Kindred Spirits In Your Home....
Let's face it, ghosts and spirits don't take up much room, but if you really want them gone, smudge your new home with sage. If this ancient and sacred ceremony fails, call in the professionals. Paranormal investigators will put forth every effort to solve the homes manifestation issues since experienced and reliable ghost hunters can either debunk or prove the presence of ghosts and spirits in your humble abode. The site, Etsy sells a variety of smudge kits for your paranormal and personal cleansing needs.
Skeptics will tell you that there is just no such thing as ghostly phenomena, but in reality the likelihood that ghosts do exist has been proven time and time again, making even the skeptics question what really is going on in their home. Even shows like HGTV cannot ignore the obvious.... that being new home owners questioning strange events taking place within their new space, and the only reasonable answer is that the joint is haunted.
Of course the majority of people resort to the notion that ghosts living in the home are nothing more then friendly entities that stare back at you in the mirror, bang around the attic, causing harmless chaos and getting into things that they shouldn't, quite often causing objects to be temporarily misplaced.
One couple who openly admit to being skeptical when it comes to ghosts aren't so sure how they feel about paranormal activity after they dealt with it first hand in their new digs in Germantown, Ohio. Their Story: Matt and Jennifer Chambers learned that ghosts can in fact communicate with the living, and they clearly can take on a voice similar to those around them that are living. Not long after the couple purchased their new home, they had a brush with what can only be described as someone from the other side attempting to call their cat Mukky.
As Jennifer was telling the feline to kill a ferocious spider her husband Matt clearly heard a man's voice also talking to the cat. The only problem is that there was no other man in the house. Jennifer also heard the male voice, but assumed that it was her husband mumbling under his breath. After questioning neighbors the couple learned that the voice probably belonged to the prior homeowner who had recently passed from cancer while under the care of hospice.
The possibilities when living in a ghost-riddled house are endless. According to the experts, the answer lies squarely with each individual owner and how they feel about living with spirits. The majority of people are going to fear the unknown, so getting a better understanding of who lived in your home before you and how they passed on is a great place to start.
After all you have just shelled out a lot of money on your new place. It would be a real shame to be too afraid to enjoy it because of a few pesky ghosts. The key is to try and calm down and listen to what the spirits may be trying to tell you. It could be everything from a warning about the house to the ghost attempting to tell you how the met their demise.
Malevolent ghosts, demons and dark entities are of an entirely different nature. These ill disposed entities are not to be taken lightly and often require the need to call in a Priest, especially when the events are so overwhelming that it is causing a loss of sleep to actual damages to humans or the home itself.
In most cases living with ghosts can actually be entertaining. Most active ghosts will do everything within their power to make their presence known by doing everything from showing up in unexpected places in an actual form that simulates a human to making a loud racket to get your attention.
Many ghosts are playful and will move objects or open cupboards. When ghosts become overly annoying you may have to remind them that you now live in the home and would appreciate it if they would respect your house with a bit of quiet time. Ask them want they want or need, and remind them that you are fully aware that they are there, but that there are rules of the house that they must also follow if they wish to remain living in your home. Try to keep in mind that they were once living beings that are lost and simply need guidance in finding their way home.
Strange odors sometimes present themselves when a ghost or spirit has entered the room. Popular smells associated with good ghosts include flowers, tobacco, food, and perfume. Foul smells like rotten eggs, burning matches, sulfur, rotten meat, and fire are not to be taken lightly. In fact this is a bigger problem then most people can handle without some form of outside help.
Burning sage and sprinkling your home with salt is the best way to eliminate evil spirits, but for those stubborn poltergeists and demons that refuse to leave, an exorcism is about the only thing left to do. If you become afraid of the circumstances going on then quickly make your own presence known and clearly state to the spirited intruder that they are in fact scaring you, and tell the ghost to please stop it.
Some ghosts enjoy the soothing sound of a television or stereo, and this was precisely the case determined when Toni Cusumano was enjoying a quiet evening at home alone watching her favorite program in her sprawling haunted Victorian mansion located in the Pennsylvania Poconos. All of a sudden Toni heard the television in her son's room spring to life.
Toni was snug as a bug in her most comfortable chair, and by no means wanting to get up and investigate the issue at hand, so she loudly yelled, "knock it off" to which she was quickly rewarded with sudden and complete silence from the upstairs bedroom. She claims that the problem has since been solved.
Many ghosts are mischievous in nature and only want you to acknowledge them by talking to them and often times they will openly show up and appear to you as a regular human in form. They can also appear as a full-bodied, non-vaporous see-through appearance of a disembodied person's spirit, also known as an apparition. In this instance most people react to their presence similarly to those actors seen in the movie Casper or Ghost Busters. Try to calm down and ask them to leave because they are scaring you. Most good ghosts are polite and will abide by your wishes.
Florida based ghost hunters, Scott Flagg and Jack Roth have investigated hundreds of cases of haunted homes around the world. Through their experiences they have learned that when it comes to ghosts in the home, living with a benevolent ghost is perfectly fine so long as they do not bring harm to the people living at the residence in question. Many people transition quite well in a home filled with kindred spirits and come to the conclusion that the ghosts protect and watch over their loved ones.