Why people see ghosts, explained
This is what science has to say about it
Do you believe in ghosts? If so, have you ever seen one? If you answered "yes" to both questions, you are not alone. In fact, a number of surveys found that the majority of people who took part believe in ghosts, with a high percentage claiming that they have seen them.
The belief in the supernatural is an old one. For millennia, humankind have used it as a source of meaning, and continue to do so to this day. But while many people claim to have had paranormal experiences, science also has a word to say about this.
Click through the gallery to find out why people see ghosts, according to science.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
HEALTH Respiratory illnesses
HEALTH Oral hygiene