Hauntings are one of the most well-known and accepted areas of mystical study and practice. Indeed, hauntings can be very real or they can be the product of an over-active imagination. Whatever the case, hauntings can provide excitement and mystery, but perhaps most importantly, hauntings can be a source of anxiety. Understanding the basic principles of a haunting is the first step towards dealing with the situation. Not overreacting is another important step.
"Ghosts can't hurt you" is a popular saying. It is one that can be disastrously inaccurate. Most of the time, ghosts cannot hurt you, but it is possible to have very physical encounters. Take heed from someone who has been knocked across a hall and into the back of a closet, through a closed door. I received a very valuable education.
Remember that whether there is a ghost, or ghosts, every haunted place should be approached with great caution. It is very unwise to be careless in any place known for paranormal activity. Nearly any place can be a hot spot for paranormal activity. It is not just in houses and other structures that we find ghosts and other entities. We can find such paranormal activity in many different types of location.
Living in a place that is haunted can be unsettling. Sometimes the haunting might be barely noticeable and easily dismissible. At other times, living in a haunted place can bring fear, sleepless nights, and frayed nerves.
Different people are affected to different degrees, and different hauntings affect different people in different ways. No two cases are the same and there is always something new to learn and experience. In short, the investigation of haunted houses and other paranormal activity is rarely boring.