Spoken (translation: Ghosts) are apparitions of the dead, usually seen at night. Christian folk assumed the afterlife consisted of heaven and hell, while pagan beliefs claimed those who died would join the elves and become spirits of nature.
- Some people became ghosts because they weren't baptised (as was the case with king Radboud or Wandering Lights).
- Other people stole land that wasn't theirs and had to measure land for all eternity (as is the case with Laakmannetje and the Vurige Landmeter)
- Some others traded their soul with the devil (like Werewolves, Nightmares and monks from the Solse Gat have).