What’s the Difference?
In getting into the main questions people have asked, I want to tell you my belief. I do believe Ghosts exist. This site wouldn’t have been created if I didn’t. (You may have further questions on Spirit Guides. You can check out my Spirit Guides article to answer those questions further.)
Spirits and Ghosts (had to touch base on this one quickly) are two different things in definition. Though both are Souls, like you and me! Each can contact you, if they choose to do so.
Ghosts are entities that are “Earth Bound”. They are caught between this plane of existence and the Other Side. They have died, but have not walked through the tunnel to get to the Other Side. Some may know they are dead and choose to stay for their many different reasons. Some don’t know they have died, whether it was from a traumatic death or not. Either way, they are just like us, without a physical body. Ghosts will be (usually) just as they are when they were living. Meaning personality wise. So if they were nice, they will most likely be nice. If they were malicious, they will most likely be malicious. They haven’t passed over to the Other Side yet, so they aren’t surrounded with that Love and Knowledge yet. These entities need help crossing over, usually.
Spirits are entities that *have* crossed over to the Other Side. They have lived a life or many. They are also just like us, only without their physical body anymore. They are on the other plane and have the complete love and knowledge within them. I do believe once over there, they still grow spiritual in other ways. Or they (us) will choose to come back (incarnate) into life again to perfect our Souls and to help the God experience. Also I believe Spirits are different entities than Angels as well.