The hauntological is the recurrence of that which we know and wish we did not. […] The Weird—and its monsters—are categorically other, fundamentally opposed to that, neither knowable nor recalled. The Weird is the assertion of that we did not know, never knew, could not know…

China Miéville, from “On Monsters: Or, Nine or More (monstrous) Not Cannies,” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 23.3, 2012