List of ghosts
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The following is a list of ghosts:
Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations
- European folklore
- Iele, feminine mythical creatures
- Moroi, a type of vampire or ghost
- Muma Pădurii, an ugly and mean old woman living in the forest
- Strigoi, troubled souls of the dead rising from the grave
- Vântoase, female spirits of the wind
- Zmeu, a fantastic creature
- The Knights of Ålleberg are the ghosts of twelve knights that died in the Battle of Ålleberg in 1389.
- James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell of Dragsholm Castle, Denmark
- United Kingdom
Main articles: Reportedly haunted locations in the United Kingdom and Reportedly haunted locations in Scotland
- Drummer of Tedworth
- Bloody Mary
- The Brown Lady
- Sweet William's Ghost
- The Cock Lane ghost received massive public attention in 18th-century England.
- Man in Grey of the Theatre Royal
- Nan Tuck's Ghost, believed to haunt Nan Tuck's Lane, one mile from Buxted.
- The ghost nun of Borley Rectory
- The ghost of Anne Boleyn
- New Zealand
- Brian Boru Hotel, Thames, New Zealand
- United States
Main articles: List of reportedly haunted locations in the United States and Reportedly haunted locations in Washington, D.C.
- Ghosts of the American Civil War
- Blue Lady, the ghost of a woman reported in and around the Moss Beach Distillery Cafe in Moss Beach, California.
- Joe Bush, a ghost that allegedly haunts the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon. He is said to leave wet, bare footprints on the decks of the dredge, cause lights to flicker, and doors to open and close.
- Ghost of Queen Esther, the ghost of a Iroquois woman who mourns the massacre of her village in Pennsylvania.
- President Abraham Lincoln's ghost has been reported in the White House numerous times, many of those by prominent people such as the Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill.
- Minnie Quay, a legend in the paranormal circles of Michigan.
- Old Book is the name given to a ghost or spirit which haunts a cemetery at Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois.
- The Red Lady of Huntingdon College is a ghost believed to haunt the former Pratt Hall dormitory at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
- The Ridgeway Ghost of Wisconsin Folklore, is believed to terrorize people along a 25-mile stretch of old mining road.
- Slag Pile Annie, a ghost appearing as an elderly woman working in a remote and hard-to-access location in the former Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Greenbrier Ghost, the alleged ghost of a young woman in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. In a murder trial, her "testimony of a ghost" was accepted as evidence.
- Emily, the ghost of a high school age girl who supposedly haunts a covered bridge in Stowe, Vermont. The bridge is dubbed "Emily's Bridge" and she is said to be seen only at midnight.
- The Lady in the White Dress, who resides on the swingset at Camp Judaea, North Carolina.
- The Bell Witch was a poltergeist said to haunt the family of John Bell near the town of Adams, Tennessee starting in 1817. The spirit was said to have been witnessed by Andrew Jackson although this is highly unlikely and has manifested itself as various animals and a disembodied voice mocking John and citing scripture from the Bible. It was also said to have tormented the family violently but seemed to have a fondness for daughter Betsy as she grew older until she fell in love with a man the witch despised. Eventually the ghost was blamed for John Bell's death after it was said it left a poison disguised as medicine. The Bell Witch partly inspired The Blair Witch Project and the events of her story were depicted in the film An American Haunting.
Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations in Canada
- Emily Carr allegedly haunts James Bay Inn in Victoria, British Columbia.
- Francis Nicholson Darke allegedly haunts Darke Hall in Regina, Saskatchewan.
- The Dungarvon Whooper is a ghost believed to haunt Blackville, New Brunswick.
- Charles Melville Hays allegedly haunts Château Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario.
- The Headless Nun is a purported ghost believed to haunt French Fort Cove in Nordin, New Brunswick.
- Minnie Hopkins, wife of Edward Nicholas Hopkins, allegedly haunts Hopkins Dining Parlour in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
- Alexander Keith allegedly haunts his brewery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- Nils von Schoultz allegedly haunts Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario.
- Aeneas Shaw's daughter, Sophia allegedly haunts Queenston, Ontario.
- Frederick Baker ("Frederick Federici") of Princess Theatre, Melbourne
- Monte Cristo Homestead of Junee, New South Wales; allegedly Australia's most haunted house.
- Latin America
- La Llorona, a ghost of Latin American folklore who is said to have murdered her children.
- El Silbón, a Venezuelan ghost, said to have murdered his father and been cursed by his mother.
Main article: Japanese ghost story
- Nyai Roro Kidul of the South Sea, who pulls swimmers to their death
- Other urban legends
- Vanishing hitchhiker
- Deogen, or "De Ogen" or "The Eyes", is a ghost believed to haunt the Sonian Forest in Belgium. It is often seen as figure in the form of fog followed by smaller shadow figures.
- Banquo from William Shakespeare's 1606 play Macbeth
- Hamlet's father from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
- The Flying Dutchman, originally from A Voyage to Botany Bay (1795) by George Barrington.
- The Canterville Ghost of Oscar Wilde's popular short story of the same name.
- Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol (The Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Jacob Marley)
- The Dead Men of Dunharrow in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings; arguably also the Nazgûl in the same work.
- Annie Sawyer and Alex Millar from the television series Being Human
- Beetlejuice, Adam and Barbara Maitland of the film Beetlejuice
- The Bell Witch
- "The Black Pirate", aka Jon Valor, is a DC Comics character.
- Boo, a Mario enemy.
- The ghosts at Hogwarts:
- Casper the Friendly Ghost and his Uncles, The Ghostly Trio.
- The Gay Ghost, later renamed the Grim Ghost, is a DC Comics superhero.
- Gentleman Ghost is a DC Comics supervillain.
- Ghost, the superhero from Dark Horse Comics
- The Ghost Rider, also known as the Night Rider and Phantom Rider, is the name of several supernatural antiheroes from Marvel Comics.
- Ghost Roaster, a Skylander in the Skylanders series.
- Homer the Happy Ghost, a fictional character published by Atlas Comics in the 1950s.
- Kayako Saeki, the onryo, and her homicidal husband Takeo Saeki, the evil yurei, from the film The Grudge.
- King Boo, the leader of the Boos in the Mario series.
- LeChuck of the series of graphic adventure games Monkey Island
- The Little Ghost Godfrey (Swedish: "Lilla spöket Laban" [The Little Ghost Laban]), known as "the ghost who wouldn't haunt", a Swedish children's book character.
- From the television series Charmed, characters: Penny Halliwell, Patricia "Patty" Halliwell
- The Ghosts from Pac-Man, Blinky (red), Pinky (pink), Inky (blue) and Clyde (Orange)
- The Phantom of the Opera, also known as Erik and "The Opera Ghost", the antagonist of the novel The Phantom of the Opera and Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End musical of the same name.
- Slimer (Ghostbusters)
- Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, a comic book ghost.
- Sydney Grimlett is a ghost from "Alabama Ghost", the book series. He is claimed to have haunted the Auburn University Chapel, and now occupies the Telfair Peet Theatre on the Auburn University campus in Auburn, Alabama.
- Timmy the Timid Ghost, a comic book ghost.
- The Twins of The Matrix Reloaded, henchmen of the Merovingian who can move through solid objects.
- High-Five Ghost, a friend of Muscle Man from Cartoon Network's Regular Show.
- Carrie, an emo ghost from Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball.
- Emily, a ghost from the single volume graphic novel Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
- Billy Joe Cobra, a ghost from the French/British animated television series, Dude, That's My Ghost!.
- Omiyo, or Ghost-chan, a ghost that haunts the Hinata family's basement in the anime Keroro Gunso.
- Agatha Prenderghast, a character from the stop-motion animated film, ParaNorman
- The ghosts in the show Ruby Gloom:
- Booboo, a regular inhabitant of the house, who enjoys spooking but generally is not able to scare the other members of the household because he is a young ghost and mostly quite seems cute to them.
- "The Whites" are two fully mature and rather heavyset male ghosts. They call each other by the name "Mr. White". They have some rank in the ghostly realm and are Booboo's superiors. Both wears sunglasses and but one wears a tie, who seems to be the highest rank.
- Fear of ghosts
- Ghost films
- Ghost hunting
- Ghost ships
- Ghost stories
- Ghost trains
- Haunted houses
- List of reportedly haunted locations
- Weird NJ Stories, The Lady in White
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- Brown Lady of Raynham Hall - Castle of Spirits
- Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads, "Sweet William's Ghost"
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