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by Micha F. Lindemans
In Indian belief, bhūt is the general term for a malignant ghost, specifically the spirit of a man who has died by accident, suicide, or capital punishment. It has no shadow, speaks with a nasal twang, and is afraid of burning turmeric. These ghosts never rest on the earth, which is why people lie on the ground to avoid them.

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