I know they have different stats and all, but they are pretty similar. What is the "fluff" behind each creature? The Monster Manual even says Spectres are often mistaken for Ghosts. I know Ghosts exist in the Ethereal plane and have to manifest, but on the Prime they seem pretty similar to me. And both are spirits from a violent death or that cannot rest easily in their graves.
What is the origin of either concept? Both seem hazy and translucent spirits, right? How do I make my players see a difference?