It is claimed that ghosts usually come to communicate with people, not torment the people they come to visit. The shapes ghosts take can various from almost human to animals, spiral rings, haze, orbs, balls of light, rods or ribbons. Though they are usual seen in the 'white light haze' some ghosts can manifest in colors or rays of light. The colors depend on their frequency of the ghost. Animals it is said, are more aware of ghosts than humans are as they can see and hear in higher frequency than we can.
All ghosts are spirits that have lived in a physical form at some point. Their causes of death vary as does the reasons why they haunt specific places and people. Ghosts of pets and other animals have also been seen. Ghosts usually have personalities similar to what they had when they were alive.
Some of the most popular places they haunt are burial grounds, which should have been left untouched, cemeteries, places where there are strong magnetic fields, places of religious worship, caves, places where acts of violence occurred such as battlefields, ancient ruins, castles, and perhaps even in your home. Many people see ghosts of departed loved ones in their home.
Many people believe they have seen ghosts, but never tell anybody for fear of ridicule. This comes from fear and/or ignorance on the part of the observer or those around him/her. It is said that ghosts can make their presence felt through smell, hearing, or touch Smell of course would be a scent associated with the spirit. For example, if the spirit smoked cigars while in a physical body, you might smell a cigar scent in the room. A tickling sensation on your body could be a kiss or a touch by spirit. Other ways are a pressure on top of your head, a chill on the back of the neck or head, hair standing up on your body, or a cold breeze passing through the room
Ghosts are said to also manifest via noise, for example, a spirit turns on an electric appliance. There could be rapping which include thumping, knocking, tapping or bumping. In ancient times rapping was thought of as an omen of approaching death. Ghost phone calls from a deceased soul have been reported, usually a family member. It may mean that the deceased soul wants to impart a farewell message. People who have received phone calls from the dead report that the voices are often exactly the same as when the person was living. The telephone rings normally but the connection has static. The voice of the deceased tends to grow fainter as the call progresses. Sometimes the voice fades away completely. In some very interesting cases the call is placed long distance and connected by an operator. Checking with the telephone company usually turns up no evidence of a call on their records. Ghosts are known to make an appearance when someone disturbs one of their, if you will, old ‘haunts’...it could be merely a candlelight in an abandoned building or house...or it can be a full blown apparition...some ghosts are restless spirits searching for someone or some…thing...other times ghosts manifest themselves in an evil manner for the sake of scaring or even trying to kill the living person who dares to interrupt them...ghosts are known to inhabit houses and try to frighten people away...lights go on and off, footsteps can be heard, voices listened to...if you do encounter one of these ghosts, try to remember that they most likely distressed and...do try to understand.