Types of ghost

This section was designed for beginners to the paranormal field. In this section you will find paranormal terms, information on ghosts, hauntings and for you to ask questions! Jump right in!
User avatar
Jan 1962 - Jan 2012
Posts: 492
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:04 pm
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Types of ghost

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Shiaggra Post subject: Types of ghost
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:49 pm


Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:41 pm
Posts: 141
Location: Mackay QLD

The most 'familiar' kind, or type, of ghost is the 'recording' or 'residual' haunting. Such ghosts are generally described as 'like a recording', where the same thing (noises, object movement, apparitions) will occur in the same place repeatedly on different occasions.

Another well-known kind of ghost is the poltergeist. This is a haunting where physical activity is the most prominent component. In some cases, whatever is responsible can even react to people or events in the case (unlike in 'recordings').

Another important type of ghost is the crisis apparition. These are described in the right-hand column.

Some people claim there are other types of ghost, such as those that interact with people. Some people claim that shadow ghosts are a different type too. Typically, such shadow ghosts are a kind of 'corner of the eye' phenomenon. Despite such 'new' ghost types, there is a good case for keeping things simple and sticking with the main three types mentioned above.

There are also alternative classification systems clearly based on the 'spirit' theory of hauntings, such as 'earthbounds' or 'elementals'. However, if you take the scientific approach, theories must be supported by compelling evidence. ASSAP's investigations have not produced any convincing evidence that ghosts are spirits.

More info at this link...

January 1962 - January 2012

Only 50 yrs young

R.I.P Mark


Proud member of the Chewy tribe, established 2011.

Return to “Beginners Arena”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests