Poltergeists and Things That Go Bump
Hollywood and fiction have
long depicted poltergeists as spirits that disturb households, sometimes cause
physical harm and generally disrupt the human experience in unpleasant ways.
The word itself - poltergeist
– comes from the German root “poltern” or to bump or knock.
Knocking or rumbling spirit. Since
humankind’s ability to record occurrences in history, there have been reports
of poltergeist activities around the globe. Things like obnoxious odors, bells,
whistles, scratching sounds, scratches on the skin and enacted rapes.
Many paranormalists believe
that poltergeists attach themselves to a person, disrupting the environment
around that person and attacking those close to him/her.
Often poltergeist activity will present when there is an emotionally
disturbed teen. Puberty through to
young adulthood are especially vulnerable years for this type of “haunting”
because the victim is also vulnerable, with unfocused mind and imbalance.
classify poltergeist activity as a type of psychokinesis.
A term heard in relation to this classification is RSPK or recurrent
Still others believe that the
whole phenomenon is a hoax, put about by those it is supposed to effect.
Poltergeist activity could conceivably be some of the easiest haunted
activity to fake and many believe that fakery is the rule of the day in cases
suggesting paranormal activity of this type.
From Wikipedia -
Bender, and Harry
Price are perhaps three of the most famous poltergeist investigators in
the annals of parapsychology. Harry Price investigated Borley
Rectory which is often called "the most haunted house in
instances of poltergeist activity -
Livingston, W. Virginia (1797).
Bell Witch (1817).
of The Fox
Rectory phenomena (1929).
The Black Monk of Pontefract