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Question: Have you ever had a personal encounter with any of the following?
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Ghosts
 
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Demons
 
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Other supernatural beings
 
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Werewolves
 
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Vampires
 
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« on: August 06, 2022, 04:25:09 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2022, 06:37:18 PM »

So essentially one in five Americans are stupid. I'm impressed it's that low.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2022, 07:07:11 PM »

Good for them.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2022, 09:52:53 PM »

No dumber than the people who say they've heard God's voice.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 10:40:36 PM »

I think that having a hyperactive imagination in my childhood may have inoculated me against these sorts of delusions. Why bother roleplaying other people's silly stories when you can come up with your own?
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2022, 11:22:08 PM »

So essentially one in five Americans are stupid. I'm impressed it's that low.

I wonder how many people would indeed say they've heard God's voice, yet would paint this as malarkey, considering a concept of God not as a supernatural thing.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2022, 12:14:59 AM »

"Crack is wack."

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2022, 09:45:31 AM »

No dumber than the people who say they've heard God's voice.

I'm willing to bet Americans who say they've encountered ghosts/demons are much more likely to be the rapidly growing "spiritual but not religious" type than textbook Christians. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2022, 09:56:25 PM »
« Edited: August 08, 2022, 10:04:12 PM by RINO Tom »

So essentially one in five Americans are stupid. I'm impressed it's that low.

I guess I don’t see why you feel the need to call people stupid for claiming this.  I don’t believe in ghosts, but how would I possibly know what (if anything) happens to a consciousness upon death?  It could theoretically be anything.  There’s a difference between being skeptical and this type of arrogant.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 10:36:33 PM »

I had one on Sunday morning at 3am.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2022, 10:49:13 PM »

Not sure if it count as being "personal" or not, but after my grandfather had died of COVID and then his subsequent burial, I had stayed over at my grandparents house for a few days to mourn him together as a family. I distinctly remember right before going to bed one night, seeing him smile at me and and my other family members sleeping from the top of the stairs of the basement. Now, I don't know if that counts as a personal ghost encounter or not.
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2022, 12:05:51 AM »

but how many americans have had a personal encounter with a goats? 🤔🐐
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2022, 04:33:01 AM »

I think seeing a “ghost” has gotta be the most destigmatized and widely accepted supernatural experience so those numbers don’t surprise me.

No dumber than the people who say they've heard God's voice.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2022, 11:54:53 AM »

I had a personal encounter with a ghost when I was little, and I don't believe in ghosts (because I know it wasn't a ghost, but my memory of it has very supernatural elements, but I was a half asleep 7 year old, so, ya know not exactly a reliable witness).
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2022, 12:08:01 PM »

I believe in goats, and have seen them.  I even fed one once.  Goats are real.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2022, 08:36:49 PM »

Ghosts are definitely real. I've felt their presence quite a few times over the past few years.
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2022, 02:48:33 PM »

One in five ghosts have reported a personal encounter with me.
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2022, 04:09:20 PM »

I believe in goats, and have seen them.  I even fed one once.  Goats are real.

But what about the ghosts of goats before.
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