Do you ever feel like there’s a supernatural force such as a spirit or a ghost into your home? Do you think a lost soul is trying to connect with you?
Even if they sound alike, supernatural energies can fall into different categories including ghosts, spirits, angels, demons, fairies, residuals and elementals.
Ghosts are normally defined as Spirits that have not crossed over, while Spirits are those who have crossed over into the ‘light’. There’s another major difference between the two. Spirits often appear in dreams or as an apparition. Either way, they make you feel calm, comforted and reassured. As for Ghosts, they can resemble an apparition, shadow, orbs or ectoplasm mist, and often leave you with an eerie and uncomfortable feeling. Also, they may be attached to an object or living person.
These 16 common signs can point to a supernatural energy in your house:
#1 Unexplained noises
One of the most common signs of spirits or ghosts is definitely unexplained sounds like footsteps, knocking, banging, scratching or the sound of something being dropped. These sounds often start as subtle before becoming louder.
#2 Opening Doors/Cupboards
If you can’t find a logical explanation for doors, cupboards or drawers opening on their own, you may be having a visit from a supernatural force.
#3 Lights Switching On/Off
Another sign includes lights turning on and off without rational explanation. New light bulbs that blow too quickly can also point to this.
#4 Electronics Switching On/Off
Similarly to lights, having your TV or radio switch on and off, channels changing, moving to static or increasing in volume on their own may also indicate a paranormal activity going on. Hearing a favorite song from a loved one who has crossed over is also a sign.
#5 Disappearing Items
Everyday objects disappearing from their usual spot, then mysteriously reappearing a couple of days later.
#6 Item of a Loved One
Accidentally finding an object from a loved one who has crossed over.
Seeing shadows that you can’t explain in the corner of your eyes.
#8 Feeling of being watched
This can occur as an overall feeling, or it can be restricted to only one part of the house.
#9 Hot and Cold Spots
Huge temperature variations inside the house.
#10 Feeling of being touched
Inexplicable feeling of a hand, a poke, push, nudge or something brush past. When this energy is negative, unexplained scratches can also appear.
#11 Unexplained smells
A negative presence is often manifested by a foul smelling odor. Fragrances not linked to anything in your home are also a sign.
Sounds from an unidentified source, usually coming from one specific place in the house – soft chatter, cries, whispers or even music.
#13 Levitating Objects
A rare sign of a negative or ghost energy is objects sliding off shelves, things flying off the walls or furniture moving.
Seeing human-shaped apparitions, which can be misty, transparent or solid. Also, seeing brightly colored orbs – blue orbs are often identified as Spirits and white orbs as Angels.
#15 Objects at your feet
Seeing objects such as coins, stones or feathers at your feet is a sign from a loved one or Spirit.
#16 Animal Sensitivity
Animals can also react to paranormal energies, even more than we do. For instance, if your pet reacts to a particular area of your home or to something invisible, you may be having a visit from a Spirit or a Ghost.
Spirit or Ghost energies don’t account for all strange noises in your home. Often times, these strange sounds are caused by residuals, which are virtually an imprint of energy caught on a continuous loop and is playing out over and over again. Sage and other smudging rituals, incense and crystals are typically very effective in clearing this type of energy.
When it comes to Ghosts and Spirits, we normally know the difference by the feelings we get from the experience. While Ghosts are attracted to a particular object or home, Spirits come and go when they have messages to deliver. It’s important to stay open to these messages, but if it’s ghost energy you’re dealing with, the best you can do is set a firm boundary to make sure you can live in your home at ease.