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Halloween is here and that means ghosts and all kinds of scary things. But you don't have to be afraid of things that aren't real, right? Thing is many people believe ghosts are real.

According to a recent poll reported at huffingtonpost.com, 45% of people surveyed say they believe in ghosts, and I have to tell you, I've had a number of incidents that made me believe as well.

Diane and I had a few things happen on a trip to Cape May that made us lose some sleep. Doors slamming right in front of you and the sound of feet on an empty stairwell are pretty convincing events.

It's chilling enough to hear stories from other people, but then to experience things yourself that are very difficult to explain can be downright frightening. I know a lot of people think if you're looking to see something, you will. Well I wasn't looking to see anything. As a matter of fact, I would have been glad to notice nothing, but it didn't work out that way.

But you don't have to have seen a ghost to believe. The same survey found that while 59% don't think they've ever seen a ghost, still 45% believe in their existence.