Image 2. A 14-year-old domestic servant, Therese Selles, experiences poltergeist / spontaneous PK activity in the home
of her employer, the Todeschini family at Cheragas, Algeria, as featured on the cover of the French magazine La Vie
Mysterieuse in 1911.
"Shadowy figures of the dead are imagined by living persons. Belief in ghosts has furnished gruesome stories and has led
to many superstitious fears. They have been credited with remarkable powers, and in the past terror was felt for the returning
spirit of anyone who died a violent death or who was concerned with a murder. Stories of haunted houses show that this
feeling still exists". Julia A. Shelhamer
Ghost (gost) in traditional superstition, the appearance of the soul of a dead person.Ghosts are alleged disembodied spirits
of dead persons.
Ghosts are often depicted as inhabiting haunted houses, especially houses where murders have occurred. Why some murder
victims would stick around for eternity to haunt a place while others seem to evaporate is one of the great mysteries of exis-
tence.A poltergeist is, literally, a "noisy spirit.
" Poltergeists make their presence known by rapping sounds and by throwing furniture or pots and pans around. Many people
report physical changes in haunted places, especially a feeling of a presence accompanied by temperature drop and hearing
They are not imagining things. Most hauntings occur in old buildings, which tend to be drafty. Scientists who have investi-
gated haunted places account for both the temperature changes and the sounds by finding sources of the drafts, such as
empty spaces behind walls or currents set in motion by low frequency sound waves produced by such mundane
objects as an extraction fan.The Skeptic's Dictionary.Robert Todd Carroll
Jennifer Bailey Says:
Humans have been able to conquer and find answers to most of the mysteries of the world, but death remains unconquered.
Although there have been many theories told about life after death, nothing has been clearly evident. The speculations over
ghosts have been raving for a long time, but concrete evidence has not been found. According to believers, there are different
types of ghosts, such as traditional apparitions, crisis apparitions, doppelgangers, and anniversary ghosts.
Traditional apparitions are ghosts that interact with human beings.
This can be for good or for bad. These ghosts are said to hide objects, frighten people, throw objects or plea for help.
These ghosts are said to be present because of unfinished work.
This can be due to their death in untoward circumstances, and they generally seek human help to resolve the issue and
progress into a different realm. These spirits are said to be “intelligent” yet haunting, as they appear to be aware of the people
around them and their surroundings.
Crisis apparitions are ghosts who appear to inform someone about danger. They are solid or transparent by nature.
Anniversary ghosts appear on the anniversary of their death caused by some tragic event. These ghosts are commonly
found in haunted houses or castles, and often relate to legends of tragedies from centuries past.
Messenger ghosts, like banshees, appear to family members to herald the death of another family member. Poltergeists are
noisy spirits who produce sounds like ""psychic explosions"" from a teenage boy or girl.
Speculations are believed to be the soul or spirit of humans who have passed on from this life. These are orb-shaped and have
been seen by many. Some say these spirits have a separate life form and are undetectable to the human eye because of their
Although there has been a lot written about ghosts, nothing can be termed as reality. Scientists still believe that ghosts and
spirit is something that has been born out of the fear of human.
Do you believe in ghosts?? From so called true stories,thousands of reports from all over the world, ghostly
images appearing in grave yards,haunted houses and photos,... we receive a some what chilly message that
this paranormal phenomenon is quite real.