Demons? No not really, human ghosts can cause much of the activity credited to supposed demons. Please don't buy into the demon fear being hyped on the net and even in the paranormal field by scared, superstitious people or those whose views are governed by religious dogmas. I have been in this field working Hostile haunts for 35 years and have yet to run across what some people claim to be a demon. This is a subject that is greatly embellished and tends to only affect those who believe in demons and/or go out seeking them. Spirits do not possess people either like in the movies. Mental illness, or emotional disorders are almost always responsible for behaviors often attributed to supposed demon possession. Human spirits and other elemental spirits can produce........... All............. of the phenomenon that is associated with demons such as: bad smells, objects moving, physical attacks, manifested water, black shadows and masses, tapping, knocking, touching, hitting, growling, voices, you name it.
BELOW IS AN ARTICLE FOR CONSIDERATION: EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS, AS IT TELLS HOW A HAUNTING CAN GET WORSE THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS. "OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW THAT A GHOST CAN NOT BECOME A DEMON, "BUT IT CAN BE FED WELL ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO CREATE EXTREME ACTIVITY, THAT MIGHT BE CONSTRUED AS BEHAVIOR OF A DEMON. PPP DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE "DEMON" CRAZE CURRENTLY BEING ENTERTAINED AND EVEN PROMOTED BY SOME IN THE PARANORMAL FIELD OR ON THE TELEVISION SHOWS. SO.........
How does a ghost become a demon?
You know there is so much hype right now about demons but in reality they are a rare find indeed. Angry, trouble making ghosts on the other hand are quite plentiful. Then there is another class of haunting that is not just a ghost and certainly not a demon. It is a haunting caused by paranormal hysteria. How does a ghost become a demon? At least "in the eyes of the people being haunted?" How does this fear based disaster progress? This is how...
One person experiences some low scale paranormal activity in the house, and is very afraid of such things. They mention it to their kids. Kids are very impressionable and very fearful normally of such things. So now everyone is thinking about "the ghost". Every shadow and sound becomes suspect, and pretty soon every one of the kids is experiencing activity, whether real or imagined and the adrenalin starts to pump as the fear kicks in with every sound and shadow.
If there is a spirit present, now everyone is feeding the ghost, high octane fuel to produce more activity. As the one person who originally experienced the activity lies in bed, they are thinking about it and waiting for another event.They are now setting up a link on the airway to the ghost. The ghost, if it is a predatory opportunist, or even a just a prankster, picks up on that link and that energy and comes out to play.When this happens the fear kicks in again and the high octane gas is fed to the ghost again. Now the ghost has even more energy to burn to create even more impressive activity.
Pretty soon everyone is scared and sleeping in the same room for safety and comfort. The ghost has brought the family together, how nice. Everyone is thinking about the ghost and waiting nervously for the next sign of activity, now everyone is reinforcing the link to the ghost on the airway.The ghost has even more of a conduit to draw it to the people. So it shows up and does something else, that instills fear ,now it has three people or whatever to scare and get energy from, and gets even more fuel, which is exactly what it thrives on. Now it has a good thing going.
Then the family starts talking about the ghost to people and maybe friends come by to experience the ghost, now the ghost is a celebrity, with more people tuning in and feeding it. Friends come to spend the night to see the ghost, and they feed the ghost their fear. Pretty soon, this ghost is a powerhouse, so it can produce even more impressive activity.
This becomes an endless cycle which strengthens the power of the ghost. Now the one person who first experienced the ghost and some of the other family members are so traumatized, that all they can think or worry about, is the next dreaded night in the house, with the dreaded ghost who, is now doing more and more serious activity, maybe now the ghost is touching them or moving objects etc.
Just like some living people form a relationship with their physical abusers, maybe someone in the house has now personified and attempted to communicate with the ghost. Now the ghost has it made, as the person is setting up a real line of communication with it, and feeding it even more thought form energy than ever before. Other spirits tune in to the power source and the energy and they show up to feed and add to the melee. Now there are more than one ghost who can pool their energies to create even more impressive displays to scare the pants off everyone.Now you have an infestation. Great!
By now the ghost who started out as a shadow or a bump in the night, is with a life of it's own that is maintained and fed by the very people who created it. This does happen.
Another alternative is a transient spirit who is looking for a fix, stops by and sees the opportunity and now they actually do have a problem. There are so many ways that a ghost can be raised up to become a formidable entity, akin to a demon by people themselves. I am writing this article, because I have seen these cases and worked these kinds of cases, and there is no resolving them, as the family themselves have to starve out and destroy the thing they have either created, attracted, or fed to the point where it is colossal.
Some food for thought, is what this article is, and here is some good advice for anyone who suspects a spirit haunting their home. DO NOT follow this pattern. Do not tell your kids about the ghost you saw or heard, and put them on the airway too. Do not feed the ghost your fear, and give it rise to celebrity by making it the topic of conversation every day with everyone. Realize that you have to fight spiritual energy with spiritual energy and no matter what your faith, if you take the path of actions described above, you are adding to the problem, maybe even creating it. Malevolent hauntings rely on paranormal hysteria, so don't buy into the hysteria.
There are those in the paranormal field who are followers of the Roman catholic faith who are extremists and consider everything and anything that haunts and causes impressive activity to be a demon. This is because their faith teaches this concept. Demons are a popular theme with this faith and also a very real fear. If demons were so common, the world would be over run with them and be in a very bad way. I do not advise anyone to jump to the worst possible conclusion with a haunting, in assuming it is a demon. Thinking about demons and dwelling on thoughts of them is not a good idea. In fact anything you dwell on you can attract, so why would anyone want to do that. Remember, that no one faith has all the answers and no one in this field or any other, knows for sure what the rules are in the next world, or this one for that matter. Get some rational help if you are haunted. Don't join in the hysteria, keep calm and stay rational.
If you have a ghost that is causing problems get real help from a reputable person. Do not attempt communication yourself, with tape recorders seances, ouija boards, etc. Do not romanticize the ghost by giving it a name and talking to it, and trying to "help" the ghost, it may not need your help just your fuel. Do not spread your fear to your kids, and to others. Don't live for two years with activity mounting and then call someone for help after you have created a monster, that you are actually fostering. You would be surprised how many people call me and then say, "Oh we don't want to get rid of the ghost, just make him stop hurting us, or scaring us." The ghost has become part of their reality to the point where it serves to feed some excitement into their lives, yet they are now having their lives turned upside down by it.