In previous Ghost Hunting articles we have learned about the different types of haunts we can encounter when conducting a paranormal investigation. Most common haunts include intelligent and residual. These are the ones you are most likely to encounter when conducting an investigation. Now we move on to some of the more active haunts. Thus bringing us to the question: “What are poltergeists?” Let’s find out more!
Poltergeist is derived from a German word which translates into noisy spirits. Poltergeist activity has been documented as far back as Ancient Roman times. If you have a poltergeist in your home you will most likely notice its presence when it starts to knock on walls and make loud bangs. Eventually, furniture and other items will start moving around on their own. As time goes on, the activity can intensify, leading to hearing voices and seeing full apparitions.
Not all members of the household will be affected by the poltergeist in the same manner. It may seem to be more active when a specific person is present or focused around that person. It is theorized that this occurs because the poltergeist either feels a connection with that one person, is angry at the person or feels a great sense of jealousy. Many times the person affected the most by the poltergeist is suffering from some sort of condition. Such as an illness, is highly stressed or depressed. If this is the situation, seek out medical assistance and the haunting may subside.
If you are experiencing poltergeist activity in your home, stay calm and seek out assistance. There are many paranormal groups out there that will come and help you find out the source of the haunting. They will also do the research to help find out why the poltergeist is acting the way it is. Knowing why, is half the battle.
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