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The following is a list of ghosts:

Folklore

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations

Africa

Egypt

Further information: List of ghosts § Middle East

Nigeria
South Africa

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations in South Africa

Asia

East Asia

China

Main article: Ghosts in Chinese culture

See also: List of supernatural beings in Chinese folklore

Korea
Japan

South Asia

India

Main article: Bhoot (ghost)


Sri Lanka[1]

Main article: Demons of Sri Lanka

Nepal
Pakistan

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations § Pakistan

Southeast Asia

Indonesia/Malaysia

Main article: Ghosts in Malay culture

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations § Indonesia

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations § Malaysia


Myanmar
Philippines

Main article: Ghosts in Filipino culture

See also: List of haunted locations in the Philippines

Thailand

Main article: Ghosts in Thai culture

Vietnam

Main article: Ghosts in Vietnamese culture

Bangladesh

Main article: Ghosts in Bengali culture

Middle East

Egypt

Main article: Ancient Egyptian concept of the soul

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations § Egypt

Mesopotamia

Main article: Ghosts in Mesopotamian religions

United Arab Emirates

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations § United Arab Emirates

Jewish mythology

Europe

White Lady
European folklore

Further information: Revenant, Necromancy, and Samhain

Finland
France

Further information: List of reportedly haunted locations in France

Graeco-Roman

Main article: Magic in the Greco-Roman world

See also: Shade (mythology)

Malta
Romania

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations in Romania

Scandinavia
Slavic folklore

Further information: Supernatural beings in Slavic folklore

Slovakia
Spain

Main article: Ghosts in Spanish-speaking cultures § Spain

United Kingdom

Main article: Ghosts in English-speaking cultures

See also: Reportedly haunted locations in the United Kingdom and Reportedly haunted locations in Scotland

North America

Canada

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations in Canada

Caribbean
United States

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations in the United States

Main article: Reportedly haunted locations in Washington, D.C.

See also: Chindi, Ghost sickness, and Ghost Dance

Other urban legends
Mexico

Main article: Ghosts in Mexican culture

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations in Mexico

Further information: Day of the Dead

South America

Main article: Ghosts in Spanish-speaking cultures

See also: List of reportedly haunted locations in Colombia

Oceania

Australia

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations § Australia

New Zealand

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations § New Zealand

Polynesia

Main articles: Ghosts in Polynesian culture and Ghosts and spirits in Maori culture

Literature

Popular culture

  • Booboo, a young ghost and a regular inhabitant of the house, enjoys spooking but generally is not able to scare the other members of the household.
  • "The Whites", two mature and rather heavyset male ghosts, call each other by the name "Mr. White". They have some rank in the ghostly realm and are Booboo's superiors. Both wear sunglasses but one wears a tie.

See also

References

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  8. ^ Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads, "Sweet William's Ghost"
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