Some ghost-like things aren’t ghosts. Often, you can tell the difference. Sometimes, you can’t… not easily, and especially if you don’t know what those things are or what they can and can’t do.
Most of them aren’t dangerous, but they won’t respond to investigators, ghost hunting tools, or remedies the same as ghosts do.
A few are dangerous. They do intend to hurt people. It’s important to know what they are and how to recognize them.
Do you know the tell-tale signs to identify that weird entity in the basement or out in the woods?
Download Fiona’s Field Guide to Entities and How They Manifest. It’s a single page (PDF) summarizing the key points that seem to separate ghosts from shadow people, demons, angels & spirit guides, crypto critters, faeries, and poltergeists.
For more information like this, see Fiona’s 2014 edition of Ghosts – What They Are and What They Aren’t.
In it, you’ll learn more about things that aren’t ghosts: How they manifest differently from (or the same as) ghosts. What the risks are. What to do if you encounter one. Where to turn, if you need help or more information.