Comments: Monster Chiller Horror Theatre

Evil spirits, maybe. Since I hang with Pentecostals I know a fair number of people who believe in demon possession, and this can cover houses as well as people.

Posted by Camassia at July 15, 2005 12:31 AM

There is more to the supernatural than ghosts. Poltergeists etc etc.

Posted by Andrew Ian Dodge at July 16, 2005 09:10 AM

This is a distinction that, in my haste, I had not perhaps considered as fully as I ought. However, it still seems odd to me. I mean, wouldn't believing in ghosts be the reasonable "lesser and included charge" here? One who believes in haunted houses therefore believes in ghosts. It doesn't seem to make sense that one would, in point of fact, believe in haunted houses but NOT in ghosts -- although, Camassia, I must admit that your explanation might explain this.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at July 16, 2005 10:22 AM