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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in believing in ghosts?

Ghosts are the alleged spirits of deceased persons, that are supposedly trapped here on earth. Ghost hunters go on expeditions to attempt to garner evidence of their existence.  Read more about ghosts

Here are 58 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Helen Ackley

Nyack, New York

Year long court case
July 18, 1991

Helen owned a house that she believed was haunted, and she promoted that fact publicly. Unfortunately, she did not disclose that to the buyer of her house, who decided he didn't want a haunted house. A long court case resulted, which Helen lost. Read more & more & more

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Rachel Barezinsky

Age: 17
Worthington, Ohio

Shot, severe brain injury
August 22, 2006

Rachel and her friends decided to go ghost hunting near a local haunted house. They didn't realize the owner of the house did not like visitors, and owned a gun. She ended up with a gunshot to the head and a long hospital stay. Read more & more & more

Christopher & Scarlet "Yoko" Chung

Orlando, Florida

Sued for $2.6 Million by landlord
August 2005

The Chungs are devout Jehovah's Witnesses and believe in ghosts. When they found out the space they leased for their restaurant was haunted, they broke their lease. A huge lawsuit resulted. Read more & more

Chen Dongcheng & other owners

Guangxi Zhuang province, China

House lost $25K in value, had to sell it

He and other owners of a house had heard noises, and thought they were ghosts. The value of the house plummeted, and he sold it. The buyers did not believe in ghosts, and determined the noises were from catfish trapped in the sewer pipes. Read more & more

Felipe Ochoa & 5 friends

Age: 17 - 23
El Paso, TX

Criminal trespassing charges
June 5, 2008

The were "ghost hunting" on the grounds of an abandoned amusement park. Someone called the police, and they were charged with criminal trespassing. Read more

Lou Pearlman (businessman)

Orlando, Florida

Tenant broke lease, lost $145K in back rent
November 4, 2004

One of Lou's business tenants discovered the space they had leased was supposedly haunted. They refused to move in, breaking a lease agreement. A lawsuit resulted. Read more & more

Jeffrey & Patrice Stambovsky

Age: 38
Nyack, New York

Year long court case to retrieve $32,000
July 18, 1991

Mr. Stambovsky offered to buy Helen Ackley's house. Later he found out it was supposedly haunted, and decided he didn't want to live in a haunted house. A long court case ensued to retrieve his down payment. Read more & more

42 Indonesian women

Age: 11 to 30
Lubukpakam, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

1986 - 1997

A man believed his father's ghost came to him in a dream and told him to kill 70 women so he could have magical powers. Belief in sorcery is widespread in Indonesia, and he used that to lure women to their deaths. He was executed in July 2008. Read more & more & more

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