Is the UK a nation obsessed with ghosts and ghouls? Judging by the amount of ghost-hunting documentaries in our TV schedules and the enduring popularity of horror movies, you might think so. And it’s no wonder. With so much great history and tradition to look back into, there’s plenty of scope for spooky stories and tales of the unexpected. But is any of it actually real or is it all just make-believe?
There are those who believe that simply saying we cease to exist when we pass away is too simplistic and who insist they have had very real spiritual experiences, proving to themselves at least that the spirit world really does exist. Others will always remain sceptics, believing such experiences to be the products of overactive imaginations. But how sceptical do they remain after watching a truly terrifying horror movie and hearing things go bump in the night?
For some, believing in the existence of ghosts is a way to retain a link with loved ones who have passed on. After all, if we believe a loved one is still with us in some form, it can be comforting rather than scary. But is there more to it than simply wishful thinking?
Perhaps no one will ever really know the answer, but there are plenty of people who claim they can help you find out. If you search for a clairvoyant or a psychic in UK areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Expert psychics and mediums claim to be able to help people communicate with the spirit world, using their practised techniques and innate skills. Whether you think you’ve got a ghost in your garage, a poltergeist in your pantry or a spirit in your cellar, there are experts out there who are only too willing to help track down the spooky presences for you.