coughing: "Have you ever heard more than one thousand people coughing hard at the same time? It was an intense wild coughing, an explosive sound erupting uncontrollably from unhealthy lungs. It was like the crashing of ocean waves coming in from a distance, one wave always higher than the next." X. Zhang, Grass Soup. Boston 1995. (Xianliang Zhang spent 22 years in Chinese prisons and labor camps.)

a spirit being: "There Were Giants in the Earth in Those Days." Triumph Prophetic Ministries (Church Of God)  http://www.hope-of-israel.org/giants.htm. "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God [angels] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. . . .There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men [had sexual relations with them], that they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown" Gen.6:1-4.

imagination: "And now that they are disappearing, they have found their way back into the imagination. The secret of the imagination is the disappearance of the actual. So, what I am saying is their actual death is bringing them back to life, and depicting that 'death,' that absence, may be the best way to do 'enough' for them." J. Hillman, Dream Animals. San Francisco, CA., 1997. p.11.