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The '''fear of ghosts''' in many human [[culture]]s is based on beliefs that some [[ghost]]s may be malevolent towards people and dangerous (within the range of all possible attitudes, including mischievous, benign, indifferent, etc.). It is related to [[fear of the dark]].
The fear of ghosts is sometimes referred to as '''phasmophobia'''<ref>{{cite web|url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Phasmophobia|title=Phasmophobia. (n.d.). Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English, Preview Edition|accessdate=2008-10-21|publisher=Lexico Publishing Group}}</ref> and erroneously [[spectrophobia]], the latter being an established term for fear of mirrors and one's own reflections. Despite centuries of investigation, no [[scientific evidence]] has ever surfaced to support the existence of ghosts.<ref name="Regal2009">{{cite book|author=[[Brian Regal|Regal, Brian]]|title=Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia: A Critical Encyclopedia|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=c6PACQAAQBAJ&pg=PA75|date=15 October 2009|publisher=ABC-CLIO|isbn=978-0-313-35508-0|pages=75–77}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Radford|first1=Benjamin|title=Are Ghosts Real?— Evidence Has Not Materialized|url=https://www.livescience.com/26697-are-ghosts-real.html|website=[[Live Science]]|accessdate=8 July 2017}}</ref>
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