Identifying and dealing with Negative entities

Lately it seems everyone I speak to about a new case believes they have some negative entity or demon haunting them. Most forget that about 80% of paranormal claims have a perfectly logical and natural cause. Of the remaining 20% of claims that are paranormal less than 1% are truly in human or demonic in nature. This article is for after those cases that truly are paranormal in nature and have no natural explanation. The most common cause I have run across for this idea that there is a demon in the house is simply a misinterpretation of a spirits attempts to communicate. There are some key factors to look for during a paranormal investigation that indicate a negative or demonic entity which we will discuss later. It must also be noted that this article is simply to clarify some misconceptions and offer some help to those afflicted by these entities. However, after reading this no one should consider themselves ready to do battle with a demonic or inhuman entity under any circumstances. It takes years of training and experience to deal with these entities and one mistake can have severe consequences for all those involved. The best thing to do if you suspect something inhuman or demonic is present is to contact a team experienced in extreme paranormal activity or spiritual warfare for help.

There are many different schools of thought on negative entities. They are generally based on the beliefs of the individual. We will be looking at the most general and common of those beliefs as they pertain to a paranormal investigator. There are three basic categories for negative entities we’ll be looking at: Human spirits, astral parasites, and Demons. When investigating a possible negative entity always be cautious and never provoke them otherwise you may inadvertently attract the attention of whatever you are there to investigate, at which point you may find yourself as the one in need of help along with your client. While waiting for them the best thing to do is never let the client feel that you have abandoned them. Even if you just speak with them to reassure them it will go a long way in helping them once the other team arrives.

The most basic rules when investigating a possible negative entity are always protect yourself and be cautious. Before investigating it is advisable to use a prayer of protection such as the prayer of St. Michael as a team. Regardless of your beliefs this show of solidarity will strengthen your energies and put a united front for anything you encounter. Each person should keep something that they feel has power to protect them also such as blessed items or protection stones like black obsidian, pyrite or black tourmaline just to name a few. These are simply examples based on some beliefs there are many others out there that can also be used depending on the situation. The second rule is never should anyone investigate their own home. If there is something there then it is already drawn to them. By investigating it you are acknowledging it and essentially inviting it to you. This will give any demonic entity or stronger astral parasite the opening it is looking for in order to attach to a person. We will go over this a bit more later. The most important rule though is that you must respect the beliefs of the client. If they do not believe in what you are doing then you have lost before you even start. (Example…having a catholic priest bless a house for a Jewish woman). Remember you are there to help them not push your beliefs on them.

The most common cause of negative activity is actually a distressed human spirit. Often they suffered some great pain or injustice in life that keeps them from crossing over. These types of hauntings will appear similar to any other case of paranormal activity involving an intelligent spirit with the exception that often the activity is more violent than normal. They can throw objects, bang on things, slam doors, and even lash out occasionally at those present in the home. Often these types of entities simply want someone to listen to them and help them to come to terms with whatever has happened to them. The activity seems to get increasingly violent as the spirit gets angry or frustrated that its attempts to communicate are being ignored. It’s been compared to a child throwing a tantrum. Often these cases are solved by simply having an investigation team come in and communicate with the spirit. The conversations are generally one sided as you can guess but over time the activity will cease and the spirit will either move on or happily co-exist with the occupants. Although sometimes a spirit is in so much pain that it can’t be helped using this method. In these cases the rights of the living should take priority and the spirit must be cleansed from the house. An experienced medium or energy worker is often the best option to help in this situation. Although a Priest cleansing and blessing the house is always a good idea also.

Astral parasites is a very broad category most mediums have seen them and will agree that there are to many to even begin to categorize. I will only be describing the two main types that we have encountered those are intelligent and non-intelligent. Most mediums and psychics believe that these entities since they have never been human are pure energy from another plane of existence. There is no way to scientifically prove for or against this though unexplained high EMF readings are usually recorded in areas where these entities reside. They like demons have never been human and are extremely rare. In some religious faiths these are considered the same as demons or at least demonic familiars.

Non-intelligent astral parasite is generally the one most people encounter. These entities when found in a location are more like a caged wild animal looking for a way out than anything else. Banging on walls, doors, objects moving, smashing, Growling can be heard in some cases. . A poltergeist is one example of this type of entity. These entities are best dealt with once again by Energy workers and mediums. They will sometimes leave on their own eventually

The next two classifications of negative entities are extremely dangerous and very similar in nature. Both will attach themselves to the victim so here a few things to keep in mind no matter what type of attachment you are dealing with. The most important thing to remember is that the person suffering from the attachment must be ready to break that attachment. The entity will always try to hold onto its energy source and if the attachment has been for an extended time the victim may have trouble letting go themselves. Similar to Stockholm syndrome but instead of identifying with the captors they feel that they need this entity to live and may even invite it back to them. A person who has an attachment may also suffer a number of behavioral changes. See below for a list of potential cues keep in mind that one or two symptoms does not mean that the person has an attachment but are simply a partial list of symptoms to watch for. During your interview process make sure you check to see if anyone has been displaying any uncharacteristic or strange behaviour. Before considering that there is an entity attached to the person have them speak to a doctor some medical conditions can cause similar symptoms to manifest as well.

Intelligent astral parasites can be very dangerous these entities are similar to demons though they work to their own agenda. Most often they will attach to a host in order to feed off of their energy. Negative emotions like fear and anger also feed these entities and once they attach to someone they will do whatever they can to get what they want. Investigating these entities is very difficult and usually requires a medium to be present. Most of the activity related to these entities is similar to a non-Intelligent parasite though there are some exceptions. These entities will sometimes attack people in their dreams. It is important to watch though as there are a number of possibilities like night terrors or hypnogogic hallucinations (hag attacks) combined with sleep paralysis that are naturally occurring and can have the same effect. Also certain types of medication and health issues can also be to blame for these occurrences. If multiple people at the location report the same dream at the same time though it could very well be an astral parasite attack. These types of entities will manifest themselves in a number of ways including noises, moving objects and doors, knocking. There may be shadows present that may or may not resemble human form but will usually be accompanied by a feeling of unease or dread. A medium or energy worker is often best for this type of entity also priests or demonologists trained in deliverance are effective in some cases.

Behavioral cues for Astral Parasites

 

  • Suddenly acting totally out of character
  • Major changes in behavior for no reason
  • A loss of memory
  • Major changes in clarity of thinking or analytical ability
  • Sudden ongoing fatigue for no apparent reason
  • A drained feeling
  • Icy cold feeling on part or all of your body
  • Hearing someone’s voice regularly
  • Hearing voices
  • Recurrent or frequent nightmares
  • Strange or recurring accidents
  • Feeling someone is watching you
  • A discomfort or fear in a specific room or area in your home or office
  • A loss of self-confidence
  • A sudden loss of energy
  • Sudden illnesses that elude diagnosis
  • Sudden illnesses that cannot be explained
  • Feeling someone touch you or bump into you when nobody is present
  • Sensing a presence • Sensing a large pair of eyes watching you or following you
  • Sudden or irrational difficulties with finances or relationships
  • Imagining monsters, animals or frightening shadows
  • Sudden depression without an apparent cause • Seeming ongoing bad luck
  • Visions or hallucinations
  • Irrational fear, anger or sorrow
  • A negative obsessive thought, desire or fetish that won’t go away

This is a partial list and keep in mind that if someone displays any of these symptoms that it does not mean they have an attachment these are just one possible factor considered by a team dealing with these entities.

Demonic entities are the most dramatic and frightening of all to encounter. They are fallen and rebellious angels that chose to follow Satan. They hate us and want only to torment and destroy all mankind. With that in mind this is just a general idea of what to look for in these cases as only those that engage in spiritual warfare require extensive knowledge of the subject. During an investigation, watch for High EMF readings as well as a heavy oppressive feeling throughout the location with no explanation. Hot spots can occur instead of cold spots also. Often objects moved will be religious in nature most often rosaries, bibles, statues or pictures depicting religious scenes will often disappear or be tossed as if to break them. Crosses will generally flip upside down, banging and scratching like mice in the wall, strong odours like sulphur or rotten eggs may be present. People may be scratched or bruised. Activity will generally increase if you pray in the house. Watch for patterns of 3 in knocks, scratches and bangs as these are in mocking of the holy trinity. Also activity may occur at any time but the most active will be around the 3 am time. This is a partial list of things that may physically throughout the location occur but there are also many behavioural and physicalthings to watch for during your interview and investigation from the individuals.

Behavioral cues

 

  • Extremely quiet.
  • They will become more isolated from others.
  • Changes in sleep patterns.
  • Sudden weight loss or gain.
  • Changes in attitude, behavior, is he/she hostile.
  • Suddenly have an aversion to religious objects.
  • Changes in the way they dress.
  • Changes in their personal hygiene.
  • Are there occult material in their room.
  • Are there any destruction of religious objects.
  • Have they become abusive and/or threatening for no reason.
  • Have you seen them attempting to hurt animals.
  • Do they experience severe nightmares or night terrors.
  • Do they appear to have different personality or multiple personalities.
  • Do they have blackouts in their memory.
  • Do they preform acts of humiliation, such as urinating on themselves

Physical cues

 

  • Long periods of time without blinking their eyes.
  • Does he/she appear to be catatonic.
  • Knows and speaks a language they could not possibly know.
  • Speak with unusual accents
  • Speaks in tongues.
  • Changes in the eyes. Have you seen the eyes almost black like shark eyes.
  • Obvious changes in their features.
  • They possess inhuman strength.
  • Exhibit “precognition” the ability to predict the future.
  • Displays “retro cognition” the ability to know about past events they should not know about.
  • Be able to know something about a person they have not met.
  • Change in voice.
  • Move in an unusual way. For example, they may seem to glide instead of walk.
  • Writing or symbols appear on the body in the form of welts and scratches.
  • You have seen them levitate.
  • Hair color change.
  • You have heard multiple voices coming from them.
  • Animals appear to be frightened of the person.

These again are a partial list of things to watch for and ask about when interviewing a family but if they show any of these signs that is not enough to show a demonic attachment or possession but rather one piece to watch for. Again if you believe that you or someone you know is suffering from these types of entities it is best to contact an experienced spiritual warfare team.

When dealing in demonic cases there are a few things to remember most importantly the rules of engagement. It sound strange but even demons have rules they must follow in order to attach or possess someone. The one that most should know is that demons can only come into your life if you allow them, invite them or call them into it. Demons are very tricky and deceitful and will stop at nothing to trick humans into inviting them in so which is we cases where these entities may be present must be approached carefully. The second rule that investigators should be aware of is the rule of innocence. This means that if you enter to investigate a home and a demon is present it cannot seriously harm or attach to you. They may try to provoke, or trick you into inviting them in, they may also try to physically show you that you do not have the divine protection from them but that is all for now. Should the demon make its presence clear to you then you must leave immediately, at this point you are no longer innocent as you know what you are dealing with. This is when they are most dangerous. If you stay or return at this point or your own freewill you are opening yourself up to the entity and it may decide that you are its next victim.

When dealing with demonic entities it is also of note that mediums are able to remove them as long as they are not already in the stages of possession of a human host. Medium Natalie Owen of the Psychic Paranormal Research Investigations Of Yuba City, Ca. says that demons are able to appear in many forms but you can always tell them from the negativity that exudes from them. Others have also noted that sometimes it is very difficult to tell them from an angry negative human spirit unless properly trained. Mediums like Natalie are able to remove demonic entities that are tied to the land and attached to objects and people as long as they get there before the possession has begun. At that point your only salvation lies in a trained exorcist. Though for demonic cases it is always advisable to seek help from trained members of the clergy and experienced demonologists. All Spiritual warfare teams will know someone that they can contact in order to deal with these situations.

This article is written in order to give some basic knowledge regarding negative entities and what to watch for when investigating a location that they may be present in. There is far more to learn on the subject but for the average paranormal investigation team. This should serve as a good basis to draw from during your investigations. For anyone interested in learning more you can contact any reputable and experienced spiritual warfare or paranormal team specializing in extreme activity. If you are interested in becoming a demonologist you should know that it is not a hobby or something to try on a whim it is a life time commitment. For more information I recommend contacting the American Association of Exorcists or any reputable spiritual warfare team. I have stated it before but it bears repeating that if you encounter something truly negative this article DOES NOT make you qualified and knowledgeable enough to deal with them. These entities will fight back and can have serious consequences for both the client and investigators trying to help them. The best thing for you and your client is to contact a team that has experience with these types of entities for a referral.