Residual haunting are not apparitions of ghosts but rather the energy and habits of spirits remaining in specific areas. For example, hearing footsteps in hallways, hearing voices in specific rooms and areas, or hearing crying, screaming or other occurrences such as these. These hauntings appear to be energy from people bound to a specific place that repeats, almost as on a repeating film roll. They do not have apparitions, but the ghosts do make themselves known by their energy making sounds and such. These hauntings are generally not thought of as spirits, but rather the energy of the people who have passed on. They are not aggressive or negative, but rather just energy of the spirits.
Intelligent haunting are when it seems that the spirit is aware of its surroundings. These spirits often move small objects, try to talk, touch you, etc. Basically, their main purpose is to try and communicate with you. There is no information known for why the spirits stay in the locations they are usually around. Perhaps an emotional bound, or significant event happened there. There can be spirits considered in this category as playful, mischievous, and bothersome. There have been accounts where spirits that could be considered in this category have thrown objects at researchers. There have also been accounts of spirits whispering, moving objects, and just being playful. The voices that are recorded on EVP’s fit into this category.
Poltergeist comes from the German words of “Noisy Spirits”. Poltergeists are often a spirits that combine different actions over time. They interact by moving objects, throwing objects, screaming, banging objects, and opening or closing objects. The tendency of these events grow over time with more and more intensity of the strength. Poltergeists can be either unseen or they can appear to people. They can be either somewhat mischievous or aggressive and negative. Poltergeists also appear and disappear from areas without warning or reason. Some groups believe that poltergeists feed off of the emotions of the people that they surround. Poltergeists that are negative can be confused with demonic haunts. Poltergeist haunts are ones that should be approached with great caution.
Demons are entities that never had a mortal human form. Origins: Extraterrestrial. Why? If you believe that God and his angels are from the ‘heavens’, that would make them extraterrestrial. If Satan and 1/3 of the angels rebelled against God’s Kingdom, then Satan and 1/3 of the angels that became demons are also extraterrestrial. That is why they never had mortal human form. Einstein said that E = MC2. Energy can be converted into matter and matter into energy. Demons are pure energy entities. They are described in three different ways.
1. As angelic, a being of beauty that will manipulate the person to commit something that is sinful or out of the ordinary.
2. Horrific, evil looking. Some people claim, they have seen demons that are incredibly hideous to look at. I believe demons do this for a scare effect, they know what we fear and this is not their true appearance.
3. Black mist, black fog, black shadow, black smoke. Most demonic hauntings, the occupants claim to be followed by black mist or black fog.
They are usually very easy to identify as long as they are not hiding. When it is a demonic haunting you typically notice a revolting stench similar to rotted flesh or sulfuric acid. They often let loose a growl that sounds like it is coming from everywhere at once. They like to make contact by pushing, shoving, hitting and even scratching. The whole air in the affected area will feel thick like fog and the temperature will drastically change, typically becoming warmer. These creatures are very strong, unlike human spirits, and they don’t mind showing it. There have been cases where people have been thrown through the air and even attacked. Apparently, their main goal is to break down a person’s free will in order to make way for possession. This can take days, months or years, but time is of no concern to them. They have a hatred for mankind that dates back to the days of God and Lucifer. They have lived for millennial and will be here long after we are gone. So, you must understand that though you may be able to get these creatures to leave a dwelling with religious provocation, you will never destroy them. They could go to the next place down the road if they choose, most likely they won’t because distance is not an issuer for these creatures. They could go from Maine to California on a thought. Demons are capable of changing form right in front of you from a human form to an inhuman form. They are neither male nor female, but can change to meet their needs. People mostly see demons as black masses standing in doorways or near rooms. Sometimes they are called shadow devils.
Shadow People sometimes it appears as the mere silhouette of a person, usually male, but generally lacking any other characteristics of gender. However, in no way does the description end there. There are “hatted” shadow beings, hooded shadows, cloaked ones, and solid or wispy, smoky types. Some are seen only from the waist up. Others clearly have legs that are seen fleeing from their observers. They dart into corners, through walls, into closets, or behind television sets, bushes, and buildings. Sometimes they simply fade into the dark recesses of the night. Lacking in the description is one common denominator unifying the many different types of shadow people that enter our world…except that they are “intensely dark.” But even then, there are exceptions.
Apparitions of the dying or recently dead (usually less than twelve hours, but as much as 24-48 hours) are the most frequently reported of apparitions. This category commonly involves one-time visits to someone with whom the apparition has close emotional ties. Though the encounter usually seems to be a type of farewell, sometimes important and useful information is relayed to the “viewer.” Though dying is the most common crisis, other life-threatening situations can also trigger apparition visits. In these cases, the crisis apparition typically visits a close associate in an appeal for help
A benevolent haunting is of a protective nature. It is felt that the benevolent entity is a loved one looking to protect the living people within an area in which a demon or other possibly violent entity exists. These ghosts are often found to be related to the living persons within the area, but also have been found to be closely connected to those being attacked.
A malevolent haunting occurs when a ghost or demon seeks to inflict harm on the living within an area. It is said that this occurs because the entity is angry for events that occurred in its life, jealous of the living, or a malicious personality in general, seeking attention, or is defensive of its home and wishes the current living persons to depart, or sad and wants others to acknowledge its sadness and to feel its misery. Poltergeist activity is often confused with a violent haunting; usually it is spirit simply seeking attention. A demon can be present if a murder existed in the area.
A benign haunting occurs when the entity is unconcerned with the living or unaware of their presence within the area. This type can also be connected to an intelligent or residual haunting.
Apparitions of the Dead:
These are apparitions of people who have generally been dead longer than 12-48 hours.
There are two subsets:
Those that make one or several visits to someone (they may not have known this person while alive)
The very rare cases of apparitions that linger for months or years around a particular location or person that they associated with when alive.