Another ''Demonic Classification'' associated with The Belief (throughout The World), ''Demonic Infestation'' is a term applied strictly to inanimate objects or animals. This is more true of Houses or other living structures thought to be ''oppressed'' by one or more Demonic spirits or influences. With animals, whereas traditionally most Cultures do not assign a ''Soul'' to animals (as with Man), such ''vessels'' are also ripe for Demonic Infestation. Often traditional Hauntings, regardless of their origins were thought to be Demonically Infested, and the cause of Poltergeist and other Paranormal Events. In truth, the term is meant to be applied to strictly The Demonic and NOT your ''random'' Haunting. In most cases, such homes so affected require either Folk or traditional Christian ''cleaning'' (santification) – or the removal (exorcism) of The Residence. In cases of animals, it was long thought that the act of killing the animal (Dog, Cat etc.) - by burning, would ''release'' the ''offending Demon''. So too with ''common'' household objects (also known as ''Cursed''), can be Demonically Infested. The most common of these would be Mirrors and even Furniture. With these objects as well, certain Cultures have specific rituals and ceremonies designed to purge such articles of their ''Demonic'' influence.