16 Signs a Ghost or Spirit is Paying You a Visit
Here are 16 common signs that you may have a visitor from the other side:
Unexplained noises: Hearing sounds such as footsteps, knocking, banging, scratching or the sound of something being dropped. Usually these sounds can start of subtle and get louder.
Clarification: sound of furniture being dragged around. Knocking, tabs, or bangs behind your headboard. Obvious noises a animal or house settling could not make. In addiiton noises others who come over to visit you hear. Or guests hear when spending the night. Lastly the noises are almost in a pattern form. Ghosts are very repitious. Things happen in synchronization: could be hours, days, weeks or months. Bring out the note pad and start documenting.
Opening Doors/Cupboards: Any doors, cupboards or draws that seem to open on their own without rational explanation.
Clarification: Waking up and finding cupboards open. Outside of an earth quake or walking in your sleep: you or someone else. Cabinet doors don’t open by themselves. If you wake and discover all cabinet doors open and etc. Be mindful.
Lights Switching On/Off: Having lights switching on and off which are not caused by a rational explanation, or new lightbulbs that seem to blow too quickly.
Clarification: The hardest to determine and one of the most controversial in proving a house is indeed haunted is a having an issue with the house lights or electrical units. A lot of variables come into play. Could it be house wiring, power surge, the neighborhood grid, close proximity to a power station, age of the house and etc. This one requires deep investigation before ruling in paranormal activity. Proceed with caution. Stay objective but dont disavow your instinct and common sense. Your gut knows what it knows regardless of circumstance. And once again keep a journal. Like the noises going in the house. There could and most often times will be a pattern.
Electronics Switching On/Off: Having items such as TV’s or radios switching on and off, changing channels, moving to static or increasing in volume without any rational explanation. Also hearing a favorite song from a loved one who has crossed over.
Clarification: This one is more observable. Outside of what most people think, electronics are not prone to come on or go off on their own. Only during power loss, or battery loss. Electronics unplugged yet turning on by themselves almost certaintly mean you have ghost activity. Examples of this event are: Arriving home and before entering the home you hear music, or TV playing only to walk in a find everything off. Same thing as to walking into a room after hearing music, or voices only to find out nothing in the room is on. Microwave acting weird. Cell phone battery life ending sooner than usual. TV channels turning by themselves are but just a few examples.
Disappearing Items: An everyday object is suddenly missing from it’s usual spot, only to see it reappear back a few days later.
Clarification: Ah the teleport or Aport phenomonia. Keys, jewerly, and silverware are often the most repeated items going missing. Ironically they there are the most used while at the same time are the smallest items in the house. Paranormal events don’t happen in a vaccuum and most certainly always elevate or escalate to other events. Odds are if you are experiencing the above issues, the issue of dissappearing objects will soon follow or vise versa.
Item of a Loved One: Randomly finding an object from a loved one who has crossed over.
Clarification: same as above. This time objects long since gone are re-appearing. Or objects you dont own. Could be from a previous tenant. The incredible thing about this paranormal activity is not only the item re-appearing but more so where you find it. Finding socks in a microwave or tennis shoe in a dish washer that doesnt belong to you demands that use common sense and say “My House is Huanted.” Its the clear audacity of where the object appeared in addiiton to what it is specifically. Example: finding a kids toys, or doll when you don’t have kids.
Shadows: Seeing unexplained shadows in the corner of your eyes.
Clarification: Its best to hold revealing this phenomonia to others until you have other legs to stand on. While subjective at best its hard to prove what you see out of the corner of your eye to other individuals and they believe you. But the phenomonia does have merit and does hold true. My own personnel belief on what causes this is profound and warrants its own post. Its real but hard to prove. Its usually occurs at the early stage of a haunting. Once it happens it usually never stops. Or better yet will last the life-cycle of what ever is haunting you.
Feeling of being watched: This may be an overall feeling, or specific to only one area of the house. Typically this feeling can be eerie however, it doesn’t necessarily mean the presence itself is eerie.
Clarification: The song “Somebodys Watching Me” by Rockwell, background vocals by Michael Jackson comes to mind. Its not a feeling of being paranoid however you honestly feel something is watching (usually while sleeping or when your back is turned) This is probably not going to make you feel better but..its 100% true. If you do have a ghost, entity, spirit, poltergeist, or demon watching you. There watching you 24X7. None of who I just mentioned take time off to rest or go to sleep. Its the constant observation of being watched that awakens your 6th sense. Animals have this instinct. Humans have it to. Its the predatory awareness instinct that was encoded in us thousands upon thousands of years ago. A solo event like this has little merit. In conjunction with the above info and below info BEWARE. Something is indeed watching you.
Hot and Cold Spots: Experiencing huge fluctuations in temperature in particular areas in your home.
Clarification: A unique yet common experience. Many theories behind this. Far too many to lists here. Its well documented though. Hollywood has ruined this phenomonia almost to the people that when people who experience report it they are almost never believed.
Feeling of being touched: Feeling a hand or something brush past, or a poke, push or nudge. Sometimes if the energy is negative there can also be unexplained scratches.
Clarfication: Once again pay attention to your common sense. You know yourself more than anyone else. Trust yourself and observe. No human purposely scratches themselves at random and if they do its usually something they are already aware of esp while sleeping. Is little Susie or Johnnie comes to you to show scratches on their back or arm dont panic, take into account anything and everything and trust your gut. The feeling of being brushed, bumbed and hair being pulled are well know paranormal activities. Like I said THEY never sleep and if they have a interests in you there pretty much right next to you, 24X7. Closer to you than your own shadow and on occasion they will touch, comb, or brush your hair. Woman speak of this more then men for obvious reasons. If guest are over and someone mentions to you they feel something or felt something touch them – make a mental note.
Unexplained smells: Fragrances that are not associated to anything in your home or a foul smelling odor- this is usually from a negative presence.
Clarification: Foul odor. Pleasant odors. Almost departs as soon as its detected. What makes it worse is most cases only one person smells it. My theory is the person smelling these come and go odors the most is the one being queued for attachment or haunting. Make a log and keep a journal. Always rule of the obvious of course (dead animal, passing garbage truck, backed up sewer , etc) but keep in mind most of these explanations warrant other people smelling what you smell, and the smell is constant. The unexplaine smells is usually confined to one person. One section of the house and the angle of which you are standing. There is unknown science to this phenomonia. I own theory is profound and compelling.
Cries/Whispers/Voices: Hearing soft chatter, cries, whispers or even music from an unknown source. Usually coming from one particular area of the house.
Clarification: Expereicning all of the above while sleeping or wide awake. Sort of like the electrical issue. Hearing music or your partner calling your name from another room or area of the house only to discover no one is in that room or in that part of the house. Entitys are experts at throwing there voice and mimicing the voices of yourself and those people in your life. Esp those who live with you. Demons especially.
Levitating Objects: Very rare, but includes objects sliding off shelves, things flying off the walls or furniture moving. This is often indicative of a ghost or a negative energy.
Clarification: The article is true when it says “very rare.” albeit rare in occurencing when it does happen it means things have entered a new stage or a certain type of entity is present. A STRONG ENTITY IS PRESENT. Objects flying and etc almost point to a malovolent being present. ALMOST. One should investigate this with extreme caution. Think of the power Yoda used to get Lukes X-Wing fighter out of the swamp. An entity possessing the power to move objects at will can IMO lift anything and everything. AND WILL if you provoke it.
Apparitions: Seeing a human formed apparition or entity, this can either be misty, transparent or solid. You may also see brightly colored orbs- blue orbs are often Spirits and white orbs are often Angels.
Clarification: The movie “Encounters with the Third Kind” almost comes to mind here. Entitys esp intelligent haunting ones that reveal themselves to people or persons I should say almost do it on purpose. Orbs are debatable. But some people believe they hold merit. TBD if there true or not. In an event trust your instinct and believe yourself when you see something even with others do not. Most people who dont believe in Ghosts or etc will tell you its because THEY themselves havent seen one. Well guess what? You have and there’s no getting around that aspect. If you did see one. Or are seeing one, you are now forever one of the select few who have been blessed or cursed to see one. Blessed or cursed depending on what it is you actually saw 🙂
Objects at your feet: Seeing coins, stones or feathers at your feet are often sent by a loved one or Spirit.
Clarfication: I know this one all to well. shiny objects at your feet. Almost in a cookie crumb trail like fashion. similar to aport and teleporting the objects appearing at your feet are in places of your home that just shouldn’t be happening.
Animal Sensitivity: Your animal reacts to a particular area of your home or seems to react to something you cannot see.
It is important to understand that typically, not all ‘bumps in the night’ are caused by an actual spirit or ghost. In fact, most of the time these types of noises can be attributed to residuals.
Clarification: Don’t trust your own instinct. Trust that of your dog or cat. If you dont have one. Allow your friends to bring there’s over during dinner parties or baby sit their dog or cat if need be at your house. Animals have a keen since of smell and see in spectrums we still dont understand. Why is a jungle quiet when danger lurks? Why do animals head to higher ground days, hours before an earthquake? Its because of their senses. Humans have them to but many of ours are turned off as we get older due to creature comforts.
Residuals are basically an imprint of energy that seems to be caught on a continuous loop and is playing out over and over again. You can read more about residual hauntings here.
Residual energy is usually easily cleared with sage and other smudging rituals, incense and crystals.
As for Ghosts and Spirits, intuitively we can often tell which one is paying us a visit by the way the experience makes us feel.
Usually ghosts are attached to a particular object or home, whereas Spirits will come and go when they have messages they need to deliver.
If you are experiencing paranormal activity in your home, take a moment to observe what type of energy you feel you are dealing with.
If it is a Spirit or a loved one, stay open to their messages and if it’s a ghost, set a firm boundary to ensure you can live in your home comfortably.
The overall article is a good article. The Clarification insertions are mine. And while not gospel should help shed light or provide some insight or assistance should one encounter or believe they are encountering Paranormal Activity. The key here is trust your instincts. Trust your gut. Know thyself and thy surroundings. Don’t panic. Don’t give in to immediate fear and keep a journal of all things happening AND REMEMBER. if you should decide to look into the Abyss just remember in doing so you have given the ABYSS THE permission to look into you.