Hauntings: to visit habitually or appear to frequently as a spirit or ghost: to haunt a house; to haunt a person, to recur persistently to the consciousness of; remain with: for example: Memories of love haunted him. to visit frequently; go to often: for example: He haunted the galleries and bars that the artists went to. to disturb or distress; cause to have anxiety; trouble; worry: for example: His youthful escapades came back to haunt him. to reappear continually as a spirit or ghost. to visit habitually or regularly. to remain persistently; loiter; stay; linger.
Origin: 1200- 50; Middle English haunten < Old French hanter to frequent,probably < Old Norse heimta to lead home, derivative of heim homewards; see home.