I can't say one way or another if I believe the stories or not. Lines were crossed at some point. (I would not have children sleep in my bed with me, except my own, or those closer to me who there was good reason ....my 2yo niece who bed shared with her parents but I cared for overnight on occasion, for example)

I'm a big fan of leaving the passed to rest in peace, and not disturbing their graves. (I'm even unsettled by news of cemeteries re-delegating burial plots but that's a whole other issue)
I'm a big fan of the phase "let sleeping dogs lie". Or in this case, let a deceased man lie...