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9 Signs Of A Bad Spirit In Your House

What are some signs that a spirit or ghost is haunting your house/apartment?


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.”how to know if theres a spirit in your house

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:

#1 Apparitions

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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 Touchedhow to tell if a spirit is good or bad

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 Voicessigns of a poltergeist

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 Membersigns of spirit presence

Randomly finding an object from a loved one or a family member – one who has crossed over.

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#5 Psychokinetic Activity

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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 Spotshow to know if a spirit is around you

Many individuals report cold spots in haunted houses.

These are small areas that 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

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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 & Onsigns of a bad spirit in your house

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 radios and TVs.

The problem is that this phenomenon is rarely witnessed. 

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#9 Strange Noises

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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.

On 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:

#1 Prayersigns of bad spirits in home

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 with this problem.

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#2 Rearrange Furnituresigns of bad spirits in your home

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

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A stone engraved in tibetan script with the buddhist mantra “om ma ni pad me hum”.

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.

#5 Salt

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. 

READ MORE: Ways To Remove Negative Energy From Your House

#6 Protect Your Space With Crystalshow to tell if a spirit is good or bad

All crystals have different properties, but the best ones for creating a feeling of peace are selenite, kyanite, hematite, obsidian, and desert rose.

#7 SmudgingSmudging

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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Sunday 18th of February 2024

How about invoking the name of Jesus Christ? Far more potent than smudging.


Tuesday 15th of August 2023

My bed is also made different alot

Sunday 21st of January 2024

@Rebecca, no shit i cant make mine the same every night


Tuesday 15th of August 2023

I mopped my floor went to the store came back an there was salt on my floor


Tuesday 1st of August 2023

This is for my friend Dora: she has a Spirit sitting on her side sewing, the spirit comes into her bedroom and pulls off the sheets or blankets,, it comes when she turns off the lights, do she sleeps with the lamp on in the bedroom, she’s afraid to get up and use the bathroom, also the spirit moves the pillows on the couch and leans on them ,and also messes up an already made bed makes noise in the living room when she goes to bed, it once told her to jump out of the window and she will catch her, otherwise no other verbal words to her .. she is terrified… what should she do ?

hailey carpenter

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

i live in a group home and ever since this one girl came, I've felt cold space around her even when it hot in house or outside now the cold is in our bathroom and get this overwhelming feeling that I'm being watched but only there many of the others I've seen a little girl but i haven't but that's been going on for a long time before any of us. but no one else seems to feel it but me everyone is say it might be my meds, but this has been happening before me taking these meds im getting kind of scared specifically today when I heard the whispering by the door while taking a shower, but no one was there when I opened the door. also, they say it's my fault because I'm a witch, but I never really practiced it never. but if i did it would only ever be light magic, only for good im getting really scared to live here but i can't leave and im always getting chill near me after she is but more often. can someone give me advice.