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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 Coffins Work

Made of plain pine or shaped like a shoe, mourners may inter them, suspend them or set them ablaze. Why do coffins have so many forms and functions?


Why does the Winchester Mystery House have stairs leading nowhere?

 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?

 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

 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

 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 »

How Ghost Busters Work

 How Ghost Busters Work

'Ghostbusters,' the movie, was fiction, but paranormal investigators really do exist. Learn how real-life ghost busters differ from Hollywood's version. See more »

How EVP Works

 How EVP Works

EVP is the recording of sounds and voices onto tapes and other electronic devices. Find out what EVP is and learn how EVP is recorded and analyzed. See more »

Top 10 Ghost Tours

 Top 10 Ghost Tours

Ghost tours give tourists the opportunity to brush shoulders with spirits, or at the least, hear a few good ghost stories. Learn about ghost tours. See more »