One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a ghostly figure appeared at the end of the tunnel’
ghostlike, spectral, phantom, wraithlike, phantasmal, phantasmic, unearthly, unnatural, supernatural, other-worldly, insubstantial, illusory, unreal, shadowy, eerie, weird, uncanny, mysterious, magical, mystic, strange, abnormal, freakish
frightening, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling, scaring, terrifying, petrifying, chilling, sinister
informal creepy, scary, spooky, freaky
British informal rum
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