To Kill a Mockingbird

"...other ways of making people into ghosts"

I'm having difficulty understanding a quote from the first chapter.

The quote is "Atticus said no, it wasn't that sort of thing. That there were other ways of making people into ghosts"

The quote is referring to a conversation between Scout and Atticus where Scout where Scout is wondering how they keep Boo inside

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i know what you mean. I didn't understand it at first but i was told that it means that mr arther is

I think Atticus is commenting on the way the community has cooked up all the ridiculous stories about Boo Radley eating squirrels, etc.

To put it simply, FEAR motivates Boo to stay inside