Joe (SeptemberOctober 2006). Magical banishment of the dead is present in many of the world's burial customs. They are looking for themselves." 26 Methods and equipment edit A handheld infrared thermometer of the type used by some ghost hunters Ghost hunters use a variety of techniques and tools to investigate alleged paranormal activity. "Investigative Files Ghost Hunters". Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Post-modern (1970present) See also: List of ghost films The 1970s saw screen depictions of ghosts diverge into distinct genres of the romantic and horror.
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Specter ; from Latin spectrum the Scottish wraith (of obscure origin phantom (via French ultimately from Greek phantasma, compare fantasy ) and apparition. The New York Times. 25 In many cultures malignant, restless ghosts are distinguished from the more benign spirits involved in ancestor worship. Jews have sometimes engaged in conjuring spirits when worried, even though the Bible prohibits this behavior. 44 Most ghosts were souls assigned to Purgatory, condemned for a specific period to atone for their transgressions in life. Ritual feeding of the dead is performed in traditions like the Chinese Ghost Festival or the Western All Souls' Day. They may be mute, appear and disappear suddenly, or leave no footprints or other traces. 5 6 7 Despite centuries of investigation, there is no scientific evidence that any location is inhabited by spirits of the dead. "Haunted Inns Tales of Spectral Guests". "Three in Four Americans Believe in Paranormal". 40 Pliny describes the haunting of a house in Athens, which was bought by the Stoic philosopher Athenodorus, who lived about 100 years before Pliny.
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