by John Zaffis
To help you with getting rid of a ghost (or any psychic phenomena) can be tricky business. It is hard to do if you are scared or you do not really like handling this type of situation.
I've often been asked what to do if a house is haunted, and I have developed a set of general guidelines. Without coming to your home, I can't make an accurate "diagnosis" of the situation, so the information below may or may not alleviate your haunting symptoms.
In the interest of helping people who may live far from a Researcher's geographic area, I thought that publishing some general guidelines may be of help to some people. Keep in mind that my suggestions on how to rid your home of psychic phenomena are based strongly on my faith. If you feel that you may have a haunting and would like to try to rid the premises of the "ghost", I suggest the following:
1. Make certain that each member of the household has been baptized (or its equivalent in your religion). If someone in the household has not been baptized, please arrange for this to take place as soon as possible. This will sometimes help to eliminate all the activity in the home.
2. The use of Ouija boards, Tarot cards, mediums, séances, psychics, spiritualists, magic, or witchcraft--or dealing in anything to do with the supernatural realm may increase the activity in the home. I believe that such methods can be extremely dangerous and if they are being used in your household, or by any of your household members. Use of these objects or practices can invite spirits into our human world, I believe that this "opens doors" which you create by using these methods and may also invite the demonic and other unwanted spirits. If you are having psychic phenomena occur after engaging in any of these activities, your "haunting" may well be more serious than can be dealt with in this article. It is estimated that 90% of our worst cases begin with a Ouija board.
3. Make certain that each room of your house has a religious icon from the religion practiced in your household in it. To give you a good example of what I mean, a preliminary inquiry into a situation with a house with 2 roommates was haunted. One roommate was Jewish, another Catholic, each brought religious icons from his faith into the home, and soon the haunting phenomena disappeared. What religion you practice is less important than the fact that you have faith!
4. Have your priest (or the appropriate official from your faith) come to your home and have it blessed. Be certain that each room is blessed. Open all closet doors, the dryer door, refrigerator doors, and even large containers and boxes (i.e. any closed-in space) prior to the blessing, so that the "spirit" will not have anyplace to hide. You may close the doors and containers after the blessing of the home is completed. And try not to think about it. The less recognition you give to the situation the better you are.
5. If you are confronted with or witness the phenomena, you may command it to leave. In your bravest, most commanding voice, shout "In the name of Jesus Christ (or the appropriate deity for your faith) I command you to leave this place and go back to where you came from!" You need to say this emphatically so that you are taken seriously. Take control of your own home. Do not let the "spirit" take it over. The more fear you show to it, the more power it has.
6. Giving the "spirit" recognition can also give it power. Avoid talking about it in your home, and perhaps avoid talking about it altogether. Try to think of the positive things you or your family are trying to accomplish in your lives.
I hope that you find these suggestions helpful. If you follow them, and are still having problems, please contact me. I'll be happy to help and give more personalized advice if I can. I'll need a detailed description of what's going on, and a telephone number where you can be contacted. I will do my best to help you and your family.
I've developed a set of general guidelines for demonic activity. But first, you must rule out all natural causes such as mental and or physical illness. I suggest that you see a doctor and have every possible test for the symptoms you are having and to have everything from a scientific point of view or logical explanation looked into. Is the home on a site that has gases coming up from the ground or coming into the home or are there power lines above your home. Are animals nesting in the walls or getting in and out of the home? Is it an old home, can it be the plumbing, or is the home settling. All of this must be looked into before seeking out legitimate help. If you ruled out all of this it is time to consult with your clergy and you might need some help at this point with someone that deals with this type of phenomena in this field.
The Levels of Demonic Activity
At this point has someone or something done something to you. Are you experiencing lights going on and off, doors opening and closing, cold spots, footsteps, voices, the TV going on and off, telephone ringing? Do you feel like someone or something just went by or is watching you? Occurrences with all of the electrical appliances going on and off, or just bizarre things, this can be the beginning stages of infestation.
You see and know something is not right, voices are telling you to do things that your not used to doing. They will turn you against loved ones, make you feel something is around you or touching you. A lot of arguing with others will take place, your whole life will turn inside out. You can't sleep at night, you are not eating a lot, food is just not good to you at this time. No one can figure out what is going on with you, your whole personality changes. You have no energy to do anything at all, this is the process of wearing you down and it is oppressing you.
Pure possession is very rare, but at this time it can and will if you let it, it has the ability to go in and out of you at it's will. It will talk in different languages, have enormous strength behind it, make you believe anything at this time and you will, turn you against everyone and push everyone out of your life especially the ones you love. It will convince you that everything you want you can have and that you can achieve all of this. It's main goal at this point and objective is to gain full control of you. This is where you need to seek out help from family, clergy or someone in this work. You have to fight back and no one can do this for you but you, we all have free will so it is up to you.