Questions about hauntings and paranormal topics
This Category has no FAQ yet
For the local folks
This Category has no FAQ yet
Bigfoot and other cryptos in Florida.
This Category has no FAQ yet
IS IT SAFE TO RECORD FOR EVPS IN YOUR OWN HOME?
Many people nowadays are fascinated by the idea of talking the dead. they see the TV shows and come to websites like this one, and listen to evps. Then they decide to see if there are spirits in their home, just for the curiosity of it, or for the thrill of it. My advice on this is "DON'T DO IT!" When you do this ,you are actually extending an invitation to whoever or whatever may be around, and bring that spirit into your home. The same applies for going to a cemetery or other place to experiment with this sort of thing. We have gone out to help many people who made this mistake and are now haunted by someone or something that they never wanted in their home. Some people think it might be cool to have a ghost in the house, but in reality the type of spirit that would take up residence in someone's home as a result of this kind of thing, is usually not a benevolent one. Ghost hunting in your own home is a very dangerous thing to do. What you court you bring to your door, and then what?
Haunts resolutionists like myself and my team, are getting tired of having to go out and put themselves at risk, helping people to resolve the hauntings, that they brought upon themselves by doing this. Let the dearly departed rest in peace, and usually they will leave you alone too. Many people bring unwanted and malevolent spirits into their lives and their homes by trying to contact a deceased loved one, and this too, can land you in real trouble. This is because you have no way of knowing who will take the opportunity to impersonate that loved one and then turn your world upside down. Again, please do not try recording for evps in your home, and remember, even doing it elsewhere can result in a spirit following you home.
People will tell you that white candles deter a ghost from coming around. False, ghosts love candles, period!
They say that burning sage will get rid of a ghost, and althought it can help to dispell negative energy from the area, it does not stop a ghost hellbent on haunting you. So this depends on the type of spirit and it's strength in the first place. Smudging with the proper banishment prayers do a lot more good, when done by an experienced cleanser. Sage smoke emits negative ions, much the same way as running water does. Since our own auras and dwellings of all kinds tend to collect positive ions, which are like dust to our systems and our dwellings, sage will clean up these ions by neutralizing them with negative ions. the smoke also creates a somewhat chemical change in the air that seems to be uncomfortable for negative entities. White sage is the best sage for smudging of any kind.
Hanging rosary beads up everywhere. I have never seen them stop a ghost, I have one in my home on the wall and I have a resident ghost in my home as well. Same applies for crucifixes and other religious artifacts.
Salting the house? The only thing salt appears to be able to do, is act as a neutralizer to a ghost's energy. For example if you put salt in a bowl and place a statue in the bowl, the ghost can not move that statue anymore. The salt has some chemical property that prevents the ghost's energy from passing through it. However, when you put it on the floor, what is to stop the ghost from floating over it? Seriously! Pouring it around your home might trap the ghost inside if it really stops a spirit from advancing past it, right? We do not advise this as a viable remedy at all.
Olive oil on the door and window sills? Well I have not seen it work yet.
Certain symbols when traced in ashes on the doors and on the thresholds do seem to work half of the time. These are, the cross, the six point star in a circle, and the outward spiral. But they too fail here and there. They are usually more effective to ward off spirits that have not entered yet. They may provide a barrier of sorts to certain areas. The best ashes to use are sage ashes and remember they wear away quickly unless they are rubbed into raw wood, such as on wooden stairs or a wood floor, and sprayed with a sealer of some kind.
One thing I have noticed is spirits seem to hate flashbulbs and camera flashes. However if the spirit is nasty enough he or she may get really mad about your flashing the lights at them and take revenge later on, so this is a temporary deterrent at best.
The best defense against spiritual energy is spiritual energy, your own energy. The best way to harness your energy is to fight the fear factor. Fear gives a ghost high octane fuel to use to produce even more intimidating activity. The more scared you are the more the ghost retains the upper hand in the situation. It is much like the school bully when you were a kid. The more he knows you fear him, the more he will try to push you around.
There are many kinds of hauntings. What some people might take to be a haunting, may be nothing more than a harmless visitation by a loved one. Other times it may be a genuine haunt by a troubled or disturbed spirit trying to get attention or get a message across. Below is a list of the most common types of ghost and or spirits that we have encountered over the years. The majority of them are just human spirits of the departed. Others can be more serious and cause more problems as they are some kind of non-human interdimensional spirit. The ones listed below are the type that usually cause negative reactions and seem to be threatening to the people experiencing the activity they cause.
1. Angry former resident; This type of ghost is usually being resentful of someone in their space especially if you start redecorating.
2. Fixated Opportunist; this is a spirit who fixates on one member of the household, feeding off that person's fear and energy. Then using it to fuel it's displays of activity, much like a poltergeist.
3. The frustrated deceased friend or relative; they only want attention and maybe to communicate and when they don't get it, they try harder, thereby doing some dramatic things that cause fear to their loved ones.
4. Transient area opportunist ;This is a ghost or spirit who doesn't haunt just one house but maybe several in a given area, getting his kicks by mischievous annoyances and thrives on the reaction and the energy it provides.
5. Sustained, artificial thought form entity: This is an artificial intelligence that was created by the phantasms of a living person and has been raised up to have a seemingly real life of it's own by being fed energy by the creator and those who experience it in the surroundings. And yes it can happen and does in many cases.
6. Malevolent predatory entity; This is a truly bad spirit who preys on children, people in a weak emotional state or people who are open and susceptible because they are sensitive. This is bad news, for all concerned.
7. Mischievous elemental spirit or human show off ghost: This is the ghost that really does no actual harm but likes to make big shows of activity for the sheer kick of it all.
8. Unknown interdimensional spirit, not a deceased human ghost at all...These are usually very strong and often appear as solid black shadows. They are not shy, do not disappear upon being noticed, but usually are just watchers, rather than the spirits that haunt and make noise, they just observe, sometimes too close for comfort. These are what people sometimes refer to as a "Shadow Man."
Notice I have not used the words, demon, or poltergeist. This is because A.] Any ghost can be a noisy ghost, without children or a young person present to create activity, as far as poltergeists go. B.] We do not even know if there are demons, this is a term from religious dogma. The word demon came from the Greek word Daemon, which referred to any spirit outside of the human range including angels. Later the word was associated with evil spirits associated with evil or the devil himself. I have never seen one that I know of, and although I have heard of some extreme cases, no one knows for sure at this point. Why assume the worst possibility, in assuming that something is a demon? Paranoia will destroy ya!
OK, now that we have identified the usual culprits for a negative haunt, how do we put a stop to it?
This is a complex question. We have to consider many things before we can proceed to a solution. Most haunting require just that ,a "Solution" not an excorcism or a banishing. As a rule if a ghost is trying to communicate, whether it be in a negative or positive way, it wants to get a message across or is unhappy about some unresolved issue. I have found that most of the time communication with the spirit and learning as much as you can about whatever that issue may be ,can be very helpful in resolving the haunt. You can mediate with the living and you can mediate with the living in the next world as well, a lot of the time. Now when it comes to getting rid of the ghost, that is another matter'
You see stories on TV from true haunt cases ,where the clergy fails to get rid of the ghost with a house blessing or a banishing prayer. This happens more than you know. Why? Because first of all there is a fine line between what is truly evil and what is just an upset spirit. Most banishing rituals center on ridding evil spirits. An angry or troubled ghost may not be in that category, so they fly right under the wire of that banishing. Second of course is the possibility that we, are living incarnates on this plane have no control over spirits on the next, as we do not in reality, really know that they are lost, or trapped or need to go to any other place but where they are. This is an assumption we make born of our religious beliefs. Now we come to the third possibility, which is the truly evil ghost or spirit that we do indeed need to try and banish for our own safety. There are many ways to attempt this and the bare truth is..."Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't"
When they don't you may be faced with no other choice but to move from the premises. Even then if the spirit is attached to you or someone else in the home and not the home itself, the problem can go with you. I know this is not encouraging but I believe in being truthful with people. A spirit attachment is very hard to get rid of, but it can be done eventually, with persistence and an open mind to new solutions to try. Some people, especially children and very lonely people actually form a sort of bond with a spirit and become "ghost anchors" unknowingly tethering the spirit to them. The scenarios are endless and this field is in it's infancy.
We have been successful with stopping bad activity and getting many spirits to move on, but there are others that we could not budge. I would say for every ten you can get rid of there is one that sticks like glue, or just moves on to haunting the guy next door to the previous haunt location. Some haunt several homes on the same street. Some follow us home and then we have to deal with them. We have experienced all of these situations over the years.
What are the real signs of a possible haunting?
Signs of a possible haunt are;
1. Voices in the home that have no explanation. Especially those that call out your name or the name of another in the household.
2. Electric and electronic disturbances. Lights turning off and on by themselves etc.
3. Objects moving on their own accord. Doors opening and closing, and things moving from one place to another.
4. Knocking or banging on doors, wondows,walls, floors etc. that cannot be attributed to loose floorboards, plumbing pipes, loose fascia, tree branches etc. Scratching sounds usually turn out to be rats 99 percent of the time.
5. A feeling of being chilled to the bone ,out of nowhere when the house is warm, and you walk down a hallway or into a room. If it takes twenty minutes or more to recover from the teeth chattering, shivering cold that has suddenly come upon you, you could have a ghost that you accidentally walked into or through.
6. If your dog barks at something invisible or the cat stares at something and then bolts away. your pets could be seeing something in your home that you can't.
7. If you see apparitions in the home, there is a good chance that you have a ghost present. Whether or not it becomes a problem depends on the nature of the ghost and if it is active or residual. It also depends on your actions and reactions to the ghost activity, believe it or not. See "How does a ghost become a demon?" article on this home page.
8. If something touches you or physically attacks you, then you obviously have a problem and need to get someone in to check it out.
IF YOU LIVE OUT OF FLORIDA IN ANOTHER STATE AND NEED GOOD HELP WITH A HAUNTING, WRITE TO US AND WE WILL GET YOU THAT HELP FROM ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES IN YOUR AREA. IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP OR ASSIGN ANOTHER GROUP CLOSER TO YOU, TO HELP WITH YOUR CASE. WE DO NOT GHOST HUNT AND ONLY TRAVEL FAR DISTANCES FOR THE TRULY HOSTILE HAUNTS. WE DO HOWEVER HAVE OTHER TEAMS AFFILIATED WITH PPP THAT CAN GET TO YOU VERY QUICKLY. WE TAKE ALL KINDS OF LOCAL CASES AND THOSE WITHIN A 20 MILE RADIUS, ALL THE TIME. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS WHERE WE ARE UNABLE TO GET THERE FOR ANY REASON WE HAVE A BACK UP GROUP THAT CAN STEP IN, TO GET TO YOU ASAP. WE USUALLY RETURN ALL CALLS WITHIN 48 HOURS, SO IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM US, OUR CABLE PHONE MAY BE ACTING UP AGAIN. IN CASES OF SEVERE HOSTILE HAUNTS, OUR EMERGENCY NUMBER IS 727=946-0454. BUT PEASE CALL THE 727-938-1305 NUMBER FIRST. WE CHECK EMAIL AND MYSPACE EMAIL EVERY DAY. PLEASE LEAVE A CONTACT NUMBER WHERE WE CAN CALL YOU BACK, AND A BRIEF DESCRPTION OF WHAT IS HAPPENING AT YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS LOCATION. iF YOU LIVE IN THE UK, WE HAVE TWO VERY GOOD GROUPS THERE TO REFER YOU TO. OUR FIRST REFERENCE WOULD BE MERITA KING, WHOM YOU CAN CONTACT THROUGH MYSPACE BY CHECKING OUR FRIENDS LIST. SHE IS A VERY GOOD INVESTIGATOR, AND SO IS SECOND ENTITY INVESTIGATORS IN THE UK. WE WILL HAVE MORE ON OUR REFERRAL LIST SOON AS SOON AS WE GET IT UP.
n the above scenario, "Get the Hell out of the house!" Get someone with experience to come in and try to alleviate the situation. In certain cases they may require your presence later on for whatever measures they decide to try and take to solve the problem, but until then stay safe! Where children are involved in this type of scenario, this advice goes triple for them. Get them to a safer place until you can resolve the situation. Spirits prey on children and it leaves the children with lasting traumas. Believe me as I was one of those children once.
You would not keep your kids around a vicious or unpredictable dog would you? Or in a place with a child molester, or around a person who is mentally ill and unpredictable as to their actions, so why keep them in a place with a hostile spirit? What you can't see can hurt them in many ways.
Absolutely, undoubtedly, YES! But of course, no one believes that until it happens, and then I get calls and emails asking for help with the problem, that folks bring on themselves. Bottom line is: "What you court, you bring to your door." If they are not bothering you,let the dead rest in peace. Don't seek them out for entertainment or for commercial endeavors, the price you may pay, may be more than you ever dreamed of. If you harass the spirit world they will return the intrusion.
NO! Orbs are everywhere and there is not even any real evidence that they are the manifestation of spirits in the first place. Forget about the orbs and don't worry about it.
The reasons for hauntings are as varied as human nature itself. Spirits haunt because they have a problem, want to get a message across, want to exact revenge for something done to them, want to prey upon the living for an energy fix, want closure over their death because they were murdered, are remorseful over commiting suicide, they miss their loved ones,they still seek to react with this owrld as they resent being dead, a living person is taking the wrong path and the spirit wants to intervene for benevolent reasons, to deliver a warning of an impending event, and of course, in the case of hostile spirits some just enjoy harassing people.
Absolutely, positvely...YES! Cemeteries are the best place to pick up spirit attachments and predatory entities, looking for a host or a vitim to prey on. See my article on "cemetery spirits" to learn more about this.
Of course they can, and many do but usually not to be mean or scare you. They usually have unfinished business or are unhappy about something that is going on in the home or with a family member. One of themost common family ghosts is the Grandmother or Matriarch of the family. I have seen more hauntings by Grandma, than any other family member. The maternal bond is strong and Grandmothers seems to watch ovetr their flock with a special vigilence. My advice to anyone who does not want to be haunted or reprimanded from the other side is.."Never piss off Grandma!"
A hostile haunting is a haunt where people are being hurt physically, emotionally, and your life is bing affected to the point where you can n ot deal with it anymore. Look for more information on this in the article section under the heading of hostile haunts, in the drop down menu.
I get this every day as someone searches this question. To answer it once and for all: ORBS mean nothing! They are everywhere, and have a million explanations and there is no evidence whatsoever to prove that they are associated in any way with spirits or being haunted. Even the real orbs are just plasme energy and have no ability to harm anyone. Everyone needs to get past the rob fascination. The orbs are old news in the paranormal field among those in the know. So, let's stop obsessing over orbs once and for all.
Click to go to this page for the answer.
This is what I believe causes this, as this phenomenon os so commonly reported with hauntings.Spirits take the energy along with the heat out of the air when they manifest. There is always a certain degree of humidity in the air. The moisture in the air becomes condensed from the cold presence of the spirit and sometimes falls down as water drops.
Pasco county is a very haunted area. Most of the hauntings take place in private residences, that the spirits have found their way to, following these "ghost hunting" endeavors. Harassing the dead is a bad idea, and from what I have seen in Pasco county, I advise against it. Pasco county has more than it's share of serial haunters. These are spirits that are angry, hostile and predatory, who are just salivating for the would be ghost hunter types to come along.
See answer for "where to ghost hunt in Pasco county, and then apply the same advice.
Yes it is haunted by: ghosts, but also by crack dealers, rapists, stupid teengers, vandals, homeless people, and nowadays the" police", who are on the lookout for trespassers in all of the above categories.
Hell yes! This cemetery is just about the best place to pick up a very angry, hostile spirit attachment. Chances are you probably won't be able to stay long enough to pick up that spirit though, as the Tarpson Springs PD are hot and heavy about patrolling that cemetery, because of all the would be ghost hunters, and the TSPD are not the most understanding and lenient police force. Good luck1
The Florida Bigfoot is not a dangerous creature unless provoked or cornered. The worst it will do, if you venture into it's territory, is throw rocks and branches at you. If this does happen it is advisable to leave the area quickly and peacefully. Do not shoot a gun at a Bigfoot, as chances are he will not go down and you will be the one who gets hurt in the end. It is not the one standing infront of you that you aim your gun at, that you should worry about. It is the others in the brush all around you that you do not see that you need to consider. Shooting anything as human as this creature is "murder." Leave it alone and it will leave you alone.
Anywhere there is enough forest to sustain him and afford him cover, food and a fresh water source. Usually he stays clear of areas with a lot of human traffic. You could live in Florida all your life and never encounter one of these creatures as long as you stay out of the type of areas where he may live. Avoiding man is something that this creature excells at.