59% of people in Reading believe in ghostsBy Paul Robins
November 28, 2008
“Hello? Is that Mulder and Scully? Yes, we have a problem.”
Believe it or not, a spooky 59 per cent of people in Reading admit to believing in ghosts – and aliens.
According to new research, the town is becoming seriously in-tune with its supernatural sixth sense, with more and more folk convinced that the ‘the truth is out there’.
In fact 49 per cent describe themselves as ‘believers’ despite only 10 per cent claiming to have actually experienced the paranormal.
Even worse, more than half surveyed from the South East claimed a belief in the after-life.
And Reading has history here – The Diary’s regular readers will remember a report earlier this year, which identified the town as a hotbed of UFO sightings, recording the eighth highest level of supernatural phenomena across the country.
But despite all the evidence, The Diary remains far from convinced about all this supernatural mumbo jumbo.
I mean, I like Star Wars as much as the next man, but the idea of visits from extra-terrestrial beings is out of this world.
Remember back in May when residents in Woodley braced themselves for an alien invasion after spotting some bright orange lights hurtling towards them – only to discover they were in fact fire lanterns?
I rest my case.