So perhaps you have moved into your brand new home only to find that there are cold spots in the cellar or there are footsteps walking around upstairs without anyone being there. You feel like you are being watched, and things have been moving around like a scene out of the poltergeist movie, but without some real tell tale signs, how do you know if your house has an unwelcome guest or is it just your overactive imagination playing tricks on you again. Well here are six things you can do to determine if your house is haunted.
1 Discount the Normal
Debunking has to be the first thing that you do when you suspect that something is up. Now I am not saying that you have to go all Richard Dawkins checking everything in tthe house, then realising your hallucinating, get yourself down to the nearest psychiatrist and find yourself on medication for the rest of your life. Neither am I suggesting that your experiences are the cause of a demon hell spawn that is going to eat you from the inside out, so recommend paint your walls with salt water and decorate to ceiling with raw onions, but there has to be a healthy balance between the two, a way for you to determine if there is actually activity, understand the patterns, and not to wonder if activity is occurring that your going mad or insane. In the event when you do have an unwelcome guest in your home, don’t jump conclusions there. Most spirits are simply trying to send a message, so though something may appear scary, the intention behind it probably isn’t…. Yes there are cases where the unthinkable does happen but lets get to that later shall we…
First of all find out if there are any probably causes for what you are experiencing, if you are hearing strange noises, ask yourself, if something different has changed in your house that has caused the noise or disturbance. Often people can create things from their own fear, so looking for probably causes can be empowering. Depending on the activity your having The rule of thumb here is the more evidence that something is going on, the more chance something probably is.
2) Document everything.
Now when I talk about documenting everything, I am not suggesting that you get your friends round one evening with a Ouija board and a ghost box, try and talk to the spirit, light a few candles in the dark and ask out “is there anybody there?” That is a sure fire way to get activity in the home. But nearly all of us have these wonderful things called smart phones, so find out when the activity is taking place, take pictures, use sound recording apps, keep them running over night for example and look through them the next day. If you find something great, if not don’t worry, the art of documenting the activity is what we are trying to get at here, the point is to empower you.
3) Talk to people.
So the good thing is we are not living in the 1980s anymore, with more and more people becoming open to the paranormal, people are more willing to talk and there are groups out there that really do want to help. Some will charge a small fee, some will not, depending on the group your speaking to. This has really no baring on their ability to help, we work on an exchange basis, of doing our investigations for free but ask that we be allowed to document any activity in order to help others.
Other investigators I know do charge for fuel, and maybe enough to cover a bag of chips on the way home, as being out late becomes part of the job.
One thing I will avoid is people who charge extortionate amounts of money for a blessing on a house, there are groups out there that will try their luck on asking for hundreds of pounds for their very minimal efforts, avoid these like the plague unless they can REALLY DEMONSTRATE THEIR WORK.
Once again remain level headed but forewarned is forearmed, remember that the internet is a minefield of information, where one can be drawn into an infinite pit of despair by going down the rabbit hole in the wrong direction, but there are good things too. Find people that are putting things out on social media that are helpful. Again referencing point 3, talk to others and ask them if there is anything you can look up until they come out.
One good rule of thumb is to look at ways of protecting yourself spiritually there is a good example of a protection meditation here.
5) Raise the vibration of the house.
People are haunted more than place, and more times than not if there is a spook at your home then it is trying to communicate with you, if it is anything negative then one thing that you can do is heighten the vibration of the house. Music is really good for this, having music on in the background when you are feeling down or depressed can help to heighten the mood, anything that smells good, also works well, things such as essential oils, sage etc work amazingly. Having crystals around the house is also a fantastic way to bring the house back to normal levels.
6) MOST IMPORTANTLY DON’T PANIC YOUR NOT ALONE.
Even if you wake up one morning to find you have scratches on your arm, it still does not mean that the legions of hell are descending in on the house, or your house is the next Amityville. This can be a sign of spirit activity yes, but children also scram to get attention. Think of it from the spirits point of view, if you were trapped in a place and you could see someone that acknowledges you when you try to get their attention what are you going to do? Your going to shout louder are you not?
Even if the case is true that something inherently evil is descending on your house, then remember that anything negative in the spirit world only has the power in which you give it. So don’t feed it. You have the strength, if something is causing issues then this fact can really make all the difference.
If you are experiencing issues with your home or business please get in touch and we will be happy to provide any assistance we can.