Do you think the ideas about ghosts change over time?

My grandmother says that when she was a lass, you hardly ever heard of any haunting and even then it was only in exceptional circumstances, like creepy old castles or whatever. Now ghosts seem to be all over the place, every second basement seems to have the uneasy spirit of some dude that hung himself. Are those... show more My grandmother says that when she was a lass, you hardly ever heard of any haunting and even then it was only in exceptional circumstances, like creepy old castles or whatever. Now ghosts seem to be all over the place, every second basement seems to have the uneasy spirit of some dude that hung himself.
Are those 'Ghost Hunter' type shows to blame for promoting the idea that spirits are lurking restlessly in every nook and cranny?
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