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==Typical character==
The fear of ghosts is widespread even in post-industrial societies. Philosopher [[Peter van Inwagen]] wrote:<ref name=morris>"God and the Philosophers", edited by [[Thomas V. Morris]] (1996) {{ISBN |0-19-510119-7}} [https://books.google.com/books?id=8KEKhOdzTtgC&pg=PA39&dq=%22fear+of+ghosts%22#PPA39,M1 p. 39]</ref>
"...I am perfectly aware that the fear of ghosts is contrary to science, reason and religion. If I were sentenced to spend a night alone in a graveyard, <...> I should already know that twigs would snap and the wind moan and that there would be half-seen movements in the darkness. And yet, after I had been frog-marched into the [[graveyard]], I should feel a thrill of fear every time one of these things happened..."
[[Wari']], an [[Amazon rainforest]] [[tribe]], believe that the spirits of dead people may appear as a scaring [[Ghost|specters]] called ''jima''. The jima is said to grab a person with very strong, cold and poisonous hands and try to pull the person's spirit away.<ref>"Consuming Grief", by Beth A. Conklin ( 2001) {{ISBN |0-292-71236-7}}, [https://books.google.com/books?id=Qp9nTxZAnboC&pg=PA161&dq=%22fear+of+ghosts%22 p. 161, "Ghost Fears and Dissociation"]</ref>