Forty percent of Americans claim to believe in ghosts. Some believe that reputedly “haunted” places are simply sites with strong electromagnetic activity. So, in 2006, scientists attempted to manufacture a haunted room in London.
They rigged the room to release electromagnetic pulses and infrasound waves, which are often credited with generating creepy vibes. After spending an hour in the specially rigged room, nearly three-quarters of the participants said they experienced more than three unusual feelings. Six percent felt nothing. Several felt sexually aroused, which unfortunately triggers our memories of the bizarre Dan Aykroyd dream sequence from “Ghostbusters.”