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« on: September 28, 2009, 08:53:25 PM »

Poltergeist (RSPK - Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis)

The word "Poltergeist" is a German term meaning "noisy ghost". It comes from the root words poltern, meaning to rumble or make noise, and Geist, meaning "ghost" or "spirit". They are exactly that, as they are most often heard and not seen. Typically, Poletergeist hauntings consist of unexplained noises such as rapping, tapping, banging,  thumping, and footsteps; objects being moved or thrown, or being found someplace other than where left; or sometimes vague or raspy voices and cackling laughter.

Other effects can include physical force being expressed upon individuals, electrical and electronics malfunctions, cold spots, fires, high EMF readings, mysterious blood stains appearing on surfaces within the home, and unusual depression or fear felt by inhabitants.

There are many theories as to what is behind the phenomena. Mainstream science believes that Poltergeist effects can be produced by any number of natural phenomena, ranging from static electricity and ball lightning, ultrasonic and infra sound effects, to unusual effects of the zero-point field. Some Poltergeist hauntings have been proven to have been faked by the subjects.

Leading Paranormal theories are that the hauntings are actual spirit events, or that they are psycho-kinetic (PK) manipulations of physical objects unconsciously caused by a person who seems to be the focus of the haunting - the "human agent". It has been noted that the human agent most often seems to be an adolescent girl, usually one who is emotionally troubled. It is possible for boys, or even older adults, to be the human agent as well. Events often begin after a traumatic event, such as a death in the family. The human agent usually does not realize that they are the cause of the events, believing it to be a spirit or ghost that is haunting them. Bursts of activity seem to come and go at random, and will often fade away over time.

In some cases, Poltergeist activity may be caused by an actual spirit agent. These cases can be treated as a "standard" haunting, and normal investigative practices used. In the case where the events seem to be caused by a human agent, the family may be referred to a family counselor or mental health professional. As with other types of hauntings, it is suggested that the subjects keep a detailed log of all events witnessed to aid in investigation and determination of the source of the events.



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