If you have ever walked into somewhere and had that sudden chill run up your spine, or noticed a sudden drop in temperature, perhaps even just an uneasy feeling, chances are you’ve been in a haunted location. While there are some famously haunted places around the world, there are much more that don’t have as much recognition. These seemingly random hauntings may not have an elaborate back story where someone was wrongfully tortured to death or where numerous people lost their lives so it may leave you wondering why.
Aspects of a Haunting
Every human being is unique, with their own life experiences. So then it follows logically that each haunting will also be unique. However, there are some common factors that seem to pop up in the majority of haunts. Age is a big factor, the older a location is the greater the likeliness of it having spirits hanging around. Another factor is the location, the chances of a place being haunted increase dramatically if the location has a jaded past. Bad events and situations, as well as epidemics and sicknesses, always increase the probability of a haunting. For example, a battleground where the last of life’s blood seeped into the ground can create spiritual residue causing the spirits to linger.
It’s widely believed that places that are filled with negative emotions are haunted so that the deceased can convey their tragic stories to the living. While some of the most profound and personally experienced hauntings happen in houses it’s much more likely to find a haunt in a larger place, like a hotel, museum, or church. Ghosts then to prefer these places because they provide more energy for them to pull from. Ghosts want to tell their story, therefore, they want to manifest, they want to be heard and seen. The more people the more emotional energy in the air for ghosts to use.