I keep seeing the ‘smoky’ form of a lady in my flat. Is it a ghost?
DAWN AMBROSE, READING, BERKSHIRE
You are seeing a spirit. spirits cling to this world and have not moved on to the next, perhaps because they feel they have unfinished business and can't yet rest. ghosts, on the other hand, are ‘residual energy’ and carry out the same actions, like a video constantly being replayed. Place a bouquet of flowers where you see your spirit and write her a note to say her family are waiting in heaven, and she’s free to go to them. That should stop you seeing her again.