Oct 31

When the spirit moves you

There’s a new poll just in time for Halloween that says Catholics and those who never attend religious services are most likely to report ghost sightings. That’s bad news for those of us who are NPCs (or, non-practicing Catholics).

I’ll bet if I am visited by a ghost tonight, it’ll be nasty, old, boy-bashing Sister Catherine Imelda. She scared the bejesus out of me when she was alive, and I’ll bet the afterlife hasn’t mellowed her any.

Getting back to the survey, it quizzed more than 1,000 Americans on everything from spirits and superstition to magic and UFOs.

It turns out that women are more superstitious than men about believing in the charm of four-leaf clovers, Democrats more than Republicans over opening umbrellas indoors and liberals more than conservatives when it came to a groom seeing his bride before a wedding.

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