What Do You Ask?

bandwknowledgebuilders As investigators we need to be looking at every possible reason for unexplained activity. This is a classic Loyd Auerbach article about what to ask that is a good reference to use when determining the origin of unexplained phenomenon.
From ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS by Loyd Auerbach

The following questions are suggested for certain investigations of apparitions, poltergeists, and hauntings. Keep in mind that these questions may have to be chosen according to whether they are applicable to the experience reported and to the family (or office) situation. For these questions, besides some of my own composition, I have drawn on those suggested by William G. Roll and Dr. J. G. Pratt (published in Roll’s book, The Poltergeist, first printed in Theta, the Journal of the Psychical Research Foundation, Number 16, Winter, 1967), and a questionnaire developed by Cynthia Siegel and Sharon Solfvin.

Also, remember to ask the applicable questions not only of the people directly involved (those who actually witnessed something or who live or work in the situations) but also throw them at any secondary witnesses (e.g., neighbors or police or priests) who may have learned what was going on.

INITIAL QUESTIONS (to help determine whether an investigation is warranted)

1. Please give a general description of the occurrences.

2. Please list the names and ages of all those living/working in the situation where the disturbances have taken place.

3. Please list the relationships of all those in household/office to one another (their place in the family in relation to everyone else; positions in the office and works with whom; etc.)

4. Are there any pets?

5. What are the occupations of those in the location who are or have been working?

6. Please give educational background of all those in the location.

7. Where have the occurrences taken place? Address and specific locations within the premises, please. Describe the premises, please.

8. How long have you lived/worked there?

9. Any disturbances noted at previous addresses?

10. When did the current disturbances begin?

11. What sorts of things went on at the beginning?

12. What did you think of them?

13. When was the most recent incident?

14. Would you say the occurrences are frequent? Are they occurring with any apparent regularity?

15. Have the disturbances been increasing in frequency and severity since they first began?

16. Who are those people directly involved? What did they experience? 17. Any witnesses from outside the household/office? Please give their names, occupations, and phone numbers. What did they experience, as far as you know?

18. Is there a pattern of any kind to these disturbances that you’ve noticed (i.e., when the events occurred, what sorts of objects were affected, what locations were involved, who was around at the time, etc.)?

19. Have you looked for ordinary, normal explanations? What makes you sure the events are paranormal?

20. Have you or any of the others involved had any psychic experiences in the past?

21. Have you (or anyone else who witnessed the events) been interested in psychic phenomena for a while? Has family discussed psychic phenomena in the past? If so, in what context?

22. Does anyone involved have a theory as to what may be going on?

23. Have you contacted any “experts”? (Such as, obviously, a parapsychologist, or psychologist, police, priest, rabbi, psychic, etc.)

24. If so, what did/do they have to say?

25. What kinds of books or articles have you read about psychic phenomena or the occult/supernatural/unsolved mysteries?

26. Have you seen films like Ghostbusters, Poltergeist, The Entity, The Amityville Horror, Dreamscape, Resurrection, The Exorcist, The Fury, Carrie, etc.? Which ones?

27. What did you think of them (in terms of how they portrayed psychic experiences/disturbances)?

28. How about others involved? Reading? Films? TV shows?

29. What are your feelings/beliefs regarding psychic phenomena or the spiritual world? Religious background (both family and your present religious status)?

30. Have you ever taken any courses on parapsychology, the occult, or any self-development or psychic development courses? The others?

31. Have you or any of the others ever been to see a psychic?

32. Has there been any publicity of these events? In other words, has the press found out about what’s going on? If so, which members of the media, and how can we contact them? If not, can you be sure there won’t be any publicity (can you keep this quiet… the press tends to disrupt investigations)?

33. What would you like done to help you?

34. Would you allow me and perhaps some colleagues to do a serious investigation of the occurrences in your home/office?

The above questions should give you a good handle on the beliefs, background, and thoughts of at least the person being initially interviewed (which we generally do by phone), and a general idea of what the psi disturbance might be. The answers to these questions will certainly give you enough to decide whether or not to go ahead with an investigation. Again, you might want to ask some of these questions of the others involved, when you get to them. In addition, the background questions in the above group will help you assess the kind of people you’re dealing with.

You also might want to ask everyone involved to fill out the survey in Appendix D, to get a feel for the kinds of experiences they may have had.

Who/What/When/Where/How

These questions will help you narrow down the general patterning of the disturbances/experiences. You could, of course, ask these questions from the start, but you may get a better handle on what’s going on if they are asked when you are actually in the location where the incidents are occurring. In some respects these questions do duplicate some of the aims of the above questions, but it helps to ask some of the same questions in different ways, since by doing so you can often pick up different pieces of the puzzle (in other words, the answers may differ slightly).

1. Have you connected the disturbances with any particular people witnessing or living/working in the location? With any particular visitors?

2. If there is an apparition seen, does the apparition represent anyone identifiable (does anyone know “who” the apparition represents)?

3. Are there particular activities going on when the incidents occur (such as eating, watching TV, arguments, etc.)? Explain.

4. Are there certain times during the day or night when the incidents appear to be more frequent? If so, when are they?

5. Are the events seen to occur more in one spot (or in more than one place) than in others (certain rooms or parts of the room)? Where are these places?

6. Are certain people seemingly more affected than others? Who? What reactions do the people in the situation have when confronted by one of the disturbances?

7. Do all witnesses to the events have to be around for anything to happen? If not, give examples of such incidents where not everyone was around, and who was there.

8. Have any disturbances been noted to occur when no one was around (i.e., has anyone noted the after-effects of a disturbance that may have occurred with no witnesses, perhaps by objects having been moved)?

9. Has any one person appeared to be very close to the starting points of moving objects? Do you think there’s any chance that that person could have physically thrown or pushed the objects to simulate a paranormal event?

10. Is there any reason to think that someone in the home/office might fake the events?

11. Have you thought about normal explanations for some or all of the events? Have you taken note of outside sounds, vibrations, etc. (such as a truck rumbling down the street) when the occurrences happen?

The Phenomena

These questions will help you got a good picture of the actual goings-on. Remember not to jump to any immediate conclusions about the events being paranormal. Always look everywhere for normal explanations for the events, whether considering fraud or problems with the electrical system or earth movements, before making a “paranormal” judgment. Also, I want to say not all of these questions are applicable to any one situation, given that many of them relate to physical disturbances (like those in a poltergeist case) or to a haunting where there may or may not be noises heard or objects affected.

1. Please describe the disturbances/experiences in terms of what you actually observed. (Note: this should be asked of everyone involved, both in separate interviews and later in the presence of all witnesses.)

2. Were there any unusual feelings or emotions associated with the disturbances/experiences?

3. How often do they occur?

4. Who first noticed them? When were they first noticed? Under what circumstances?

5. Please describe the experiences/observations of the others to the best of your knowledge.

6. In terms of movement of objects, describe the movements and what was unusual about them. Did objects seemingly take flight or visibly move by themselves? Were there unusual flight patterns (in other words, did they move like someone had pushed or thrown them, or did they make unusual curves in the air or on a surface, such as making right-angle turns)?

7. Could someone have been near enough to an object to move, push, or throw it, either purposely or by accident?

8. Did objects hit their final resting point with unusual force?

9. Did they make unusually loud noises when they struck something? 10. Were breakable objects seen to move and strike something without breaking?

11. Were heavier objects seen to move or rearrange themselves (such as furniture being piled up, especially in such a way that one person could not have done it)? Describe, please. Were these objects seen in motion, or were they simply discovered in rearranged fashion after had been moved?

12. Has anyone seen an object start its motion? In other words, have there been any witnesses to an object disturbance beginning with the point just before it took flight or began to move?

13. What were the objects affected? Any particular kind of object affected more than others? Any particular single affected more than others? If yes to either one, are any relationships between the object(s) and any of the people in the household/office?

14. Have you noticed any metal objects particularly affected? Bent silverware, for example? If yes, are you certain no one could have had access to the pieces and bent them normally? Any chance that the pieces of metal/silverware could have already been bent through normal use (and that you simply never noticed the bends)?

15. Have there been any unusual electrically related effects? Have appliances, TVs, stereos, lights, or computers been affected? If so, to what extent and how frequently? When any particular person(s) were around?

16. If certain persons were associated with the appliances/ devices, what are their attitudes towards the function of those devices (i.e., if a vacuum cleaner, does the person hate housework? If a computer, does the person dislike computers)?

17. Have there been any occurrences of unusual noises? Have these sounds been found to have a cause connected with them, or have they occurred with no seeming cause? Describe the sounds and why you think them unusual.

18. Have any of the sounds been connected in any way with the movement/disturbance of physical objects?

19. When the others who have witnessed the events had their first experiences, were they aware of previous encounters or observations or experiences by those who first noticed them? What did they know about them, if anything?

20. Have there been instances where one or more persons saw an apparition (ghost)? If yes, please describe what was seen.

21. If nothing was seen, yet you (and others) are sure there is something there (a presence or “entity” or “force”), what makes you so sure?

22. Have voices been heard, either with or without the appearance of an apparitional form? Were attempts made to see if the voices had a (living or mechanical) source?

23. Have unusual smells been noticed? What was unusual about them? Have they appeared at only certain times or only in certain areas? Have they been localized, yet mobile (confined to a specific area in the air, yet that area has been observed to move about)? Were attempts made to find a natural source of the smell?

24. Who has been around in each instance of a visual apparition? Of voices? Of unusual smells?

25. Have you or anyone else gotten unusual feelings in a particular place or at particular times (example, do you sense a “presence” or get “cold chills” under certain conditions/in certain locations)?

26. Has the temperature of the location been affected unusually? Have normal causes been looked at as being behind such effects?

27. Have there been times when apparitions/ghosts, smells, voices, footsteps, or odd noises have been experienced by only some of the people (or just one person) and not by others at the same time? Please describe these instances.

28. Have the images been associated with particular people or events? Have they been associated with particular people who are witnesses to the events or whom you know (example, maybe the ghost is that of your Uncle Harry from Cincinnati)? Were these images connected with the past (the past of the people present or of the house) or with the present (could the images represent living persons or current/future events)?

29. How about the noises or the smells (if present)? Could they be connected with persons not present (living or dead)? Or can they be connected with the house or building (past or present)?

30. Did the witnesses who had the experience of seeing/hearing a ghost know about that person (whom the ghost represents) before the experience?

31. In the case of images seen, did everyone who saw something see the exact same thing, or were there the kinds of differences one would expect if the apparition had been a living person, there in the flesh? (In other words, if one person stood in front of where the apparition appeared, and another behind it, did the people see the figure from the proper perspective [front and back] or not?)

32. Describe the behavior of the apparition(s). Does the apparition repeat the same activity every time it appears? Or does it seem as if it is aware of your presence as well?

33. Is there attempted communication on the part of the apparition? Have you or anyone else who has experienced the apparition tried to communicate with it? Any results (like communications back, reactions on the part of the apparition, changes in behavior of the phenomena, etc.)?

34. Would you say the apparition seems to be one that is conscious or aware of its surroundings, that it is an intelligent “entity”?

35. If not, would you say that the experience might represent a past event repeating itself like a video “instant-replay”?

36. What is known about the house/building? Previous owners? History of the location it stands on?

37. How did you feel just before the experience(s) (physically, mentally, and emotionally)? Any common factors between each of the experiences?

38. How did you feel while the experience was actually happening?

39. How did you feel/react after the experience(s) was completed?

40. Did you discuss the experiences with anyone (witness or not) just after it happened? Describe the discussions.

The above questions should give you a fairly complete picture of the phenomenon itself, what may be going on, paranormally or otherwise. Keep in mind that all witnesses and others connected should be asked their opinions and given the chance to answer all relevant questions, so as to help form that complete picture.

Interactions and Symbols

Given that I (and the folks I interviewed for the “Handbook” section of this book) have talked about looking at the incidents as symbolic of underlying psychological and interpersonal dynamics, more or less viewing the disturbances as dreams come to life (but dreams nonetheless), you should try to pick out the symbolic meaning of the experiences. I have a few suggested questions below, but really one needs to explore the lives of the people involved, the relationships, their history as a family or work group, to get that overall picture of how to deal with the phenomena.

1. Do you see the events as representing any emotions or tensions that you or others may have at the moment?

2. Have there been any changes in the daily routine/ lives of the people involved (such as new job, new, school, divorce, marriage, death of relative or friend, etc.)? If so, what are they? When did they happen in relation to the disturbances?

3. Do you see the way the disturbances/experiences are happening as being symbolic of anyone’s emotional state or thought processes?

4. Are the events perhaps symbolic of any problems that may be going on between people in the affected group (here, not just direct witnesses, but all those with relationship to the people having the experiences)?

5. If you were to pretend this were all happening in a dream, what would you make of it (the “dream,” that is)?

6. Are there any visible problems between the people having the experiences and anyone else?

7. Is anyone particularly tense or frustrated or under some stress? What do you think this may be related to (job, friendships, housework, sexual relationships, school, lack of leisure time, etc.)?

8. What would you say your overall health (both physical and mental) was before the experiences began?

9. What would you say your overall health (both physical and mental) has been since the disturbances started?

10. Are you taking any medication or non-prescription drugs? What are they?

11. Are you drinking alcohol, drinks with caffeine, or taking in a lot of sugar, or smoking tobacco? Which one(s), and how much?

12. Was there any change in your diet or use of the above substances before the initial experiences?

13. Has there been any change in your diet or use of the above substances since the disturbances began?

14. Are you or any of the others currently under the care of a doctor or psychological counselor/therapist?

15. Do you practice: yoga, meditation, self-hypnosis, biofeedback, relaxation exercises, or physical exercises?

16. Would you be willing to work on any social, psychological, or physical problems that may be related to the incidence of the disturbances?

17. Would you be willing to see a counselor, therapist, or doctor if that is the most positive way to help deal with the experiences?

18. Are you interested in participating in future parapsychological research, or in learning more about the field?

There you have it. If you apply these questions to the experience and ask the appropriate ones of all involved, you should have an excellent idea of what may be going on, not only as far as potential paranormal events are concerned, but also as far as the underlying problems are concerned.

I mentioned earlier that Gertrude Schmeidler and Thelma Moss came up with a way to help understand what may be going on in haunting cases (whether there’s an apparition or not): that is, to have a group of psi sensitives each give independent assessments of what they think is going on. They came up with a list of activities and adjectives to help pin down the apparition/haunting. The use of this checklist, which I have added to, is appropriate for everyone involved in the situation, whether witnesses to phenomena or not. One can take all independent lists and see if the perceptions of what is going on are similar or not.

The list was first published in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (Volume 62, October 1968) in an article entitled “Quantitative Investigation of a ‘Haunted House’ with Sensitives and a Control Group.”

In addition to the above list, you might add a few more descriptive adjectives that relate to the activities the images or presences or ghosts are carrying out, or to the accompanying emotions or behavior.

Also, you may ask all to take down physical descriptions of sights, sounds, smells, and their own feelings.

Instructions: Circle those descriptive terms that seem to relate to the ghost’s activity or intent. Cross out any terms that are opposite to what you think relates to the ghost or presence. Those terms that are not applicable you can just leave alone.

Afraid
Angry
Annoying someone
Attacking someone
Bored
Building something
Cautious
Cold/nonfeeling Compassionate/warm
Cooking something Communicating
Crazy
Crying
Dancing
Depressed
Eating
Fearful
Floating above the ground
Flying in the air
Fun-loving
Gesturing in a specific way
Getting rid of someone/something Happy
Harassing someone
Helping someone
Hiding himself
Humorous
Insulting someone
Intelligent
Laughing
Lonely
Loving
Lying down
Mischievous
Nonthinking
Obnoxious Pacing restlessly
Passive
Peering around Playful
Playing a musical instrument
Playing a game
Protective (of someone or something)
Purposeful
Pursuing someone
Puttering around
Reading
Repairing something Resting
Restless
Running
Sad
Sarcastic
Searching for someone or something
Sensual
Serious
Sewing
Shy
Singing
Sitting
Standing up
Stealing something
SternTalking
Threatening someone
Trapped
Vengeful
Violent
Walking/moving in a definite direction Wandering aimlessly
Writing

The Mammy Doll Mess in Mosquito

Article by Brent L. George
April 1, 2017

Photos by Melissa Lockett & edited by Wendy Maxam
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The road to Mosquito.

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was called to the home “Carly” in Mosquito, California. The only way to get to Carly’s home is via Mosquito Road, a steep, extremely winding, treacherous (but paved) one lane road, winding up and at one point crossing the Upper American River Canyon northeast of Placerville, California. The bridge was built in 1867 and is slated to be replaced in 2020.

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The Mosquito Road Bridge – “Come on Gang, I’m sure it’s fine!”

Mosquito Bridge view

Mosquito Bridge view going over.

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Only one vehicle at a time can go over the Mosquito Bridge.

The team arrived at the mountain home at 6:00 p.m.

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The home in Mosquito.

This was an “All Hands on Deck” investigation due to the unanimous consensus by the team in corresponding with Carly prior to the investigation that she had inadvertently acquired a cursed object. Attending this one was Melissa, Brent, Jon and Wendy,

Melissa, Brent, Wendy and Jon on the way to Mosquito

Melissa, Brent, Wendy and Jon on the way to Mosquito.

Wendy's greeting in Mosquito

Wendy’s greeting in Mosquito.

Carly had unfortunately recently gone through a marital separation, and now living alone, had decided to purchase some used decorative items for her home – vases, pictures, Japanese art, and the like. Her sister collects unusual dolls, so when Carly found what was sold as an “unusual and adorable Mammy Doll” she knew she had to get it for her sister’s birthday.
The home already had some residual negative energy from her estranged husband’s girlfriend, who Carly said “gave her the creeps.” The sensitives in the S.P.I.R.I.T. group all felt that this woman had been in the home, and had very negative energy about her.
Upon receiving the Mammy Doll, whatever room the doll was kept in became so oppressive that Carly could not stand to be in that room.

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Mosquito furbaby

Her dog “Snookers” lost his appetite, never played with his chew toys anymore, and was constantly reacting to something unseen in the home, standing on chairs and growling at the roof, and at times cowering under the table. Within days of receiving the doll, Carly’s charming mountain home was taken over by a dark oppressive feeling and dreariness. Carly herself said she had little energy and felt “wrong” in her own home. Three days after receiving the doll, she called the S.P.I.R.I.T. Paranormal Hotline for help. We scheduled her for our first available date, a week later, on April 1st.
Upon arrival the team was able to quickly zero in on the back upstairs bedroom, and the entire basement, but especially the back downstairs spare bedroom, as having the worst of the negative energy.

Stairs going to the negative bedroom

Stairs going to the negative bedroom.

The downstairs back bedroom was the only room which set off the K2 meters – all the way to 5, but only sporadically around the room and especially on the bed, as if something were jumping on and off the bed.

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K11 Meters going off

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EDI Meter and K11 anomalies.

Downstairs bedroom

This bedroom was the most active.

Team members kept feeling something small brush past their legs in the room. Upon discovery of two urns in the closet that contained the remains of Carly’s two Jack Russell Terriers, the group’s sensitives surmised that we had discovered that the terriers were still around, keeping Carly and Snookers company.
Before we commenced with a full cleansing and blessing of the home, Carly asked us to remove the cursed object from her property.

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The shed of dread.

She had been keeping the doll wrapped in black plastic in a shed in the back yard since she first spoke with us. She had also heeded our advice to sage, holy water and salt the doll as well as the box it came in, and the bag she wrapped it in, to keep its energy contained until we got there. As the doll was removed from the shed, the negativity coming off of it was palpable to every member of the group. Most group members did not want to even see or touch it.

The doll in a special container and removed it from the property.

The Cursed Hoodoo Doll

The Cursed Hoodoo Doll

Hoodoo is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as a “Voodoo curse of African origin that uses an object to bring a person bad luck.”

While we know that Voodoo is a healing religious practice and has been a cherished belief system in its own culture, we realize its often mistaken counterpart Hoodoo is something else entirely, much more dark and dangerous. They are two distinct practices with two distinct sets of intent. The Hoodoo energy on this doll was quite real.
Upon removal of the doll from the property, a full cleansing of the home was performed using a white sage, Palo Santo, cedar and sweet grass smudge mixture, sandalwood incense was also used along with a white candle to bring in divine light; windows and doorways were salted and graveyard dirt was added due to the nature of the doll’s energy. We also used energy healing to infuse light into the home once again. We also gridded the property with specific crystals to prevent negative energy from returning. Carly was advised to continue smudging with white sage and pink Himalayan Salt to maintain the renewed positive energy in the home. By removing the cursed object from the property, the energy that had to be cleansed from the home was only residual, which is the easiest type of spectral or paranormal energy to clear from a space.
Carly’s “ghost dogs” will remain as they are positive and causing no harm.
By the time the S.P.I.R.I.T. members all arrived home at 11:30 p.m., we received a text from Carly that her home felt renewed and light again, and Snookers wanted and ate his dinner greedily, and was playing with his chew toys and acting like his old self.
The cursed Hoodoo doll will remain sealed in a blessed container.

Case Closed
Classification: Cursed / Haunted Object

A few more photos from the investigation…

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Jon and the lovely set of congas.

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Another view of the property.

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Property looking toward the ravine.

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Moon above Mosquito

Wendy and Jon Mosquito K11 and ghost dog detection

Wendy filming while ghost dogs were setting off the K11s.


The Investigation Video

The Stockton School For Wannabe Demons

stocktonbedroomlamp_fotorArticle by Brent L. George
Stockton, CA
July 15, 2016
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A worried Elisa

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was asked to assist Ryan Privee, a fellow paranormal investigator from Modesto, CA, with a negative entity case involving the apartment home of Elisa, in Stockton, CA. Elisa has been complaining of odd noises in the apartment, and a feeling of foreboding and negativity in the home.

The Investigation

A baseline K2 sweep showed unexplained EMF hits in the hallway and in the daughter’s bedroom. Ryan’s static electricity devices showed strong static hits in the master bedroom, along with orb captures with still photography.

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Master Bedroom

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Light anomolies on the bed

In the daughter’s room, a defiant voice was captured on the SB11 Spirit Box, claiming to be “Satan” and “Evil.” When team members told the entity it would be cleaned out, the SB11 response was “try it.”

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Daughter’s room

This type of entity is what we often refer to as a “Huffer and Puffer.” The entity puts on a strong, fearful front, in hopes of scaring the investigators away. When it comes to the actual cleansing, however, the entity proves to be relatively easy to cleanse out with S.P.I.R.I.T. members’ tried and tested methods and abilities.

The Cleansing

The home was cleansed using holy water, white sage, and Palo Santo Wood. The entity was banned from the apartment easily, proving itself to not be demonic in any way, as actual demonic cases are very dangerous and tough to deal with, and usually take more than one visit by team members. This entity simply tried to build itself up to be something it was not.

Melissa felt that the entity, a lost, angry, and defiant human soul, was seeking out demonic forces on the other side, and in time, could well have become a very negative and serious haunting in this apartment home. It is always best to “nip it in the bud” with such cases, before a more serious situation builds up.

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Spirit Box Session

Conclusion:  Probable deceased human / previous tenant with dark intent but little power or energy, indication the spirit may not have been dead for very long.

Note:

The morning after this investigation, the client reported raw meat being draped on her car outside. This appears to have been an attack by neighbors in another apartment in the building who noticed the investigation taking place, and did not approve of their neighbor engaging in the paranormal in any way. However, the client has reported that all paranormal activity in her house has stopped.

Case Closed.

Investigation Videos

The Old Prospector Ghost of Natomas

Article by Brent L. George
Natomas, CA
June 26, 2016ghostscoobydoo

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched the home of Crystal and Jeff in Natomas, CA. The couple has a young daughter and another child on the way. Their youngest daughter has been consistently reporting a black mist that crawls up her bedroom wall and watches her sleep. The couple themselves report feeling constantly watched in the home, unable to rest easily, and are constantly tired. Their daughter is terrified to sleep in her room alone and Crystal is very worried about the home’s possible paranormal activity affecting her new arrival.

The Investigation: 4:00 p.m.

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members Melissa, Wendy, and Brent arrive on scene for the daytime investigation. Since the client requested a focus on cleansing and less focus on investigation, little photography was taken during this investigation.

During the identification phase of the cleansing, sporadic K2 hits are detected throughout the home. In particular, the K2 equipment hits on the attic entrance and the entrance to the master bedroom’s walk-in closet. In the child’s bedroom, steady K2 kits at 10 mG (Milligauss) are measured on the wall where the child reported seeing the black mist climb up the wall; however these steady K2 hits are debunked as coming from the shelf stereo system and speakers on the other side of the wall.

Melissa says she senses two familial spirits that are trying to help, and an older bearded gentleman who look like he is dressed in the garb of a mid-19th century gold prospector. In the mid-19th century, the Natomas area was part of the greater American and Sacramento River floodplains. Melissa feels the prospector spirit has become entrenched on the property, staking his “claim” long before any housing developments were ever built there. The two familial spirits are trying to protect the family. All three investigators sense the prospector spirit. All three investigators also hone in on what they believe is an active portal in the master bedroom closet, where the K2 temperature alarm is registering cold spots 10 degrees cooler than in the bedroom (the closet door is always kept open) and EMF (electromagnetic field) hits of 20+ milligauss inside the closet.

Having identified the areas of the strongest EMFs, the group then conducted a full cleansing of the home, including the attic space, using white sage, Palo Santo wood, sea salt lines, red brick dust, and tar water.

In the weeks following the investigation, the clients reported that the house felt lighter, they were getting much more rest, and their daughter told them that the black mist was gone, and she had seen “Grandpa” and light energy in her room, but did not feel scared.

4 weeks after the investigation, the client contacted the S.P.I.R.I.T. team to say there had been knocking on the walls, windows, and roof from the outside, once again frightening their daughter. The difference was, that the disturbance was coming from outside the home.

S.P.I.R.I.T. members Jon, Brent, Melissa, Jon and Wendy returned to the home to perform a renewal cleansing, focusing more on the property and anchor / energy grid the entire property with the strategic placement of protective stones. Since the second visit property anchoring, all negative paranormal activity has ceased in the home, and only the protective and welcome familial spirits have remained.

Conclusion: Human spirit infestation intent on staying that had to be banished from the property altogether.

Case Closed.

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The Androgynous Ghost and the Protective Boyfriend

Article by Brent L. George
Roseville, California
July 9, 2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to the apartment home of Shannon, in Roseville, CA. The home is near the railroad yards and a large local weekend farmer’s market known as Denio’s Farmer Market. This area is known to be haunted due to the numerous Chinese worker camps that were scattered across this area in the mid to late 1800s during the gold rush, and due to the presence of the Japanese internment camp that was erected here during World War II. Death, poverty, and suffering were the norm during those times in this part of Roseville.

Shannon says the apartment feels unsettled and negative for no reason, and she often feels watched. She says her daughter does not like to spend time at home.

The Investigation

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members Melissa, Brent, Kara, and Wendy arrived at the location at 7:00 p.m. Melissa and Wendy’s initial walkthrough zeroed in on the bathroom as having a “dark” or unsettled feeling to it. Melissa stated she felt this was a negative force that connected Shannon’s apartment with the upstairs apartment. She said the force was gender neutral – neither male nor female, but rather a possibly summoned androgynous energy. Melissa said she also picked up on a protective spirit of a recently deceased boyfriend or lover whose name started with an “S” who was coming through strongly to her. In tears, the client confirmed that her boyfriend Scott, who did not live with her and thus would not have turned up on any research of the apartment’s history, had just recently passed away from cancer. Scott told Melissa that he wanted Shannon to know that he was fine, happy, and watching over her. Melissa also states she feels a grandmotherly energy around Shannon.

K2 hits and unexplained temperature alarms on the K2 meter were consistently observed at the top of the shower in the bathroom. This indicated a strong but sporadic EMF field combined by a measurable cold spot, indicating the possible presence of paranormal activity.

Shannon explained that the upstairs neighbor, who had recently moved out (the upstairs apartment was vacant at the time of the investigation) had been experimenting with occult rituals. Although this could not be confirmed, the upstairs master bedroom would have been directly above Shannon’s bathroom.

No EVPs were captured in the apartment.

An SB11 Spirit Box Session was able to confirm Scott’s presence, with a response in his voice saying “Hi Babe” to Shannon. When asked if he was trying to protect Shannon from the energy in the bathroom and upstairs, we received the spirit box response in the same voice, “Yeah.” When asked how he likes the “other side” we received the Class A Spirit Box reply “It’s cool!”

Another SB11 hit said “Identity Theft.” Shannon immediately confirmed that just days before, her bank had called informing her that someone had tried to gain unauthorized access her bank account information.

Photography revealed a single orb (on the computer monitor – not present in subsequent photographs of the same shot) in the daughter’s bedroom, which was also confirmed to be Scott via the SB11 Spirit Box.

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A light anomaly was also detected in one photograph, showing white lines surrounded by a mist that seemed to either be coming or going through the window in a break in the blinds. What makes the photograph interesting is that nothing else in the shot is blurred, and the anomaly extends in front of the blinds, suggesting the possibility that the photograph could be paranormal in nature, although it could not be repeated or confirmed. Also interesting is the fact that the photograph was taken just before Melissa commenced with the cleansing of the apartment. The photograph could not be confirmed as paranormal.

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Two pets in the apartment were acting very agitated during the investigation – Shannon’s pet rat, which was constantly trying to climb its cage, and her cat, which kept repeatedly clawing at nothing but air. As Melissa commenced with the cleansing of the apartment, using white sage, Palo Santo wood, tar water, and cooperative energy sealing with team members Wendy and Brent, the animals both calmed down and went to sleep, ceasing the more agitated behavior.

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At the end of the cleansing the group, Shannon, Shannon’s daughter (who came home during the cleansing) and apparently even the animals all seemed to agree that the apartment felt better, and lighter.

As of the writing of this article, Shannon has reported that there has been no further paranormal activity in the home, and the home feels peaceful. She does still feel Scott’s comforting presence.

Conclusion: Probable negative energy binding caused by unsafe paranormal practices by former neighbor. Also a “Casper” positive haunting by the deceased boyfriend. The negative energy was cleansed out, allowing the boyfriend’s spirit to stay.

Case Closed.


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The House Hopping Ghost of Old Reno

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Article by Brent L. George
Reno, Nevada
05/21/2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team received an emergency e-mail from a family in the older section of Reno, Nevada, for an immediate investigation and cleansing, if at all possible. The e-mail came in late in the week, and after talking with the clients, the decision was made to go that Saturday.

Reno is 120 miles from S.P.I.R.I.T. home base. The weather forecast for the weekend over the Sierra Nevada was clearing (after a mid-week late season snow storm had moved over the mountains) and partly cloudy and snow flurries. The actual weather turned out to be a little closer to “Snowing hard on Donner Pass – Carry Chains.” We pressed on through the storm and reached Reno safely at 4 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Claims of Paranormal Activity:

The clients claim the mother is having headaches and nightmares, they feel constantly watched, there are unexplained noises at night, objects in the kitchen have moved by themselves, and some of the family members have been touched and pinched. One odd thing about this case was that the family claims that the activity is taking place not only in the mother’s upstairs apartment, but also in the daughter’s home nearby, and the activity had originally begun in the mother’s previous apartment across the street from her current apartment.

The Investigation:

S.P.I.R.I.T. members set about doing a base level K2 Meter sweep of the mother’s upstairs apartment, and discovered in her bedroom a clock radio that was pegging the K2 meter. This could explain the mother’s headaches and nightmares – it is strongly inadvisable to have strong electromagnetic fields near your head while you sleep (or at any time for any duration). However, this did not account for the other paranormal claims the family had been experiencing.

Photography in the home captured one orb in the kitchen:

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While Melissa was taking video on her smart phone near the back bathroom of the upstairs apartment, an unexplained anomaly was captured on still photography. Note that that the image coming out of the phone cannot be a flash bounce or light reflection, because the anomaly extends past the edges of the phone into mid-air. If it was a light reflection or flash bounce, it would extend onto the wall in front of Melissa, and would cause glare in the mirror, neither of which is the case here. The anomaly is not a blur, because neither Melissa’s phone, hand, nor anything else in the photograph are blurred. The photograph appears to be paranormal in nature.

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An SB11 Spirit Box session in the upstairs apartment produced multiple responses, and appeared to be a defiant male voice. When asked if he was ready to be “cleansed out of this space” we received strong Class A responses “By You?” and “My House.” The voice then told Melissa, “Try it, bitch.” These responses are well beyond what could be considered coincidence.

In conversing with the spirit via the SB11 Spirit Box, Melissa, Wendy, and Kara were able to empath the trapped spirit of a man who had been killed by police in front of an adjacent property approximately 10 years previously, during a standoff with police that arose from a domestic violence call. It was strongly felt by S.P.I.R.I.T. members that this spirit had recently attached itself to the family’s mother before she had moved into the current apartment, seeing her as an easy mark, and had been torturing the family ever since.

The Cleansing:

Full cleansing of both the upstairs apartment and the daughter’s nearby home were conducted, using sage, Holy Water and Palo Santo wood. The spirit of the man killed on the street by police was strongly encouraged to move on, with S.P.I.R.I.T. empaths Melissa, Wendy and Kara showing him the light that  would allow him to cross over.

As of the date of this report, no further paranormal activity has been reported in either the mother’s or the daughter’s home.

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A Familial Haunting

 

Article by Brent L. George
Sacramento, CA – Arden Neighborhood
February 20, 2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was called to an apartment home to assist an older couple who claimed they feel watched in the apartment, have heard disembodied voices, seen shadow movement, and had items fall suddenly out of their cupboards and linen closet.

An initial interview with the couple revealed that both occupants have lost loved ones unexpectedly. In particular, the woman had lost her brother in a foreign country in a violent incident when they were young. In the front office of the home were several pictures of her brother, arranged together on the wall.

The Investigation:

Flash photography captured several small, ambient-light only, and ambiguous orbs on the patio and throughout the apartment. However, the orbs are still interesting as circumstantial paranormal evidence, because the home was immaculately clean and free of dust.

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No EVPs were captured in the home; however, the teams E.D. I. Meter’s (measures electromagnetic energy, temperature, and vibrations) blue EMF indicator lights lit up to full brightness (6 milligaus) during the EVP session, indicating the presence of a strong magnetic field.

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Note that the E.D.I. Meter was on top of a computer printer that could cause a false EMF reading if switched on – however, the printer was switched off and the EMF hit on the E.D.I. meter could not be debunked by K2 meters.

Next, the team conducted a spirit box session in the front office using the SB 11 Spirit Box. Again, there was no response, but sporadic K2 hits. When the female occupant of the home spoke in Spanish during the spirit box session, she received a clear SB11 response in her brother’s voice, in Spanish, saying that he was all right. It was the first time she had heard her brother’s voice in 47 years.

At this point, the occupant understandably experienced a very emotional response, and the decision was made to shut off all recording equipment immediately and terminate the investigation, out of respect for the occupants and the family.

As there was no evidence of any negative energy, and the group members all felt strongly that the apartment contained only familial spirits who were watching over the occupants, no cleansing was requested or performed.

Of all of the cases the S.P.I.R.I.T. team encounters, familial hauntings that are beneficial and in no way negative make up the bulk of them. Most paranormal cases fall into this category, often termed “Casper” hauntings. Heavily negative and / or demonic cases do happen, and the S.P.I.R.I.T. team is equipped to deal with such cases, but one should keep in mind that those types of cases are the exception rather than the rule.

Conclusion: The SB11 hit in the brother’s voice in particular suggests that he is watching over his sister in her twilight years.

Case Closed.

Classification: Probable benign familial haunting.

  

Persecution’s End

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Article by Brent L. George
05/13/2016

On Friday, May 13th the S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to the apartment home of Mirabai in Sacramento. By the time Mirabai contacted S.P.I.R.I.T. she was at her wit’s end, having been physically assaulted, pursued, and harassed by a spirit or spirits since childhood.

Now in her sixties, and a sensitive herself, Mirabai seemed to be the focal point of the attacks, although many of her family members had fallen suddenly and unexpectedly ill in the last few years, as the attacks seemed to have intensified. The physical, violent assaults in the back master bedroom of Mirabai’s apartment home had become so unbearable in fact that Mirabai had not slept in the bedroom for over a year. A hostage in her own home, she was sleeping on the couch, finding excuses not to go home to her apartment at night, and living in fear.

The Interview

To get more background on what may have caused this level of activity, S.P.I.R.I.T. members interviewed Mirabai about her entire past — this is a level of personal history the team seldom finds to be necessary and in most circumstances would be uncomfortable with. However, in this case, Mirabai was very comfortable with it and she said she wanted to get her story out; indeed the family’s history turned out to be the key to the case.

Mirabai explained that she grew up in rural Michigan in the 1950s. Her family was at the time able to acquire a beautiful recently built two-story home to make into the family homestead. After they moved into that house was when the family first experienced paranormal activity. Often dismissed by her parents and other family members, Mirabai experienced physical oppression by an unseen force, being held down in her bed, kicked, and seeing the “scary man” in the upstairs hallway of the home. The longer the family lived in the home, the more the physical attacks escalated — experienced (and still usually dismissed) at times by other members of the household, but always seeming to focus upon Mirabai herself, as she was becoming more and more sensitive to the paranormal as time went on.

When Mirabai’s family finally left the state for California decades later, Mirabai felt a sense of both sadness and relief — sadness at leaving her hometown behind forever, and relief that her quietly endured paranormal nightmare was finally over.

Except that it wasn’t. The malevolent entity followed her and her family to California, and the attacks continued to escalate. Mirabai’s surviving family members were no longer able to dismiss the attacks, and indeed two of them ended up in the hospital with serious conditions. Mirabai tried to combat the force with her own gifts and research, but found herself ultimately oppressed by a force that had had her under its thumb since childhood.

In April of 2015, just over a year before the S.P.I.R.I.T. team was called in, Mirabai states that she was attacked in her sleep in the back bedroom, being awakened by a severe pressure in her skull and then being picked up out of bed and violently thrown across the room. She called 911, not knowing what was happening. First Responders found no evidence of a break-in, and nothing medically wrong with her aside from being visibly upset and shaken. It was after this incident that Mirabai refused to sleep in the back master bedroom anymore.

Mirabai conducted research into the history of her childhood home, and was astonished to find that the home had been built just after World War II by a man who had claimed at the time to be a German immigrant who fled Germany during the war. The man died in the home shortly before Mirabai’s family had moved in.

Although impossible to prove, Mirabai herself and three sensitives on the S.P.I.R.I.T team unanimously concurred: this was the man whose spirit had persecuted Mirabai’s family for decades — the restless and angry spirit of not just a German immigrant, but an officer of Germany’s Third Reich who had fled Germany after the war to escape prosecution for holocaust war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials. Such a spirit would arguably not have been at peace with a minority family moving in to the house that he built to escape discovery of his crimes against humanity.

However, S.P.I.R.I.T. members also felt that Mirabai also had several friendly or familial spirits around her, possibly trying to protect her from the negative entity. Mirabai confirmed that she often felt surrounded by what a relative of hers had described as her “minions” and recounted an incident in which the dark entity said to her in a dream, “my minions are stronger than your minions. You have nothing.”

Mirabai and the team members also picked up on the presence of the spirit of a kind but sad older gentleman who had died in the apartment building; indeed, a year before an old man had died downstairs and had not been discovered for two weeks. This spirit, however, could not be shown to be haunting Mirabai’s apartment specifically (apartment hauntings can often be subject to “transient spirits” form other areas of an apartment building).

The Investigation

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members felt a heavy, oppressive presence in the back master bedroom, and were able to capture anomalous orb photographs, one of which shows the orb in motion during an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) session. A “red orb” was also captured just after the EVP session. Colored orbs in motion like this taken indoors cannot be readily explained as dust or light refraction, and while not conclusive, must be considered as possible, even probable, spirit activity.miribai1_fotor

Multiple EVP’s were captured, as well as hits on the SB11 Spirit Box:

In response to the question “How many spirits are here?” the SB 11 Spirit Box responded with “12” two times in a row. This would seem to confirm the presence of multiple spirits around Mirabai, attempting to help and protect her. Indeed, one of the SB11 hits said, “Help her.” Orbs can be seen plainly flying in and out of the shot on video of the SB11 Spirit Box and EVP sessions conducted in the home that evening.miribai2_fotormiribai3_fotor

The Cleansing

The apartment was cleansed by the team with holy water, sage and Palo Santo wood, and the sealing of doors and windows with Himalayan salt and black tar water. During the cleansing, S.P.I.R.I.T. team member Brent George shouted in German at the “soldier spirit” or “Soldaten Geist” that he must leave the home forever. An orb was seen on video by Jon darting away from the group as Brent shouted at the spirit in German. Moments later, during this forced cleansing that seemed to connect with the negative entity in an unexpected way, the same orb was possibly caught on still flash photography being forcibly evicted from the apartment by the S.P.I.R.I.T. team:miribai4_fotormiribai5_fotor

This was a difficult and rare type of case for the team, as we were dealing with an evil but human spirit that was not interested in interacting or telling its story; it was interested only in hiding from the team and continuing its decades-old campaign of hate and violence against Mirabai and her family. The cleansing thus had to be particularly strong in this case, incorporating innovative cleansing techniques, such as the use of tar water and yelling at it in a way and in a language that would (and did) get its attention.

As of the writing of this article (August 2016) Mirabai has experienced no further negative paranormal activity in the apartment. Although understandably still unnerved and experiencing anxiety after a lifetime of persecution by a vicious and malevolent spirit, Mirabai has attempted to sleep in the back master bedroom a couple times, but still has a lot of recovery to do from this experience, but she is beginning to be able to reclaim peace in her life. As of this time, the negative spirit seems to have been removed from Mirabai’s life, and there have been no further attacks. Her protective spirits seem to be stronger around her now, and lifting her energy up.

Case Closed

Classification: Active spiritual attack by a dark but formerly human entity.

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The Arcade Incubus

Article by Brent L. George
January 17, 2016

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image and descriptions of unsettling paranormal incidents.

Special Note: Because this case deals with an open missing persons case involving a minor, all names and locations in this article have been changed. It is the hope of the S.P.I.R.I.T. team that this very sad case might serve as a reminder to youth who are curious about the paranormal:  Paranormal entities are very real – and dabbling in the paranormal and occult, particularly with Ouija Boards, without proper protection and experience in such matters is extremely dangerous, and can negatively impact the rest of your life.

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to a home in Sacramento.  16 year old Nancy was staying with her mother again after having run away from home. During her absence, Nancy had become involved in hard drugs, and had been recently successfully released from a detox facility before being placed in her mother’s custody. Nancy was allowed to leave the home only to go to school and back.

Nancy’s mother strongly feels that Nancy’s problems are paranormal in nature, describing Nancy as a “good kid with a bright future.”   When the family moved into the neighborhood, Nancy‘s mother recounted, they were happy, despite a recent divorce between Nancy’s mother and father. Upon moving in, they couldn’t help but notice a strange spray pattern and drywall patch job in the garage.

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They speculated that the strange patchwork on the wall and spray pattern indicated that a shooting had taken place in the garage. Although not disclosed by the landlord when Nancy’s family moved in, S.P.I.R.I.T. researcher Wendy Maxam did in fact uncover an incident on public record of an officer involved shooting in the garage that involved drug and gang activity over a year prior to Nancy’s family moving in. Indeed, the poorly patched wall still showed evidence of at least three patched bullet holes in the wall.

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Nancy’s mother eventually dismissed it as nothing, making plans to have the wall repainted and forget about the whole thing. Nancy, however, became convinced that a shooting had taken place in the garage, and borrowed a friend’s Ouija Board to get some answers. Nancy used the Ouija Board in the garage more and more frequently, feeling that she had made “friends” with the departed victim of the shooting. (Note: Although S.P.I.R.I.T. recommends that one should never use a Ouija Board at all for any reason, using one alone is particularly dangerous and inadvisable: the user has no idea who or what he or she is talking to, and is the sole focus of the entity being contacted. Noted cases of demonic possession have begun exactly in this way.)

Nancy continued to use the Ouija Board for an uncertain amount of time. During this time, Nancy, once a straight A student at school, became increasingly withdrawn, locked herself in her room all night every night, rarely interacted with her mother at all, and began to skip school to lock herself in her bedroom. It was during this time that Nancy first began to experiment with drugs. During S.P.I.R.I.T.’s investigation, Nancy explained that the drugs were the only thing that made her feel free of a spiritual force that had taken over her life in a very short amount of time.

Nancy’s mother recounted one incident in which she heard her daughter screaming loudly in her bedroom with the door locked. She tried to force the door open, but couldn’t. As she walked away to look for something to force the door open with, the door unlocked and opened by itself. Upon entering her daughter’s bedroom, she found Nancy fast asleep, face down on the bed.

Shortly after this incident, Nancy ran away from home and was eventually picked up by police. She was returned to her mother through a relative where she was found. Nancy went through court-mandated detox therapy and was placed in her mother’s custody.  Although Nancy was off the drugs, she continued to lock herself in her bedroom for hours on end, at times talking at length seemingly to herself, and at times “screaming into her pillow” (Nancy’s mother’s words). Nancy had been home for only two weeks when her mother, at her wits end, contacted the S.P.I.R.I.T. team for help.

THE INVESTIGATION:

S.P.I.R.I.T. members began the investigation in the garage. No EVPs were recorded, but an SB11 Spirit Box session in the garage produced a single male voice response: “I got shot.”

At first, Nancy was in her bedroom, and did not want to come out to meet the S.P.I.R.I.T. team. After coaxing by her mother, Nancy finally came out to meet the group and join in the investigation.

The master bedroom turned out to be the most revealing part of the investigation, which was surprising, since there were no claims of activity in that room (the mother’s bedroom).

The room showed multiple orbs on camera during our SB11 Spirit Box session in the Master Bedroom, and the EDI Meter showed an unexplainable 11 degree drop in temperature over the course of 20 minutes in the room, while the SB11 Spirit Box was in use. The home has new central heating and air, so this large and fast of a temperature drop with the door open and the thermostat on should have been impossible in a room full of people.

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Two voices came through on the SB11 Spirit Box in the master bedroom – and older female voice and an aggressive male voice. The female voice indicated it was protecting the master bedroom with the response “to protect her” when asked what she wanted. The female voice then indicated by name that she was Nancy’s grandmother, who had passed away a few years earlier. The female entity seemed to be trying to protect her daughter from the forces the granddaughter (Nancy) had contacted using the Ouija Board. The temperature drop occurred while the female voice was speaking, indicating an energy drain. Several of the batteries in the team’s paranormal research devices also went dead during this time and had to be replaced.

In Nancy’s bedroom, the conversation then turned to the male voice on the SB11 Spirit Box. An orb was captured on camera flying directly out of the SB11 Spirit Box. When asked what it wanted, it simply kept replying, “Nancy.” When pressed for an answer by S.P.I.R.I.T. members, the male voice gave two vulgar replies that cannot be directly repeated or quoted here because of Nancy’s age. At the end of the SB 11 Spirit Box session, the decision was made to abort the investigation and cleanse the home with white sage and Palo Santo wood on the spot. A full cleansing of the home was immediately conducted.

One week after the S.P.I.R.I.T. investigation, Nancy ran away from home again. At S.P.I.R.I.T.’s last contact with the family, Nancy’s whereabouts remain unknown.

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An incubus is defined as a male non-human entity that feeds off of human life force energy by engaging in sexual intercourse with its host. (The female version is called a succubus.) It accomplishes this by gaining the host’s trust and becoming progressively more friendly and intimate with its host. This type of entity prefers to gain the host’s consent, as this makes the connection between it and the host far more difficult to break than in a forced situation. Both types of attacks occur (forced and consensual) but the consensual cases are very very difficult to deal with. Even the strongest cleansing and house blessing is instantly undone if the occupant invites the entity back into the home of his or her own free will. Because these cases are of a very personal and embarrassing nature, consensual incubus cases are seldom reported, and nearly impossible to document.  Although Nancy’s tragic story was not conclusively documented as a demonic or incubus case, it has all of the classic earmarks of a consensual incubus infestation.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from this type of attack, please do not hesitate to contact the S.P.I.R.I.T. team for help. We are experienced in dealing with all types of paranormal activity in a non-judgmental way, and with complete anonymity if needed.

A BRIEF HISTORY of the INCUBI and the SUCCUBI

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Article by Brent L. George

What is an incubus? What is a succubus? Are they real, or the stuff of fantasy and science fiction? Where do they come from? What do they want with humanity?

As paranormal investigators, we have only seen a small handful of cases that may even possibly have been what is known as an incubus. They are exceedingly rare. Such cases DO happen, though. The most famous and well-documented case was the 1974 case of Doris Bither in Culver City, California, who was repeatedly raped by an unknown force. A local university even investigated the case. The case was the basis for the 1978 novel “The Entity” which was later released as a major motion picture.

So what are these things? There is to this date a lot of debate about that question. Most people who acknowledge their existence seem to agree that they are demonic in nature. An incubus is loosely defined as a male spirit who engages in sexual intercourse with a woman. The plural of incubus is incubi. A succubus, then, is a female spirit who has sexual intercourse with a man. The plural of succubus is succubi. There is some evidence to suggest that same-sex incubus and succubus encounters also take place.

These sexual encounters most typically take place just as a person is falling asleep, or right after they are awakened, often in the middle of the night. However, they can happen at any time, even in broad daylight, as was seen in the Doris Bither case.

The stuff of fantasy and science fiction?  Hardly. These types of entities have been reported since the 10th Century A.D. and even before that. Those ancient claims before the Dark Ages are the same as the claims today: unseen entities that force themselves upon the living at bedtime and engage in full penetrative intercourse with their bodies, either against their will, or consensually.

Consensually?  You mean someone might have sex with one of these things of their own free will, even inviting it? Again yes, and history is littered with examples of this — most pointedly witches burned at the stake for “wanton fornication with devils.” Indeed, sex with demonic spirits was one of the most common charges during the Salem Witch Trials.

S.P.I.R.I.T investigated a case in which a young woman became detached from her family and her responsibilities, instead locking herself in her room for hours at a time talking to and apparently engaging in prolonged consensual intercourse with the entity.

As a lifelong student of the paranormal (and having grown up in an extremely haunted house) I have personally researched and studied the question of the incubi and succubi for decades. I have come to the inescapable conclusion that these entities are very very real, and potentially harmful. Attempting to summon one will ALWAYS end in disaster, ESPECIALLY using a Ouija Board. That is like feeding yourself to a pool of starving man-eating sharks. Long-term consensual cases are rare and can be very dangerous.

The toughest cases to document are of course the rare consensual cases – people just don’t report that they are getting it on with a demon on a regular basis. The question doesn’t crop up at the office water cooler. So why would anyone consent to such a thing in the first place? Surely only people who have problems with social interactions with other people would even consider such a thing. Again, no. The truth is, Lucy Liu, Anna Nicole Smith, even porn stars have all publicly admitted to ongoing sexual relations with amorous spirits. When asked why, the answer is always the same: sex with these spirits is ridiculously pleasurable, as they have the ability to manipulate our bodies in ways that a human may not be able to.

How dangerous is it? There has been a lot of debate about that question. An ongoing sexual relationship with an entity is essentially a personal choice, and one assumes the risks involved, just as in any other relationship. You can’t get a disease from a spirit, and you’re not going to get pregnant (believe it or not, there is some debate in paranormal communities about this last point). However, it is very important to understand why an entity would want to engage in sexual acts with a living human body. The answer is very simple: life force and metabolic energy. Sure, it is pleasurable for them (the spirits) as well, but the end game is that during the sex act they can and every single time will take some of your life force energy. This energy is eventually replaced by your body’s metabolism and heart, but losing too much of it at one time could leave you weakened enough to catch a flu or just simply be completely exhausted.

Some people claim that sex with an incubus or succubus steals pieces of your soul, the more religious folks among us typically suggest that there are afterlife repercussions to sex with these entities. An online forum I once read made the more ludicrous suggestion that each consensual encounter with an incubus or succubus is a month in Hell. Seems everyone has an opinion about this.     

Like any other relationship, a willing and consensual sexual relationship with a spirit most likely boils down to making smart choices — practice safe paranormal, people!

The more disturbing element is the other half of all of this — forcible rape and sexual attack by a spirit. Not okay in any realm, and we need to know how to combat and stop such attacks. It’s part of what we aim to be able to do as paranormal investigators.

Understanding the Incubi and Succubi

In order to figure out how to stop an unwanted forcible incubus or succubus attack, we have to first gain a better understanding of what these entities are, and where they come from.

According to some occult texts, the incubi and succubi were the demonic offspring of Lilith and Lucifer, essentially Hell’s equivalent of Adam and Eve. This is of course assuming you believe in such things as Hell and the Devil. There is a distinction here – these are not ordinary demons. The demons are the Legion of angels who fell from Heaven and followed Lucifer to create Hell in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The incubi and the succubi are different — they are the specific offspring of Lucifer and Lilith. Some esoteric texts differ on the question of how many of these incubi and succubi were created, but the general consensus in such circles puts the number at between 10,000 – 20,000 of them. Considering that Legion is supposedly a force that numbers in the millions, we are talking about entities that are pretty sparse in number by comparison. Most stories agree that Lilith was placed in charge of the incubi and succubi — some texts have her expelling them from Hell as outcasts, other texts (and this is the more common story) have her sending them out into the Earth to cause havoc and tempt humans into sin.

Then it gets even more complicated — there was a division amongst the incubi and the succubi themselves — upon being sent upon the Earth to do as they pleased, roughly half of them fell in love with humanity and decided to ally themselves with those humans who would listen. The rewards of this alliance were obvious — the human who accepts gets a demonic bodyguard for life, and mind blowing sex on a regular basis. The demon gets an endless supply of human life force energy, which to them is like filling up on High Octane Premium Unleaded Fuel.

The other half of these entities viewed humans as pathetic creatures undeserving of their mutual respect and love. This half of the incubi and succubi swore opposition to humanity, vowing to take as they please through forcible rape and physical assault on all but defenseless humans. This placed the “good” incubi and succubi in the awkward position of having to defend their willing human hosts against their own kind, which is where the situation essentially stands today.

The math works – a population of 7 billion humans affected by a spirit population of 20,000 at the maximum — the chances of running into an incubus or a succubus, whether friendly or evil (the word “evil” here simply means with intent to do harm to humanity, for the sake of the conversation) in one human lifetime, especially in the modern world, is low. It just doesn’t happen that often. When it does, the experience can range from a positive, almost religious experience to the most terrified a person has ever been in their life. Again, attempting to summon one of these entities will likely attract the wrong kind, and you’ll end up terrified and under constant attack.

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How to Fight an Incubus or a Succubus    

Armed with this information, we can form a strategy in fighting off incubus and succubus attacks, then.

• Consent is Everything

The first key here is consent. Any willing consent or inviting the entity back, whether the entity is forcible or not, instantly undoes any cleansing or banishing, even the most impenetrable voodoo cleansing. It simply is not worth the paranormal investigator’s time to try to combat an entity who is being given the All Access Pass as soon as they (the investigators) leave a client’s home.

• They Are a Different Class of Demon – Holy Water May Have No Effect

The incubi and succubi were not created the same was as full-on demons (attack by a full demon is super rare and is noted by the presence of possession – incubi and succubi typically do not possess their hosts, as this is counterproductive to syphoning the host’s energy for fuel). They are offspring of fallen angels, as such many believe they are less affected by religious symbols such as a crucifix or Holy Water. Indeed, there are many documented cases of snickering and laughter as a priest attempted to confront an incubus with such methods. These methods will not hurt anything during a cleansing, but the informed investigator should be aware that they do not typically work on incubi and succubi. What you want are sealants that reinforce the client’s desire to be rid of the entity – lines in the sand that tell the entity it is not wanted and not invited — red brick dust, black salt, tar water, lines of powdered sage and pure sea salt (especially a mix of sea salt and sage). Smudging can be very effective. Incubi and succubi also seem to hate sandalwood, cedar, and Palo Santo wood smoke. They LIKE incenses that smell good; spreading frankincense and myrrh around is therefore usually less effective – burn smudges that smell bad to them, and again, cedar, Palo Santo wood, and sandalwood in particular seem to irritate them.

• GET LOST!!

Above all else, it is the client who has the ultimate power over the unwanted entity. Using the above methods — especially smudging and salt / sage lines – while the client participates in the cleansing and tells it “No more! I didn’t invite you here and I sever any tie you have formed with me or this house! I reject you and banish you from this house and from my life!” You get the idea….

• Sometimes They Come Back

Even if a cleansing (this should really be thought of as a banishing) goes perfectly, it is probably going to try to come back. It may attack in the form of sexual dreams. There is no easy way to combat this, but there are a few tricks that might help. Before the client goes to sleep, he or she should say aloud “I am alone and I am protected!” Have the client envision themselves surrounded by white light. Draw a circle of a powdered sage / sea salt mix around the bed, stating that nothing may enter the circle. Have the client meditate before bed and tell him or herself that if a sexual dream begins they will wake up. Anchoring the bed the way one would anchor a property may help. Incidentally, if an incubus or succubus ever shows / has shown itself in its true form to the client, it cannot appear in a dream as a human being. In the end, the client has to stay steadfast in telling the incubus or succubus to get out — it is not going to break the person’s will. The idea here is to sever all ties to the entity and give it the idea that it has been handed it’s walking papers and the client is not ever going to be worth its trouble. As a last resort, a period of total and steadfast abstinence from any sexual activity will likely cause the entity to lose interest and go away. This of course can be temporary, until the entity seems gone for good.

• Remember – It Wants You to Give In

A powerful incubus or succubus can take by force, as in the Doris Bither case. What it really wants though is your surrender – incubi and succubi want your energy, and getting you to give it willingly makes it a hundred times easier for them to take it. Refuse them every single time, and the attacks will stop when it figures out there are easier prey.

In my personal opinion, the reason the Doris Bither case went on so long (over a decade) could have been that she may have periodically been giving in to it. One such “weak moment” is all the encouragement the entity needs to hang around.

Conclusion

The incubi and succubi are ages old, very real and are among us, and from a paranormal study point of view, fascinating. They are completely invisible and often do not show up on most common paranormal investigation equipment. They are the least written about type of entity, and the most poorly understood. The Doris Bither case is the only known footage of a human engaging in sexual intercourse with a demon (against her will) but if one believes the anecdotal evidence, it happens more frequently than one could ever imagine.

Some have postulated that the incubi and the succubi are the original inspiration for the Vampire mythology. This investigator has personally seen numerous online testimonies claiming these entities destroyed lives, marriages, and families. I have also seen some testimonies claiming that a demon lover can be the most incredible experience of a person’s life.

No matter what any of the forums you may find online say (bad or good), the bottom line is, if you feel victimized, bullied, or forced into interaction with one of these entities, if it hurts you or scares you — you have the right and obligation to say NO and use the very effective methods listed above to regain your life. This is no different than if a living human was trying to force you into sexual acts, you wouldn’t find that acceptable – this is not either.

If you are being attacked, take control, set the boundaries, you do not have to live like this. There is no reason to accept being forced into sexual attacks; with the spirit realm or otherwise. You have the ability to reclaim your space.

 It is not understood whether ghosts (the spirits of deceased humans) can have sex with the living the way an incubus or a succubus can, though most would tend to think not. What is unanimously understood is that these entities are very powerful, much more so than any formerly human spirit, and any spiritual warfare with them will likely be primarily psychological warfare — for it is our very essence and cooperation that they desire the most. They know something we sometimes forget — that ultimately WE have the power to deal with them. Perhaps that understanding will lead paranormal investigators to one day capture convincing proof of the incubi and the succubi.

Out With the Old, In With the New:  A Haunted Warehouse in Elk Grove

Article by Brent L. George
March 25, 2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to a warehouse in the oldest section of Elk Grove, California. The new leasers of the warehouse space had begun extensive renovations to the office portions of the warehouse in order to set up their new business. As renovations progressed, employees began to complain of a feeling of being constantly watched, feeling an oppressive atmosphere, experiencing lights flickering, and hearing unexplained sounds.

This was a very large warehouse space with a full office addition inside of the warehouse, so flickering lights, sounds that cannot quite be placed, and dust orbs should all be expected in such a space, and not necessarily considered to be paranormal, unless there is corroborating evidence.

The Investigation

Flash photography was conducted throughout the warehouse space, as well as throughout the renovated offices. Not surprisingly, there were dust orbs in many of the warehouse shots. However, two orbs did stand out as possible paranormal anomalies, due to being brightly self-illuminated – the first of these was taken in a storage room where employees said they felt very uneasy.

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Creepy room and photo anomolies

One anomaly was found in one of the warehouse photographs. The anomaly may be subject to a phenomenon known as “matrixing,” which refers to the human brain’s tendency to try to make order out of a jumbled or unclear image, and in particular to see faces or human forms. This natural tendency is something that must all be taken into account when taking photographs or video during any paranormal investigation. While ultimately inconclusive, the anomaly is nonetheless interesting.

Upon initial inspection, there does not appear to be anything out of the ordinary in this photograph of the office complex built into the interior walls of one end of the warehouse:

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Look closely at the chair and monitor

Note the chair with the large monitor in front of it outside one of the office walls. Plastic wrap, packing supplies, and paper are stacked in the chair. Note that none of these materials are at all above the headrest of the chair. One of the yellow and grey columns is also reflected in the screen. There is nothing in the photograph that should be reflecting above the headrest of the chair, except for the yellow and grey column. However, closer inspection reveals what appears to be a vague and misty human figure (its back to the camera) sitting in the chair! Again, it should be noted here that this may well be nothing more than matrixing.

Ultimately, the photograph is subject to personal interpretation, and is not clear enough to be deemed conclusively paranormal. It is included in this article only as a curiosity.

The next phase of the investigation included an SB-11 Spirit Box session in one of the upstairs offices.

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Stairs to the office

The group received several Class A spirit box responses, including the response of “Jim” four separate times in response to us asking if any spirits wanted to tell us their name.

The spirit box responded with “Seven” when asked how many spirits were present, and then followed up with a “Did you copy?” response.

When asked, “Do you want us to help you leave?” we heard the spirit box response “Yes!” When asked “Are you still with us?” we got the response “Working on it.” In closing the spirit box session, the final spirit box response said “Letty” (the client’s first name).

Taken together with the self-illuminated orbs and the anomaly with the chair, there does seem to be spirit activity taking place in the warehouse and in the warehouse offices.

This should perhaps not be surprising – the warehouse complex dates back to the Korean War when it was a military storage complex, and renovations often tend to stimulate previously dormant spirit activity. In this case, paranormal activity in the warehouse could not be confirmed beyond the spirit box responses, and therefore the nature or reason for any such activity could not be established.

The team conducted a full basic cleansing of both the warehouse and office spaces, which included saging, burning of a white candle, and sealing with holy water.

A later follow-up message from the clients stated that the activity had calmed down and employees no longer felt uneasy while working in the warehouse.   

Conclusion:  Inconclusive

Classification – Probable latent haunting by previous occupants

The Investigation Video

Opening Pandora’s Mine

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Coloma property

Article by Brent L. George
Coloma, CA
February 6, 2016

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The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was contacted by the paranormal group NCI (Non Corporeal Investigations) in Sacramento for a joint investigation in Placerville, California. The occupants of the country home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains had contacted NCI with an emergency request for immediate help. The occupants claim was that the home had suddenly “exploded” in paranormal activity for no discernible reason. There had reportedly been no previous paranormal activity in the home.

Four members of the S.P.I.R.I.T. team and two members of NCI met at the driveway to the home in Coloma. This presented the first challenge – a  S.P.I.R.I.T. member does in fact own a 4×4 vehicle, but sadly, we didn’t bring it on this occasion.

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The road leading to the house

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Our destination

Well, live and learn. We parked the cars on the grass and walked up the hill, though for subsequent trips up and down the hill the homeowners graciously shuttled us in their 4×4 SUV.

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Marshall Monument

The home in Coloma (just outside of Placerville) is located six miles from Sutter’s Mill, where gold was first discovered in California.

Upon making friends with two of the largest German Shepherds any of the team members had ever seen, the team interviewed the homeowners about the recent paranormal activity they had experienced. It turned out that the activity had begun shortly after the homeowners made a discovery on their land while clearing a portion of their property for an orchard they planned to start: the vertical opening to a long forgotten mine shaft / claim that had been filled in, sealed off, and grown over with dense vegetation for decades. The homeowner then decided to excavate the opening, breaking the seal of time and opening the mine. The same evening they did this, their home reportedly exploded in paranormal activity, including flickering lights, the dogs tracking unseen objects and never letting their guard down, unexplained knocks on the walls and footsteps on the wooden floors, and unexplained shadows in doorways. Because of the geographical location, and the vertical dig style to access what once was undoubtedly a vein of gold on the hilltop, matching the “claim style” of dig that was common at the time, it is extremely likely that the homeowners had uncovered a forgotten and more than likely mined out small claim shaft dating back to the beginning of California’s Gold Rush, which began with the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill on January 24th, 1848.

The Investigation:

Team members set about documenting an abnormal number of bright orbs in the home (the home was not at all dusty). Of particular note, notice how the dogs appear to be looking at the orbs and even guarding against them as the orbs attempt to and do enter the home from outside. This makes a strong case that these orbs, captured in flash photography, are not mere dust: the dogs are seeing and reacting to them.

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More indoor orbs captured in the home that don’t seem to be explainable at this level of occurrence:coloma6_fotor

The team was also able to verify the phenomenon of shadows crossing doorways with two pictures taken within seconds of each other, both taken with a flash:coloma7_fotor

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When asked who they were and why they were in the home, we got the clear reply, “Miners.”

When asked if they knew what year it was the SB11 said “2005.” (There was an old calendar from 2005 hanging on the wall in the room where the session took place.)

When asked if they knew what all of the devices we were using were (K2 meters, digital recorders, MEL Meter) we got the clear reply “Science.”

These SB11 Spirit Box hits do, in the opinion of the S.P.I.R.I.T. team, go well beyond coincidence and make a reasonable case for intelligent spirit communication.

The team then conducted an EVP session. We ask how many spirits were there with us and we receive a Class A EVP “2-4.” This is significant for two reasons: First, it substantiates the level of paranormal activity that was seen elsewhere in the investigation, as well as the level of activity claimed by the homeowners, validating their experiences. Second, in the 1800s, it was a common practice for mine workers and other blue collar workers to say each digit separately and clearly for numbers with more than two digits – this was often to be heard over the noise of machinery. This practice is still common in some vocations even today.

The Cleansing:

The team saged the house and advised the spirits in the home that they could move on. The occupants were instructed on re-saging the house, and encouraging the spirits to move on. The homeowners were also advised to plant a fruit tree at the mine entrance (they resealed the mine for safety purposes) in memoriam of the miners who apparently lost their lives in the mine over 150 years ago.

Conclusion:

Given the fact that the homeowners had never experienced any paranormal activity before, and were suddenly inundated with paranormal activity inside and outside of their home upon opening the mine, and given the fact that NCI and S.P.I.R.I.T. were able to verify much of the activity being claimed, we feel that there is a strong case to be made here that sometime shortly after the beginning of the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s, a group of 24 miners lost their lives in a small claim and were never heard from again. Given that many gold diggers in the Gold Rush were from other parts of the country, and the site is only 6 miles from Sutter’s Mill, this is a completely plausible scenario, given the evidence. Indeed, small mining teams routinely consisted of between 22 to 33 miners, depending on the size of the strike, during the California Gold Rush, according to Wikipedia.com.

The homeowners followed the team’s advice, saging the home regularly and planting a fruit tree at the mine site, remembering the miners at long last.

No further paranormal activity has been reported in the home.

Case Closed

Classification: Active Haunting Caused by Accidental Disturbance of an Unmarked Grave

The Guardians, Family, and a Drinking Buddy in Granite Bay

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Article by Brent L. George
November 14, 2015

The S. P. I. R. I. T. team was called to the country home of Gil and Denise in Granite Bay, California.granite-bay-map_fotor_fotor
The clients say that objects have moved by themselves in the home, their two dogs often track something or someone invisible moving across the room, pennies are often found in a trail on the hardwood floor, and loud unexplained noises are often heard in the living room in the middle of the night. Full body apparitions of two men in top hats as well as a man in a flat longshoreman’s hat have been reported in the hallway connecting the living room and the master bedroom.page1image23448_fotor_fotor It is worth noting that Gil’s former spouse passed away several years ago in the master bedroom. 
The house has east and west wings extending off of either side of the main living room and kitchen areas. The master bedroom and office are in the west wing, while the east wing houses a meditation / quiet room. Most of the reported paranormal activity in the home has been in the living room / kitchen area, the west wing, and the hallway connecting the two. The master bathroom has two large mirrors directly facing each other creating an “infinite hallway” optical illusion. Many paranormal researchers believe that having two mirrors facing each other in such a fashion can be used by spirits to create an entry portal into the home from the other side.page1image23616_fotor_fotor

THE INVESTIGATION


The investigation began in the master bathroom. Investigators taking baseline K-11 and MEL-Meter readings were surprised when the devices spiked sporadically in front of the mirrors where the “infinite hallway” effect in the mirrors was the most observable. No electronic devices were found on the bathroom counter that could explain the K-11 spikes. Moreover, the spikes responded to investigators’ questions, lighting up when investigators asked if there were spirits present, and if they knew that they were dead. The temperature fluctuated during the EMF spikes from 65 degrees to 73 degrees, even though the home has central heating.
 After documenting the master bedroom / master bathroom EMF spikes, photography was taken in the west wing that showed two orbs in the master bedroom, and a large unexplained purple mist captured at the entrance to the west wing hallway from the kitchen. The mist does not appear to be caused by light refraction, has no identifiable source, and is not in a photograph of the hallway taken from the same position and angle one second later. The photograph of the purple mist, in conjunction with a related SB-11 Spirit Box hit later in the evening, is being classified as paranormal in nature.

The second investigative round revolved around the use of the dual channel SB-11 Spirit Box in the master bedroom and office. Multiple SB-11 hits showed probable intelligent spirit communication by multiple spirits – Gil’s former spouse, and a dear friend who Gil described as a “drinking buddy” who has passed, both identified themselves by their own names and said “Hi!” to Gil. Denise’s father also came through via K-11 communication and SB-11 hits. The SB-11 also picked up communication by two other entities who identified themselves as “The Guardians.” When asked if they were the source of the purple haze we photographed, and the men in the top hats that Gil and Denise have both seen in the west wing hallway, the SB-11 replied, “Yeah – it’s us.”

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Outside, a large self-illuminated orb was captured in motion over the pool, but not enough information was gathered to connect this orb to any one spirit in the home.

With repeated spirit box confirmation that the paranormal activity in the home is being caused by spirits of deceased family members, an old drinking buddy, and guardians attached to the land itself from long ago, no cleansing was needed or requested — the spirits are there to protect and watch over this country home. With recognition and acceptance of the spirits’ presence and the reason for their presence, it is likely that the “attention getting” paranormal activity in the home will now diminish in both frequency and intensity, and settle into more of a background familial haunting.

CASE CLOSED


CLASSIFICATION: ACTIVE FAMILIAL / PROTECTIVE HAUNTING

The Apartment Stuck Between Worlds

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Article by Brent L. George
November 21, 2015

(Note: This article is written in the first person, because the home being investigated for this article was the author’s home)

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members gathered at my apartment home in the La Riviera Dr. neighborhood of Sacramento to investigate and communicate what I have classified as an active “Casper haunting.” By the end of the evening, there was no debate that the apartment is very haunted. A ‘Casper haunting” is different from a familial haunting. A Casper haunting may have little to do with any family members, but the spirits are considered friendly to the home’s occupant or occupants, often even helpful. My home is haunted by six spirits: three children, my great uncle, a female entity attached to the land, and a male entity attached to me who I think of as a “spirit guide.”
The initial investigation of my home took place on April 7, 2013. That was when I found out that I was being haunted not only by my great uncle, but by two other adults and three children. Therefore, this was both an investigation and a simple spirit communication, since most of the information presented in this article is information I had already put together, since that original investigation.img_3839img_3840
I grew up in a country home in Northern Wyoming in the 1970s. The house was terribly haunted by a dark, sinister force, and many spirits controlled by that dark force, an experience that has led to my lifelong pursuit of the paranormal. Above the downstairs fireplace in that home hung a picture – a picturesque mountain scene done on canvas. I always found that picture quite calming. It turns out that the spirits of three children who may have been brutally murdered in that Wyoming ranch home in the 1960s had attached themselves to that picture and ended up going wherever the picture went – truly a “haunted painting.”
That picture now hangs above my bar in my Sacramento apartment, and as such the three children who watched me grow up now haunt my apartment and have become attached to me. I have no real idea why my great uncle is hanging out, other than the fact that he always really liked me as a kid. The other two spirits in the apartment are more vague in a way – the adult female spirit I know very little about, and the male is a “spirit guide” type of spirit that I picked up back in 1996 when I went through a phase in which I was very interested in Native American culture. This male spirit has always proven to be helpful and protective.

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The Haunted Painting

INVESTIGATION
The evening began by taking baseline K-11 meter readings, and then placing a K-11 meter with the temperature alarm and the MEL Meter on a chair in the hall between the bathroom and the master bedroom. When Kara approached the chair the temperature alarm went off to three levels – indicating an instant 15 degree drop in temperate at the device. Kara then felt a small child “hugging her legs.” Feeling disembodied human hands on you is a regular occurrence in the apartment. The K-11 meter / temperature alarm was then used to communicate with the spirit of the child and actually play a guessing game (which hand or pocket is the nickel in?) with the spirit. This was captured on camera. During this time, multiple self-illuminated orbs can be plainly seen in the video clips darting back and forth, going into investigators, and even making right angle turns.
In the master bedroom, Shawnda and Jason captured more bright, self-illuminated orbs entering and exiting the bedroom, making right angle turns into the living room.
EVP’s were inconclusive, but an SB-11 Spirit Box session resulted in ongoing interaction between the group and the three children spirits, who clearly identified themselves as Peter, Emily, and Boyd. This confirmed information empathed earlier by Melissa that these were in fact these childrens’ names, and that they had used the painting to escape the dark forces in the house that I grew up in, the same house in which they were murdered. When prompted, the children clearly spoke out their own names on the SB11 Spirit Box. They identify with Brent and Melissa as parental figures.

Conclusion:
Based upon the evidence gathered during this investigation, on the ongoing high level of Casper-like activity in my apartment home, and upon previous research I have done into the history of my childhood home, the S.P.I.R.I.T. team decided to reach out to the current owners of the Wyoming home and offer a full-scale professional investigation of the entire area. Sadly, they were not interesting in bringing up the past.

Classification: Ongoing Active Casper Haunting

The Stubborn Ghost of Rancho Murrieta

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June 17, 2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team members Melissa, Jon, Wendy, and Brent were dispatched to the home of “Leigh” in Rancho Murieta, CA. Leigh lives in a private gated community; the homes there were built in the 1990s. Leigh is the second owner of the home.
Leigh has complained of noises and footsteps at night, and a recurring nightmare where she feels she has forgotten something important, and now everyone is going to die because of her mistake. She wakes up in a cold sweat almost every night from the nightmare, and is getting very little sleep. She feels constantly watched.
Leigh is married with two children, ages 16 and 10. Her husband and 16 year old son say they have not noticed any paranormal activity in the home, but the 10 year old daughter says there is a woman who watches her while she sleeps, hovering over or her, occasionally retreating to the closet. Leigh has decided to have her husband and children out of the house during the investigation.

The Investigation
The S.P.I.R.I.T. team arrived at 7 p.m. Two orb shots were captured in the living room, and sporadic K-11 hits that cannot be easily explained were detected throughout the house and in the garage. A self-illuminated orb was captured in the attic above the children’s bedrooms. Melissa felt that the activity in the house centered mainly on the Master bedroom. She detects the spirit of an old man who was attached to the property before the gated community was ever built, and the spirit of a young woman who, in Melissa’s words, seems “trapped.”
Through two EVP sessions, no EVPs are captured. The team then deploys the SB11 Spirit Box, and begins to receive responses almost immediately. A Class A spirit box response in a female voice says “Help me!” Melissa asks if she needs help finding the light. A second response in the same voice says, “He won’t let me go.” This seems to validate Melissa’s impression of a female spirit who feels trapped.
The team is then able to get the male spirit to respond on the SB-11, in a deep, clear voice – a Class A response states his name is “Richard.” When asked what he wants with the female spirit, we receive the response, “Mine.”
The team explains to the male spirit that neither the house nor the woman are “his” and he needs to move on. Melissa is able to guide the female spirit to move to the light as she talks to and distracts the male spirit. The entire group feels the female spirit cross over. A final SB-11 hit from the woman simply says “See ya!.”
The team turns their attention back to the male spirit. He is encouraged to cross over as well. The SB-11 hit “Bad” is heard. I explain to him that when he crosses over, he will learn lessons and go to a kind of school to learn from his mistakes, but he will not necessarily go to Hell, as long as he wants to move forward and is sorry. The SB-11 Spirit Box returns the chilling Class A response, “Preacher.” I assure him I am not a preacher.
In the end, we were not able to cross the male spirit over, and a full cleansing of the house had to be performed, using Holy Water, red brick dust, and tar water, and anchoring stones.
Over the next week, Leigh states that the house feels lighter, and the nightmares have stopped. Leigh’s daughter tells her mother without any prompting that the woman who watches her sleep is gone.
The cleansing appears to hold for four months. As of the writing of this article, Leigh’s nightmares have returned, and the S.P.I.R.I.T. team is scheduled to conduct a re-cleansing of the home.
Further research uncovered that the former owner of the home was a police officer who had been involved in an officer-involved shooting and subsequently retired.
It is unclear why the cleansing didn’t “stick” in this case, but it serves as a reminder that there are no guarantees when dealing with the paranormal. The stubborn male entity may have found a way back into the home the team hadn’t thought of, possibly by lingering on the property waiting for any excuse “back in” – the re-cleansing of the home and full property cleansing will include a stone (creates a protective energy grid) re-anchoring of the entire property.
It is the policy of the S.P.I.R.I.T. team to always return to a client location if requested, if unwanted paranormal activity should continue. Stubborn or negative spirits occasionally wait around for excuses or informal invitations to come back. While it is not common, we are prepared to remind them they have to leave completely and move on. Staying around the Earth plane harassing the living is never acceptable.

Conclusion: Probable Human Spirit Infestation Intent on Staying. Case remains open as activity continues, and a second cleansing is scheduled.