What has changed since 2001 is the advent of social media, which allows credulous people to make contact with one another and reinforce one another's fantasies.
Social media can also be a direct cause too.
Two weeks ago a long term friend passed away and I am still seeing their likes on my FB news feed. I saw one like the day after, another 4 days later, one yesterday and the same like again today. What's the odds, (1) a ghost in the machine, (2) just another FB script stuff up or (3) someone is being misleading and the account has not been memorialised by FB yet.
Edited by LaurieAG, 24 November 2017 - 10:46 PM.