “believers”, it simply informed us of all the reasons we should consider the possibility of ghosts. I’m definitely going to read your other published list and look forward to reading

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    1. Avid-Lister
      Avid-Lister at |

      *more of your work 🙂

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  5. Dougsisk
    Dougsisk at |

    Terrible list. Maybe the worst ever, considering its misuse of both logic and basic science. Why can’t all mediums be fake? Is this an attempt at a black swan-type argument? And does the energy from your car battery stay in some sort of unitary form after it discharges? I do like the toys these folks develop, and I like it even more when they argue over how to use them. Now some physicists will argue over drinks that ghosts could be the result of string theory. This could have been a fun list instead of a rerun of bad TV shows.

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  6. tasmanian devil
    tasmanian devil at |

    I pray to Jebus that this is satirical.

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  7. G Mann
    G Mann at |

    Ghosts are a physical impossibility.

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    1. lisa
      lisa at |

      ffs, theres always one.

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  8. Gerald Reynolds
    Gerald Reynolds at |

    Very good article. To those with your less than educated negative comments, well, if your so sure there are no such things as ghosts then why don’t you hook up with a local paranormal team and tag along with them on an investigation? To state there are no such things as ghosts is to deny your own soul. Its also to walk through life with blinders on. My guess is that many of you with the negative comments here have never done any research or went on an investigation. That’s fine. Many people at one time believed the world was flat as well.

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  9. The StoweShow
    The StoweShow at |

    For anyone out there who has any idea of the Supernatural World you know as well as I do this info is nothing new. The problem that I have is that people who spend their time chasing ghosts are barking up the wrong tree. Why do I say that? Because I’ve been dealing with the supernatural world all my life and I’m here to say that if you truly knew what you were talking about, you’d realize that the world’s biggest liar is Satan and he thrives off of people who claim they see ghosts all over the place. You’ve got to be the most arrogant bastard in the world to deny the supernatural world’s existence. Yes God may allow certain people to walk around or maybe even purgatory is in this same dimension as us; but, spirits stuck in this world to wander or torment humans because they’re lost or angry is an absurd conclusion to what’s truly going on. We as a race are very cocky in thinking we have the power to control spirits in the afterlife. The bottom line is yes, ghosts do exist; however, they are not our loved ones. They are merely demons that are mimicking our loved ones in order to not only strike fear in us; but, to strike doubt in our hearts that God exists. If God allows a loved one to visit us, it will be the most overwhelming state of love we can imagine….not fear. I and my family have dealt with the supernatural world our whole lives and we know beyond all reasonable doubt, people who have the gift from God to communicate with the dead should not exploit that gift. They should use it towards what God intended that gift for and anyone who uses it for financial gain is being tempted by Satan to use that gift to serve him and him alone as he uses that gift to deceive humans into thinking God doesn’t exist.

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    1. lisa
      lisa at |

      utter rubbish.

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  10. FMH
    FMH at |

    I came back to TopTenz for the first time in months and see this. I think I didn’t miss anything.
    Maybe it would have helped if the author added a picture of the “true” orbs he talks about, or a “real” ghost photography. But he chose to take the usual ones.

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    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Good to see you again, FMH. This list is soooooo last year. 😉

      We also added a new look, streamlined the site. Sorry this list wasn’t on the mark for you. To be fair to the author, the editor may have chosen the image instead of the author. Being a long-time fan of the site, may I ask why you left? And what type of lists would you like to see?

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  11. Andrew Dexter
    Andrew Dexter at |

    I firmly believe that ‘ghosts’ exist. My family and I lived in a large property called Gladstone villa in the former mining town called Bargoed in the South Wales valleys throughout the 1970’s and we experienced phenomena that simply defied rational explanation. We experienced things like footsteps in the bedroom when we would all be down stairs watching television. We also witnessed some poltergeist activity and the occasional sighting of an apparition but this was very rare indeed. We left the property in June 1978 and we haven’t experienced anything quite like that ever since, and we would want to, it was the most frightening experienced indeed. My grandmother gave the spirit a nick name as an amusement, she called him ”Johnny the ghost”.

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  12. Jasmine Miller
    Jasmine Miller at |

    I don’t understand why all skeptics can’t simply live and let live, everything has to be proven scientifically. Just let people believe what they want, it’s not like us who believe are hurting anyone. If anything, we are showing people that there are some things in this world that cannot be explained and that that’s okay!

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  13. Becca Bankston
    Becca Bankston at |

    Ghosts are very stubborn. It is best not to argue with them because they will not change their mind. You can not reason with them and so just have to insult them and just say, “Well you are dead, and you don’t even realize it, so what do you know about anything?” And then just leave them to let them think about that. If you try to argue with them you are just wasting your time.

    So if they are sitting in your chair and you want to sit there and you ask them to move and they try to pretend that they don’t hear you, just sit on top of them and they’ll probably leave. Don’t try to yell at them or argue with them or reason with them about it because it will not do any good. They are not self aware individuals because if they were, they would know they were dead and they would move into the light and stop trying to sit on your furniture and then act as if they have more right to sit on your furniture than you do.

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