The Paulding Paranormal Society does something many other groups (but not all) do not, we differentiate between ghost and spirits.In this section we’ll go over the difference between a ghost & spirit and hopefully help you understand what it is you’re dealing with.
There are people that will tell you a ghost is a spirit and that in fact spirits don’t like to be called ghost. This is true but to an extent. While ghost are spirits there is a reason we call them ghost.
Spirits tend to be someone who passed over as they should have. They most likely endured a death that, be it painful or not, was meant to be. A natural death if you will. They tend to be more kind natured and even helpful when they are around you.
A ghost is someone who has passed over tragically. Usually in a very unnatural and/or horrible way. This event leaves their spirit tangled and their interactions with us more malevolent and ill-tempered. Often this causes stress for someone and often times creates a rift for them or them and their family.
While the above is not always true, it tends to be more true than not. An example of the exception would be a young girl dying in a car wreck. Her parents can feel her around. They can almost feel that she is alright, at peace. Audio recordings are successfully captured and maybe she has relayed a message that she is in fact alright. While she died young and tragically, she has moved on. Ghost are spirits that need help moving on.
It’s important to understand this difference so that you know what needs to be done. Often a spirit is around the family members that they left behind. Trying to get a message across or just watching over them. Ghost interrupt our lives and the best course of action is to try and help them as well as yourself in understanding what it is that has happened to them and what they need to move on.
I hope this has helped you and please always feel free to contact us if you need help in understanding this further.