One of the first questions people ask themselves when they are confronted with paranormal activity is “Is it good or evil?”. Subconciously and often too frequently the answer they give themselves is “Of course it’s evil, it just slammed a door!!”
This is usually an unfounded and biased decision based on dozens of scary movies, ghost stories around the fire and society’s general lack of knowledge on the subject. Just because it’s ghostly does not mean it’s evil.
First off, typically you’ll be confronted by what we call a “human spirit”. This is the spirit of someone who was once alive, as you and I are alive. They were born on earth, they had a job, most likely a family, a dog, and most importantly, they died. For various reasons they are still hanging around. Now, because they were once alive they each have different personalities as you and I do. So, these spirits can be good or bad BUT NOT NECESSARILY EVIL. Fortunately the majority of us tend to be rather decent folks, but not all of us. The same goes for spirits. One spirit could have been a loving grandmother who is looking for her husband, or one could be a teen-aged punk who may be getting a kick out of scaring you.
Then there are the not-so-common type of spirits we call “non-human spirits”. This is a spirit that never lived on the earth and is ALWAYS bad news and generally dangerous. The disturbing thing is that this type of spirit is brought to our realm through people who are meddling where they shouldn’t. (ouija boards, seances, curses, devil worship, etc.)
Now that we know that there are only two general types and we know their mentalities, we can better identify them. Here’s a quick breakdown:
Typical Human Spirit Activity:
– appearance of seemingly random objects (flashlights, rocks, money)
– an illuminated figure or part of a figure
Typical Non-Human Spirit Activity:
– whispering Voices – black shadowy figures
– violent acts against you (being hit, thrown, etc.)
– targeted paranormal activity (ie: you hate clowns, so the spirit moves the clown from room to room. You get the idea)
These are not all of the things to look for, but some of the most obvious signs to help you identify what type of spirit you’re dealing with.
If you believe you’ve got a non-human spirit, contact TAPS asap!