Have you ever been all alone at home and then suddenly heard someone call your name though you know no one else is around?
Have you ever seen a shadow from a skewed angle of your eye, but when you turn, there's nothing? Have you ever heard unexplainable sounds? These are possible clues that you're experiencing a haunting. Below describes the most typical and known types of hauntings and the signs and symptoms of paranormal activity.
The 6 Types of Haunting Activity:
This is among the most common type of haunting and occurs when something traumatic happens such as a ra*e or murder any sort of tragic event leading to death.
The negative energy that is created leaves behind an imprint of that particular event. Similar to a recorded tape, the events will be played time and again always repeating. The entities that are involved in residual haunting are not aware of their surroundings. This is not an intelligent type of haunting as there is no reaction between the entity and you.
Interactive or Intelligent Haunting
These can be quite frightening, though generally the spirit does not intend to cause any harm to anyone. In this kind of haunting activity there is a spirit who tries to interact with the living. At times, the spirit might not even know they have passed, and at times they might be aware of it but have come to convey a message to someone.
These types of hauntings often are the result of a spirit needing some sort of help and wants you to help them. Signs of intelligent haunting can include hearing voices and seeing an apparition. Generally apparitions are seen wearing clothes they were in when alive, and at times they are seen in those clothes that their dead bodies were dressed in.
A very popular type of haunting, in which the spirit or poltergeist, at times, is malevolent(not friendly), and makes its presence felt by moving objects, creating noises, and assaulting animals and people.
Some of the poltergeist activities includes throwing or moving of objects like huge pieces of furniture, vile smells, shrieks and loud noises. Poltergeists can also cause disturbances in telephones and various electronic equipment, and can turn appliances and lights on and off.
Do not limit the interruption of electronic equipment to just a poltergeist though. A poltergeist, at times, also hits, bites, and attacks a person intimately. Activity from a Poltergeist can start and stop suddenly. Its duration can last for seconds, minutes, hours, months and even years.
Demons are those entities which never had any human form, they are completely energy entities. A demon's main purpose is to create chaos and destruction and cause stress or even death.
Demonic cases are less common than other types of hauntings, unfortunately they are occurring though - they can be described in three following ways:
- Horrific and evil looking. People say they have seen demons that look extremely hideous.
- Angelic and beautiful that can compel a person to do something that is evil.
Consisting of black smoke and are black and shadow like or black and mist like as well as black and fog like. Each of these varies in transparency.
Shadow Haunting or Shadow People
This type of haunting activity is different from ghosts, with no real explanation. You generally will get to see them through you peripheral vision as shapeless dark masses. They do not have any human features, wear no clothes, and can easily pass through walls.
There are two types of shadow haunting person, a 'hat man' who looks like is wearing a fedora hat, and the other, a 'hooded figure', who looks like a shadow person with a hood over his head.
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This is among the rarest haunting activity. Doppelganger in German means 'double walker'.
In this type of haunting a person gets to see his exact double, mostly wearing the same clothing as he/she has on. Generally, only that particular person will be able to see the spirit and others around will not even be aware of it. This generally signifies that something tragic or traumatic is going to happen to the person who has seen the doppelganger spirit.
Now that you know about the different types of haunting, you should also learn about the various signs and symptoms which suggest that a house is haunted.
Signs and Symptoms of an Haunting:
Mild psychokinetic occurrence - If your home is haunted you might hear doors being closed or opened, you might even see it happen when actually no one is standing close to the door. Seeing lights turning on and off all by themselves is yet another symptom.
If you witness windows and doors locking and unlocking on their own, or your child's power toy moving on its own, something is surely wrong and often points to that of a haunting. A feeling of being touched - you might suddenly feel something has touched your hand, shoulder, arm or legs; Most often the same sensation felt by that of a living person or animal.
Whispers and cries - Sudden crying and whispering can be heard. All of a sudden music is heard from an unknown source, and you might hear your name being called. If more than one person hears such thing at the same time, this helps to know you're not going crazy!
Known voices - Sometimes people hear voices of someone they know, but when the voice is heard that particular person is not present in the area.
Cold or hot spots - Cold spots are one of the most common haunting symptoms, and if any sudden variation in temperature is felt without any cause, this can be evidence. It's more common that a cold spot is felt whether than a warm spot however.
Unexplained smells - The sudden smell or fragrance of cologne or perfume which is not present in your house.
The smell comes and goes without any cause and can be accompanied by other occurrences like hearing of voices, seeing shadows and so on. Foul smell like that of a rotten egg can also be one of the symptoms of a poltergeist haunting.
Physical assault - One can experience sudden hard shoves, scratches and even a slap. This type of physical assault is quite rare, but is definitely very disturbing.
Levitating or moving objects - You suddenly will be able to see pictures flying off from the walls, dinner plates moving on the table on its own, furniture moving on the floor and doors opening and closing with great force with no logical explanation.
Physical illnesses with no relief from medication - on shifting to places that are haunted, people suddenly are diagnosed with rare illnesses. They also experience fatigue, sleep disturbances, stress and get no relief until they leave the suspected haunted area.
Frequent nightmares - Nightmares keep on increasing, sleep walking and sleep disturbances also are experienced.
Objects missing and found in unexpected places - At times, objects like jewelry, car keys and money disappear from where they are kept and are then suddenly found in unexpected places like on kitchen stove, beneath the burner and other unusual places.
If you have experienced any such thing in your home, do not waste time and hire a paranormal investigator to help you immediately.