led me to write this article was a conversation I had about ghouls with
a coworker the other day. I said, “Hey, what exactly IS a ghoul
anyway.” He ignored me, turning a page in his book. “Is a ghoul the
same thing as a ghost? Maybe it's more like a zombie. But I think
ghouls are smaller, and I thought they had pointy ears...”
“Mmm.” My coworker said, without looking up.
“What about a gremlin?” I continued, “Maybe a ghoul is a type of gremlin. Oh! Or maybe it's a goblin
That sounds more like it. But hey, what's the difference between a
gremlin and a goblin anyway? I don't think they're the same thing.” He
still wasn't paying any attention, but it didn't matter. My mind
was made up. “When I get home I'll look up ghouls on the internet.” I
So I did, and here's what I found out.