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

 

 

 

 

Refresher Cleansing & Removal Of Negative Energy Sent By The Living (or dead)

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Use this if you are dealing with energy sent by a living human or PK manifestation from a living person. Other instructions apply for general refresher cleansings.

Supply list:

Small white, black and red candles
Incense (Frankincense & Myrrh or Sandalwood) Sage & Palo Santo or Cedar
Holy water or holy oil
Sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt

Begin with opening a few windows and a door or two if you can, to allow any entities or energies to EXIT during the cleansing. Start at the front door and move clockwise through the entire house for each stage of the cleansing.

Light a white, black & red candle together (these are the specific colors for reversal of energy) along with frankincense & myrrh incense asking for light and Divine energy to return around the home and the family. Do Not blow them out. If you must extinguish them for any reason, snuff it with a snuffer or spoon. Blowing it out blows away the energy you are putting into the cleansing. Tell ALL energy that is unjust, harmful, sent in anger or malice immediately be returned to its sender/origin and that no darkness may dwell in the space. Show no anger or fear – simply be firm and assertive that your space is only for positive and light energy. Ask that all earth bound spirits be released and that they have no place in the home. Command all Dark energy sent with ill intent be removed and sent back. With spirits or positive energy, you never “command” … only use that terminology when you are requiring dark, harmful energy to exit your space.

Take Holy Water or oil and anoint each member of the family for protection. Then go to each door and window with the Holy Water and anoint the doorway and windowpane with a small drop of the Holy Water.

Starting at the front door, open it and leave it open during the smudging – go through the entire house, in a clockwise direction, getting into every corner and space (closets and cabinets), with either Palo Santo, Sage or Cedar (any combination thereof). Light the herbs or wood and blow them out to produce a healthy amount of smoke. While you are smudging, continue to set boundaries with the other side and ask for healing light to replace all dark energy, command dark intent to leave and return to sender.

If you are comfortable with any prayers you may add those – or scripture if desired. Psalm 91 is one of the best protection scriptures and the Prayer of St. Michael as well.

Optional – Salt every door threshold and windowsill with Pink Himalayan sea salt or White Sea salt. A small dusting/line is fine. This is always done after the smudge.

Intent is always KEY in these blessings. Even refresher cleansings meant to add protection after a full blessing has been done. Your desire to reclaim your space is always the most powerful, even more so than what anyone else can do.

When it comes to energy sent by a living human out of malice, often more refreshers may be required. As they are still actively sending it … the walls must be kept up ardently.

Reasons Why Gifted People Should Follow Their Abilities

The following document is from a Christian or Catholic perspective and for those with blessings/gifts that struggle with judgements or fears from their faith base. This document was created through extensive discussions and research within the Christian faith community and those with the qualifications to make the analysis below.

The argument of Deuteronomy warning of Wizards, witches and so forth is based on historical facts of that time – discussing those that practice Polytheistic practices (worshiping multiple Gods or themselves); additionally there are warnings of those that swindle or take advantage. What the warnings are about are those that either say they are speaking the Word but are distinctly not or are manipulating others with the hope of profit or personal gain, not a desire to help, heal or speak messages from the Divine or be instruments of peace. The historical reference is clear; it was a different time and society, where there was a great deal of religious upheaval and just as many false prophets or swindlers as in today’s time. Those that did not praise God for messages or prophecies or plain lied to people by giving them “messages” and then essentially robbing them of their money is where the problem was. Other portions of Deuteronomy then go on to speak of Prophets ….

17 The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.

Information I have obtained from a respected ordained minister (theological degrees, Masters in Divinity, etc.) within our denomination had the following to say (paraphrased) regarding me questioning my gifts, and the “why me”, “did God choose me”, “why are people judging me” questions…

Her edited message in part:

Read any of the prophets, and you have biblical affirmation of your gifts. It is arrogant and small-minded for anyone to claim God is not continuing to work through prophets today. Do they really want to claim that they know what God is doing today and say what God can’t do?

1Cor. 12 Paul speaks of the gifts of the spirit and names, utterance of knowledge, wisdom, the gift of prophecy and working miracles, speaking in tongues, interpreting tongues, discerning spirits. Since we worship this same Spirit today, these gifts continue to be bestowed on people today. You are expressing these gifts, given to you by God to serve God. As the UCC say, God is still speaking–through intuition, dreams, visions, “hunches.”

Is. 6–he has a vision that is pretty far out! He saw and spoke to the Seraphim, and was given messages and hope.

Isaiah is full of “oracles” which had to have come from visions and prophetic intuitive sensing.

If Jeremiah could be gifted as a prophet before he was born as a way that God works (Jer. 1:4) why not you? Obviously for reasons we may never know God chooses some to have the gifts you manifest. And yes, there are “false prophets” but in every case, their lies further their own agenda, rather than addressing righteousness and justice. If your knowing furthers love and justice, it is of God, I believe.

The prophets are always saying, “the word of the Lord came to me…” That is what happens to you.

Imagine Ezekiel and the dry bones (Ez. 37) or his vision of the chariot (Ez. 1). You know most people must have thought HE was crazy and possessed!

Then there is Jonah who had the gift and tried to run away from God and not use it.

Consider Samuel’s calling, paranormal by every standard–hearing voices?? (1 Sam. 3)

It is hard to get biblical literates to accept that God still works in these miraculous ways today, but we have different ways to view it because of science and education. You will likely not convince everyone, but hopefully this makes you feel even better and more confident about it in your own soul.

These words from my trusted source who has far more religious and theological knowledge and studies under her belt that most of those people you encounter that will pass snap judgements hopefully are helpful. Those that criticize your choice to follow divine gifts are in fact violating another scripture – ‘Just not lest ye be judged’.

I feel I’d be denying my God if I DIDN’T follow his command to use my gifts. How could I dare question his intent to use me?

I think there are indeed “chosen” people to pass on messages of healing. What we do is offer peace of mind – and strengthening of faith – some of our clients end up realizing there IS a beyond, therefore there is a God & Heaven… that is huge. They realize a lot in that moment, that our souls are real, sin does have consequence, their loved ones do go somewhere Good and are safe, Angels exist, healing is possible, we are NOT ALONE, there is hope. This is what I believe God is calling us to do… pass this hope on to others. Sometimes just hearing from a loved one, or knowing their future is safer and brighter than they originally thought is all they need to continue on and reaffirm their faith in Him. Never once have we inappropriately taken from, used, lied to, mislead a client. We have never touted WE are the source – I know for a fact I’ve always acknowledged that I am not in control of this, that when I’m meant to “tune in”

it is because of pure Divine inspiration and His will. So when people want to question you – perhaps ask them when they were told they could speak on the behalf of God. Nobody has all the answers – but I am sure, deep in my heart, we are doing good works, in His name.

A Few Simple Steps For Staying Safe On The Job: Shielding & Protection For Mediums & Paranormal Investigators

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by Sunny Rosario Trujillo, Psychic Medium

www.Sunlitroadspsychicmedium.com

The effects of a spiritual attack can linger for months, even years. In fact, things usually get worse if left unaddressed. There is a mountain of documentation within the paranormal community pertaining to cases of evil spirits taking possession of dwellings and the people in them. As a professional psychic medium or paranormal investigator, it is crucial to take steps to protect yourself and your team from the evil, sometimes homicidal entities you encounter on the job.

One notable psychic medium asserts that the famous case in Amityville, New York resulted from a demonic haunting that was allowed to remain in the home. The activity in the home rose to a fever pitch and eventually left the entire DeFeo family dead and son, Ronnie, in prison for life. Although the DeFeo case is extreme, victims in other cases report the decline of physical and mental health, increased financial problems and the destruction of important personal relationships as the result of negative or demonic hauntings. With increased exposure to the paranormal realm comes increased risk of attacks of this nature. As a professional medium or investigator, you must also guard against energy drain that can impact your physical and emotional health.

While this article is written from the standpoint of a psychic medium, it encompasses the whole paranormal investigative community. It is vital to the safety and the success of any medium or investigator to employ simple protective practices in their work. Spirits are known to scratch, push, bite, attach themselves and can influence your thoughts and emotions. They can invade the physical body, causing medical problems in otherwise healthy individuals. In the most extreme cases, evil entities can cause serious bodily injury and even death to victims. As a result, many mediums and greenhorn ghost hunters are chased off of the job when an ornery entity shows up with not-the-nicest of intentions. You’ve beckoned the spirits. They showed up. Now what?


Follow these simple but powerful steps and stay safe on the job:

White Light Meditation

Prior to beginning a reading or entering a location, take 5-10 minutes to complete this easy meditation. Imagine a powerful white light circling your head and moving down the length of your body all the way to your feet. Imagine this light expanding into a bubble or aura of protection that moves with you as you go about your work.

If you are a spiritual or religious person, you can imagine this protective light as a gift from or an extension of your higher power. If you are not religious, it is more than sufficient to imagine this light surrounding you as pure, protective energy and the extension of your own personal power and groundedness.

In addition to adding a layer of protection, you might find that this meditation enhances your readings or investigations. Positive entities are attracted to this vital energy and take comfort in it. It is believed that spirits cannot see man-made light but they can easily see candlelight and the light energy that comes from a warm human aura.

Negative entities, on the other hand, shrink from the light. They prefer dark, dank spaces and are most at home around humans with fearful or depressed energy. Their power is somewhat diminished by the positive energy force generated by the white light meditation.

To take this meditation a step further, imagine a layer of mirrors surrounding you in addition to the white light. The mirrors reflect light back into the world. This allows you to have a powerful, positive influence on the environment while protecting you also from becoming drained or being attacked.

Meditation may seem unnatural if you are not into meditation. It does not have to have a religious or even spiritual connotation to work well. When you become good at it, you can begin your meditation in just a couple of minutes and imagine the light expanding as you go about your work. Continue to focus on the light at times throughout the reading or investigation.

Talismans

Most mediums show up for work armed with talismans and other tools of the trade to keep them safe. Investigators benefit from talismans, too. If you are a religious person, you may draw from the traditions of your faith in selecting protective items for use in your work. What types of talismans or protective items are used? There are tried-and-true methods within the paranormal community listed below. However, there aren’t really any rules – if the items make you feel safe and boost your confidence in your work, consider them worthy and appropriate. One famous investigator relies on a meaningful tattoo. Before heading out to the neighborhood tattoo shop, check out this list of a few things commonly used by mediums and investigators:

  • Crosses, Religious Medals, Holy Water
  • Medicine bags filled with herbs and stones, used by indigenous people for thousands of years.
  • Stones, like crystals and black tourmaline, used to banish negativity and charge the environment with positive energy.

Show Respect

The old “golden rule” even applies in the spirit world. When engaging in communication with spirits, be respectful. Many paranormal groups use heckling to rouse spirits. While this method is effective in stirring things up, it usually brings about the kind of attention you don’t want. The most responsible para-professionals don’t use heckling for fear of putting their clients into a dangerous situation. In readings, speak to your clients on the other side just as you would during a business conversation on the physical plane. This standard separates the thrill seekers from the true professionals in the paranormal community.

Shutting Down

Friendly spirits are desperate for communication. Evil spirits want to draw energy from you and wreak havoc in your life. Because natural mediums are born with their abilities, it is impossible to shut them off entirely. (Imagine trying to turn your nose off when the trash truck drives by.) In addition to regular home cleanings with sage and salt (and prayer if you are religious) you must shut down communication after every reading.

When your work is done, politely ask the spirits to leave you alone. Be specific. Tell spirits that they are not allowed in your energy field nor are they allowed to follow you home. Be firm in telling them to stay away from your family and pets. Bear in mind, however, that they don’t always go away the first time you ask. Stay alert in the hours and days after an intense reading for signs of spirit attachments. In particular, keep track of your energy level and moods. Practice the white light and mirrors meditations; they work to cleanse your energy field and protect you from spirits seeking to attach. Remember, your work is not necessarily done when you shut down your investigation or leave the office for the day.

Cleaning House

Setting up boundaries around your home and property allows you lead a normal life outside of work as a medium or investigator. Because spirits, good and bad, draw from your vital energy, it is not advisable to allow any spirits to dwell in your home. You must cleanse your home of spiritual energy – including your own – on a regular basis. Living people deposit energy in the places they live and work. In order to truly begin each day anew, you must clear out this type of residual energy, too.

Cleanse the home every 1-2 weeks. (If you do readings for clients in your home, you need to do this more frequently.) To cleanse the home, many professionals burn sage and candles while asking for peace and positive energy to dwell in the home. Place pure sea salt in the corners of each room and at the corners of the property outdoors to keep spirits away when you walk to the car or mow the lawn. Just like talismans, home cleansing rituals tend to be personal. Following the suggested methods of burning sage and scattering salt is a great place start. Develop additional methods on your own based on your spiritual preferences.

If you skip this step, you might find yourself living in a swirling portal of energy where spirits of all kinds run rampant. Energy drain over a period of time can lead to depression and health problems.

Plan for the worst

Any medium or investigator needs to make a plan in case the worst happens during – or after – a reading or investigation. Reach out to your team, a mentor, psychic medium or healer if you sense that your energy field has been compromised. If you are having obvious health problems consult a medical doctor. Stay alert for signs of energy drain, depression or unusual activity at home. Reacting to red flags when they pop up affords a huge advantage in dealing with pesky spirits who trample on your boundaries.

What Not to Do

Never try to cleanse or bless a dwelling or person without permission from your client. Further, do not try to cross over spirits without speaking first with your client. The reason for this is because your job as a medium (or investigator) is to collect information and deliver messages – it is their job to decide what to do about it. If you determine it is a loved one flicking lights off and on or emanating the smell of cigar smoke in the home, your client might want them to stick around. Further, if the entity is evil or demonic, you must make a plan to further diagnose and properly treat the haunting. An off-the-cuff house blessing rarely works in demonic cases and usually just makes things worse.

Following practices to stay safe while working with the spirit realm allows you to continue this important work over time. The most successful mediums and investigators are those who make their own safety and that of their clients a top priority.

By Sunny Rosario Trujillo
Denver, Colorado
www.sunlitroadspsychicmedium.com
Copyright 2014

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Metaphysical Glossary:

Agent – A living person who is the focus of poltergeist activity.

Amulet – An object that is thought to bring good luck or have the power to protect from ghosts or spirits and ward off evil.

Apparition – a spectral image of a person that materializes even though a physical body is not present.

Apport – A physical object that can materialize and appear at will in the presence of a medium.

Asport – A physical object that a spirit teleports to another location or makes disappear.

Astral Body – The body that a person occupies during an out-of-body experience.

Astral Plane – A world that is believed to exist above our physical world.

Astral Projection – The intentional act of having the spirit leave the body, whereas an out-of-body experience will happen involuntarily. (See out of body experience).

Astrology – The theory and practice of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.

Aura – An invisible emanation of light that seems to surround a person or thing which is often thought to reflect a person’s personality.

Automatic Writing – This method of obtaining information from disembodied spirits is used by mediums in which the spirit takes control over the medium causing them to translate unconscious information on paper without being aware of the contents.

Automatism – An unconscious or involuntary muscular movement caused by spirits.  (See automatic writing)

Autoscopy – The visual hallucination or image of one’s body looking back at themselves from a position outside the body.  (See out of body experience).

Ball Lightning – A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.  Typically associated with Thunderstorms, these spheres are thought to consist of ionized gas.

Banshee – A wailing spirit or “death omen” that will appear to be in two different places at the same time.

Call – A call is the response that is made by a subject during a card-guessing test or during any other type of ESP test.

Card Guessing – Card guessing is used as an experimental test for ESP in which a subject tries to guess the identity of a set of cards.

Case Study – An in-depth investigation of an individual subject.

Channeling – In this modern day method of spirit communication, a spirit will pass information directly to a medium or channeler who will then relay the information on to the listener(s).

Clairaudience – An auditory form of ESP paranormal information is received outside the range of normal perception through voices, whispers and auditory impressions.

Clairsentience – A general term for clairvoyance and clairaudience.  Clairsentience typically occurs in the form of ESP through physical sensations or smells.

Clairvoyance – An acute insight or perceptiveness that enables you to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses in the form of mental imagery and intuition.  (See ESP)

Closed Deck – A set of cards used in a card guessing deck in which each card will appear a fixed number of times.  The statistical analysis obtained from a closed card deck differs from that of an open card deck.  (See Card Guessing).

Cold Reading – This is a technique commonly used by fake mind readers, mediums and magicians which allows them to obtain previously unknown information about a person by asking a general series of statements, questions and answers.

Control – This is a procedure in paranormal psychology that ensures that the experiment is conducted in a standard fashion so that the results will no be influenced by any extraneous factors.

Control Group – A group of outside subjects whose performance or abilities are compared with the experimental subjects.

Collective Apparition – A rare type of sighting in which more than one person sees the same apparition or phenomena.

Crisis Apparition – An apparition that is seen when a person is seriously ill, seriously injured or at the point of death.

Dematerialization – This word is used to describe a spirit or specter meaning to deprive of or lose apparent physical substance or in simpler terms, without flesh.

Déjà vu – An impression or dull familiarity of having seen or experienced something before.

Demon – An inferior deity often spoken of in religious text as pure evil.

Direct Voice Phenomenon (DVP) – An auditory “spirit” voice that is spoken directly to the sitters at a séance.

Dice Test – An experimental test in which a subject attempts to influence the fall of dice.  This study is used for the investigation of psychokinesis.

Doppelganger – An exact spirit double or mirror image of a person which is considered to be very negative.

Earthbound – A term referring to a ghost or spirit that was unable to cross over to the other side at the time of death and is therefore stuck on earth.

Ectoplasm – An immaterial or ethereal substance associated with spirit manifestations.

Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) – Voices and sounds from beyond that are captured and recorded on magnetic tape.

Elementals – Spiritualists commonly refer to this term to describe mean or angry spirits sometimes also called “Earth Spirits”.

EMF Detector – (See Magnetometer)

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) – Communication or perception by means other than the physical senses.

Exorcism – The banishment of an entity or entities i.e. spirits, ghosts and demons that is thought to possess or haunt a location or human being or animal. The ritual, which can be religious in nature, is conducted by an exorcist who will call upon a Higher Power to cast away any evil forces that may reside there.

False Awakening – The event in which a person believes they are awake but are actually dreaming.

Ghost – A generic term referring to a form of apparition or supernatural entity which is typically the visual appearance of a deceased human’s spirit soul.

Ghost Hunting – A carefully controlled research project in which various methods and equipment are used to investigate reports of ghosts and hauntings.

Goat – An experiment in which the subject does not believe in the ability for which they are being tested.

Ghoul – Demonic or parasitic entity that feeds upon human remains.

Hallucination – The perception of sights and sounds that are not actually present.

Haunting – Reoccurring ghostly phenomena that returns to a location where no one is physically present. Ghosts generally haunt places and not people.

Hellhound / Black Shuck – A spectral death omen in the form of a ghostly dog.

Hot Reading – A devious or fraudulent reading in which the reader has been given prior knowledge of the sitter.

Hypnosis – A technique that induces a sleep like state in which the subject acts only on external suggestion.

Ignis fatuus – A phosphorescent or spectral light that that is alleged to be an indication of death.  This phenomenon is thought to be caused by spontaneous combustion of gases emitted by rotting organic matter.

Illusion – A delusional perception between what is perceived and what is reality.

Intuition – Non-paranormal knowledge that is gained through a perceptive insight.

Levitation – To lift or raise a physical object in apparent defiance of gravity.

Life Review – A flashback of a person’s life that is typically associated with near-death experiences.

Lucid Dreaming – A dream state in which one is conscious enough to recognize that one is in the dream state and is then able to control dream events.

Magnetometer (EMF, gaussmeter) – An instrument for measuring the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field typically used by paranormal researchers to detect a ghost’s magnetic energy.

Marian Apparitions – The event in which the Virgin Mary is seen.

Materialization – The act of forming something solid from the air. One of the most difficult and impressive materializations is when part or all of a ghost or spirit can be seen, especially if the face is recognizable.

Medium – Someone who professes to be able communicate with spirits on behalf of another living being, acting as a midway point halfway between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Mesmerism – A hypnotic induction of a sleep or trance State (See Hypnotism).

Mist – A Photographed anomaly that appears as a blanket of light.  There is no substantial proof that these are related to paranormal phenomenon.

Motor Automatism – Bodily movement or functions that are accompanied but not controlled by consciousness (See automatic writing).

Near Death Experience (NDE) – An experience that is reported by people who clinically die, or come close to actual death and are revived. These events often include encounters with spirit guides, seeing dead relatives or friends, life review, out-of-body Experiences (OBE), or a moment of decision where they are able to decide or are told to turn back.

Old Hag Syndrome – A nocturnal phenomena that involves a feeling of immobilization, suffocation, odd smells and feelings and is sometimes accompanied my immense fear (See Sleep Paralysis).

Orb – A photographed anomaly that theoretically represents the “spirit” of a deceased person.  It will appear as a ball of light on film though is some cases; they are not seen at the time of the photo.  Since there are many reasonable circumstances (dust, snow, rain, insects, reflection, lens flare, etc.) orbs still remain a highly controversial subject.

Ouija Board – A pre-printed board with letters, numerals, and words used to receive spirit communications. Typically a planchette is employed to spell out words and point out numbers or letters.

Out-of-body experience (OBE) – A sensation or experience in which ones self or spirit travels to a different location than their physical body (See Astral Projection).

Paranormal – Referring to something that is beyond the range of normal human experience or scientific explanation.

Parapsychology – The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena that are inexplicable by science.

Percipient – A person who sees (i.e., perceives) an apparition.

Phantom – Something that is seen, heard, or sensed, but has no physical reality (See Ghost).

Poltergeist – a non-human spirit entity which literally means “noisy ghost” but is usually more malicious and destructive than ghosts of dead human beings. Traditional poltergeists activities are thumping and banging, levitating or the moving of objects, stone throwing and starting fires.  It is thought that poltergeist activity in some instances may be brought on subconsciously by an adolescent agent or females under the age of 25.

Precognition – The ability to predict or have knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception (See Clairvoyance).

Psi – A letter in the Greek alphabet that denotes psychic phenomena.

Psychic – A person who is responsive to psychic forces with above average ESP abilities.

Psychokinesis (PK) – The power of the mind to affect matter without physical contact, especially in inanimate and remote objects by the exercise of psychic powers.

Psychometry – The ability or art of divining information about people or events associated with an object solely by touching or being near to it.

Pyrokinesis – The ability to unconsciously control and sometimes in rare cases produce fire with their mind only.

Radio Voice Phenomenon (RVP) – Receiving the voice of a deceased human being through a regular radio.

Reciprocal Apparition – An extremely rare type of spirit phenomenon in which both the agent and percipient are able to see and respond to each other.

Remote Viewing – Used by some psychics, this is a procedure in which the percipient or psychic attempts to become physically aware of the experience of an agent who is at a distant, unknown location through ESP.

Retrocognition – An experience in which a person finds themselves in the past and is able to see and experience events in which they had no prior knowledge.

Séance – A meeting or gathering of people, usually lead by a medium to receive spiritualistic messages, manifestations or communication with the dead.

Shaman – A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a medium between the visible world and an invisible spirit world and who practices magic or sorcery for purposes of healing, divination, and control over natural events.

Sheep – An experiment in which the subject believes in the ability in which they are being tested.

Simulacra – This is a word used to describe the seeing of faces, figures and images in ordinary, everyday object such as rocks, foliage, etc.

Specter – A ghostly apparition; a phantom (See Ghost).

Spiritualism – The belief system that the dead are able to communicate with the living, through an intermediary or medium.

Stigmata – Unexplained bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Christ.

Subjective Apparitions – Hallucinations of apparitions or other phenomena that are created by our own minds.

Supernatural – Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.  As opposed to paranormal, the term “supernatural” often connotes divine or demonic intervention.

Tarot Cards – A set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices, death and fortune etc. used by fortunetellers to help predict future events.

Telekinesis – The paranormal movement of objects by scientifically inexplicable means.

Telepathy – Communication from one mind to another through means other than the senses.

Teleportation – A method of transportation in which matter or information is dematerialized, usually instantaneously, at one point and recreated at another.

Thought Form – An apparition produced solely by the power of the human mind.

Trance – A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state in which one becomes detached from their physical surroundings.

Vortex – An anomaly that appears as a funnel or rope-like image in photographs.  These images are sometimes thought to represent ghosts, collections of orbs or gateways which travel to a wormhole in time-space.  There has been no substantial scientific evidence to support any of these theories.

White Noise – An Acoustical or electrical noise of which the intensity is the same at all frequencies within a given band.

Zener Cards – A set of 25 cards for use in card-guessing tests of ESP.  Each set contains 5 of each of the following cards:

The Stockton School For Wannabe Demons

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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.

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The Old Prospector Ghost of Natomas

Article by Brent L. George
Natomas, CA
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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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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