The article, “Don’t be afraid of any ghosts” by Professor Andrew Fiala, is extremely simplistic and misleading.
I am not a paranormal investigator, but out of the four homes I’ve owned, three have been haunted. I have the (dubious?) ability to tell if a structure is haunted and whether the entities involved are benign or malignant. Professor Fiala’s article reads as if he’s never been in a haunted house, let alone owned one.
Speaking for the animal kingdom, especially the canine portion, and the interaction between dogs and ghosts, is ludicrous. Experiencing dogs interacting with ghosts can be either exhilarating or daunting, depending on the situation. Many times my prankster-like ghosts in my first haunted house would awaken my beagles from their naps. Additionally, I could follow the paths of these spectral roommates by watching the eyes of my beagles tracking them.
Also, is Professor Fiala aware that there are two types of ghosts, residual and intelligent? Does he know why ghosts haunt a place or a person? He needs further education on the subject of ghosts and haunts before sharing further thoughts on this subject.
Stephanie Morris Girton, Fresno