Origin of Poltergeists and Famous Cases of Their Terror
- electrical disturbances, or electrical objects working on their own
- rapping or banging on walls, or other unexplained noises
- objects moving or being thrown around by themselves
- objects mysteriously disappearing and reappearing
- strange or unusual smells
- occasional levitation
- physical attacks
In 1977, a family living in Enfield, England experienced moving furnitures and inexplicable tapping on the walls. The haunting even intensified as demonic noises were all over the home and one of the children, 11-year-old Janet Hodgson, was seen to be levitating. Janet also got possessed by an entity calling himself Bill Wilkins.
In 1967, a parapsychologist named Hans Bender investigated claims that poltergeist activities which includes exploding light fixtures, moving furniture, and electrical malfunctions was said to be occurring at a law office in Rosenheim, Bavaria. Upon investigation, Hans attributed the “telekinetic powers” to the office’s secretary, 19-year-old Annemarie Schaberl.
The Great Amherst Mystery:
In 1878-1879 at Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, Walter Hubbell got the chance to record the details of an eerie poltergeist activity surrounding 18-year-old Esther Cox. The activity he recorded was too creepy in a variety of sinister form which includes banging sounds, scratching noises, seizures, swelling. But the creepy tidbit of the said incident was when a note was found written on her wall that says:
“Esther Cox, you are mine to kill”Poltergeists are known to be noisy and violent ghosts so it is the least thing some people would like to meet when they move to a new home, visit a place, etc.