What kind of spirit is haunting your house? There’s more than one kind and depending on what it is will determine how to get rid of it. Maybe you’ve seen things, felt things, or heard things, and you’re wondering if your house is haunted. The first thing you should do is stop doubting if your house is haunted or not. If you’ve had the inclination, it is most likely haunted. HOWEVER, before you proceed with eradication or exorcism of the spirit, make sure there aren’t physical factors producing these seemingly-paranormal results.
Sometimes our experiences are valid but they aren’t exactly a true haunting. Sometimes it’s something more natural or, plainly put, on the physical plane rather than the spiritual, that’s causing your problems at home or business. Some things to check out before going to a paranormal investigations team or medium:
If you’ve crossed out the physical reasons above, the next step is to determine what kind of haunting it is and then determine what to do about it.
Each section below will tell you the signs of each type of haunting, and then go into what you can do about these hauntings. A good rule of thumb is to keep notes and say yes or no to each sign: the section with the most signs will tell you what kind of haunting it is. Keep in mind each haunting is unique. You may have to adjust and adapt.
You might be thinking your house is haunted by a ghost. Ghosts are the spirits of the human deceased who have gotten trapped between this world and the next or of whom have returned to earth for a specific reason (though the former is most common). Ghosts who are trapped on the earthly plane tend to be the more sad, angry, or vengeful ghosts while ghosts who visit earth for a reason from the other side are usually bringing a message of peace or hope to someone they love.
If you can say yes to at least three of these signs and reasons, then your house is most likely haunted by a ghost. Some people have a hard time distinguishing between demons and ghosts, which I plan to clear up for you in this article (read to the next section if you’re not sure).
If you answered yes to many of the signs above in the ghost section, but you’re having problems of a more violent nature, you might be dealing with a demon. A demon is a spirit that has never incarnated as a human. There are debates as to their origin, which include: fallen angels that work for Satan, ancient gods that have been forgotten over time, guardians of the land, thought forms, and more. Regardless of their origin, when they decide to attach to a family or person, they can be downright terrifying and destroy lives in their wake.
If your type of haunting is demonic in nature, often it is more than just a “haunting” where the spirit is living in your house. Often it is what is known as a demonic attachment which can lead (in rare situations) to a possession. It is a terrifying thought, but these things have been documented and occur whether you are a religious person or not. Don’t believe me? Do the research yourself.
There’s a third kind of spirit that could be haunting your house or property that most people are unaware exists. This is an Elemental. Elementals are the spirits of the land and could also be guardians of sacred natural sights: waterfalls, rivers, forests, lakes, mountains, caves, old trees and groves. They are also what are called fairies, the wee folk, the sidhe, dwarves, trolls, etc. They aren’t just mythological creatures, they are spirits of the land. When these beings haunt a house, it’s because they feel their territory is being infringed upon in some way. And, unfortunately, these beings will be harder to “get rid of”. They are extraordinarily strong and willful beings and often act much different than a ghost or demon will.
The reason an Elemental could be haunting your house or property is because they feel their territory has been invaded. Because of this, and unfortunately, it’s going to be more difficult for you to deal with this kind of haunting. Until the spirit feels safe or until its territory is left alone, you might deal with its anger for some time.
It’s midnight. Someone calls your name from down the hall. You peak from your bedroom …September 23, 2023