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Are you scared of attics because a ghost may be up there?

10 Answers
Or, what part of your house are you scared of in the night?
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I have no fear of ghosts, goblins and "things that go bump in the night", Hockey59 so I have no concern that an evil spiritual entity might be in my attic. The entertainment industry does seem use attics and basements as the scene for many nefarious activities which might explain an irrational fear of these particular locations. Perhaps people have been conditioned to be apprehensive of these settings.

Some people allege that animals are much more in tune with the supernatural. If that were true, I assume that my dogs, cats, birds and the rabbit would react adversely to strange sights and sounds, (assuming they were not elderly.) Big Bun has a large pen in my basement and he is always relaxed and at ease. I guess it is safe to assume there are no apparitions occurring down there.

Why wouldn't a ghost dwell in the main living space of a home? If a wayward spirit intended to torment home dwellers, why wouldn't the entity just pass through the wall or ceiling into the main living space? (Do doors have to be opened to allow ghosts to enter?) Is it logical to assume that fears might arise because attics are seldom-visited and somewhat foreign to homeowners?

I might be concerned that if bees gained an entrance to my attic. It would be the ideal location for nests. Spiders are another concern, (running into spider webs is unquestionably creepy.) I would be fearful of bats due to the increased potential the species has for transmitting rabies, (but I don't believe they would have access to my home.) Nevertheless, attic-dwelling ghosts are not a concern.

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F

In the summer, I moved to an old cottage in the countryside. We don't have very many neighbors, in fact we are surrounded by fields. It is a sort of upside down house because only the bedrooms are upstairs, all other rooms including the bathroom are downstairs. Sometimes if I wake up in the night to go to the toilet, I have to go all the way downstairs and walk the length of the house to get to the bathroom. It is quite eerie downstairs and because we are so isolated, I always feel that someone is watching me. There is no one watching me (that I know of!) and it is all in my very over active imagination!

One time, I came down to the bathroom and in my haste to get back upstairs, I tripped over the cat which made me scream when I felt his fur on my leg! I practically leaped up the stairs two at a time and got into the bedroom. The cottage is very old and makes all sorts of weird noises at night - creaking and banging. In the daytime the house seems so different and I often think I have been silly. Then when darkness falls again at night, it starts all over again. I've even tried not drinking after 7pm in the evening, but I still have to get up in the middle of the night. I will just have to get used to it!

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Funny you should ask. When I was a little girl I used to spend the weekend at my cousins house. They had a bathroom upstairs, and in that bathroom was a door to the attic. The attic door always stood about 3 inches open. I was not scared at the time, but one night I was using the bathroom before I went to bed and I went over and closed the door firmly. I even pulled on it to be sure it was shut.
In the early morning hours I got up and went to the bathroom again and that door was about 3 inches open again. I was so scared that I went downstairs and used that bathroom instead. I always made excuses from then on so that I would not have to spend the night in that house again. Fear is a very powerful thing!

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I

While I don't automatically assume there are ghosts anywhere, completely dark areas of the house creep me out when I'm alone. Usually I'll turn lights as I go so I don't have to go in to pitch black rooms. I think it has less to do with the fact that I think something is in there and more with the fact that I'm a bit wimpy and a bit paranoid, especially after watching something creepy. It just makes me feel a bit better to be able to see in a room well.

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W

A bit, yes. I get paranoid very easily, and even before entering the attic, I will think there's a ghost silhouette just having his back turned to me, next to the window with the moon glaring on him. When I enter the attic, the ladder will fall and I will be stuck with whatever is in the attic. I'm usually not thinking of ghosts when I'm going up to the attic, I'm just paranoid that some living human being will be there.

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C

Honestly it depends on my state of mind. If I've hooked onto something I can't explain, like a noise or a smell or sound, I go to investigate, immediately prepared for a fight. But the longer my explanations fail to explain whats going on it doesn't matter where I am, overtime I get more and more freaked out until I'm convinced I'm being hunted by a ghost and nothing I can do will ever save me.

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I am far more concerned there may be spiders, centipedes, mice or a bat than I am there may be a ghost. I hate to run into creepy crawlers in a dimly lit, small area. If I ever hear any noises coming from an attic, the possibility of seeing a ghost is the last thing I think of. The reaction of shivers up and down my spine and the hair on my arms and back of my neck would be the same in either case.

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U

Nope, it's my house, if anyone should be scared it's the trespasser lol.I used to be a coward, I am even afraid of the dark, but now not anymore. I believe in supernatural things, I even "bumped" with ghosts several times, to tell you the truth, I am more afraid of robbers than ghosts. Robbers can bring guns or knife, take your life, but ghost, well not so much they can do.

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I don't believe in ghosts and there is no part of my home that I am afraid of at night.
If I heard an intruder I would dial 911 and hide until they arrived.
These days there seems to be enough people to be scared of, forget the ghost.
From what I hear,( from people who do believe in ghosts), they are harmless.

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Attics and basements make me nervous, but only because they are more closed in spaces and I'm very claustrophobic. When I was a child I had a dream that my family left me in the attic of a haunted house they were touring. Frightening.

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