Of course, ghosts hang out in all sorts of homes and abandoned buildings, but they also hang out in places you might not expect to find them. Some ghosts like to hang around places where a lot of people congregate to have a good time. Many bars are haunted. Lower entities are especially attracted to people who are high on drugs and alcohol, so crowded bars and nightclubs frequently harbor a lot of spirit patrons. By attaching themselves to people who are drunk or stoned, they can get a taste of their old thrills at the expense of their victims. Many of the living patrons of these establishments (especially alcoholics and addicts) are already infected in one way or another with spiritual entities that are attached to their auras. Where their hosts go, their entities go.
Strong human emotions also attract lower entities. They like to hang out in theaters where they can feed off the excitement and passions of the crowd. Since they also gain energy from fear, anxiety and worry, they hang out in hospitals. According to medium James Van Praagh, there may be a lot of them in dentists’ offices and airplanes since many people maintain a fear of both. And, of course, they like attaching themselves to the perpetually worried, neurotic and mentally ill.
Not all ghosts are earthbound spirits or negative entities. Some are just the spirits of good souls who occasionally return to the transitional plane in visitation. They would ordinarily be in the Summerlands, but, for a time, would rather hang out in the places that they loved when alive. Some higher spirits return to protect a living, or even an earthbound friend or family member from the darker entities that roam around the earth sphere. Old warriors sometimes return to their old military units to help out. These “casual ghosts” are not malicious and sometimes form positive relationships with living psychic people who happen to move into the places they haunt.
There’s even evidence that fans of famous people sometimes return to be around their favorite celebrities. They just need to complete their self-appointed missions, or simply get the earth out of their systems before they can move on. However, unless they become extremely attached to their old haunts, most eventually return without any prodding to their proper place in the mainstream sequence of the spiritual realm where they can begin the process of spiritual evolution.