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21st May '16 9:18:43 AM sgamer82
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* Often believed to be the case with the [[AIIsACrapshoot killer animatronics]] in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. WordOfGod says that [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140825050337/freddy-fazbears-pizza/images/6/6d/Scott_confirming_animatronics_haunted.png the characters are "haunted"]], and piecing together the evidence trail in the game heavily implies that [[spoiler:the suits are to some degree haunted by the ghosts of five children who were abducted and never found, because they had been murdered and their bodies hidden inside the animatronic costumes. The amount of control the supposed ghosts have over the endoskeletons is heavily debated.]]
** All but confirmed in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 the sequel]]. [[spoiler:It's also implied that one of the other animatronics was behind the murders.]]
** As of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' [[spoiler: this is CONFIRMED in the most terrifying way. Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Golden Freddy were inhabited by the souls of dead children, after the Puppet, another murdered child, tried to help them avenge their deaths. Also, Springtrap, the new monstrosity stalking you in the game, is not only haunted but also has the corpse of the murderous Purple Man inside]].

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* ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys:''
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Often believed to be the case with the [[AIIsACrapshoot killer animatronics]] in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. WordOfGod says that [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140825050337/freddy-fazbears-pizza/images/6/6d/Scott_confirming_animatronics_haunted.png the characters are "haunted"]], and piecing together the evidence trail in the game heavily implies that [[spoiler:the suits are to some degree haunted by the ghosts of five children who were abducted and never found, because they had been murdered and their bodies hidden inside the animatronic costumes. costumes]]. The amount of control the supposed ghosts have over the endoskeletons is heavily debated.debated.
** All but confirmed in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2''. It's also implied that [[spoiler:one of the other animatronics was behind the murders.
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** All but confirmed in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 the sequel]]. [[spoiler:It's also implied that one of the other animatronics was behind the murders.]]
** As of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' [[spoiler: this is CONFIRMED confirmed in the most terrifying way. Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Golden Freddy were inhabited [[spoiler:inhabited by the souls of dead children, after the Puppet, another murdered child, tried to help them avenge their deaths. deaths]]. Also, Springtrap, the new monstrosity stalking you in the game, is not only haunted by but also has the corpse of the [[spoiler:the murderous Purple Man inside]].
24th Apr '16 10:39:51 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Parodied in ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''. Over an awkward dinner, Peter and Aldous mock Sarah for taking a role in a movie where cellphones killed their owners.
** Which is a parody of ''Pulse'' (mentioned below), which the actress playing Sarah starred in.

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* Parodied in ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''. Over an awkward dinner, Peter and Aldous mock Sarah for taking a role in a movie where cellphones killed their owners.
** Which
owners. This is a parody of ''Pulse'' (mentioned below), which [[Creator/KristenBell the actress playing Sarah Sarah]] [[SelfDeprecation starred in.in the American remake of]].



* ''Film/EventHorizon'' has a haunted/demonically possessed spaceship.

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* ''Film/EventHorizon'' has a haunted/demonically possessed spaceship. Apparently, FasterThanLightTravel [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace takes you through Hell]].
* ''Film/{{Unfriended}}''. A teenage girl who was DrivenToSuicide through cyberbullying comes back a year later to get revenge against her classmates, taking control of their computers in the middle of a Skype group call in order to torment and eventually kill them. The entire film is told through the perspective of the FinalGirl's computer screen.



* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, if something reaches 100 years of age, it becomes a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukumogami Tsukumogami]], or [[{{youkai}} artifact spirit.]] Among the items that can transform like this are sandals, [[{{Karakasa}} umbrellas]], clocks and even mosquito nets.

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* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, if something reaches 100 years of age, it becomes a [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukumogami Tsukumogami]], tsukumogami]]'', or [[{{youkai}} [[{{Youkai}} artifact spirit.]] Among the items that can transform like this are sandals, [[{{Karakasa}} umbrellas]], clocks clocks, and even mosquito nets.
14th Apr '16 8:03:29 PM DecemberSeventeenth
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Not to be confused with VirtualGhost, where BrainUploading allows a ghost to inhabit a computer and control a projection of itself to interact with the world. Not related to GhostInTheMachine. Compare with DigitizedHacker, where the ghost is virtual, not supernatural. See also: AttackOfTheKillerWhatever.

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Not to be confused with VirtualGhost, where BrainUploading [[BrainUploading futuristic technology]] allows a ghost to inhabit a computer and control a projection of itself to interact with the world.computer. Not related to GhostInTheMachine. Compare with DigitizedHacker, where the ghost is virtual, not supernatural. See also: AttackOfTheKillerWhatever.
14th Apr '16 7:54:08 PM DecemberSeventeenth
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Not related to GhostInTheMachine. Compare with DigitizedHacker, where the ghost is virtual, not supernatural. See also: AttackOfTheKillerWhatever.

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Not to be confused with VirtualGhost, where BrainUploading allows a ghost to inhabit a computer and control a projection of itself to interact with the world. Not related to GhostInTheMachine. Compare with DigitizedHacker, where the ghost is virtual, not supernatural. See also: AttackOfTheKillerWhatever.
8th Apr '16 7:28:28 PM Geoduck
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' featured a more literal and [[spoiler: benign]] version in "Her Pilgrim Soul".
1st Apr '16 5:34:12 PM AireDaleDogz
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler: Mettaton is touted as being a robot entertainer with top-notch ArtificialIntelligence, but it's later revealed that he's actually a ghost who was allowed to inhabit a robot body to pursue his dreams of fame.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler: Mettaton is touted as being a robot entertainer with top-notch ArtificialIntelligence, artificial intelligence, but it's later revealed that he's actually a ghost who was allowed to inhabit a robot body to pursue his dreams of fame.]]
1st Apr '16 5:32:40 PM AireDaleDogz
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler: Mettaton is touted as being a robot entertainer with top-notch ArtificialIntelligence, but it's later revealed that he's actually a ghost who was allowed to inhabit a robot body to pursue his dreams of fame.]]
12th Mar '16 12:19:38 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
*** In the episode "Wolf In the Fold", an energy being left the human body it was occupying and entered (and took control of) the Enterprise computer. Spock drove it out with a LogicBomb ("Compute to the last digit the value of pi.").

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
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''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': In the episode "Wolf In the Fold", an energy being left the human body it was occupying and entered (and took control of) the Enterprise computer. Spock drove it out with a LogicBomb ("Compute to the last digit the value of pi.").
12th Mar '16 12:19:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had several:

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' had several:
12th Mar '16 12:18:27 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
*** In ''The Practical Joker", an playful energy cloud took over the Enterprise computer and played pranks on the crew.
*** It also happened in the episode "[[http://tinyurl.com/64tyl9 Beyond the Farthest Star]]", when an alien entity took over the Enterprise bridge's intruder control system.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
** In ''The Practical Joker", an playful energy cloud took over the Enterprise computer and played pranks on the crew.
** It also happened in the episode "[[http://tinyurl.com/64tyl9 Beyond the Farthest Star]]", when an alien entity took over the Enterprise bridge's intruder control system.
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