What kind of ghost are you?

It’s spooky season, so let’s find out what kind of ghost you’ll be.

Pick a vacation:

a. A tropical cruise

b. Visiting your hometown

c. Disneyland

d. A romantic tour of Europe

e. A road trip across the country

Pick a hobby:

a. Fishing

b. Martial arts

c. Theater

d. Reading

e. Bird watching

Pick a flaw:

a. Uncommunicative

b. Grudge holding

c. Attention seeking

d. Morose

e. Flaky

Pick a cryptid:

a. Nessie

b. Mongolian Death Worm

c. The Jersey Devil

d. Mothman

e. Bigfoot

Pick a Halloween costume:

a. A costume so obscure no one knows who you’re supposed to be

b. Zombie Richard Nixon

c. A terrible pun like “cereal killer” or “eye pad”

d. A ghost, but just one made out of a bed-sheet

e. A slasher film monster

Mostly E: A Vanishing Hitchhiker

Vanishing hitchhikers are a common ghost phenomena in North America. Certain rural roads are famous for apparitions which hitch a ride, then vanish from a moving vehicle.

You love adventure, but you’re constantly forgetting to tell people where you’re going or what you’re doing. Your carefree attitude is contagious, but can make life dangerous.

Mostly D: A Lady in White

Ladies in white are often associated with manors, castles, and graveyards. Some of the most famous ghosts are ladies in white, who are often identified as historical figures with tragic ends.

You like the finer things in life, and believe that classics are classics for a reason. You have a keen sense of drama that can sometimes be a double-edged sword.

Mostly C: A Poltergeist

Poltergeists (noisy spirits, in German) are named for not staying quiet. They like to throw objects around and generally make a ruckus. Poltergeists are traditionally known to follow specific people, but they are occasionally linked to a location instead.

You need to be the center of attention, but you make up for that by being entertaining. You can be a LOT, but that’s okay. You know who you are.

Mostly B: A Revenant

A revenant, in its essence, is a haunted corpse meant to torment the living. In many cultures, these are restless spirits that were not laid to rest properly and need to be dug up and dealt with via ritual. Most cultures have their own variety of revenant, be they vampires, jiangshi, or dybbuk.

You’re so stuck in the past, it might as well be quicksand. Despite this, there’s a physicality to you that people find charming.

Mostly A: A Ghost Ship

Ghost ships are ships found still afloat, with no living crew on board. These eerie reminders of the danger of life at sea have been reanimated into ghost lore, finding a new (un)life in maritime mythology.

People might call you mysterious because they don’t know what else to call you. You do your own thing, and you’re just fine with that.

So what kind of ghost are you? Let me know in the comments, including if you think there’s a kind of ghost that better suits you.

Published by kdhumewriter

A queer writer and artist from the tidal flats of the Salish Sea. Author of Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems, So Our Idols are Dead: Empowerment Poems, and Persons of Consequence: A Pacific Northwest Gothic Novel.

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