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pol·ter·geist

 (pōl′tər-gīst′)
n.
A ghost that manifests itself by noises, rappings, and the creation of disorder.

[German : poltern, to make noises (from Middle High German boldern) + Geist, ghost (from Middle High German, from Old High German).]

poltergeist

(ˈpɒltəˌɡaɪst)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a spirit believed to manifest its presence by rappings and other noises and also by acts of mischief, such as throwing furniture about
[C19: from German, from poltern to be noisy + Geist ghost]

pol•ter•geist

(ˈpoʊl tərˌgaɪst)

n.
a ghost or spirit supposed to manifest its presence by noises, knockings, etc.
[1840–50; < German Poltergeist=polter(n) to make noise, knock, rattle + Geist ghost]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poltergeist - a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder
ghost - the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
Translations
полтъргайст
strašidlo
poltergejst
poltergeisträyhähenki
esprit frappeurpoltergeist
kopogó szellem
ærsladraugur
ポルターガイスト現象
폴터가이스트
poltergeistas
poltergeistsmājas gars

poltergeist

[ˈpɔːltəgaɪst] Nduende m

poltergeist

[ˈpɒltərgaɪst] nesprit m frappeur

poltergeist

nPoltergeist m, → Klopfgeist m

poltergeist

[ˈpɒltəˌgaɪst] npoltergeist m inv

poltergeist

(ˈpoltəgaist, (American) ˈpoul-) noun
a kind of ghost that moves furniture etc.
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Over the years the Plough and Harrow in Monknash, near Llantwit Major, is claimed to have suffered poltergeist activity, while the shadowy figure of a cloaked man is said to have been spotted there.
During the 19th century, Willington Mill gained a reputation for being haunted after bizarre noises, apparitions and poltergeist activity dogged the building.
For people who experience things like poltergeist activity, the police have always been a go-to source," he added.
Don't worry it's not poltergeist activity, it's your memory being affected by Neptune and maybe wishing you were somewhere else half the time.
Other concepts are confusingly presented, such as when the book first discounts adolescent-fueled poltergeist activity as "not representative of true manifestations" (p.
Along the route - and maybe it's my imagination but it seemed to cover a smaller area this year - noises chatter in the undergrowth before we encounter spurting fire, sounds and lights tearing up and down up the dene, gathering pace until our eyes can't keep up: it's like poltergeist activity except it made us laugh.
To attribute all poltergeist activity to "diabolical agency" is difficult, he writes, "if only because we credit the enemy of mankind with a higher level of intelligence than that which seems to prompt these outbreaks.
THE spooked owners of one of the country's most famous estates have called in ghost hunters to investigate suspected poltergeist activity.
From headless women to haunted pubs, ghostly miners to poltergeist activity, Huddersfield and the Holme and Colne valleys have the lot.
But we all get people saying 'we've got a ghost, we've got poltergeist activity, I feel there's a presence in my house which I don't like' and people get very disturbed.
Even now, householders are torn over whether they were in the midst of poltergeist activity or simply victims of vandalism.
Poltergeist activity has often been believed to be the work of malicious ghosts.