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Just because you "Ghost Hunt" does not mean you are immune to them taking you over.



Or is it just a real case of paranormal hysteria?Paranormal Brain fog or mental ghost clouding is a general sensation of unusually poor mental function, associated with confusion, forgetfulness and detachment.

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In many foreign countries the fear of being possessed by a real ghost is part of everyday life. You often read articles in the news about haunted ghost hysteria taking over groups of students in Asian and African countries. Many believe it is because what they believe and how they believe it that this happens so wide spread.

A recent news article with video tells of 'Evil spirits' strike anew in Calapan City school. http://www.inquirer.net/vdo/player.php?vid=1441&pageID=1 Also see: A student in a state of 'evil possession' is being watched over by classmates as another group nearby lends a hand to another victim in a public high school in Calapan City. Teacher Edwin Acedera captures on his camera phone the paranormal phenomena that have been haunting the school community since last month. http://www.inquirer.net/vdo/player.php?vid=1442

Just because this happens in far away county's doesn't mean it can't happen in America. Right?

Well I am her to tell you yes it does. And more often then you might think. And in The United States it seems to happen to Ghost Hunting groups more then you'd imagine. Depersonalization (or depersonalisation) is an 'alteration' in the perception or experience of the self so that one feels 'detached' from, and as if one is an 'outside' observer of, one's mental processes or body. A feeling of watching oneself act, while having no control over a situation. It can be considered desirable, such as in the use of recreational drugs, but it usually refers to the severe form found in anxiety and, in the most intense case, panic attacks. A sufferer feels that he or she has changed and the world has become less real, vague, dreamlike, or lacking in significance. It can sometimes be a rather disturbing experience, since many feel that indeed, they are living in a "dream."

Chronic depersonalization refers to depersonalization disorder, which is classified by the DSM-IV as a dissociative disorder. Derealization is a similar term to depersonalization, and the two are often used interchangeably. However, more specifically, derealization is the feeling that "nothing is real," while depersonalization is the feeling that one is "detached" from one's body or world. Though these feelings can happen to anyone who is under temporary severe anxiety/stress, For chronic depersonalization, which individuals get for suffering severe trauma,. Derealization and depersonalization disorder are most prominent in anxiety disorders, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, sleep deprivation, and some types of epilepsy. And possession.

Individuals who experience depersonalization feel divorced from both the world and from their own physicality by acting as a completely different identity. Often a person who has experienced depersonalization claims that life "feels like a movie" or things seem unreal or hazy. Also a recognition of self breaks down (hence the name). DP can result in very high anxiety levels, which further increases these perceptions.

One way to describe the physical manifestation of the feeling is to compare it to a film technique called the vertigo shot or dolly zoom. In this technique, the subject of the picture stays fixed on the shot while all the surrounding background is pulled away - providing a sense of vertigo or detachment. People may perceive this feeling in a cyclical manner, where the feeling is experienced back-to-back in succession.

Sometimes the physical manifestation is more like a strobe light of the senses. Information is processed at a much more staggered rate and therefore the subject feels as though his or her senses are being distorted and fragmented.

A person diagnosed with schizophrenia may demonstrate disorganized and unusual thinking and speech, auditory hallucinations, and delusions. Social isolation commonly occurs for a variety of reasons. Impairment in social cognition is associated with schizophrenia, as are symptoms of paranoia from delusions and hallucinations, and the negative symptoms of apathy and avolition. In one uncommon subtype, the person may be largely mute, remain motionless in bizarre postures, or exhibit purposeless agitation; these are signs of catatonia. No one sign is diagnostic of schizophrenia, and all can occur in other medical and psychiatric conditions. The current classification of psychoses holds that symptoms need to have been present for at least one month in a period of at least six months of disturbed functioning. A schizophrenia-like psychosis of shorter duration is termed a schizophreniform disorder.

DSM IV-TR Criteria
To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a person must display:

Characteristic symptoms: Two or more of the following, each present for much of the time during a one-month period (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment)
disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence; speaking in abstracts). See thought disorder.
grossly disorganized behavior (e.g. dressing inappropriately, crying frequently) or catatonic behavior
negative symptoms, i.e., affective flattening (lack or decline in emotional response), alogia (lack or decline in speech), or avolition (lack or decline in motivation).
Note: If delusions are judged to be bizarre, or hallucinations consist of hearing one voice participating in a running commentary of the patient's actions or of hearing two or more voices conversing with each other, only that symptom is required above. The speech disorganization criterion is only met if it is severe enough to substantially impair communication.
Social/occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care, are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset.

Duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least six months. This six-month period must include at least one month of symptoms (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).

Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed if symptoms of mood disorder or pervasive developmental disorder are present, or the symptoms are the direct result of a general medical condition or a substance, such as abuse of a drug or medication.

Historically, schizophrenia in the West was classified into simple, catatonic, hebephrenic (now known as disorganized), and paranoid. The DSM contains five sub-classifications of schizophrenia:

paranoid type: where delusions and hallucinations are present but thought disorder, disorganized behavior, and affective flattening are absent (DSM code 295.3/ICD code F20.0)
disorganized type: named 'hebephrenic schizophrenia' in the ICD. Where thought disorder and flat affect are present together (DSM code 295.1/ICD code F20.1)
catatonic type: prominent psychomotor disturbances are evident. Symptoms can include catatonic stupor and waxy flexibility (DSM code 295.2/ICD code F20.2)
undifferentiated type: psychotic symptoms are present but the criteria for paranoid, disorganized, or catatonic types have not been met (DSM code 295.9/ICD code F20.3)
residual type: where positive symptoms are present at a low intensity only (DSM code 295.6/ICD code F20.5)
The ICD-10 recognises a further two subtypes:

post-schizophrenic depression: a depressive episode arising in the aftermath of a schizophrenic illness where some low-level schizophrenic symptoms may still be present (ICD code F20.4)
simple schizophrenia: insidious but progressive development of prominent negative symptoms with no history of psychotic episodes (ICD code F20.6)


Real Ghosts or "Evil spirits’ Do Attack And Possess The Living. Especially The Real People Who Hunt For Them!

Do You Hunt For Real Ghost? Collect haunted paranormal evidence just to say you did it? Well all that running around haunted locations just might be the real ticket to you being over taken by a real "Evil Spirit" or a "Crazy Ghost".

If it hasn't happened to you or a member of your group yet consider your self very lucky. But before it does happen I suggest you stop hunting for ghost all together today.

Psychogenic amnesia, also known as functional or dissociative amnesia, is a disorder characterized by abnormal memory functioning in the absence of structural brain damage or a known neurobiological cause; severe cases are very rare. It is defined by the presence of retrograde amnesia or the inability to retrieve stored memories and events leading up to the onset of amnesia and an absence of anterograde amnesia or the inability to form new long term memories. In most cases, patients lose their autobiographical memory and personal identity even though they are able to learn new information and perform everyday functions normally. Other times, there may be a loss of basic semantic knowledge and procedural skills such as reading and writing.

There are two types of psychogenic amnesia, global and situation-specific. Global amnesia, also known as fugue state, refers to a sudden loss of personal identity that lasts a few hours to days. This is preceded by severe stress and/or depressed mood. Fugue state is very rare, and usually resolves over time, often helped by therapy. Situation-specific amnesia is a type of dissociative amnesia occurs as a result of a severely stressful event, as in post-traumatic stress disorder. Dissociative amnesia is due to psychological rather than physiological causes and can sometimes be helped by therapy.

A well known paranormal group had contacted me in 2006. They had to stop ghost Hunting because an "evil spirit" haunted all the group members or "possessed" each one at their different clients paranormal investigations. They thought their group was being attacked by different ghosts in each investigation they did. But the truth was one particular ghosts was following them around and taking them over one by one.

Each member of the group had actually become possessed at different locations and had shown signs of "seizures, shortness of breath while some were shouting and writhing in pain. One of the members actually had nothing that they thought happen to them until she disappeared off the map for a two week period. Then only to show up three cities away, and she had not known how she got there or what had transpired over the period.

A few members of the group would leave an investigation to have already gone home. With in hours their family noted that they had shown signs of being possessed. Doing weird things like not knowing who their family was. Or looking at everyone and everything like they had never seen them before. And asking strange questions. Like, "What year is this and what city are we in?" Also the the team leaders wife said to observed her husband to be staring blankly at nothing before having what appeared to be some type of a seizure attack.

Real Ghosts or "Evil spirits’ Do Attack And Possess The Living. Especially The Real People Who Hunt For Them!


Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. The diagnosis requires that at least two personalities routinely take control of the individual's behavior with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition, symptoms cannot be due to substance abuse or medical condition. Earlier versions of the DSM named the condition multiple personality disorder (MPD), and the term is still used by the ICD-10. There is controversy around the existence, the possible causes, the prevalence across cultures, and the epidemiology of the condition.

Last year alone I was contacted by no less then eight paranormal or ghost hunting groups with similar problems. All with degree's of various stages of "evil ghost possession." Then just in 2008 alone I have investigated and am still in the process of dealing with a new cases every few months. In 1999 and recent years, there were one or two cases of "evil possession" reported to me once in a blue moon. But since the advent Of Jason Hawes And Grant Wilson, and Most Haunted it is now off the scale.

Individuals with DID demonstrate a variety of symptoms with wide fluctuations across time; functioning can vary from severe impairment in daily functioning to normal or high abilities. Symptoms can include:[16]

multiple mannerisms, attitudes and beliefs that are dissimilar to each other
headaches and other body pains
distortion or loss of subjective time
Patients may experience an extremely broad array of other symptoms that resemble epilepsy, schizophrenia, anxiety, Mood disorders, posttraumatic stress, personality, and eating disorders.

I get many calls from parents saying their child had gone ghost hunting with friends and was brought home that evening crying in pain as they suffered from seizures and shortness of breath. Many have been brought to emergency rooms and even drug tested or put into mental hospitals for less. Some go into fits others become near comatose. Yet still not all people show symptoms as soon as the possession takes hold. It might take days or weeks.


To all this there is just one solution. Leave Ghost Hunting Alone if your doing it just for the kicks. And just because you think it can't happen, be so warned that when it does happen to you, or someone on your team. Your on your own. Who would believe you anyway for Paranormal researches such as myself feel that you need a dose of this haunted reality to realize that you because of Television programs like SCifi's Ghost Hunters and Most Haunted is turning out a generation of ignorant people who think ghost hunting is something fun to do on a friday and saturday night.

The diagnostic criteria in DSM-IV Dissociative disorders section 300.14 require:

The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states, each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self.
At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior.
Inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., blackouts or chaotic behavior during Alcohol Intoxication) or a general medical condition (e.g., complex partial seizures). In children, the symptoms are not attributable to imaginary playmates or other fantasy play. A patient history, x-rays, blood tests, and other procedures can be used to eliminate symptoms being due to traumatic brain injury, medication, sleep deprivation, or intoxicants, all of which can mimic symptoms of DID.
Diagnosis should be performed by a psychiatrist or psychologist who may use specially designed interviews (such as the SCID-D) and personality assessment tools to evaluate a person for a dissociative disorder.

The psychiatric history of individuals diagnosed with DID frequently contain multiple previous diagnoses of various mental disorders and treatment failures. The belief by some doctors that the diagnosis is fallacious may contribute to the frequency of its misdiagnosis. DID is frequently misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder due to mood changes between alter states being mistaken for the cyclical mood changes accompanying bipolarity. Another frequent misdiagnosis is psychotic disorder as dialogues between alters may be mistaken for auditory hallucinations.

What If The Ghost Will Not Go Away?

There are a few case where these possessed individuals are now locked up in institutions or heavily sedated under lock and key. In all understanding the ghost has actually moved on to greener pastures to haunt. But the person who hunted ghosts for fun is now a lost individual for the rest of their unnatural life. Not all possesions or diabolic demons they might be just a ghost. And if your not qualified in the first place to understand that then what are you doing hunting for the unseen.

I suggest if you think a person you know is a possessed by a real ghost get help right away. First bring them to an Emergency Room hospital. Have them screened for drugs and a psychological profile done. Call your local clergy and have them come in and speak to them also.

An intense interest in spiritualism, parapsychology, and hypnosis continued throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, running in parallel with John Locke's views that there was an association of ideas requiring the coexistence of feelings with awareness of the feelings. Hypnosis, which was pioneered in the late 1700s by Franz Mesmer and Armand-Marie Jacques de Chastenet, Marques de Puységur, challenged Locke's association of ideas. Hypnotists observed second personalities emerging during hypnosis and wondered how two minds could coexist.

Some of these hypnotherapists reported treating people with symptoms that might now be diagnosed as DID. The 19th century saw a number of reported cases of multiple personalities which Rieber[59] estimated would be close to 100. Epilepsy was seen as a factor in some cases[59] and discussion of this connection continues into the present era.

By the late 19th century there was a general realization that emotionally traumatic experiences could cause long-term disorders which may manifest with a variety of symptoms.[61] Between 1880 and 1920, many great international medical conferences devoted a lot of time to sessions on dissociation. [62] It was in this climate that Jean-Martin Charcot introduced his ideas of the impact of nervous shocks as a cause for a variety of neurological conditions. One of Charcot's students, Pierre Janet, took these ideas and went on to develop his own theories of dissociation.

In the early 20th century interest in dissociation and MPD waned for a number of reasons. After Charcot's death in 1893, many of his "hysterical" patients were exposed as frauds and Janet's association with Charcot tarnished his theories of dissociation. Sigmund Freud recanted his earlier emphasis on dissociation and childhood trauma Freud, a man who actively promoted his ideas and enlisted the help of others, won out over the "lone wolf" Janet who did not train students in a teaching hospital. Psychologists found that science was hard to reconcile with a "soul" or an "unconscious".

In 1910, Eugen Bleuler introduced the term "schizophrenia" to replace "dementia praecox" and a review of the Index Medicus from 1903 through 1978 showed a dramatic decline in the number of reports of multiple personality after the diagnosis of schizophrenia "caught on," especially in the United States. A number of factors helped create a large climate of skepticism and disbelief; paralleling the increased suspicion of MPD was the decline of interest in dissociation as a laboratory and clinical phenomenon.

Starting in about 1927, there was a large increase in the number of reported cases of schizophrenia, which was matched by an equally large decrease in the number of multiple personality reports. Bleuler also included multiple personality in his category of schizophrenia. It was found in the 1980's that MPD patients are often misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.

The public, however, were exposed to psychological ideas which took their interest. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and many short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, had a formidable impact. In 1957, with the publication of the book The Three Faces of Eve, and the popular movie which followed it, the American public's interest in multiple personality was revived. Multiple personality disorder began to emerge as a separate disorder in the 1970's when an initially small number of clinicians worked to re-establish MPD as a legitimate diagnosis.

In 1974, the highly influential book Sybil was published and six years later the diagnosis of multiple personality disorder was included in the DSM. As media coverage spiked, diagnoses climbed. There were 200 reported cases of MPD from 1880 to 1979, and 20,000 from 1980 to 1990. ] Joan Acocella reports that 40,000 cases were diagnosed from 1985 to 1995. The majority of diagnoses are made in North America, particularly the United States, and in English-speaking countries more generally with reports recently emerging from other countries.

One of the primary reasons for the ongoing recategorization of this condition is that there were once so few documented cases (research in 1944 showed only 76) of what was once referred to as multiple personality. Dissociation is recognized as a symptomatic presentation in response to trauma, extreme emotional stress, and, as noted, in association with emotional dysregulation and borderline personality disorder . In one study, DID was found to be a genuine disorder with a constant set of core features.

The DSM-II used the term multiple personality disorder, the DSM-III the diagnosis with the other four major dissociative disorders, and the DSM-IV-TR categorizes it as dissociative identity disorder. The ICD-10 continues to list the condition as multiple personality disorder.


And very best words of warning is don't start looking for ghost sin the first place. But you probably won't listen because if your reading this it might just be too late.


About The Ghost Man

Known very well in the inner circle of international Ghost Hunters The Ghost man is a leading investigator in the field. He has hunted for ghosts and all that is paranormal for over 35 years. Many seek his input on specific hauntings and paranormal manifestations.

Publicly he does not wish to be known to the general public for he wishes no attention to be drawn to himself, or to reap any benefits by use of his name or likeness. The Ghost Man has been a consultant on many documentaries, books and articles for many years.

He might seem like a myth or as a ghost in the night but his work and status amongst those who are in the field set their standards by him. The Ghost Man will continue to write exclusive articles for Haunted America Tours in the future. We hope those of you who read this article will respect his wishes for anonymity. And those of you who are reading this who know who he is, he thanks you for not giving away his Identity.




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