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Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

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Dames Blanches


Literally white ladies, these Fées lurk in narrow places such as ravines, fords and bridges in Normandy, France. They have beautiful faces with hypnotic eyes, but often also possess physical flaws such as snakes' tails or birds' feet, and keep their garments white by meticulously washing them in streams every evening. Travelers cannot avoid them in these places. The dame blanche will ask the traveler to join her in a dance or to hand her a plank. If he does so, she will make him many courtesies, then vanish, but if not, she will fling him into a ditch full of briars, or give him over to her evil spirits to torment.