List of ghosts
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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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Frederick Baker ("Federici") of Princess Theatre, Melbourne
- Latin America
- La Llorona, a ghost of Latin American folklore who is said to have murdered her children.
- 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.
- Beetlejuice and 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 staff at Hogwarts:
- Casper the Friendly Ghost
- 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
- Ghost, the supervillain from Marvel 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.
- 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)
- Space Ghost, the animated superhero
- 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.
- Weird NJ Stories, The Lady in White
- "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Bloody Mary". Snopes.
- "Bloody Mary, Mary Worth and other variants of a modern legend". MythologyWeb.
- Brown Lady of Raynham Hall - Castle of Spirits
- Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads, "Sweet William's Ghost"
- 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.
- Sylvan Barnet, "Shakespeare: An Overview," in Macbeth, ed. Sylvan Barnet, A Signet Classic, 1998, p. ix.
- Hendrix, Grady, "Little Ghost on the Prairie", Slate, May 4, 2006.
- Nash, Eric P. (2001-12-17). "Seymour V. Reit, 83, a Creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-21.