A vetala (Sanskrit vetāla or वेताळ) is a ghost-like being from Hindu mythology. The vetalas are defined as spirits inhabiting corpses and charnel grounds. These corpses may be used as vehicles for movement (as they no longer decay while so inhabited); but a vetala may also leave the body at will. In Hounded it is revealed that Laksha Kulasekaran learned to transfer her soul from place to place from a vetala.