POLTERGEIST PHENOMENA – Haunting House By Steve Ramsey PhD

If you need any help regarding the issue of a haunting house due to poltergeist activity, I can help you. You can reach me at drsteveramsey@gmail.com.

I am the founder since 1986 and I investigated more than 850 cases to date all over the world Canada, USA, Greece, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. I used to be one of the owners of the book of the dead the original copies that exist in the world Only 4 copies existed I obtained mine in Germany the book was destroyed by fire and I am glad it did.

Most of my paranormal investigations of the houses and historical places have connections to the parapsychology 

That’s why I wrote my comprehensive review in my article the paranormal science A TO Z., you can find it in Google and in my blog.

You can also find it in my articles in LinkedIn.com under my name Steve Ramsey PhD

Let me know if you want me to share some of my Belshazzar investigation and stories that happened to me personally

or in the places that I investigated. Names and addresses will be kept for a private reason as people are afraid that they cannot sell their houses or for other reasons.

I can share with you the poltergeist activity that happened to my mother when I was 5 years old back in Baghdad, Iraq.

My dad told me about his father (my grandfather) with desert jinn, other and the weaving machine.

The one that happened to me in Baghdad when I was slapped and pushed by an unseen entity

Other case happened to me when I was Indio California when I was involved with the at of witchcraft and saw 

The full manifestation of a demon and it was the scariest night of my life back in 1987-1988

The other story when I was pulled by a native Indian demon toward a graveyard in north Ontario –Moose factory 

Canada. And many more stories that I investigated, 

One case that I investigated in Canada, north of Edmonton was a fight between two human spirits. they were fighting over a rocking chair pulling the chair to left and to the right in a tug of war and I found that both of those old men died on that rocking chair. The first owner was an old Canadian man who fought in Germany and loved his wife, his wife passed away and he felt ill later and found dead on his rocking chair, the chair was sold and other family bought it to their grandfather, but again he too passed away on it in his sleep.

It took me some time to find out that this chair was the hot object and wasn’t the house at all, it took lots of prayers from myself and 2 pastors and for a few hours, we managed to let one spirit depart to the light from his chair but the first spirit stayed and refused to leave. Some people suggested it was a poltergeist but I don’t think so as both spirits belong to real people who lived and died and it wasn’t that of manifestation or active noisy energy created by a teenager in the house   

the family sold the chair to get rid of the activities as the chair seen rocking by itself at early morning and also at the evening before and after sleep time . It scared the dog in the house that kept barking 

My mother was tormented with a poltergeist for 2 years, pushed from the stairs and broke her elbow. I got slapped by an unseen force when I was

11 years old. My brother Sam was a sleep walker and he used to say that a voice tells him to go upstairs and jump from the top of the house

my mother saved him once he was standing on the edge of the house in Baghdad.

My 2 sisters in Baghdad had an encounter with what I think was the Virgin Mary back in 1963. They were given food, modest food

After praying and said prayers for her and asked her for food because they were so hungry and my father was in the political prison in Iraq

I used to ask them how they got the food; they used to tell me that the lady gave it to them. I used to think that they meant our neighbor

a good old Christian Iraq lady that used to give us some food. But one day that lady was away as I used to play with her son. My sisters were young

4 and  5 years old and they told me that they will pray and wait for the lady to give them food.

So I waited and followed my sister to the small altar that my mom put for Virgin Mary with candles on the corner, a rosary and a chair was in the modest small room that my mom used to pray and says her rosary.

My sisters prayed and asked I was watching from far away. After about 30 minutes I see a light

a bright beautiful light with the face of a white figure lady with a beautiful multi colorful  aura around her face covered her head with white and golden Vail 

 my sisters were so happy and joyful they quickly picked up the dishes they had ready beside them and put if forward with an extended arms . The lady reached once on each plate and pulls her arm back and the food was on the plates. The food was very modest contains what we eat most 

Rice with lentil mix with shredded lamb meat, thick yogurt with white honey in it.

This lasted for 90 days every Friday night. We moved out from that house. I told my mother about it and she fell on her knee beside the altar and starts to praying and crying and thanks God for his mercy. She continued to light candles in her memory until her last day in earth my mother passed away in 1997 in Baghdad. My sister’s still living in Baghdad.


Paranormal zone and haunted houses are one of the articles in it. 

Take a history and collect data. Check the facts, and validate the story.

Interview each occupant of the place with permission and consent.

Ask for permission to do the investigation from the owners of the place and the tenants. Ask for the basic medical back round, house history. Check the house surrounding and the high voltage, EMF areas around the house. I do all the EMF, Infrasound, EVP, Laser temperature reading and measurements. An infrared temperature reading an infrared camera, voice recording and camera surveillance recording, lasers grid recording. When all data are collected, I will do the cleansing method that base on holy books, KABBALAH, ARABIC AND ARAMAIC PRAYERS CHANTING using AL Geelani  method,  Oil and sage anointment ,  Gilani  prayers, and the most powerful ROQEYA PRAYERS  in every corner of the house , every corner, with and without the person who live in the house . I might ask some to visit and see a trained psychologist for a farther checkup.

Remember never try to provoke the entity alone, you need to be authorized, have permission, and consent. Do not challenge the entity. To evict someone you need anywhere between 30 days to 90 days and they might not leave until they are forced.  Spirits and negative energy do not care of city bylaw or your reading from a bible , they live in their house and it will take different tactics and strategy to deal with them  , most of the time it starts with you, helping the person how to overcome their anger issues, stress, and depression, resolve the problem at hand and accept  the facts that you are the one who needs help, seeks help, and works toward a solution step by step. The rest will be easy.

In the German language, poltergeist literally means “noisy ghost.” Indeed, poltergeist experiences are often noisy, with foot stomping, objects might fly pass you, windows and doors open and close by itself.  although the characteristic physical disturbances are no longer thought to be the work of “ghosts.” Rather,  that a living person, the poltergeist agent, who is typically involved simultaneously in another stress-inducing situation, anger issues, severe depression, separation, family death, and drug use that causes the poltergeist situation to manifest itself as negative energy in the house. They can project this negative energy around them, and transfer it to others. 

Poltergeist activity can be traced all the way back beyond 530 AD, appearing over a large cross-section of cultures and generally exhibiting the same characteristics. Given the rudimentary understanding of the time and lacking the technology that we currently have today, the unknown disturbances were quickly attributed to demons, spirits, ghosts or gremlins.

It was in the 1930s that distinguished psychic researcher and psychologist Dr. Nandor Fodor, set forth the most popular theory; that poltergeist phenomenon was not caused by ghosts but by individuals repressing intense emotions such as anger, hostility and sexual frustration.

In 1938, his investigation of the Thornton Heath poltergeist helped to validate his theory and has since had much support from other research indicating that in a significant number of reported disturbances, the agent was a teenager or child possibly releasing rebellious hostility unconsciously from a stressful environment without the fear of being punished for it. It was this view that became known as the human agent poltergeist or HAP.

Consider the experimental findings of John Hutchison, the electromagnetics pioneer in British Columbia, Canada. After running his devices for a certain length of time, effects began to occur that were identical to what has come to be regarded as poltergeist phenomena. Paranormal researcher Albert Budden has asserted, “(Hutchison’s) discovery reveals without a doubt that poltergeist activity is electromagnetic in nature.”

Some of the documented Hutchison’s effects are; objects of various materials levitating into the air or moving about and then falling, fires appearing in unlikely places, and from a distance of 80 feet away, a mirror smashed. Solid metal also distorted, broke, or became white hot but didn’t burn any surrounding materials, the water swirled in containers and strange lights appeared in the air and suddenly vanished.

According to Albert Budden, “Everything that psychical researchers have been documenting for decades as poltergeist activity and that priests has been called in to exorcize, eventually turned up in the laboratory where John Hutchison device operated. Although it was made up of different parts, it operated as a single entity, and phenomena occurred in the same unpredictable way as reported poltergeists: You could be there for days and nothing would happen, then suddenly coins would flip and fly, water would swirl and a transformer would blow.”

There are of course skeptics and scientists who assert that all poltergeist activity that they can’t prove as fraud, are either self-delusion or pseudo-psychic phenomena. For instance, under some circumstances, they believe poltergeists are caused by scientifically explained obscure physical effects such as electromagnetic fields, static electricity, ionized air, abnormal air currents, underground tremors or infra and ultra-sound.

Try not to provoke or anger the agent but politely ask them to leave, Try to seek the help of a clinical psychologist or psychiatrists that deal with these kinds of issues someone with faith value. 

During a poltergeist experience, the agent, in an attempt to relieve emotional stress, depression and sadness unknowingly cause the physical disturbances using mental forces. The mental mechanism that allows the poltergeist agent to unconsciously cause these physical disturbances is called psychokinesis.

Psychokinesis, PK, more commonly known as “mind over matter,” is the human ability to mentally affect the physical environment. Because the psychokinetic activity of the poltergeist agent is recurrent and spontaneous, this form of psychokinesis is termed RSPK or recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis.  It happened to me much time when I was a small boy after The Iraqi Government took my dad to a political prison and left us poor and hungry. You can read many of my articles here in linked-in, just see my previous articles and I think all those experiences was the work of PK-POLTERGEIST.

 Most agents are unaware that they are causing the physical disturbances, and even those with vague awareness usually have no conscious control over how and when the disturbances will occur. like teens with suicidal thoughts, drug issues,  severe anger issues, people with hate and bigotry to others, people with serve illness and pain etc. 

In poltergeist cases, typically reported disturbances include strange noises and knocking, and objects moving about as if under their own power. Objects have been reported to fly about in bizarre trajectories, to crash to the floor and break, to break or shatter in place, and to disappear and reappear, sometimes in different locations. Beds are sometimes reported to shake and furniture to rearrange itself. In more rare cases, small, innocuous fires have started, water droplets or bursts have fallen from nowhere, stones have pelted homes, and vague apparition-like forms have been seen. Whatever the nature of the physical disturbances, poltergeist phenomena can inevitably be linked to an “agent.” That is why in the old days some of those who practice witchcraft was able to project such entities. 

Though the agent can usually be narrowed down to one person, in some cases the agent appears to consist of two or more people who co-create a psychological dynamic that causes one or more of the people to mentally “set off” the physical disturbances. Studies and investigations show that agents are typically experiencing repressed or unresolved emotional stress.

Adolescence is commonly a stressful life period (psychologically and physically) and not surprisingly, the majority of reported poltergeist cases involve adolescent agents (the age range is from 12 or 13 to early 20s). However, people of all age groups are potential poltergeist agents (although there has been a noticeable lack of agents under 10 or 11).

Studies have also shown that people with epilepsy or epileptic-like activity in the brain are sometimes associated with poltergeist activity. This does not mean that everyone under stress or with epilepsy will be a poltergeist agent.

In fact, the phenomenon is very uncommon, even though minor PK events may occur throughout someone’s lifetime. Even in severe cases of repressed stress or epilepsy, poltergeist activity rarely occurs.

Patterns and Metaphors of Poltergeist Activity: With the exception of rare lengthy cases, poltergeist phenomena generally last from two to six weeks (short term 1 week, long-term about 18 months).

Cases are nearly always reported in homes, offices or workplaces – wherever a dynamic of human interaction takes place. Poltergeist activity, with its connection to unresolved stress, appears to be a rare form of stress relief.

Instead of the stress releasing itself in “normal” ways, the agent unconsciously “blows off steam” with the PK activity. Patterns found in the disturbances are generally symbolic and can give clues as to the identity of the agent and the nature of the unresolved stress. Often object and area focused activity occur whereby the disturbances tend to stay with certain forms of objects or in certain locations in the physical environment.

The disturbances often appear as metaphors to the causes of stress. For example, sexual tension may be released through causing the bed to shake. Anger towards a certain person may be released by the agent causing items belonging to the target person to break. The rare outbreak of small fires may be associated with a general release of anger, whereas water is more often associated with grief (as in tears not being physically shed).

More unusual cases involving guilt have resulted in the agent actually giving him/herself a psychokinetic “self-beating” displayed by the spontaneous manifestation of bruises or other marks of physical punishment. Other very rare poltergeist cases have involved sightings of apparition-like forms.

These are not thought to be true apparitions (or ghosts – a consciousness operating outside of or after the death of his or her physical body). Rather, they are thought to be unconscious projections from the mind of the agent that is “picked up” telepathically by people associated with the agent (and of course, by the agent as well).

These apparitional forms are often not human in appearance (in contrast to ghosts), and may even look like an archetypal “monster.” As frightening as they may appear, these mental projections are harmless and are simply a reflection of the agent’s inner psychological “monsters or demons.” As with the physical activity, they are often a metaphor for the mental and emotional stress the agent is experiencing.

More subtle forms of poltergeist activity involve micro-effects whereby the agent mentally, though unconsciously, affects the functioning of technology (these are effects that occur throughout our lives). It is now known that technology such as watches, computers, telephones, photocopiers, etc. are apparently susceptible to PK. Similar to the large-scale poltergeist effects, these micro-effects appear to be a form of stress relief or a reflection of the mood of the agent, and the type of effect is often a clue as to the nature of the stress.

 Since poltergeist cases have psychological stress and emotional dynamics at their core, investigations involve detailed observation of the human interaction present in such cases. All family members or co-workers are interviewed separately and en masse in order to assess the nature of the disturbances and the emotional interplay, I usually look for those who are recently separated, have death in the family, miscarriages and baby death  , suicide and and death due to severe illness in the house,  drug users among teenagers, teenagers who are abounded by parents or boyfriends, those who lost their jobs and overwhelmed of the family financial issues .

Many personal questions are asked, and in some cases, medical information may be requested. Patterns in the disturbances are noted and participants may be asked to re-enact scenes when the disturbances occurred. Because the investigation may alter the emotional dynamics, leading to difficulty in finding the agent, on some case the investigator(s) may request an extended stay on the premises in hopes that the dynamics return to their usual state. If you have a problem with visitors you might ask them to leave politely to see if there is a change in the energy don’t be shy or think this is unscientific.   

Throughout my study, “normal” disturbances are separated from those that may be “paranormal.” Often the participants believe the disturbances to be the result of a ghost or outside entity. Because stressful emotional dynamics are at the core of such cases, this “ghost” is used as a scapegoat for the occurrences and even for the events or issues that are causing the stress in the first place.

In addition, people are often more sensitive to anything out of the ordinary in the environment during such situations. In many cases, participants may misinterpret overlooked physical occurrences with normal, though not obvious, normal explanations.

Finally, because there is often a ghostly scapegoat to blame, there may be a mixture of real RSPK events with intentionally caused disturbances surreptitiously carried out by the agent and/or other participants. A lot can be done in the name of stress relief when there’s a ghost present to take the blame.

I usually make sure that there are no infrasound, EMF and other high volatile lines close to the house or in the house.  In cases such as this, the intentional disturbances are not generally an attempt to dupe the investigator but are rather directed at other members of the family or group as a more “normal” form of stress relief. Fix the reason and you will fix the problem.

Such non-malicious fraud can make a poltergeist investigation very challenging. At worst, such “mixed” cases may be dismissed as normal when paranormal elements are actually present. The stress inherent in a poltergeist case, as well as the stress caused by one, does make counseling very important.

Not only the agent, but all participants can benefit from individual or group counseling. Poltergeist activity tends to stop when the stress is identified, addressed or released, or when the stressful situation itself is identified, altered or ended.

Poltergeist activity also tends to stop when the agent realizes he or she is responsible for the phenomena (and especially if the agent accepts responsibility for it). One the activity has ceased, follow-up therapeutic work may be crucial in order to help resolve the underlying causes of the poltergeist outbreak. Finally, for the poltergeist agent, there always exists the potential for learning to focus and apply this psychokinetic ability in good use.

Today, the two main schools of thought on what poltergeists actually aseemto be either disembodied “entities” (such as spirits or demons) known as entity agent poltergeists (EAP), or the human agent poltergeist (HAP). Apparently, the manifestation from either is psychokinesis (PK), which is the activity of the mind affecting matter.

Making a distinction of the cause or source of a poltergeist is definitely no easy task. Experiencing an actual poltergeist is enough to make an atheist an instant believer it would seem. However, it can also be said the distinction is often made by the type of individuals who are involved. In a religious household where religious items seem to be attacked, it is immediately classified as a demonic entity.

In a household with a history of people dying in it, accidental or otherwise, it is often classified as a spirit or ghost. In a household with scientifically unbiased researchers, it would likely be classified as a projected repression situation or PK via an adolescent agent in the household.

The current poltergeist theory to making a distinction between HAP and EAP activity is by the “antics” involved. If accounts of such phenomena can be trusted, “Entity” poltergeists are believed to have greater repertoires. The appearance of fires, water, moving of heavy objects, the appearance of an intelligence of their own, and they usually don’t center on a specific person. These are said to be the telltale antics of an EAP.

Human agent poltergeists are believed to be limited to tapping soundsaffecting electrical items and moving objects. The occurrences are active only when the person is present and supposedly do not exceed the physical abilities of the person or agent. William Roll, one of the leading poltergeist experts, coined the term “recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis” (RSPK) for this type of phenomena since it also tends to inexplicably recur around the agent.

Research at the Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology at Duke University reveals poltergeist activity to be the physical expression ofpsychological trauma. AND that was my answer for all my childhood experiences with ghosts.

However, there are millions of frustrated adolescents in abhorrent situations all over the world and they do not develop into poltergeist situations. Moreover, there are also many poltergeist cases where there are no inherent psychological problems and no adolescents in the household. How can this be explained? This can be transformed by others, jealousy, Evil eyes and envy, etc.

Some researchers suggest that ‘spirit entities’ are responsible for the phenomena, possibly by connecting to suitably disturbed teenagers to generate a strong psychokinetic effect. However, hypothetical ‘spirits’ cannot be scientifically investigated.

A few natural explanations are; Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), a causative factor allegedly behind a poltergeist case investigated by the Midlands (UK) investigation group Parasearch. There is evidence to show that EMI could explain many more cases. According to paranormal researcher Albert Budden B.Ed., electromagnetic pollution via tall radio masts transmitting line-of-sight microwave signals, can cause many poltergeist effects when erected near certain homes. The effects may become worse over time with long or repeated exposure. I studies this and the infra sound effect my self .

It is also theorized, homes that are built near or with any limestone may be particularly poltergeist prone as limestone can affect PK, perhaps due to the quartz constituent. Naturally running water is believed to be yet another source of PK activity. Could the presence of any or all of these causative agents, or lack thereof, explain why poltergeists do not consistently manifest in every stressful or traumatic situation? Could the right person (susceptible to PK), in the right place (an EMI or electromagnetically polluted home), at the right time (a particularly stressful experience), be all that is needed to generate a violent poltergeist? As simplistic as it may sound, it may not be an entirely far-fetched recipe.

It seems for every answer presented about the poltergeist mystery that is uncovered or theorized, a new question or possibility emerges. Perhaps there isn’t a single explanation that can categorically explain what a poltergeist truly is. Perhaps religious fundamentalist are correct and we are being deceived by demons. Alternatively, maybe those who advocate an entity agent poltergeist are correct and we are experiencing proof of an afterlife via spirits or ghosts.

Or perhaps, we are stumbling onto an obscure source of untapped natural human potential, a source that may one day become as commonplace as any of our five physical senses, in a more civilized future society. After all, we are only using a small fraction of our brain capacity.

Thank you for reading and have a great day

Steve Ramsey, PhD.   Calgary, Alberta- Canada.

If you need any help regarding an issue of a haunting house due to poltergeist activity , I can help you . You can reach me at  drsteveramsey@gmail.com

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By Dr.Steve Ramsey,PhD

Greeting from Calgary, Alberta - Canada. My name is Saad Al-Hashimi. Known as Steve Ramsey PhD, I am the founder and the director of the Paranormal zone- Haunting Dimensions. That deals with an investigation, debunking, and healing/cleansing since 1986. Having had many unexplainable experiences from a young age at a possible "haunted" house where plenty of things seemed to happen that I couldn’t explain, since that time and I am looking and searching for an answer. After continuing to have many experiences that I just cannot explain, I have since become a firm believer that GHOSTS do exist. I continued for a short while as a member of a few other paranormal groups until I was very fortunate to become involved with a local fast growing organization where I felt very comfortable to start my own paranormal investigation. My best experience has been Indio California, Okotoks Alberta, Baghdad city , and many other places in Greece and North Canada. (yes I do believe spirits can hurt you so you have to be careful not to provoke or challenge a spirit ). I won’t tell you the whole story now but you are more than welcome to ask me on a ghost hunt. I am now looking forward to meeting many more people, all looking for that ‘experience’ that could possibly convince them that there is something more to life than we first thought. So please feel free to email me drsteveramsey@gmail.com I have been involved in several paranormal groups over the years. Paranormal Adventures is different and exciting in ways I couldn’t possibly get before. When people ask if I believe in ghosts, I say I am a skeptical believer. I have had many encounters with spirit forms and believe what I have seen to be real and unexplainable. I always look for a normal mundane reason why at the same time. My area of expertise in the field of science. I have Ph.D. in Public Health from the USA, Master degree in Medical Ultrasound and BSc Degree in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University Australia, BSc in Physics, and Radiology diploma from Iraq, Pharmacy diploma. Radiography diploma from London Ontario, Diploma in Natural Health from Quebec, Canada. Radiation physics from Australia, I studied the infra and ultrasound in the animal kingdom.P resented more than 20 lectures in Iraq, Greece, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Canada and I am the peer reviewer for the radiographer journal in UK, Netherlands, and South Africa. Earned the 3rd award for excellence in ultrasound - Canada 2005. I am also armature archaeologist, painter, calligrapher, and used to run acting theater play in Iraq- Baghdad, wrote, directed and acted in more than 27 plays. So debunking come naturally in my science and technology back round, and not like other debunking people around you who use Google for their search and call them self-debunkers, It doesn't work that way. In the near future, I will run live internet ghost hunts with night vision cameras giving users at home the chance to watch the spooky footage on, in my nights out. I look forward to seeing you all soon on one of our many events! I loved reading ghost stories and sitting on my own in the dark watching horror films. However. I Can decode dreams, and I see spirits in my dreams. I like to look at things from a scientific point of view and try to rule out all rational possibilities before concluding that events are paranormal. However, I do try to keep an open mind on all investigations. I started taking part in investigations since 1986; my first investigation usually any house, apartment that I move in or my friend's places. For many of my true paranormal stories you can read them at www.linkedin.com I will try to copy and move all my articles here in this site in near future. Thank you for reading and God Bless you all. Steve Ramsey PhD. Alberta