Apparition

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Generally, an apparition is an instance of something's appearing, i.e. being seen. The term may refer to:

Supernatural[edit]

  • Apparitional experience, an anomalous, quasi-perceptual experience
  • Vision (spirituality), inspirational renderings, generally of a future state and/or of a mythical being
  • Marian apparition, in which the Virgin Mary is believed to have supernaturally appeared
  • Ghost, the disembodied spirit or soul of a deceased person
  • Doppelgänger, the ghostly double of a living person
  • Bilocation, the ability/instances in which an individual or object appears to be located in two distinct places at the same instant in time
  • Apparition (Harry Potter), a form of teleportation used in the Harry Potter novels

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