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Residual Hauntings


Ghost Whisperer | CBSDescription: Apparitions are ghosts who appear solid, partial, visible or slightly invisible. Most of the time, they are somewhat transparent and appear as they did when they were living. An apparition is aware of the living and can interact either friendly or unfriendly. They are thought to have unfinished business in this world.

Locations Spotted: --- Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Holy Cross Cemetery
Corner of South Lamar Blvd and Barton Skyway
An Old Cemetery @ I-35 and Stassney Lane in Austin, TX

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Vortex or Funnel Ghosts

Types of Ghosts - Ghost WhispererDescription: --- A swirling vortex, looks like a puff of smoke. Misty with interesting swirls.

Locations Spotted: --- Mainly indoors, outdoor sightings are rare.

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Shadow Ghosts

Ghost Whisperer | CBSDescription: shadow ghosts appear as a shadow of sorts. They look a bit like ecto-mist but are dark grey to blck in colour. In photographs, it's easy to confuse them with natural shadows, so be careful with your analysis. They are usually extremely sneaky and evasive. When they are spotted it's usually out of the corner of your eye or as they are darting through a wall. They can also be spotted as a reflection in shinny objects and mirrors. As for photography, They are one of the rarest ghost types to be captured on film. Birds and cats are especially sensitive to them.

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Description: A disruptive ghost, whose activities are often violent. A poltergeist might move objects or create dangerous situations for those in a household.

Locations Spotted: --- These Ghosts are most commonly found in homes and houses, but they can be in schools, offices, auditoriums, and even theaters.

Explanation: --- Some Paranormal researchers and some Psychologists actually believe poltergiest activity can be caused by very strong psychic enerygy produced by people who feel angry or angsty, especially teenagers. At least thats what the books say!


They are Here

Description: They are said to be ghosts who choose to channel their energy in the form of an orb of bright light, some of these can be different colours. Transparent orbs usually have logical explanations for their appearances.

Locations Spotted: Anywhere

Explanation: Usually just dust (if transparent) captured on film.

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Types of Ghosts - Ghost WhispererDescription: --- Deep blue ovel shaped light that follows you around in dreams and in life, they will attack you after a death such as a close pet. People who have seen these advise not to touch them. They say the ghost will be found in the dreams, but soon either move on or are ripped apart.

Locations Spotted: --- Dreams or household, school, and jobs

Explanation: --- There are no explanations. I need one for a friend who is very afraid right now please comment what you think.


Types of Ghosts - Ghost WhispererDescription: --- An apparation usually revealing itself to a member of ones family. It looks like another member of the family in every possible way.

Locations Spotted: --- Mainly around the home and outdoors.

Explanation: --- Doppleganger is german for double goer. If one is seen who ever the likeness is like, is said to die soon after.

Revenge Ghosts

Types of Ghosts - Ghost WhispererDescription: --- Angry Ghosts that are often attached to a specific person or place and are very agressive, causing harm to the people in that particular place. However, most of these types of Ghosts direct their activity mostly toward a specific person, most likely someone who wronged the in life.

Locations Spotted: --- It depends on which places the ghost is attached to, but some do travel around with the person they want revenge on.

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Territorial Ghosts
Types of Ghosts - Ghost WhispererDescription: ---Ghosts attached to a specific territory, like a house, graveyard, or even schoolyard that had significance to them in life. Unlike residula ghosts, they acknowledge living people and may even resort to violence to get them out of the territory.

Locations Spotted: --- Most often in buildings or places with violent or sad histories.

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