Definitions for "Ghost story"
Keywords:  straub, tale, peter, story, geoghegan
a story with frightening or supernatural elements
a tale about real people encountering and interacting with what they believe to be the last essence of dead people
A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or the belief of some character(s) in them. In that sense The Tale of Genji contains ghost stories, and Shakespeare's Hamlet is a ghost story. Henry James used the ghost story premise.
Keywords:  research, piece
a piece of research like any other