Opinions please! When a person dies, and if their spirit resides on earth, does it only hang where they died?

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I ask cuz just a few days ago, people at my job (which is a factory) told me bout a guy who worked there like 20 years ago died inside the factory from a natural cause, heart attack. And to this day, his spirit resides in the factory. People saying they saw a person standing by them at corner of their eye, the supervisor told me how when he’d be there alone after nite shift he would hear parts getting moved, foot steps from the break room (which is above the office) or just hear things moving around in the factory. Well my best friend died a year and half ago, and I have never felt a presence, seen anything since, except one day, i got sudden urge he was by me and ill tell u what, i really felt it and it scared me, i said “if ur there, go away ur scaring me” which i now regret and asap after i said that it went away.
So i wonder, does the bible or anyone who is an expert or very experienced in spiritual stuff believe that where a human dies is where their spirit resides? My friend died wayyy in florida, im in michigan, or are there supposed exceptions that some spirits can move? What is some input? I greatly appreciate any feedback.
FOR THOSE WHO SAY ANY “SPIRIT” HERE ON EARTH OR UNKNOWN THINGS THAT MAKE THINGS MOVE OR W/E, if they are DEMONS, then why aren’t they doing things that SCARE people or possess? The poeple at my shop just simply say little things happen, nothing serious to be concerned about.

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they go on to heaven


Okay im a christian in all, but some people dont believe that, to be honest im confused bout it all. you see my mum died in my house when i was two and a half. the thing is im hoping she has turned into a ghost and is in this house with me. Thats what i think at the moment and its what i live my life on. my dad thinks its aloud of rubbish and that she is in heaven looking down on me (: but i dunno, i have a feeling she is here cause i here something bashiing against my door at night i open ut thinking its the dog but nothing is there???? 😕 confused totally!!! <3


Abby, the Lord is merciful and sends His Holy Spirit to keep you from being lost in disbelief of grief. It is not her but a message about her and her maker. Keep the Faith.


they go to jesus


Absolutely. You’ve got this whole spirit thing nailed.

†Aslan †- SFECU

When someone dies, their spirit & soul either go to heaven or hell. Nobody stays here on earth hanging around..
There are demonic spirits hanging around for some reason.
Most any Born Again Christian can run them off..

Angus McCloud

what if you die on the turlet?

Itgel J

Well, it all depends on the spirit of the spirit..


umm thts scary but I don’t think its true but if it is I would say yes they only stay in the PLACE they died but not the EXACT spot


‘spirit’ means breath. When you die it ceases. thus what you are dealing with is an evil spirit pretending it is the deceased.


The word for spirit in OT is just life or breath but the word used in NT after and because of Jesus takes on a new meaning which is Spirit endowed life.


When someone dies, they die.
That’s it.


We are not just live material. We have consciousness only those who reject the Holy Spirit “the unforgivable sin” will be no more and really never were much more than flesh spending time without the Spirit of Life in them. Don’t be a zombie, friend.

Thinking Allowed

Some do hang out where they died. My mom died last August in a hospital. The one place she’s not at is there.


Jesus said: “ . . . saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” [Revelation 17-18]
What is Death ? — Death is a return to the ground:
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” [Genesis 3:19]
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” [Ecclesiastes 12.7]
When everyone is born God supplied the ‘breath of life’ and he becomes a living soul.
“And the LORD God . . . breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. “ [Genesis 2:7]
Note: man IS a soul, man does not posses a soul
At death, when a man’s breath goes forth, he dies – his being, his “soul” perishes. only a living man is a living soul.! Dead is dead. There is no “soul” that goes out of the body to live elsewhere! No “soul” goes immediately to heaven or hell. Dead is dead!
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, . .” [James2.26]
The Sleep of Death.
At death the body returns to dust and the life force (not the soul) to the creator
“ . . . but the dead know not any thing, .” [Ecclesiastes 9.5]
“His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.” [Psalm 146.4]
Lazarus was dead four days, yet he gave no report of any “life after death” experience. (refer John 11.39)
The Bible uses “sleep” as a figure of speech for death.
Jesus said: “. . . Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; . . “ [John 11.11]
David prayed “Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;” [Psalm 13.3]
“And they stoned Stephen, . . . Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.“ [Acts 7.59-60]
“. . . the fathers fell asleep, . . “ [2 Peter 3.4]
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: “ [Hebrews 9:27]
The Hope of Resurrection — “Awake and Sing”
Death is NOT the end. There is hope. As there is a falling asleep, there is a waking up.
“Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: . . .” [Isaiah 26.19]
“ . . . them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake . . . “ [Daniel 12.2]
The next event that everyone will experience will be the resurrection, as John says, to face the results of his judgment.
“And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. “ [John 5:29]
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” [John 11.25]
What does it mean to “believe in Jesus”? —
To believe that He is the ONLY source of resurrection life; that He paid the penalty for all of our sins when He dies on the cross and by His resurrection made possible our resurrection to eternal life; then by prayer we can invite Jesus into our lives and experience His resurrection power for daily living.
The best way you can prepare for death is to get to know Jesus right now by prayer and Bible reading. You could pray this prayer right now —
Father God in heaven, I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness; I believe that Jesus died for my sins; I want to turn from my sins; I invite Jesus into my heart and life. I want to trust Jesus as my Saviour, and to follow you as my Lord in the company of your Church; Lord please accept my prayer in the name of Your Son, Jesus, Amen.
May God bless you as you study His Word


if you can find any one who has died an was a ghost then came back to tell about it let me know. an stop reading spook books


don’t be so sure and don’t be judgemental star

Jennifer L

My own belief is that spirits can move freely, but many times, when death is sudden and unexpected, they become attached to the place they died, as they were not ready to leave this world, and many times have unfinished business, or do not know how to move on.


Nope, no reason to believe that.

Sallie R. Gibbs

This is very true some spirit still stay around in the house or places where they died, My mother died when I was six years old I was in her arms when she died, when i awaken she was died it still bother me a lot , The house she died in is still there people move in and don’t stay long, every time I visit the country where the house is I stop by and take pictures of it ,
I feel her presence and know she’s in there looking out at me But now that am all grown up I wonder if she knows me now, The last time I was there the house was up again for rent, I found the owener’s but they said two lady had already applied for it, I told them if it ever come open again please let me know so I can rent or buy it, Yes I believe the spirit stay around to protect thier love ones. Sallie

Hildegarde the Unruly

I think that a spirit can hang around on this side but it isn’t necessarily only where they died. I think that any place that held special significance to them would be a likely spot. In the case of the employee, he died where he spent 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. It makes sense that he would hang out there.


It makes no sense. And it is not what is in Scripture. Don’t guess, read and believe.

Rene O

Those are demons! When a person dies, their spirit goes back to the Lord. It doesn’t linger on Earth.
2 Corinthians 5:8 (New International Version)
8We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.


i don’t know about the bible, but i suppose the person’s spirit would just stay in a place it loved when it was still alive. Like in it’s house or a store or something like that. Maybe if the spirit does stay where the person died it’s because it is linked to that place and can’t leave and go to heaven because it needs help or something like that.


Learn the Bible and what Jesus taught. You will be glad you did.


: When a person dies, he ceases to exist. Death is the opposite of life. The dead do not see or hear or think. Not even one part of us survives the death of the body. We do not possess an immortal soul or spirit.
After Solomon observed that the living know that they will die, he wrote: “As for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” He then enlarged on that basic truth by saying that the dead can neither love nor hate and that “there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in [the grave].” (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10) Similarly, Psalm 146:4 says that when a man dies, “his thoughts do perish.” We are mortal and do not survive the death of our body. The life we enjoy is like the flame of a candle. When the flame is put out, it does not go anywhere. It is simply gone. http://www.watchtower.org


That is not what Jesus said.


Well I don’t have a ‘source’ or anything but when I was in 4th grade my uncle died 10 days before Christmas. Now that I’m 16, I feel as if he lingers in my house when he died in his from cancer. I strongly believe he is in my house because that Christmas when I got my TV for my room, I turned around and I saw a full body apparition of him. This year I was laying in my bed trying to fall to sleep and I smelt something. Got stronger and stronger. It got so strong that it smelt like it was right in my face and I finally realized what it was. It was the smell of his cologne he would ALWAYS wear. All the sudden I got memories of what we did when we did when I was young. I got very emotional. And I say, “Uncle Al, are you there?” and there was a thud noise. I said, “Well, it’s nice to know you are still around and I love you.” After that it went away.
In the summer, I was home alone with my two cats in the basement. I was just playing some xbox 360 and my cats were playing near this fake Christmas tree that my mom always leaves up. I didn’t want them to bite the wire so I got up to get them away and the TV turned channels by itself. The remote was way to far for me to accidentally hit it or my cats to walk on it. I knew it was my uncle so I was like, eh whatever so I continued to play. Then something fell on the other side of the basement. When my parents got home and I told them everything that happened and they have heard stuff too.
Sorry if it was a long story to read, but no, I do not believe spirits stay where they die.


We get mercy according to our needs , granted by the Holy Spirit to keep us comforted and believing ,in Faith. Events happen but it does not have to be the actual being of the deceased it may be mercies in his likeness for your well being.

Romans 10:17

The soul of the unsaved goes into a place of silence when the person dies (Psalm 115:17). There it will remain forever, being eternally dead.
The soul of a saved person immediately goes into Heaven at the moment of death (II Corinthians 5:8). On the day of the rapture, the bodies of the true believers will be resurrected, changed into glorious spiritual bodies, and united with their respective souls.
This idea that souls ‘hang around’ in the place where they died makes for good stories, but it’s not true.

Jennifer S.

@Romans 10:17
2 Cor. 5:8 does not say the soul of a saved person goes immediately to heaven when it dies. 1 Thess. 4:15-17 says on the day of rapture the dead in Christ will rise first followed by those that are still alive. I don’t think the dead have been judged yet which means that a soul might be able to linger around.


No, it is a time to evaluate humanity as a creation. And a time to separate the then alive- living from the other.

Ann H

To answer your question, yes and no. There are places where a spirit or energy is trapped in one place reliving their tragedy over and over. These spirits are so overwhelmed by their tragedy that they relive it over and over so they tend to only stay in one place and this only happens with a sever tragedy.
Then there are spirits that may roam free because they have not accepted death completely or who really knows why they are still here but yes some spirits do travel and tend to visit those who they were close to on earth.
The question is, how did you feel when you thought you felt your friends Presence? Di d you feel calm? Did it feel familiar? Did you get a vision of your friend when it happened? These are some question you have to ask yourself, only you can answer that. If the answer is no to any of these maybe it was an unknown ghost just passing by.


That is not scriptural truth. Just mystical gibberish.


The soul not only continues to live after the physical death of the human body, but is, in fact, immortal.
For further reading about the soul , please visit http://info.bahai.org/article-1-4-5-1.html


Actually immortality is only for the Spiritually saved under Christ Jesus. It is not for the un-saved.

Sallie R. Gibbs

I am so happy I found this link I have asked myself time after time if anyone beleive in the spirit as I do, Yes they are really around us every day, there is an old saying that the dead knows what the living is doing , But the living don’t know what the dead is doing 🙂 Sallie


This has been a question that I have asked many christians since I’ve been saved and I have found out that when a person dies their spirit returns to the Lord where it came from and a persons body returns to the dust(earth) where it came from. In Ecclesiastes 9:5 it reads; For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun. Which means they dont have their memories of anything they ever did or memories of anyone they ever loved while they were here on earth. In Matthew 13:41 and vs.49-50 it reads that , “I will send my angels, and they will separate (OUT OF THE KINGDOM!) every temptation and all who are evil, and throw them into the furnace and burn them. There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth, then the godly shall shine as the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. vs. 49 states, “That is the way it will be at the end of the world–(JUDGEMENT DAY!) The angels will come and separate the wicked people from the godly, casting the wicked into the fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. Therefore (everyone’s spirit will return to Jesus in the Kingdom), and on judgement day God will send his angels to separate the sheep from the goat, the sheep(godly) at his right hand and the goat(wicked) at his left hand. I believe there will be two lines of people with the wicked people weeping.( Matthew 25:32-34). Noone will be judged at the second they dismiss their spirit or die, to go to either hell or heaven; if that were the case then that would be their judgement and there would be no need for judgement day in which the Bible clearly states there will be. Thank you, after so much research I believe that the scriptures tells us everything we need to know, if we would just humble ourselves and ask God for knowledge wisdom and understanding before reading the bible. GOD’S WORD WILL NEVER RETURN TO US VOID! HALLELUJAH!


A lot of Christian fanatics here. What a shame.
As for spirits lingering: they can go anywhere they want, be it on Earth or in higher realms, they can move freely. So it could have easily been your friend but, as said before, you are the only one to know what state he was in and what he really wanted to say to you. He couldn’t have been there without a good reason. It’s strange that he scared you because spirits almost never do that, they just choose the best way to get a message through without scaring you at all. But I dare to say he’ll be back in a form that will not be scary. You’ll get his message then.

sanjeev kumar

In my view its just our imagination or the fear which we have in losing our parents or dear ones, they never come back on earth , only the place where we can meet them is in our dreams.
so please friends don’t play with this souls of the dead one’s as they are just turned as God for us.
I lost my father whom I love more than my life……

Chao Xiong

To our culture or religion, when a person die they have two souls or spirits. One spirit will return back to the place he or she was born and then reincarnate. The second spirit or soul remain with the dead body at the cemetery. This spirit’s place of living is the gravestone their family made for them. This second spirit or soul wish or hope that one day the body will wake up.

Roomer j

I visitd this site just 2 knw about where spirit gos after death… I lost my mum which i love best .. This making 3months since she die i have’nt dream of or seeing any sign of her… But my sisters and my brothers dreams about her many times. Does it means that she didnt wnt 2 appear 2 me cuse im the last born?


Have you seen any sign of her presence or had any dreams about your Mom since you post this message? I believe some people are more sensitive to feeling spirits of their loved one then others. I know each time when you think about your Mom she around you and watching over you, I know she care a lot for you.

Chao Xiong

I don’t know the exact place where the spirit stay but I have a friend who can communicate with spirit. She really can communicate with them (spirit). Everytime I need to communicate with my deceased father, I always go to my friend house to communicate to my father. I truely believe that some people have the real and true power to communicate with them.


Where does your friend live? Is she willing to help other people communicate with their dead loved ones???


I just lost my fiance, can she help me talk to him. My heart is bleeding for him.


my husband died a few months ago out side the house and i can feel his oresence. sometime at night i can feel him lay down beside me we were married 42 years 2 days before he died of a fatal heart attack

gloria crocker

My nephew was shot at 2am by 5am I was shook by my ankle out of my sleep to look at a breaking news report I learnt later to be his death. My daughter did not see the news break but was waken out of her sleep around the same time…she asked her fiancee’ to bring her to my home something has happened. This was not a evil spirit but an unsettled one. We were all very close.


I lost my loved one of five years (fiance) on August 19th, 2012, and I would do anything just to communicate with him again. I did not get the chance to properly say goodbye. We were continually arguing the week of his death. However, two days before he died, we were on the phone, and he was making plans of moving us to Hawaii. I miss him dearly and wish to believe so desperately that spirits linger around loved ones. I was the love of his life, and he was mine.


i lost my loved one on june 1st 2011.After his death i use to feel his presence , i use to smell his perfum. He used to love me a lot and suddenly he died, i couldn’t even talk to him before his death .I just want to know that how can i communicate with him.


can anybody help how to communicate w/ my brother for the last time. he died last 02 Oct 2012 and 05 oct is his birthday. i really miss him.


hey star dont be judge mental of things u never know

Peter innocent ndubuisi

The bible say tht after dead thier cometh judgmnt. Let me tel u whn ever a man is die whrthr sombody kil hm/hr or he die whn hs time hv come .he cn nt appear again wht u tht is living wl be feeling his presnt bicos u luv the persn and whn ever u feel hr prsnt fear wl com in side u and u wl be tinking tht he is around even thue rat wl pas by u. U wl said tht u hv met hm . Let me tel u wht u dnt kwn again if tht persn tht die hv mesage 4 u .he/she wl snd tht mesage 2 u thrugh dream nt appearing 2 u. Tanks .if u wnt 2 kwn more add me in 2go Ndubuisi399


My husband died in July 2012, it has been so hard. I smell an aroma of something like fresh linen and see a watery face in the lights from lamps, sunlight, computers etc. I believe in God and Jesus and and don’t know if this goes against God’s will. I have felt nothing bad or scary at all, just a calming affect. He shuts the TV and receiver off , has blinked the lights and made my refridgerator leak because I needed a new one. As soon as I ordered the new one the leaking stopped. Can anyone give me some real advice here? thanks,

Jacqueline Socque

my husband die on january 3 2013 I feel somthing cold near my harm and one day I got 2 radio in the house I remebern to turn one of when I came home the 2 radio was one what does it means

Eva Villafane

Spirits Or ghosts r left on earth r lost souls they wasnt on the holy bible in heavon they r remain here and they could be hurts the living demon us a thing its not humen they hurt the living for enternaiment


Hi my name is Shawn and I am one of the church Member from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints or a LDS member. I learn a lesson from the Missionary that I been meeting with over a year ago that when we die our spirit goes to the spirit world to learn about the Gospel. The teacher or the Missionary in the Spirit world help young spirit to accept the gospel and teach them about Jesus and God and the Holy Ghost. God Loves us all So he want spirit to be at peace and there are 3 kingdom Telestrial Kingdom, terrestal kingdom and Celestrial Kingdom. God wants all of us to be in Celestrial kingdom which is the most happiest place in the spirit world, and the spirit have to have been baptized within the church, be accepting of Gospel. Terrestal is one step down from Celestrail kingdom, people who are accepting of the gospel goes their and who isn’t baptized within the church. There are ways for people to get baptized when they are in spirit world, one of their family member on Earth have to take their place and be baptized in their name, and if the spirit is accepting of the baptisim then they move onto Celestrial kingdom. Telestrial kingdom is the lowest of the kingdom, people who is not accepting of the gospel, who done bad things in their life and who isn’t baptised in the church then they reside in Telestrial kingdom. If you want to learn more about the church contact your local Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints and the Missionary in the church can teach you more about the gospel. I also know spirits in the spirit world is able to travel to see their love ones and send message to their loves one, you just need to be open for the message just like how the Holy Ghost can give us message from God and Jesus. when you feel your loved one presence that is how you know they are around you watching over you, and when you think about them they are also watching and are around you. I know what I said in this message to be true, because I prayed for the answers and I got the message through the Holy Ghost. The church have a website and the website address is http://www.lds.org if you want to find out any more things from me feel free to email me at EQsmash@hotmail.com


Responding to Jacqueline Socque. My mother died January 20,2013. After she died my left arm stayed cold on and off for about a week after we buried her. I wonder if that was her.

Debbie J.

I am a Christian,I believe in God the father,Son and the holy spirit…I believe,God can touch an lost soul before he dies,if the person excepts God as their Lord in savior.I believe in spirits hanging around.I have many,so does my kids,grandkids…Not sure why,spirits hang around,I do not believe they are evil ones,good spirits protecting us.

Margi cook

My guy we lived together for 6 years, i found him dead outside when i came home from work july 3rd 2015, i moved to an apt i miss him and i love him so much. I laid down on my bed about 4 months after his death it was dark in my bedroom i just shut my eyes andi opened my eyes and floating by the top of my ceiling was my guy i could tell it was his spirit because it was his form but it was like a cloud one of his eyes was moving but jerky a soft breese was blowing on his spirit. I stared at him then he was gone. I had a very wonderful feeling after and i felt a very strong love. Now i do know that spirits r real


All day I told my husband I smelld this awful perfume ,even tasting it ,than later that day same day I smelled cigarette. smoke Neather my husband nor my self smoke or wear perfume. The smell reminde me of my sister who would make make it almost unbeable to be in close quarters as she reaked of both,She died a few years ago. She was close to my brother .later that same day mu older brother caller to tell me that our brothers daughter ,46, had just died, Did my sister come to help my niece to make cross over ? I am not religious but I do have my own beliefs .I,ll add that for 35 years My brother whose daughter died did not speake to me and kepted his family from me. My sisted and I quit speaking 15 years ago ,But they all knew my beliefs ,please reply to this if you have any idea


Hi I just moved in to my old apartment. The building has been empty for a year do to a fire next door. During the time that the building was empty a construction guy fell to his death and two couples had died in the fire next to my buidling. Well I just moved back in my building and I hear someone walking upstairs like someone has boots on. Remind you the apartment is empty. So I go upstairs and nothing. Today I went to the front of the house to give my husband his keys and we both hear a banging like someone is hammering something. Then my husband and I looked at each other because the whole building is empty my uncle lives in the back and I live on the second floor so the first floor and third floor is empty. But I keep hearing people walk. Is this the guy that died upstairs from doing construction???

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