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
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 spontaneous psychokinesis.
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 -
"Wizard", Livingston, W. Virginia (1797).
Bell Witch (1817).
of The Fox
Rectory phenomena (1929).
The Black Monk of Pontefract