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Poltergeist-Therese Selles

Therese Selles, a 14-year-old domestic servant, experiences poltergeist activity in the home of her employer, the Todescini family at Cheragas, Algeria, as featured on the cover of the French magazine La Vie Mysterieuse in 1911.

A poltergeist is the apparent manifestation of an invisible but noisy, disruptive or destructive entity. Most accounts of poltergeist manifestations involve noises and destruction that have no apparent cause. Reports also include inanimate objects being picked up and thrown as if by an invisible person; noises such as knocking, rapping, or even human voices; and petty physical attacks on human beings, such as pinching, biting, and hitting. Poltergeists have traditionally been described in folklore as troublesome spirits who, unlike ghosts, haunt a particular person instead of a specific location. Such alleged poltergeist manifestations have been reported in many cultures and countries including the United States, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and most European nations. The earliest recorded cases date back to the 1st century.

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