Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ghost series! PART 1 Poltergeist

Poltergeist comes from the German words polter "to make noise" and geist "spirit" the term literally means noisy spirit. A poltergeist is the apparent manifestation of an invisble but noisy, disruptive or destructive entity. Most accounts of poltergeist manifestations involve noises and destruction that have no apparent cause. Reports also include inanimate objects being picked up and thrown as if by an invisible person, also knocking sounds, human voices, and physical attacks on humans that might include pinching, biting, scratching, and hitting.
Traditionally poltergeist are described in folklore as troublesome spirits who, unlike ghost haunt a particular person instead of a specific location. Poltergeist manifestations have been reported in many countries including the United States. The oldest recorded cases date back to the 1st century.
Poltergeist activity has often been believed to be the work of malicious ghosts and are believed to be closley associated with the elements (Earth,Air,Fire,Water).
Nandor fodor (British and American parapsychologist,psychologist,and one of the leading authorities on poltergeist) proposed that poltergeist disturbances were caused by human agents suffering from some form of emotional stress or tension. William G.Roll (a noted parapsychologist/psychologist) studied 116 different poltergeist cases and found the agents were often children or teenagers, and supposed that recurrent neuronal discharges resulting in epileptic symptoms may cause recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis. This means that it is believed that a stressed person can affect their surrounding by using temporary telekinesis.
The psychical investigator Guy William Lambert proposed a geophysical explanation for poltergeist activity with the activity of underground water and other factors. The energy of the Earth, weather,house foundation,and geological factors can account for most poltergeist cases. Water is a very powerful element it is thought that and underground water course may flow under "haunted" locations and that after heavy rainfall the stream could cause structural movement of the property, which could cause the house to vibrate or move objects.
A retired physical chemist named David Turner suggested that ball lightning could cause objects to move on their own. Some subject with poltergeist activity have shown signs of hysteria which would make the subject see and hear things that aren't really there. 

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