Big Trouble In Stockton

Article By Brent L. George

September 10, 2016

8:00 p.m.

Investigators: Melissa Lockett, Jon Koyasako, Wendy Maxam, Brent George

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to a mansion in Stockton, CA. The homeowners, the third owners of the home, fled in the middle of the night, leaving many of their belongings and all of their furniture behind. The homeowners had called their realtor and demanded the house be placed on the market immediately, refusing to ever set foot in the house again. They arranged for a mover to come and collect their furniture and belongings in their absence within the week. The family wanted no publicity whatsoever, and did not wish to contact any paranormal teams for fear of any unwanted publicity.

The realtor contacted S.P.I.R.I.T. and asked for an emergency blessing of the home before they would in good conscience place the property on the market. The investigation was accepted on the condition of total anonymity for both the realtor and the homeowners. Any mention of specific locations, or identifying features or photographs has thus been withheld from this article.

The Investigation

On our preliminary walkthrough of the house, Melissa and Wendy both felt a dark oppressive force in the house, watching all of us. K2 and EDDI meters went off consistently in the kitchen, dining room, living room, and the closet in the bedroom at the end of one wing of the house. Large self-illuminated orbs that could be seen with the naked eye showed themselves several times during the investigation.

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Spirit Box and EVP sessions yielded little evidence; however, we did catch one EVP in the bedroom at the end of the hall (to be discussed in context momentarily).

A thorough survey of the house and back yard by Jon and Brent revealed something very interesting about the location. As is very common in modern subdivisions, most houses in the neighborhood were variations on a basic design and layout. The mansion we investigated was in the middle of and part of such a subdivision, but shared none of the common layout features with other homes in the subdivision. The house had obviously been custom built to very exacting specifications. Revealing specifics of the house’s shape and design could hint at its location, but it is safe to say the overall design of the house revealed an inescapable conclusion that it was built using what is known as sacred geometry.

Sacred geometry is the manipulation of angles and lines to represent meaningful numbers, degrees, or equations in the underlying mathematics of a given design. This house incorporated such a design, causing S.P.I.R.I.T. investigators to strongly suspect a Satanic connection to the property.

In the bedroom at the end of the hall, Brent and Melissa set up a laser grid pointing into the walk-in closet.

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At first, little evidence was gathered in this room, deploying the grid, K2 meters, and an SB 11 Spirit Box. Melissa left the room to talk with one of the realtors. During this time, something amazing happened. The entire laser grid began to pulsate in direct response to Brent’s questions. This was captured on video.

This should be impossible. Not only were fresh batteries installed in the grid emitter immediately prior to the experiment, but the laser grid is not designed to pulsate with strong and then waning power. Indeed, this investigation was the only time in 107 investigations that this investigator has ever seen a grid do this. If a laser grid’s batteries were dying, the light produced by the emitter would simply grow dimmer and dimmer like a flashlight with dying batteries – it would not and cannot pulse stronger and weaker when powered by ordinary alkaline batteries, because batteries supply what is known as DC or Direct Current.

However, it did. This constitutes the best paranormal footage incorporating a laser grid that S.P.I.R.I.T. members have ever witnessed.

Immediately following this event, we captured an EVP from the entity in this closet, further validating this extraordinary paranormal evidence. In response to the question “Who opened the portal?” the entity responds with a simple “Portal.”

This was the only time all evening the entity was willing to respond to us verbally.

 

The Cleansing

Due to the suspected nature of the case, the fact that the house itself was built to encourage and invite paranormal activity, and at the client’s request, a full house exorcism was performed. This rare type of cleansing requires an enormous amount of energy and personal risk of spiritual attack on the part of the investigators. The portal in the closet was closed and sealed with holy water from the Grotto at Lourdes, France, tar water, white sage and Palo Santo wood, and red brick dust, some of the most potent cleansing tools available to any paranormal team anywhere. During the cleansing, photographs came out dark and blurry, even with a flash.

The realtors thanked the S.P.I.R.I.T. team, and we packed up and left, exhausted and hoping for the best for this ill-fated house.

UPDATE: 

As of the writing of this article, 09/30/2017 (just over one year after the investigation) all paranormal activity in the house has ceased. Although still actively trying to sell the house, the family has moved back in and is living there in peace. The family continues to request complete anonymity.

 

Case Closed.

Classification: Active Demonic Portal

 

 

 

 

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.

What Are Shadow People And How to Get Rid Of Them

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Mysterious cases of shadow people are a common report that paranormal investigators investigate. During their investigations, they have seen and documented this phenomenon first-hand many times. These shadow people or shadow figures typically move very quickly and are not associated with anyone or anything visible.

Typical reports are that the shadow figure (also called a dark mass) is seen through the viewer’s peripheral vision and by the time the viewer has turned around to look at the shadow figure, it is gone. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to view one with your direct vision – and some simply lurk instead of moving very quickly.

Types of Shadow Figures

Creepers
From experience, these are the most unnerving shadow figure to behold. These shadow figures literally crawl along the floor, up the walls, or along the ceiling. As with any shadow figures they can move slowly or deliberately to extremely fast. Many assume these are evil creatures, but we cannot state this because we like to look at intent before one is classified as evil or harmless. 

Dark Mass
We term another group as a dark mass as it has no discernible form. They can vary in size and shape and often move slower than shadow figures or creepers.

Dark Mist
This is exactly as it sounds; a dark and smoky feature is present. Many are accustomed to the white or gray mists captured on photos; this is a cousin of those features. These mists allow some light to pass through and move as if it had a purpose.

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The stereotype is that shadow figures flee in the presence of humans – especially if they are seen. Investigators have encountered this, but have also encountered many shadow figures that do not flee, but come closer to check them out. They have experienced shadow figures who want to be seen. Shadow figures can move through walls or any other obstacles – they are not bound by physical limitations that we encounter. Often their movement is described as unnatural – they can be very fast and disjointed. They can move naturally then appear to quickly transport to another location within the environment.

As for the actual shadow figure, it seems to be made of a dense energy that is impenetrable to light. From our own experience light seems to be absorbed in the black mass and it will not shine through the figure. The light does not reflect either – the beam of light just stops on the figure. There is one common element to shadow figures; they have no discernible features (except for shape). One cannot recognize style of clothing and there is no discernible mouth, nose, facial expressions, or eyes (although a growing number of reports claim red eyes).

Many believe that shadow figures are demonic or evil. While some may have ill-intention, most of them, if not the majority are harmless. They just are a different representation of a spirit than most associate with the paranormal. Most people know apparitions, balls of light, vortices, and paranormal mists. These entities are able to project in a different “format”.  Since most people confuse the feeling of evil with their own fear of the unknown, most assume that these figures are evil.

No one really understands the science behind dark masses and shadow people. It is theorized that this phenomenon represents a body composed of a matter that is not visible to the human eye. Light will not pass through this figure because it is too dense and the result will create a shadow.

Human eyes cannot see x-rays and gamma rays, but yet they exist. We have been conditioned in life to think that we must see something in order for it to be true. Belief is that these entities are in a frequency that our human eyes are not capable of seeing – but they are there! In other words our eyes and brains cannot fathom the picture that is painted and the brain finishes the image for us showing us something is there.

While we are confident that most shadow figures are harmless, we also know that some can be a bit nasty. As in all paranormal entities, their personalities vary – just like living humans. Spirits keep the same personality they had while alive – so if someone was a mass-murdering creep, odds are they would be a nasty spirit. Until the spirit enters the light, they will retain any emotional and physical baggage with them.

Let’s say that they are real… What are they? Theories include: ghosts, inter-dimensional beings, time travellers and demons. And like the exterminator example, each would be dealt with in a different manner.

If they are interdimensional beings or time travellers, there may not be much we can do to get rid of them because they would presumably have their own agendas and reasons for showing up. Why would they leave just because we wanted them to? Who knows what they’re up to, if anything? I should add that these two possibilities are rather remote.

Possible Alternatives

As with all paranormal claims, one must be careful in not mistaking alternative explanations as a paranormal entity. If one thinks their home is haunted – every little thing becomes magnified and everything becomes paranormal in their mind.

If you think you saw a shadow figure with the corner of your eye, look to rule out other scenarios first. Could headlights from a passing car create a shadow from a piece of furniture? If you spotted something – concentrate on the area and see what happens if another car passes.

Some alternative explanations for shadow figures range from tricks of the eye with normal light play to optical illusions. If you ask a doctor or skeptic they may tell you that shadow figures can be caused by ocular distortions or floaters within the vitreous fluid of the eyes. Some alternative explanations include:

Pareidolia: Our peripheral vision is linked to an area of the brain that senses and recognizes patterns. It provides less detail than macular vision, which is within your direct line of sight. This can create a condition called pareidolia, which is when the brain incorrectly interprets natural patterns of light and shadow or texture as familiar patterns, such as faces and human figures. This is similar to a term we refer to as matrixing.

Hypnagogia: This is a medically-documented condition in which a person is between being conscious and asleep. During this condition, a person can be both aware of their surroundings and in a dream-like state where images from their subconscious are added.

Chemical-induced Hallucinations: The use of both prescribed medications and narcotics can produce hallucinations with shadow-people.

Abnormally High Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs): When people who are sensitive to EMF levels are subjected to high amounts, their brain can create auditory and visual hallucinations. We also believe however, that high EMF’s can provide an energy source for legitimate paranormal entities.

Neurological Conditions: Some people with diagnosed neurological conditions can have hallucinations of shadow figures.

If you determine that your shadow person really is just ordinary shadows… adjust your lighting.

If you just know that it is a real event not one induced by drugs or by being crazy, here are some steps to take to confront the unwanted entities.

Most researchers suspect that shadow people, if they are really there, are a manifestation of a ghost or haunting. If it’s a residual haunting — a non-intelligent “recording” on the environment — one way to possibly get rid of it is to alter the environment in some way.

If it’s an intelligent haunting — a true spirit that seems to behave and react in a way that indicates it has awareness — then there are some things you can try to make it go away.

  • Ignore the ghost. Like most people apparitions probably go away when ignored.  Sometimes, however, this backfires and the ghostly activity increases because the spirit wants more attention.
  • Use humour. Since fear is your biggest enemy in these cases, try injecting some light humour. Most people have a sense of humour including the dead ones.
  • Listen and learn. Perhaps the spirit is trying to tell you something or communicate. Try to find out what that might be and do your best to resolve it.
  • Tell the ghost to leave. This tactic very often works quite well, especially when the time is taken to explain how and why having her stick around bothers bothers everyone and increases their stress. Like most living people, most ghosts are reasonable. This might even work in the case that the entities are interdimensional beings or time travellers; if they’re aware of you, they might listen.

If you feel that you have a real genuine Shadow Person, one important factor to stress is that you do not try to do this alone. Get some help, preferably from someone who has some real experience in these matters. There is no way to prove or disprove any theories about a phenomenon that is so mysterious, that happens so quickly and without warning.  Science finds it virtually impossible to catalog or study such phenomena in any methodical way. All we can do, at present, is to document personal experiences and try to piece together what the shadow people phenomenon might be. Perhaps it’s an old mystery becoming more recognizable… perhaps it represents a doorway to and from different planes of existence… or perhaps it’s just shadows.

Share your experiences, we would love to hear your stories!