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People Think Teslas Might Be Able to Detect Ghosts

And does Elon Musk know?

For many, the Tesla is more than just a car, it’s an entire lifestyle choice. To own one is to be a part of electric vehicle revolution, and driving one definitely makes a statement, even if you don’t necessarily adhere to the entire philosophy of the company’s controversial founder, Elon Musk.

These pricey electric vehicles come with all sorts of bells and whistles, though not a month goes by without hearing about some bug that hasn’t been fully worked out, even though it’s been implemented on the road.

One of these “bugs” is seen as a feature by paranormal investigators, though. They claim that Teslas can detect ghosts.


This video, and many others like it, feature people driving their Teslas through cemeteries, and show the machinery displaying the presence of people on their view screen. The Tesla system has monitors that analyze possible objects, pedestrians, or even pets in the roadway and alert the driver. And the Tesla thinks it sees people in these graveyards.

Critics claim the car is merely erroneously displaying gravestones as people onscreen. But to buy this explanation requires imagining that Tesla engineers never thought their car would drive by large motionless objects, such as, say, stone road barriers, traffic cones, or walls.

Which I suppose is also possible. After all, Teslas are the same cars that can allegedly break down and lock wheels and steering in the middle of a freeway.

But this isn’t the first time that ghost hunters have been able to utilize buggy tech to help them find evidence of the supernatural. If a radio switching stations can “hear” ghosts, then why can’t a car’s pedestrian monitor see them?