Are we more likely to believe scary things?
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11-04-2015, 09:52 PM
Are we more likely to believe scary things?
...Or do I just keep finding really weird morons?

This has just been a question swirling around my head for a while, cause it seems whenever I look into something scary online there are always a group of idiots who think it's real, and these groups of idiots never seem to show up when it comes to happy things.

And subsequently, that made me think about how there seem to be dozens of shows revolving around horror things (ghosts, mostly) and how so totally super real they are, but there never seem to be shows about how so totally super real, say, fairies are.

I was kind of wondering if there were any studies on this kind of thing, since Google didn't really give me anything.

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11-04-2015, 09:56 PM
RE: Are we more likely to believe scary things?
There's a seemingly endless supply of people who enjoy being miserable.
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11-04-2015, 10:10 PM
RE: Are we more likely to believe scary things?
Ghost shows aren't scary. The Mr Clean commercials, on the other hand....that shit is nightmare fuel.



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12-04-2015, 04:09 AM
RE: Are we more likely to believe scary things?
We all face the scariest thing of all! Death. So it fascinates us. But scary things can be a comfort. Ghosts give us an afterlife. Vampires never die. Even zombies, lousy as that life would be. . . survive death! Aliens stick things up your butt! But they don't even need to eat! Scary things offer an afterlife. . .
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12-04-2015, 04:53 AM
RE: Are we more likely to believe scary things?
I think people want to think there is mystery to life, so they'll believe whatever makes things seem more exciting.

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12-04-2015, 05:50 AM
RE: Are we more likely to believe scary things?
It's simply a survival instinct....

You're inclined to run away from lions, bears and tigers.... Not bunnies, puppies and kittens.............

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12-04-2015, 05:55 AM
RE: Are we more likely to believe scary things?
(11-04-2015 09:52 PM)CleverUsername Wrote:  And subsequently, that made me think about how there seem to be dozens of shows revolving around horror things (ghosts, mostly) and how so totally super real they are, but there never seem to be shows about how so totally super real, say, fairies are.

They're out there. Check the History channel. Tongue

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