10 months ago
Last edited at 10:47AM on 2/26/2013
I would say that a ghost is a dead person while a spirit could simply be someone who is in a coma or is going through some other type of out-of-body experience---but they are still alive. A ghost cannot return to his or her body, so they are stuck in limbo (between hanging around on Earth and passing on).
I wrote a story about ghosts and spirits, but I made up my own rules for it.