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So you want to know how to actually talk to the dead or interview and ask a real ghost that haunts your house the pertinent questions like... "Why Are You Haunting Me?"
Well there are other methods we all know other then holding a real séance or using a Ouija board or a set offbeat coat hanger dowsing rods. Some will asks ghost to make EMF meters to go off. While others will asks ghost out right to turn flashlights off and on. I have even see people asks ghost to answer them by making the hair stand up on the back of their necks, make a compass spin, and my favorite of late physically harming the individual who asks the questions. I am not kidding I witnessed many individuals threatening ghosts as well as trying to provoke them into physical contact just to answer a yes no question, or let them know they are present.
Many ghost today of late are thought to be actually texting the living and even leaving them messages on their voice mail. The next step of course might just be twitters between the living and the dead. And I guess that's the next step in paranormal equipment advancing technology. Some will tell you that is the last project the great man Edison was working on before he died. And many they equate such as being the prototype for the original Frank's box which has lead to the evolution of the now practical and highly sought after Ovilus.
For me talking and listening to what ghosts have to say is easy. And to you it might just be out of your realm or limits to actually do so but through the magic of the Ovilus, Frank's Box and the collecting on digital recorders and video equipment many real strange EVP's. Many of you have used these tried and true methods to capture the real words and speech of what is believed by many in the world today to be real ghosts.
Never when questioning in a room change your tone of voice ghosts prefer that you speak to them in a natural tone as if talking to a friend on the phone. Many ghosts tell me they hate it when people lower their voices and ask questions repeatedly in a monotone mechanical tone.
Never get loud or demanding ghost just as living people hate to be yelled at. If a ghost gets irritated with you because you yell scream or act what they believe is stupid that's why you will get a EVP or a voice telling you to get out or go to hell.
Don't try to force it. It is not uncommon for ghosts to keep repeating words or to not take form. Many paranormal investigators believe that ghosts might do things just unnerve us. Some ghosts are more so actually very nice, but not all want to be your chat buddy. In this case you need to realize you can't make the ghost do anything it does not want to.
If the ghost is unwanted, for example if it is a little old to still be hanging around the house. You should take steps to encourage it to become more independent. Just as you would a child or older family member that clings to you. Or a neighbor or long time old friend who needs to stand on their own two feet. Set ground rules, state them out loud and give the ghost responsibilities, stop providing free meals, and encourage your ghost to get out more. And in all actuality some ghost do listen to this advice. By doing this you are actually identifying the real ghosts that haunt you. And most cases you will be realizing that they, like us, have feelings too.
Some ghost will flicker the lights while others will change the station on your television or radio and of late tales of them turning off computers or messing up cell phones.
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Some hard headed ghost as you know might just leave if you ask them to get out. Others need to to see a ritual or a professional ghost hunter or exorcist or clergy to get the message. Many believe this is because what they knew in life. If a ghost believes someone or something ha the power to remove them from a location and send them to hell or their final judgment some will simply believe this. That is why it is always good to discuss in the actual haunted location what and who is coming over to evict them.
From animal ghosts to strange shadow forms some might just communicate by scratching or rapping on a wall. I have heard many tales of people feeling the ghosts of long dead pets curling up with them in bed to the sound of them scratching in the darkness of your bedroom. You have to realize not all ghost know how to talk.
Many believe that when a person dies they learn real quick that living persons cannot for some reason hear them. Because of this most ghost don't believe in communication being possible unless a medium or some strange force or gizmo is brought into their haunted space that they believe will allow them to talk to us.
The course of study should be wisdom, but there are many who, unschooled, unwittingly, unknowing, tread from the path of wise objectivity into the mire of folly.
Over the years, as interest in the paranormal and the unexplained has grown, there have been an extraordinary number of reports of horrific events and terrifying experiences.
Most who have been on the receiving end of paranormal attack and survived unscathed will remember the experience forever, and it will inform every aspect of their interest in the unknown for the remainder of their lives.
Others, not so lucky, have been irretrievably changed by an encounter with the darker side of the paranormal.
Some others, pitiably, have looked into the Abyss and not only did the Abyss look back, it also reached out and grabbed them.
Why the “Yes! Yes!” Board
Is a Big “No! No!”
“The borderland between the worlds of the living and the dead appears to be a kind of psychic jungle or 'outlaw territory,’ thronged with vicious, psychopathic personalities. If they can find and attune themselves to a victim, their destructive natures can operate with even less restraint than they did while embodied.”
The Ouija board is one of the most popular methods of spirit communication among the curious and initiates in the world of paranormal investigation. The name – “Ouija” – is derived from the French and German words for “yes” – oui and ja. Although distributed in many different types, today the most recognizable Ouija board consists of a flat board with the letters of the alphabet, a series of numbers, some punctuation marks, and the words “yes,” “no,” and “goodbye” printed on it. Users will place their fingers lightly on a supplied planchette, or pointer; a question is then asked and all present concentrate their conscious energy on the board and pointer. If communication is successful, the pointer will begin to move, spelling out a series of messages in response to queries from the person or group.
Called “The Mysterious Talking Oracle,” sales of the Ouija board soared during the early part of the 20th century coinciding with a growing public interest in spiritualism and the unexplained. The 1960’s and 70’s experienced a sort of Ouija “craze” and the board became an almost indispensable part of mainstream home entertainment. Distributed and marketed as a game, the board became popular with adolescents and students, as well as many adults.
The Ouija board is often the first experience many people have with investigations into the realm of the paranormal. It is frequently used by amateurs and the curious to try to contact the deceased and other denizens of the unseen world. It has been stated that a peculiar science applies to the Ouija board, making it ostensibly scientific: if people follow the formula, they will nearly all get a similar result – in other words, they will get cognizant, intelligible answers to their inquiries. The quality and duration of the responses, however, depend entirely on who – or what – is answering.
Psychics, mediums, and avid students of the paranormal genuinely believe in the reality of spirit contact. Their collective view of use of the Ouija board is primarily that responses gained from the board are made by discarnate human entities as well as non-human entities, all of which exist in different states of spiritual awareness and development. The problem with an instrument like the Ouija board is that most often the lowest entities most closely associated with our own etheric level will be the ones attracted to and allowed entry via the board.
When contact is made with a more spiritually refined entity, discarnate human or non-human, the response will usually be enlightening. If contact is made with an entity existing on a lower etheric plane, the response is usually one of two kinds: the entity will either appear reassuring and knowledgeable, perhaps even identifying itself by a recognizable name in order to more readily gain trust; or, the response will be overtly vulgar, tasteless, even malicious, designed to shock and disarm the querents. This is one of the reasons why use of the Ouija board is often compared to picking up strangers in bars and inviting them home (Roy 1996:176).
In the early days of Ouija exploration the mainstream view was that the “messages” were simply autopsychic responses of the subconscious or unconscious minds of the querents. Similarly, some skeptics have suggested a purely human syndrome for the apparent movement of the board’s pointer ( www.skeptic.com ) Because the Ouija board was primarily sold in toy stores and people used it for fun, or alternately for personal gain such as trying to get winning lottery numbers, no one was sufficiently able to explain the circumstances when groups of people were receiving cursing, foul language, and even overt threats from their boards. Though sometimes explained by skeptics as the manifestation of alternate personality patterns in outwardly decent or complacent people, this simply was not a good enough explanation as to why this activity occurred most frequently with Ouija board use, as opposed to the results gained from other methods of paraphysical exploration.
DISCARNATE HUMAN ENTITIES
“People who were violent, destructive, or insane in life are rarely improved by death, and if they become trapped in the transition to the afterlife they can become sources of much evil. Partly this is an effect of the emotional atmosphere they generate, but they can also take a more active role in causing harm.”
Mediums, clairvoyants, and other “experts” at contacting the spirit world have consistently stated that there are more than one kind of discarnate human entities existing in the twilight realms of the spirit world. Most of the recently dead, who are, in fact, ghosts, are never seen by the living again once they have passed beyond this twilight realm. Under some circumstances, however, the dead can be trapped in the lower etheric regions closest to our physical reality and many times they either do not know how or simply refuse to move on. Oftentimes, this reluctance is the result of sudden, violent death combined with negative emotions or circumstances which serve as tangible links – to the dead at least – to the physical world. Circumstances of extreme fear and pain that abruptly end the life of a living person can often forge an enduring connection between the etheric personality – now a discarnate human entity – and the world that person knew while living.
Scholarship and evaluation into years of Ouija board use has identified the existence of lower etheric spirits, dead human beings, who live in a state of perpetual despair and envy of the living, resentful of the fact that those remaining on the physical plane can still experience everything the dead cannot. Feelings of hopelessness often turn to hatred because the dead keenly feel the loss of their physical life and want desperately to experience everything they once knew – food, alcohol, sex, companionship, feelings of excitement due to joy or, more ominously, violence. Because these entities were once human beings who otherwise would have passed into the higher spiritual realms opened by the death passage, they are unable to generate the energy necessary to allow vicarious experience of these physical attractions WITHOUT a more developed connection on the physical plane.
This level of desperation experienced by the discarnate human will make it seek out targets for expression among the impressionable living. Often the discontented spirit will find a willing but unknowing victim in a person who is trolling the depths of the unknown via the portal of the Ouija board. This type of communication has a distinct pattern when users of the board contact discarnate entities from the lower etheric levels, as many researchers into the phenomena have stated:
“The invader focuses on the victim's character weaknesses...If one is vain, appeals to vanity are made. 'I need your help, ' the seducer will say, 'and only you can help me' ...The entity is malicious and does not hesitate to lie, misrepresent itself (usually as a deceased loved one) and flatter. It's better for the invader, of course, if the victim is alone, isolated, exhausted and ill.
If needs be the invader will terrify its victim, materializing in ghastly form, inducing grotesque visions, inciting poltergeist activity, causing objects to appear out of the blue, delivering false or tragic news, levitating objects, perhaps levitating the victim. All these things and more might be done ¾ not as ends in themselves but as a means to an eventual complete possession.” (Hunt 1985: 86-87)
As such, the spirit(s) encourage the victims to isolate him- or herself from friends and activities and rely only on the board for companionship and communication. Often this results in debilitation of mental and physical health, via neglect and obsession; there are also documented cases of victims being encouraged to undertake dangerous and wildly uncharacteristic activities. The desire to use and be guided by the board will be uncontrollable and will persist in the victim day and night.
Whatever your feelings about the board, whether it is a valued tool for contacting a consoling and intelligent spirit world, or that it is simply a toy that is easily manipulated by the subconscious mind of the “players,” there is ample evidence to suggest that the board can be a tangible danger to anyone who is mentally disturbed, highly suggestible, or who has been using mind-altering drugs. Experts unanimously agree that the board should absolutely be kept out of the reach of children who are themselves an open portal of mixed and evolving energies that spirits often are attracted to without benefit of an added “talking oracle.”
Those with complete disregard for any safeguards where use of the board are concerned might consider the sobering evidence presented generations ago by American psychiatrist Dr. Carl Wickland who warns:
“The serious problem of alienation and mental derangement attending ignorant psychic experiments was first brought to my attention by cases of several persons whose seemingly harmless experiences with automatic writing and the Ouija board resulted in such wild insanity that commitment to asylums was necessitated...Many other disastrous results which followed the use of the supposedly innocent Ouija board came to my notice and my observations led me into research in psychic phenomena for a possible explanation of these strange occurrences.” (Wickland 1924 :29)
The fear among experts is that habitual use of the board can produce prolonged contact with the malevolent dead who are then more readily able to subdue the victim’s personality and make contact with the victim at any time by “talking” in a voice only the victim can hear or producing intruding thoughts in the victim’s head. According to psychic expert Paul Beard, this can result in “practically continuous evil suggestions [that] may involve visual hallucinations.” In short, mental illness.
“The moral here is simple: the mere lack of a body is no guarantee of superior knowledge – or good intentions for that matter . . .”
Even the most pedestrian student of the supernatural and the unexplained knows that there are many different types of spirits co-existing with those of us in the physical world – albeit most “live” dispersed throughout other levels of spiritual development. Still, it is important to remember that only a certain percentage of these entities were once living human beings.
Just as there are benign and helpful intelligences and spirits who respond to the seeking human consciousness, so also there are those non-physical beings inhabiting a level of existence that “underlies” or lies “beneath” matter as we perceive it. These entities have been called by a number of names, from malevolent spirit beings to demons. However, if we strip the word “demon” of its latent Christian overtones, it is a useful and applicable term by which to define the more dangerous non-human spirits who lurk in the border realms between the living and the dead.
“Our physical bodies are said to be like phantoms to demonic perception, while their bodies are on a level we can’t perceive at all (Greer).” Connections to demons are made on the astral level, thus it is through our imaginations, our thoughts and feelings, that we initially become aware of them; conversely, these are the principal channels they use to gain access for assault and to cause us harm.
It is a commonplace theory, especially among magickal adepts and those researchers with a strong sense of their own identity, that demonic obsession and possession are, in a sense, voluntary states. That is, as Greer states, “in order to become subject to one or the other, a link has to be formed between human awareness and the demonic plane, and that link must be formed from the human side.” As such, demons enter only with permission, and activating the channel that is the common Ouija board is effectively granting blanket permission to nothing less than an occupying force.
Once these spirits sense the energy of an open portal, they immediately go to work to “realize” themselves on the physical plane. To the inept or the emotionally unprepared, this moment – the instant when the evil spirit beings or demons first “see” the flux in the astral plane – is the one when we as humans are most vulnerable. This is the time when the necessary “potent link” is evoked.
The non-human entities encountered through the Ouija board, in addition to being called demons, are also commonly identified as “blind forces” – or patterns of energy with little connection to the spiritual level of being. Because of this disconnect, these forces tend to act in unbalanced ways especially when encouraged or challenged by human beings. These latent malevolent forces have no sense of balance; demons do not even try to achieve discernable patterns.
Existing as they do in the lowest etheric level it is not surprising that when these demonic spirits successfully make connection on the physical plain, they are not inclined to relinquish it easily. By the very baseness of their origin, these malevolent ones will begin to manifest the many powerful weapons in their arsenal: assaults on the living; haunting and other manifestations; obsession, often mistaken for common mental illness; and, of course, possession of the human victim. These last two are the most recognizable, however, often a frequent user of the Ouija board will begin to experience a localized and seemingly innocuous haunting that is usually dismissed as a ghostly manifestation unconnected with use of the board. When the nature of the haunting advances, often worsening proportionate to the victim’s continued consultation of the Ouija board, the manifestation usually takes on the aspects of assault or attack. Anyone who has ever awakened to a smothering sensation, as if someone is sitting on their chest crushing the air from them (a manifestation widely called the “Old Hag” syndrome) has probably been the victim of a demonic assault. Frequent users of the Ouija board often report many such attacks; in nearly every case, the horrible sensation is accompanied by a sense of the presence of overwhelming evil, characteristic of demonic activity.
Investigative treatises are full of information on how an episode of demonic obsession or possession first reveals itself and knowledge of what to look for in the way of “signs” can help to stop a demonic event before it happens. In the case of the Ouija board, generally speaking the subject will spend or seek to access the board almost constantly; it is the primary focus of recreation and entertainment in the victim’s life and he or she is known to be using it during most waking hours. Additionally, the subject will spend an inordinate amount of time brooding, expressing (either verbally, physically or in writing) feelings of a negative nature such as anger, jealousy, greed, or something similar. Others who are present when the victim is consumed in this morose state will begin to sense a feeling of chill – this marks the entrance or presence of the demonic entity. Often the victim will succumb to feelings of drowsiness or the overwhelming need to sleep; the victim will often also complain of headaches, usually localized at the base of the skull. These are all hallmarks that a demonic presence is gaining access to the victim.
Querents who use the board in the company of someone thus afflicted will also begin to feel the palpable presence of an otherworldly entity. Often the sense of fear or dread will become so overwhelming that friends are discouraged from keeping the company of the victim, ultimately isolating him or her and leaving the way open for full possession.
“The victim of possession seems to take on a completely different personality . . . Cruelty and malice are the dominant factors in the demonic ‘personality,’ with an odd sort of self-pity breaking through now and again . . . One thing that nearly all have in common is the tendency to assault the mind and emotions, rather than the body.”
It should be pointed out here that an environment where experimentation with the Ouija board is accompanied by any kind of ritual magick could produce additional, unexpected consequences. Many people who are merely dabblers in the mystery arts often think of themselves as much more potent than they actually are: when even the most adept magicians take every conceivable precaution to guard against intrusion by malevolent and demonic entities, why would anyone proceed into the realm of ritual magick wearing only an ego for a shield? Nevertheless, it is generally proven true that novices who have an interest in magickal practices usually are found in possession of a Ouija board among other divination tools. If the “magician” in question is overweening or does not have the appropriate training, usually the magick performed will go nowhere. However, there is always the possibility that a link with the etheric plane will be made, especially if the Ouija has already been used, and this can spell trouble. Greer describes this type of uninformed use of magick as similar to “mixing together chemicals from a chemistry set at random; most … will do nothing, but there’s always that one chance that one will blow [his] hand off.”
This question might be more accurately phrased as: How does the Ouija open? Seemingly there are as many theories as there are users and detractors, but what all the theories seem to have in common, underlying speculation and experience, is that the Ouija board tends, after time, to take on a mind of its own.
“When we moved from our house in Mid-City, in New Orleans, we went over 14 miles away to the new subdivisions in East New Orleans. My dad built that new house from the ground up; no one had lived in it before us. Before we locked the old house up for the last time, we all saw my mom throw that old Ouija board on the trash; she was happy to do it, too, because she hated the thing. But when we got to the new house, about an hour later, and I began exploring, I found the Ouija board, in its box, alone, in an empty back hall closet. We had all arrived together, no one had gotten to the house before us. But that board got there all on its own, with no help from anyone alive, at least. My mom was so disturbed, she took it outside and made my dad stand on it until it broke in half, then she stuck it in the construction debris that the workers were hauling away to the dump! I’ll never forget that, and I’ll never go near a Ouija board again.!”
– Real life experience of a New Orleans local.
One theory that has been propounded recently points to the strange system of numeric values assigned to letters of the Hebrew alphabet. According to investigative parapsychologist Dr. Julius Eckmann, similar numeric values apply to the letters and other markings on the Ouija board; added to the numbers present, letter values produce new sums. Although these values are obscure and completely unknown to those of us on the physical plane, to those discarnate entities on the astral level (non-human entities in particular), combinations of these values become the key to unlocking the board, opening the portal between the worlds.
Anyone who has used the Ouija board and experienced the pointer moving of its own volition, even those with only minimal success contacting spirits, has experienced the prelude to the opening of the board. As described by Eckmann, the seemingly meaningless circles and combinations of stops and starts are actually evidence of the board decoding itself right before our eyes. Once the appropriate keys have been turned, the portal is ready, and with a willing human subject for grounding, there is nothing that cannot come through the opening in the planes.
Though many people dismiss Eckmann’s theory, it must be acknowledged that it is possibly one of the best explanation for why the Ouija board acts the way it does before it begins to actively respond. Just like a key to a front door or a dungeon, perhaps the astral levels have keys of which we cannot be aware, and which we unknowingly turn when we approach and use the board?
Once open, however, most experts are in agreement that the board can be difficult (in some cases impossible) to “close,” and entities move freely through it until the board is broken or burned, or destroyed in some other manner.
WHAT TO DO
This is where the words, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” seem to be appropriate. The best way to protect oneself from the dangers of the Ouija board is, of course, not to experiment with one. But knowing the tenacity of human curiosity, it is safe to say that this warning will continue to go unheeded.
That said, if you find yourself involved in a Ouija board experiment, or if someone you care about is frequently exposed to the practice, there are a number of protective measures that are suggested by practitioners of natural and ritual magick that can be used to forestall the negative effects of encounters with lower etheric beings. The operative word here, of course, is “forestall.” Magick is “indirect and usually subtle.” Unfortunately, many encounters with spirit beings initiated through use of the Ouija board consist of physical phenomena as well as mental and emotional attack. As Greer succinctly states, “Physical phenomena need to be handled with physical tools; if you need to walk through a solid wall, in other words, you need a bulldozer, not an incantation.”
Still, magic and its methods are “the first and foremost line of defense” against the types of aggressive and dangerous spirit manifestations that often accompany Ouija board use. It has been stated that magickal intervention works best of these etheric creatures because they are part of the twilight world that lies between physical reality and the spiritual realm. Because magick operates within the gloaming of this extra-natural realm, it can therefore be a very effective tool against the worst that world has to offer. Protective amulets, talismans, crystals, and other such products from the natural magick apothecary are often very helpful in preventing negative entities from zeroing in on a target. Simply put, if you’re going out in a rainstorm you want an umbrella: if you insist on participating in Ouija explorations, the same line of thinking applies. Whether by means of a physical item carried on the body, or by intense realization of the kind of “white light” protection forwarded by metaphysical devotees for years, the caution here is that one should never experiment with the Ouija board (or other methods of spirit contact, for that matter) without thinking “protection” first.
In cases where the malevolent affliction is primarily present in the atmosphere where a Ouija board has been frequently used, there are numerous cures in natural magick beliefs, as well as potent house cleansing rituals in the vodoun and pagan beliefs that are very effective against spirit infestation. Research and/or referral through your local magical community can be all that is needed to produce the “cure” for the types of entity-based attacks and hauntings that so often accompany Ouija experimentation.
In instances where these cautions either did not occur to the participants or were wholly disregarded, a situation may present itself where one or more persons is being victimized by spirits who gained access to this physical level via the Ouija board. In cases such as this, for those so inclined, the use of ritual magick by a competent and well-trained ritual magician is something to be considered. However, in most places, the magical community is a “mixed bag” of sorts where extremely competent practitioners can be found, if one looks hard enough, but usually it is easier to find posers and egoists of limited knowledge and little power. These types of individuals can only make the situation worse. Additionally, there are plenty of well-meaning and honest people whose interest in magick outweighs their experience and ability; these people do not have the training to deal with the darker manifestations of Ouija board entities and should not be asked to try. Seeking out a ritual magician, priest or priestess with a solid reputation can be accomplished through contact with your local magickal community. Another possibility is to seek out a working circle or coven that performs collective prayer or blessing rituals. In this case, “the focused will of a trained group can often break even a strongly established link between a human soul and a demonic power” (Greer).
Of course, there are instances, especially in cases of suspected demonic obsession and/or possession, where the first step for help should be to seek out the assistance of trained medical professionals. The possibility of the presence of a previously undiagnosed mental illness should be considered and, if possible, eliminated before other esoteric methods are pursued. If, after full evaluation by medical professionals, evidence of the obsession or possession that began with the use of the Ouija board still exists, the next logical step is to seek out the help a trained exorcist, usually a priest, who will advise and assist, and, where necessary, conduct an exorcism to break the hold of the malevolent spirit. Exorcism is difficult and dangerous; it should not be sought out lightly, nor should it be practiced by anyone but a trained priest, magician or priestess.
Finally, experts agree that the level of success achieved in freeing people from instance of demonic obsession or possession depends upon the attitude of the person affected. If he or she is willing to fight against the plaguing entity, the outlook is good. If, however, the afflicted person refuses to participate in his own cure, there is little anyone can do.
“Just because they’re dead doesn’t mean they’re smart.”
Despite the negative aspects of this subject, there is some hope in the fact that most spirit entities, however evolved they may be, act within a balance of set proportions (even when those proportions are stretched and disregarded, as in the instance of malevolent non-human entities). Here, again, we encounter the concept of “blind forces.” Strictly speaking, we, as humans functioning on an entirely separate plane, may be at a disadvantage in attempting to manipulate these forces. In the event of malevolent activities originating because of a link between our plane and other levels of spiritual existence, we do have a slight advantage. Just as the blind forces of the twilight world can be encouraged by our ill-advised and ignorant experimentation to act in a certain way, so also, it is often possible to harness and “redirect” the forces to act in a more positive fashion. Thus the illness becomes the cure and the forces, faced with having to balance the energy being channeled toward them, ultimately negate themselves and return to a level of existence that is appropriate for them and, thankfully, away from our own.
Again, it is important to be guided in such activity by the steady hand of a competent magickal practitioner who is able to approach and manage a source of such power and malevolence. However, even such base and troubling spirits, can be negated when treated with intelligence and strength. In the case of Ouija board explorations, then, intelligence and strength should pass as bywords: One should possess the intelligence to recognize the board for the danger it is and the strength to leave it alone.
Here are submitted EVPS for you to listen to by our many site members and visitors to Haunted America Tours and from Paranormal EVP Investigator Michael Firman. All sound wavs Hi-lighted in light Blue.
"Salem Cemetery Ghost sounds" Recorded at The cemetery in Salem, Mass. It is the 2nd oldest cemetery in the United States. It is the final resting place to several of the key figures in the trials of 1692, including Judges John Hathorne, and Jonathan Corwin. Also buried here is the first wife of Giles Corey, Mary Corey. Many of the headstones are hard to read as they have been weather worn over 300 years, and many of them are cracked or even broken, but there they remain to tell the story of Salem to those who visit. You can hear voices of ghoat but I do not Know what they say. Halloween Night 2006. Submited by Sharon Mccay
Westfield Cemetary Sep. 9, 2006. I am taking a picture of Kenny at a grave site and you will hear a EVP say stop the camera. stop_the_camara.wav
Helen will not speak to John 42 years after their passing from what I can gather John was unfaithful to Helen. The first time John came to me he said Helen I love you, second time he said Helen that's the past and that is when I figured out they were still having marriage problems, and the third one I am talking to Helen to try and get them together and she tells me no. recorded July 6,7, and 12, 2006.
Both EVP's here" Below" were recorded in my home Sept.15, 2006.
This usually intense concentration is required in order to hear the voices on the tape, which usually has to be replayed several times in order to decipher the speech. The use of headphones is always highly recommended.”
I am asking if there are any spirits here today that would like to say something and the spirit says, Your In Big Trouble. Your_in_big_trouble.wav
To hear these voices of the dead from Michael Friman's EVP's on this page, use the highlighted links in " .wav Blue" below. A new page will open and play the EVP.
Nellie is a little girl who hangs around the Fredonia Cemetery. I am looking at the carving of her in the stone and I tell her she was a pretty little girl and at the end you will hear her say thank you. Recorded in the Fredonia cemetery july 17, 2006.
Going over the Lucy recordings I found this. I was telling Lucy that I seen a special with her home movies and noticed she had a lot of pets then I turned off my digital recorder and came back later and when I started recording again this is the first thing that recorded. I played this for a couple of people and they say it sounds like Lucy. What do you think? Pet .wav
On August 6, 2006 I stopped at lucy's gravesite and when I realized it was her birthday I sang out of tune Happy Birthday to her. At the end of the recording you will hear I feel 21. I_Feel_21.wav
Contacting the Dead in the Electronic Age
Forget about Ouija boards, séances and spiritual mediums. The way to communicate with the dead in the 21st century is through electronics. No one can deny that computers and electronics have revolutionized life on this planet. And so to it has to Ghost Hunting.
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SOME ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESSFUL CONTACT WITH THE OTHER SIDE
There are several important things to consider when embarking on this traditional attempt to reach the “Other Side” – simple signposts on a road less traveled that can mean the difference between success or failure, contact and a waste of time.
First and foremost there must be a defined PURPOSE. This should be established at the start and should be clearly defined so that all participants are absolutely certain that they understand the reason or need for the séance. These reasons could vary – contact with a dead relative, contact with the spirit world for purposes of divination, guidance or comfort – but they should be defined and, most importantly, adhered to throughout the process.
The Seance - A short film by Arun Vaidyanathan
When we open the door to the other side, it can reveal a great many things.
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Equally important is the talent and skill of the conducting MEDIUM. This should be a person whose abilities have been proven in prior séances; this can usually be determined by word of mouth recommendations: remember, cost does not always determine quality in this process and some very skilled mediums offer their services for nothing, or next to nothing. Other important qualities to look for are evidence of compassion and sincerity on the part of the conducting medium as these are important to the contact process. In the event that such a qualified medium is not available, a person who displays the highest level of empathy, sensitivity and seriousness can sit in as a reasonable substitute. This must be someone that all agree upon and who has demonstrated at least circumspectly the ability to make contact with the Other Side.
The quality of the SITTERS is also extremely important and those people who are given to making light of spiritual matters or who may be there for the sake of their own entertainment should be tactfully asked not to participate if a serious attempt at contact is desired. Again, this hinges on the importance of PURPOSE and the clear understanding of this goal in the minds of every participant. Sitters can also be chosen with regard to relevance: for example, if one is attempting to contact someone’s dead relative, it is helpful to have family members who are supportive and understanding, and, of course, whom the dead person was positively connected to in life. Participants who might negatively impact a séance should be gleaned out by thorough questioning from the conducting medium or primary sitter.
Skeptics and non-believers can dramatically affect the outcome: sometimes producing no results at all; sometimes annoying and even angering the Spirit Guides in their attempts to assist with contacting those who have passed on. Similarly, a person who is fearful or nervous, either of the process or of the supernatural in general, should not be included in any serious séance.
The TIME the séance is held can be important, and this applies to calendar dates as well as actual timing. For example, if the attempt is to contact a particular individual who has passed on, it is advisable to stage the séance on or as near as possible to a date of significance to that individual, either a birth date or the anniversary of the person’s death or some other important anniversary such as a wedding day or favorite child’s birthday. There is some veracity to schools of thought that support the spirit’s identification with these significant events even after death (note how many reports there are of spirits occurring in photographs of family events or appearing in times of significance to the family) and it can be helpful to be aware of these facts and apply them to your efforts. It is wise to keep in mind however, that serious attempts to contact family members or other persons who have been long dead are not as successful even with the attention to date and time details. This has more to do with the fact that the person has been dead for an extended amount of time rather than any other factor. Note: Attempts to contact persons or personages who have been long dead more readily fall under the practices of necromancy, a whole other realm of contact that should not be attempted lightly by anyone and never without the stern hand and steady influence of a serious Adept.
As for TIME of day, night seems always to be the preferable time, and this is not pure Hollywood hogwash. In the night time hours there is less interference from outside influences, when in the day everything from planes overhead to traffic going by can cause serious interruptions in the concentrated thought process necessary to séance success. And timing a séance around the midnight hour is not necessarily Hollywood hogwash: the hour between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. have special significance, but extra care must be taken at this time, especially in the half hour prior to Midnight.
LOCATION can also play an important role in the success or failure of a séance. If a serious consulting medium is used, he or she sometimes has set aside a certain area in the home which is used regularly for conducting séances. If the medium is coming to you, then it is acceptable to hold it in a neutral location (in this case even exteriors will do), or in a location significant to the person(s) you are trying to contact. Séances have been held in the homes of the deceased, at the gravesides of the deceased, in historic locations with significant history and energy attached: the choices are wide open. But in general, the location should be quiet and though seclusion is not necessary, separation from the normal ebb and flow of everyday life is most conducive. Note: Please, under no circumstances, choose locations that are so far “off the beaten path” that you are putting yourself or any of your companions in danger. Some cemeteries are really “cool” at night and it might be where dead Uncle Harry is buried. But if the neighborhood around the cemetery is dangerous, then Uncle Harry won’t mind a bit coming to your house for a visit! Always choose with caution and discretion.
The use of DIVINATION AIDS, such as tarot cards, crystal balls, pendulums, etc., should be left up to the discretion of the conducting medium, where appropriate. In the event that a qualified medium is not present, the primary sitter can use such aids at his or her discretion, however, absent these devices, a successful séance can be conducted merely by channeling the latent energy of those present in the room. Note: Ouija boards are not reliable in the séance format for several reasons; most notably that it is more difficult to control the flow of spirit energy through the board. For example, Uncle Harry may happily come through, but who (or what) else may come through in such a heightened spiritual atmosphere is an unknown variable. There are very real reasons that most reputable occultists warn against the use of the Ouija board: it is truly the scratch off lottery ticket of the spirit world, and as such should be wholeheartedly avoided.
THE SÉANCE RITUAL
What the typical séance ritual usually shares with the Hollywood counterpart is the placement of the sitters and the concerted effort to focus rapt attention on the purpose at hand. Beyond that the similarities end.
As with any ritual gathering, when everyone first comes together there is a “cool down” period, a bit of unwinding while everyone shakes off the troubles and thoughts of the day and prepares individually to meet the task at hand.
Refreshed, with clear minds and a concentrated purpose, the sitters should sit in a circle – around a table, on the floor – and are usually placed at the discretion of the conducting medium (for example, the person who is most anxious for contact may be seated at the right hand of the medium for maximum energy).
Silence can be inhibiting at this point, so it might be helpful to play some calming or meditative music faintly in the background. Remember, the attempt is to enhance, not overwhelm. Barring this, a “white noise” machine, or nature’s sound type CD is also effective.
A tape recording should be made to refer to later. If this is being done, now is the time to begin recording.
The consulting medium or primary sitter will ask all sitters to breathe deeply, closing their eyes and relaxing to obtain a near-meditative state. Then, hands are joined and the PURPOSE of the séance is stated for all to hear and fix on: this must be kept uppermost in everyone’s minds.
During the séance-proper, depending upon the strength and skill of the medium, numerous minor spirits may make unscheduled appearances. This is due to the fact that a significant amount of energy is being directed at the spirit realm from the gathering of the sitters, and spirits are attracted to this. Most spirits are helpful, some are known and some are nameless, but most are there to facilitate the process once they become aware that an attempt to communicate has commenced. Often, the conducting medium will identify his or her personal Spirit Guides and at this point the séance becomes a sort of engine, guided by the medium and the Guides, and fueled by the combined energy of all present.
Often, during this process, negative entities or spirits will come through. It is in these instances that a trained medium is most valuable, but in the event that one is not present, it is important for the primary sitter to remain calm and to project an air of authority. Remind all present not to be fearful, and to stay focused upon the PURPOSE. The will of all present should be employed to diffuse the situation and, if necessary, to command the encroaching spirit to leave the circle. Really bothersome encounters can be effectively neutralized by momentarily putting aside the fixed purpose and asking all to calmly visualize the entire circle encompassed by a radiant white light or protection. Soon, the entity and the negative energy will recede. Under no circumstances should anyone release hands, although this is the first thing that most people want to do. Remember, the negative entity is still present in the room, despite the fact that you have “disconnected” the circuit that made you aware of it in the first place. There have been reports of such entities persisting beyond the séance setting, and appearing as negative manifestations in familiar environments. This is not something you necessarily want to take home as a souvenir.
But returning to the PURPOSE, and assuming that only helpful spirits have responded to your call, do not expect the traditional “disembodied voice” or “knocking” – although sometimes the latter does frequently occur. Rather, the spirit will communicate through the conducting medium or through other intuitive or “sensitive” individuals that may be present. The extent of the communication process may vary, but generally this is brief, not lasting more than a half hour at the most, sometimes only minutes. All sitters should be encouraged frequently by the medium or primary sitter to share any thoughts or messages they feel they may be getting. Everyone should be advised to dismiss any fanciful or silly messages or images, as this is not conducive to the process.
If no contact is made on the first or even the second attempt at a séance, do not be discouraged, but keep trying. Also, make certain that the sitters are appropriate to the task: weed out those who may be having a negative effect overall through no fault of their own, or opt for a one on one attempt with the medium at another time.
After approximately 30 minutes, the sitters should be gently encouraged to return their focus to the circle and to each other. There should be several minutes of sustained silence, similar to coming out of a deep meditative state, and then all present should gently release the energy by releasing their hold on each others’ hands.
At this time, a friendly poll can be conducted to compare the impressions of the sitters as well as to receive guidance from the conducting medium, as appropriate. Each sitter should be given pen and pencil to record their thoughts and impressions as these may seem insignificant immediately, but upon further study may reveal important messages from the Other Side.
Above all, be patient. Sometimes it takes several attempts at the séance process to produce successful results. Don’t be discouraged if your first attempts fail; keep trying!
Spiritualism became extremely popular in the early 19th Century. Many people suddenly wanted to communicate with the spirit world, and those with the special gift of being able to see or speak to the dead sprang up everywhere. Some even managed to photograph the spirits. Despite this, the ordinary person still wanted something simple that they could try, that didn't require any "special gifts". In 1890, Elijah Bond and Charles Kennard provided the answer when patented the first Ouija board.
The name Ouija first appeared in 1901 when an employee of Kennard, William Fuld started production of his own boards. The meaning of the word Ouija is unclear, but it is most likely that it is from the ancient Moroccan city of Oujda, who's Fakirs were renown in Victorian times times for the psychic abilities.
The history of séance communication may be traced back to the third century. It was during the 1800's that the séance became popular mainly due to the stardom of the Fox sisters.
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ROBERT REPPERT, owner/founder of GOLD RUSH GHOSTS INTERNATIONAL PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS and the inspiration for the television show INVESTIGATING THE UNKNOWN (Channel 17 the 4th Wed. night of every month) has a motto he lives by, and it is “GOLD RUSH GHOSTS ~WHERE SCIENCE MEETS THE PARANORMAL.” Reppert has an extended history in research in all things paranormal which has extended for many years, starting in his teens.
I was 17 years of age and camping in the wood where a stream runs under a low small country bridge in the middle of a forest in California ” he told this reporter. My friend and I were just below the small bridge, which has just enough room for one car to pass. Camping that night we were, as all kids that age, looking for an adventure. This time we found one!
“The time was about 10:30 at night, and we were just getting comfortable laying out and hopping into our sleeping bags. We were just settling in, talking, telling tales and talking about girls as boys that age will do.
And then it happened.”
He stopped for a minute to recall in every detail of the events that followed. “It was not a well lit night, I can remember that, but there was enough of a moon that if you looked up you know what direction you were in. As we lay there talking my friend grabbed my arm and said ‘look…there!’ I am not certain if at that moment we were more curious, or frightened.
“Right before us coming directly upstream was a green ball about 2 feet in diameter. It came toward us slowly following the river’s path through the trees, inching its way in our direction from downstream. Without further conversation between us, we became still as lambs hoping it would not target or see us. As we watched, it made a slight turn for the right, and went slowly and directly under the bridge. Right in front of us and right after going under the bridge it quickly made a bee-line for the sky, going right overhead of us, faster than anything I had ever seen, and then it disappeared.”
The 17 year olds quickly packed up their gear and headed for home.
This was the incident however, to peak Reppert’s interest in all things strange and unknown. The next day he went back to that bridge to see if there was anything that would indicate what had happened the night before. All appeared to be normal. Over the years there have been several accounts such as his at this site. Recently, and once again, GRG/ITU investigated the same Bridge and forest area for our group and television show. The shots are there for you to see, activity was recorded, and yet the mystery remains.
Although the exact cause of this phenomena is still up for grabs Reppert knows he will solve this mystery, as well he has many others.
“I went into this business because it seemed that paranormal groups around here were looking for ghosts and goblins and werewolves and UFO’S and saying that everything they heard, explored or wrote about was phenomena. One group I can remember were media hounds, making a mockery of it all for the sake of publicity, giving falsified reports to television and radio stations, and an unsuspecting public. It really upset me, and I knew right then that there was a need for actuality in this business. It is certainly not a place for the novice, or person strictly looking for goose bumps out of boredom. There was a need for specifics and science to balance out the absurd. As we have now proven, the ratio is about one to every eight investigations that we go out on has a serious paranormal indication. The rest, through science and the best of all equipment we are able to assess as earthly explanation, and can put peoples minds to rest one way or the other. “
The bridge remains an enigma.
But being a paranormal investigator was not enough. Reppert had to have the BEST! He began investing in the finest paranormal equipment around, state-of-the-art, best in the world. Purchased equipment that proved to be bogus was quickly discarded. More was purchased. “I am always looking for the best there is” he told us. “I’m on a mission, and we are all about honesty.” Then a smile came over his face, “But don’t try and fool me with trying to sell faulty equipment” he said. “I clearly know the difference.” Today Reppert’s organization maintains over a million dollars (easy) of the finest equipment in the world, not to mention the equipment he himself has designed to hear, see and feel the spirits that are around. “If you have anything around you that is not of this living world” he said, “You can be certain we will find it.” Today Reppert and his organization can actually show you from your television screen where the ghosts and spirits are around you. He can show you with scientific equipment what EVP’s are actually from the other side, or which contain a different scenario of audio transference. “This phenomena, although I could go into a lot of theory” he said “Is where either the tape or digital recording transfers over to another place on the tape or digital file for just one explanation.” Another smile, “And then of course there are those that will say any noise is a “voice from the other side.”
Having a background in psychology, Reppert approaches the search with a logical point of view. “I have been researching the fields of Paranormal studies since before high school and have always been the one to look for the logical reasoning for what occurs in this world. I have also studied architecture, electricity, photography, building materials, and other things as a way of explaining some of the activity that may appear to be paranormal but has a logical explanation. Our group ONLY looks for and reports TRUTH. We are commissioned by government and private agencies to explore things that go bump in the night, as well as work with everyday folks in need of our services. In the world of paranormal groups on every site and street-corner, we stand out as reasonable, responsible, honest, and the oldest and largest paranormal group around.
Whether you see him in his “Ghost Mobile” Nissan truck, or the ‘Paddy car’, his 1951 Black Buick, Reppert can be an interesting person to be around. With a great sense of humor and excitement, he brings to the psychic/paranormal/ and still unknown world adventures of the spooky side. With one important bent… proving, TRUTH.
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