You’ve seen the movies, you’ve read the stories, and you’ve heard countless stories about them. Poltergeists are pesky entities. But what is a poltergeist exactly? And just as important, how do you deal with one?
A poltergeist, according to paranormal studies, is a malicious spirit that can interact with the physical world by moving objects, making sounds, and even talking. It is strongly connected to the four elements. On occasion the entity will directly interact with its victims, causing scratches and bite marks to appear. Interactions with a poltergeist can range in severity. Some instances will find the entity to be harmless, just trying to get attention. Others will find the entity to be extremely belligerent with physical attacks on its victims. These cases are few and far between however, highly publicized.
Of course science has its own two cents, claiming that poltergeist activity can be blamed on a variety of phenomena including seismic activity, ball lightning, and all the way to underground waterways. I honestly find these explanations to be weak attempts at blaming ANYTHING but the paranormal.
Other theories that seem more plausible are strong air currents that may pick up and push around objects, or even physiological conditions of the supposed victims such as hysteria resulting from emotional tension. The most common non-paranormal explanation however is plain old tomfoolery by the “victims.” Unfortunately this is usually the case of a lot of poltergeist activity which casts serious doubt to true cases of haunting.
If you are experiencing a true case of a poltergeist haunting you, what can you do? If the case is small and not malicious, you could ignore it. There is a story passed around in my family that a cousin of mine had a poltergeist that would rearrange the furniture in the living room ever night, causing her to have to set it strait every morning. This kind of activity could potentially be ignored hoping that the sprit will go away without attention. Another option is exorcism. Various cultures and religions have their own rights for exorcisms and some can be done on your own. However I recommend that if the haunting is strong, or malicious that you get a professional that has experience in dealing with such phenomena to help. They may be more successful and being a third outside party would be less likely to receive retaliatory effects of their actions.
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For those interested in the videos found, the 1st one was first seen on http://ssheltonimages.com/play/Goqn-oAyb9s/Poltergeist_Caught_On_Tape._Real_Ghost_Caught_On_Video_In_Kitchen.html
This site describes the video as being recorded by the Shapiro Residence in response to a Dr. Von Koeslter asking them to record any paranormal activity in their home.
The second video was of a separate, undisclosed residence and featured on the TV Show “Fact or Faked” This supposedly proven to be faked by the tv show.
Both the videos were embedded from their YouTube locations and were posted by user Vonkoestler. Use of these videos in the blog do not imply endorsement as true paranormal events.