It is most difficult to get an elephant to pass a spot where any phantasm is known to appear.
My first experience of this kind of phantasm occurred when I was a boy.
Occasionally there is a curious variant, when the phantasm is auditory and not visible.
How still and clear is To, a phantasm with the semblance of permanence!
A phantasm of our dreams will appear to have a mind—a mind to be annoying, as a rule.
Should I bear apples if a phantasm seemed to come and plant me?
A phantasm, in my opinion, is a phenomena that cannot be explained by any physical laws.
What phantasm of any standing at all would be attracted by such baubles?
A phantasm (as the etymology of the word shows) is essentially an appearance.
One of the most familiar of this form of dreams is what has been called a phantasm of the dying.
early 13c., fantesme, from Old French fantosme "a dream, illusion, fantasy; apparition, ghost, phantom" (12c.), and directly from Latin phantasma "an apparition, specter," from Greek phantasma "image, phantom, apparition; mere image, unreality," from phantazein "to make visible, display," from stem of phainein "to bring to light, make appear; come to light, be seen, appear; explain, expound, inform against; appear to be so," from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine" (cf. Sanskrit bhati "shines, glitters," Old Irish ban "white, light, ray of light"). Spelling conformed to Latin from 16c. (see ph). A spelling variant of phantom, "differentiated, but so that the differences are elusive" [Fowler].
phantasm phan·tasm (fān'tāz'əm)
Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; an apparition.
An illusory mental image.