As humans evolved, the dead were taken care of with proper funeral systems with reverence so that they appease the departed soul and thus free themselves of being stalked by the unseen. However, the study in the human evolution also sheds light into certain unknown territories of activities and sightings that are not related to humans nor the life or after on earth alone.
This opens up a whole new plethora of paranormal investigations that is just beyond souls leaving their bodies and lingering between worlds.
So what kind of ghosts these are, why do they exists and what is their purpose of existence and more important what do they want from us, from the living?
Just to enlighten ourselves a bit further on this, some of it is the creation of humans over the centuries and some are from the other planes and dimensions. Ghosts make themselves known to us for numerous reasons and reveal itself to anyone, at any age, anytime and still remain a mystery as to why.
Here are some categories the layman has claimed the "types of ghosts"
Crisis Apparition Ghost - It is by and large a one-time paranormal experience, when an apparition is sighted of a person who has just passed away, by a family member or a friend, probably a dear one, as a farewell or parting with some important information.
Unaware of Being Dead Ghost - Some Ghosts are unaware that they are dead and they go about their business as if they are still alive. They do not understand they have left their body and are no more living. Sometimes, these ghosts cannot see the living but feel their presence instead. Sometimes when people move into the house of a recently deceased person, the unaware ghost sees the new comer as a trespasser, causing strain on the ghost as well as the living.
Trapped Ghost – Some Ghosts that are aware that they are dead, but for some reason or another cannot cross over yet. These ghosts may fear moving on for the kind of person they were when alive or kind of life they have lived, or they might fear leaving what is familiar to them. Some of them might be trapped and held captive by another ghost or evil spirit, like in a murder or suicide situation. Sometimes dark entities feed off the fear energy of ghosts and the living.
Lost Ghost - Some Ghosts who have left their bodies in an unfamiliar place or far away from home and now trying to find their way back home are lost ghosts.
Unfinished Business Ghost – Some Ghosts with unfinished business may have many reasons to hang around in the material world. For example, a mother worried about her baby’s well being after her sudden death, a lover making sure that its partner finds happiness after its death, someone who seeks justice on having been wrongly judged or accused, or involving foul play unable to cross over until its integrity is restored.
Vengeful Ghost - Some Ghosts are vengeful and linger to take revenge, like for example, a jilted lover who was murdered and now as a ghost torments those who ditch their lovers.
Hungry Ghost - Some Ghosts are said to come back to the physical realm at times to visit their families or old homes. These are deceased people that in some way did not find everything they needed in the afterlife and come back to feed off on victims fear energy.
Residual Ghost – Some Ghosts generally live out their final hours over and over again with hardly any self awareness. It is believed that their emotional energy has left an imprint on our dimensional frequency and they may past by or through one without a flinch. For example, someone dying from falling into a lake from a mountain top on a full moon night and now every time there's a full moon the ghost is seen lingering on the mountain top and or near the lake.
Child Ghost – Some Ghosts are that of children that have passed away for some reason. These ghosts are more often than not lonely and seek attention, unintentionally but terrifying people by making toys or other objects move. Some believe these ghosts might actually be demons in disguise.
Animal Ghost – These are ghosts of deceased animals that can remain in this world for numerous reasons, like their human counterparts.
Living Ghost - Some ghosts can be when the soul leaves the body of the still living, like an out of body experiences, near death experiences and astral projections. This can occur when something traumatic takes place in one’s life and a bit of that person is left behind or imprinted in some way at that place. These rare types of ghosts can show intelligence and self awareness. There are also some rare cases of people seeing themselves as a ghost only at a different age.
Doppelganger – It is a different and rare ghostly sight, being an exact copy of the still alive person. Doppelgangers are often times an unconscious projection of a person’s will and can be harmless. The entity maybe visible to others, but the projector rarely sees it. It is believed that when a person witnesses one’s own doppelganger, it is an omen of one’s imminent death.
Elementals – These are nonhuman spirits connected mainly to the elements of earth, water, air and fire. They are also referred to an older order of Gods, Fairies and Elves in some cultures.
These are just some of the common types of ghosts or sightings known by commoners and psychics alike. World over, through centuries, from different cultures, various types of ghosts of varied backgrounds are said to exist and reveal themselves and the associated diverse haunts. Not just ghosts but many such ghostlike entities that exist and communicate. Hence we need to dig deeper to differentiate myth and know truth about their existence, their activities, purpose through scientific methods and research. We shall further dive into another aspect of these entities, type of haunts, so watch out of for this space….
Books by Arthur E. Powell – The Etheric Double, The Astral Body, The Mental Body, The Causal Body
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