Ghostly houses are basically inhabited by spirits of people who either occupied a house or were familiar with the environment. The ghosts in haunted houses belong to people from the past who were either tragically murdered or committed suicide in the houses they haunt. There is typically supernatural activity that goes on in these houses, and this makes the general atmosphere spooky.
Haunting experiences are paranormal and can be either intense or mild, most of them being intense. They can be residual, intelligent, poltergeist, or demonic. Residual haunting is that of imprints of the memories or traits of the people from the past who lived in a particular house. It involves visions and sounds. For example a figure cooking in the kitchen or conducting other activities or agonizing screams from tortured souls.
Intelligent haunting involves the full engagement of a living person by ghosts. The ghosts are conscious and interact with current household. Other than their imprints, they have character and are hostile and frightening. Usually, these spirits are in need of delivering messages to the living or in search of people from their past lives.
Poltergeists cannot be seen by human beings. 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. It is debated that high emotional charges in some people can cause things to move intuitively.
Demonic haunting is supernatural and is done by spirits which are supposedly not of former living persons. Their goal on earth is to destroy a human being’s spirit through possession. They impersonate people familiar to us or innocent children before manifesting their wrath on human beings. Demons are irrational, angry, cause physical harm to those they befriend and their presence is characterized by the smell of sulphur.
Haunted houses are popular in the American culture. Stories of disturbed household and haunting spirits appear in American literature a lot, and some have inspired the production of movies. When based on true life stories these tales are alarming, while others are just creative works intended for entertainment in horror movies and books.
In modern America, haunted houses are a form of entertainment. They are popular places people visit on Halloween holidays for exciting adventures. The houses can be thrilling and packed with frightening features to enhance the Halloween theme. They are usually old mining areas, ghost towns or regions settled and inhabited in the past centuries.
Haunted houses are now available in current architecture besides traditional buildings, and they come in various sizes and shapes. Consider your favorite style when looking for a suitable haunted house.