Ghosts are one of my favorite Halloween topics. There's so many intricacies as to why a ghost is still a ghost and hasn't moved on.
Many of the ghosts of famous or infamous people have finally moved on to the spirit plane, yet there are still some that refuse to go.
For instance, there are currently 6 ghosts in the White House of past presidents.
These past presidents are still living in the White House:
So, your next question is probably, "Why are they still there?". For the above 6, there seems to be many different reasons such as a desire to protect the constitution, not wanting to leave without their paramour, and feelings of shame.
Next, let's look at the infamous ghost of Lizzie Bordon. In 1892, in Fall Rivers, MA Lizzie Bordon was tried and acquitted for the murders of her father and step-mother. Her ghost has been seen and sensed for decades in the home where the murders took place.
Her spirit never transitioned into the spirit world because the townspeople wouldn't allow it to. Although she was acquitted, the majority belief of the town was that she did commit the murders and needed to be punished.
Lizzie's spirit has been confined to her infamous home where she spends her days living in conflict with the tourists that poke and prod around her home.
Lizzie's confinement and relationship with the 1892 townspeople is a matter of karma and one that will eventually be worked out, it just hasn't happened yet.
The American Civil War was fought from 1861-1865 and was caused by disagreements over the topic of slavery.
It's estimated that 620,000 people died in the Civil War and around 3,000 of these people are still here, living as ghosts.
In the past, the number of Civil War ghosts was much, much higher, yet due to the work of many transition mediums and psychics, many of these ghosts have gone home to the spirit plane.
Most of the 3,000 are still here because they don't realize that they're dead. This is a common problem with people that die sudden or unexpected deaths.
The 3,000 don't stay together; they wander alone or with another ghost. When you speak to them, they'll often tell you that they're looking for their troop. Some of these ghosts believe that the war has ended and they're making their way home.
There are many groups of mediums and psychics that work specifically with Civil War ghosts to locate them and help them transition back to the spirit plane.
This is just a sampling of some of the many famous ghosts that are still with us.