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We have the results of our io9 poll asking if you believe in ghosts, and guess what the majority said? We talk to celebrated author Mary Roach about paranormal investigations and the best graveyards.
We have the results of our io9 poll asking if you believe in ghosts, and guess what the majority said? We talk to celebrated author Mary Roach about paranormal investigations and the best graveyards. Plus we show you how to create your very own ghostly apparition to scare your friends.
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io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today. Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of io9, and Esther Inglis Arkell, io9 writer, cover science fiction and science fact in a studio format with segments including Esther Gets Experimental, Ask a Scientist, Tragic Trailer, Doom of the Week, Trivia Quiz and This is Awesome. The show will feature field segments and interviews with scientists, experts, and authors. In a whimsical yet authentic format, Annalee and Esther will explain weird and interesting science, feature interesting material from the web, discuss popular culture in reviewing books, tv, and film, and perform fantastic experiments.
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We asked you in a poll whether or not you believed in ghosts. The options were: Yes, I think they are spirits of the dead, I think there is a scientific explanation for ghosts, but we haven't found it yet, There are no ghosts, but what people see is real -- they're just responding to environmental phenomena like ultra-sonic noises that might cause feelings of dread or shivers, Absolutely not. There are no ghosts, I don't believe in spirits of the dead, but I do think ghosts might be a "psychic residue" left by traumatic events. Discover the surprising results.
Esther shows off an example of Pepper's ghost. A well used technique for recreating ghostly apparitions in theater and TV.