Poltergeist: Ah those noisy ghosts!

I think out of all the possible hauntings, nothing is more scary to me than a poltergeist. Sure, there are dark and evil forces, but the noisy ones I think are the worst. If my eyes are closed, then I can’t see the spectre or dark shadow, but I would certainly hear the noise a poltergeist would make.

Taken from the German word for ‘noisy ghost’, stories of poltergeists have been around since ancient times, and often live up to their name. Known for moving or throwing objects and making as much noise as possible, their activity can escalate until it becomes harmful or even fatal. In most cases, people often mistake a ghost haunting with a poltergeists, mostly in part to the Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. While the movie depicted ghostly apparitions, scary skull-spiders and the infamous maggoty porkchop (not to mention that nasty Tequila worm), in reality, these things have nothing to do with an actual poltergeist haunting.


Many people have tried to explain what exactly a poltergeist is. Most feel that it has nothing to do with a ghost or spirit and that it could be some sort of psychokinesis energy created by the brain or the physical expression of psychological trauma. Most times a natural explanations is the cause, including electromagnetic interference.


Whatever the case, one thing is known; poltergeist are not a rare or isolated occurrence. With documented cases dating back almost to the beginning of written history, this phenomenon will continue to torment innocent people well into the future.

Have you ever had a run-in with a poltergeist? 


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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