The different ways people say they “see” spirits or ghosts.
- Eyes closed, with a visualization of the spirit behind their eyelids, like a movie screen.
- Eyes are open, with a clear visual of spirit in front of them.
- Receiving impressions of or sensing spirits and what they look like.
When there is a spirit near me or around me that I can’t necessarily see right away, I get a tingling feeling in my left leg or behind my neck. A lot of people have signalling like that when something paranormal or supernatural is about to happen.
- The hair on the arms stands up
- Feeling of dread
- Cold sensations
- The tingling of the scalp, and other tells
Children are very adept at telling you just how they see ghosts and what they feel at the time. It’s very instant and pure for them. Adults appear a lot of times to have to process it, and rationalize what they think they are seeing and hearing. As adults, we need to try and take away the wall we have up in front of us and open ourselves up to the paranormal experience. It’s difficult but not impossible!
We’ve been contacted by some people in the last 5 months who ask us what we think might be going on in their house. They have listed a couple of noises and activities but nothing overly frightening or disturbing. I have made the suggestion that they should keep a journal of what is going on and that will tell them more information about what may be happening in their world.
Here is some pointers for journaling about paranormal:
- List a description of what activity occurred, i.e., “heard footsteps in the hallway at midnight” or “something whispering in the kitchen when I was alone”.
- Note the date, time and location of where the event or activity occurred in your house or wherever you happen to be.
- List what YOU were engaged in at the time the event/activity occurred like “watching the news on TV”, “playing video game”, “sleeping in bed”.
The reason for writing all of this down is that you can often pinpoint if there is a pattern and possibly determine why the spirit might be there. Some spirits will show up for reasons you would never think of. Let me give you some examples:
- One case we had this particular spirit only seemed to show up and make trouble when the woman of the house wasn’t making fried chicken.
- One spirit showed up for a certain TV show once a week.
- A spirit didn’t like this woman’s boyfriend and created havoc every time the boyfriend came over to visit.
Keeping a record of what happens makes it easier for you to relate to us or someone else, the circumstances surrounding your haunting and might give you clarity into if the activity is paranormal or not. You might gain some peace of mind and make a decision on what you want to do to move forward.
All of these myths and misconceptions are derived from trying to make ghost hunting reality shows dramatic and exciting, and Hollywood movies scary and terrifying. As long as you keep this in mind when you watch these shows and movies, and not think it’s reality, you won’t be as frightened when you hear something creak in your home.
It’s the unknown – what we can’t see, that is the most frightening to us.
“But it’s the living, not the dead
who can actually do us harm.”
Just remember that.
We are collaborating with Edmonton-based author Rhonda Parrish on a book about paranormal events and haunted places in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!!!
The Paranormal Explorers are very excited and want to be the paranormal ambassadors for Edmonton.
It’s amazing how rich the history is here and how many places really are haunted.
We are encouraging anyone who has had a paranormal experience at a place or building in Edmonton, to share their story with us for the book. You can contact either us or Rhonda Parrish on her website. Here is the link to it:
Sometimes there are people who have been experiencing frightening and torturous bouts of paranormal activity for such a long period of time, that when the spirits are finally permanently removed, the person can’t help think that every noise or something out of place is paranormal. Which it isn’t. They just won’t let it go and relax and say “it’s gone!” They have trouble looking for rational explanations. It takes time and it takes healing.
I always tell people after there has been a spirit removal in their home, to let the energy settle and give it a 48 hour period. Energy left over from some spirits bounce off the walls like a ping-pong ball. Or linger like a bad fart.
Other people who have gone through long bouts of paranormal activity actually miss the attention from the spirits, albeit it’s negative attention. Some of these people are very lonely and have no other social interaction happening in their lives. They maintain that the SAME SPIRIT that has been removed is STILL THERE (even though it is permanently gone and there is no other entities around). They get stuck in a psychological pattern where they can’t move on and up out of the funk and chaos they put themselves in. On purpose. Argh!!!!!
We get emails and calls from a few of these people and I have to tell them that I can’t run over to their home every time they hear something odd or feel a little spooked. It’s a difficult situation because you want to help everyone. But people have to take ownership of their living situation and do some work to help themselves out.
I will tell adults and children that they have the ability to not let spirits bother them. I explain if they can close their eyes and imagine a suit of armour being built around their body, shiny and silver.
Or they can pick a Stormtrooper outfit from Star Wars. Doesn’t matter, it’s your armour. Now picture this armour made of metal, being incredibly thick and strong and nothing can get through. This has become your psychic protection field. Every time you hear something, feel something or see something that you think is paranormal and you are scared by it, put your suit of armour on. It takes practice and a belief in yourself. Meditation helps.
So if you think there is still something ghost-like in your house, start meditating and put your suit of armour on. You are the victor in the spiritual war – so to speak……..
The majority of people who have paranormal activity in their home but are unaware of ……..the Lurker!
I have found Lurker spirits at 75% of spirit removals/investigations that I have ever been at. They are located in the back of closets, furnace rooms, alcoves, and corners of rooms.
They love basements with laundry rooms and furnaces!
There is usually a hierarchy of spirits assembled in someone who has a home that is active: dominant or aggressive spirits, secondary or submissive spirits, and last, Lurkers. It’s extremely difficult for most people living in an actively haunted atmosphere to pick up on Lurker spirits.
They are very still, quiet and produce virtually no activity at all. They are as their name defines them – basically lurking in your home. Lurkers bear no ill will; and they also have nothing positive to contribute. When I come across them, they are incredibly embarrassed and even apologetic for being caught there.
They’re usually the last spirit I find as they are trying to fade into the woodwork (or other dimension) and become even more invisible and undetectable. As far as clearing them, all the ones I have encountered have no trouble leaving the home immediately and crossing over as quick as they can.
WHY are they even there?????? you ask. Well, they are just spirits that mad the decision to stay here on our plane for awhile so they can just “watch”. Watch everyday living, parties, celebrations, arguments, and just mundane stuff.
Thus, they really are “the peeping toms” of the spirit world.