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Ghosts have fascinated us for centuries. From ghost tours to paranormal investigations, people are always looking for a way to encounter the supernatural. Even in early texts, excerpts about apparitions and spirits can be found. But throughout all of the reports of ghosts, one thing remains the same: for most adults there is an inability to see them with the naked eye (except perhaps for mediums and children). The first ghost story account, written in the first century A.D., by the Roman author Pliny the Younger, wrote his story after experiencing a horrifying haunting wherein an elderly man with a long beard, with chains hanging from his arms and ankles, haunted his home. Hundreds of years later, in 856 A.D., a report in Germany detailed the first known poltergeist activity that took place in a farmhouse where a family experienced torment at the hand of an unseen force that threw rocks, started fires and caused endless chaos – is the earliest account of a violent spirit.
While ghost stories are often explicitly meant to be scary, they have been written to serve all sorts of purposes, from comedy to morality tales. Ghosts often appear in the narrative as sentinels or prophets of things to come. Belief in ghosts is found in all cultures around the world, thus ghost stories may be passed down orally or in written form.
In the Christian faith (and in the Western World and although the belief that the dead could return to earth on All Soul’s Day persisted), it changed as the Christian vision of the afterlife became increasingly popular and ghosts came to be linked with demons and the devil. Ghosts are mentioned in the Bible in passages of Matthew 14:25-27, Mark 6:48-50, and Luke 24:37:39. Among the most famous passages referring to a ghost is I Samuel 28: 7-20 in which King Saul goes to the Witch of Endor and asks her to conjure the ghost of Samuel, his former advisor and a prophet of God. Saul is afterwards cut off from God’s favor for choosing to consult a spirit about what he should do instead of trusting in God for his future. more: Ghost history of
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