When you hear the word Poltergeist you may automatically think of the movie trilogy starring JoBeth Williams and Heather O'Rourke. But a poltergeist, which is German for noisy ghost, is said to be an entity that can affect the physical world. As opposed to the traditional ghost which may be only seen or even heard and haunts a place, the poltergeist is said to be able to make banging or knocking noises, break objects and in some cases even cause harm to people. They tend to haunt a person rather than a place.
There have been many stories over the years about malevolent spirits who seek to harm people. Some of the most famous cases are Amityville, the Enfield Poltergeist and the Bell Witch. There has been a lot of controversy over these claims with many claiming they were faked. Most of theses instances seem to center around teenage children, particularly girls. There have been countless films made which look into the investigations of these incidents.
Some of the most common incidents of a poltergeist are:
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