Residual Hauntings- is among the most common types of haunting and occurs when something traumatic happens such as a rape or murder or any sort of tragic event leading to death. The negative energy that is created leaves behind an imprint of that particular event. Similar to a recorded tape, the events will be played time and time again always repeating. The
entities that are involved in residual hauntings are not aware of their surroundings. This is not an intelligent type of haunting as there is no reaction between the entity and you.
Interactive or Intelligent Hauntings- These can be quite frightening, though generally the spirit does not intend to cause any harm to anyone. In this kind of haunting activity, there is a spirit who tries to interact with the living. At times the spirit may not even know that they have passed, and at times they might be aware of it but have come to convey a message to someone. These types of hauntings often are the result of a spirit needing some sort of help and wants you to help them. Signs of intelligent hauntings can include hearing voices and seeing an apparition. Generally apparitions are seen wearing clothes they were in while alive, and at times they are seen in those clothes that their dead bodies were dressed in.
Poltergeist hauntings- A very popular type of haunting, in which the spirit or poltergeist at times is malevolent (not friendly), and makes its presence felt by moving objects, creating noises, and assaulting animals and people. Some of the poltergeist activities includes throwing or moving of objects like huge pieces of furniture; they also can give off vile smells and also responsible for shrieks and loud noises. Poltergeists can also cause disturbances in telephones and various electronic equipment and can turn appliances and lights on and off. Do not limit the interruption of electronic equipment just assuming it is a poltergeist though. A poltergeist at times also hits, bites, and attacks a person intimately. Activity from a poltergeist can start and stop suddenly. Its a duration can last for seconds, minutes, hours, months and even years.
Demonic Activity- Demons are those entities which never had a human form; they are completely energy entities. A demon’s main purpose is to create chaos, destruction, stress and even death. Demonic cases are less common than other types of hauntings. Unfortunately they are occurring though, and they can be described in three following ways: Horrific and evil looking-- people say they have seen demons that look extremely hideous. There are also angelic and beautiful demons that can compel a person to do something that is evil. They may consist of black mist or shadow like apparitions, and each of these varies in transparency.
Shadow Haunting or Shadow People- This type of haunting activity is different from ghosts, with no real explanation. You generally will get to see them through your peripheral vision as shapeless dark masses. They do not have any human features, wear no clothes, and can easily pass through walls. There are two types of shadow haunting apparitions-- a Hat Man who looks like he is wearing a fedora hat, and the other is a hooded figure who looks like a shadow person with a hood over his head. ~ Cody Williamson