Types of Ghosts and Spirits

Types of Ghosts and Spirits

Have you been experiencing paranormal activity in your home? Do you believe that there is some sort of presence lurking in the dark corners of your property?

In this article we will be taking a look at the different types of ghosts and spirits that could be haunting your family…

No. 1 – Signs of Poltergeist Haunting

Signs of Poltergeist Haunting

Poltergeists are troublesome spirits that move household objects – if you are seeing entities appear before you, then you are probably NOT being haunted by a poltergeist.

The word ‘poltergeist’ comes from the German language words poltern (“to make sound” and “to rumble”) and Geist (“ghost” and “spirit”). The combined term, poltergeist, translates as ‘noisy ghost’.

Certain sections of the paranormal investigation world do not really believe in poltergeists. They prefer to believe that the ‘poltergeist activity’ reported/witnessed is nothing more than rogue psychokinesis from a source elsewhere in the haunted location.

No. 2 – The Bhoot Ghost

The Bhoot Ghost

This is a spirit that is thought to be too restless to move onto heaven (or the other side of whatever your religion dictates!). It is thought that something as simple as a poor funeral arrangement could cause a Bhoot.

They either take a human or animal form and are said to have an obsession with milk. A word of warning – Bhoot-contaminated milk is the usual path to Bhoost-possessed humans!

The Bhoot spirit does not like the ground, so it is always seen floating a couple of inches above it. Some Bhoots even have feet that point backwards so they are unable to walk on the ground. In most cases, they cast no shadow.

No. 3 – The Churel

The Churel

The Churel are sadly known to be the restless spirits of women who have died in childbirth. They are often found in homes and hospitals.

Paranormal reports indicate that the Churel are actually quite horrific and frightening to look at, but they have the power to disguise themselves as beautiful young women.

Legends suggest that they appear as beautiful women so they can seduce young men. They then drain the men of their life energy (blood and semen) so that they can appear beautiful for longer.

There are links between the Churel and impurity – they apparently favor the homes that are a bit of a mess (i.e. keep your house tidy!!!!).

No. 4 – Tokoloshe Myths

Tokoloshe Myths

Tikoloshe are water-based spirits that can reside in the tap water of homes. They are known to be spirits that mostly appear due to someone summoning them (to cause harm to others etc.).

They are frequently linked to various witch doctors from various religions/locations. More often than not they are thought to be summoned by these witch doctors in an act of vengence.

You can defend against this spirit by placing a brick under each leg of the target’s bed.

No. 5 – Di Fu Ling Spirits

Di Fu Ling Spirits

These spirits are souls that are bound to a certain place like a location it had strong ties to in life. Unfortunately, they are not always friendly…

The Di Fu Ling is also known to bind itself to places that belong to other people – locations where it is not at all welcome.

Di Fu Ling class entities can be fought off by placing red candles outside (or on the window sills) of your house or by Feng Shui.

No. 6 – Bogles


These unfriendly entities seem to target kids who are known to be a little bit disobedient – the term ‘bogeyman’ is actually derived from the word Bogles.

They target the households of these ill behaved children and slowly drive the occupants insane.

Experts on the paranormal believe that the Bogles are actually a form a fairy, therefore they cannot be removed from a home. As the child it targets grows older, and behaves more, the spirit begins to feel appeased and becomes quieter.

No. 7 – Lemures/Shades


Lemures, or Shades, are extremely vengeful and dangerous spirits – they will target a household they have no previous association with and terrorize the occupants.

They stretch back as far as ancient Roman times, when the head of the household would throw black beans out of the doorway, without looking, at midnight to distract the evil Lemures.

These beans are apparently the only item that Shades mistake for human life force.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the ghosts/spirits we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.