photo by Robert Estall.
England, I assume.
In spirit pathology, one explanation for flitting ghostly figures revolves around the theory that specters appear at, and are tied to, a specific location, such as scenes of violent death -- battlefields, brigand ambushes, horrific accidents and trysting sites for lovers being the most popular.
One of the reasons, I suppose, why I am not impressed with the idea of graveyard ghosts. Not too many people die in graveyards. One is as apt to suspect a wandering sheep.
Premises of some sort, however, are really the historical favourite -- particularly such interesting piles as ruined abbeys and ancient mansions, all that crumbling stone and creeping vine -- probably because we know that such places over time have accumulated the sort of high emotional content likely to precipitate violent acts. Wayside inns are another approved haunting site, simply on the odds: the sheer aggregate of people passing through increase probability.
Some claim that strong emotions: fear, hoplessness, anger or hate, generated at or before death by either the victim or the victimizer, imprint the scene on the surroundings and are the explanation of many apparitions, often classified as recorder ghosts. (Recorder ghosts are the spooks observed repeating the same movements or actions over and over.)
Reasonably, trees and brush which may be cut down or die off are not the best material to receive a lasting imprint for spectral purposes, hence the popularity and longevity of ghosts among the more inert and receptive stuff found in buildings.
And, of courses, houses are where we sleep, and where we are therefore subject to certain hallucinatory phenonema arising from the semi-wakeful mind.