I found the end of hist final chapters is very shocking.
Well, after knowing that Fatal Frames usually had "bad", "not that bad", "good enough" and "good" endings, I hoped that his could be fixed by playing in hard mode, but this is not true.
Probably FF4 was released not fully finished, because of bugs and etc. By the way, could someone answer me on this also?: http://www.gamefaqs....wers?qid=372430
But about the main question... Err, was the Choushiro a ghost in the beginning of the game?
I found it kind of suspicious that he ended his journey in same place where he started it.
So it's kind of recurrence, like the ghost was fulfilling his duty again and again... and after falling from roof he will wake up again and start to search for Ruka?
Or was that just a coincidence?