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Reported by Tristan Ingram on November 28, 2008

A new study of Brit’s spiritual beliefs has revealed that more people believe in aliens and ghosts than God (58% compared to 54%) with almost one in four ‘experiencing a paranormal encounter’ (Daily Mail).

The study emerged just as aptly named Bristol housewife Christine Strange chatted to the Sun about discovering her sofa is inhabited a ghost which is so scary it frightens her dog away.

"One Sunday morning I sat down on it with a cup of tea and suddenly heard this odd squeaky noise,” Ms Strange told the tabloid.

"It could be an alien for all we know,” she added, “The noise is getting louder and louder. I'm scared it's going to come bursting out one evening while we're watching TV,” she said.

Chatting to Skrufff in April, underground techno legend Chris Liberator revealed he’s yet to see a ghost though stressed he remains open-minded to paranormal possibilities.

“I don’t really believe in ghosts but I don't disbelieve either, though I’m not really that bothered,” said Chris.

“Anything supernatural is just a natural thing we don't understand yet. I still don't understand how a telephone works (the principle, yes), but the reality of speaking to someone in real time on the other side of the world is far more supernatural than a ghost. When we understand what happens when we die, the purpose of our existence then all supernatural phenomenon, metaphysics and religion will be fully explained (and most debunked). Until then,” he said.

Black Dog electronic legend Ken Downie was even more open-minded about the issue chatting to Skrufff this March, declaring ‘many people seem convinced that the material world is the only one that there is: I find that hilarious, and infinitely sad.’

“We’ve been accused of letting The Black Dog’s mystical aspects wane, by doing gigs, and becoming more publicly accessible. But it’s always been the bedrock of belief around here,” he said.

“The modern world makes people too busy to ’stop the world’, look around, and ’see’. It’s robbed them of their ‘not doing’. If people were able to stop their personal merry-go-round occasionally, they could step off, catch their breath, and look around, they would see miracles all around them,” he suggested.

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