The spirits can be active in a place and will cause objects of some sort to go “bump in the night”. The spirit may throw an object to the floor, or rattle objects in the dwelling when there is no one home but you. The spiritual and the physical earthly realm intersect. Anyone is capable of hearing in the spiritual realm because the noises are created by spirit power but the objects being thrown and banged are physical.
How does Wikipedia define ghosts and other spiritual creatures? “In folklore, a ghost (sometimes known as an apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter or spectre, spirit, spook or wraith) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghost lore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent of barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person in known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.
What type of spirits occupy a dwelling? The general opinion is that the spirit is one of a deceased person that has not discovered it’s way to the “other side”. This type of ghost is called an intelligent ghost. This is the spirit of a person that dies in a trauma and wants to deliver a message.
The second type of ghost is a residential ghost that is an imprint of energy of trauma that happened in the dwelling. This ghost wants to be heard and acknowledged. The spirit is protecting a dwelling it once occupied in life. They make noises, turn lights on and off and possible hide things. They can appear as an apparition or mist.
Another opinion is that the spirit is a demon that was summoned by a person in the past. The person has died so the demon occupies the property-waiting for another person to possess. The general belief is that when a person dies any demons in the person must leave. Demons can impersonate other spirits such as angels, ghosts, fairies, or any other magical creatures. The demons purpose is to get invited for direct communication so it can begin the possession process
I once lived in an old, re-modeled log cabin in Minnesota. I heard rattling in the basement. Once I saw a dark shadow pass over me when I relaxed on my sofa. I tried to get to leave but the spirit remained making noises. (At that time, I wasn’t a deliverance minister. I would not communicate with the ghost. My belief was that it was waiting for an invitation for future communication. It kept doing the shadows and rattling in the basement. Finally I moved and the spirit remained at the house.
People, never communicate with a spirit. You could get possessed and may never be able to get rid of the spirit.