Ghost Busted
Reader's Digest Canada|October 2020
Ghost Busted
How to tell if you’re being haunted
Cassie Barradas


Inner demon or genuine demon? Supernatural or just super natural?

It can be so darn difficult these days to know whether you’re looking at a ghost from your past, an actual ghost or a child in a ghost costume. Thankfully this howl-to guide will help you to understand whether you are literally or figuratively being haunted! Read on boo-low.

SCENARIO: Every time you walk along the pier, you can’t stop thinking of how she broke your heart, leaving you for that Pilates instructor. STATUS: Figurative haunting WHAT TO DO NEXT: Download some dating apps and make new connections.

SCENARIO: A translucent figure sits on the edge of your bed in a nightgown, staring at you in silence while an eerie light emanates from its being.

STATUS: Literal haunting

WHAT TO DO NEXT: Call a medium.

SCENARIO: You’re looking through old family photos, when suddenly you notice a pale spectre just out of frame. Its eyes bore into yours as though it sees you in real time.


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October 2020