Quotes for Topic: Ghosts
When a person who is inhabited by evil spirits dies, these demons need to relocate. Often they choose to stay in the place where the death took place (this seems particularly true in the case of violent deaths, such as murder or suicide). They will take the name and characteristics of the deceased person and make occasionally appearances under these pretenses. Such entities (as they are frequently called today) are evil spirits who often pose as “friendly ghosts.”
Reference: Taken from One Minute After You Die by Erwin Lutzer, Moody Publishers, copyright 1997, p. 20. Get this book!