Friday, May 20, 2011

Intelligent Hauntings

Intelligent hauntings are one of three kinds of hauntings that occur. They are by far the rarest. Residual hauntings occur much more often. 

An intelligent ghost or spirit is one that has passed on but can communicate with the living. There are many theories put forth to explain why intelligent hauntings occur.

Some speculate that ghosts who choose to remain among us do so because they are attached to someone or something. 

Another idea put forth is that they are confused and are not aware they are dead. 

Others feel they have some unfinished business they need to attend to before they can or will move on. In any case, why ghosts linger remains a mystery.

Intelligent ghosts interact with the living, unlike residual ghosts who are not aware of the living. 

In fact, intelligent ghosts go out of their way to get the attention of the living. People who experience this kind of haunting often state that the spirit was so persistent it was like dealing with a petulant child.

Intelligent ghosts tend to be assertive. But this does not mean they are dangerous. They just carry on with the personality they had in life, if they were nice they remain nice, if they were angry, they remain angry, etc.

Some signs that it could be an intelligent haunting are: 

Windows and doors being unlocked, lights going on and off, items being taken and then found later in an odd place, voices that join the conversation, strange cold spots. 

If these items are not repetitive—they might be a residual haunting instead.

Finally, one should ask—Does the ghost notice the living? Does it interact with people or respond to them? If the answer is yes, this might be an intelligent haunting.

Happy Ghost Hunting!