For future reference, if you ever see a figure repeating the same action over and over again or in the exact same place constantly, it is most likely not an actual spirit but an impression. Impressions can give equally bad feelings if the action that took place or the person performing it was in a bad mood, had fears/anxiety, or was just a very negative individual. They can also be formed through fears or desires as very basic thoughtforms. Impressions can last years and can be as annoying as the sound of a telephone ringing to as creepy as a shadowy figure (or merely the feeling of a presence) climbing the stairs behind you.
The worst impressions are ones people leave behind when they get hurt! Ever keep stubbing your toe or tripping in the same place over and over again? Cleanse the area! I hate those impressions. When someone trips or falls, they can create a thoughtform from their fear and anxiety at the spot they hurt themselves. They are usually consciously more careful around the area and continue to feed the impression for some time. This is also common on objects that tend to always hurt people. I had a kitchen knife once that was always out for someone's blood! One person cut themselves badly on it and it was downhill from there. I had to smudge it to save my skin. No one had a problem with it afterward.