What do you do if you believe a spirit is in a home?
December 1, 2008 12:18pm CST
I'm not talking Casper here. I spent a night at my daughters duplex that she rents and knew it had supposed activity. I thought it was bull, just an old home settling and outside noise. During the night I heard someone walking around in the upstairs hall and it sounded like footsteps on the stairs. I went upstairs and found nothing unusual. The dog was downstairs with me and the granddaughter was asleep in her room. I thought it might be noise carried over from the other side of the duplex but they were not home. I checked outside, no one around. Thought it odd and watched tv. I heard a noise again about an hour later that sounded like someone walking up the stairs. I went upstairs and nothing again. Near my daughter's bedroom is an attic staircase where the steps are still there but the attic has been closed off. That stairwell gives me the creeps. I get the strongest urge to nail it shut and hang a cross on it. I went to bed that night and pushed a box in front of the closed bedroom door, the attic door is right acrost the hall. I woke up about an hour later and the bedroom door was open. I got up and checked the house, my daughter wasn't back yet, the dog was in another bedroom and my granddaughter was asleep. I went back to bed after shutting the door and placing the box in front of it again. I was almost asllep when the door slowly opened by itself and the box slid across the carpet. I didn't hear a sound but felt something sit on the bed near my feet. I yelled for it to get out of my room I was sleeping. It was gone but I couldn't get back to sleep. My daughter told me that whatever it is has scared her 4 year old daughter when they first moved into the house but doensn't now, sits on her bed near her feet at night until she tells it to leave, shakes her bed, slams kitchen cabinet doors, walks around the upstairs hall and up and down the open staircase. They hear conversations going on upstairs when no one is up there. I don't like this and feel it could be something dangerous. It doesn't scare my granddaughter anymore but it completely creeps me out. I feel it is coming from the sealed off attic. This is a rental home and since moving in to it my daughter has lost her job and had her car heads blow. I want her to move but she cant afford it. How do you ward off something like this? The attic is drawing me but you cant get in to it as it is sealed off.
2 Dec 08
I understand your concern.While spirits and ghosts are not visible to all[one must be predisposed to receiving them] there are some people who could speak to the ghosts in seances. Normally a ghost inhabits a place only if it had a deep attachment to that place due to whatever reason, or due to some injustice having been done to the person whose ghost it is that is hanging around. If you can get in touch with an exocorsist, he/she can get the ghost to "clear". What religion do you subscribe to? If you are a Christian please search the Bible for a suitable prayer line and keep repeating it, while submitting to God.The ghost will leave. If you are a disbeliever in religion but still feel this presence palpably, but do not wnat to take recourse to religion, only affirmative suggestions to the sub-conscious that the ghost will have to and will go away only will work. The speed with which this will work will depend on how strong and importunate your suggestions are.
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2 Dec 08
I do not believe in organized religion. I sense something wrong with this spirit, not sure if it is evil or just a spirit trying to reach me or my daughter. I don't like the feeling I get about the attic. The house is in a bad neighborhood, the hood, and I don't know it's past but it is a violent area. It used to scare my granddaughter to even go upstairs. She is only four and a selective mute. She is just starting to talk now. If I could open the attic I would as I have wondered if there is something that was left in the attic that keeps the spirit there and I have no doubt that there is a spirit in that duplex. I want to do a cleansing of the house with sage, salt and a celtic rite to clear the house of this thing. I also intend to hang celtic crossed throughout the duplex.
2 Dec 08
Good. Though you are a disbeliever in organised religion you do have a way of using some of the rituals that have come of the schools of spiritualism. Good Luck to you. Please go on! You are right on track. I pray for your success and fastest redemption from the unruly spirit.