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Apparitions can appear and disappear very suddenly.

They can move through walls, cast shadows and their reflection can be seen in a mirror.

They may appear real or sometimes may appear fuzzy or transparent.

Some may appear as a white haze and those that warn of danger cast a black shadow or appear as a black haze.

Sometimes they are accompanied by smells or give sensations of chills.

Most apparitions seem to have a purpose such as communicating
a message.





CRISIS APPARATIONS
Usually appear during a crisis such as when someone has passed over.


APPARATIONS OF THE DEAD
Usually appear to comfort the grieving.


COLLECTIVE APPARATIONS
When the apparition is seen by more than one person.


DEATH BED APPARATIONS
The appearance of angelic beings prior to passing over.












TALES OF HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST GHOSTS

Certain metals such as silver are said to protect against ghosts.

Also salt carried in your pocket will keep ghosts at bay.

Placing an iron rod on a grave will prevent a ghost from rising out
of the ground.

Placing an iron horseshoe at the entrance to a building will stop
a ghost from entering.

Iron nails taken from a tomb and nailed into a doorway will prevent nightmares.

When a person dies in a home all doors, windows and cupboards should be unlocked so as to allow the ghost free passage out of the house.

Corpses should always be carried out feet first so the ghost of the corpse will not return.

During the funeral all furniture in the house must be rearranged so that if the ghost returns it will not recognize the place and leave.

Also one must not speak bad of the dead or the ghost may come and haunt them.









GHOUL

The Ghoul was an evil spirit that robbed graves and feed upon the corpses of humans.

Some occultists believe that the Ghoul superstition
comes from wild animals that disturb graves at night.

Others believe that the origin is the terror of death
in the lonely desert.
















SILKY GHOST

The Silky is a female ghost who wears rustling clothes and does the housework after the family have gone to sleep.

The Silky is also reported to haunt lazy servants who donít do
their work.