Haunted Glossary
Apparitions: An apparition is a ghostly presence that often makes itself known through sight and smell. An apparition usually takes on the foggy, vaporous appearance of its former physical body in order to manifest its presence for a few moments before disappearing. Apparitions can be accompanied by smells that are reminiscent of its former physical interests, such as the smell of perfume, cologne, cigar or cigarette smoke.

Attic Ghosts: An attic ghost is a type of paranormal anomaly that attaches itself to the upper-most area of a home, this area is referred to as the attic, attics are spaces often used for storage, these spaces are usually cold and dark. An attic ghost will sometimes make itself known through sounds such as knockings and bangs caused by the moving around of old household items that are often stored in these lonely spaces. It is not unusual for the attic ghost to be the afterlife energy of a deceased person who has a strong connection to the home or attic, such as a childhood home or prior residence.

Basement Hauntings: A basement haunting is a kind of paranormal activity that occurs when a spiritual entity, usually oppressed, has attached itself to the lowest level of a home, this level in the home is below the ground and is referred to as a basement. The basement is usually unheated and dark and only accessible by a staircase that leads to an open area that is often used for storage and laundry appliances. A depressed entity may be attracted to the basement for its lack of light and disturbances. The isolation and loneliness of a basement may draw in the kind of ghost that dwells in a state of depression, perhaps due to inescapable feelings of regret and unsatisfied desires of the physical world.

Cemetery Ghosts: A cemetery ghost is a paranormal entity or spirit that often feels forsaken, deperate and lonely, it therefore chooses to dwell among the tombstones and burial grounds that contain the graves of people who have passed into the afterlife. It is thought that a cemetery ghost is drawn back to its own body or the graves of loved ones because it is unable to accept the fact it has died and no longer dwells in a physical body. You may sense a cemetery ghost through visual sight, the smell of flowers or enigmatic sounds such as a soft whisper in the wind. You may also get an overwhelming feeling of despair and depression when in the unseen presence of a cemetery ghost.

Dark Hallway:A dark hallway is associated with the recurring ghostly phenomenon in which a particular place is haunted by a violent event or tramatic experience such as the loss of life. It is understood that dark hallways can harbor spiritual imprints of major emotional events, causing a memory imprint within the fabric of space-time. These emotional imprints create enigmas that are often visual and seen through the corner of a person's left or right eye. It is speculated that a ghost that haunts a dark hallway cannot escape its past and relives the tragic event that occurred in the hallway, over and over.

Demons / Possessions: A demon is an ancient spiritual being that is typically associated with evil and black magic. It is said that demons have the power to possess or influence human behavior in negative ways. When a demonic entity chooses to torment a victim, only the faith of the victim can break the curse of a demon. It is not uncommon for a demon to haunt or take control of a particular location where occult activity has occurred. Demons thrive on violence and fear and have the ability to cause their victims to act completely irrational and even inflict pain upon themselves or others.

EVP Recordings: E.V.P is also known as electronic voice phenomenon. Using voice recorders, the participant tries to capture the disembodied voices of ghosts that are often thought of humans who have died and choose to make themselves known through anomalous responses that are usually captured on either a digital or cassette tape recorder. These spirits are usually coaxed into responses by questions that are asked by those who are doing the recording, such as paranormal investigators seeking evidence of the afterlife or spiritual psychics looking for particular answers from a ghost, for reasons such as family closure and unfinished business.

General Ghost Stories: General ghost stories describe paranormal experiences that have a common cord with the known type of hauntings that are nonspecific in category nature. These ghost stories a true experiences and fit the known types of hauntings and experiences that often occur in ghost story settings that are typical of most experiences.

Ghost and Black-eyed Children: A ghost child is the adolescent spirit of a young human. When in the presence of a ghost child, a person may feel a light tug on their clothing, or hear the laughter and giggling of an invisible child's voice, with no explanation. Black-eyed children are referred to as such because of their huge black eyes and scary appearance. Black-eyed children are thought to be children who are possessed or under the influence of the supernatural, these spooky children may have psychic powers, such as being able to read minds and move objects.

Ghost Dreams: Ghost dreams occur when a paranormal entity gains access to a person's dream state through the 5th sleep stage known as REM sleep. The person who is dreaming may see, meet, or witness someone who has passed away, this ghost may appear as a relative, friend or complete stranger to the dreamer. A dream ghost may also cause the dreamer to sense a haunting, yet invisible presence that can feel overwhelming. It is not uncommon for this kind of ghost to show up in dreams to relay messages of business that was left unfinished on earth.

Ghost Animals: Ghost animals are usually the spirits of deceased animals. Most commonly, a ghost animal appears as a visual apparition. It is not uncommon for a ghost animal to haunt the area where it may have died, or where it may have lived during its life on earth. It is also possible for a highly evolved spiritual entity to take on the form of a ghost animal, for reasons unknown. When in the presence of a ghost animal, a person may feel an unexplainable cold chill, that is usually accompanied by inexplicable smells that are not common to the area.

Ghost Photographs: Ghost photographs are photographs that capture visual anomalies that can only be explained as paranormal activity. These photographs usually contain oddities such as mysterious lights, orbs, or body parts such as mysterious faces and hands, and sometimes all of the above. It is not uncommon for ghost photographs to capture full body apparitions, such as a visual outline that resembles a human form. Popular settings for taking ghost photos usually include known haunted places and cemeteries.

Haunted Devices: Haunted devices can be any type of modern technology such the internet itself, a cell phone, desktop computer, mobile tablet or laptop that is experiencing glitches that are uncommonly strange in their nature. These types of glitches and software bugs may be paranormal due to their mysterious origin as well as possible frightening and unnerving feeling that they may impact upon those who are witnesses to these strange occurrences.

Haunted Houses: Haunted houses are structures that are either currently or were once occupied by a human residence, such as a family unit. Many times, a house can be the permanent dwelling for many people over a span of many years and may incur many different emotional imprints such as tragedy, death, murder, and suicide. A house that is haunted may show evidence of paranormal activity including visual phenomena such the appearance of apparitions, orbs, shadows, and mysterious lights and sometimes even creatures or beings with otherworldly features. Paranormal activity can also include a wide range of peculiarities such as the moving of households objects by unseen forces, strange sounds caused by unknown sources, smells that are enigmatic in nature, or the feeling of being touched by invisible or mysterious force, without any explanation.

Haunted People: Haunted people is a term used to describe a class of people who themselves experience unexplainable, otherworldly phenomenon that has no earthly explanation and can only be described as unnatural and paranormal. It is not completely explainable how a person may become haunted but theories range. Some experts claim that haunted people have opened 'gates' within their minds and have the ability to access supernatural realms through these supposed gates.

Hospital Ghost Stories: It is not uncommon for a hospital to have paranormal activity due to the life and death occurrences that often take place in hospitals, as well as the high amount of human traffic and energy that inhabit the atmosphere. Ghosts may be drawn to this high amount of energy.

Incubus / Succubus: An incubus is known as a male erotic demon. This type of paranormal entity is known to assault victims while remaining invisible, the victim may feel as if they are being violated or assaulted in a sexual manner. A succubus is the female version of an incubus.

Loved Ones / Friendly Visits: People around the world have reported seeing or feeling a dead relative or close friend that is no longer living. These ghostly occurrences are friendly in nature and often regard a personal message, one that often helps with the grieving process. In this instance, a ghost may have a need to tell a loved one something important, for reasons between the ghost and the receiver of the message.

Near Death Experiences: A near death experience is a mysterious event that occurs when a person is close to death and experiences an unexplainable situation in which the mind feels disconnected from the body, at this moment a person may also feel a sense of supernatural sense of perception. Some have reported seeing a white light an feeling a sense of love and peace during a near death experience.

Orbs and Lights: Orbs are known in the paranormal field as being ghostly in nature and may be the spirit of a deceased person. A spirit orb is often round in nature, and usually between the size of a golf ball and the size of a baseball, and carry a glow that illuminates the round feature of the orb. Like orbs, a ghost light is thought to be the illuminating energy spirit, manifesting itself as a bright glow.

Ouija Board Experiences: The history of the Ouija board dates back hundreds of years. There are strong paranormal connotations attached to the Ouija board and it is widely believed that ouija boards are used as conduits to communicate with the spirit world.

Phone Calls From The Other Side: A phone call from the other side is a phantom phone call said to be sourced from the realm of the paranormal because such phone calls are said to be made by ghosts. A person may receive a phone call in which they hear the voice of a deceased loved one, or the receiver of the call may hear a mysterious voice that is unrecognizable but feels that the call is mysterious enough to be unexplainable and paranormal in nature.

Poltergeist: A poltergeist is a type of ghost that is known to manifest itself through physical means, such as knocking on walls and ceilings, moving objects such as tables and chairs and touching and scratching or even pushing those who encounter these mischievous spirit types.

The haunted glossary was written by Mr. Ghost Stories © 2017

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