Poltergeist  

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A poltergeist is a paranormal phenomenon which consists of events alluding to the manifestation of an imperceptible entity. Such manifestation typically includes inanimate objects moving or being thrown about, sentient noises (such as impaired knocking, pounding or banging) and, on some occasions, physical attacks on those witnessing the events.

Etymology

The word poltergeist comes from the German words poltern ("to make sound") and Geist ("ghost"), and the term itself roughly translates as "noisy ghost" or "noise-ghost".

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