Paranormal Phenomena/Type of Haunting

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I was wondering if you could tell me if I'm experiencing a haunting and if so what type of haunting. My family has lived in this house for 10 years and every year around the same time we experience strange things. My father and I both hear accordion music that only we can hear, my mother has heard voices calling her name, we all have experienced the TV changing channels randomly, and we've all seen the salt shaker spin. Nothing too terrifying has happened, besides feeling like we're being watched. So is this a haunting?

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Except for the poltergeist activity (the TV changing channels randomly and the salt shaker spinning), it sounds like a residual haunting. That occurs when the environment causes playbacks of ghostly activity and excludes a conscious presence. Not sure why the physical activity is occurring, but you could just have the presence of a family member trying to make their presence known. Hope this helps.

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William Uchtman

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I`ve been reading books about ghosts for a long time and have seen numerous movies about them as well. I can point out what is more likely, what is unlikely and site true examples from the subject. I have also been writing fictional ghost stories off and on since high school. I have been keeping a comprehensive listing of haunted sites for a long time and have visited a few local haunted sites in my area. I do not consider myself a ghost hunter or ghost researcher. I have no college or univerity training in the subject, but I have postulated a few personal theories about the phenomenon. I recently published the book, "Volunteer Ghosts," about ghosts in Tennessee. Another thing, because ghost shows are becoming so popular, I'm getting deluged with messages from people thinking they have ghosts. Please try to bust your own experiences before asking me about them. So many people who believe in ghosts and experience things want proof so much that they are coming to me for answers. Please check your grammar and proofread your messages too. I can't understand what you're asking if your questions aren't legibly precise. Don't make me try to decipher your message. Keep your messages short and to the point! Do not post long rambling inquiries! I do not know anything about demonology; no questions about evil spirits or possession. That has nothing to do with ghosts or haunted houses.

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I have had very brief exposure in doing field work; I hope to get back into it someday.

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Author of the books, "Volunteer Ghosts" and "Ghosts Coast to Coast"

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