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Postby sandra » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:44 pm

Top 10 Signs Your House is Haunted
I'm sure you've heard plenty of stories about haunted places and the terrifying things that go on there, but what makes them so haunted? Hauntings happen to just about everyone in all walks of life. Even famous people like Nicolas Cage, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Dane Cook claim to have lived in haunted places, though all have either moved out or cleaned out the bad spirits. There are plenty of signs to look for when you are in a house that may be haunted, and these are the top 10.

10. Strange smells

One usual sign your place could be haunted is strange smells you normally shouldn't sense. These scents can be abrupt and come from nowhere. A spirit may sometimes bring with it scents it was once familiar with or had, such as cigar smoke or fresh flowers. Knowing whether or not the smells are coming from the house, or from the spirit itself is one way of determining if your house has other inhabitants you may not know about.

9. Odd dreams of people or places you don't know

If a spirit resides in the house, sometimes they can cause you to dream or even have nightmares about them. You may dream of strange places you've never been to or people you've never seen. It could be a sign that they are trying to explain their story or make contact with you. You have to understand that sometimes, these are spirits of people who have died under extremely unfortunate circumstances. Dreaming about them or places they are familiar with is a sign that the house is still imprinted with their signature and they may not have passed over. You can often find out the history of your home by going to a public records and seeing if you recognize any of the news stories or people contained in the archives.

8. Feeling of being watched

Some people can be more sensitive to the spirit world than others, and may feel like they are being watched by something lurking in the shadows. Although you shouldn't rely on this feeling alone to determine whether the house is haunted or not, it can be a sign. If you sense that someone, or thing, is watching you, look around and see if you can detect any other strange phenomenon around you. Don't be afraid to go out and investigate as this can provide reassurance of that others aren't around. Sometimes when people first move into a new home, they are overcome with the constant feeling of being watched, and it shouldn't be ignored if it occurs with other signs.

7. Heavyness in the Air

Some people are sensitive to the fields caused when a ghost or enitity is present in the house, and it often gives the feeling of a heavyness in the air that can sometimes make it harder to breathe. Sudden changes in the air can be triggered by a spirit manifesting itself in the house, and it's another sign there could be something lurking in your house. Normal people can detect these changes as well because of the abrupt changes that happen that may make it more difficult to breathe. Usually after a cleansing, or even an exorcism in more extreme cases, people report the air getting lighter almost instantaneously the rituals are complete.

6. Noises

Are you hearing strange noises, or even whispers that can't be explained? There's a reason for all the noises, and thats because the spirit or entity may be trying to make its presence known. Of course there can be many noises that can be caused by common household objects or by the house itself, but knowing what noises are normal and which aren't can help you determine the possible cause. Most spirits don't make noises that are detectable by the human ear, and require evp equipment to track. However, there are spirits called poltergiests (noisy spirits) which are well known to produce some terrifying noises by throwing objects around and making things go bump in the night.

5. Changes in air temperature

Sudden changes in the temperature around you is often a good indicator a spirit is nearby. If you travel through the house and you notice some rooms are much colder than others, or you feel the air around you suddenly getting lower, then it's probably not your a/c. Sometimes when spirits are around, the air becomes colder because it is absorbing the energy around it in order to manifest. Sometimes you may walk through an unusually cold spot in the house even though the air around it is normal. Just because things get cold however, doesn't mean you'll see the figure itself, but it's still a sign that something is near.

4. Things moving around

Some spirits like to move things, sometimes when you're not there. You should take notice when these types of things happen. If you know for sure that you've put an object somewhere, and it moves from its' original place by someone other than you or other residents, then you might consider stranger reasons. Entities in the house may be trying to make its presense known by moving objects, or they may be trying to play tricks on you by hiding them in places you normally wouldn't put them. Knowing for sure where you put things can help you determine what type of phenomenon is really happening. Sometimes things may move while you are there, like doors opening and closing or objects falling off table. Know that any type of spirit that has the power to perform such feats may not be a friendly one. These spirits want their presence known to the homeowners, and should be taken seriously.

3. Being touched

Are you being touched when no one else is around, sometimes leaving a mark on your skin? Could be another indicator the house is haunted. Brushing up against something or just feeling a slight breeze can sometimes feel like you're being touched. Knowing for sure what touched you is important, so don't jump to any conclusions just because you feel the hair on the back of your neck tingling. However, if marks are left after the encounter, or even bruises or cuts that you can't explain, then it could be a sign of an evil spirit. If the problem escalates, you should research more into the subject and how to protect yourself from these types of entities as they can be very dangerous if left alone.

2. Sudden changes in mood or behavior

Although rare, depending on the types of signs you have, sometimes a more sinister enitity may be residing in your home. These spirits may in fact not be spirits at all, but demonic in origin. Sometimes the fear, anger, anxiety, and other emotions that the entity holds may be passed on to the residents of the house, causing mood and behavioral changes. In more serious cases, the outcome may be possession. One must be wary and cautious of both themselves and others if this is the case. Any changes in the mood or behavior of the household should be looked at more to prevent potential complications in the future. If full possession is allowed to take hold, then an exorcism will have to be performed.

1. Seeing is believing

The absolute best way of knowing your house is haunted is by actually seeing the entity itself. Spirits may manifest themselves before your very eyes, and if you got a sharp eye, you may be able to catch a glimpse of it. Seeing is believing, and it's almost a surefire way of knowing your house is haunted. Figures of full bodied people may appear or disappear in some cases. You may see people who look entirely normal that suddenly disappear right in front of you. These people may appear to be pale, wounded, bloody, or in the same state they died in. These people aren't your typical shadowy figure or mist in the corner of your eye, and more often than not, these are the souls of people who have died in terrible ways. An example of this is at the Gettysburg battlefield, some visitors may see full figured soldiers marching into battle and fading away right before their very eyes. Sometimes these ghostly images may repeat what they previously did when they died, often replaying over and over like a video recording. Their souls have passed but the images of them remain stamped on the environment.

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Postby Dyrmyk » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:27 pm

I actually get along quite well with the spirits in my house, Yes I have been touched, but in a very intimate way.
I'm not sure why they are there, and I don't care, I don't want them to stop being with me because they have a very comforting and soothing presence. It's a very sensual experience for me right now.
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Postby bionic » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:53 am

I hang out with ghosts (and so much more!)..sometimes more obviously, than not

all you have to do with anyone or matter how it comes at it love
(even if that goes against your instincts..just do it)

then..all is well

for real

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Postby shadowcass » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:40 am

Odd smells...there can be several possible sources for that that have nothing to do with paranormal phenomena.

The rest of the "signs" CAN have another explanation as well.

Sandra, I don't know if you're familiar with the work done by the late Vic Tandy of the British Society for Psychical Research into the effects of infrasound on the human nervous system. Now, "infrasound" is sound below 20 Hz (the lowest frequency humans can hear). In 1998 Vic discovered that by generating a frequency of 18 Hz he could not only cause feelings of apprehension and a sense of being watched in his subjects but it also made them SEE "shadowy figures" (ghosts? Shadow People?) due to the phenomenon known as "smeared vision." He published a paper in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research on this entitled "The Ghost in the Machine" (along with Dr. Tony Lawrence of Coventry University )
which you can download from here: ... 05%2130054

This is not to say that any particular house may NOT be haunted...but one should eliminate all natural explanations first.
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Postby bionic » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:49 am

ghosts are natural :mrgreen:
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Postby shadowcass » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:18 pm

Of course, ghosts are NATURAL since they are (according to the theory) that part of us which is attached to (but not identical WITH) our material body and is freed by death.
But if you mean that all ghosts have a scientific explanation I never said that...what I said was we need to eliminate all possible NATURAL causes before we call a location HAUNTED in the TRUE sense. Researchers already test for EMR they need to check for infrasound sources as well.

Infrasound can be produced by something as simple as a fan in a ventilator system.

The question becomes do you want to believe
Or do you want to KNOW?

If you just want to believe in ghosts then forget the science and BELIEVE

If you want to KNOW...then check EVERYTHING


(By which I mean...don't just accept eyewitness accounts...test THOSE too...and not just with lie detectors...a person doesn't have to be lying to be telling you an untruth. THEY JUST HAVE TO BE SINCERELY MISTAKEN and they can pass a lie detector test. That was what was wrong with that idiotic "Proof Positive" show on SyFy a while back.

They tried to prove everything from hauntings to reincarnation with lie detector tests.

All that tells you is that the story the person is telling you is what they honestly believe).

That's just the beginning of research.
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