Ghostly houses are basically inhabited by spirits of people who either occupied a house or were familiar with the environment. These spirits belong to persons who tragically died in that environment. Mystical activities happen in haunted houses making them frightening.
Ghostly encounters are supernatural and are usually powerful, though some are mild. They are of different types; residual, intelligent, poltergeist, and demonic. Residual haunting is that of imprints of the memories or traits of the people from the past who lived in a particular house. These type of haunting is visual and can also be heard. They include visions of people conducting activities in the house and its surroundings like cooking, jogging, disturbing sounds of tortured souls, etc.
Intelligent haunting is a full phantom of a living presence. The spirits are well, truly aware and even interact with the living. Besides visions of these spirits, they have temperaments and are reported to be violent and alarming. Their mission is to convey a message or locate a person they had unfinished business with by their time of death.
Poltergeists cannot be seen by human beings. These are damaging spirits that often move or throw objects and also make noise. The theory behind these types of spirits is that they were mischievous in their former lives and are suspected to have died young or during adolescence. Also, it is argued that these incidents happen to highly emotionally charged individuals who trigger the occurrences telepathically.
Demonic haunting is of paranormal activity by spirits which are not believed to be those of former living people. Their goal on earth is to destroy a human being’s spirit through possession. They usually pose as lost relatives or innocent children and don’t take long before they start exhibiting their evil characters. Demons often inflict physical injuries to those they inhabit, they are known to be unreasonable and irate, and when they are present a smell like that of sulphur can be felt.
Haunted houses are popular in the American culture. Accounts of haunting spirits, haunted people and houses have been published in books and movies in America. The horror stories we read in books or see in movies are either authentic or fabricated for fun.
In modern America, haunted houses are a form of entertainment. They are popular places people visit on Halloween holidays for exciting adventures. They are meant to excite and frighten people to increase the Halloween effect. They typically feature old mining areas, ghost towns or areas settled and populated in the olden times.
Haunted houses are of varying sizes, forms and include contemporary designs or historic structures. Consider your favorite style when looking for a suitable haunted house.