A physicist in England believes that the research done by the Large Hadron Collider has proven that ghosts do not exist.
Dr. Brian Cox put forward the intriguing observation on a radio program devoted to science and the paranormal.
At the onset of the conversation, Cox was quick to declare the proverbial death of ghosts and then went on to explain his reasoning.
According to Cox, ghosts should theoretically require some kind of force which would interact with our physical world.
Since the LHC has managed to observe the elements which create our universe on an incredibly small scale but have never seen something anomalous which would account for the purported powers of a ghost, Cox contends that the infamous spirits therefore cannot be real.
Based on what science now knows about the fabric of the universe, Cox explained that ghosts would require "an extension to the Standard Model of Particle Physics that has escaped detection at the Large Hadron Collider."
Such a possibility, he said, is "almost inconceivable at the energy scales typical of the particle interactions in our bodies."
On a scientific level, Cox's claims that the LHC is the ultimate ghost buster may have merit, but it is that inconceivable nature at the heart of the phenomenon that has caused it to haunt humans for ages.
So we suspect that this latest attempt to smother the spirits will probably fail to stick.