Paranormal Crazy!
The world is literally full of people now who claim they are paranormal investigators.  Thanks to TV shows about the subject there are groups literally coming out of the woodwork with no real knowledge of the subject.  Sure there are a few people out there who have some clue what they are doing and some of them have impressed me how much they know.  I'm glad to see people in the field who are willing and able to help those in need with problems of these kinds.  The sad thing is most people get on this band wagon for the thrill of it not knowing what they are doing.

I was asked to look in on three of these groups and two of those were on Face Book.  The name of one group was "Dangers of the Paranormal."  They were literally teaching their members that people can get an infestation of demons in their homes by watching TV shows like Ghost Hunters!

I told them 3 times that demons do not come through the TV sets. They are attracted to fearful paranoid people like a shark is to the scent of blood in the water.  They say they are trying to warn people of the dangers!  What are they really doing?  They are feeding people's fears and causing people to fear things that weren't a threat to them.  They are in fact creating a problem where there shouldn't be one.

Me trying to explain it to them got me booted but quick along with me being accused of "playing with demons" and "sending demons after people!"  OMG!  Warning here my friends if you find someone like that go the other way as fast as you can!

The leader of that group claims he's clergy and claims he's a demonologist and I can tell you from over 41 years of experience (actually 61 years since I grew up in a haunted house), that man doesn't have a clue what's really going on. The Bible warns against "seeing demons in every tree" for good reason.  That's how the devil gathers angry frightened mobs to hurt innocent people in God's name! Grab your torches and pitchforks!  Read more about this story on Paranormal Page 2.

The other two paranormal groups are in Arkansas and both of them run on the simple thrill they get out of visiting haunted locations.  They have no real knowledge or skill when it comes to the paranormal and if asked to help someone with a haunting they couldn't.  Anyone can take a camera and recorder into a haunted location and capture as much evidence of the paranormal as they do and do just as much about it.

One of these groups in NW AR is a TAPs member and they are deceptive (they lie) and rude and resent others who have greater knowledge and experience in these areas.  They want people to "sign up" become a member and work under their command for no pay.  Their contract literally says you must attend all meetings and if you miss one you're out!  When they asked me to join I read the contract, realized quickly what their intentions were, and there was no way I was going to follow their lead into anything paranormal.  I did offer to help them with a job once and they refused saying it was too dangerous for us and didn't want us to get hurt or anything.  This was a Halloween tour job in a hospital that's still being used!  They were taking people's money to lead them through a section of an active hospital.  These are the kinds of people they are.  So the place is all right for tourists, sick people, hospital staff, and their group but it was too dangerous for us.  They have no idea where we've been and what we've dealt with and Laura is a gifted psychic medium who's faced down and repelled shape shifters.  That's a powerful sub-demon able to take on human form.  I've faced down and repelled demons and the devil himself years before that.  I'm not impressed with this group and would not recommend them for anything.

The demon hunter preacher telling people that demons come out of TV sets and groups like the one I just described is why I warn people to be very careful about teams dealing in these subjects.  Not all of them know what they are doing and some have other agendas.  Some of them can cause problems where there weren't any previouslly.

Occasionally you will find a logical person with common sense and enough experience to know how to deal with paranormal situations.  These usually work in very small groups (2-4 people).

If you think you have a haunted house and need help please read my Ghost Hunter Guide on my Spooky Places website.

Paranormal Schools
The schools you hear about that charge $100-$300 for a course to certify you are riding the paranormal thrill wagon and they exist to take your money.  If the leader of that group doesn't have someone like Chris Fleming or an equally qualified instructor don't throw your money away.  You can learn as much from watching TV shows about the paranormal and it costs a LOT less.

If you are more interested in meeting others like yourself then by all means go ahead and spend the money, take the course, and see who shows up for class.  They will let you use the equipment and teach you how to use it. They will not teach you how to close a portal to the underworld or exorcise a demon out of a location, because most of them don't know how.  I'm fairly sure if any of their instructors did know how to close a portal they would be rightly justified in being reluctant to show you how unless of course it was your house that had the portal.  It's not for the general enthusiast, it's not a game, it's not entertainment, it's not fun or thrilling, it's serious business.

If you are truly serious about helping people with paranormal related problems there are experienced paranormal investigators out here who will teach you what you need to know for free.  The trick is finding them.  The next trick is those experienced people will want to know you are serious and not just another casually interested person looking for a thrill.

General Ghost Hunting 101
Generally doing a paranormal investigation is harmless, as long as there are no dark/evil entities present at the location.  Ghosts or spirits of the no longer living found in a house or building other than a prison or abandoned asylum are usually harmless.  About half of them just want to be left alone and often some will hide from the living either in an attic or basement or sometimes a closet.  Some ghosts are so quiet they can haunt a location for years without the occupants being aware of their presence.

There are rules to everything and paranormal investigations is no exception.  Before you begin understand the basics.

Types of Hauntings
The two most familiar types of haunting are the residual and the active AKA intelligent haunting.

Residual hauntings are the sounds spirits imprint upon the fabric of their surroundings.  These sounds may remain in a given location for hundreds of years.  They do not respond to the living, they will not answer your questions.  How does this happen?  Simple, the living, having spiritual energy, will go through a routine frequently and as such leave the sounds they made in life upon the fabric of their surroundings.

Some media record these sounds better than others.  Wood was once a living thing and so is limestone.  Building materials that were once alive tend to record the energy of the living better than other things that were never alive.

Active hauntings will sometimes respond to questions put to them by the investigator.  These can be recorded as EVPs or spirit box or other electronic devices used to allow the spirit to communicate with the living.

Shy Ghosts
If you go into a haunted location with a large team as Ghost Hunters (TAPS) does your chances of making contact with the shy ghosts are reduced more than 50%.  When you drive half way across the country to investigate a location with shy ghosts and bring a large team of people and camera crew you are making a mistake.  If you get no evidence you have mostly yourself to blame. 

TAPs teams frequently split their group into smaller teams of no more than 2 or 3 in an effort to cover more ground and not be as intimidating to the ghosts.  There are two very good reasons why larger teams should split into smaller teams of 2 or 3 members.  This allows them to cover more ground, reduces the intimidation factor as well as the chances for contamination of a site.  Since shy ghosts will move around this increases the odds of encountering them.

Contamination of a site is often caused by the human factor.
  The more people you have in a location the higher the odds that someone will create a false positive whether by accident or intentionally.  Cell phones and other electronic devices not used for the actual investigation can contaminate a site and cause false positives on your EMF and EVP equipment.  Communications systems, radios, and TV transmitters emit radio signals which can be read in EMF ranges. The fewer of these things a team has on them the better their chances for making contact without creating a false positive.

There's a reason why they want you to turn off your phones in a commercial jetliner.
(Yes it's for insurance reasons but they give off EMF.)
Cell phones on an investigation are the worst source of random EMF a paranormal investigator can deal with but when detected on a K2 meter it's easy to see that it's a cell phone causing the signal because of the rapid pulses that set off the LEDs.  This is a data burst and unless your phone is in airport mode or turned off it will occassionally make connections to a cell tower even when it's not being used.  Turn it off.  Make sure everyone in your group has their cell phones turned off.

People also give off EMF
Everyone has a spiritual energy signature.  Spirits and some people can see this energy as an aura.  People who have aggressive signatures will frighten the shy ghosts away.  You can be assured the ghosts can see your aura and are better aware of your personality than you are.  Shy ghosts will naturally move away from unfamiliar people and watch them from a distance.  Some don't watch, they hide and will try to avoid you if possible.

Shy ghosts will become accustomed to familiar energy in a house and will lose their fear.  Remember they were people and their curiosity with the living is at least as great as ours is of them.  People may report ghostly activity and when the paranormal team arrives the ghosts will return to their hiding places.  The paranormal investigators leave with the occupant's story as their only evidence the location is haunted.

Even An Experienced Investigator Will Leave Empty Handed Sometimes
How many times have we watched as the Ghost Hunters (TAPS) investigated a haunted location to find nothing?  Yes sometimes they find other explanations for what the occupants report as paranormal activity.  The part that's sad is when there really is paranormal activity and they can't capture any evidence of it.

A good paranormal investigator will look for the simple, easy, non-paranormal explanations first
.  In homes where people live there are things that can cause what appears to be paranormal activity.  There are theories for and against certain things like areas where high EMF is detected inside a home.  It is a scientific fact that areas of high EMF can produce anxiety, hallucinations, feelings of dread, and what might appear to be something of paranormal nature.  Anything that draws a high amount of electrical current produces high EMF. 

E.M. Pod
Spirit Food!
Another thing we consider is the possibility that spirits may come to feed upon that type of energy.  In locations where natural EME (Electro Magnetic Energy) is void you can use what is known as the EM-Pod to feed that energy into the air.  This will sometimes attract the attention of ghosts depending on the frequency of the EMF being generated.  It doesn't always work, reason being that spirits, like people, don't always like the same food.  Some prefer to feed upon the living.  Some like batteries and can suck one dry quickly.  Some are repelled by certain energy frequencies just as some are repelled by certain people.  Some spirits draw their energy from the earth which is why they prefer to hide out in basements and under buildings.  Let's face it, there's quite a few things you must consider when investigating the paranormal.

My spirit radiates a brilliant energy that spirits can see for some distance.  I've walked in the spirit many times among the spirits and have had knock down drag out fights with evil spirits.  I've tossed demons and sub-demons out of locations.  They know who I am and they know I'll come after them if I have a reason.  So when I show up at a location to investigate it's likely the evil spirits will move away from me.  Not all of them, but those who know me.  When this happens, if there are ghosts present (
spirits of the deceased) will sometimes gather around me.  You see they don't like the evil spirits any more than we do.  Not only that, dark non-human energy will bind and feed upon the ghosts preventing them from leaving an area and moving into the light.  Dark energy does not like spirits of the dead communicating with the paranormal investigators for more than one reason.  They certainly don't like it when someone is able to cross a spirit they claim into the light.

Misidentification Happens
Spirits see E.M.F. in colors and they will sometimes associate it with others.  When they see something that looks familiar they may be attracted to it, repelled from it, or angered by it.  Which is why some spirits will respond in different ways to different people.  If given time they may actually see the face of the person they are watching and realize it's not who they thought it was.

Spirits are everywhere.
I've been investigating the paranormal and UFO related phenomena since I was a teenager.  I grew up in a haunted house and the house next door was also haunted.  Dad bought it and my investigations began shortly after.

We officially began paranormal investigations in 2002 in Virginia City, NV.  This was the first time we began using cameras and digital recorders for gathering information about the paranormal.  Previous to that we used our own instincts and for 3 months straight I would go OBE and walk among the spirits around our very haunted house.  There's nothing quite like walking among the spirits to become familiar with what's out there and what it does.

In 2003 I was asked by Victoria Monroe to return to Virginia City and help her do a show called Ghosts of Piper's, which we did.  The show is available on DVD from the Spooky Places website.  It still airs on cable in Reno and Palo Alto, CA.  In 2008 our daughter Laura and I returned to Virginia City to work in the series Haunted Nevada.

The Spirits of Evil.
Not all hauntings are ghosts.
Our house (where we live now) was so full of paranormal activity no one could live here.  Doors opened and closed, water would turn on. Lights would go on or off, the TV would come on in the middle of the night and even change channels sometimes.  The toilet would flush and one night even flooded the house!  When my fear became anger I asked God to let me go in spirit to investigate and God answered, "Yes."

I began waking in the night in spirit, get out of my body and see myself and my wife asleep in bed
.  I would then walk the house and as I did I found "things" of various kinds coming out of the southwest bedroom and invading our home.  These things came in various forms but all of them were small, not more than 3 feet tall.  Some were like dwarfs or little monkeys while others were more reptilian.  As I threw these things out of the house I saw 3 ghosts gathered in the street watching me.

In time I got out of my body and saw a shadowy man standing in the hallway between our bedroom and the bathroom
.  He was tall and thin.  At first I thought someone was in the house then I saw myself in bed and realized what I was seeing was not physical.  I asked him what he wanted and he said, "Leave my little friends alone or I will kill you, your wife, and your children."

When someone speaks like that I know they don't intend to be my friend.  I jumped on him and we had a knock down, drag out fight but in the end he was the one who left.  Now I had a connection.  That thing was a demon and his "little friends" as he called them were of an evil nature.  After all they did come up out of the ground into my house.  I have a document on this site that refers to the little entities.  These things are bad, they can mimic people or animals, and they have been called by different names by different people around the world.  Sub-demons, gremlins, and gravelings are three of the names. They are to demons what angels are to God.

After kicking his tail about a week or so later another entity showed up that was powerful enough to jerk my spirit out of my body, spin me around, and slam me into the ceiling and wall.  Then like the previous demon it said the very same thing also threatening my family.  This thing looked part human, part animal and dark red in color.  The head and hind legs were some kind of hoofed animal.  The upper torso, arms, and hands were human looking except for the claws.  It had horns. It had considerably more power than the one I had fought previously.

I told the thing it had no authority over me. I bound it in the name of Jesus and commanded it back where it came from never to return here again.  In a flash it dropped through the floor and was gone.
  The next thing I knew I was waking up.  I jumped up and stood at the foot of my bed where I had seen the thing vanish. I realized we were dealing with a portal to the underworld and for me and my family to be safe and happy here I had to close that portal.  That's exactly what I did.

These are the things paranormal investigators need to be aware of and on guard for.  Sub-demons can and will be offended if you communicate with ghosts in a building or area they consider their territory.  They can and will lie to you, trick you, and they can and will follow you home and make more problems for you than you might imagine.  If a sub-demon knows where you live you can be sure the demon that holds its leash also knows.

Protect Yourself and your team.
The more experienced paranormal investigators will say a protection prayer over their group before they enter into a paranormal investigation.  Be sure to be specific in your words and include that no spirits are allowed to follow any of you to your homes.  Spirit has energy and prayer has energy when used correctly.
Don't go looking for trouble!
You ask a mountain climber why they climb the mountain they may answer, "Just because it's there."

Just because a place may be haunted is not always the best reason for you to go there, yet many do just that.  If a person lives in the haunted location and has indicated a desire for your help then you have their authority to do what you can to find out what it is that is haunting their home.

Do not try to clean a home or location without expressed authority from the owner
.  On rare occasions God may send someone to clean a location and in that case you have His authority to do what you need to do.  If you go into a location with "good intentions" thinking you will send all those ghosts into the light like it or not then you are asking for trouble.  Odds are good you'll anger something and it may not be a ghost.

Those little things I mentioned previously, some of them literally keep ghosts.
  Ghosts don't like them either.  Those little things don't want people to communicate with the dead, some for obvious reasons.  They don't want the living to know what goes on in the spirit world.  The less we know about them, the more power they have to influence our lives.  They are territorial.  In some cases they claim not only locations but spirits of the dead as their property.  You are the intruder into their world when you go there.

Shape Shifters
While doing an investigation of an aparment in Fort Smith, AR our daughter Laura (psychic medium) was speaking to the ghost of a little boy and his dad who were haunting the location when a shape shifter appeared.  The dad kept warning the boy not to speak to the living when this other spirit entered the house and also warned them not to speak to her.  The boy wanted to talk.  The third entity then warned Laura not to speak to them and she said she would speak to anyone she wanted.  She said, "It looks like a ghost but it isn't."  Then it shifted into the form of a large wolf and jumped at her landing face to face. She laughed and said, "You don't scare me.  Get out of here!"  Her simple command caused the entity to depart with haste.

How Spirits See The Living
Your spiritual presence and continuity will convey your power in the spirit world.  Just as Laura's confidence in her abilities caused the evil entity to flee in haste just the opposite is true of a paranoid, fearful, or unsure person on an investigation. Paranoid, fearful people already have a bad spirit within them that attracts dark energy for feeding.  Fear gives off a special kind of energy in the spirit world.  Energy that a hungry dark entity can sense and is attracted to.  It's like an open wound giving off spiritual energy.  The best thing in the world to attract bad spirits is a fearful person.

Crossing them Over
Generally a ghost or spirit of the dead cannot enter into the light and sometimes can't see the light until they understand they are dead and if they have unfinished business they need to deal with it.  Sometimes their unfinished business on earth is a quest to know the truth.  Some of them don't know they are dead.  Many of them do realize something happened that changed them but they may not know why.  Some of them are acting as guardians for some other spirit and in some cases the living. Some of them may have died a wrongful death and seek justice.

History of A Haunted Location
For the average and above paranormal investigator the history of a location is very important.  Anything that you can know about a location before you enter is very helpful.  It tells you what kind of energy might be found in an area or structure and where in that location certain kinds of energy might exist.  I teach "be ready for anything" but knowing the history of a location can tell you if you need to be wary of entities that may take your presence as a threat.

If you are investigating a prison or asylum where people have been murdered or abused you can certainly expect dark energy to be present
.  In these locations you can also expect that you will find the energy of ghosts, those who were once living who have died and remain to haunt the location.  You can expect to find energy of the non-human variety who don't want the living nosing around in an area they consider to belong to them.  These entities can hit, scratch, burn, and do other agressive things to the investigators.

Dark Entities Will Test Your Courage!
Even an investigator with a strong spirit who has protection from these things might be attacked by dark entities and sub-demons. I prefer to take nothing for granted.  I know evil spirits can see that my energy is considerably different than most of the living.  I know that most of them will prefer to keep their distance from me but I am also aware that some of them are more aggressive than others and will desire to scare me into leaving a location if they can.  I'm saying that some of them may realize that frightening me out of their territoy may be worth a try.  This is why sometimes even the more experienced paranormal investigators may be attacked by a dominant entity.

Your Spiritual Protection Is Spiritual Energy
Even though you have protection it is spiritual energy and as we understand it all natural energy has its limitations.  The more experience a person has with the paranormal the greater their energy signature.  The greater their energy the stronger their protection prayer will be.

What we are doing when we ask for protection is to assign energy angels to shield us from dark energy.  The more experience we have, the greater our energy signature becomes.  Like any kind of energy, the more we use it in various circumstances the more that energy will be depleted and need to be recharged.  When Jesus performed miracles he expended spiritual energy and would become weak.  When this happened he would move away from the general public to be with his close friends and would pray, rest, and meditate to restore his spiritual strength.  Humans are no different.  The stronger our spiritual energy, the stronger our presence is in the spiritual realm.

An experienced psychic medium will call down what they refer to as "white lighters."
  This is also known as "white energy" from the Cosmos.  Christians refer to this as the power of/or angels of God the Father.  No you don't have to be a Christian to access this type of spiritual energy.  Experience calling this type of energy down around you is very important.  I call this energy "white fire" and it is in fact an angelic form of energy.  Some say they are calling angels to protect them and this is also a valid term for the use of this kind of energy that exists in and around all of creation.  The living carries this kind of energy around with them.  All living things have some format of this kind of energy.  It is the same type of energy that Jesus used to perform miracles with.  His ability to access this type of energy has been unmatched.

It all comes down to this.  The more powerful dark entities will sometimes challenge a paranormal investigator's spiritual protection and courage by striking at them.  This is when the scratches, burns, and bruises occur as a result of an entity's attack upon the living.

Haunted locations.
After doing Haunted Nevada with Bill Brown and his team, our daughter Laura's psychic medium abilities began working overtime. She could see the dead and speak with them very clearly.  We did an investigation at the Chester House in Chester, AR.  She made contact with several spirits and revealed things about the ghosts and the building she could not have known otherwise.

Later we were called to help a lady with a haunted house in Van Buren, AR.  I was sick so Laura offered to do it alone.  She came back to say there were more ghosts in that woman's house than at the Chester House!  She said most of them were transients.  They would come and go from the house as they chose.  One of these was the ghost of a teenage girl who went to Van Buren High.  The girl was killed in a car accident.  A teenage girl living in this house and going to that same school was an attraction for the ghost so the ghost not only followed her home she would visit now and then.

You can't always be sure how haunted a location is by looking at the building.

Total darkness!

You see it all the time on the ghost hunter shows how they love to go totally dark during their investigations.  Truth is it's not necessary and it can be dangerous. Having it dark is good but totally dark is not necessary.  How would you recognize a shadow entity if it were standing beside you in total darkness?  I've stood within arm's reach of a shadow man in broad daylight.  Spirits are active 24-7 and I'm not sure they know the difference between daylight and night.  The thing is at night there will be generally less contamination of a location.  A dim light about the brightness of a candle is good for all ghost hunting projects.  Battery LED lights, and LED night lights can provide a safe alternative for lighting a location during an investigation. Tripping over things and falling is no fun but falling down a flight of stairs or over a balcony can be life threatening.

I don't want anyone to get hurt doing a paranormal investigation.  If you have questions I'm sure either myself or someone else in this group will be happy to help answer your questions.

Dealing With Evil Spirits - 101 / basics.

It makes no difference if you call them demons, fallen angels, or dark entities, it's all the same thing.

I was doing a show in Vegas once and had a witch tell me there's no such things as ghosts!  So I asked her, "What do you call the spirits of the dead?"  She said, "Spirits of the dead."

The witch said there is no such thing as God, the devil, angels, or demons. 
The thing is different people perceive and refer to different kinds of spirits in different terms.  The fact is they do exist no matter what you call them.  The majority of those reading this will know when I say "a ghost" that I am speaking of the spirit of the deceased.  If I say "demon", "fallen angel", or sub-demon you know I am speaking of a dark entity having a malevolent nature.

Keep in mind that spirits exist all around us
usually invisible to the human eye.  While spirits can and will inhabit animals what they do that is most visible is manifested in humans.  The reason being that humans have the ability to think, reason, as well as to misunderstand things.  When humans begin to misunderstand things they can see demons in every tree.  They have "witch-hunts" and innocent people become victims.  Nothing makes God more furious than when well intending people murder, discredit, or harass innocent people in His name.  Let's just say you will want to be sure you are not guilty of this on the judgment day.

Even the smallest angel can ward off the devil himself.
  Demons play upon the imaginations and fears of people then let the people do the evil for them.  Jesus said resist the devil and he will flee from you.  I've put this to the test and believe me and Jesus it works.

You don't have to put up with an evil spirit but you may take some abuse from people who are under the influence of evil
.  Many times that individual will be the one stirring up the trouble and will have everyone in a group looking at the wrong people and suspecting the worst (crying wolf).

The average, oblivious human can become a playground for evil spirits, even without the knowledge they are being manipulated.

Evil spirits view truth seekers and anyone who has experience dealing with them as the enemy. The first thing they will do is seek to get rid of those people.  To do so they plant fear in the minds of the gullible.  People who are easy to scare (paranoid). Satan is the name of the spirit that is known as the Accuser.  He's the one who points and says, "They are to blame!"  Finds fault with someone who presents a threat to him and then lets the paranoid people do the work for him.  They drive away people who might expose them and yet they remain in the warm trusting embrace of those poor gullible people who don't have a clue.

Evil plays upon the weaknesses of the living.  It alters how the living think.
The example of evil spirits being cast into a bunch of pigs caused the pigs to go insane and run off a cliff and kill themselves.  A pig's mind and most animal minds are not designed to withstand that kind of energy.  The evil energy is insanity.  It was cast out of a single man whose demon named it Legion, for they were many.

I shot and edited a production for NAMI concerning the mentally ill.  Their findings then were that one of every 4 people had a diagnosable mental disorder or mental illness.  The last report I saw on TV said 1 out of every 8.  From one survey to another the value varies.  Consider that spirits exist over all cities and towns.  The different people in these cities and the kinds of spirits they attract will  have a direct influence on the rate of those who have mental disorders in each city.  Many mental disorders are caused by abuse or other stress-related things including hazardous jobs.

When we look through history we can see countless times when well intending people who claimed to be "of God" did horrendous things murdering innocent people
.  I could make a list even from memory but it wouldn't be a drop in the basket.  The murder of the Knights Templar, the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials.  I can back up into the Bible and mention the Stoning of Stephen who was just a lad who saw the gates of Heaven open to him as he was stoned to death by an angry "self righteous" mob.

People escaped the mother land, England to get away from religious persecution
.  Disregarding the 6th commandment the Catholic church at that time were quick to kill anyone who claimed to be of any other religious persuasion, including the Jews.  People today might have difficulty understanding the barbaric things done to innocent people in the name of God, but remember these spirits still exist and they still influence people.  God did not command them to murder anyone in His name so there's no need to blame God for what those people have done.

The Man Who Kidnapped Elizabeth Smart Believed He Was An Angel Of God.
I do some of my best work when I'm under the gun so to speak and the set of events triggered by a person who said she was an incarnated angel has been useful to me in several ways.  There's nothing like the fire to purify the metal/product. It sets the mind working to organize the words that make the lessons involved clearer and more effective.  Angels do not incarnate but a fallen angel will inhabit, oppress, alter a person's perceptions of reality, and when they can will even possess a person's soul.

Humans make mistakes.
  So we say to err is human, to forgive is divine.  We learn from making then correcting our own mistakes.  God doesn't judge someone else on what you think about them.  He judges us on how we behave as humans.  Those who have the Holy Spirit can literally escape Hell but what we do with what we are given is the "talents."  Remember the parable?  A talent is a spiritual gift.  If the gift is not put to good use then it is taken away, given to someone else, and makes the Boss angry. Point here is God can give a person the greatest gift in the universe, what they do with that is up to them so they need to be wise in all their decisions.

Not everyone perceives spirits or reality in the same way.
  Some altered perceptions are not caused by evil spirits.  Some people see sounds as colors.  Some people visualize various things when they pray to God.  In general people tend to relate to the things they immerse themselves in.  Things they enjoy in life.  When people are young they tend to lean toward their computer games but I remember long ago when I was a kid I related to the comic book heroes most of all.  My enemies became the bad guys in those comics and you can be sure they were all bullies.

Evil Things Hide In Plain Sight,
something many may not expect.  It's not a TV show, but it is something a multitude of people take part in each day.

Today there are games and online groups that are not healthy and invite bad spirits into people's lives.
Dungeons and Dragon type roll playing games use names and written spells that people must cast in order to play the game.  Some of these things can invoke and release evil spirits into that person's mind/soul.  The results on different people are varied but can cause problems in their lives and those close to them that may be difficult to calculate.  Stay away from these games.

Other games that are bad for people literally steal people's lives and you can find a bunch of them on FaceBook.  The battle games are especially bad for those who play them.  I know because I was invited into one of these games called Kingdoms of Camelot and the damage that game did to me was difficult to calculate.  I got a dose of it first hand and had to make a decision to leave that game and warn people what it does to them.  To explain a little about it when I began the game I saw no harm in it.  Before I knew it I had attack alarms going off at any given time of the night and day.  I didn't sleep, I couldn't work, I was a nervous wreck before I knew it, and I was not alone.  This kind of psychological abuse alters a person's energy.  Don't do it, it's bad for you.

Shadow people:
  Many people who lean toward the frightened when it comes to paranormal things tend to think anything that scares them is of the devil/evil.  That's not the case.  If  you read the Bible you will also know that when angels of God have appeared to people they were so terrified they fell face first in the dirt.  The angel said, "Be not afraid, I am sent by God..." etc.  Spirits absorb energy where they can and when they are in the visible light spectrum they can appear as a solid shadow mass.  It doesn't mean it's a demon and does not mean it's out to get you.  Get a grip and figure it out.  What did the thing look like? What did it do? If it spoke what did it say?  Did you smell or hear anything unusual?

Can a demon appear as a shadow man?  Yes.

Can a ghost appear as a shadow person?  Yes.

I've heard it said that people can invite demons into their homes just by watching a TV show about the paranormal.  The answer is no the demons can't come through the TV set into your home.  However people can invite demons and evil spirits into their homes if there's already a bad spirit with that person or in that house.  The very worst kind to cause this kind of problem are those who are suffering from paranoia.  The moment they become alerted this person will send out a spiritual energy signal like a bleeding fish in shark territory.  People who have this problem need to ...

1. Stop watching shows about the paranormal. 

2. Avoid all online discussions about the paranormal especially those that deal with the dangers of the paranormal.  Just thinking about it causes it for people like this.  This is also a diagnosable mental disorder that is related to hypochondria.  Get help.

Remember when it  comes to this type of activity what affects one person may not have any affect on someone else.  Just because a spirit affects you doesn't mean the same applies to everyone.  Not everyone is paranoid, not everyone is a junkie or alcoholic.  The last thing people need is someone who's in fear of these things spreading that spirit of fear among others.  Paranoia is contagious among certain people.

Testing The Spirits / Spiritual Discernment
Always be very careful to test all the spirits.  Don't believe a person, or an angel who claims to be sent from God without testing it.  Yes I've gotten myself in trouble with that one before by those who think they know when they don't.  The Bible says test even the angels of God because demons have presented themselves as angels of God and have led many astray.  So have well intending, misguided people who don't verify their information first hand and find out what the truth is.  Don't be like those people.

Spiritual Discernment comes in two basic types.  Those who have the gift and those who use the manual method.  The spiritual gift allows a person to know if a spirit is good or evil and will even allow that person to know what type of spirit they have encountered.  A very good example is when I received an EVP from a cousin.  This EVP said, "You looked at me," so clearly it was astounding.  My cousin said, "It's not a ghost." Then told me how he came to have that EVP.  Thinking I would test a very good friend of mine who has some amazing spiritual gifts I played the EVP for him 3 times and he correctly identified it as the spirit of Cancer.

I asked him, "You mean cancer can speak?" He said, "Of course it can. Jesus spoke with unclean spirits and they answered."

The manual method is what most of us use and me questioning my friend as to what he thought had made the EVP was a manual test of his abilities.  His ability to know what the spirit was is in fact the gift of spiritual discernment.

An unclean spirit is a spirit that makes people sick.  Dark entities feed upon a person's spiritual energy if they can.  These entities are parasites, soul suckers, and a type of spiritual vampire that steals what it wants from the living.  Wounded or sick people are prime subjects to become hosts for dark entities.

Evil spirits will frequently repeat certain things word for word.  People infected or influenced by an evil spirit will sometimes repeat the same things word for word as that spirit expresses itself through that person.

There are certain things some of them will always do and certain things some of them will never do.  Many of them love to make fun of the Bible, God, or the prophets of God.  Many of them will tell you there is no such place as heaven or hell.  Now and then they will make a true statement to get you to agree with them while following it with a false statement trying to trick you into agreeing with the false part of their message.  Do not let them trick you.  If you have ever had a run-in with a dark entity that spoke certain things to you remember what it said.  If you ever run into a person who says the same thing a dark entity has said you can be sure that person has a dark entity influencing them.  Some of the things they say word for word is a common thing among their kind and may not identify them specifically.

The Holy Spirit
While there are a few people who have cleaned a house of evil spirits who didn't have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit the likelihood of their fix being undone is fairly high.  The odds of them paying some price for closing a portal or evicting an evil spirit is even higher.  Deals can be made with demons but the end result is always bad.  The next thing you should know is that demons lie, cheat, and break the rules any time they can.  There's nothing worse than a spirit that has nothing to lose by breaking those rules.

Having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is critical for any Christian who is continually successful in evicting evil spirits
.  It allows a person to communicate not only with God but with God's angels in order to perform a cleaning.  More often than not priests or some other religious person is brought in who has a spirit of religion but not the Holy Spirit and this is why their cleanings frequently fail and someone ends up being hurt before it's done.  I could name some cases from history or you can look them up yourself.  The Devil in Connecticut is one of those cases.  The original Exorcist the movie was based on is one of those.

If You Don't Get The Results You Seek Change The Way You Think
There are people out there in the religious and paranormal world who think they have power who think they have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit when they don't.  These people are heading for trouble like a run-away locomotive without having a clue that something is serious wrong and missing in their lives.  The spirit of religion is an "instead of God" demon creation. It's there to fill the hole in a person's soul so they think they are saved and so they will not seek again to become saved.  It's a trick of the devil to give people a substitute to pacify them. A person who thinks they are saved will not turn again to God to have Him actually save them.  Not intending to preach here but there are some things a person doing this work needs to understand.  When things do not work as they intend there's always a reason.

Christians who do this work need a good working knowledge of the Bible.
  Angels and demons alike know who Jesus was while on earth and they know who he is now that he's back on his throne.  Demons will test your knowledge if they feel they can pull a put down on you and cause you to doubt your spiritual abilities.  This works on newbies but does not work well with someone who has a working experience of dealing with evil.

God will also sometimes test a person working for Him on certain scriptures that make a difference and I can't tell you which ones they are because you never know what God will challenge you with.

No evil spirit will deliberately give you the power to bind it.
Demon names are important and very helpful but understand this.  No demon will give up its name without a fight, if it does then it's most likely not the demon's actual name.  A demon's name describes its skill set, and what it does.

If a person says they are a demon or angel and give you a name that you can look up, be assured they most likely found the name somewhere and are pretending to be something and someone they are not.  Do not believe them at face value.  Either ask more questions to see where they are coming from or say a prayer for them and hope they get on the right track.  Generally if someone actually believes they are an incarnated angel they are already far enough out there to need some serious help.

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