Have you ever considered the presence of spirits in your home? Have you noticed any peculiar or inexplicable phenomena in your living space? Well, I have had this experience of living in a haunted house, and I can tell you that there are signs you can look for before considering moving to a new home or identifying issues you may be having.

Recently, I had a thought-provoking conversation with Melissa Emond, a Real Estate Expert based in Southern Ontario, who, given her profession, found the idea of identifying spiritual presence in homes intriguing.

Below are the questions she posed to me, and my responses on how to recognize and determine if your home is haunted by learning the signs and symptoms of spiritual presence.

What are some signs that there might be a spirit in your home?

If you notice unexplainable activity, like lights turning on and off, objects being moved, or strange sounds coming from an empty room, it’s a telltale sign that there might be one or more spirits in your home.

You may also experience a change in temperature, or other physical or emotional sensations such as feeling a presence, or like you’re being watched. Sudden odours can also appear out of nowhere, such as cigarettes, perfume, or even foul odours.

What do you do if you think there’s a spirit in your home?

Remain calm! It’s important to try to determine why you’re suddenly receiving unexpected company. Why is the spirit there, and what does it want, or it is trying to tell you something? Once you have a better understanding of the situation, there are steps you can take.

The first thing to do is to engage with the spirit by having a spiritual conversation and asking questions to see if you get any response. Secondly (and only if you feel comfortable enough to do so), you can perform a cleanse in your home. I recommend using sage, cedar, or palo santo wood. There are other tools of divination that can help assist with the spirit’s transition.

Lastly, if you still feel the presence of a spirit after cleansing your home, you may want to seek professional help with the services of a psychic medium, spiritual advisor, or paranormal group who can help assist you in resolving your conflict and ridding your home of unwanted energies.

It’s always important to be respectful towards the spirit and remain open to their messages.

Can you tell if a spirit is bad or good?

The vast majority of spirits are neutral, meaning they are neither good nor bad. A spirit’s intention can be determined by its behaviour, and if a spirit is behaving in a way that is causing harm to people or property, then it is likely a bad spirit.

Good or bad, their actions reflect their true nature. In either case, spirits exist in a realm beyond our understanding, and it is impossible to know for certain if a spirit is good or bad. It is important to remain respectful of all spirits and to take precautions when dealing with them, such as speaking to them with respect and caution, and not attempting to manipulate or upset them.

Can they cause you harm?

Good and bad spirits can have a physical presence in our world. This can range from minor disturbances, such as objects being moved or being touched, to more serious physical attacks.

Bad spirits can cause psychological harm, such as fear, paranoia, depression, and even psychosis. Indirectly, bad spirits can cause harm by influencing our decisions, thoughts, and actions.

Whether or not spirits can cause harm depends on the type of spirit and its intentions. It’s important to note that these instances are rare. For the most part, spirits wish us no harm but it is important to be aware of the potential for bad spirits to cause harm and to take steps to protect ourselves from them.

Can a spirit inspection be done before purchasing a house?

Home inspections are typically done to check for structural and safety issues, but they can also be used to investigate paranormal activity. Professional paranormal investigators use a variety of equipment to detect the presence of ghosts or spirits. They may bring along infrared cameras, audio recorders, electromagnetic field meters (EMF KII meters), and other devices to measure and record evidence of paranormal activity. Once the investigation is complete, the investigators can provide you with a report and any evidence they have found.

You may opt to hire the services of a professional psychic or medium. They use divination tools, such as dowsing rods, crystals, and pendulums to detect energy fields or open portals that spirits, good or bad, use to enter your home or property.

It’s important to remember that the results of an investigation may not be definitive, as it can be difficult to prove the presence of a ghost or spirit. However, if you believe your home may be haunted, it can be worthwhile to have it inspected to see if you can gain any insight into what may be lurking in the shadows.

Do you find pets are more sensitive to spirits than humans are?

Pets are often seen as more sensitive to spirits than humans are, or at least more intuitive. Some pet owners have reported their pets acting strange or fearful when near certain areas or people, or have reacted to spirits they cannot see with their own eyes.

This could be due to the fact that pets have a more heightened sense of hearing and smell than humans do, so they may be able to detect the presence of spirits more easily than humans can.

Additionally, pets may have an instinctive ability to sense the presence of spirits, whereas humans may not be able to recognize the same presence. Moreover, pets may be more open to spiritual experiences than humans, as they don’t have any preconceived notions about supernatural phenomena or spirits, and may be more accepting of the idea that spirits exist.

How can you tell if a spirit is trying to tell you something?

Communication with spirits is a tricky thing, as it can be difficult to determine if they are trying to tell you something. However, there are some signs that may indicate they are trying to communicate.

For instance, you may notice odd smells or sounds that cannot be explained. You may feel a chill in the air or see mists in the corner of your eye. You may even see flashes of light in certain areas of the house or hear noises that can’t be explained.

Additionally, you may feel pressure on your chest or a tingling sensation, or see objects moving on their own. You may have feelings of being watched or see shadows of people in your peripheral vision. You may also experience a sudden feeling of peace or have a sense of being in the presence of a spirit.

Do you recommend using a Ouija board to talk to spirits?

No, I do not recommend using a Ouija board. They can open the channel to all different types of energy. We might think we’re calling out to human spirits, loved ones that passed, or spirit guides, but something different, something darker or even evil may be what answers back.

Can a spirit follow you from home to home?

A spirit can attach itself to a person and follow them from place to place. Not only can a house be haunted, but I believe that a person can be haunted. It’s often said that the spirit has a personal connection to a certain individual and is drawn to them for some unknown reason.

Some theories suggest that the spirit is seeking revenge or justice for something that happened in the past, while others believe that the spirit is simply seeking companionship. Most who have experienced this have reported hearing disembodied voices, feeling a presence in their home, and even have seen apparitions in their peripheral vision.

Can deceased animals become spirits?

Some cultures believe that animals have souls and can become spirits after they die. Animals that have been with a person for a long time, such as a pet, may even become part of that person’s spirit family after they pass away.

Animals may act as messengers from the spirit world and believe they can provide important guidance and insight to humans. Regardless of the way an animal becomes a spirit, it is believed that animals are deeply connected to the spirit world and can provide invaluable insight and guidance to humans.

Can you tell the difference between a holy spirit and a non-holy one?

When it comes to the topic of the holy spirit versus a non-holy spirit, there is a marked difference between the two.

The holy spirit is an integral part of the Trinity and is seen as the active presence of God in the world. This spirit is seen as being the source of inspiration and comfort that believers can turn to for guidance and help.

Non-holy spirits, on the other hand, are seen as more of a metaphysical representation of energy and power that can be tapped into for various purposes. Non-holy spirits can be used for healing and protection, as well as for connecting with the spiritual realm.

The differences between the two can be seen in the way that they are viewed and in the purposes that they serve. The holy spirit is seen as a benevolent force that is connected to God, while non-holy spirits are seen as more of an independent and potentially dangerous force.

What can you do if your house is haunted?

If you suspect a ghostly presence in your home, you have options for removing it. If feeling uncertain about how to cleanse your home, you can consult a psychic or medium for professional guidance.

Ghosts typically haunt locations rather than people, but as mentioned, spirits do attach themselves to individuals and follow them from house to house. In that case, consulting a professional to perform a cleansing ritual may be necessary.

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