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HAUNTED HISTORY – Types of Hauntings Part 2

by Angela Ancarana

Our series about the various types of hauntings continues with two more entries.


Poltergeists, according to lore, are a type of spirit or ghost that is responsible for physical disturbances, such as loud noises and objects being moved or destroyed.

The term poltergeist comes from the German word “noisy ghost.” They are described as troublesome spirits that haunt a particular person and not a location. Claims of encounters with these types of entities go back as far as the 1st century and became more common in the 17th Century.

Poltergeists are one of the most common entities that are talked about, but the least common to find. A true poltergeist haunting exudes a harassing or tormenting energy. The harassment usually includes minor disturbances such as loud sounds, moving furniture, and small objects being thrown about. They are also known as the pranking spirit.


This is an entity that was never alive and did not walk the earth in human form.

These are not always demons which are the most common when thinking of “inhuman.” They are sometimes elementals, meaning earth, air, fire, and water, the four categories of nature. This can also include Fairies, Elves, Trolls, Goblins, etc. The Hat Man or Shadow People, also known to some as Jinn, would fall into this category.

Inhumans are the entities known to possess a human or object. They also mimic voices and are most likely to be the ones that will physically hurt you; they are said to possess supernatural powers. Demonic hauntings are usually accompanied by a sulfur smell, but not always. These entities are the oldest form of spiritual entity considered to be thousands of years old.

There is also no proof that they come from any specific religion. These are a very rare haunting, they are in no way as prominent as movies have shown.