Protection from Evil Spirits
This article covers some of your experiences of evil spirits. This is an extract from my book called “The Psychic Casebook”. You can also read in-depth articles about experiences of evil spirits in my book “Protecting the Soul” which as the title suggests gives methods to protect yourself from evil spirits and bad energy.
Most of us like to watch a good horror movie and have the pants scared off us but it is a little less entertaining when it starts happening in reality. Hollywood did not invent spooks, evil spirits, specters and poltergeists it just exaggerated the truth and threw in extra special effects. Nonetheless, there are real evil spirits that can cause havoc to the people of this world. We mediums prefer to call them ‘earth-bound spirits’. Although nobody, in the tales that follow, spits green slime, ghosts crawls out of graves, or levitates; the stories are much more frightening, for they are absolutely true.
Experiences of Spirit Attacks
“For twenty years I have kept quiet about the frightening things I saw” says Di Spotiswood(60) from Waterlooville in Hampshire, “But now I feel I must speak out in order to warn others of the dangers of playing with ouija boards and contacting evil spirits.”
“It all started as a game when some teenage friends of mine started using the Ouija board. An old man who once owned the country bungalow in which the seance was being held started to communicate through the board. Other neighbors became interested in what was going on and soon quite a crowd would visit to watch the proceedings.
“But the language used became abusive and foul- which amused the ‘players’ who answered back with similar tones. I was called in to help when things started to go very badly wrong..”
“Everybody blamed everybody else when swear words started to appear on the walls. But there was no arguing when articles started whizzing through the air and narrowly missing the small children. Incredibly wardrobes moved around as though they were made of matchwood, voices were heard, bumps and bangs sounded all through the night- and the whole family became absolutely terrified. I saw burly, muscular men tremble with terror on seeing these things.
“The worse thing I saw myself was the unshaven face of an old man push through the kitchen wall. I saw it happen. It was as plain as day. And as it happened I felt a burning sensation from head to toe.
“I spent hours on the phone trying to track down someone who could help us. Finally I managed to find a medium brave enough to go along. She identified a young 17 year old girl as the source of the energy that fueled the poltergeist activity. The medium’s involvement helped but the bungalow never completely returned to normal. The family eventually had to move.
It has often been known for poltergeist activity to be centered around teenagers in puberty and the medium may have been right in identifying the 17 year old girl as the source of the activity. However it is more likely that the crowd of participants fueled the poltergeist with negative psychic energy. For centuries the Tibetan yogis studied this and called these entities Tulpas. They can cause havoc for a short period but inevitably, given time, their energy dissipates and the activity ceases.
When John and Joyce Allen from Wootton Bassett in Wilts moved into their house the last thing they expected was to be transported into a series of events worthy of a program from the X-Files. “It all started 10 years ago when items in our house started to go missing and were returned in another location.” says John “There was no logical reason to explain what kept happening. It wasn’t caused by absent mindedness or children and pets carrying off the objects- there was no logical explanation.
“Soon we discovered that my neighbors in the Crescent were all experiencing similar things. In particular, the house two doors along saw items flying around, electrical switches switching themselves back on, a piano playing by itself, a dog was heard and items flew through the air and even around corners.
“Most people in the crescent assumed it was the ghost of a lady called Anny Moody and her dog, who used to own the old ‘Canal Wharf House Inn’. It was a house of ill repute at the turn of the century and was demolished in 1982. Many claim to have seen Anny’s ghost walking our street. Were we experiencing evil spirits?
“I did some research and discovered that the houses were build directly on a ley line which is where ‘earth energies’ are said to accumulate. And the house where the poltergeist activity happened was build exactly on the intersection of two major leys. As far as I could discover, there had only been one death in the crescent since the 1950’s.
“The ghost of a small boy with calipers was also seen by myself and many people. He had died, he told us, during the 1st World War and was looking for his father who had been killed in France along with 20 others in the Flanders fields. I was unable to trace the boys address in the records.”
After 3 years of strange paranormal activity John and Joyce had had enough. “I called in our local Spiritualists to assist the trapped spirit people to move on into the other realms.” says Joyce “I sat with them in the seance and I have to say it was a very strange experience indeed. I felt the pain and suffering of the various soldier’s wounds as they communicated through the medium.
“We concluded that the soldiers and a Second World War pilot were trapped by the energy of the ley line and the crippled boy with his dog had been trying to attracting our attention to help free his friends.
“The Spiritualists now appear to have exorcised the ghosts and buried various crystals around the area to disperse the ley line’s energy. John did some further research and the soldier explanation appears logical. The houses in the Crescent were once owned, I discovered, by the MOD.”
Parapsychologists have found that many of the most famous poltergeist cases have happened at the intersection of two ley lines. These are said to be a network of earth energy lines that criss-cross the country. The prehistoric inhabitants of ancient Britain were supposedly aware of these lines of force and built their monuments on the most important concentrations of these fields. Stonehenge is a prime example.
I am aware that the events caused the family severe distress which resulted in many problems. Persistent earth bound spirits can be very disruptive and it’s often the Spiritualists that get called in to sort matters out.
It is unusual for Spiritualists to identify the source of a haunting as the node of intersecting leylines but times are changing. I believe that their diagnosis was right. The earth does have areas of negative energy where nasty elemental powers can accumulate. Many people now believe that these negative areas are places where ‘Earth Rays’ that rise up from the center of the earth are distorted by underground streams and rock strata A negative ‘geopathic’ area will make a person feel uneasy, tired and tense. Because of this some places just don’t feel right and can even cause illness for people who inhabit these places.
As well as centering on areas of Geopathic Stress the energy required for poltergeist activity and vivid haunting can accumulate because of water. In some cases underground streams and covered wells supply the energy. In this next case it may have been the sea herself:
A committee member of one of our local Spiritualist Churches telephoned us one evening to explain that they had a problem. “A lady has contacted the church and claims that she and her husband are being attacked by a poltergeist.” said the Spiritualist. “Someone or something has been throwing objects around the cabin of their boat on the Solent and, she says, it has also been attacking her. We sent along one of our local mediums and he feels that this is a real phenomena and not just a figment of an overworked imagination. He felt, however, that it would be best if a strong group of mediums could be assembled to tackle the problem together. He is convinced that it is real as there’s a strong and violent presence on-board. Would you two be prepared to help?”
The occurrences happened mainly at night we were told, so this would be the best time to have our seance. Jane and I agreed to go along and a date was fixed for the following Saturday night. There would be five us taking part – We’d have enough psychic power between us all to make a serious challenge to the poltergeist.
It was on the Friday night before that we realized that this was going to be a real case of a haunting. Something happened that shook us both.
Jane and I were laying in bed talking about our plans for the encounter the next night. We were both relaxed and feeling quiet, peaceful and at ease. Our conversation was interrupted when the room lit up with an intense blinding white light. We both sat bolt upright in bed. My immediate thought was that it was lightning but the weather forecast had already predicted that it would be a clear evening with no threat of thunderstorms or rain.
And it most definitely wasn’t lightning. There was a second brilliant flash and the room remained illuminated for some time. The light then folded in on itself and formed into a luminous ball about four foot across in the center of the room and floating at about head height.
Jane and I sat speechless as it hovered for what seemed like an eternity but what in reality must have been about thirty seconds. It then shot across the room, out of the door, and toward the living room. I leaped out of bed and gave chase. Seconds later it disappeared leaving no trace.
Jane and I had seen things like this before but never with such an intensity. As a young child I would experience a ball of light that seemed to read my thoughts- a manifestation of spirit perhaps? Jane had a peculiar experience one day whilst alone with her then nine year old daughter Chantal from her first marriage.
“Chantal and I saw a ball of orange light about a foot across hovering in the living room” says Jane “It moved towards us and hovered in the air about three feet in front of us. Chantal was becoming frightened as I put my hand out and tried to touch it. My hand went straight through it. There was a swishing sound as the ball of light bounced onto the TV and out of the window.”
Jane and I had never seen anything as brilliant as that Friday night’s manifestation however. We were both, to say the least, startled by the experience but we didn’t feel that we had encountered anything malicious indeed the room felt peaceful with a sense of well-being.
It did effect us physically though. We both felt sick, there was a sickly scent in the air, we were sweating, and our solar plexus region felt uncomfortable- as if it was knotted. I have read of similar reactions in physical circles, where the mediums manifest ectoplasm, although Jane and I do not claim to be physical mediums.
Surprisingly, the whole experience startled but didn’t frighten us. We believed that a spirit from the higher realms had visited us to reassure us that we were well protected and to prepare us for the next night. The angels were looking after us.
It was already beginning to get dark when we met the other mediums who would be going on-board the boat. This was the time when the owner of the boat said that the spirit was most active.
The old converted fishing boat looked ominous and creepy against the darkening sky. It creaked and groaned as it rocked with the tide. The sultry evening was turning colder and across the river we could see the lights of other boats bobbing up and down. The moon was casting its first rays on the indigo waters.
We kept the mood light by joking between ourselves. With this type of situation its best not to be too somber and serious.
Jane and I had spent some time before in deep meditation to prepare ourselves and had by now opened our psychic awareness. The lady, who was having the problem, was clearly troubled. Her aura, we could see, was full of prickly sensations and dark colors. Our initial task was to gently question the lady to see if the phenomena were the product of her imagination. She and her husband appeared to be honest. Soon we would find out for certain.
“Watch your head as you go below” said the husband of the lady as he guided us aboard. The spiritualist banged his head.
“And watch yourself round here” he banged himself again. We all chuckled. It was important to keep a cheerful spirit between ourselves as we prepared ourselves for the encounter.
We all squeezed round the table at the bow of the boat and settled down with a nice cup of tea. The atmosphere on-board was odd but not as sinister as Jane and I were expecting. It was certainly a strange place to live and not a place for those who loved their creature comforts. There was limited decoration, a lot of damp, and no space at all. It had a musty smell. “Perhaps” I thought “the lady is using the excuse of a haunting to get her husband to abandon these unfeminine conditions for a brick built home on land.”
Once we had settled in we all relaxed and tuned-in to spirit. John ,the medium who first the clearance would, we all agreed, act as the leader of the group. His wife Ethel sat next to him, Jane and I sat together and Nick the church member sat opposite us. The husband and wife who owned the boat stood in the doorway to the side of us. A prayer was said to ask for protection and for God to be with us with our work.
“Father may you give us the protection that we need with this work. Bring to us from spirit those guides and helpers that we each know and also those that come here to help with this type of work in particular. May the higher angelic helpers be here with us also. Protect us in what we do and give your blessing to our task so that the troubles that fill this place may be lifted. Amen”
As the words of the prayer unfolded we could feel a strength and joy as the power of the spirit built around us to aid us with our work. The next step was to challenge the spirit to come forward. Like a snake under a dark rock we had to coax it into the light and disarm it. The boat was still but some of the keys hanging on the wall on a nail swung a little. We all noticed it but continued as if nothing had happened, perhaps it was nothing.
“Come on, you coward.” said John in a loud stern voice “You’ve bullied this lady enough! Now there are five of us to take on. Come on, we challenge you to show yourself. Come out!!”
Nothing happened. Again he made similar retorts. “Come on ,show yourself. You want to scare people, come and scare us!”
Then we felt, what can best be described as a thickening of the atmosphere and a feeling of someone stood close to us. I could feel the face of a man press close to mine then leave me and went towards Jane:
“The man felt angry and very violent yet at the same time he felt frightened and confused.” says Jane “I could tell that he didn’t like women at all and that he felt it was bad luck that women should be on his boat. “Get away from me “I projected in my thoughts “Go and pick on a man, you bully, go and try and take on Nick from the Church”
As Jane sent these thoughts we all saw Nick’s face changed. His went bright red and he looked frightened.
“Who’s he with now “somebody said aloud.
“He’s with Nick, can’t you see” I said.
“That’s right he’s over here with me “said Nick. We all sent out our power to help Nick with his struggle. The spirit left him and I felt him draw close to me. I closed my eyes and said:
“There seems to be two of them, there’s a little boy here with an angry man, someone has been hit hard across the head with something heavy. That’s one of the things that’s making him so angry.”
“I felt it across my head as well” said John, “And me too “said his wife Ethel. He has a thing about women being on his fishing boat. It’s bad luck !”
The spirit man’s unexpressed anger at the time of his passing was holding him to this world. His death was linked somehow with a woman and he was taking it out on the lady that now lived on board.
We all agreed that we were feeling the same sensations and description of the man in spirit. We countered his anger by all mentally projecting thoughts of love and encouragement for the trapped soul to progress onward to the spirit world.
“Come on now” said John, “Your time now is finished. It’s time to go to the spirit world”
We felt the spirit moving between us. His aggression began to soften. I felt him leave Jane and the others and return to me. I could hear his voice clearly in my mind.
“I’ll suffer for what I done if I go over there” he said in a rough rasping voice “They’ll send me to hell for sure”
He drew closer still. I tried to reassure him that no God sat in a golden throne was going to throw him into an eternal hell. God didn’t want vengeance he wanted only our love. Hadn’t this man suffered enough by being bound by his anger to this world. He owed it to himself and the young boy who clung to him to seek God’s unceasing forgiveness. He had as much right as anybody to enter the kingdom of heaven, his own conscience would be the judge of his soul.
As each of us reaffirmed these ideas in our own way we could feel the spirit man’s grip begin to loosen. We all sensed him crying. He let go.
The ecstasy in his soul was contagious. As he departed I had a beautiful vision of a great staircase leading up through the clouds with angels of light stood at the sides. I could see the man’s silhouette small and dark against this heavenly setting. I was seeing that man’s image of heaven as he left this earth. Perhaps when I die I will have a different passing vision but what I saw that night was quite beautiful. Another soul had found peace.
The heavy atmosphere had left the room as we all started to return to normal consciousness. The suffocating atmosphere had gone.
“He’s gone now” Nick said to the lady “Can’t you feel the difference in this place?”
The boat was, as far as we know, never troubled again.
Removal Of Evil Spirits troubling a Psychiatrist
The people who approach Jane and I come from all walks of life. We’ve seen doctors, solicitors, businessmen, and even a high court judge. But when a psychiatrist telephoned and asked for assistance I was very surprised- normally they reject mediums out of hand.
Warminster based psychiatrist, Dr Medway, contact me and asked if I could visit her patient’s home to find out if it really was haunted. “The lady involved is convinced that she is under a ghostly attack.” said the psychiatrist “She insists that a poltergeist is throwing things around the room and that a shadowy man is trying to attack her.”
We visited the house together hoping to convince the lady that there was nothing to worry about. But when we stepped into the living room we all saw a strange white mist that clung to the floor. It was clear that we were dealing with something real after all.
The lady showed me around the house and I sat and meditated at the places where she said the manifestations were strongest. I described a bearded man who was troubling her. The description fitted what she had been seeing.
The spirit told me that he was a gypsy and that he was buried nearby. I talked to him calmly and after a long and difficult inner debate he agreed to go. The psychiatrist looked as relieved as everyone else.
When the records were checked it was found that gypsies had camped extensively in that area many years ago. They had no formal cemetery but it was believed that they buried their dead in the vicinity of the house in the woods that had once covered the estate.
It appears that many of the spirits that supposedly become trapped on the earth plane have worries about their place of burial. For example, Julie Benyan’s family from Horton Heath Hampshire have a recurring ghost. The family live in adjoining cottages. ‘Problems mainly occur in granddad’s house.” says Julie “Sometimes there’s an mysterious burning smell that’s followed by a rap on the door. Nobody is ever there. The whole family have heard unexplained footsteps and we often hear loud raps from the coal house.”
Julie believes that two ghosts haunt the house. (She described them as evil spirits) They researched it’s100 year history and found out about a epileptic boy whose parents used to lock him away for days in the coal house. “This may account for the coal house rapping” says Julie “But we also learned that a terrible murder took place here in Victorian times and a body was buried in a ditch outside. The murder is still unsolved so perhaps the ghost is still trying to communicate and tell us what happened”
In the case of Beverley’s family that follows next they were at first scared of their ghost but now treat her as a family friend:
“All our family have seen the little Victorian girl who wears a long night dress- we have called her Emily. I asked the previous owners of the house if they’d seen anything and they exclaimed ‘Oh she’s back again is she?” says Beverley from Hampshire.
Jane was the first to investigate Beverley’s story. “I told Beverly that I was receiving psychic impressions of a blue patterned jug and a dog’s bones that had been burried in the garden. I then felt drawn to a particular spot near a tree. ‘This is where Emiliy’s dog was buried’ I said pointing to the ground. ‘And it’s here that you also found the blue jug.’.
Beverley confirmed that she had found bones and blue china exactly where Jane said. Jane now knew that the spirit of Emily was real as these were facts that Beverly could confirm. Jane said that the girl had died in the well that they had recently covered over. They later checked the records and found this to be true- beneath the new kitchen was the remains of an old well.
When I investigated the cottage Emily told me about a St Christopher medal the owners had found under a tile in the kitchen. I pointed to the stone tile and they confirmed that this was the exact place it was found. Beverley rummaged through a draw and handed me the St Christopher to help me build my link with the spirit by holding it.
Emily took me on a tour round her old home. She was aware that she knew that she was dead but preferred to stay put so long as nobody minded. It was her that had been trying to draw attention to herself by moving the children’s toy clowns and, as described and witnessed by Beverley their mother, making them come alive. Beverley decided to burn the offending clowns in the garden. “There was a piercing scream as I threw them on the bonfire” said Beverley, “It nearly scared the life of me.”
Emily was sorry that she had scared them all.
Jane had got it right when she visited earlier. She’d told the owners that Emily had fallen down the well when the authorities arrived to take her to a children’s home after her parents died. Children’s homes in Victorian times were fearsome places.
The spirit of Emily began telling me how the house had changed and the owner was able to confirm this. Strangely one of the bedrooms had once been a larder and Beverley said that they’d had to completely strip this large room of wooden shelving and cupboards. The children’s room, I said, had once been Emily’s and this is where I was told she had most often been seen dressed in her long white night dress.
There was one manifestation of Emily that had not been so pleasant. Beverley told me that on one of the walls on the house a marking had appeared and disappeared.
Emily led me into the living room and told me to place my hand on a particular place on the plain, clean wall. “It wasn’t a simple mark” I exclaimed “It was a red hand of blood. Beverly was so desperate to get your attention that she resorted to these somewhat frightening manifestations.
Beverley looked shocked and I began to wonder if I’d spoken out of turn. I didn’t want to be alarmist but, although she’d said nothing about this to anyone before, this is exactly what the whole family had seen at the place where I put my hand. They had been waiting to find out if I’d spontaneously ‘pick up’ about the hand. It had worried the family greatly and they were concerned that it may not be the friendly spirit of Emily but a sinister spirit. Fortunately it was only Emily. Again I could feel Emily from the spirit side apologizing- she was sorry she’d scared them.
“Although some people would be worried by a ghost we feel that Emily is a nice spirit to have around” says Beverley “She’s never given us any more trouble and the last thing we would want is for Craig & Jane to get rid of her.”
Stories similar to this are often sent to me at my newspaper columns or when I write for the women’s magazines. This next one really intrigued me, not because a real ghost was involved, but because the whole family seemed to be so genuinely pleased to know that their house was haunted:
Nobody knows quite how old the traditional Somerset Farmhouse of Willow Farm adjoining the site of this week’s Glastonbury Festival is. Some of its stonework, and particularly the stone pillars by the fireplace, was retrieved from the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey that was destroyed by Henry VIII. Legend has it that long ago two brothers jointly inherited it but argued incessantly. Finally a blood-bath took place within the house as one brother brutally murdered the other.
You won’t be surprised to know that the farmhouse is haunted.
“The whole family is aware of our ghost.” says Jane Fear (57) who together with her husband David brought up her four children in the house. “It was my eldest daughter Sandra (31) who gave it the name Freddy. ”
“Having a ghost around the house was part of our childhood” says Sandra “So many spooky things happened around our house that we all take it for granted. The strangest occurrence is when my brother Richard’s (34) bedroom door open and we hear footsteps cross the landing and walk down the stairs. When it reached the bottom we would see the stair door open by itself.
“When this happens one of us will usually call out ‘Oh Fred we do wish you’d learn to shut the door!'”
“We’ve had the occasional visitor been terrified by what happens.” says Sandra’s dad David “They have refused to stay in the house but we see no reason to worry. Fred’s never hurt any of us and even our 3 dogs and three cats seem comfortable when he’s around.”
In 1976 the main beam of the house gave way and considerable work was undertaken to repair the house. “We were all worried that Fred would either clear off or show his disapproval when the repairs were complete” says Sandra “Mum was really concerned. But within a few days we saw a shape at the top of the stairs and the doors and footsteps were soon back”
“I was overjoyed” says Jane “It would have been awful to loose Fred- he’s part of the family!”
The Fear family certainly don’t live up to their name. They take exactly the right attitude. Many people are absolutely terrified by the slightest creak or hint of a ghost. Sometimes ghosts are just an atmosphere left in a building that replays itself like a video recording. Sometimes a spirit gets trapped between this world and the next and they are usually more frightened than we are. I’m sure that the attitude of the Fear family to Willow Farm’s ghost will help Freddy to progress toward the higher levels of the afterlife.
Another great story sent to me involved a very spooky country ghost known locally in Malmsbury as The Green Lady:
‘It was October 1954 and I was 24 years old. My glorious grandmother, who I adored, was dying. I thought of her as I cycled home to Malmesbury on the road between Crudwell Village and Lord Suffolk’s Estate. There were a couple of cottages to my right and opposite was a farm gateway. As I approached it I saw an apparition gliding about 4ft in the air and drifting towards the center of the road.
It was a misty Sunday morning so I assumed at first that it was the light playing tricks on me. I cycled up close and came face to face with the figure. It was a woman in a long brown coat. She had a featureless face with dark, empty sockets for eyes. Not knowing what to say or do I stuttered out the words ‘Good Morning’
As I spoke, the silent figure floated slowly backwards into the gateway. I was more curious than frightened.
For years people laughed at me when I recalled this weird event. But my husband listened and in 1963, soon after we married, we visited the same place and asked at the cottages about the ghost. ‘You saw the Green Lady who haunts that very spot!’ replied the householder. On the Tuesday after seeing the ghost my grandmother died.’
This story was sent to me at one of my psychic columns for the newspapers. It is a good example of what we call a ghost, phantom, apparition or specter. Some people are mystified, intrigued, shocked or frightened when they ‘see’ this form of spontaneous phenomena.
There are scientists believe that the brain emits an electrical ‘morphic field’ that imprints itself on the environment. Ghosts and apparitions are seen when our psychic abilities read these mental recordings. Consequently the same ghostly figure is seen time and time again at the same place. The lady’s fatigue from cycling and her sensitivity at the time of her grandmother’s illness probably opened her to these vibrations. Just as we would say that a photograph of a person is not the person themselves so a ghost is likewise not a conscious being. It is a series of mental vibrations left in the atmosphere of the environment that a sensitive person can perceive unfolding like a film. The case you read about the ghost train in an earlier chapter may be explained in this way.
In the case you read about the boys playing with the Ouija board it is debatable whether spirit forces were present at all. When a group of people gather to consciously manifest psychic phenomena they can tap their own mental powers which influence and manipulate matter. Scientists call this power psychokinesis. When the young men assembled around the Ouija board their thoughts blended together by telepathy. As they asked about the future their subconscious fears were triggered and the result was the frightening prediction that became self fulfilling. When I spoke to the dead Richard for his sister he indicated to me that spirit entities were not involved in their terrible game.
The stories about the haunted boat, the gypsy graveyard and the Victorian child called Emily, I believe were manifestations of conscious spirits that were ‘earthbound’. When the time of death comes, the spirit and the physical body part company. Manifesting in the etheric body the spirit goes on to a different dimension to our material world and joins the afterlife. Feelings, memories and personality are retained by the spirit.
Earthbound spirits (Evil Spirits) are those that, for various reasons, still cling to our world. Often they do not even know that they are dead. An unresolved inner conflict, feelings of revenge, guilt or a desperate need to finish their earthly business stops them progressing. These spirits cannot hurt or harm anyone- they have no body to hurt you with- but may frighten some people. Mediums are trained to link with these entities who wish to make contact and will reassure them and help them to move on. We will send out thoughts to direct the departed one towards other spirits who know and love them and together convince the earthbound spirit to enter the ever forgiving afterlife.
Although it makes interesting reading, work with earthbound spirits (Evil Spirits) is only an very tiny part of our work. Cases like these are extremely rare. The main thrust of our mediumistic work is to communicate with the spirit people who return from the bliss of the afterlife to reassure their loved ones on earth that they are happy, safe and well.
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