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Species information
Type : Spirit (Ghost)
Notable distinctions : Violent phenomena and telekinesis
Main weaknesses : Mojo bags
Other spirits
Salting and burning remains
Related to : Human
Historical information
Culture(s) of origin : Multiple global cultures
Native range : Earth
Production information
First appearance : Home

Poltergeists are a highly violent and vicious type of attention-seeking spirit.


Poltergeists are unique among different types of ghost in that they generally act out towards living humans to seek attention. Poltergeists also go to great lengths to gain attention, and will become extremely vicious and violent if less aggressive attempts to gain attention fail. Like other ghosts, poltergeists can be put to rest by salting and burning their mortal remains. (Swap Meat) Stronger spirits can also vanquish poltergeists from the residence they haunt. Placing mojo bags in the north, east, south and west ends of a foundation a poltergeist haunts can also destroy the poltergeist, but if the spirit is especially powerful and vicious, it will simply wound it. (Home)

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In folklore and parapsychology, a poltergeist is a type of ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects moved around or destroyed. Most accounts of poltergeists describe movement or levitation of objects, such as furniture and cutlery, or noises such as knocking on doors. Poltergeists have also been claimed to be capable of pinching, biting, hitting and tripping people. Poltergeists appear in multiple accounts of cultural folklore, and have traditionally been described as troublesome spirits who haunt a particular person instead of a specific location.



  • The Supernatural tie-in novel version of John Winchester's journal gives more detail about the poltergeist that involvved Jerry Panowski's family. It states that the poltergeist was haunting a local playground where Jerry's child played, because the playground was built on an old cemetery, before John came to help deal with it.