I actually feel silly as I'm writing this but I just have to know!
I personally have not seen spirits or ghosts and judging from the posts that I've been reading I think I may have experienced one or two (or more) encounters with them. However I am posting this because of my mother.
Half of my family can see ghosts/spirits and my mother happens to be one of our family members that can see and feel them, not as strongly as our other family members though, anyhow let me tell you the story...
We moved to Benoni a few years ago and a couple of months afterwards my mother started seeing a man in a grey suit wandering around the house. This man has no head so she can't even describe to me what he looks like or if he's even one of our family members that may have passed away, but has the same grey suit on each time. I've tried to look up on history on our house but I haven't found anything or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.
He doesn't make contact with my mom and hasn't tried to hurt her and she doesn't feel frightened or threatened when she sees him, he simply wanders in and out and around the house or simply stands in a corner of the garden, let's my mom see him and then he disappears.
My mom reckons he's either here to protect her or to warn her that something bad is going to happen? She does not see him everyday. She sees him about once every 2 months.
Is that what he is or is he just a soul that's wandering around in a house that was once his?
Thank you for reading.
For my 2nd question, I intended to write roaming not residual but I can't edit my sentence. I copy pasted it from my other comment but forgot to change the 'residual' to roaming because I have read stories where spirits are seen on street, around the house, at clearings, etc.