Hauntings happen when there’s a failure to move on from the past. According to lore, people become ghosts when they’re unable to be at rest due to some unresolved issue, some inability to accept the past and let go. And I think that’s the key to any sort of haunting, literal or figurative. People are haunted when they are unable to let go, of a lost love, of a trauma, of things that were and things that could have been but weren’t. Poe deals with that head on in this song, “Haunted.”
Listen, and consider: what haunts you?