Friends, today the story I am going to tell you people is a story that took place with my grandfather (now dead) when he was a youngster.
My grandfather (my father's father) was going by his way from Thane (a small city in Mumbai), when suddenly he came along a passerby, who started talking with him, in such a way as if he was his childhood friend. My grandfather was ignoring him constantly as he had been told by his father and mother, when they were alive, not to trust unknown people easily, a lesson which he had learnt bitterly in his early childhood "not to trust anyone easily in this world, because people here are selfish and no one is no one's in this world, however you may trust anyone.
He realized that, the stranger who was walking and talking with him was telling all personal details about my grandfather's life. Now my grandfather got an idea that something was wrong with that person and got terribly scared and alert at the same time, since he felt that the man might be a criminal. Suddenly he saw the man's legs which were twisted. He got terribly scared, but decided not to show his fear, since the ghost might harm him. He also started talking with the "thing" In a friendly manner as if he did not know his reality and as soon they passed by Talao Pali (a lake in thane), he took his cigarette packet in a normal manner and lit his matchstick.
The thing or whatever it was turned into a huge tallest person he had ever seen or met, screamed in fear and disappeared in thin air. From then onwards my grandfather stopped going out in night be it any event. I have read somewhere that ghosts and other paranormal things are scared of fire. Can someone explain me is it a truth and who was the ghost, who knew everything about my grandfather. Waiting for your reply impatiently.
It also depends upon the type of ghost/ spirit/ entity.
Sometimes some entities associate their fear with the element that killed them in the first place.
This entity that you mentioned seems mythical and not a ghost of a dead person to me. Thats the best I know about this.
Hope this helps.