1. The spirit or soul of a deceased person that, for some reason, is trapped on earth and unable to spiritually evolve. Reasons for being earthbound include a spirit’s need to give a message to someone, the atonement for an act committed while living, fear of “moving on,” watching over a loved one, etc.
AUTHOR: Donald Michael Kraig
2. The belief that some spirits, especially those dying in sudden and unexpected transitions, and children, cling to the earth experience they knew and fear moving on and resist the natural process.