A Dictionary of Ghosts

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A Dictionary of Ghosts defines all the various types of apparitions and creatures of superstition known through the centuries. Recounting legends of famous hauntings, it introduces you to the many mediums, authorities, and victims associated with ghosts. Now you can learn about the domovoys, noisy Russian spirits who are willing to do household chores; Lord Byron's encounters with a phantom monk; and the Hairy Hands ghost who is said to strangle travellers—along with banshees, poltergeists, exorcisms, screaming skulls, UFOs, and all the other intriguing phenomena that have raised hair on the heads of believers and non-believers around the world.