Can items be haunted? Short answer: yes. Long answer: sort of.
Some of the most famous hauntings revolve around objects: Robert the Doll, Anna Baker’s wedding dress, and Annabelle just to name a few. But just as there are different hauntings (residual, intelligent, poltergeist), objects can be haunted and manipulated in different ways.
The most common type of haunting when it comes to objects is residual hauntings. A residual haunting is a non-intelligent haunting where an event occurs over and over when the surroundings are correct. Think of it as a movie playing on repeat. The material object in a residual haunting could be the wooden floorboards that absorbed the energy in a murder or the sandstone in a quarry after a mine collapsed. Other times, the objects could be more specific such as a mirror, a weapon, etc. If you think your house is haunted by a residual haunted object, the simple solution is to remove the object from your home. Remove the object, remove the activity.
Another common type of haunted object is less of a haunting and more of a manipulation. A toy moving on its own, chairs sliding across the floor, cupboards and doors opening and closing on their own. Of course, your spice cabinet isn’t haunted by the old oak tree. It’s being manipulated by a poltergeist (and in rarer cases, an inhuman entity… but let’s not get negative) which makes it a bit harder to rid your house of the haunting, but it can be done (read that as an exorcism)!
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