As a paranormal investigator, one of the first questions I’m asked is, "How did the ghost get here?" The answer isn’t as simple as it sounds—it requires asking a lot of questions of the homeowner and conducting hours of research. However, it’s been my experience that there are generally five reasons why a ghost takes up residence in a home.
You can learn more about how a house can become haunted, types of hauntings, and ghosts in my book Is Your House Haunted?.
Debi Chestnut has been able to see and speak to ghosts her whole life. A paranormal researcher for more than twenty-five years, she gives lectures and conducts workshops to help people better understand paranormal activity. She resides in Michigan. Visit... Read more
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i have now moved to hull and moved in to a house tonight we have had the most horrid feeling me and my fience have felt r arms go cold and we have had a ral heavy feeling my 15 year old grandaughter felt real scared and we felt like there was something wrong scared like a panic attack could there be something in r house
Yes, it's always possible that there is some residual energy in a house when you're first moving into it. Often this is nothing more than some negative energies from the people before, if you're sensitive as a family, you'll pick up on it. This is not necessarily a haunting, it may just be that the people that lived there before fought alot, or someone may have had depression, or been ill, or suffered from nightmares. All kinds of things can leave residual energy.
It is also possible that it is a spirit haunting, or another type of presence.
Regardless of what it is, the most important thing to realize is that despite anything spooky you may have seen on tv, or have been told, it is very very very VERY rare for these things to ever pose any danger, and when they do, the danger is usually minimal.. even if you see or hear or of very scary ghost stories, usually the worst worst have things like househould items being broken and people getting scratched, and that is rare rare... what affects people the most negatively is something you have control over, and that is fear.
So a 'ghost' at it's worst is really usually not a big deal, we've just become conditioned to fear things we don't understand.
Almost all negative residual energy will dissipate if you don't feed it with more negative energy - don't give that energy more power by directing fear, panic and worry about it. All it's power is in that illusion. If you realize there is no true power over you, and that love and peace is far stronger, it will dissipate.
If you have chants or prayers you use in ritual or at any time, use them to build positive energy. Uplifting movie, comedy, anything to produce a positive mood. Empower your daughter to overcome panic by learning the relaxation response... I developed panic disorder at 17, and thankfully resolved it shortly after, by learning by reading psychology books that it is biologically impossible for your body/mind to be in an anxiety/panic state at the same time it is in a relaxed/meditative state. If your daughter practices muscle/body relaxing combined with slow deep breathing, when she's in a good mood, and masters it so it becomes a habit, she can prevent panic for the rest of her life by being able to push her mind/body into a relaxed state.
There are also specific rituals you can do to spiritually 'cleanse' a new home that can help you focus that energy that enforces a positive energy state in your home. What you do is not as important as how you're feeling about it, do what makes you feel empowered and energetically in control of your home environment.
This is now YOUR spiritual territory, your home, and your sanctuary. If you assert that belief energetically, it will become completely true. Tell negative energy it's no longer welcome.
Very interesting....I myself have never been in a haunted house or been haunted but I do believe in ghost....I know they exist. I watch most of the show about parnomal or ghost hunting.
I have had experiences with entities since I was about 12. The feeling I had at my old house seemed very heavy and dark. I never liked being there, had difficulty sleeping and could never do anything to brighten the house enough. I moved and everything seemed much lighter and brighter. I would hear footsteps in the house when I was by myself and doors opening and closing themselves. Now I live with 3 empaths and the activity seems to have escalated within the past few months. It doesn't feel like anything will do harm but I'm curious if it is all attached to me or if it is a culmination of everyone I live with now or could it be also attached to the new house? Recently, I've started seeing a shadow figure in my room when I stir in the middle of the night. I've considered welcoming a local paranormal research team into the house but not sure what I'm dealing with and it may escalate things even more. Just looking for some guidance in the matter. Thanks.