List of ghosts
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The following is a list of ghosts:
- South Africa
- Hantu Air
- Hantu Raya
- Kuntilanak It is also known as a Matianak or Pontianak (folklore)
- Orang Minyak
- Penanggalan or 'Hantu Penanggal'
- Sundel bolong
- United Arab Emirates
- European folklore
- Black Knight, believed to haunt Fort Manoel
- Blue Lady, believed to haunt Verdala Palace
- Grey Lady, believed to haunt Fort St Angelo
- 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
- Slavic folklore
- United Kingdom
- Agnes Sampson, known as Bloody Agnes, believed to haunt Holyrood Palace.
- Drummer of Tedworth
- Bloody Mary
- The Brown Lady
- The Grey Lady, a ghost believed to haunt Glamis Castle.
- 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, reportedly seen at the Tower of London
- 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.
- 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, 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 the United Kingdom, 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 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.
- The Wizard Clip was apparently a ghost which haunted a home in Middleway, WV where a Catholic traveler died in 1794 without benefit of the Last rites or any Catholic Sacrament. For years, visitors to the house had articles of clothing and even their own hair clipped, often in the shapes of stars or crescent moons. The ghost was eventually exorcised by a pair of Catholic Priests who performed a Mass at the house, restoring peace to the house. In gratitude, the owner of the home deeded about 35 acres of his land to the Catholic Church.
- The ghost of Resurrection Mary haunts roads and buildings around Resurrection Cemetery near Justice, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
- 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.
- La Llorona, a ghost of Latin American folklore who is said to have murdered her children.
- Sihuanaba, a change-shaping spirit of Central America who lures men into danger before revealing her face to be that of a horse or a skull.
- Sayona, a Venezuelan vengeful spirit who shows up to unfaithful husbands.
- Frederick Baker ("Frederick Federici") of Princess Theatre, Melbourne
- Monte Cristo Homestead of Junee, New South Wales; allegedly Australia's most haunted house.
- New Zealand
- 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.
- Ezra, Phineas, and Gus. The hitchhiking ghosts from Disney's Haunted Mansion ride
- Boo (formerly Boo Diddley), an enemy in the Mario series of games.
- King Boo, the leader of the Boos.
- The ghosts at Hogwarts:
- Casper the Friendly Ghost and his Uncles, The Ghostly Trio.
- Danny Phantom
- The Gay Ghost, later renamed the Grim Ghost, is a DC Comics superhero.
- Beetlejuice, Adam, and Barbara Maitland of the film Beetlejuice
- The Bell Witch
- "The Black Pirate", aka Jon Valor, is a DC Comics character.
- 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.
- 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) and Sue.
- 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. However, he is not a literal ghost.
- Timmy the Timid Ghost, a comic book ghost.
- The Twins of The Matrix Reloaded, henchmen of the Merovingian who can move through solid objects.
- Slimer from Ghostbusters
- Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, a comic book ghost.
- 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!.
- Spectra Vondergeist, daughter of the ghosts from Monster High.
- 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.
- Reverend Henry Kane and the other ghosts from the Poltergeist film series
- Ghost Princess from the Cartoon Network original series, Adventure Time
- Nicky, Tara, Mr. and Mrs Roland and Phears from the Mostly Ghostly franchise
- High-Five Ghost, a friend of Muscle Man from Cartoon Network's Regular Show.
- Carrie Krueger, an emo ghost from Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball.
- Phantasma Phantom, a laughter prone musically talented ghost girl from the movie Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School.
- Annie Sawyer and Alex Millar from the television series Being Human, and Matt Bolton from the spin-off Becoming Human.
- Hugh Crain from the novel The Haunting of Hill House, the novel's 1963 film adaption and the 1999 remake.
- Snare Drum From Meshuggah's "Marrow".
- Marion and George Kerby, ghosts who haunt Cosmo Topper in the two novels by Thorne Smith, the film Topper and its sequels Topper Takes a Trip and Topper Returns, and the television series Topper.
- Mettaton and Napstablook from Undertale. The former is a ghost inside a robot body and the latter is Mettaton's cousin, who makes "spook remixes".
- Archibald Corduroy, Ma and Pa Duskerton and the unnamed lumberjack from Gravity Falls
- Tenkuuji Takeru, protagonist of Kamen Rider Ghost. The ghosts of fifteen significant historical figures also appear in the series as power-ups and plot devices, with more appearing in related movies and side-stories.
- The Snapchat ghost
- 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"
- 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.
- Nash, Eric P. (2001-12-17). "Seymour V. Reit, 83, a Creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- Hendrix, Grady, "Little Ghost on the Prairie", Slate, May 4, 2006.
- Media related to Ghosts at Wikimedia Commons