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Spectrally Animated Clothing are incomplete ghosts who possess clothing but not sentient beings. [1]

History

Whenever a ghost possessed an item of clothing, there were tell tale signs such as rips or stains that appeared at random or folded clothes in a drawer that suddenly appeared hanging in a closet the next day. [2] In most cases, the ghosts were content to be a passenger and moved on of their own accord. In rare occurrences, the ghost wanted to evolve and gain a stronger foothold in the physical plane and attempted to drive a person to usurp their place. The most successful strategy was proven to be burning the clothes to force the ghost to move on. In 1897, Sebastian Whitlow was a victim of Spectrally Animated Clothing. His overcoat was possessed near Hoboken, New Jersey. The sleeves wrapped around Whitlow's neck and became locked in a life-and-death struggle. Police later found him strangled to death. [3]

Classification

Spectrally Animated Clothing is a Class 2 noncorporeal. [4]

See Also

Appearances

References

  1. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.26). Paragraph reads: "Sometimes spirits that desire a body of their own but are unable to take possession of a sentient being will inhabit the next best thing: items of clothing."
  2. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.26). Paragraph reads: "Possessed garments can often be identified by rips or stains that appear at random or by a sudden change of location; clothes left folded in a dresser may appear the next day hanging in a closet, for example."
  3. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.26). Paragraph reads: "Such was the case of Sebastian Whitlow, who was found strangled to death near Hoboken, New Jersey in 1897."
  4. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.26). Paragraph reads: "CLASS II. NONCORPOREAL BUT ABLE TO TAKE POSSESSION OF APPAREL."
  5. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.37). Paragraph reads: "As previously discussed in the entry on spectrally animated clothing (see page 26), some spirits take possession of inanimate objects to gain a corporeal presence."
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