Archive for the ‘Hauntings’ Category

Demonic Possession: Mental Illness Or Malevolent Lifeforms

by on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Mental IllnessAbstract

This paper explores the phenomenon of demonic possession. The demonic possession experience is transcultural. Demonic possession shares many characteristics of schizophrenia, and dissociative disorders. Most cases could be attributed to a mental illness. However, there are instances when perhaps the conventional diagnosis may not apply and another possibility presents itself.
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Know Your Enemy: Fear

by on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

A wise man once said that fear was the only true enemy, born of ignorance and parent to anger and hatred.

When we fear a thing, we deliver to it on a silver platter power over us. The power to control us in virtually every way, shape and form. You become the marionette and fear becomes the puppet master. With a twitch of its finger fear will move you this way, and that way having you sway about on its own whims. It will feed from the responses it gets from you and grow stronger and stronger.

The question now becomes; will you allow something to control you (more…)

Demonic Hauntings: 10 Clues To Consider

by on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Demonic entities are a rare occurrence and there are a lot of snake oil salesmen out there that will tell you otherwise. So I’m here to give you simple clues to look for when you’re attempting to ascertain whether or not you’re dealing with a demon.

#1 – Hatred of Scripture

Someone who is possessed by a demonic entity will not abide scripture. The recitation of scripture will elicit a violent reaction. Also the person generally should not be able to recite scripture; rarely will they be able to.  They will also tend to  show an aversion to things like a cross or holy water. If the location is infested with a demonic presence the recitation of scripture will have a decidedly pronounced effect in the area. There may be physical manifestations such as objects being hurled (more…)

Tool Time: Renovations & Paranormal Activity

by on Saturday, August 21st, 2010

We’ve all heard the same song and dance about  how a family or business started renovating their property and shortly thereafter began experiencing paranormal activity.

Some believe that disturbance to the property may provoke spirits that have been otherwise dormant back to life as it were. Alterations to a home that an entity holds dear, and may be quite protective of, may stir enough emotional energy for the spirit to make its presence known.

The energy of demolition or construction is sometimes all that’s needed to provide the strength for a spirit to display activity. Renovations often come with teams of laborers, high stress (more…)

A Civil Action: Will Neighbors Sue Me?

by on Friday, August 13th, 2010

The question may have come to your mind “If my house is haunted and it gets out can my neighbors sue me if it lowers property values?”

The short answer to that question is NO.  Any judge that hears claims like this related to paranormal phenomenon is going to throw the case out of his court room.

Generally dealing in property the old saying caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) is the standby. There really is nothing that anyone can bring up against you that will hold up in court in the highly unlikely event that it does get that far.

So lets say that it does get around that your house is haunted. The broad term in real estate lingo is called stigmatized property. Stigmatized property refers to any condition that buyers or tenants may (more…)

The PenIs Mightier: Document Your Experiences

by on Monday, August 9th, 2010

Documentation is key in any field; law,medicine,science,history, mathematics, etc. The pen truly is mightier than the sword.

So if you believe you are experiencing paranormal phenomenon document your experience. Document everything from the time, weather, mood, smell, sights, sounds, etc.

Keep a log of your experiences and utilize them to find the help you may need. Not everything that people experience is truly paranormal in nature. In fact, most things mistaken for paranormal have a complete logical explanation. Explore every possibility and dismiss that which can be readily (more…)

Shadow People: Ghosts, Demons, Aliens, Astral Bodies, Time Travelers … WTF!?

by on Friday, July 30th, 2010

The Shadow People (also known as shadow figures, shadow beings, shadow men,  shadow folk, shadow ghosts) are supernatural  shadow-like figures described as dark humanoid  forms or evasive specters that are seen mostly in peripheral vision.

Shadow people are typically described as black humanoid silhouettes  with no discernible mouths, noses, or facial expressions, child-sized humanoids, or shapeless masses that sometimes change to human like form and featuring eyes that are either glowing or not discernible.  Their movement is said to be quick and disjointed.

Some have proposed that shadow people represent a Thoughtform (egregore), ghost or demon that was created by events in which extreme physical/emotional stress/trauma has taken place, have been purposefully summoned through black magic or other occult practices, or are creatures who exist (more…)

Is it Good or Bad?

by on Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Good vs Evil by FlyinfroggOne of the first questions people ask themselves when they are confronted with paranormal activity is “Is it good or evil?”. Subconsciously and often too frequently the answer they give themselves is “Of course it’s evil, it just slammed a door!!”

This is usually an unfounded and biased decision based on dozens of scary movies, ghost stories around the fire and society’s general lack of knowledge on the subject. Just because it’s ghostly does not mean it’s evil.

First off, typically you’ll be confronted by what we call a “human spirit”. This is the spirit of someone who was once alive, as you and I are alive. They were born on earth, they had a job, most likely a family, a dog, and most importantly, they died. (more…)

Know Your Haunting: Poltergeist

by on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Poltergeist is a German word meaning noisy ghost. Reports of poltergeists date back to Ancient Roman times.

The activity that takes place will start of with knocks and bangs, furniture starting to move around by itself. Then, the activity will become more intense, manifesting itself through voices and even the appearance of full apparitions. Furniture may slide across the room and beds may shake. Many shows are based on this is a style of haunting because it tends to be the most terrifying and rarest type of haunting that occurs.

Most of the time, in the case of a poltergeist, the haunting circles around a female in her teen years. Some of these cases seem to be caused by the female unknowingly controlling the energy around herself. Some cases happen around people that are stable and in the right mind space.

This haunting is hard to classify due to certain situations. No two are ever really the same. Most of the time you will find that one person in the household seems to be more affected by the haunting than anyone else. It may seem that most of the activity doesn’t (more…)

Know Your Haunting: Residual

by on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The most common style of a human haunting is a residual haunting. A residual haunting is like having an impression made in time. The entity may seem to be lost in a time warp. The spirit really isn’t even there, only the energy is.

In most cases people may here screaming or crying due to the violence factor that may have caused this traumatic event to happen. People may also hear the sounds of footsteps walking on the stairs or through hallways.

Typically the repeated event is whatever the person who left the energy behind did often or an significant event that they remember happening to them. It is almost like it the energy has become part of the dwelling that they once occupied on an every day basis. These haunting styles always seem to happen in the same place every time.

There is usually very little you can do on this style of a haunting except (more…)