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horatio does not want hamlet to follow the ghost because horatio thinks its something evil like the devil in the form of his dead father trying to presuade him

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Because they don't know whether he is a nice ghost or not. He might literally scare Hamlet to death.

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They don't know what the ghost really is: it could be something dangerous which would lead Hamlet to his death or frighten him out of his wits. They are thinking of Hamlet's safety.

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