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Originally posted by poiSoN466
I've actually heard quite a few different theories as to what "ghosts" actually are. One of those interesting theories was in fact a restless spirit. One that has come back from the dead because he or she did not accomplish in his flesh life what he/she hoped to accomplish.
Another plausible reason as to why "ghosts" exist is that they don't know that they have yet died. I suppose if you are a ghost, you wouldn't know you are a ghost. Most of the time you can't even see ghosts. Ghosts require an enormous amount of kinetic (stored) energy to make themselves visible to humans.
The thing that I've always had trouble explaining is why, when they are seen, they seem to do the same thing over and over. Like walking across a hallway or something
The answer to that is the reason they are always doing the same thing is because they can't control when they are seen. As I said before it requires a large amount of Kinetic Energy and when the Energy has sufficiently grown to the amount needed, it forcefully goes off, hence we see them doing anything a normal human being would...why? Possibly because they don't realize they are dead.
Originally posted by toasted
the BEST explanation I ever heard
was, it is a spirit trapped between worlds.
I'd say that was pretty accurate.