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Ghostlore

Four questions about supernatural studies. Words by George Upton. Photograph by Paul Rousteau.

Dr. Peter Lamont is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh where he specializes in the history and psychology of magic and the paranormal. It’s an area of study that explores not only why people believe in the supernatural but how we all understand and relate to the world around us. Here, he explains why a belief in ghosts (both the spirits of loved ones and more malevolent poltergeists) has been a consistent part of human experience, shaped by

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Four

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