Types of Ghosts
Residual hauntings, also known as restligeists (German word from RESTLEICH meaning “residual” and GEIST meaning “ghost”), repeat their same actions over and over, like a video or tape recording. Residual haunting activity can occur when something traumatic/stressful occurs, such as a murder or a rape. Negative energy is literally forced into the atmosphere, causing the atmosphere to imprint or record the events. These spirits make no attempt to communicate with the living or acknowledge their presence, but simply continually repeat a scene, sounds, smells, etc… over and over again.
Residual Haunting Is one of three different types of hauntings. The other two are intelligent and demonic (inhuman) hauntings.