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'MythBusters' examines the creepy sounds behind ghosts

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"MythBusters" host Adam Savage dressed as a cabin caretaker for the Halloween episode.

With Halloween just a few days away, it's time for the creepy and the crawly to emerge. Indeed, some believe that this time of the year is when the spirits of the dearly departed may return to the land of the living. Could that be the cause of unexplained chills or hairs standing on the back of your neck when you're in what may be a haunted home? Or is there something else going on?

"MythBusters" to the rescue! The show, which is airing its first ever Halloween special on Sunday, explores whether something as simple as an inaudible sound -- to the human ear, that is -- can convince unsuspecting folks of paranormal activities. 

In an exclusive clip that Discovery is sharing with The Clicker, "MythBusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman set out to learn just that. The pair sets up four identical cabins, with one containing human-made, non-spooky speakers that emit the subaudible frequency that may -- or may not -- lead to the belief that the said structure is haunted.

And to get the unsuspecting subjects into the mood, Adam dresses up as a spooky groundskeeper. Check it out:

The "Fright Night" episode of "MythBusters" will also investigate the myth -- perpetrated by movies -- that moving dead bodies is easy. Another area of exploration will be whether there really is such a thing as "the smell of fear."

The Halloween episode of "MythBusters" airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. on Discovery.

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