Ever had that feeling of being watched,
or feeling like you're not alone?
Thought you just caught a glimpse of something
out the corner of your eye?
For many of us, the thought of being haunted is a little scary and we will try almost anything to convince ourselves that what we are hearing or seeing, isn't really happening. It's not actually that we find it hard to trust our senses. It's more that we worry about what others will think of us.
There are a number of different things that can make people think that they are being haunted...Our imagination being one of them!
If you think you, or someone you know, is experiencing signs of paranormal activity, the first step is to determine if there are any other possible causes of the phenomenon and an investigation of the occurrence to look for natural causes for all those shadows, lights and sounds.
Doors and windows need to be checked to see if they swing open in response to drafts or other normal household activity. An old vibrating dryer in another room may cause dishes to rattle in the cupboards or pictures to slightly sway or even, fall. Lights from passing cars, or people walking outside in front of a streetlight, may cast unusual shadows that appear to move on their own. Faulty wiring may result in flickering lights and electrical disturbances.
Eliminate all known and possible sources first,
before racing to the conclusion that what you are
experiencing is a paranormal event!
We have listed the most common signs of paranormal activity, but offer the information as a guide only.
There are many varying and different types of activity people have reported, so your experiences could very well be different.
Phantom Sounds can take the form of voices, music or even repetitive noises that seem to be heard at regular intervals. The sound of footsteps in the quiet of the night, laughing, crying, whispering or disembodied voices or music that do happen at regular intervals are attributed to a Residual Haunting.
Intelligent or Inhuman Spirits may create sounds in an attempt to communicate with you in some way or to get your attention.
You may hear knocking, tapping or scratching in the wall or loud crashes and bangs with no identifiable cause. Each is characteristic of various types of haunting.
Phantom smells may alert you to the presence of a spirit. Smells may accompany a Residual Haunting, referred to in the past as the telltale perfume worn by the dead. The scent of a cigar or other smells associated with the deceased may suddenly appear in certain locations or particular times. Inhuman Spirits may sometimes emit a foul odour before or during a manifestation.
Cold Spots with no physical reason can also accompany hauntings. The thought is, that spirits need energy to manifest and draw in the energy from the surroundings, which results in an particular area is extremely noticeably colder than the surrounding air. However the cold spot seldom remains in one area for a prolonged time frame and may precede a manifestation or other paranormal activity.
Unusual Physical Sensations may signal paranormal activity. Dizziness, light headedness, sometimes a feeling of pressure on the chest, or nausea may suddenly over come you when a spirit is present. Other physical sensations include the feeling of being touched, the feeling of being watched, hair standing on end or extreme apprehension.
Electrical Interference may occur either during or before paranormal activity. Lights may flicker or not work, televisions and radios may suddenly turn on and off and appliances may start up on their own. Doorbells may ring at odd times, batteries often suddenly drain and equipment like cameras and recorders may fail only to resume working perfectly some time later as though it never happened.
Physical Manipulation of objects is quite often one of the most frightening and alarming signs of paranormal activity. Doors and windows may suddenly slam shut, with no draft present, cupboards may open and close on their own and objects may be thrown from their original position and land in the middle of the floor.
In cases of Poltergeist or Inhuman Hauntings, furniture may be moved, pictures on the wall may be swapped around and objects may be stacked or piled together in unusual places like the center of the floor. In less severe cases, common things like keys, books or your tv remote may disappear and reappear somewhere completely different.
Full Body Manifestations (or apparitions) of a spirit or entity in a recognisable form are the trademarks of paranormal activity. For many, these may be the first and only sign. Because it is hard to attribute it to other causes, or dismiss the whole experience altogether, a person who observes a manifestation is generally convinced that what he sees is real.
Manifestations may take the form of a human, animal or unknown beast that may or may not be even aware of your existence.
In the case of Residual Ghosts the image has basically been imprinted on the environment, normally due to a traumatic or emotionally charged event, and it replays at regular time frames whether you are present or not. This ghost may appear in the form of a loved one, leading those witnessing it to believe their loved one is visiting. The Residual Ghost cannot interact with you and is unaware of your presence.
Intelligent Ghosts may manifest at any time as they attempt to communicate with you in some way. Intelligent Spirits are believed to be the spirits of those who have passed on who have unfinished business to attend to on earth. They may be confused souls who are unaware of their passing or may not know how to leave this plane and go to the next. Intelligent Ghosts may seek human help to complete tasks or simply to find their way to the light.
Inhuman Spirits may take the form of beasts or appear as demon-like creatures. These spirits never existed as humans and are generally angry or destructive as they attempt to frighten you. It is relatively rare, but these spirits do have the power to inflict harm to humans
Shadows are thought to be caused by spirits that do not have enough energy to manifest fully. These may be fleeting images crouched in corners or near closets, or may be free floating. The characteristic shadow person or shadow man seen lurking in dark areas has been reported by many. Whether or not the shadow man is the result of human haunting is uncertain, but some theories suggest he is from another dimension or even possibly alien.
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The largest cemetery in
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Located in the most haunted village in
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The 1st recorded burial took place here in 1844 and over 100 documented reports of paranormal phenomena have occurred within this small dilapidated graveyard. From balls of strange lights to full apparitions of a lady, a pond that is haunted by a horse and an old man just outside of the graveyard, the road being haunted by ghost cars and a phantom house that appears on occasions along a deserted road. Sounds like this whole area is worth a look!
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St. Louis No.1 is the oldest and most famous part of the