Beware of ghosts

January 31, 2009

Haunted hospital calls in exorcist – Am I the only one frightened by the thought that a hospital, a place where people rely on the most modern science to save lives every day, could be full of staff members with such primitive superstitions as fear of ghosts and exorcisms? Okay, good. I’m not the only one.

Seriously, this is one hospital I will never, ever visit. Not because I’m afraid the scary ghosts will come out from under my bed and get me but because I’m terrified of being operated on by doctors who actually think an exorcist has magical powers to remove demons. I think Steve Novella says it best:

Consider the possibility that perhaps you are dealing with a psychological and not paranormal phenomenon. Chances are it is witless belief that is driving these sightings, not the sightings that are driving people witless.

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