(Photo: Halloween in Shanghai October 29, 2010/Aly Song)
Ghosts and goblins are more than Halloween decorations or costumes for many Americans who confessed they believe in the supernatural and returning from the grave.
Thirty-seven percent of 2,100 adults questioned in a Zogby Interactive poll said they think ghosts are real, and 23 percent believe they have been visited by a deceased relative or friend.
Even the 22 percent who said they have not had any ghostly experiences themselves know someone who has.
“More than a third of Americans have this belief that ghosts do exist,” said a spokesman for Zogby, adding that the findings were surprising.
Nearly half of those questioned said if they could be a ghost, they would choose to come back as themselves.