List of ghosts

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Painting: The ghost of Banquo

The following is a list of ghosts:


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
United Kingdom
New Zealand
  • Brian Boru Hotel, Thames, New Zealand
United States
  • 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. He is also said to 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.
  • 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 difficult-to-access location of 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, a lady in a white dress who resides on the swingset at Camp Judaea, North Carolina.
  • The Headless Nun is a purported ghost believed to haunt French Fort Cove in Nordin in New Brunswick.
Latin America
  • La Llorona, a ghost of Latin American folklore who is said to have murdered her children.
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.


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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weird NJ Stories, The Lady in White
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  3. ^ "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Bloody Mary". Snopes. 
  4. ^ "Bloody Mary, Mary Worth and other variants of a modern legend". MythologyWeb. 
  5. ^ Brown Lady of Raynham Hall - Castle of Spirits
  6. ^ Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads, "Sweet William's Ghost"
  7. ^ Braunmuller, A. R. (1997). "Introduction". In Braunmuller, A. R. Macbeth. The New Cambridge Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 266. ISBN 0-521-29455-X. 
  8. ^ Sylvan Barnet, "Shakespeare: An Overview," in Macbeth, ed. Sylvan Barnet, A Signet Classic, 1998, p. ix.
  9. ^ Hendrix, Grady, "Little Ghost on the Prairie", Slate, May 4, 2006.
  10. ^ Nash, Eric P. (2001-12-17). "Seymour V. Reit, 83, a Creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-21.