Hauntings seem to center around houses or geographic locations.
Hauntings are not easy to explain or define. Hauntings be many things, listed here in severity:
- Inexplicable sounds
- Inexplicable visions
- Sensation of the presence of strangers
- Faucets that can open themselves
- Things disappear
- Things are moved
- Things are violently thrown
- People are pushed or touched
The most significant haunting is the case of "The Amityville Horror". In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into a house, in Amityville, Long Island, USA. Shortly before, the house was the site of a cruel family murder. Shortly afterwards, the Lutz family moved after being terrorized by unknown forces.
The case has been well-documented, but skeptics believe the whole incident has been a result of everything from insurance fraud to the promotion of a new book.
Powerful electromagnetic fields have been shown to affect the brain enough to explain - at least some of - the events not seen by several witnesses at once:
- Disturbed cellular salt balance in the body, giving hallucinations, which are also the cause of: Inexplicable sounds, vision, sense of presence
- Disturbed cellular salt balance in the body affects the nerves which is the reason for: The feeling of loosing balance and being pushed or touched
- Destroyed cell chemistry causes sudden blackouts or sleepwalking, which may be the cause to things being moved, thrown or otherwise affected
Therefore, an alleged haunting must always be seen in a larger context: Test of environment, possible stress and examination through scientific approach. A haunting can be potentially fatal - not in the form of something paranormal - but because of dangerous indoor environment.