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Here are answers to frequently asked questions about ghosts, hauntings, and life after death.

Are deathbed visions real?

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"I am 400 miles away from my father, who is 91, in a rest home," writes Janet W. "My mother and daughter have told me he has been visiting with his family for about the last ten days. The visits get more and more often during the day. I am a firm believer in deathbed visions. I just wanted to know if he might know the end is closer than we think."

Are some people more susceptible to incubus and succubus attacks?

"I was reading an article about the incubus and succubus having sex with people while they are asleep," says Tracy. "Is there something that makes people more susceptible to this?"

Can animals be ghosts?

Can animals be ghosts?

Can ghosts attack?

"Have you ever heard of a ghost punching somebody?" asks a reader. "This happened in my bedroom in the middle of the night. It was a powerful forearm strike. If you know of others who have had this experience, it might help me comprehend what happened."

Could there be ghosts on other planets?

"After reading about Nibiru, I got to thinking about extinction-level events (ELE), other planets, and ghosts," writes Jerry. "If ghosts exist and are around us now, what happens if an ELE destroys all life on Earth? Would ghosts remain or also be destroyed?"

Do good ghosts exist?

"Everything I read seems to be about bad ghosts," says Betty. "I have only had good or sometimes strange experiences, but not scary. Do good ghosts exist?"

Footsteps and voices: What is going on?

"We are sure we have something in our house and could really do with your help," says Pete. "We have experienced footsteps around the house, things being moved, unexplained voices, and being touched. Both my partner and I have woken up with unexplained marks on our bodies and we would really like to get to the bottom of what's going on as it is starting to affect our lives."

How can I make my parents believe in ghosts?

"My parents are skeptics of paranormal phenomena," writes Jessica. "They've watched programs like The Haunting and still are not impressed. How do I make them believe in ghosts? Do they have to experience ghosts themselves?"

How do I communicate with a ghost?

"My wife and I live in mobile home," says David. "I have been awakened by the sound of the floor creaking just out side our bedroom. I have been awakened to a young girl laughing very loudly. It sounds like it is coming from our living room. I was wondering if there was a way that I could try to communicate with the little girl or tape or record this to see if it is just me dreaming or that there is something going on."

How do I get rid of a demon?

"I am dealing with a demon and it has been controlling my life and will not go away," writes A Fan. "I was hoping you would tell me if you know based on your paranormal research."
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