Did you hear that? Did you see the shadow running across the room? The unknown sounds of a creaking wooden floor, children laughing in the middle of the night, a rusting bicycle chain circling from the distance behind you are all sounds we don’t want to hear when we’re alone. For most of us, the assumption is that a supernatural being is haunting us, however others believe there is simply a logical explanation. What side of this argument are you on? Do you believe in ghosts and ghouls? Do you think there is a logical explanation for the creaky and unsettling sounds? According to a 2017 survey done by Chapman University, 52% of Americans believe that there are genuinely places haunted by spirits. This number has increased 11% from 2015! On the other hand, there are some very logical explanations for these ghostly presence. As I list them you may hold your chin and think…” oh my god, this is so true!” The six scientific explanations for ghosts include electromagnetic fields, infrasound, mold, carbon monoxide poisoning, someone said it was real and finally…”We want to believe it!”
Now you may ask yourself, how in the world can carbon monoxide poisoning make me believe that there is a haunting occurring. Well…carbon monoxide causes an individual to experience weird phenomena like hearing furniture move or hear strange voices in the middle of the night. Now, looking at these scientific explanations, some may say, “Why ruin the fun in being scared?” The following podcast episode explores real life experiences of haunting, ancestral ghost stories and ultimately a spoopy hour of ghouls, jinns and BOO!
The episode is led by Habib, Noor and Zamara. Zamara discusses real life experiences and stories about things that go bump in the night. She describes ghost stories that were passed down from her grandmother to describing a haunted road that she drives down on her way home from work. In this episode, we get a one on one experience from a haunting fanatic. Habib and Noor listen and discuss her stories and give their take on how hauntings have been apart of their life. Similarly, stories have been passed down from grandparents, uncles, aunts and mothers. It is common to hear stories about ghosts and myths to scare the younger generation. However, to what extent could these stories be real? Noor and Habib discuss haunting stories that occurred and strongly believed in Pakistan, leading back in the 60’s, which are still believed today! Young girls shouldn’t walk under trees at night or don’t trust what you see on an empty street in the middle of the night because it may not be who or what it seems…sound familiar?
What side are you on? Do you think science can explain all? Do you believe in ghosts all the way? This episode will have you spooped out of your pants! Beware you are in for a scare!