A Ghost by definition is a spirit energy or apparition of a person that has died and have became stuck between this plane of existence and the next and do not know how to move on from.
If you ask different people, you are more than likely going to get a hundred different answers and maybe some perplex looks. Most people are skeptics by nature. Usually, people that have had their own experiences with ghosts and haunting will be the first to step up and want to talk about it when “ghosts” enter the conversation, people usually keep this stuff to themselves until it is out in the open. However, what does seem quite apparent and uniform is that despite what one may believe they fascinate the vast majority of us and have done so since the dawn of mankind.
So when you ask, What is a ghost? Basically, A ghost is a spirit or energy that manifests itself over and over, usually in one place.
Ghost is the surviving memory of someone that has died usually a traumatic death and are unaware that they have died.
A ghost is a person that has died and basically “missed their ride” so to speak, they are stuck and do not know where to go. Apparitions are manifestations of people to far to be understood by normal senses, usually appear translucent. These apparitions are also ghosts.
If you want to get scientific about it, Scientist have put it this way,
“Ghosts are the misidentification of natural phenomena on the part of the witness, particularly by those whom are predisposed due to beliefs or other mental and physical factors to define their experiences using supernatural hypotheses.”
“Ghosts are manifestations of assorted unconscious wishes, unresolved guilt’s, and patchwork imaginings.”
There are different types of ghosts. And for a Ghost Hunter or Ghost Hunter in training it is important to know the different spirits. For example you have.
An Ectoplasm, Ecto-mist, vapor, or ghostly mist these are referred to as a mist or fog, usually has a swirl effect within a vapor cloud around it. It usually appears several feet off the ground and can linger or travel quickly at will.
Orbs, spears, globules, balls of light, globes these are the most photographed and most debated subject in the paranormal field. They are described as a round translucent ball floating above the ground. They can be found anywhere.
Vortex, funnel ghosts. These types of ghosts are strange and hard to understand they usually have the appearance of a funnel when moving. They can sometimes show up in pictures as a long and narrow light
Apparitions, disembodied spirit is a ghost that are transparent and in human form and wear the clothes of the time they were alive. All ghost hunters strive for that apparition picture, but it is rarely done.
There are several types of ghosts out and it is important to know the different types of ghost for knowledge & research.