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The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time 

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Updated March 5, 2020 5.4k votes 835 voters 35.2k views 45 items

For this poll we've created a list of the greatest ghosts of all time, featuring ghosts you know from movies, television, video games and more. Of course your favorite cartoon ghosts are included, but this list doesn't only feature animated characters that can talk. If your favorite fictional ghost is missing, don't be salty- just add it to the list so that other people can vote for for it too!

Characters here include everything from Sam Wheat to Spike. Who is the number one ghost that people just can't get enough of? Scroll down and find out who the masses voted for.

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Casper the Friendly Ghos... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Danny Phantom
3
Pac-Man ghost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
4
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
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Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Harry Potter movies
6
Slimer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Ghostbusters
7
Moaning Myrtle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
8
Gengar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
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Grady Daughter #1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
The Shining
10
Samara Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
The Ring
11
Boo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Super Mario Universe
12
Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
13
Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
The Corpse Bride
14
Ghost of Christmas Yet t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
A Christmas Carol
15
Flying Dutchman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
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Ghost of Christmas Past ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
A Christmas Carol
17
Ghost of Christmas Prese... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
A Christmas Carol
18
Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
A Nightmare on Elm Street
19
Napstablook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Officialev0lv added Napstablook Undertale
20
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Apocalypse added
21
Lady in the Radiator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
ParkerRay added Lady in the Radiator Eraserhead
22
Dr. Malcolm Crowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
The Sixth Sense
23
Kayako Saeki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
The Grudge
24
Johnny Blaze is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Ghost Rider
25
Sam Wheat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time
Ghost