Residual Hauntings, a Theory

By Katrina the Good

Paranormal research teams and enthusiast understand that in the cases of spiritual hauntings, there are intelligent hauntings and residual hauntings. Obviously intelligent hauntinsg are that of spirits that are aware of the events, people, and changes that are occurring around them and react to their environment. A residual haunting is when an event is replayed over and over again like that of a video tape. One thing that’s not spoken much in the paranormal research world is how these types of hauntings occur. Namely, how a residual haunting is born. We know that is a replay of an event, but how and why does it happen. I took it upon myself to piece together a theory of how a residual haunting is created.

In 2016 wrote an article regarding newly developed technology regarding a quartz disc that can hold up to 260 TB for an infinite about of time. The research into this new data storing device is being done at Southampton University. A laser is pulsated into the quartz to write the data into the quartz chip. The rest of the procedure is quite complex on how the data is read later; it is referred to as the Superman Memory Crystal. This technology has been in the making several years before this article was written. Now, this is some exciting technological advancement, but what does that have to do with residual hauntings? To put it simply…everything.Hand holding crystal

Quartz crystal is one of the most common minerals in the Earth’s crust. Quartz crystal is found all over the world and in most types of environments. From sand on an ocean beach to cold mountain top; traces of quartz can be found. Now, in recent years it had been discovered that quartz can hold memory. How this is done in a lab verses how it receives it’s data in the everyday world maybe different but the concept is the same. Residual hauntings usually stem from high emotional and traumatic events. For example, the Gettysburg Battle Field has hundreds of reported experiences of people who see parts of the battle play out right before their very eyes. Very rarely do the soldiers seem aware of nor do they interact with modern witnesses. I believe the Gettysburg Battle Field is one of the most famous locations for a residual haunting. During the Battle of Gettysburg emotions were high and in abundance and the battle was recorded into the very soil it was fought on.


I don’t believe that a residual haunting has to always be a terrible event. It could be the result of the habits of the people who live out a scene. Last year I had a podcast called Beyond the Creed. One broadcast I interview Alex Matuso. Alex explained that in one home where she was investigating had a reoccurring event. At 6:45AM every morning footsteps could be heard leaving the master bedroom and going into the kitchen. In the kitchen the cabinet door would open and close. Ms. Alex Matuso is a through researcher and discovered that the previous home owner was still alive and living in a rehab facility. She found out that the gentleman woke up each morning and went into the kitchen, opened the cabinet to get cereal out for breakfast. He did that almost every morning for decades, living in that home. His habit became recorded into the material of the home and land.


In my conclusion, residual haunting occur because an event is recorded into the quartz crystal laced soil itself. That is why some hauntings continue even after a building structure is gone. The spirits or “recorded” events have not become connected to the buildings; they are connected to the soil (or what is in the soil). I honestly have no way of properly proving this theory of mine. However, I feel that it does help explain nicely residual hauntings and why some hauntings continue to be reported even after a site no longer exist. Perhaps, with the growing technology of today the theory can be built upon more.

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