A third of Britons believe their house ishaunted and some spooked homeowners are certain they have seen a ghost walkingtheir corridors.
A quarter of those who feel their home has a supernatural presence wereconvinced a poltergeist had moved around their possessions.
And a sixth of those who thought their house was haunted said doors open orclosed by themselves while a further sixth said they had even seen a ghost.
The figures come from a survey conductedConfused.com. Their head of home insurance Gareth Lane said: "Ghosts, ghoulsand things that go bump in the night are usually seen in films and TVprogrammes.
"But for some homeowners, they are a very real concern with three in 10 Britonssaying they thought their home was haunted.
"Whilst the most common cause forpeople thinking their home was haunted was strange noises, more than a quartersay their belongings would disappear without explanation.
"Whilst your nightmare neighbours are more likely to be the ones causingyou problems, protecting yourself from unexplained disappearances and damage isvital."
The surgery also found more than a quarter of Britons would be put off buying ahouse if they believed it was haunted.
Two fifths would not contemplate living in a home if they knew something badhad happened there, such as a murder.
Of those who believed their home washaunted nearly a quarter tried to research the history of their house and area.
A tenth tried to contact the spirits to getan answer while a sixth had been forced to sell up and flee.
Its all the immigrants trying to break in.
AlbertRoss4 days ago
They just make things up.
Same with their extreme weather forecasts.
Harryagain Harryagain4 days ago
The writer must be on drugs.
i don't know a single person who believes in ghosts.
jamesbannister4 days ago
well after living for over 60 years in britain andknowing thousands of people i havent met one person that thinks this. whowrites this utter nonsense
Gonnynosathat4 days ago
These people are living a debauched life !!