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Afterlife

Do you believe in life after death? This section explores the science behind the afterlife, including ghosts, exorcisms, ghost busters and other assorted phenomena.

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How EVP Works

The eerie occurrence of "otherworldly" voices showing up on tape -- voices that weren't audible during recording -- is poised for the kind of exposure typically saved for UFOs and ESP.


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What is going on during a near-death experience?

Near-death experiences have been researched and discussed for some time. Find out what happens during a near-death experience at Discovery Health. See more »

All About Death

Explore death pictures and facts in this image gallery from HowStuffWorks. What do you know about death? Take a look at death pictures and find out. See more »

10 Real-life Haunted Houses

Real-life haunted houses make us hide under the covers and sleep with one eye open. Learn about the spooky history of these real-life haunted houses. See more »

What makes graveyards scary?

Scary graveyards like the one in the cult hit Phantasm are everywhere. Are scary graveyards so creepy to you that you suffer from coimetrophobia? See more »

Top 10 Hotels That Will Scare the Daylights Out of You

Haunted hotels are found in literature and movies -- we're enthralled with the idea of them. Learn more about haunted hotels and their creepy stories. See more »

Why does the Winchester Mystery House have stairs leading nowhere?

The Winchester Mystery House is an odd labyrinth filled with doors and stairs that go nowhere. Learn if the Winchester Mystery House is haunted. See more »

Has science explained life after death?

Life after death is a concept that has left some researchers wondering what causes near-death experiences. Learn about life after death theories. See more »

How Ghosts Work

Ghosts are the spirits of dead people that have either returned from the afterlife, or not moved on to it. Learn about ghosts and explanations for ghosts. See more »

How Exorcism Works

Exorcism is a ritual that is supposed to cure demonic possession. Learn about who performs exorcisms, the exorcism ritual and controversy around exorcism. See more »