My favourite ghosts

Wishing you a safe and spooky Halloween, with a list of some favourite ghosts or ghost-themed things…

Casper the Friendly Ghost. If you meet a ghost, a friendly one is preferable.

King Richard III (played by Peter Cook) whom Blackadder mistakenly decapitated in the first episode of the first series.

Lloyd the bartender at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

‘Ghosts’ is an eerie and otherworldly song by Japan about self-doubt.

Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain in Disney’s Fantasia sees all kinds of spirits and ghouls partying with the devil.

The ghosts in the Harry Potter universe, such as Nearly Headless Nick, Peeves and Moaning Myrtle.

Remember Me by Christopher Pike is narrated by the ghost of a teenage girl.

‘Ghost Town’ by The Specials is a song which is suggestive of riots and recessions.

King Hamlet’s ghost appears in some spooky scenes in what is possibly Shakespeare’s greatest play.

The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come manage to change Scrooge’s behaviour in A Christmas Carol.

Ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii) as featured in The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. [Picture credit: Jeff Hale under CC BY-SA 3.0]


6 thoughts on “My favourite ghosts”

  1. My chinchilla is called Casper so it goes without saying that Casper the friendly ghost has a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ™‚ Nearly Headless Nick was the first name that popped into my head when I read the title of your post

    1. Aw that’s nice – is he a white chinchilla? ๐Ÿ™‚ Nearly Headless Nick is also a friendly ghost, if alarming sometimes.

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