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Poltergeists

Information and true stories about the very strange phenomenon of poltergeist activity.

The Bell Witch
For several years her ghost pinched, slapped, scolded and otherwise tormented a Tennessee family in America's best-known poltergeist case.

7 Signs of Poltergeist Activity
Here is how to recognize when your home might be experiencing poltergeists

Pizza Poltergeist
A surveillance camera captures items mysteriously falling from the shelf in a closed pizza shop.

The Haunting of Laura
After a family trauma, a young girl is haunted by unrelenting poltergeist phenomena.

What is a poltergeist?
Here are some of the latest ideas and theories about the nature of these "noisy ghosts" and what might be the cause.

Poltergeists: Three Famous Cases
Some of the best-documented, frightening, and controversial poltergeist cases of recent times.

The Terrifying Amherst Poltergeist
For months it tormented a 19-year-old girl and her family with deafening noises, horrifying threats and unspeakable violence in one of the most famous poltergeist cases in Canadian history.

The Poltergeist Phenomenon
An interview with author Michael Clarkson about his book, "The Poltergeist Phenomenon."

Scariest Poltergeist Activity
From unexplained noises to flying objects to attacks on people, this is some of the strangest, scariest poltergeist activity ever documented

What is the difference among a ghost, a poltergeist and a haunting?
They are related phenomena, but they are not all exactly the same thing and may have different causes and attributes.

How To Survive a Poltergeist
If you are a victim of poltergeist activity -- unexplained noises, smells, things moving on their own -- here is what to do.

Poltergeist Experiences - True Stories
Experiences with a poltergeist -- or "noisy spirit" -- can range from annoying to terrifying. Poltergeists can be playful, mischievous or downright malevolent. No one knows for certain what causes poltergeist phenomena, but most researchers suspect it is a psychic phenomenon, centered around a person, rather than a true ghost or spirit. Here are...

True Stories - Poltergeist Experiences - Part 2
Readers experiences with the sometimes playful, sometimes malevolent poltergeist phenomenon.

The Surrency Haunting
In the early 1870s, a Georgia family was at the center of a whirlwind of bizarre and sometimes violet poltergeist activity

The Berini Haunting
In one of the most shocking cases of recent times, a New England family was surprised, disturbed and ultimately terrified by a series of apparitions that seemed intent on driving them from their home.

The Demon's Breath
I tell the story of my own encounter with unexplained breathing in my room when I was in my 20s.

Disappearing Object Phenomenon
Do objects disappear around your home, then inexplicably reappear? You might be a victim of the disappearing object phenomenon. What could be the cause?

The Duplex Poltergeist
A young couple finds the perfect little home for their family... until a series of terrifying events lead them to a horrible secret.

The Ghost That Liked Pranks
At different points throughout his life, Stephen K. seemed to be the target of a mischievous spirit.

The Glenburn-Paisley Poltergeist
A teenage boy and his mother endure the nightly terror of poltergeist scratching, knocks, marching, and other paranormal activity.

Haunted in Seattle
A suburban homeowner in Seattle experiences bizarre haunting activity that made her question her sanity.

Ogden Poltergeist Video
A security camera in an undisclosed location in Ogden, Utah shows possible poltergeist activity.

Our Haunted House
Our Haunted House - Your True Tales - September 2011

The Malevolent Ghost
A family tolerates a house full of spirits - until one of them turns violent and even threatens the children.

The Poltergeist Levitation
Poltergeist phenomena seem to strike families with pre-teen children. This may be the case for Kristi and her family, who experienced phenomena that would strike fear in any sane person. Even moving far away did not stop the terrifying incidents. This is Kristi's story.

Poltergeists: An Alternate View
A reader believes poltergeists are probably the work of spirits

The Poltergeist Effect: Key to All Paranormal?
If a stressed individual can cause poltergeist activity, can a stressed society unconsciously create such phenomena as ghosts, UFOs, and monsters?

Manhattan Poltergeist
Manhattan Poltergeist - Your True Tales - September 2012

Poltergeist Threw Jewelry Box
Poltergeist Threw Jewelry Box - Your True Tales - September 2012

Southamptom Poltergeist
Southamptom Poltergeist - Your True Tales - September 2012

Aynor Poltergeist
Aynor Poltergeist - Your True Tales - December 2012

Poltergeist Activity in Lancashire
Poltergeist Activity in Lancashire - Your True Tales - December 2012

Spooked by Three Knocks
Spooked by Three Knocks - Your True Tales - December 2012

Excited Ghostly Voices
Excited Ghostly Voices - Your True Tales - September 2012

Disappearing, Reappearing Mouse
Disappearing, Reappearing Mouse - Your True Tales - January 2013

Haunted House in Saratoga Springs
Your True Tales of Haunted House in Saratoga Springs - April 2011

Spiritualism Memory
Spiritualism Memory - December 2010

Dimes from the Step-Father
Your True Story of Dimes from the Step-father - January 2011

Leave, You Freaky Thing!
Leave, You Freaky Thing - December 2010

Ghost's Touch at Ghost Town
Ghost's Touch at Ghost Town - Your True Tales - January 2013

Hospital Ghosts
Your True Story of Hospital Ghosts - January 2011

Cursed Blanket
Your True Stories of Cursed Blanket - January 2011

Poltergeist Attack
Your True Tales of Poltergeist Attack - April 2011

Phantom Voice Called Me
Phantom Voice Called Me - Your True Tales - January 2013

Unwelcome Bunk Mates
Unwelcome Bunk Mates - Your True Tales - January 2013

Wind or Cruise Poltergeist?
Wind or Cruise Poltergeist? - Your True Tales - January 2013

What moved the angel figurine?
A reader asks about an angel that seems to move on its own.

Mary's Ghost Acts Out
Mary's Ghost Acts Out - Your True Tales - February 2013

Mysterious Coin Appearances
Mysterious Coin Appearances - Your True Tales - August 2012

Poltergeist at Mum's House
Poltergeist at Mum's House - Your True Tales - August 2012

Grandpa Does Not Like Liars
Grandpa Does Not Like Liars -- Your True Tales - August 2012

Scary Housesitting Job
Your True Tales of Scary Housesitting Job - April 2011

Cul-de-sac from Hell
Your True Tales of Cul-de-sac from Hell - April 2011

Quarter from Nowhere
Quarter from Nowhere - Your True Tales - July 2013

Summerville Poltergeist
Summerville Poltergeist - Your True Tales - August 2012

Aurora Poltergeist
Aurora Poltergeist - Your True Tales - July 2013

Knocks from the Attic
Knocks from the Attic - Your True Tales - July 2013

The Ghost Under the Couch
The Ghost Under the Couch - Your True Tales - July 2013

Stirling Poltergeist
Stirling Poltergeist - Your True Tales - February 2013

Cabinet Poltergeist
Cabinet Poltergeist - Your True Tales - March 2013

What can I do about an unexplained jingling sound?
Cheryl hears the unexplained sound of keys jingling and her name being called and wonders what to do.

Gordonsbay Poltergeist
Gordonsbay Poltergeist - Your True Tales - April 2013

Gordonsbay Poltergeist
Gordonsbay Poltergeist - Your True Tales - April 2013

The Haunted Bed
The Haunted Bed - Your True Tales - April 2013

Ghost Mate
Your True Story of Ghost Mate - January 2011

Poltergeist's Pillow
Your True Tales of Poltergeist's Pillow - April 2011

Vanishing Money Mystery
Vanishing Money Mystery - Your True Tales - May 2013

Weird Text Messages
Weird Text Messages - December 2010

Unexplained Wall Smashing
Unexplained Wall Smashing - Your True Tales - May 2013

Wedding Ring Mystery
Wedding Ring Mystery - December 2010

Footsteps Terrified My Mother
Footsteps Terrified My Mother - Your True Tales - August 2013

Ghost Hated Her Pictures
Ghost Hated Her Pictures - Your True Tales - August 2013

Haunted Toys
Haunted Toys - Your True Tales - August 2013

Remodeling Stirs Up Entities
Remodeling Stirs Up Entities - Your True Tales - August 2013

Terrified by Footsteps
Terrified by Footsteps - Your True Tales - August 2013

Unwelcoming Spirit
Unwelcoming Spirit - Your True Tales - August 2013

What Was in the Backyard
What Was in the Backyard - Your True Tales - August 2013

Poltergeist Activity: The Bad House
With eerie feelings and poltergeist activity, an ancient house makes it very clear to its new tenants that they are not welcome.

The Baffling Kitten Incident
Your True Tales of The Baffling Kitten Incident - October 2013

Basement Poltergeist Weirdness
Your True Tales of Basement Poltergeist Weirdness - October 2013

Garage Door Poltergeist
Your True Tales of Garage Door Poltergeist - October 2013

My Mother the Ghost
Your True Tales of My Mother the Ghost - October 2013

Our Little Ghost, Katie
Your True Tales of Our Little Ghost, Katie - October 2013

Poltergeists in the South
Your True Tales of Poltergeists in the South - October 2013

Possessed Clog and Toy Alligator
Your True Tales of Possessed Clog and Toy Alligator - October 2013

Nude Ouija Stimulates Poltergeist Activity

Nude Ouija Stimulates Poltergeist Activity

The Tarot Haunting

Suffolk Poltergeist
Poltergeist messes with the electricity

Restaurant Poltergeist
In this video, an alleged poltergeist causes havoc at a restaurant table.

Toilet Paper Vanishes, Reappears
Your True Tales of Toilet Paper Vanishes, Reappears - December 2013

Paramedic Poltergeist
Your True Tales of Paramedic Poltergeist - December 2013

Haunted by The Stone Thrower
Your True Tales of Haunted by The Stone Thrower - December 2013

Kicking Poltergeist
Your True Tales of Kicking Poltergeist - December 2013

Shadow Poltergeist
Your True Tales of Shadow Poltergeist - January 2014

Unexplained Incidents in Caister
Your True Tales of Unexplained Incidents in Caister - February 2014

The Spooky Baby Carriage
Scratches from the Poltergeist: How a young woman is forced from her apartment by unseen hands

The Spooky Baby Carriage
The Spooky Baby Carriage: The smell of sulfer could have been a clue to this paranormal phenomenon

Poltergeist Made Our House Crazy
Poltergeist Made Our House Crazy: Was all the weird activity because mom used the Ouija Board?

The Thieving Poltergeist
The Thieving Poltergeist: William is harassed by knocking, footsteps, and the unrelenting disappearance of objects from his home

The Strange Case of Katrina Landrou
The Strange Case of Katrina Landrou: A 14-year-old Long Island girl is the focus of mystifying and terrifying poltergeist activity

Vanishing into the Void
Experiences with vanishing things, including a vitamin that disappeared in mid-air.

Poltergeist Messes with Electronics
Gabby is being driven nuts by all the weirdness with her electronics.

Playful Poltergeist in Kentucky
A young couple seems to be toyed with by a playful poltergeist.

Poltergeist Borrows Our Knives
In this reader report, Nicholas is frustrated by a number of knives going missing, only to reappear in obvious places.

King Tut's Curse Got Me
C.C. has strange experiences after visiting a King Tut exhibit.

Poked by Ghostly Finger
A ten year old is continually poked by unseen fingers.

Paranormal Answer Man: Can there be more than one poltergeist agent?
Renee lived in a household where things flew off shelves, people were grabbed by unseen hands, and other poltergeist activity. And she asks the Paranormal Answer Man if there could be more than one poltergeist agent in the home of this highly dysfunctional family. Read the answer.

Reader Reports: Vanishing Mystery with a Punch
In these reader reports, glasses mysteriously disappear, then reappear in a most unexpected way. This is just one of a growing collection of reports of disappearing object phenomenon that baffles everyone involved.

Friend's Poltergeist Kept Me Awake
While staying at a friend's house, poltergeist activity terrifies Eddie.

Keys Popped Out of Nowhere
House keys vanish, then suddenly show up in an impossible way.

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