I thought I would share a great story from
my granddaughter, who is 10 , in the way she told me.
There is a house near hers, she explained, that people say is haunted. She thinks that because an old lady who is sick and possibly dying lives there, my granddaughter thinks it is when the old lady naps or sleeps...it is the old woman's face in ghostly form that people see at the window. Because the old woman has not yet died, she is imprisoned in the house until her body lets her go.
Interesting thought! I have known of homes "haunted" by someone who has Alzheimer who may reside in a nursing home but visits their own home in spirit. I had not considered the idea of someone, not yet deceased, in perfect mental health to leave their body and be visible to others as a "ghost".