The Hanging Spirit appears as a dark human figure that left hanging by a rope that is hanging in midair. Its neck is stretched long because of the rope. The spirit's face shows a face of someone left unconscious from being choked.
This Spirit remains roaming in its territory. Once it sees the Protagonist, it will chase after her. If the player runs through it, his lower body separates from his body to drop down and disintegrate, and it will kill the girls if its falling body hits them. It will stop chasing her if she leaves its chasing range.
Mythology and Theories Edit
The Hanging Spirit is probably the restless or resentful spirit of someone who committed suicide by hanging.
The Torn Rope it is guarding is probably what remains of the rope that the Hanging Spirit in the Pond area used to kill itself when it was alive.
The Hanging Spirit in the Downtown area may have a connection with the Pair of Shoes collectible Item, as it is custom for Japanese people to leave their shoes neatly together before they commit suicide via hanging.