posted on Sep, 22 2003 @ 01:13 PM
I believe there are different types of entities, often collectively called ghosts...
1. Poltergeists: usually, there is no actual entity here, instead, it is a manifestation of latent PK (psychokinetic) activity, usually centering
around a small child. The episodes occur when said child is in a high emotional state of mind, and subconsciously lashes out...the latent telekinesis
causing things to fall off the wall, break, etc.
2. Phantoms: this is the most typical type of haunting. One where the same image is seen in the same place, doing the same thing or things, etc. The
common belief is that it is a psychic impression, left behind by someone who passed in a highly emotional state, thus ingraining this psychic
"imprint" into reality. This occurs especially in violent deaths or murders, or tragedies where multiple people died.
3. Ghosts: this is an entity that seems to be able to respond to stimuli, and is a stronger version of the Phantom mentioned above. It could even be
the actual "soul" itself manifesting itself in our reality. These range from just phantasms to entities that can affect our reality like the
poltergeist phenomenon, though in this case, it is the PK of the ghost, and not a child....(this is a rare case, and may indicate a fairly powerful
entity). Usually, such a presence also is tied to a cold spot, commonly thought to be a rip in the fabric of space/time, or at least in our
4. Others: this includes phenomenon such as shadowpeople, wraiths, hags, etc. These could actually be entities that exist in a different reality than
our own, but that are able to somehow project themselves into this one. These accounts are also rare, but are separate due to their often inhuman