A letter from our reader from the US, regarding his paranormal experience in his house

A letter from our reader from the US, regarding his paranormal experience in his house

First I wanted to apologize for not realizing you were from Canada. I found your name by doing a search of mediums and paranormal for the Chattanooga, TN area. As for the Cape Cod comment it was a type of house and not actually in the Cape Cod area. It’s basically a house with a very steep roof where the upstairs windows protrude out from the roof. The house I’m living in is in Cleveland, TN which was mostly undeveloped 20 years ago and is now growing rapidly and only has a population of about 40,000 people.

That being said I was able to do a little research about you on a few websites and some of the information I was going to ask you is outlined. Specifically a DIY at home cleansing and about not confronting or challenging spirits. I’m not quite yet comfortable with information on the blog as I don’t think we’ve gone deep enough into a few things and even then, yes I’d appreciate the removal or changing of names and maybe some slight vagueness of the exact location

I will definitely be looking into the history of the previous owners, I still have their names so hopefully I can find that out. For my current situation I’m usually a pretty carefree with a normal amount of stress and usually do not let too many things get to me. I feel that I used to be able to see paranormal type things, flashes, movement, feelings when I was younger and after going through all the experiences at my friends house I was able to block it more as I really didn’t want to see any of that.

My friend’s mother feels that she has a vortex in her basement where Myself and my girlfriend both felt the most uneasy at. This is also the area that has always frightened me to be around. As for my house I don’t feel any of those uneasy feelings other than when I was at my friends house but I do get uncomfortable when my girlfriend and I can smell death/decay/mold/musty type of smell.

When this happens it seems to be very localized. It has happened in the house a few times in different areas of the house. My house is built on a hill so the area under the house isn’t completely in the ground and I’ve had the crawl space/cellar type area completely encapsulated with a dehumidifier. Here’s a link to a picture if you have never heard of this, if is common in the south to have better air quality in the house

 . I have an IQ systems air purifier and IQ Air Testing unit in the middle of the down stairs that I had constantly monitored air quality along with several plants for air quality and a radon detector. All of which showed excellent air quality. Although a few of the plants have recently died I think from all the dust and lack of watering after starting remodeling. I was hoping they would make a recovery and maybe I should throw those out as I believe it’s a bad omen to have death in your house even if it’s plants.

The cat who I’ve named Bob as it looks like a bobcat, showed up several years ago and looked very skinny. I fed it one day and it’s been mostly around since. Sometimes it might disappear for a week or so but always ends up back on my porch. Since I got rid of any inside animals last year when my wife and I split up I do not let any animals in the house. Continue Reading →

A to Z of the paranormal

People will visit a multitude of doctors, taken a variety of anti-anxiety medications, and even gone to sleep therapist all to try to control the anxiety. For some people who are tritely gifted spiritualists and those are rare to find, anxiety to those people contacts with spirit.

A; ANXIETY, It is well researched and proven that one of the main reason for most paranormal experiences is anxiety.

Spirit Anxiety feels a lot like sudden onset anxiety or adrenaline rush.

 Spirit anxiety is caused by the psychic gift of clairsentience and it is often initiated by the presence of a spirit who is attempting contact with you or touch you, harm you or is trying to make you feel their presence.

When a Spirit is trying to link their energy with yours, as a sensitive, you’ll be able to feel that high vibration energy coming in and wanting to connect. Of course for the science team, this is just rubbish because they don’t have the means to measure it and prove it.

Alchemy, Amulet, Astrology, and numerology·, Aurora   

Afterlife: One of the several terms used interchangeably to refer to life after death. The word “afterlife” has been used since 1615 and is generic enough to use in almost any setting and culture. Other terms include “crossing over,” “the Otherworld,” and “the other side.” Most ghost hunters avoid specific religious terms such as “heaven” when discussing ghosts, haunting, and an afterlife.

Agriglyph: An agriglyph is a large design created in a field of vegetation by pressing down parts of the growth. The term is an alternative to Crop Circles. It was introduced to reflect the higher complexity of many such anomalies.

Anomaly: Something that is out of place and unexplained. In paranormal studies, it refers to any phenomena that we cannot explain. Example: A lens flare in a photo is not an anomaly, but an orb that we cannot explain is an anomaly.

Anniversary Imprint: An imprint that usually manifests around the same time each year. See Residual Haunting.

Amulet: An object that is thought to bring good luck or have the power to protect from ghosts or spirits and ward off evil.

Apparition: The appearance of a ghost or spirit, usually taking the form of a visual image of a deceased individual in either real life or on film. However, there are apparitions based on each of the five senses. Usually visual, auditory, tactile, or olfactory apparitions appear in conjunction with each other, but occasionally only one of the senses are involved. Very rarely is the sense of taste involved. 

Examples include: * Visual: The appearance of a person who was commonly associated with the area in life. * Auditory: Sounds of walking, voices, doors opening or battle are the most common types of auditory apparitions. * Olfactory: Smells or odors, such as perfume or cigar smoke, commonly associated with the area or an individual or event. * Tactile: Feeling a slight wind in a closed-off room, or a slight tug on a person’s clothing with nobody in the immediate vicinity.

Apport: A physical object that can materialize and appear at will in the presence of a medium.

Ararat Anomaly: The Ararat Anomaly is a large object (over 100 meters in length) photographed on Mount Ararat in Turkey. Some people believe it is Noah’s Ark.

Arkeology: Arkeology is the search for the physical remains of Noah’s Ark.

Asport: A physical object that a spirit teleports to another location or makes disappear.

Astral Body: The body that a person occupies during an out-of-body experience.

Astral Plane: A world that is believed to exist in our physical world.

Astral Projection: The intentional act of having the spirit leave the body, whereas an out-of-body experience will happen involuntarily. (See out of body experience).

Astrology: The theory and practice of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.

Aura: Energy or life force surrounding all living individuals. The color of an aura can determine the mood or physical condition of an individual. Spirits can sometimes use a physical aura for energy, thereby depleting the person whose energy was taken. 

Automatic Writing: Expressing subconscious thoughts or influences by doodling. This method of obtaining information from disembodied spirits is used by mediums in which the spirit takes control over the medium causing them to translate unconscious information on paper without being aware of the contents.

Automatism: An unconscious or involuntary muscular movement caused by spirits. (See automatic writing)

Autos copy: The visual hallucination or image of one’s body looking back at themselves from a position outside the body. (See out of body experience).

B: Ball Lightning:

A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Typically associated with Thunderstorms, these spheres are thought to consist of ionized gas.

BIPOLAR, Behavioral issues

The topic of any psychological disorder and the paranormal is sort of taboo outside our community. Again we must not keep any stone unturned to find the full truth.

“It’s difficult to talk to doctors or therapists about it because you’re afraid they’re going to think, ‘yeah, you are losing your mind.’ That or they tell you that it’s a false perception due to your bipolar or borderline personality disorder, anxiety, paranoia, and other disorders.

“We’re called nut jobs for recounting these paranormal experiences, and don’t you dare mention them to your psychiatrist unless you want a stay in a psych ward complete with an ECT session or two.”

You have to know that two of the giants of psychiatry/psychology, Carl Jung, and William James, gave such experiences a lot of credence. Jung’s mother, who was depressed a good deal of the time, claimed to be visited by spirits during the night. In his memoir, Jung recounted seeing a luminous head, detached from the body, floating from her room.

Jung felt that the human psyche is “by nature religious,” and spent much of his life investigating eastern and related philosophies, which influenced his take on personal healing – individuation – as the reconciliation of opposites, the yin to the yang.

Meanwhile, William James, in his classic “The Varieties of Religious Experience,” felt that healthy-mindedness had a lot to do with “union with the divine” whereas depression was the sign of a “divided soul” that could be cured by a mystical experience. None of this sat well with Freud, who described the Catholic faith as “the enemy” and who expressed his fear of psychiatry descending into a “black tide of mud of occultism.”

Freud was understandably reacting to an age of superstition that for centuries had devalued science and had resulted in the inhumane treatment of individuals with mental illness (regarded as being justly punished by demons).

Jung and James, in the meantime, had serious misgivings about science as the new dogma, divorced from inner spiritual experience.

These days, science is bridging the gap, but it is not yet there.

 Investigations into creativity and intuition point to variations in the way the brain processes information. In either endeavor, the mind arrives at conclusions that cannot be explained as the product of rational and linear thinking.

The temporal lobes and association cortices are two areas of the brain under investigation. What needs to be noted is that science sees intuition and creativity as normal behavior writ large.

Nancy Andersen of the University of Iowa explains at a psychiatric conference because we daily find ourselves dealing with novel situations, our brains are wired to be creative to a certain extent. For instance, when we have normal conversations, we are typically constructing sentences from scratch.

Conversely, too much inefficiency in our filtering and/or too much efficiency in making connections are hallmarks of an overwhelmed brain, unable to register reality. Not surprisingly, Dr. Andersen is a leading expert in schizophrenia. Likewise, manic episodes may be a sign of too much of a good (or bad) thing.

Many people mentioned that their paranormal experiences started with shadow figures in their rooms and being physically touched and just knowing when a spirit presence was nearby. These unexplained phenomena have led psychologists and investigator like me in the search for more answers; I have been a paranormal investigator for the past 40 years.

 Banishing, Baphomet, Bibliomancy, Biosophy,  Black magic.

C: Carbon monoxide, co, co2,

One story that came up on a talk show was about a family that had bought a house and began experiencing paranormal activity not long after moving in. Doors slamming, bed-covers being pulled off, headaches, lethargy. Pretty much anything you’d expect from a haunting. To make a long story short, it turns out they were all suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning, which apparently can cause vivid hallucinations in any of the senses.

If you are having constant paranormal activity in your house, be sure to have your furnace, oven, fireplace, etc… checked and install some CO alarms just in case!

Haunted Houses and Carbon Monoxide

What does carbon monoxide have to do with a haunted house?

When people contact me about a haunted house, they often say things like:·  “Sometimes, when I’m in that part of the house, I get shaky, dizzy, and I feel weak all over’ “I get tightness in my chest, and I can’t catch my breath “I’m okay during the day, but at night — especially when it’s cold out — it’s like something floats into my room through the bedroom window, and I can’t breathe.”

·        “The baby gets fussy in that room and seems to be looking at something that I don’t see, and the dog won’t go in there, ever.” ·        “I’m fine all day, but at night, when we close up the house and go to bed, I get headaches, it feels really stuffy in the room, and sometimes I feel kind of sick. I always have to get up and open the window, just to feel the breeze. About an hour or two later, around midnight, everything’s fine again.”

Well, those “symptoms” of haunting can be caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s why carbon monoxide is now the first thing to check in a house that might be haunted. This is especially true if the ghosts started to be a problem when the house was sealed up for the winter, or — in warm climates — for the summer.

Before you do anything else you have to Check the carbon monoxide levels at the possibly-haunted site. Carbon monoxide is nicknamed “the silent killer.” Pets and children often react to it first. Carbon monoxide (CO), also called carbon monoxide, is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It is highly toxic to humans and animals in higher quantities. It can come from a variety of sources, including gas appliances, wood stoves, car exhaust, blocked flues, and even cigarette smoke.

Some people are more sensitive to carbon monoxide and may show symptoms before others do. Any of the following symptoms may indicate high levels of carbon monoxide.

Headaches, A tight sensation in the chest,·Nausea, Shortness of breath, · Vomiting, Dizziness, Fatigue.·  A feeling of weakness.· Confusion or disorientation.· Visual disturbances.· Fainting and seizures.·Flu symptoms.·

Infants may be irritable. Pets can avoid certain areas.

For example, if a nearby neighbor has a wood stove and you (or the client) sleep with your window open, elevated carbon monoxide could explain some “symptoms” of a haunting. If you regularly investigate haunted sites, be sure your home has very low levels of carbon monoxide, too. If you’ve been sensitized to the gas, even low levels might trigger your symptoms at a “haunted” site. It could happen. Rule this out, immediately.

When you’re investigating a potentially haunted house and any symptoms match the warning list, carbon monoxide levels must be checked first.

Cartomancy Chalice, Chaos magic,  Charmstone, Clairvoyance, Classical element, Cleromancy,  Collective unconscious,

Channeling: In this modern day method of spirit communication, a spirit will pass information directly to a medium or channeler who will then relay the information on to the listener(s).

Clairaudience: An auditory form of ESP paranormal information is received outside the range of normal perception through voices, whispers and auditory impressions.

Clairsentience: A general term for clairvoyance and clairaudience. Clairsentience typically occurs in the form of ESP through physical sensations or smells.

Clairvoyance: An acute insight or perceptiveness that enables you to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses in the form of mental imagery and intuition. (See ESP)

D: Dehydration. Dementia, Drugs

Severe dehydration is known medically as hyponatremia and is becoming recognized as a more common problem than previously thought. We can probably thank all that “drink before you’re thirsty” advice. I know one doctor who is convinced that the popularity of Camelback-type hydration systems has caused a relative epidemic of hyponatremia in the American southwest.

Blind people may experience visual hallucinations and some people who are losing their hearing experience aural hallucinations. One common factor with many types of hallucinations is that the brain seems to be deprived of input and kind of up-regulated in an attempt to achieve homeostasis.

If you ask anybody who has ever worked in the Search and Rescue in a desert two things, in particular, you need to Continue Reading →

The 40-day memorial period for the dead person

The 40-day memorial period for the dead person has a major significance in traditions of Eastern Orthodox, Middle Eastern culture and other cultures.​It is believed that the soul of the departed remain wandering on Earth during the 40-day period, coming back home, visiting places the departed has lived in as well as their fresh grave. ​In Russian and Greek​tradition, bread and a glass of water is put in the ​icon corner in the house of the departed. The bread and water are intended for the departed and other deceased ancestors who will visit to remember him. 

The glass is refilled with fresh water daily while water from the previous day is poured out. It is common to make up the bed for the departed during the 40-day period, donating the bedding to the poor on the 40th Day.

 A towel for the departed is hung next to the window and brought to the church on the 40th Day. The house doors are adorned with spruce branches for the departed to easily find his house and for the passersby to give their respects. On the 40th Day the branches are brought to the cemetery or burned. ​In the Middle East they use palm tree staff, they put fresh staff on the grave.​

All remaining ritual items in memory of the departed are removed from the house, his cloth is donated to the poor.​ All ceremonial restrictions are also lifted on the 40th Day, it is no longer prohibited to lay on the departed bed, to leave the house empty and locked, to turn off the light in the departed room, to touch the departed cloth, etc.

It is also no longer prohibited to decorate the departed grave.​As some do believe that some souls will come back to the place, wander around, and check on their beds, chair and favorite spots and pets.

The family gathers on the 40th Day inviting those who wish to remember the departed visiting the grave and the church and having a memorial meal at the house. The church serves the 40th Day panihida  with prayers comforting the living and reminding the living of the brevity of life. The meal at the house includes traditional dishes of remembrance:kutia, kissels, honey drinks. In some traditions all night vigils with intense prayers are held on the night before the 40th Day.

The Motive of the 40th Day is “we said goodbye to you, no longer come to us, we will come to you.” After the 40th Day the living can no longer grieve about the departed, they must move on with their lives. All funeral wreaths are removed from the grave and burned.

​In Muslim tradition reading of the holy Quran, prayers will start day before until dawn in memory of the person, and they donate money and food to the poor almost daily to the end of the 40 days .They call it Sadaqa . Continue Reading →

Question from our reader seen 444 and experiencing poltergeist activities

 I received an email from a person, who didn’t tell me where he lives, what town and no answer to the questions I asked.

He is having some issues as he said without providing me with clear evidence, only 2 unclear black and white/chrome shaky and fuzzy pictures. He said he has footage and so on but didn’t send any part yet!

Then I emailed him and explained to him what we do and how to prove it and how we can help but I need some info, then he emailed me again and said

“You sound like you don’t believe me. I do not wish to get rid of them. I do not have fear of them nor have they tried to scare me. I see the numbers 444 everywhere I go and I have physically seen the clock on my phone switch to 4:44 for a few seconds then switch back to the original time. I just wanted to know if you knew what it was in the picture.

I know there is something with me. If you do not know that’s fine, Thank you for your time. My edited picture is already starting to fade as the other one, is yours? Rocks don’t fly across rooms and dent my wall for nothing no matter if i was on drugs. Don’t think that’s something anyone can hallucinate. The videos are too big for email and I’m not posting on Facebook.  Have a good night and thanks again, appreciate the help. “End of quote Continue Reading →

psychology test for your paranormal level and superstitious

you can answer YES OR NO IF NOT SURE as you sometimes do it and some times not just put not sure . score 3 points for yes, 2 points for unsure and 1 point for NO. and keep the total. 

Do you believe that everyone has a destiny? Are you convinced that breaking a mirror will give you seven years of bad luck? Are you one of those people who have to “see it to believe it”? Paranormal beliefs, whether secular or supernatural in origin, stem back to the time of our ancestors, when the first and enduring medium of exchange was oral storytelling. Events that could not be explained logically became the source of superstitions, many of which have prevailed into modern times. Even today, the mysterious world of the paranormal is still a source of fear and wonder.

This paranormal beliefs test is made up of self-assessment questions, in which you will be asked to indicate the degree to which you believe in the given statements. In order to receive the most accurate results, please answer each question as honestly as possible. Continue Reading →

Too many Demons too few true experts & MICHELLE DESROCHERS is the best

How can you have an expert in a field that isn’t explained?

That’s the question Burlington-based researcher of unknown phenomenon Michelle Desrochers posits during a December phone call.

She’s been privy to the preternatural for the last 15 years, spending her time investigating malevolent hauntings and demonic infestations.

Desrochers has appeared as a resource on many paranormal shows, including Paranormal Survivor and A Haunting. She’ll be filming both in the New Year. Continue Reading →