Origins of Ghosts and Spectral Beings

types-of-ghosts-in-folklore-3-2015zzOur past is important. And with ghosts and haunting, the legends, myths and lore have laid a foundation for the beliefs we hold, today.

Where did some of these ideas come from? What did our ancestors believe?

The world has many secrets, holding tales about strange creatures, odd entities and troubled spirits. Some ghosts are nice. And some stories of malevolent beings are downright frightening.

In an attempt to gather some of the mysterious spectral beings into one list for reference, we created Types of Ghosts in Folklore. This is where much of what we believe about ghosts and monsters originated from, culturally speaking.