However, the ghost's existence becomes more realistic when Paul D arrives and also recognizes the sad presence in the hallway. Again, that initial recognition didn't prove the existence of the ghost until the ghost acts up and Paul D has to physically attack the ghost. It was not until the ghost actually seemed to respond to the attack that I really accepted that the ghost was real.
Another confusion, though, arose when the ghost seemed to disappear after Paul D's attack, which initially seemed like the ghost had just calmed down for a moment. But then both women in the house, Sethe and Denver, make references to the ghost actually being gone. So I finally accepted that the ghost existed in the first place, but now is the ghost gone for sure? Will it come back?