It's Just Not Natural

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There is a saying that goes ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark,’ but the question is why should you be afraid? One reason why this saying came about is because people believe that something non-human exists out there. People believe that witches, shapeshifters, hellhounds, ghosts, angels, demons, jinns, and many more supernatural creatures exist. “Only 21 percent of Americans say they don’t believe in the supernatural at all (“Paranormal Poll: Americans…”).” Although many people may not voice or express their belief in the supernatural; they tend to be curious and question the existence of the supernatural at least once in their life. There is a surprising amount of literature, lore and real life accounts that prove the existence of supernatural beings; or at least prove that something unknown does lie somewhere hidden in the dark. Many people believe that sometimes when a person dies their spirit may not move on. Usually if this happens, the spirit tends to haunt a certain place known as a residential hauntings where it may re-live its death or certain moments in its life. A spirit may also haunt an object, because the object meant a lot to them in their life, and they may not bear to part with it. Some spirits tend to stay on earth and not move on, because they may have unfinished business or unresolved feelings about their life/death, they may not know they are dead, or may not want to move on (“20 Ghostly Facts…”). Spirits tend to not be harmful, and actually enjoy laughter and the occasional prank (“Facts about Ghosts...”). Occasionally certain spirits will be angry or have harsh unresolved feelings from their lives and take it out on certain people or places around them resulting in poltergeists. In order to tell if a spirit is... ... middle of paper ... ...eb. 15 Nov. 2013. "20 Facts About Ghosts That Haunt." Spirited Enterprise. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. "Animal Planet." Animal Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. "Divination Dictionary." Spirited Enterprise. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. "Facts about Ghosts and Hauntings." Facts about Ghosts and Hauntings. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. "Ghosts." N.p., 12 Nov. 2013. Web. Godwin, Malcolm. Angels an Endangered Species. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. "List of Mythical Creatures." List of Mythical Creatures. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. "Paranormal Poll: Americans Believe In, Aren't Scared Of, Ghosts - WTOP.com." Paranormal Poll: Americans Believe In, Aren't Scared Of, Ghosts - WTOP.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. "Six Types of Hauntings." Haunted Orange County. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. "Witch VS Wiccan." Spirited Enterprise. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
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