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Mysterious world is a new wiki dealing with all aspects of the strange and unexplained phenomena of the world. The name was inspired by the excellent Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious WorldTV series. Join in and contribute to our site!
Ghosts are the reported apparitions of (usually deceased) persons, often similar in appearance to that person, and usually seen in places familiar to them, the place of their death, or in association with the person's belongings. The word ghost may also refer to the spirit or soul of a deceased person, or to any spirit or demon. A place in which ghosts are claimed to appear is described as haunted. A related phenomenon is the poltergeist, literally a 'noisy spirit' that manifests itself by moving and influencing objects. Phantom armies, animals, ships and other vehicles have also been reported. Although the evidence for ghosts is largely anecdotal, the belief in ghosts throughout history has remained widespread and persistent.
Parapsychologists have made studies of ghosts and hauntings, and have attempted precise definitions of the word. Summoning or exorcising the shades of the departed is an item of belief and religious practice for spiritualists and practitioners of the occult, and exorcism is performed in Christianity. No single explanation for ghosts has gained universal acceptance.
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