spookery

noun
spook·ery | \ˈspü-k(ə-)rē \
plural spookeries

Definition of spookery 

: the quality of being spooky also : something (such as a story) that involves spooks

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Whatever direction the investigations take, there's no denying that Greenberg has brought a dose of Florida-style weirdness to the already tempestuous tale of Russian spookery and the 2016 election. David Smiley And Glenn Garvin, miamiherald, "Mystery Miamian tied to Trump probe had many names, foul mouth, 2 DUI busts," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of spookery

1893, in the meaning defined above

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