Personally, I don’t believe that people come back as ghosts. However, I do remember when my cousin was about 13 (I was about 30) and would not sleep upstairs at our grandparents’ house because he believed there was a ghost up there. Everyone else told him that “there’s no such thing as ghosts” and he didn’t believe them. I talked to him about why ghosts “haunt” – dying in the house, that sort of thing. He and I both knew that our grandparents had built that house themselves and no one had ever died there, so he accepted the fact that there probably wouldn’t be a ghost upstairs and never had a problem with it again. My Aunt and Grandmother never did figure out why he changed his mind.