I just read the first messages and the last one...skipping most of the thread...and will just read again next time.
mworx is correct on the last comment.
I heard the same comment from Fr. Jocis Syquia, head of the Archdiocese of Manila Office on Exorcism (AMoE) and author of the book, "Exorcism"
Fr. Jocis was our retreat master on April 1, 2009 on an event with the theme of Spiritual Warfare.
He warned against being deceived on believing that dead people return and that some people could help us communicate with them.
There are no ghosts.
What's very real are Demons or Fallen Angels, they come in different forms to deceive us and make us turn away from our faith in God. Since they used to be Angels, they are very powerful and highly advanced in intelligence than us humans. We're are not supposed to be the ones who'll directly deal with them...especially if we do not have the proper disposition and preparation.
What we should always keep in mind is that our God, who is all-powerful, has chosen to love us humans...and this was the reason why some angels became envious of us.
We have been chosen by God to be his children and to inherit his kingdom. Let's reflect on that. We are princes and princesses. We belong to the Kingdom of Light. God has sent Angels to guard us while we are still journeying here on earth.
Only one-third of the Angels rebelled against God. The two-thirds remain with him.
One guardian angel is far more powerful than a legion of demons. All we need to do is have faith, humble ourselves before God, admit our sins, and put our full trust on His love.
When we are confronted with supernatural things, may this also be an opportunity to turn to God.
If we think that we are seeing a ghost of a departed loved-one or relative...we should pray for him/her. For the Catholics here, let's have Mass intentions for them.