I always have seen spirits, now and then through life. I have 2, like tiny looking pin sized hole type marks, in front of each ear, one on each side. Not sure it means anything, have a weird sort of memory about them, I guess that's a separate issue.
Anyway I'm fairly convinced that the majority of spirits really don't mean any harm, I think they don't know they are dead, mostly. I used to have this spirit of a little girl, follow me, Id see her sometimes, sensed her a lot, it was strange to the extent that I could look right at this one and she wouldn't disappear. Never felt anything bad about her, she was young, maybe 6 or so, I can't talk to them, but I can sense there feelings or thoughts, she seemed to like my company, I had one daughter at the time, so I kind of thought of her in a fatherly way, she would just wander around me, didn't want much, I don't think anyone else saw her, but she may have been my daughter (who was around 3yrs old), imaginary friend.
Then, I saw her one night clear as day standing by my bed, and she was so scared. I also sensed a dark spirit, outside of our area of safety. (Not to say the safety area was my house,) I like to think so but I believe it is an area around me, or others, that are sensitive to these things. At any rate I tried to calm her by sending consoling thoughts, and she did relax a bit. But the darkness, wouldn't leave. It seemed to be outside looking in, swirling around, or such.
Though by this time the spirit of the girl wasn't so scared, inside I was concerned or a little scared for her. For I sensed this dark entity would not leave, and it did not. After a while I felt the only way she would be safe would be to go into the light. So I told her to go into the light, assured her it would all be ok, I have sort of seen the light in the past and know of its calming love and beauty. It took a little while but she did go into the light and I watched her do it, and then there seemed to be a contentedness, or peacefulness. The dark entity eventually left also, but not into the light, that's for sure.
This was maybe 10 years ago, she had told me her name, or better to say I sensed it, but I can't remember it, I am horrible at remembering names. I have had other encounters I don't usually think of them, I always say one day I will focus on this gift, and do more with it, enhance it, and meditate more. But so far I haven't done much about it. Though I hope to one day.
I know the area or aura of shelter, will protect me as long as I am strong and secure in my higher power or god, and that there is nothing to fear but fear itself, in short this experience and others have solidified my belief in god.