What is a Ghost or apparition? It is generally believed that a spirit, ghost or an apparition is the personality, soul or energy of someone who has died and is stuck/trapped between this plane of existence and the next. If these entities are indeed human in origin, we disagree with researches who believe a good number of these spirits do not know they are dead. We believe this to be an untenable position.
Can spirits follow you home? Absolutely! It has happened to us on one occasion. Spirit attachment is often the result of having had a “hitchhiker” follow you home. Upon leaving an area or structure, it is important to let suspected resident entities know in no uncertain terms that they cannot follow you.
What is a haunting? Both research and experience show that there are three basic types of haunting. One type of haunting is often referred to as a residual haunting. In other words, events can imprint the environment in such a way that the event plays itself over and over much like a tape. This type of haunting is not real as apparitions are not aware of your existence/presence and are incapable of interacting with you. It remains a mystery how these events are recorded but is believed to be associated with a traumatic or strongly emotional event.
There is also the intelligent type haunting or interactive haunting as determined by Parapsychology. In an intelligent type haunt, there are entities involved in the same that exhibit human-like qualities and behavior. They are aware of and responsive to their environment. These entities are usually attached to a person, place or thing. Evidence of their existence is validated by EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena. The paranormal community holds to the belief that these entities are the souls of those who have passed on due to their human-like attributes. Recognition of their actions normally causes these entities to continue with their actions or to increase their activity.
Lastly, there is a type of haunting that is known as a demonic haunting. A demonic haunt is extremely dangerous to all involved. Demons’ modus operandi causes both mental and emotional torment by attacking or possessing. Their primary objective is to break down a person's free will in order to make way for possession, beginning as oppression. A demonic entity has no concern for time in that they will work for this objective for days, months or years.
Signs of a demonic haunting are listed in our article entitled “Signs of Demonic Activity.” Here we add to those signs dripping faucets, blankets being pulled off the bed, pictures falling off the walls, one’s bed shaking violently, and etc. Normally demonic activity begins in a subtle manner and then progresses to blatant and violent acts. It wants you to know it is in control and it wants you to fear it. If you own pets, remove them from the premises as demonic entities cause them serious illness and death. They hate both human and animal life. Demons hate both God and man with a vengeance.
Demons possess superior strength and intelligence. Demonic manifestations are normally in the form of a black mass and are also seen in the form of a shadow person. These entities can scratch you, shove you, push you and strike you. When one is scratched by a demon, you will normally see three lines, mocking the Trinity. This type of haunting requires immediate action – contact a demonologist or a member of the clergy if you feel like you have this type of haunting.
Some consider poltergeist activity a type of haunting. “Poltergeist" is a German word meaning "noisy spirit." We reject the notion of poltergeist-like entities. Research shows that this type of activity centers on an individual and his or her subconscious when under emotional or psychological stress. One going through puberty can unconsciously cause activity such as rapping on walls and floors, the moving of objects, electrical anomalies and the manifestation of physical phenomena as well.
What is EVP? EVP or electronic voice phenomena - is a mysterious event in which human-sounding voices from an unknown source are heard on recording devices such as a cassette player or digital voice recorder. These voices are normally inaudible to the human ear but are heard on playback. EVP sessions can be held in one of two ways: passive and non-passive means. Recording passively is nothing more than leaving a recording device unattended or just not asking saying anything or asking questions. Non-passive means, on the other hand, is when one is asking questions out loud in hopes to receiving a response. EVP was discovered quite by accident by Friedrich Jorgensen in 1959.
Where exactly do these voices originate? No one knows for certain, but it is generally believed that these voices are the voices of the dead. We would like to add that these voices could be from the demonic or angelic hosts, from another dimension or co-existing dimension or from stray radio transmissions. Apart from hearing these voices upon playback, there is a growing trend to record EVP sessions in real time. We use a device called the P-SB7: Mini Frequency Sweep Radio ITC Device also known as either the “spirit box” or "Frank’s box” as to hear these voices in real time with our own ears.
EVP is a sub-category of ITC (Instrumental Trans-Communication). The term Instrumental Trans-Communication (ITC) is a rather a modern one, coined by Ernst Senkowski in the 1970s to refer more generally to communication through any sort of electronic device such as computers, televisions sets, tape and digital recorders and etc. Oddly EVP captures are single words, phrases and short sentences. Other times you receive only sighing, groans, growling or grunts. These captures can vary in tone and emotion.