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 some true cases.
"I got up off my bed to check for the source of the buzzing noise when a loud, deep, booming voice started screaming from... well, to this day I'm still not sure...."
"I felt a small touch on my feet, like a cat walking slowly on the blanket. I peered out to see and as the lightning lit my room up. I saw it was my doll!"
"I was standing at the bathroom sink brushing my teeth. I felt something touch my behind; it felt like a small hand pressing against me hard...."
"Suddenly, the two wooden pictures fell over my head and ended on the floor. I was so scared I ran to my bedroom and shut the door. My heart was beating so fast...!"
"It was quiet in the room and I was alone. Moments passed... and all of a sudden I heard a thump from out of no where and the a small bouncing ball fell straight on my lap."
Stuff vanishes, cannot be found anywhere, then mysteriously reappears.
Voices coming from the master bath, sounding like men and women talking.
"We heard the screen door slamming not once but three times. We rushed into the living room and a shoe was sitting there in mid-air..."