Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Belief of ghosts or specters are worldwide in all cultures. Generally this type of ghost will result from the death of a person "before their time" in a tragic manner, be it through an accident or intentional violence. A specter tends to take recognizable human shape (as opposed to a mass or "orb,") and will be tied to a particular location, most commonly a home or area where the person met their fate. These types of ghost are also usually indifferent to human co-inhabitants, and will usually not even notice a living person unless confronted.
I myself have never seen one.