Haunted houses are locations occupied by the spirits of beings who were familiar with a property or actually lived there. The spirits are of persons who were involved in tragic or violent deaths that took place in that particular environment like murder and suicide. There is typically supernatural activity that goes on in these houses, and this makes the general atmosphere spooky.
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 typically memories or characteristics of the departed household that are believed to be imprinted in the environment. These type of haunting is visual and can also be heard. For example a figure cooking in the kitchen or conducting other activities or agonizing screams from tortured souls.
Intelligent haunting is complete apparition of a current household. The spirits here are fully aware of themselves and they relate with the living. The spirits have personalities too, besides the memories, and are reported to be aggressive and unnerving. These spirits usually contact a living person to convey a message or find an individual that they were searching for in their former lives.
Poltergeists are generally not visible to the human eye. These are damaging spirits that often move or throw objects and also make noise. The notion about them is that they were naughty when alive and could have been young or in their teenage stages of life when they ceased to live. These types of scenarios are said to occur to highly emotionally charged people where this power causes things to move telepathically.
Demonic haunting is of paranormal activity by spirits which are not believed to be those of former living people. The purpose of demons in the earth’s realm is to break down a human being’s spirit for 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.
The American culture has featured haunted houses for quite some time now. Stories of disturbed household and haunting spirits appear in American literature a lot, and some have inspired the production of movies. 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. The purpose of these houses is to improve Halloween fun through fright and fun. They typically feature old mining areas, ghost towns or areas settled and populated in the olden times.
Haunted houses come in different sizes and shapes, varying from modern architecture to historic mansions and buildings. Consider your favorite style when looking for a suitable haunted house.