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Ghost
Ghost
Background
Purpose To various purposes
Country Worldwide

A Ghost, sometimes commonly known as a Spirit or a Soul, is the spirit of a deceased individual who haunts the area of their death, normally as the result of a violent or untimely death.

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Ghosts are usually considered frightening but otherwise harmless, but there are numerous accounts of more violent encounters with ghosts in folklore. Some of the more extreme examples were found in phenomena that has now become known as Poltergeists' activity (though poltergeists are a different type of spirit from ghosts).

The idea of the dead rising from the grave is as old as death itself, and unlike the revenants or vampires, the ghost has always been considered a spiritual threat rather than a physical one, and they often haunt people or warn them of dangers. Sometimes, a ghost will seek revenge on those responsible for its demise or will try to force someone else into aiding it find rest.

Ghosts may occasionally become violent and cruel, though when a ghost becomes exceptionally dangerous, it is more accurately described as a type of demon, especially if it begins to possess the living. Although most ghosts take the form of humans, there are tales of ghostly animals and even more unusual sightings such as trains, cars or ships.

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