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to Know your Ghosts - Intelligent Haunt
In this style of haunting the entity or entities are aware of
their surroundings. Most of the time you will find that these
spirits are not confined to one spot, they can move around freely.
Also, they will acknowledge the existence of human beings and
even try to communicate in certain ways.
They are limited in what they can do. Most of the time they
only move very light objects but they have been known to move
objects up to around 10lbs. They are looking for people to notice
them but they end up scaring people a great deal instead.
Usually, between the hours of 11pm and 4am are the times that
the entities can more efficiently manifest themselves, due to
this time period being the darkest hours of the night. Most
of the time are not strong enough to show themselves during
the daylight because it takes too much energy to make themselves
visible. Think of it like this, if you were to turn on a flashlight
during the daytime you would hardly notice the light, but if
you were to turn it on in the dead of night, the light would
be clearly visible. This is how spirits work as well. If they
use too much energy during the day they will be too weak to
show themselves at night.
These spirits can be benevolent or mischievous, depending on
the reason that they are haunting a location, and there are
several reasons. They may be haunting it because it was once
their home and they want you to leave. They may be there because
they've found that a child is able to see them so they feel
noticed and are willing to stay around for this fact. There
may be some kind of artifact that they are staying with and
following due to some emotional bond with it. They also may
be looking for something or someone. They may even not be willing
to except that they have died. Whatever the reason may be, they
are there and they do not want to leave.
Now comes the hard part, ridding a house of them. They are not
inhuman entities which we will get to, so religious provocation
will not be effective to rid the area they are in. You are,
as they are, limited to what you can do.
Read the next article in the series:
Get to Know your Ghosts - Poltergeist
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