Intelligent & Residual Hauntings: What Are They?

(Originally published on August 3, 2014)

 

Ok, everyone’s heard of Casper the Friendly Ghost, right? You know, the cute transparent guy who floats around through walls? If all the hauntings were as adorable as him, then that would be pretty amazing and all the little kiddies wouldn’t be so afraid of the things that go bump in the night.

Well, let’s take a step back and face reality here. Some hauntings can be pretty frightening and down right mind-numbing. Did you know that there are actually two known types of hauntings? Yes, intelligent and residual…

An intelligent haunting is when the spirits can interact with the living, a type of energy that DOES have consciousness. These spirits may find ways of communication much like the ways discussed in my previous blog titled, The Afterlife ~ A Corporeal’s Transition, or the spirits can often communicate through the use of a voice box; a tool that is used to collect electronic voice phenomena (EVPs). Spirits of intelligent hauntings are known to interact with the living by attempting physical contact as well. For instance, spirits can be playful in nature and a person may feel their hair being pulled or a gentle touch when no one else is to blame for the action. However, other spirits of intelligent hauntings may not be as friendly and the living can experience a sense of malevolence and often these types of spirits are more negative with their contact and might even try to inflict harm upon the living. Many people do try to provoke this type of haunting and I strongly recommend using extreme caution because one never knows what can happen. So, be wise and be careful.

The second type of haunting is known as a residual haunting. It’s more like a supernatural experience that resembles a recording of past energy. For instance, like hearing footsteps walking down an empty hallway when no one is there. It’s believed that in a location where someone has released a large amount of energy or heightened emotions were experienced and the energy attaches or “imprints” itself. As a result of the abiding energy, individuals in the future may get to experience seeing a type of “recording” of these events. Some signs of a residual haunting may be the absence of interaction from the spirit. As if the spirit doesn’t acknowledge the presence of the living person. The spirit will almost seem totally oblivious to anything that’s occurring in it’s presence.

Another sign of a residual haunting is the energy that is felt can often be quite intense for the individual experiencing it, but this isn’t anything that should be feared. The energy can also be the result of the interruptions to electricity and electrical appliances. It’s also very possible for things in the immediate area to change. For example, doors opening and shutting. Once again, this is simply energy. The spirit is completely not applying any conscious effort to these activities.

Throughout the years, I have experienced both types of hauntings. They were very mild in nature and I never felt threatened. I’ve heard footsteps jaunting down an empty hallway and creaking down an old set of stairs. I’ve seen electrical disturbances when there was no accountable reasoning for anything else. I have even experienced the gentle touches from spirits on several occasions.

So, now you know there are two kinds of hauntings. If you’ve had any experiences, please feel free to comment and share! 🙂

 

 

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Happy Halloween!!!

I know it’s a day early, but I just wanted to take a very special moment to wish you all a Happy Halloween! As I’ve said before, this is my absolute fave time of year. The temperatures become cooler, warm Autumn smells fill the air and holiday baked goodies tend to be at their yummiest!

Carving pumpkins has always been a huge tradition with my family. The creativity involved just adds to the excitement. And then… there’s the baking of the pumpkin seeds! Right before putting them in the oven, I like to add some sea salt to give them a little extra bit of deliciousness. Oh, and did I mention that as we carved pumpkins yesterday, we baked nearly three dozen peanut butter cookies. Yes, we did and I would love to share them with you! 🙂

There’s also the marathon of fave horror movies to make this haunted holiday all the scarier. Earlier in the week I recorded Masque of the Red Death (a short story by Edgar Allan Poe) starring the late, great Vincent Price. A true classic in my opinion, another fave. Since my childhood, I’ve always loved the works of Poe and his creative ingenious as he brought out an eerie darkness that has resonated amongst his fans.

With so many different fun things going on this time of year, I decided to explore the stores to see what I could find to add to this season’s decorations. A couple of weeks ago I went shopping and found an adorable, yet simple, witch’s hat. (An image of this sweet addition is even included at the end of this post.)

When I got to the register, the cashier asked, “Are you gonna be a witch for Halloween?” I casually laughed and answered, “I already am one.”

She jokingly replied, “I thought you were kidding.” I grinned while shaking my head and told her, “Actually, I’m Wiccan.”

Then, we had a brief conversation about spirituality. The young lady was very cool and extremely open-minded.

The encounter made me giggle because of its innocence, which made me want to share it with you. As I always say, “Be Original. Be True. Be YOU!” 😉 )O(

 

Alright, everyone, I’ve shared with you a few of mine and my family’s Halloween traditions, would love to hear what are some of your favorite things that you like to do? Don’t be shy, this is an open-minded site where everyone is welcome to share!

 

Blessed Samhain! )O(

Love & Light,                                                                                                                         Sheila

 

 

 

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Pumpkins my son and I carved yesterday. 🙂

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Interview with Mike

Today I’m welcoming a gentleman named Mike who has had a life changing experience. Was it a Near Death Experience or something more? Here is Mike to tell us his story.

 

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am just an ordinary guy that had an extraordinary experience. Just a regular guy, like you might see at the store, or at the game. I enjoy doing landscaping and try to make a living at it. I am a fairly creative person and enjoy art and music very much. Something very profound did happen to me however, and I thought I would share that with you.

One night, at the beginning of last year I experienced a heart attack. In typical stubborn male fashion, I excused the symptoms. I figured I would get better, and everything would be ok. After sweating a river for about 3 hours, I became overwhelmed by a feeling of eminent doom and decided that a trip to the ER was probably going to have to go ahead and happen. The good doctors told me I was in a bad way and needed some minor cath surgery and maybe more. So they prepped me and went in. I was about tuckered out by then. Half my heart hadn’t had oxygen for hours and the other half had about done all it could do to get me that far. They lost me. I went away. I left the hospital. I came back. I left again. My body was on that table the whole time, but I wasn’t there the whole time.

Both times when I left, I experienced things. I was shown things. I believe I was shown things in a way I could interpret and understand them. I’m not sure how long I was away either time, but the first time seemed rather brief. I immediately passed through a barrier. The overwhelming sense of permanency was very evident. It had happened. What was done was done, and I could not change anything. I found myself at a fork in a trail, in a beautiful wooded area. One trail went up and to the left. It was blue and white up there and very pretty. There were beautiful flowers and birds. The other fork went down and to the right. It was red and black. There were no flowers, or anything else growing there, only dead snags. It was gnarly and harsh and looked very uninviting. Something, I was not allowed to see, blocked my path at that fork. I could go down neither trail. I found myself suddenly back in the hospital. I was happy I was back.

I didn’t even have time to gain my bearings, or try to comprehend what was going on. I knew I was in surgery, and I just died. Then It happened again. I passed again through that boundary and thought the worst, surely this was it. I was gone much longer this time. Very intense things happened. Some are very personal and touch on some very emotional subjects, so I won’t go into great detail, but I went for one heck of a ride. I was shown many things. I was shown things from the past, the present and what I believe was the future. They were things that pertained to me and my life. I was then uploaded, if you will, with a lot of knowledge and switched on. It is very difficult to describe with words, but it was extremely intense. I walked by many loved ones that had passed. I arrived at a beach. It was a beautiful place. It was surreal. A lady stood on the beach. It looked like my mom, from a long time ago, when she was younger and healthier. I walked over to her and she turned to me. It was my mom, who had passed just about 6 months prior. She looked at me, and shook her head no, and smiled the biggest smile I have ever seen. Then I was back on the table, once again.

There was much more to it than that, but that is what happened to me that night, and early morning. I do not refer to my experience(s) that night as an NDE. In my mind, there was no “near” in the equation. I was dead. I don’t mean kind of dead, but dead. I was allowed to come back, twice. I am lucky. I may never understand everything I was shown that night, but it was life altering, to say the least.

 

What was your life like prior to your experience?

Life, for the most part, was fairly average. I love the outdoors, so I have always been outside doing something. I enjoy amateur astronomy, camping, hiking, etc. I worked in the nuclear industry for many years. I have always been fairly intelligent, but rather average. I was married for many years, and I have a wonderful son that I have always spent a lot of time with. I have had a fairly normal life, in most respects.

 

How has this changed your life? Have you undergone an awakening, perhaps with an emergence of abilities?

Dramatic change occurred in my life. I have always been rather intuitive, but I experienced a type of awakening, to use your word. That’s a good word for it. I am switched on now. Everything is different. I just know certain things now, and I don’t know how. I don’t even really know how to explain it in a way that makes sense, but I just know stuff. I am more religious to a degree, but I am much more spiritual. I feel a very clear connection with the universe that I could not recognize before. I feel very tuned in. I feel an overwhelming sense of empathy. I sense things.

A few of the things that have changed for me include, now having very intense dreams, now believing in past lives, believing in angels and now having the ability to sense the aura of some people. I can’t really see the aura with my eyes, but sense is a good word for it. Not with everyone, but yet even sometimes, just from a picture. The dreams are sometimes varied, but often of a recurring theme. They often portray or present what would seem to be things from past lives, in vivid detail. I am still absorbing all this and trying to comprehend it all.

 

What would you say to anyone who may be skeptical?

Skepticism is healthy. I might not believe someone if they said they experienced the things I experienced, if I hadn’t experienced it myself. I understand skepticism, especially when the experience is incredible. One day they will know also. It will come to pass for them too, when their time comes. It makes no difference to me, on a personal level, if someone believes my experience, or not. That choice is up to each person.

 

Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?

In a word, love. Love is the only thing that matters, because it is the only thing that can truly transcend the boundary between life and death. Love is the only thing that has any true value, in this great universe we live in. Live hard and love hard. Tomorrow is not promised.

 

 

 

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Shadow People

What exactly is a shadow person? Well, there are actually several different theories to this alleged paranormal entity.

One is shared by skeptics. They believe that shadow people are a type of hallucination where the subject perceives a patch of shadow in their peripheral vision to be a living, human-like figure or possibly creating shadow people with an over-active imagination. For instance, skeptics think that the shadows are created by our minds playing tricks on us, illusions conceived by real shadows of actual moving objects and such.

Then there’s the perspective of many theorists. They claim that shadow people are really time travelers from our own future stepping back in time to observe us. While other theorists suggest that shadow people are possibly interdimensional beings that are very close to our own dimension.

However, many people in fact, do believe that there is a sinister side to shadow people. Their view is that shadow people are demonic in nature because of the malevolent feeling (a negative feeling) associated when encountering them. Or that shadow people are spawned from deep negative emotions that may plague a severely depressed person.

Have I ever had any experiences with these so-called beings? The answer is yes, but unlike several others who felt a sense of malevolence, I didn’t feel anything negative at all. With each encounter that I had (and I’ve had quite a few), I felt perfectly fine. The shadow people’s manifestations were always extremely brief before vanishing. I didn’t fear them nor did they try to intimidate me. They were a little taller than me in stature (I’m 5’4″), but they weren’t massive in size. Their form wasn’t well-defined either, just an obscured image of a darkened silhouette.

Does everyone have the same kind of experience that I’ve had? Of course not because there wouldn’t be so many different theories regarding the shadow people’s existence if they did. What do I believe that they are or even “who” they are? I honestly can’t say. All I know is from my own alert and sober-minded experiences that shadow people do exist. We as individuals have our own views and perspectives on how we see things. Some people are a little more frightened by the unknown than other people are and the level of each one of our fears is something that can’t be measured. But as in any setting, I highly recommend that if a person does have an encounter with a shadow person and they do feel a sense of uneasiness, then do not provoke the situation. I firmly believe in following your intuition and trusting that inner voice. You never want to place yourself in a predicament that may cause you harm.

 

 

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

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National Paranormal Day

Hey, hey, hey all you paranormal peeps! Today is May 3rd and it has been brought to my attention that today is also known as National Paranormal Day (an unofficial National holiday). However, the origin of this spooky day is unknown….. BUT…. go out there and continue to investigate those ghostly haunts, supernatural specters and anything else that goes bump in the night!

If it makes your skin crawl and those tiny, little hairs on the back of your neck stand up…. even if it’s not scary, if you have a paranormal tale that’s rather uplifting and positive, then I wanna hear about it and so does everyone else. We wanna know your ghost story! Don’t be afraid…. share! 😉

 

Happy National Paranormal Day all you beautiful people!

 

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Interview with empath/soul treader, Kelen

Today I’m welcoming empath/soul treader, Kelen, owner of http://www.unwanted-around.com/. Thank you, Kelen for stopping by!

 

 

Tell us about yourself.

I’m 38 years old, born in the east of France, I’m living in Canada since 3 years 1/2 now. As a lonely child, I was very calm and scared like hell about almost everything, I always thought the song “Fear of the Dark” had been written for me…Later, I studied psychology, learned about occult sciences, paranormal, stepped into meditation, Zen, crystals, cards, auras, Buddhism, symbols and dreams analysis almost ten years ago, I developed my empathic accuracy that works now with people, animals and houses.
I was raised in a catholic family and attended private catholic schools, nobody asked my opinion at that time, I rejected all kinds of religion and found myself in what I call “a way of mind and soul” with Buddhist philosophy. I discovered my psychic empathy very young, without really knowing about it… life of a souls treader…

 

 

Your website is called Unwanted, http://www.unwanted-around.com/. What was the driving force behind its creation?

 
At the beginning I didn’t even think about sharing my “gift” or helping people, I wasn’t sure about my feelings, if it was real or a trick played by my mind… First, I had to be sure that I wanted to deal with this part of me almost everyday, and then with people. I waited many years before I finally let myself in and use social media… I don’t like “clichés” and stereotypes as I use on my website, but sometimes you need to put popular words on what you’re dealing with. I don’t like to talk about ghosts or evil or spirits, those come from our fears, our ignorance about the unknown… for me it’s residual or intelligent energies, bad or good, stuck in our world or able to travel by vortex or portal. My strength is that I’m very comfortable with the two sides: very good or very bad, in bright light or darkness, life or death… duality is my soul mate in a perfect balance.
Unwanted sounds right to me, because everybody is afraid of the unknown, being disturbed by those kind of energies could be really unwanted… and I found it “catchy” 🙂

 

 

On your site you mention how you can feel the energies of the unexplained. What has that been like for you and how would you consider this ability, good or bad?

I guess it’s a family story, mixed with gypsy blood and bohemian origins on my father’s side, my great grandmother was a natural healer, the village “shaman”, her daughter was a tarot reader and passionate about occult sciences, my dad does astrology and has a very strong intuition…I grew up in Europe where houses can be 1000 years old, carrying a lot of energies and stories inside ..when I was younger I wasn’t sure about my perception, if it was a gift or a curse! It took me a few years before talking about it and starting to help people… Empaths are awake about their environment, energies, vibes… when you realize there’s something “different” inside you, you need to understand, it’s like learning a new language. For me now it’s having a kind of a permanent decoder and be able to “feel, hear and see” what’s behind.

 

 

Mind sharing with us some of your experiences and were they frightening or positive in nature, or maybe even both?

There’s two side on the coin, not more. Good or bad, light or darkness, positive or negative…
We have to deal with nice people or very bad people in life, residual or intelligent energies are alike.

I have a few stories and good or bad memories, but it’s usually good and positive experiences… especially with people I meet.
A funny one was the owners of a 200 year old house. They were sure that something wrong was moving the furniture and accessories in the house. It was an intelligent energy (precedent owner) who disagreed with the new decoration of the house, when I asked them if they wanted me to clean the house and make this entity leave, they said “no it’s not necessary, you know we get use to it and it’s very friendly, can she just not be upset every time we change furniture?”

Sad stories are connected with bad endings… violent death like suicide, alcohol trouble, violence, murder… the perfect cocktail to have residual energies.
I’ve never been physically attacked, but psychologically reached, destabilized a few times and scared… I had few experiences when I’ve been talked to, it always comes out of nowhere…

The last very sad one was a couple months ago when I was visiting a brand new shop of a friend of mine but in an old location. Everything was ok until I went to the back store. sadness took me down, I would throw up and cry immediately. I had to leave the room to feel better. I did the back and forward three times, same reaction… I finally found out what it was… a young woman, probably in her 30’s died, after sexual assault…
It took a medium and another souls treader to handle this case… I still have shivers every time I think about this place…

 

 

Also on your site you talk about the symptoms of having the presence of unwanted energies. What are some of the signs that people may experience?

There’s a lot of different signs, beside the water vs electrical problem (being watch sensation) or telluric fault (earth fault who can provide weird feeling) you may have those few experiences:
– You hear footsteps, tapping, or bumps
– You frequently experience cold spots, or a room temperature dramatically drops.
– You hear voices, music, or smells such as perfume or cigar smoke, or feel being touched somewhere on your body.
– You see shadows move across the room, or out of the corner of your eye.
– You often feel that you’re being watched or get that chilling feeling that makes your hair on your arms stand up.
– Items or furniture in your home move, disappear, then reappear frequently.
– Electrical appliances and/or lights turn on or off by themselves
– You see orbs, flashes of light, or mists.
– You or your kid see an apparition, your pets have a weird behavior
– You have a bad feeling or feeling anxious, nauseous in specific spots of the house.
– Or you simply moved to a new house and you want to be sure that it’s clean from negatives energies.

 

 

You even discuss dreams and symbols analysis. Share with everyone a little about that.

We spend almost one third or half of our lives asleep. I realized how important messages, symbols or others secrets in our lucid dreaming could be. The analysis is not a simple act as opening a dream dictionary and finding the meaning. Environment, feelings, sensations, people, light, location… every single part and details of the dream are related with the most important thing: symbols.
The most helpful way to understand is the analysis of these symbols hidden in the dreams. There’re strong messages in our unconscious life during the night, and some affect the daily one…
It took me a few years of research, analysis to understand my own dreams, now to provide advice and interpretations for people, reminds me how powerful dreams are in our spiritual leader life.
Tell me what you dream about, I’ll tell you who you are and where you’ll go!

 

 

Tell us about the types of services you provide and how can people contact you?

I do dream analysis as a consultant, you can reach me by phone or email, give me a few lines about your dream and I will provide a complete file with analysis, symbols and meaning.
For my principal “activity” it’s very simple: contact me by email, I will after a short interview and analysis, set an appointment at your place. I will walk around the house and let you know about my feelings.
If necessary, and only if, I will start a ritual:
– Cleansing complete house
– Cleansing owners / tenants
– Psychic protection and blessing
– Advice.
As you said earlier, I have my own website (home made) and I’m active on Twitter, Facebook, and recently (thanks to you) on wordpress..

 

 

What’s your advice when dealing with unwanted energies?

It’s very special, don’t try by yourself or with people who think they know. It’s almost like you’re sick and you want to cure yourself…
Stay away from internet advice, usually it’s the best way to make it worse.
Ghost Hunters are very popular, but beside the fact they want proof and a lot of views on youtube, they don’t really provide help, it’s more a hobby than anything else. I have a lot of respect for them, but as people can see in those “shows” when it starts to be excessively strong or powerful they ask for help! Mediums, psychics or souls treaders are the most qualified to do something really efficient and provide real help.
It could be a nice debate for a next interview : Ghost Hunters vs Souls treaders… at least we are powered by the same energy: the unknown! 🙂

Being respectful and well protected is the key. When those energies are very bad, malicious and powerful, only strong minds can avoid them. Another major risk: bringing it back with you…
A little tip: Think about cleaning yourself before and after, and believe!

 

 

Any positive words of wisdom?

As it’s written on my website, I’m grateful for every blessing the Universe has and will ever create for me!
I would like to sincerely thank you for your interest and your kindness!
Namaste.

 

 

 

 

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Interview with Brandon Alvis

Today I’m welcoming paranormal investigator, Brandon Alvis. Thank you, Brandon for stopping by!

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

“I have always had interests and questions about the paranormal after tragically losing two brothers, one to cancer and the other to suicide. Starting with a few friends using standard tools and procedures, I realized the many mistakes “commonly found” when investigating the paranormal. This motivated me to propagate a team specializing in many fields and to develop new methods not only reliable but convincing, introducing the “scientific approach” and naming this team: “American Paranormal Research Association” aka A.P.R.A. This new approach has propelled A.P.R.A., becoming a highly recognized name. APRA’s hard work, dedication and passion to this science are greatly respected, often allowing A.P.R.A. to investigate in areas normally closed-off to others. Pioneering fundraisers and special events, I along with my team, provide participants an insight into the paranormal wherein proceeds go to the preservation of the historical structure. My determination to find “cold hard facts, to prove or disprove” makes A.P.R.A. what it is today.”

 

 

What’s your reason for getting into the paranormal? A personal experience, curiosity… or?

“In 1995 at the age of eight years old I lost my oldest brother to cancer and in 2004 at the age of 17 I lost another brother to suicide. This sent me on my journey into the unexplained, to try and prove the existence of life after death.”

 

 

You’re the president and founder of APRA (American Paranormal Research Association). What is your association all about?

“American Paranormal Research Association is a scientific paranormal research team that was put together solely to investigate historical locations throughout the world. Founded in 2006, APRA’s goal is to open the eyes of the scientific community in trying to understand the unexplainable and to obtain proof that life after death is a great possibility. Our mission is to collect hard, irrefutable paranormal evidence to present to the public and scientific community.”

 

 

What kind of locations does APRA investigate?

“APRA solely investigates historical locations. We base our investigations off of events that we believe lead to a haunting.”

 

 

Mind sharing some compelling evidence that you have captured?

1.) The Queen Mary Apparition – In the winter of 2008 the American Paranormal Research Association APRA conducted an Investigation of the RMS Queen Mary’s First Class Pool. The footage you are about to see was collected during a EMF sweep of the changing stalls, the only people present where two APRA Members and a Security Guard. You be the judge of what is present in the clip.

https://youtu.be/n3bY_PTHE6Y

2.) Villisca Axe Murders (Girls Screaming) – The most disturbing audio data collected by the American Paranormal Research Association was during a paranormal investigation of the J.B. Moore Family home. The audio data collected was the screams of what seemed to be young girls. Take a listen for yourself.

https://youtu.be/DBlA8Rzm11w

 

 

What’s one of the most memorable paranormal encounters that you and your team have ever experienced?

“The first one that comes to mind was at the former Kings County Jail in Hanford, CA. Both Michael Rudie and Matt Goldman had the feeling that something was going to throw them over the second story railing. We collected a EVP that backed up the claims of both APRA members.”

 

 

How can the American Paranormal Research Association be contacted?

“You can reach us at www.apraparanormal.com Twitter @APRAParanormal Instagram as well as Facebook.”

 

 

Any upcoming events for your association?

“We will be at the upcoming Preston Castle Fundraiser event in September of 2016.”

 

 

What’s next for Brandon Alvis?

“I will continue to further the science behind Ghost and Hauntings, continuing to collect data to present to the public and scientific community in hopes that we can propel this research into a true scientific field.”

 

 

Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?

“Always remain scientific in principle. As a field we should advance research from a pseudo-science to a true science. Data is key, always share and test data collected in the field. This is how we can further paranormal research.”

 

 

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