I was pleased to see on the Quest Television Channel here in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area that the existence of the supernatural is, at last, being not only acknowledged but validated by the science world!
Last night on the Quest Channel I watched a report on two credible scientists and their assistants. They were performing a professional, scientific ghost hunting endeavor at an old, abandoned asylum in Pennsylvania, USA. Interestingly, they concluded that there does exist, supernatural activity at the asylum! They compared the location to the Amityville House in New York, and reported that this asylum will also go down in recorded history!
So those of you who are doubters, more and more evidence of the existence of the supernatural is being gathered!
Congratulations to you, Zac Bagans of Ghost Adventures fame. You are, at long last, being validated by the scientific community!
There are 8 known ways to clear spirits and ghosts from your home. But, there is one unique situation when the clearing attempts won’t work. Get more after the jump.
In most cases, you can clear your home of spirits and ghosts using these practices:
Haunted Object Removal
White Candle Clearing
Rice + Salt
Before we get to using the techniques listed above, let’s address the one situation that can’t be solved – residual hauntings.
Residual hauntings are echos from the past.There is no ghost or spirit involved. It’s simply a scene from the past, playing over and over. In time, the energy will weaken and it will dissipate. The eight techniques will not work. You just have to live with it.
Back to the 8 techniques…
That’s right – you can talk a spirit into leaving your home. This works with intelligent hauntings. You, as a living person, can talk to the spirit to move on. Living people are the masters of this plane of existence, so they have much more power than most believe. I would ask you to be kind to the spirit. It was another human being at one point, so please be respectful when you ask it to move on and leave your residence.
Note: Negotiating doesn’t work on elementals, fairies, demons and poltergeists. It works for intelligent hauntings with human spirits.
We haven’t used holy water to remove a spirit, so we’re assembling this information from our library on ghosts and spirits (sources listed at the end of this post). After you fill a container with holy water, dip your finger tips in it and make a cross on every door in your home (front door, back door, room doors, any and every door). As you do this, say a prayer that calls on your god(s) to remove the spirit from your home. In order for this to work, you really need to put your belief into it. It has to be total belief in the god(s).
A member of the clergy can clear a spirit, but most people don’t ask for this assistance. You can use a different method, though. Bring some religious objects to your church and ask the priest or pastor to bless them. Then, place the objects in the rooms with the most ghostly activities to drive the spirit out.
However, this could also drive the spirit to neighboring rooms, attic or basement. It may be better just to have your entire home blessed.
Many people think smudging is a pagan or Wiccan ritual. It’s actually not specific to any religion. Anyone can do it.
To smudge your home, first get some smudging sticks online or gather dried sage and sweet grass and tie it so it looks like a rod. You can also buy sage incense for the same effect.
Light the smudging stick or incense and let it burn for a few seconds, then blow it out. You want the smoke – not the flame – to clear the spirit. Then, walk through your house and stop in every room. Open a window in each room to let the spirit out.
This is very important: Make sure you get the sage smoke in every corner of the room. You wave the smoke into each nook and cranny, if you need to. As you push the smoke into the corners, say something like, “This smokes clears the spirit, ghost and negative energy out of this house.” Then, command the spirit to leave through the window.
When you finish all the rooms, go back and close each window. You may have to do this once per week for a month. Spirits can be stubborn.
White Candle Clearing
I’ve used this method on a few occasions. Buy a brand new white candle. A used candle will not work. You need to use a new candle for each room. It doesn’t matter what kind. The white symbolizes purity or the divine. Light the candle in the room with the spirit. Walk around the room and command the spirit, ghost or negative entity to leave.
Repeat as needed to clear the room. You can open the window and order the spirit to leave like you do with smudging.
I’ve never known anyone to use it, but you can arrange the room to allow the movement of positive energy to clear the spirit. I’m not an expert, so here’s a link to a book on Feng Shui. The goal is to clear clutter and align your living space with good, positive energy.
Rice + Salt
You can use rice to move the spirit out of your house. First, pour white rice around the outside of your house, as close to the foundation as possible. This is to lure the spirit out of your home. Then it will start counting the rice. After a couple of days – when the spirit has moved outside, pour kosher sea salt around the house just like you poured the rice. The salt will block the spirit from entering.
If you still have ghostly activity after using these methods, you want to call a professional to help clear your home.
“Is Your House Haunted? Poltergeists, Ghosts or Bad Wiring”, Debi Chestnut, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2011.
“So You Want to Hunt Ghosts? A Down-to-Earth Guide,” Deonna Kelli Sayed, LLewellyn Worldwide, 2012.
“Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting,” Christopher Balzano, Cengage, 2008.
“The Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits,” Rosemary Guiley, Checkmark Books, 2007.
“Sometimes ghosts get twisted into an evil version of themselves. These are called “Spectres” and there is nothing good about them. When you run into a spectre, use protection techniques and call in the professionals.
Spectres can form in two ways:
Immediately upon a twisted person’s death
Slowly as a ghost loses its humanity
Immediately Upon Death
Evil humans become evil spirits when they die and people, especially children, who live tortured lives tend to become spectres. Insane people can also become specters when they die.
Evil people generate and store negative energy. When they die, their spirit takes that negative energy, called spite, and it twists them into these powerful spirits. Evil people want to continue hurting people as a spectre.
Tortured people can also become specters. Their entire lives are filled with suffering, another form of spite. When they die, the negative energy releases with their soul and they combine into a spectral form. As a specter, tortured people want to fill the emptiness they had in life. This could be love, food, happiness or something else. It could be an emotional hole or a physical need hole.
Insane people have a great deal of chaos inside them. Chaos is another form of spite. It boils beneath the surface waiting to get out. When they die, the chaos gets its chance to escape and creates the specter. These are very difficult specters to clear and protect against because it’s completely without an objective. It just wants to create havoc around itself.
Ghosts Losing Their Humanity
A ghost that can’t move on could become a specter. The despair it feels can create the spite needed to form a specter. It will also see its former family die, which just adds more spite and twists the ghost. Eventually, the spite will increase and overtake the ghost’s remaining humanity. Then, it becomes a specter. In most cases, these specters take on the characteristics of a tortured-person spectre.
How to Identify a Specter Haunting
Specter hauntings usually begin within a few weeks of death. The negative energy surge helps specters manifest faster than typical ghosts and they can act quickly on their new target. Specters don’t need a reason or anchor to haunt you and your home. They just want some easy prey to scare or hurt.
Also, you can easily confuse a specter haunting with a poltergeist or demon infestation. The clues will be in the haunting details. Specters have the following powers, but pay attention to how they use their powers:
Intense cold spot generation
The temperature should drop 15 degrees or more. Unlike demons, the temperature will never increase with specters. Poltergeists do not generate cold spots.
This is very similar to poltergeists. Small fires will start around the house. However, specters start fires to kill you. Poltergeists just scare you.
Specters can manifest and they have claws, fangs, tentacles or other nasty physical features. Demons and poltergeists never manifest.
These alterations also identify the person. An evil person will have weapons like knives for fingers or sledge hammers for fists. Tortured people will create specters that reflect their suffering. This means someone who starved for food or affection may have a shark-like mouth in its stomach. For insane people, you’ll think to yourself, “What the f—?” when you see the specter. Chaos makes some crazy specter manifestations.
Specters can teleport to other parts of the house and follow you if you go to work or the store. Demons and poltergeists stay in a certain area like a basement or bedroom.
In this case, the possessed person will have behaviors like the specter’s human self. You won’t see strange dietary cravings or speaking in tongues like a demonic possession. You’ll know because the possessed will start using new phrases or wearing different clothes. Also, the possessed will start acting like the person who became a specter. In general, evil people use possession. They have an objective: To continue hurting people and nothing is better than twisting your loved ones into monsters.
With possession, the possessed person is usually prone to astral projection, out-of-body experiences, lucid dreaming and/or has had many near-death experiences. They left their body and the specter moves in.
In a possession, the specter loses its other powers. This may be due to the specter now living in a human host, who must deal with our laws of physics.
How to Identify a Spectre Haunting
How to Clear a Spectre from Your Home
Most protection techniques and clearing methods apply to specters, but you may need to use them more often.
Sometimes, the specter will simply leave. Spectres formed by tortured people will leave if their needs are satisfied. Chaos-generated specters will leave when they become bored or create too much chaos in one area (it drives itself into a tizzy and dissipates). Evil-generated specters tend to stay for long periods. After all, they have an objective, and you and your home are part of their plan.
The best protection is prevention. I’ll add some links to our earlier posts on this topic below. The most important thing to know about specters is their hauntings are random. They don’t care about you as a person or your family. They just want to create more negative energy (fear, suffering, pain, anger, chaos, etc) to feed itself.