Ghosts, Hauntings & Related Phenomena

Written by Susan Demeter-St.Clair

Recently the question of whether or not it is the people or is it a specific location that is haunted was brought up within our Facebook group. Most researchers I believe would answer yes to both. Sometimes happenings seem to be tied specifically to a location and people will only experience odd events while there, while others seem more sensitive to these things and report multiple experiences in various places.

This Facebook group thread, as it often will, spurred more questions, such as can spirits or ghosts be tied to someone's emotions?

Parapsychologists believe that absolutely this can be the case and that the disturbances are psychical in nature and emanating from the people themselves as opposed to a spirit or ghost. Once the stress or emotions are more under control the disturbances will stop altogether or become much less frequent. On the other hand  Spiritualists believe that a guardian angel or a loved one who has passed on will stay close to someone who is having emotional turmoil and may create disturbances in an attempt to get a message across or provide comfort that is misinterpreted as something scary.

Since we are dealing with unknowns precious little is known with any certainty, but in this case based on the numerous reports found throughout this website and many other sources I feel fair in saying both people and places can potentially be haunted.