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Questions tagged [ghosts]

For questions about dead people who appear before the living in non-corporeal form, often without constraints such as gravity and interaction with matter.

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What Motivates the Dead? [closed]

No brain eating zombies. I'm talking about something more akin to the afterlife. In the world of the dead, what would my motivations be? Assume a spiritual world where regular food is not required, ...
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Scientifically Understandable Souls? [closed]

Going by our understanding of science and physics as of the time of this posting, how could souls (or something close enough to the idea of the soul to have possibly inspired it) exist and continue ...
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What kind of material (for weapons) would be effective against ghosts in a medieval setting? [closed]

My story takes place in medieval times, where ghosts are a common sight. I'm not gonna go in too much detail, but lets just say that it's perfectly normal for living human beings to interact with ...
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Can humanity peacefully coexist with this type of ghosts? [closed]

Imagine the modern society, except all dead people spawned ghosts upon death. The ghost of the dead inherits memory and personality of its past living self, appear as translucent wraiths that can ...
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How would a proof of “souls and other worlds” affect world religions? [closed]

So in my world, ghosts are definitely a thing that exist, so therefore something at least like a soul must exist. It's fairly common knowledge, albeit most people don't know a lot about them, only ...
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How to explain truly emotional ghosts?

No, not like that!!! The Oxford Dictionary defines: Ghost as "an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image". Basically ...
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Is there a way to make Spirits believable in a Non-Magic world?

I was watching a show, in which spirits, in the sense of Spirits you can summon, etc. are a common place in the world. The spirits, generally can be anything at all that is considered a spirit already....
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Why would ghosts not fall downward?

In my short story ghosts are much like the movie, "Ghost," where they can interact with each other and also have a very tiny bit of power to move something small (like a penny, or slam a door). ...