I have seen many ghosts. I have seen the ephemeral forms of friends and family who have crossed into the netherworld, and I have seen the manifestation of the dead whom I knew not in life.
A curious thing, seeing the dead. I never realized it until recently that of the ghosts of friends and family I have seen, most were not manifestations of their bodies as they were when they died. My Uncle -- even my parents as recently as April of this year -- were considerably younger as entities. It makes me wonder if ghosts get to choose which year of their life to reveal to the world of the living. Perhaps not all ghosts of children are truly ghosts of children who died a tragic death, but rather ghosts of adults who instead chose to reveal their spirits as they were at a younger age.
My mind has twisted this possibility even further. Perhaps children whose lives are cut short may still present their potential adult spirit form when they manifest.
I shall think further on this issue. Please tell me if you have similar thoughts.