They're not exactly zombies or ghosts. They're spectral beings in moonlight but have physical form othertimes. How would this be classified?

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    i'm pretty sure they're just "cursed". – phantom42 Oct 22 '15 at 15:19
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    good thing i didn't post it as an answer then – phantom42 Oct 22 '15 at 15:31
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    Classified based upon which scale? – O. R. Mapper Oct 22 '15 at 17:08
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    Sir, what you have there is what we refer to as a focused, non-terminal, repeating phantasm, or a Class Five full roaming vapor. Real nasty one, too! – Royal Canadian Bandit Oct 22 '15 at 20:48
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    Why do we think they belong to any 'category'? – DJClayworth Oct 22 '15 at 20:57

The transcript only refers to them as skeletons.

The Pirates of the Caribbean wiki refers to them as "Cursed."

If neither of these suit you, then I would say simply "the undead" would be the best term, based on what Barbosa says:

We are not among the living and so we cannot die...but neither are we dead! We have all the desires of the living, but cannot satisfy them!

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