Howoooo-ay! Geordies are the most haunted people in Britain, study finds

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Geordies are the most haunted people in Britain, a study has suggested.

Some 32 per cent of Geordies polled said they had seen a ghost, while those in Leeds were the least likely to have had a ghostly encounter – just ten per cent.

The study found 67 per cent of Brits would put an offer in on a haunted house – but would expect a whopping 19 per cent to be lopped off the price.

Barclays Mortgages polled 2,000 people around the country.

Some 32 per cent of Geordies polled said they had seen a ghost, while those in Leeds were the least likely to have had a ghostly encounter – just ten per cent (file photo)

Some 32 per cent of Geordies polled said they had seen a ghost, while those in Leeds were the least likely to have had a ghostly encounter – just ten per cent (file photo)

Dr Peter Brooks, Chief Behavioural Scientist at Barclays said: ‘When it comes to horror, there’s a real spectrum of different reactions, from those who squeamishly avoid any mention of the supernatural to those who actively seek it out with a healthy dose of morbid fascination.

‘Ultimately, we all have different stimulants for what we find scary, and what may trigger the instinctive flight or fight mechanism in our brains.

Such attitudes extend to our house-buying preferences as well.

‘Our research shows that while rumours of a home being haunted is enough to send chills down the spine of some purchasers, others actively seek out haunted houses because they like properties with a bit more ‘character’, or spot an opportunity to negotiate a good deal.’  

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