by Mark Hunnemann
Author of
Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes
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What are shadow figures? Most folks would answer that by saying that they are trapped human spirits. However, I have come to a different conclusion. It is true that, in addition to logic and science, I approach this issue from a biblical worldview But as I argue in “Seeing Ghosts through God’s Eyes” we all have a worldview and it informs and shapes our conclusions we come just as “intrusively”. We all wear worldview spectacles that affect the way we see data, I simply make mine explicit.

When I saw my first shadow figure–black humanoid shaped–12 years ago, I knew instinctively what it was: a demon. Let me give the reasons why I believe ALL shadow figures are demonic in nature.

First, our understanding of the nature of God is central to our worldviews–most of which are held unconsciously. The infinite/personal God of the Bible is holy. The refulgence of His glory is blinding. Jesus said He is the Light of the world as opposed to Satan who is the Prince of darkness, This is not a black and white issue, it is light versus darkness issue. I could pile up references that speak of good in terms of light and evil in terms of darkness. Darkness signifies distance from God and affinity with evil. Now shadow figures are invariably dark. From head to toe, there is no light emanating–just walking darkness. Walking evil.

Second, logic and science imply that a self–existent and eternal God, as well as infinite and personal, had to create paranormal phenomena. An impersonal physical realm can not give rise to a supernatural end personal entity–that would be like water rising above its source. Having said that, do we really believe that God would create our essence (souls) to appear in such a fashion that they frighten loved ones when they see them? Some argue that in this case, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. As an author, I know people do judge books by their cover and our first impressions of shadow figures are almost always fearful.

Third, if there is one word that summarizes the universal behavior of shadow figures is “furtive”–they slyly dart from shadow to shadow, trying to avoid detection. Furtive behavior is normally associated with spiritual and moral decay. Consider the first furtive act in the history of mankind. After committing cosmic treason against a holy God, we are told that they slunk around in the garden embarrassed of their nakedness–which was indicative of a spiritual and moral nakedness or unwellness. Hence, not only the appearance but the behavior of shadow figures belies their demonic nature. As pure evil, they slink around, always aware of the GAZE of the holy God, against whom they have rebelled.

Fourth, while on earth an essential trait of our souls is invisibility.No surgeon has ever seen a soul, but they exist. How is it then that after we die some souls gain the trait of potential visibility? Do you really believe that the shadow figure you saw the other night is the soul or essence of a human being? If so, who gave them this new ability to manifest as frightening looking shadows?.

Lastly, one of the widely held paranormal maxims is: as in life, so in death. If a man was a jerk while alive, then he will be a jerk as a ghost. If ghosts exist then that makes sense. I would press it further: upon death, there must be 100 percent continuity of moral character and personality. So shadow figures, or ghosts in general, must represent a true cross-section of American citizens. Aunt Sally was an extrovert, never met a stranger, and she was very vocal about her love for Jesus. Where are the Aunt Sallys in the shadow figure population? Or the whole alleged ghost population for that matter? I’ve heard an EVP say “Jesus” on “Ghost Adventures”, but where is the EVP expressing warm worship of Him? The as in life, so in death only holds true in a few instances. Meanwhile, the shadow figures move furtively in monochrome darkness. Ochams razor would indicate that the simplest explanation of the identity of shadow figures is that they are demons.



by David G. Scott / Religious Demonologist
Article courtesy of NA Demonic Paranormal

The subject of provoking is one that I am very passionate about. That is because of the fact of where it originated from and because too many paranormal groups use it today. Provoking originated from religious provocation.

Religious provocation is used by the clergy and Religious Demonologists to make demons show themselves in order to gather the proof needed to get the church involved, etc. It is also used by paranormal groups when they wish to make a spirit or entity show itself. There is one major difference though. If the clergy or R.D. is the target of an attempted attack they know how to successfully defend themselves and fight back.

A paranormal group or investigator usually does not. A paranormal group will use provoking when it appears that whatever is in the home isn’t going to show itself on its own. The word provoking is used because the paranormal team will try to get the spirit/entity to show itself by making fun of it, demand that it show itself, challenge it, and even use foul language.

For a paranormal team to provoke whatever is in the home is not only foolish but it is also extremely dangerous. This is for the simple fact that they may not be sure what they’re dealing with. Many investigators have learned this the hard way because when they attempted it they were not only attacked physically but also emotionally and mentally. This is because that most people, whether they are seasoned investigators or not can be traumatized by this. How do you think it would make you feel if you were attacked by something that you couldn’t see let alone defend yourself against. It can really do some serious damage. It is for those reasons that no one should ever provoke or challenge something that may be in a home.

If any case that I go on ever has a chance of being demonic in nature then I always tell the client what religious provocation is, how it’s used, when it’s used, what could happen, etc. I then also tell the client that if they don’t want me using it then I absolutely will not. If a R.D. or paranormal group is planning on using provocation then they should have enough respect for the client to tell them what it is and what could happen. If things get out of hand the team can leave, the homeowner can not. Never, ever use provoking without the permission of the homeowner.

Please, do not ever use provoking unless you think it is absolutely necessary and you have the homeowner’s permission. If you meet these two requirements then please be careful and ready for anything because anything could happen.



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