haunt (hônt,hänt). v. 1.To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being. 2. To visit often; frequent. 3. To come to the mind of continually; obsess. 4. To be continually present in; pervade. n. 1.a place frequented by a specified person or group of people. 2. Chiefly Southern U.S. A ghost or other supernatural being.
“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening."
from "The Lady of the Haunted House”
― Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories