Since ancient times, tales of spirits who return from the dead to haunt the places they left behind have figured strikingly in the folklore of numerous cultures worldwide.
For instance, the ancient Romans believed a ghost could be used to exact revenge on an enemy by scratching a curse on a piece of pottery or lead and placing it into a grave.
In 1915, Sir Gaston Maspero, a French Egyptologist, published a translation of an ancient Egyptian ghost story, most likely set in Luxor (the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power), which was discovered on four pieces of pottery. In this Egyptian story, a ghost of a mummified man tells a high priest of the god Amun about his current condition.
“I grew, and I did not see the rays of the sun. I did not breathe the air, but darkness was before me every day, and no one came to find me,” the ghost says.
Spirits can manifest in many different ways, including streaks of light, orbs, dark shadows, strange blurs, and mists. Also, full-body apparitions are possible but highly unlikely.
Perhaps one of the most popular terms most of us have heard when it comes to ghosts is ”poltergeist.” The word means “noisy ghost” since it is said to have the capacity to make noise, knock or move things over, and manipulate the physical environment.
In 856 AD, the first poltergeist was reported at a farmhouse in Germany. The poltergeist tormented the family living there by starting fires and throwing stones, among other things.
Here Is A List Of 9 Signs Of A Bad Spirit In Your House:
Seeing a human formed entity or apparition that can either be misty, solid, or transparent. Additionally, you may see brightly colored orbs – white orbs are typically Angels and blue orbs are typically Spirits.
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#2 Feelings Of Being Touched
Some feel a gentle poke, push, or nudge. Others can feel something brush past them, touch their hair, or a “hand” on their shoulder.
#3 Hearing Voices
This can be clear or muffled voices, crying, whispering, growling, or laughing. People may hear their names being said. Occasionally, it’s music from some unknown source.
Note – this phenomenon is true for most, but these occurrences gain more credibility if more than one individual sees or hears the same thing simultaneously.
#4 You Find An Item Of A Loved One Or A Family Member
Randomly finding an object from a loved one or a family member – one who has crossed over.
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#5 Psychokinetic Activity
Psychokinesis is an alleged psychic capacity allowing a person (or a ghost) to influence a physical system without physical interaction. The term psychokinesis is derived from the Greek words ”psyche,” meaning “life,” “breath,” or “soul,” and ”kinein,” meaning “to move.” The idea of people (or ghosts) being able to move objects through mind power alone has intrigued people for hundreds of years.
For example, in the 1970s, Uri Geller (an Israeli magician, illusionist, television personality, and psychic) became the world’s best-known psychic by demonstrating his claimed psychokinetic capacities, including bending spoons and starting broken watches.
If your house is haunted, a sign may be that a ghost or poltergeist makes its presence known when doors are swinging wide, cupboards flying open, or glasses flying off tables.
Other extreme instances have been recorded, such as shaking and levitating beds while people are in them, moving furniture, as well as turning on faucets in sinks and showers.
#6 Cold Breezes Or Spots
Many individuals report cold spots in haunted houses. These are small areas which feel substantially colder than the surrounding area. Some cold spots are always felt in the same place, while others seem to disappear and appear at different locations. Some believe these cold spots to be a sign of a ghost in the house.
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#7 Scared Dogs
Pets’ scared behavior is the best sign, particularly in dogs. They cuddle whenever you’re feeling lonely, they are your companion when you need a friend, and they can make you smile the second you walk in the door.
Moreover, a dog’s eyes detect more delicate movements. He can hear much higher frequencies and at 4 times the distance of a human with normal hearing. In addition, his sense of smell is 1,000 to 10,000 times more sensitive than a human’s.
Many pet owners reported that their dogs alert them to a supernatural presence by backing away from something that cannot be seen or by growling, barking, or staring at nothing. Furthermore, some people said their dog displays flared neck fur when a ghost is close by.
#8 Lights Turning Off & On
Lights will turn on & off when the experiencer knows they previously left it on or off. Also, this can happen to electrically powered devices such as radio and TVs. The problem is that this phenomenon is rarely witnessed.
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#9 Strange Noises
Houses, whether new or old, make plenty of noise. The many materials that make up your house — plumbing pipes, wood framing, glass, plywood, nails, metal ducts – all expand and contract at different rates. You might not notice it during the hustle and bustle of the typical day; however, when things calm down at night, all those noises come out.
In rare occasions, this can be a sign of ghosts since they become more active at night, most likely due to a reduced electronic disturbance from appliances that compete with or drown out ghostly apparitions.
How to Get Rid of Unwanted Ghosts
These are several ways to get rid of unwanted ghosts:
Praying is a great way to cleanse the home before communicating with the unwanted spirit. Calling upon angels, God, spiritual teachers, or saints to assist this spirit in light can help in this problem.
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#2 Rearrange Furniture
A good way to freshen up your space is to simply play around with your furniture’s arrangement. This could involve redoing a whole room, or it could be as simple as switching the layout of 2 armchairs.
#3 Display Sacred Words
Some letters and words of a particular origin have strong, uplifting life-altering vibrations. If recited systematically in your house, these sacred words will create strong vibrations, eliminating the existing negative vibe.
#4 Remove Broken Things
Keeping broken items in your home sets the tone for what you will accept and tolerate in your own life.
Simply sprinkle salt on the carpet. After about 60 minutes, vacuum. This is so effective since salt crystals have the natural built-in ability to absorb negative energy.
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#6 Protect Your Space With Crystals
All crystals have different properties, but the best ones for creating a feeling of peace are selenite, kyanite, hematite, obsidian, and desert rose.
It is an ancient ceremony in which sacred plants are burned, and the resulting smoke is wafted throughout your home to bless it.
The practice of smudging comes from the Native American tradition. In addition, this practice is used to cleanse a person of negative energies.
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Tuesday 21st of March 2023
I lived 30 years in house in Croatia where i heared loud noises which woke me up at nights,bulbs exploding on night lamps,heavy steps around my bed,very fast ,loud running steps on my balcony above my bedroom,visitors being pushed off the stairs,hearing of cat purring in closet.My ex woke me up once saying something walking around the bed,being scared to turn the lights on and me trying to be brave and see what it is,because i wasnt alone this time,i thought i saw like a stump or light.My mom also heared things something walking to the bed and watching her,she same as me ,never dared to open the eyes and look to see what it was,when lights turn on,it stops and i see nothing.Also scratching on the ceiling,i once challenged it,because when i turn the lights on ,it stoppes,i said something like ''Come on ,if you are so tough,scratch now when the light is on'' ,omg,when that thing started scratching at that ceiling,i felt instant regret to challenge it.Had always feeling of unease ,like someone is watching me,especially if i wash my face,i get this unbearable fear.I felt light brushes on my face and hair,never nothing violent,but scared me into never sleeping with lights off,so my room is no lights,but every other room in house had lights on,and enough coming in bedroom.That actually helped,i learned to live with it,was hard when my dad left ,i was about 19,had to live alone upstairs till i was 30,moved to the US when i met and married my husband.Never hear things here and don't have any unease,but i do sleep with ear plugs in and eye mask :D Just in case.Thankfully it didn't follow me here but i do dread going back to visit my dad,he lives downstairs of that house while my stepbrother lives upstairs,my dad never heared anything of that kind but my brother said the water turns on in the shower by itself sometimes which freaks him out,also we had pets all the time,cats ,dogs,parrots,fishes ,nothing died or got sick or got scared of anything.We did ''call ghosts'' using some kids alphabet,thread and the needle ,on bus stop once and in the house,also house was never blessed,in Croatia priest goes every year and bless all of the houses,is a custom,but my grandma never believed so she never let him in.Not sure what it was but i will make sure to teach my kid to pray,not call any ghosts for fun and would believe her if she tells me she heared or saw something.
Monday 14th of March 2022
my brother Terry & partner Anita use to live in Wishart Brisbane Anita was the Bar manager of a local club when she noticed weird things happening around her home cut a long story short she realized a local patron from the club who passed away followed her home his last name was Cupitt he did no harm but frightened my brother one night while he was sleeping Anita saw him elevates from the bed Terry use to toss & turn of a night then a door would slam he would go into a deep sleep obviously he was attracted to Anita Terry was in his way
Sunday 16th of January 2022
my sister says she's been seeing this spirit for a year now and just recently she said she talked to the thing and asked her if my room was next to hers which it is but without the entity ever leaving her room
Saturday 28th of May 2022
I urge her to not Communicate! I made that mistake and now have an infestation , idk if i opened a portal or it may have always been here, we have always suspected something, i use to love ghost hunting and recently went on a very long overnight investigation , i may have had somethng follow me home, i made a video in my bedroom one day and captured some nasty voice, i began recording and trying to find out what i was dealing with and opened a can of worms , i just had a couple who investigste and help cleanse homes come in , ive never seen so much activity ! They were also blown away as the equiptment was going off before they were even ready to start , but as much as i love ghost hunting , this is the danger in it , tell your sis to pray and try not Communicating , she can try using prayer as well as religous relics ,,along with some sages , poulo santo , merr , frankencence( sorry not spelling them correct lol)...holy water and if possible have above items blessed before use , she can look online on how to cleanse the home there are certain steps to take , she may start to feel affected physically emotionally if it is bothering her as she sleeps she should keep a light on they dont like light , take care , God bless 💖
Sunday 8th of August 2021
HEY , BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN I WAS IN 12 GRADE MY MARKS ARE SO GOOD AND ALL THE TIME I THINK ABOUT MY GOAL AND WORK ON IT BUT I NOTICED ONE THING THAT FROM THE TIME WHEN ONE OF YOUR NEIGHBOUR COME TO KNOW THIS THAT I SCORED WELL THEN THEIR DAUGHTER THEY STOPPED TALKING TO US AND I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY ALWAYS LOOK AT US SO SUSPESIOUSLY.I STARED LOOSING INTEREST IN MY STUDIES AND NOT GET MY WORK DONE AS PER MY CHOICE . ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPEN WHEN EVER I START NEW PROJECT . FIRSTLY , I ALWAYS USED TO DISSCUS MY PALNS WITH MY FRIENDS . BUT I NOTICED SOMETHING THAT THINGS WHICH I DON'T DISCLOSE WORK PROPELY . BUT AS I WANTED TO START A BUSSINESS I SURLY NEED TO DISCLOSE IT OR NEED TO DISSCUS IT WITH SOMEONE (MY HELPERS) BUT AS SOON I DISCLOSE SOMETHING HAPPEN EVERYTIME WHICH IS NOT EVEN CONSIDERABLE. I REALLY WNT A SOLUTION ,IS IT SOMETHING BECAUSE OF A SPRITI OR WHAT.
Wednesday 1st of September 2021
@DREAM, Sit silently.. In the morning.. 4 am.. 5am..whenever u dont hv noice arround u. Fix ur alarm for 15 min in ur ph. N make ph on flight mode... Band ur eyes with.. Soft cloth.. Open Only when your alarm raise.. Consuntrate on ur breath how come n go.. Sit silently in a meditation pose.. Start today n repeat daily.. Few days u feel dark.. Feeling like weeping.. But this is Only happen 1st week after that ur spirit feeling strength n u feel peace.. N recvd every answer.. U r all blockage is gone n work going b smooth.
By time.. Increase ur alarm time as 15 to 20 min daily.. Then.. 30min..then..40..thentill that time u wana b sit for positive energy..
Take seven red dried chilli.. Round up on ur head clock wise 7 time put down on gas flame.. This remove all bed eyes on u...
God bless you.
Friday 16th of July 2021
There is something in my house. This all started since we moved in, but a couple of years ago it really picked up. I started hearing a voice at night before I would fall asleep. It would say my name and shake my bed. My family members have had similar experiences. We've all talked about it and it is mimicking our voices. It has knocked over things and hid objects from me then the object appears seconds later. I few of us have been touched and when we turned to look there was nothing there. I could go on and on. It started to scare us to the point that we don't use our upstairs rooms anymore. We have blocked it off but we are still hearing noises from up there. We don't know what to do anymore. My family doesn't think it has any bad intentions but from what I've looked up everything it doesn't look good.
Wednesday 1st of September 2021
@Lauren, go to rhe Church on every Sunday.. Attend prayers. N prey for protection n Sale ur house as soon as possible. Bcz ur life is more valuable rather then ur house. This is the last option..
But if u wanna b stay there. Burn a white candle.. Sit relax. N talk to that person by words.. Who r u.. Belongs to us or not?? No matter. What's u want.. If you want we leve this place.. We must leve if u want some things.. To leve this place we will try to make them.. We r staying here from a long while.. But don't harm u.. Even we gv u a place that we don't want to be disturbing u.. SO.. Stay in Peace n live in Peace..
Try this may b ur problem solved.. God bless you.
Wednesday 1st of September 2021