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Difference Between Ghost and Poltergeist

ghostsGhost vs Poltergeist
Even though one can come across many similarities between a ghost and a poltergeist, there are many differences that set them apart. A ghost like activity is known as ‘haunting’ while a poltergeist like activity is termed as ‘disturbance”.

First of all we can see how they differ in their origin. Ghosts are considered to be spirits of the deceased human beings, who still refuse to leave the realm of the living. They seem to appear in different forms like complete bodies, transparent entities and foggy mists. Poltergeists are considered to be forms of energy, which a living person controls unknowingly.

While a poltergeist shows its presence by moving or influencing physical objects, a ghost simply makes an appearance. A ghost can be seen but a poltergeist cannot be. Some theories also say that a ghost is a living soul and a poltergeist is a manifestation of negative energy left by some gruesome death. It has also been said that ghosts are passive souls of the dead and poltergeists are aggressive souls of the departed.

While ghosts are linked with specific places where certain gruesome activities like murders have taken place. To be more specific, Ghosts may haunt a house where he or she might have been murdered or may visit the house he had lived for long. Ghosts are also known to haunt the places where the deceases used to visit before his or her death. But Poltergeists are not confined to any particular area. They are usually associated with specific objects and persons. But there are some theories that say that poltergeists can be linked to multiple objects and multiple people.

Coming to the energy levels of ghosts and Poltergeist, the ghost energy is continuous over time, the Poltergeist energy is built up over time. The energy reaches a climax and then slows down and then again climaxes in a Poltergeist.

Though the appearance of a ghost can cause mental terror, they are not violent in any sense. Meanwhile, a poltergeist is dangerous, inflicting both physical and mental terror.

When Ghosts can be sent away their abodes, it is difficult to sent away a poltergeist. Religious ceremonies are conducted for sending away the ghosts to the other realm. For sending away a poltergeist, the correct agent has to be identified. The emotional and physical attitudes come a long way in handling a poltergeist.

The concept of ghost and Poltergeist are entirely based on human beliefs.

Summary
1.Ghosts are considered to be spirits of the deceased human beings, who still refuse to leave the realm of the living. Poltergeists are considered to be forms of energy, which a living person controls unknowingly.
2.While a poltergeist shows its presence by moving or influencing physical objects, a ghost simply makes an appearance.
3.Gosts are passive souls of the dead and poltergeists are aggressive souls of the departed.


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