Fear of ghosts: Difference between revisions

no edit summary
Tags: Mobile edit Mobile web edit Visual edit
{{paranormal}}
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 body.