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Ghosts & Spirits

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Vivek Gill

on 17 October 2016

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Transcript of Ghosts & Spirits

Ghosts & Spirits
North America
In North America, ghost stories are told during campfires, sleepovers, or during Halloween. One of the most famous ghost tales is Bloody Mary. This well known story tells the creepy legend of a young girl who got into an accident and had her face deformed. She was feared by all the folks in the village because everyone claimed she was a witch that would do you harm or kill you. There is another legend that if you say her name three times in front of the mirror, she will appear and ruin your face.

In both Canada and U.S.A. there are always claims of ghosts being seen in various locations. Many claim that they are able to sense spirits and see ghosts, but many of them make a fake video as a hoax.
South America
Modern Portrayal
The modern and generic portrayal of ghosts and spirits are very different than most beliefs are. When we think of ghosts, we think of a floating blurb that looks like someone covered in a bed sheet.
Many Religions and Cultures have very different
beliefs about ghosts and spirits then what we
think of them nowadays.
Europeans believe ghosts are returning people of the dead wanting to harm the human race. Ghosts look like real people who just appear and disappear and leave no trace or any way to follow them also ghosts are mute. They are usually seen as real people but their supernatural nature gives it away.
Do ghosts really exist? This is a mystery that will be undiscovered for until who knows how long, but as for the beliefs of ghosts, they won't ever disappear. Different countries around the world believe in ghosts and spirits in their own way. North Americans believe ghosts are wandering souls that like haunting humans. The Chinese believe that...
The most common ghost story is about
La Llorona.
She was a woman who loved a man very much, but she was rejected when she wanted to marry him. She had children then killed them because she wanted the man to marry her. After she killed her children and was rejected by the man, she committed suicide because she found no point in living. Now she lurks around small bodies of water looking for her lost children, and whoever looks like her own children she will try to hold them to feel the satisfaction of holding her lost children.

Portrayals and Importance around the Globe
By: Vivek Gill, Joey Liu, Sarah Wong & Vincent Law
Just like almost every other culture, the Chinese also believe in ghosts, but they think of these spirits in a completely different way. They believe that when a human passes away, the soul of that body will split into three different ghosts. The three ghosts will split apart and go their separate ways. The first ghost will go to hell or heaven, the second ghost will go to where they are where they are buried and protect their grave, and the last ghost will stay on earth. The third ghost is not suppose to be on earth. Instead the last ghost was supposed to go to heaven or hell, but they stay on earth because they still have something they miss and can’t let go of. Eventually, all the ghosts will disappear and reunite with the first ghost and go to heaven or hell.

The importance of ghosts and spirits in South America is greater than North America. This is because they have more "ghost sightings", and more overall experience with ghosts and spirits. They also use ghost stories as a tool to teach kids life lessons.
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