Different kinds of ghosts, spirits and entities.

            Anyone who investigates the paranormal realizes that there is something out there. Exactly what that something is can differ from investigation to investigation. Spirits are essentially energy, that is why you are able to pick them up with a K-II or a MEL-Meter. It is the different types of energy/spirits that make each case different.

Ghosts are spiritual energy that was once attached to humans or animals. They retain the personality characteristics that they had in life. Generally they are trapped between realms, unable for whatever reason to cross over into the spiritual realm. Generally they are harmless, but of course there are a percentage that were evil in life and remain the same in death. Many cases they are residual, just like a tape playing over and over again. Some are one time appearances. Your uncle is in the hospital, you turn in the kitchen and he is there smiling, then gone. You then find out he died. These spirits can of course cause problems, but can only levitate small items. Generally they are not trying to scare you. They are trying to exist, make contact or are not even aware you are there.

You also have hungry ghosts, ghosts that could not get what they needed in the afterlife. They come back to feed off of humabs fear energy. These are commonly found in Taoism. Child ghosts are particularly upsetting. They generally are lonely and looking for attention. Animal ghosts are animal energy attached to a location. You can see the previous owners cat running in your front room. Vengeful ghosts are to be avoided. These are ghosts that attack men or women because of perceived indiscretions caused by them in life. These ghosts attack humans, by scratching, choking or pushing.

Spirits is a term many use to describe entities that were never human. Angels, demons or elementals, all of wich are not to be trifled with. Angels are exactly what you expect, they are good, can be asked for help and sometimes will. But again they can cause harm if trifled with. Guardian angels are human spirits that watch over a specific person. They try to protect them. Animal guides are essentially the Native American guardian angel. They try to guide the person to do the right thing. You don’t call on an inhuman spirit, you never know which one you will get.

You then have Elementals and shadow people. Elementals are attached to the land; protecting it from harm. Normally they will not harm you, but will if they must. They use fear to move people off their land. Some see them as minor gods, druids worship the deities. To appease these spirits an offering of some kind must be made, in many cases that will work. Shadow people, not much is known about them. But as cameras improve and shadow detectors are used we are gathering more evidence. Some people see them as malicious entities, others think of them as watchers from another realm. Either way they are very off putting and make me uncomfortable.

Of course we have the Demonic. These are the spirits I believe most paranormal investigators wish to avoid. These spirits are an affront to God and mean to destroy humans. There main goal is possession and death. They are evil, intelligent and have a hierarchy. They get more powerful as you head up the laddet. Generally if there is one demon there are more. Some quick telltale signs are smells, sulfuric and rotting, taps or knocks in 3s, teleportation of objects, amongst several others things. Many times they were invited in and others they were already there. Unlesd you are a shaman or an exorcist you should not challenge a demon. These beings are feared by most ghost hunters and one famous group had a smart saying. “When in doubt, get the hell out.”

This is just my experience and what I have read. If you have different ideas please feel free to add or correct. This is not an exact science, for me it has been trial and error. Always looking for more input.

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Ed and Lorraine Warren- The Donovan Case part 3, from The Demonologist

             One item in a demonic haunting that is off limits to the demon are Rosary Beads. Only the strongest anf most menacing entities will touch them. Ed was speaking with Father Jason on the phone. Father Jason watched hid Rosary Beads float out of his room, make a left down the hall and then another left into the kitchen. There they wrapped around a kitchen chair in a gesture of strangulation. Ed told Father Jason to get himself and the family out of the home. The Donovans went to stay with Ted’s parents.    

While at his parents house the spiritual assault continued. Plumbing was ripped out of the wall and the banging continued. Objects levitated throughout the house. Father Jason was affected as well. He saw a dark mass blocking his way to his room. The same mass would keep him prisoner in his room at night. While shaving the light turned off, disassembled and theb parts were set on the sink. On Thursday April 25 the Warrens returned to dedicate their time to the case.

The Warrens met Father Jason at a local restaurant. The Donovans were no where to be found, but they had given Father Jason a spare key. When they got to the Donovan house, Ed went in first. The house was trashed. Furniture strewn about, a repulsive smell, all fluids were dumped everywhere, beds were flipped, the refrigerator contents were dumped on the floor with the plates and silverware dumped on top of it. Halfway down the hall Ed realized something was wrong. The house began to rumble and shake but Ed couldn’t mive to get out. Father Jason and Lirraine realized something was wrong and tried to find Ed. He stumbled into the room with 2 long gashes in the form of the cross on his arm.

He was cut in the arm when he put his arms up to protect his face. Realizing that this case had become a confrontation, they realized that they had no alternative but to fight it. If they did not the Donobans were most likely going to die and these entities would torment the Warrens and Father Jason for life. About noon on April 25 the drained Donovans arrived home to the disaster abd immediately began to despair. But a collective effort between everyone put the house in a semblance of order and lifted their spirits. April 26 the Warrens helped Father Jason with the paperwork to present the church. The date of the Exorcism was Thursday May 2.

In the meantime the Warrens stayed with the Donovans. Metal picture frames smoldered and caught on fire. Scarves, towels and linens burst into flames and were flung at people causing very painful burns. Furniture was appearing in different rooms and then reappearing in the right room. Ed told the Donovans how much he liked their car. The next morning the spark plug wires were tied in knots and the carburetors hoses were pulled loose and dangling. The activity intensified as the exorcism came closer. The night before sleep was impossible. About 10:30 that night they saw a bright light in the living room doorway. They watched the form of an older women materialize from the waist up. Lorraine told Ed to back up because it wasn’t human. Two chairs tumbled toward Ed and pinned him against the wall. He made the sign of the cross and both chairs dropped. At 9:30 in the morning the exorcist arrived.

Father Roark and Ed had worked together once before. Ed felt fairly certain there were several lesser inhuman spirits and an Incubus were present. As well as a higher diabolical intelligence, a devil. Before beginning the ritual Father Roark blessed everyone there. Father Roark confronted Patty. He asked if she willed this upon her family. She shot back in anget that she didn’t. Then more calmly told him she did not intend for this to happen. He asked if she asked the lord for forgiveness. Father Roark started the exorcism.

As he conducted the exorcism, Ellen saw something materializing by the fireplace. Its head was horned, it had cloven feet and a tail. The temperature in the room dropped bear freezing. Father Roark cast holy water on it and it immediately disappeared. Only to be replaced by a blood red face of a devil on the carpet. Again it had the menacing horns. It looked up at them with absolute hate. Father Roark swung the apergillum filled with holy water at the face. It slowly faded and left a pink outline on the floor. The exorcist said the sign of departure had been made, he said a prayer to wrap up the exorcism.

This is a documented case of a diabolical attack. It lasted 60 days. Ted’s brother wrote a statement that Ed kept in his records.
I, nor anyone else in my family, have ever before witnessed or actually experienced anything so weird and terrifying. I am sure the impact of the obscure experience shall remain with my frightened children and wife indefinitely. The incomprehensible predicanent that we have witnessed leaves our frightened family group in bewilderment. At least for the present time, it defies all rational and logical explanations. All the tangible evidence and facts related to the preternatural mysteriousness of those events witnessed by our family group should be laid bare and then rationally reviewed by competent people who are experienced in these weird abd perplexing matters. When and if a review is completed, I firmly believe that the ultimate conclusions will eventually suggest that unearthly powers ir influences were at work. Phillip Donovan

After the exorcism the Donovans life returned to normal. The damage was not covered by insurance, they refused to cover acts of God. Brian went on to college. Patty is now married and of course has 3 children. The Donovans still livevin the home.

Ed and Lorraine Warren- the Donovan case part 2, taken from the Demonologist.

                   Ted Donovan finally got in touch with the Warrens. He recited his tale to Lorraine Warren. At first she thought his imagination had run wild, but by the time he finished his tale she was sure his home was under demonic siege. She told him they would be there the next day.

When the Warrens arrived they found stones littering the yard, but the house looked placid. Inside they saw the damage and Lorraine sensed the presence of entities so numerous and malevolent that she had to fight not to leave. Ted walked them through the house reciting at least a dozen incidents in each room. When the tour was over Ed began to conduct his customary interview. Asking what may have caused this, when it first began, is anyone seeing a psychiatrist, did they purchase antique furniture or has anyone used an Ouija board. Patty replied yes. They asked if the spirit told her its name. Which of course it did not. The Warrens both agreed that something needed to be done.

Ed Warren telephoned Father Jason, who arrived a just after sunset. The activity already had started. To test it, Ed pounded on the wall twice, he recieved to pounds in return. He then rapped 4 times, in response it rapped 4 times on the table and then the floor. Ed asked Father Jason to perform a blessing in each room. That reduced the power and frequency of the blows. The Warrens were leaving for Maine that night, Father Jason would stay with the family. During the next few days activity continued as usual. The Wensday of Easter week the demonic showed its defiance of the priest. If Father Jason asked for a pencil or glass of water it would float over to him. Sometimes he didn’t even say it out loud and it would be on its way.

That night no one could sleep because of the evil permeating the home. Thursday the Warrens returned to find an ashen and sgaken Father Jason. He left and the Warrens stayed with the Donovans. The screams and pounding and ripping made Ed question whether the home would handle the assault without falling in on itself. That night the family said an ultra-black figure materialized in their room. The double bed levitated with 3 of the Donovans sitting on it. The dresser rolled across the room at Ed, all after he challenged the entity. At this tine Brian was with Lorraine. He levitated off tye bed and was thrown 5 feet in a wall where he landed in a crumbled heap.

The activity kept up, Ed questioned whether the house could handle the abuse. Ed challenged the entity, causing a bed with 3 of the Donovans on it to levitate and dresser to be rolled at him. At the same time Brian was with Lorraine. He was levitated then flung against the wall. Knowing an exorcism was the only chance to save these people, the Warrens began compiling data and doing personality interviews. The Exorcist the movie had recently been released, so the church was reluctant to act. Ed interviewed Ted first. He was the most affected, he couldn’t handle the idea the Devil was in his home. Ellen was next, she questionef why God would let this happen. Brian was a tough read, but he would definitely need counseling. Patty showed a range of emotions, hostility, indifference, lashing out, Ed thought she was primed for possession.

Infestation, oppression and finally possession.

                  As I have said before I have conducted several paranormal investigations. I have had a hard time finding people with this common interest in my area. Personally I have never dealt with a demonic haunting, for which I am very happy. My scariest moment was having footsteps running at me, with no one in sight. It sounded like there were several people running right at me at full speed. Then I would say about 5 feet from me, it stopped. That scared the hell out of me.

I scour the internet for stories of demonic haunting and possession to learn more about the subject. I have read a couple books, the most prominent being The Demonologist, about Ed and Lorraine Warren. By no means do I claim to be an expert on the subject. But I have been gathering knowledge and only recently started writing about what I have read. I normally write about politics, but this is one of my big intetests.

From what I have read most demonic hauntings start in basically the same way. It usually starts with an invitation of some sort. Ouija board, seances, witchcraft and anything that would draw the attention of negative spirits. Another common way is to move in to a house that was already under demonic assault. Demons feed on fear, it is what makes them grow stronger.

The infestation stage is where the spirits take hold of the home. There will be small seemingly innocent activity. Most people seem to blow it off for a while, until something really sticks out. In this case many people believe their home is haunted and bring paranormal investigators or mediums. Stick with paranormal investigators, because in the case of Annabelle the Haunted Doll, the medium was lied to and because of that the demonic force moved into the doll.

Opression comes next. This is when the demon creates fear and chaos. Ed Warren said the demonic seeks to dehumanize the people being oppressed. The demon attempts to break the person down in order for the next stage to occur. This is the stage where the demonic shows its power . Objects materialize and dematerialize, levitation, smells of sulfur and rotting flesh and the intense fear all of this creates. This is just the lead up to the true point of this haunting.

Possession is next and the worst. This is where people truly suffer. This is where the soul now goes into the void. Sadly possession many times ends in death. Sometimes possesion is mistaken for mental illness and mental illness is sometimes mistaken for possession. Excorcisms are removing the evil from the person. Sometimes it takes more than one exorcism and sometimes none work. No one knows why, it just is.

The real question is. Is this real? There is a lot of documented proof of occurences, for those religious people, demonic possession is mentioned 30 times in the Bible. I hope no one has to experience this to find out. Just be careful and positive and life should be ok.

Ed and Lorraine Warren and Annabelle.

             Since The Conjuring was released, people have shown an increased interest in Ed and Lorraine Warrens work. This is just a small bit of the story of Annabelle-the haunted doll. It started with 2 young nurses communicating with what they thought was a human spirit. At the time the case was referred to the Warrens, there was already a physical attack and the activity was still in process.

When the Warrens arrived they asked for the whole story. The one nurse replied that there were 2 stories, but both were about Annabelle. Ed asked who Anbabelle was, the girl pointed to the Raggedy Anne doll sitting on the couch. They said that the doll moved. The doll was about the size of a 4 year old child and quite heavy.

The doll was a gift from the girls mother. The girl told the Warrens that the activity started about a year previous. The doll would never be quite where they left it before leaving for work. It started with arms and legs in different positions and then it began changing rooms. It also began leaving notes in a child’s handwriting that didn’t make sense to them. The notes would say HELP US or HELP LOU.

One time they found 3 drops of blood on the dolls hand and 3 drops of blood on its chest. They also found a small chocolate boot on the stereo, none of them had bought it. The nurses and their friend brought in a medium. They learned that many years before a girl had died on the property. Annabelle asked if she could stay and move into the doll. The girls said yes, showing compassion for a long dead girl, but this is the weakness the spirit was looking for.

One night they had heard a ruckus in one of the bedrooms. Their friend Lou waited for it to calm down before he entered. The room was destroyed, no one was in there except for the Anbabelle doll crumbled in the corner. Lou suddenly felt afraid, like someone was behind him. He turned to see no one there and then felt an intense pain on his chest. There were claw marks across his chest. 7 cuts in all, 3 vertical and 4 horizontal and they all burned. Strangely the wounds healed immediately.

Ed immediately recommended a blessing , an exorcism of the dwelling. The doll was being inhabited by a demon, an inhuman force, something that never walked the earth. It showed all of the characteristics of a demonic infestation. The priest did the exorcism prayer, with no event. Lorraine Warren, an acclaimed clairvoyant, proclaimed the house clean of thr evil spirit. But the Annabelle doll gave the Warrens many problems, until they finally sealed it away.

The demon was not trying to possess the doll, the doll was a tool in scaring and weakening the people. This was the first step in a demonic haunting. Next comes oppression as the entity continues to break the people down, feeding off of their weaknesses. Then comes possession, everyone knows what that is. Sadly all 3 in that apartment were at severe risk for possession. They owe their lives, as well as many others to the Warrens and their dedication to helping others. I highly suggest reading the Demonologist, the book about the Warrens. I had to put it down several times because it scared me. Very good read though.