How People Define Poltergeist Activity

Poltergeist activity is a fairly common paranormal phenomenon experienced all over the world. While people define poltergeist in many different ways, most define poltergeist to be spirits or mental activities that makes themselves known by moving objects. The ghost, energy or phantom is usually invisible and tends to make a lot of noise.

Causes of Poltergeist Activity

Spirit-generated poltergeists are said to be created by the violent or angry death of a person who places a “mark” on the area where the death occurred. The energy created by the anger or violence supposedly replays through poltergeist activity over and over throughout time.

Many also believe that a poltergeist can be caused by a person’s pent-up mental frustrations being released on objects. This psychokinetic activity, or “mind over matter,” results in a release of psychic energy. Mental poltergeist activity can result in a shaking bed, moving objects and other frightening events.

Early Poltergeist Reports

One of the first known accounts of poltergeist activity happened in London in 1698. Mr. Ricard Chamberlain wrote about a poltergeist known to him years before in a pamphlet called Lithobolia. Lithobolia, which means “stone-throwing devil,” is a typical account of a spirit poltergeist.

According to Chamberlain, an invisible witch or evil spirit of some type tortured a family by throwing stones, bricks and other large items for several months.

Poltergeists that Follow People

Poltergeists that follow people are also commonly reported. In these cases, it seems as if the poltergeist has chosen the specific person to follow from place to place. A classic example of a poltergeist following people is seen in the Rosenheim case of 1967. Annemarie Schneider was a 19 year old secretary in a law firm in Rosenheim, Germany when she supposedly began causing mental poltergeist activity.

While the poltergeist activity started in the law firm, it followed her as she changed jobs. This case, one of the first known poltergeists to be filmed, has not been disproven to this day. At the time, Dr. Friedbert Karger, a physicist from the Max Planck Institute, documented and investigated the events.

Getting Rid of a Poltergeist

According to paranormal experts, there is no known way to be rid of poltergeist activity once it starts. In the case of Annemarie Schneider, she was relieved of her traveling poltergeist when the phenomenon finally just ebbed away.

Mental poltergeist activity may be solved by simply avoiding the causes of stress or finding other ways of releasing stress. An investigation may be held to determine the root cause of mental poltergeist activity. This usually entails interviews with family and friends of the person experiencing the activity.

During a poltergeist investigation, experts take notes to find any patterns in the activity before, during and after the poltergeist event to see if the recurring instances of poltergeist activity have anything in common. A poltergeist investigation may be held by a psychic who tries to connect with any residual energy left from the occurrence.

Overall, the existence of poltergeist phenomena is open to debate. There is little documentation concerning poltergeist events, though many people over the years have claimed to have poltergeist experiences.