13 Facts About Ghosts


Ghosts are generally described as solitary, human-like essences, though stories of ghostly armies and the ghosts of animals rather than humans have been recounted.

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Ghosts were thought to be created at time of death, taking on the memory and personality of the dead person.

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Ghosts appeared in Homer's Odyssey and Iliad, in which they were described as vanishing "as a vapor, gibbering and whining into the earth".

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Ghosts followed the ghost outside where it indicated a spot on the ground.

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Ghosts reported in medieval Europe tended to fall into two categories: the souls of the dead, or demons.

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Ghosts cannot marry her because he is dead but her refusal would mean his damnation.

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Ghosts's work was later extended by writers like Leon Denis, Arthur Conan Doyle, Camille Flammarion, Ernesto Bozzano, Chico Xavier, Divaldo Pereira Franco, Waldo Vieira, Johannes Greber, and others.

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Ghosts established that, since such spirits were not represented in paintings or drawings, they were purely based on descriptions of popular orally transmitted traditional stories.

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Ghosts are explicitly recognized in the Tibetan Buddhist religion as they were in Indian Buddhism, occupying a distinct but overlapping world to the human one, and feature in many traditional legends.

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Ghosts are a popular theme in modern Malaysian and Indonesian films.

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Ghosts take many forms, depending on how the person died, and are often harmful.

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Ghosts are described in classical Chinese texts as well as modern literature and films.

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Ghosts often appear in the narrative as sentinels or prophets of things to come.

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