There is no scientific proof that ghosts exist. But every culture in the world has stories about ghosts and haunted houses. The oldest known record of a ghost appears in an ancient tale known as The Epic of Gilgamesh, which is dated from around 2200 BC!
People believe that ghosts usually live in old and big houses and appear at night. They wear white clothes and don’t say anything. Ghosts can walk through walls. When a ghost enters a room, the room usually gets cold. Some people say that ghosts can read our thoughts.
A special kind of ghost is called a poltergeist. Poltergeist is a German word which means ‘a noisy ghost.’ They make lots of noise, move objects and sometimes throw them.
Some people believe that ghosts are people who are trapped between the living world and the world of the dead.