What is a Poltergeist?

  Chances are, if you’re into scary movies and spooky books, you’ve heard of the ‘Poltergeist’. Belonging in the realm of folklore, the legend of the poltergeist has been passed down to new skeptics and believers as early as the first century. Tales of this strange phenomena are widespread, touching upon both eastern and western civilizations.   pol·ter·geist ˈpōltərˌɡīst/ noun a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around.       The word ‘Poltergeist’ has Germanic roots, and stems from the German word poltern, meaning “to make sound” and….

What are the ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Paranormal’?

  We often hear the two words “Supernatural” and “Paranormal” used interchangeably. A simple online search shows overlapping horror television and films categorized under both terms, leading to even more confusion. Forget grabbing the dictionary, Webster remains vague. So how do we differentiate the two? Let’s start with ‘Supernatural’:   History tells us that the term ‘Supernatural’ was first used between 1520 and 1530 AD and is rooted in religion and spiritualism. The things or occurrences which believers believe to be true based on their faith or willingness to believe is the foundation of the term. As early humans evolved….