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Although allergy and asthma symptoms and other physiological effects are well established, there has long been controversy over the effects of indoor mould exposure on cognitive and other functioning of the brain.
‘Reports of psychiatric symptoms including mood swings, hyperactivity, and irrational anger, as well as cognitive impairment are prevalent among those exposed to moulds.
Professor Rogers is currently leading a team of researchers measuring air quality in several reportedly haunted places around New York State. The group will compare samples taken from several buildings where ghost sightings have been reported with samples taken from properties with no paranormal activity, to see if there is a difference in the types of fungi.Professor Rogers said: ‘I have long been a fan of ghost stories and shows related to investigation of haunted places and have to admit to some strange occurrences in my own past. ‘Many of the places under investigation and from my own experiences may be prime environments for mould and other indoor air quality issues. ‘We would like to see if we can parse out some commonality between the mould microbiome in places that are haunted relative to those that are not.’
originally posted by: blackmetalmist
a reply to: natalia
I think the mold explanation might be quite reasonable to explaining certain things but that still won't explain certain things such as knocks, photographs of orbs, etc. Now it very well could be a house settling down AND camera dust.. so you can't rule those things either. Depends of the type of evidence gathered and whether you can debunk it.
I think the result should answer some of our questions BUT not entirely. Especially such as your dad's new home. What have they experienced?
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
What I don't get...
We have a slew of TV shows called "Ghost Hunters" or whatever that supposedly gather "evidence".
How much evidence needs to be collected before it's just common knowledge that ghosts exist?