There are not many things about my home state of Illinois that I like these days but this news gives me a little hope. According to new data compiled recently, if you live in the state of Illinois, you have the highest probability of encountering a ghost than any other state in the union! Get more details on this news below.
According to Mysterious Universe, An online poker community called CardsChat.com gathered 48 years worth of data from each state to determine what the odds are of witnessing a ghost and they created a map with the information they collected. Based on their research, they found 62,482 alleged ghost sightings in the United States between 1972 and 2020.
Texas had the most ghost sightings with 7,099. On the low end of the scale, Delaware had the least amount of sightings. But, don’t think for a second that there aren’t any haunted hot spots in that state, or any with a lower amount of sightings for that matter.
CardsChat.com used their collected data to predict the odds of seeing an apparition based on the total sightings per state compared to the current population. And while Texas did have the most reported ghost sightings, it was actually Illinois that ranked first in regards to the highest probability of encountering a spirit.
Since Illinois had a total of 2,398 ghostly encounters in the past 48 years and considering its population of 2,659,682, the researchers from the poker site ranked that state number one with the odds at +110,900.
If you’ve ever been to Illinois or lived here for any amount of time, you know that some pretty effed up stuff has happened here over time and what with one of the largest cities in the country, Chicago, and everything that goes on there it’s no surprise to me.
Source: Mysterious Universe