Athenodorus Cananites
(c. 74 BC-7 AD)
   A Greek Stoic philosopher who is known, among other things, for his autoreports of complex "visual and "auditory hallucinations. According to the Roman natural philosopher Pliny the Younger (62-c. 114 AD), Athen-odorus knowingly obtained a house that had stood vacant for sometime because it was believed to be haunted. As Pliny recounts, Athenodorus saw a spectre inside the house, an old man in chains, who guided him towards an inner courtyard. After the man disappeared, Athenodorus purportedly discovered the remains of a chained person buried beneath the spot where the old man had stood. The remains were given a proper burial, and the spectre was seen no more.
   References
   Stout, S.E., ed. (1962). Plinius Epistulae: A critical edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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