1 Samuel 28 Why does Saul call for Samuel even though he is dead

Question:  In 1samuel 28:3 says samuel was dead. Why did saul call out to him in verse 11? Answer:  We can only really speculate why Saul wanted to speak to Samuel, even though he was dead. We do understand though, that Saul was not walking with the Lord, and he was looking for answers during this troubling time for him, as seen in 1 Samuel 28:5-7. We do know however, spiritually he was confused, in that he wanted a "witch" to talk to a dead spirit for him, while at the same time using "Christian Words" like "AS THE LORD LIVES".-JH