Monday, March 7, 2011

Paranormal activity in Britain on rise

Awesome Ghost illo, courtesy
Ghostly phenomenon is occurring in Britain more often than ever according to The Press Association.

The new study, conducted by psychologist Richard Wiseman and YouGov, shows 25% of British adults, which consists of more than 11 million people, claimed to have had a paranormal experience with ghosts in their life. In the 1950s, it was only 7% with encounters, 14% in the 1990s, and 19% at the start of the 21st century.

Out of the 2,400 adults polled, more women than men have claimed to experience such phenomenon, with 31% compared to 18% of men.

The increase in claims has been leaving people scratching their heads. Could it be said that actual activity isn’t increasing with time, but that claims are escalating due to the rising awareness of the paranormal in general? Is it because of the mass amount of television programs and paranormal groups that have become famous in the last decade?

Or is activity actually on the rise and heck, it has something to do with 2012?  Yeah sure, why not? That sounds like a good enough reason.

-Jen Danczak, PPC Intern