This type of haunting is not so rare as you think, hardly gets any mention and is something that most people will never experience. First, let us establish what some think a residual haunting is. A residual haunting, in layman’s terms, is like a recorded tape, which you can rewind and forward, to play the same snippet over and over again, in a loop. In a residual haunting, the apparition is on loop, doing the same things over and over again. They may even do these things at certain times, which explain why some hauntings seem to be triggered or heightened at specific times of the day. It can involve multiple apparitions and whole scenes out of history replaying itself. But it is also known by S.P.I. as a ghost or ghosts, it cannot communicate and indeed is a playback in it’s own time although at times it can most certainly be heard, always reoccurring. One of the most famous cases of a residual historical haunting is the “Versailles Time Slip.” This occurred in August of 1901, while Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain were touring Versailles. They both experienced intense feelings, then they discover themselves walking among people dressed like they were in 18th century Paris. Everything seemed to turn unworldly at this point and Moberly even thought she witnessed Marie Antoinette, sitting on the grass, sketching. It was over as quickly as it started. Another case was Dunkirk, it has been experienced by the few, whilst walking the beach to suddenly be in the battle, gunshot, planes flying over shooting soldiers across the beach. As quick as it started it all disappeared.
Another case was four children playing at dusk on a beach in Spain. To get to this particular beach you had to walk the stoney path between 6ft marsh reeds either side. As they came to the end of the path they heard what sounded like men marching, as they looked on a troop of Romans turned the corner and headed towards them. The children ran but one looked back and could describe clearly what she had seen, she contined to run and joined the others. They all looked back and there was no sign of the army.
I can believe this experience as this was my daughter and her friends, some years ago whilst on holiday.