POLTERGEIST

noun. a claimed paranormal phenomenon wherein an unseen presence disrupts a home with noisy and destructive pranks, like shutting doors, tapping on walls, moving furniture, and breaking glass items. Parapsychologists frequently approach such manifestations with the idea that they might be inflicted by conscious or unconscious psychokinesis, instead of being independent phenomena.

POLTERGEIST: "Poltergeists are not as commonly referenced in the media as ghosts and spirits of other natures, but remain to be one of the most dangerous of all phenomena-based entities by believers of such paranormal existence."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POLTERGEIST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/poltergeist/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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