Most Common Signs of a Haunting

There is a multitude of signs which would indicate the presence of a spirit in your home or in your office at work. Unfortunately most people don’t know the most common signs of a spirits presence, nor do they realize a spirit is present in their location.

Did you know seven out of 10 homes alone in the United States are occupied by at least one spirit? And most of them have two or three.

7 Most Common Signs of a Haunting

1.  Listen for sounds.

Phantom sounds can take the form of voices, music or repetitive noises that occur at regular intervals. The characteristic sounds of footsteps in the night, laughing, crying or music that occur at regular intervals are attributed to a residual haunting. Intelligent or inhuman spirits may create sounds to get your attention or to communicate with you in some way. You may experience the sounds of knocking, tapping or scratching in the wall or loud crashes and bangs with no identifiable cause. Each is characteristic of specific types of hauntings.

2.  Feel the temperature.

Cold spots with no physical reason often accompany hauntings. The theory is that spirits need energy to manifest and draw energy from the surroundings, resulting in an area colder than the surrounding air by as much as 20 to 40 degrees. The cold spot seldom remains in one area for a prolonged period and may precede a manifestation or other paranormal activity.

3.  Consider how you feel.

Unusual physical sensations may signal paranormal activity, may suddenly become overwhelming when a spirit is present.

  • Dizziness
  • Light headedness
  • A feeling of oppression or pressure on the chest
  • Nausea
  • A feeling of being touched
  • A feeling of being watched
  • Hair standing on end, goosebumps, sometimes with a tingly feeling
  • Extreme apprehension
4.  Listen for knocking.

Rapping and banging: unexplained banging, rapping, and strange sounds are commonly reported by individuals experiencing paranormal phenomena. Rapping and banging are also commonly reported on sites experiencing poltergeist activity.

5.  Check the animals.

Animals behaving strangely: people are not seemingly alone when it comes to experiencing the paranormal; many animals living in haunted locations or locations where activity occurs also experience paranormal activity.

6.  Notice any disturbances.

Sudden unexplainable activity after recent remodeling of the location: A large number of the sites investigated by paranormal investigators in the field have been remodeled prior to the commencement of strange, unexplained activity. Some theories suggest that remodeling and paranormal activity is inextricably linked, and one theory suggests that any spirits/entities attached to a location are displeased with the changes that remodeling produces so they act out accordingly. Meanwhile, other theories suggest that remodeling creates noise disturbances, and therefore is simultaneously creating vibrational disturbances as well.

7.  Consider any illness signs.

Physical illness with no medical relief or reason: In some cases, individuals will report having the sudden onset of rare illnesses, or un-diagnosable ailments after moving into a location that is paranormally active. Lesser signs of illness are also reported and include sleep disturbances, fatigue, and general malaise with little or no relief while in the location in question. When the individual is free of the location however, the latter symptoms either fade or disappear alltogether.

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