Beyond the Veil
Spooky Delights & Supernatural Insights
I’ve got a pretty good fair share of my own personal experiences with spirits and what goes bump in the night. I’ve dealt with negative and parasitical entities and I’ve had curious and harmless spirits haunt homes and even items I have owned.
I have talked about some of these experiences within my personal life story, as many of the traumatic events I had endured began when my father’s attachment took hold of him. This was one of the darkest times of my life… and sometimes it is still a bit difficult to talk about, as I even still to this day question my own sanity with some of the paranormal experiences I had.
When I was about 12 years old, I was sitting in my room and playing Zelda on my old Sega Genesis. In this game you would enter in your name and when the characters talked, they beeped. However, while they were talking, I heard my name as it was spelling out on the screen. At first it startled me, and I had to do a double take – Was that from the game? Within seconds I heard it again. A little freaked out, I turned off the game, and yet again, I heard my name. It was soft whisper in a woman’s voice. I ran out of my room and into the kitchen where I poured myself a glass of water, freaking out and thinking I was going crazy, and one last time, I heard my name again.
I sat outside my house until my dad came home and, in a panic, had told him what happened. He was all into the paranormal and got excited, thinking we had a ghost. I personally thought I was going nuts because I was hearing voices. I knew it wasn’t in my head, as it sounded like someone was right beside me, whispering my name, but I knew that it was impossible because I was home alone.
I confided in a close friend of mine who came from a strong Christian family – you know, church every Sunday, prayers before dinner, bible night with the family… I had gone to church with her a few times during sleep overs, and the Pastor of her church happened to live next door, so she set up a meeting for me to talk to him. I explained what happened and he said I was probably stressed and to think nothing of it. However, I was convinced that it wasn’t my own mind playing tricks on me and asked what I could do if it did happen to be a spirit. He told me to recite a prayer, “In the name of Jesus Christ, leave me alone” if I had ever experienced it again.
A few months had gone by and nothing was experienced again, other than a few strange dreams I would have of something chasing me. When it caught up to me, it would just scare the living crap out of me but wouldn’t touch me. When it would scare me, it would breathe me in, like it was feeding off my fear. These were just dreams though, and while I was still pretty young, I tried to use my logical mind to convince myself that they were simply just dreams.
My father would claim that he started to experience some strange things, such as cold spots, seeing the fan in his room levitate, and hangers in his closet thrash about. I didn’t believe him because I knew he was a bit of an exaggerator and was always overly enthusiastic about the paranormal.
We ended up moving to a new home a short while later, and it was almost instantly that I started to experience more unexplainable things happen. Posters that were tacked on the wall would fall off. I remember the first time it happened, I put it back on and messed with it, testing to see if maybe I didn’t fasten it correctly the first time, and it was on there pretty good, so when it kept happening, I knew that it meant I wasn’t alone. Shortly after a feeling of dread would follow, of feeling that I was obviously not alone, but that whatever was there, was not good and it did not like me. It was like a feeling of intimidation, that this thing was glaring at me and it was incredibly uncomfortable. I would recite the prayer the pastor had told me, but it didn’t work, that feeling would still be there, so I convinced myself that I must be going crazy.
I had a friend over and she was helping me get my chores done so we could go outside and hang out. I was in my bedroom, and she was downstairs in my living room. I heard her scream and so I ran to her, and she was pale white, sitting on the couch, literally like she had just seen a ghost. I asked her what happened, and she said a cold gust of wind had pushed her onto the couch. She never came back after that. A few other of my friends had some experiences as well – hearing voices, feeling cold drafts, having a feeling that something was watching them and they all claimed my house was haunted. With hearing this from them, it made me realize that I might not be crazy after all…
My grandmother had visited me for a few days and brought her dog along. Her dog would not stop barking, at nothing, and her hair was standing straight up on her back like she was going to attack whatever she was barking at. My grandmother mentioned that she also felt something pretty eerie and that we might have a haunting. She said she knew of someone who did home cleansings and would have them come out to cleanse our house.
When the home cleansing took place, I was sent to a friends house while it was being done. Afterwards, when I came back home, I was told “Poof, it is gone just like that.” Well… as soon as I stepped foot inside the house, it felt as if the air was so thick and heavy, that I was being pushed down – like you’re walking in high elevation and your knees start to tremble from the added weight of gravity.
To be continued…
Below are stories that were submitted by others. I have not edited or altered their stories in any way. If you would like to share your experience, please fill out the form.
When I was 19 years old my little sister and I contacted her father Robert from the other side. The intent was to provide her some relief from her grief. She’s a Scorpio, I’m a Scorpio and her father Robert was a Scorpio as well.
I was guided to bring his photo, his beanie and light a candle. We held hands and called his spirit to us. The first confirmation was several dogs started to bark in our neighborhood. The second was the horrible feeling in my stomach. And the third was when I opened my eyes and saw him inside my sister. His face and eyes in place of hers. As she opened her eyes and looked at me I knew she was seeing her father in me too. But his spirit was heavy and dark. It was not of the light it made my head spin.
I knew at that moment we screwed up and should not have called his spirit to us. It seemed like it took an eternity to remove his entity from us.
Finally after breaking my hands from hers I felt a little relief. I felt terror and fear so strongly from that connection. And then I thought back. Robert had done some serious black magic when he was alive. Whenever he drank he turned into a devil and must have had an attachment. He would beat my mother up.
They both were addicted to meth and dabbled in the dark arts. The things that happened to our animals and the home were dark and unnatural. Pillows catching on fire, tapestries floating in the air, animals passing.
Many years later they had my brother Robert James. They both got clean and sober beforehand. This was my Moms 6th child. They were actually happy. He was born 09/14. He passed of crib death on 12/14. I never got to see my brother alive. But I know his spirit is of the light and is with me a lot.
They both were so heartbroken they got hooked back on the drugs to numb the pain. They split up. My step Dad was high and got arrested 3 years later. He resisted arrest and was put in a choke hold by the police. He was not revived for 15 minutes. He was alive but brain dead. He passed on 06/06/1996.
Generational curses are no joke. My sister is also addicted to meth. She hasn’t been sober for 6 years and prior to that many more years. All of her cousins and uncle but one have passed from meth related deaths.
This specific situation stopped me from trusting mediumship gifts out of fear. I’d advise that you only contact spirits of ‘unconditional love and light’! Even if they are someone you loved. I’m finally back to trusting this gift.
Being touched by spirit.
Over my 38 years I’ve had 25 people pass away that I loved. And a few of those close ancestors have visited me many times.
They send me signs in nature nearly everyday. Feathers, their favorite songs, their initials and dates of birth, heart clouds, my favorite raptors and butterflies. The signs bring me peace and hope that there truly is an afterlife.
I’ve been touched by spirit multiple times. My grandma Janice was in the hospital in her last days in a coma. I held her hand for a long time and felt energy transfer form her hand to mine. She passed from cancer when I was 17. My mom took care of her and we lived in her house till she crossed over. I slept in her room. One day I was reading a dream interpretation book (10,000 Dreams) in her room when something I read made me cry. I felt her wipe my tears away from my cheeks. So gently, so lovingly and it immediately brought comfort to my spirit.
Many years later in 2008, my father in law Jack Sr passed away in a motorcycle accident. He was actually riding to the hospital and they believed he had a heart attack before he wrecked. This was one of those out of the blue passings. I remember being in shock and had to tell my husband his father passed. It was tragic. I wanted to commemorate him. So a few days later I made a picture slide show showing him at his best for his services. Playing with our daughter, the apple of his eye his Granbaby. I started to cry and he did the same thing, he touched the tears on my cheeks. I felt so much energy running through my body.
They did live on. And I’m I can’t imagine not having them to watch my back! I can’t imagine not getting signs from them in the dimension they now reside.
Both stories are submitted by Raquell - Oak View, Ca, US
Have you ever felt the presence of something that you cannot see? It is definitely an unnerving feeling that many of us have experienced. Just about everyone you encounter has a ghost story to tell, and while many of them are quite different, one common theme remains the same: that feeling of eyes on you, in knowing that something is there. While we might try and use a logical explanation or blame an overactive imagination, the fact remains that the spirit realm is very real.
There are human spirits which stick around before fully passing on to the next realm. There are more sinister energies that inhabit our World with negative intentions. And there are angelic and higher vibrational beings that guide and comfort us along our paths.
What Makes a Ghost & Why Does it ‘Haunt’
How do ghosts come to be? Does every everyone become a ghost that ends up haunting the living? Where do we go when we die? These are questions I get asked quite often, and to be honest, there are numerous answers to these as spirits are as individual as we are with unique causes or purposes as we share as well.
They Don’t Know They are Dead
When someone dies, we are told they go to Heaven, or to another realm… but sometimes that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes the dead don’t realize they are dead because of the circumstances that led to their death – it happens so suddenly that they haven’t come to grips that they are even dead yet.
they have “unfinished business” and cannot leave this earth-side realm until that business has been handled. Typically, their unfinished business is revenge or resentment that is so heavy in their heart they cannot pass on, or they fear what lies beyond this realm for fear of their judgement for the things they have done. However, it’s not always for reasons that are negative, as sometimes they have such an obligation to take care of someone, or love someone so deeply, to express a message/secret, they end up staying behind rather than passing on until the person they are watching over has passed away as well or their message has been heard and received.
Grief/A Heavy Heart
Sort of like “Unfinished Business” a spirit will stay behind because of the grief they had felt before their death. Often this happens with souls who were tormented with depression or had committed suicide. It’s not that their souls have to remain in “limbo”, but they remain behind because they are not ready to forgive themselves or others involved in their emotional or mental pain. The only way they are able to pass on is through the forgiveness of others involved and for themselves as well. They must release the heaviness in their hearts.
Again, like “Unfinished Business”, a soul will remain earth-side watching over their children, grandchildren, a good friend, lover, or they have remained earth side for centuries because of the negative elements of their life before death and had passed down “ancestral karma” to their future kin, and so they are charged with guiding them to help cleanse cycles they could not in their lifetime.
Parasitical Entities/Demonic Force
Now this is where things get a bit frightening… a parasitic entity (again, see the last post about attachments) that attaches itself to a person, or a place, will haunt its target as it feeds off the fear and negative emotions and events it triggers. Often times this attachment is a demonic force as well, but rather than just feeding off a person, a demon can possess them.
The spirit of someone, or an entity, doesn’t exactly inhabit an area, space, or home that seems to be haunted, but rather these are energetic imprints which were so traumatic or negative, that they have been stuck in a sort of loop of time and space. You know those ghost stories of the same thing happening around the same time every day/night/or around a specific day of the year… It is almost exactly as that when there is an energetic imprint. A good cleansing usually helps clear the energy.
Conjuring Something You Cannot Banish
This is why I am so against the darker arts. What might seem like a simple curse is actually an invitation for a demonic force to come wreak havoc on your life and the person you wish to harm. Don’t take karma into your own hands, as you are not more superior than the laws of nature, including the divine law of the universe. Yes, people do bad things to good people – but why stoop to their level? Because two wrongs do not make a right, and you will not overcome the karmic lesson behind the negative events so to evolve, grow, and cleanse old cycles and patterns with a higher awareness and healing that has needed to take place for lifetimes.
The last things this World and the Spirit Realm need is a bunch of spiritually illiterate kids toying around with something that acts as a beacon, attracting anything to come through. In the wrong hands the Ouija Board can be a portal to some of the most sinister or spirits and parasitic entities. It is plain and simply an invitation for something, anything, to come through. Without the proper cleansing, protective/shielding techniques/tools and those with auric holes, this fun little “game” can cause a lot of harm. I have honestly never been a fan of these because of how it has the power to bring more bad than good. If you want to talk to the dead, consult a psychic medium who is experienced, or empower and strengthen your pineal gland (psychic eye) and hone that skill for yourself.
How to Know the Different Between a Good or a Bad Spirit
If you are not experienced in analyzing your psychic feelers, intuition, or have any knowledge of the spirit realm, then do not go through with this, as it is entirely dangerous to engage contact with a potentially demonic or negative force. Yes, there is truly power in ignorance when things go bump in the night and it’s not something good – don’t feed it your fear or give it the attention it is trying to gain from you.
To tell if it is something good or bad, you always want to go off the feelings or sensations you get when you can feel its presence.
A Presence is Around
How to Cleanse a Space, Get Rid of Unwanted Spirits, or Help a Spirit Pass On
Now, I do not recommend that you go into this inexperienced, as you do not want to play around with energies you do not understand – sometimes a simple haunting can actually be a parasitic entity or demonic force parading around as something harmless, waiting for an invitation or for you to go toying around with it and not realizing it is something far more and much worse… With that said, ALWAYS consult with a professional, such a psychic medium or someone with experience in cleansing homes and spaces before you go for it on your own.
This takes far more than just smudging your home with sage and waving the smudge stick around and calling it a day. You have to have the intent, a pure and open mind, and a well-grounded and shielded soul. And most importantly – NEVER smudge with all of your windows and doors shut – this goes for cabinets and all. You want to clear out every nook and cranny and direct it out the door or window.
You need intent, a focus on informing your supernatural inhabitant that they are not welcomed and need to pass on, or to leave back to the realm it can come from. You may also ask for the assistance from your guides or higher deities and angels. This gives you a supportive spiritual team to have your back and to empower your intentions on cleansing your space or helping a spirit pass on.
If you have done this, and it has not relieved you of a haunting, then consult a professional.
The unexplained, especially when dealing with the paranormal, can shroud us in fear. Not everyone believes in ghosts or even the metaphysical, as many of us are focused primarily on facts. However, when something goes bump in the night without any logical explanation, then even the most skeptical can find it hard to sleep soundly.
Many of us have questioned what happens after we die, or what lies beyond the veil – are ghosts real? Are there good or bad spirits? Can they harm or help us?
I have had my fair share of supernatural experiences, of both benevolent and malevolent entities that had woke me up at a very young age to knowing there is far more that exists in this life than we know. They had me question my sanity and they had me reach further to understand my gifts of seeing, sensing, and hearing them.
While I want to explain the many different types of entities, deities, and ancestral or spirit guides that I have come to understand, I do not want to over bombard you all with too much information – also, I might as well write a novel if I wish to explain it all. So, I will be writing small portions of each one, and to start I will explain the most common:
What is an Attachment?
An attachment is typically a parasitical entity which feeds off your vital force. Much like a leach that attaches to the skin and sucks away at your blood, growing in size with the more it drinks. A parasitic entity feeds off your energy and grows in both size and strength.
Often times these are not, or never were, human – they do not have a soul, but rather they feed from souls. They also crave life, as they do not have the vibrational frequency to create or manifest as us living beings do. They are at a very low frequency, and so they need something that operates at a higher one so to experience the beautiful gift of life that we have.
These do not come out of nowhere, for no reason at all. They are attracted to you for a few reasons:
When you experience trauma – physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental, you experience rips within your aura and this causes your vital force, your energy, to leak. Like a beacon, the parasitical entity is drawn to you like a moth to a flame. It latches onto the hole and feeds off you. Often times, those who experiences PTSD have an attachment that feeds from the trauma and keeps the host trapped within the experience which hurt them. There are a number of signs that a parasite has latched on: self-harm, fatigue, depression, addiction, mental illnesses, etc… of course I am not saying that these signs are a tell-all for an entity being present, but typically they are. This is also a gateway to possession, as the entity latches on and grows, it gains control over the host’s psyche.
Traumatic/Negative Events within an environment
When extremely negative events occur within an environment – such as a home, or even a battlefield, typically an entity will become attracted to this space. Often times this can also create a doorway as well for more entities to come through. They thrive off the imprinted energy that had been left behind and this is often why these areas grow in intensity after the negative events have occurred. These can be experienced as cold spots, having a feeling that something is there or a large amount of pressure within the atmosphere. Of course there are other sensations that can be felt, as well as signs that something is there, but these are the typical few that can give clues to stay clear from areas such as this, or to do a lot of shielding and protective work when being around them. These types of entity are often waiting for a host to latch on to, and so that is why it is imperative that you are protected and aware when being around these places.
Disgusting, but just like lice can move from host to host, so can parasitical entities. When there is an invitation or a doorway such as an auric hole, then the parasite can jump from one person to another.
Ancestral Karma/Ancestral Attachments
Yes, a parasitical entity can be attracted to a certain bloodline. There are also a number of reasons why these happen as well – typically it is through an ancestor having an attachment that was never able to remove it, and so it lives on, moving from family member, to family member.
How to Get Rid of an Attachment
Just as there are a number of reasons why one is present, there are also a number of ways to get rid of them.
The most effective is shadow work and repairing the auric hole by “facing your demons”. The Healing process from something as this can be difficult as they will fight you in trying to survive and not letting you go. The more you work on facing your fears, owning up to your own toxicity and battling those defense mechanisms or coping mechanisms which are not healthy and keep you within a prison of your pain, the more you are able to overpower something as this.
Working with your chakras is a key way to help strengthen your aura and to repair auric holes. If you are unable to do so on your own, then seeing a reiki practitioner or energy worker is another. They can scan your aura and with their psychic eye, sense where you may have auric holes and then work on repairing them.
Working with Crystals
Lapis Lazuli is one of my FAVORITE gems to work with them repairing auric holes and Labradorite is an amazing stone for removing attachments. They can work hand in hand on helping to seal your aura and to kick off attachments. Black Tourmaline is another amazing stone for ridding attachments, as it aids you on your shadow work journey in facing your shadow self, transmuting it to light, as well as deflecting darker or lower vibrational energies. Selenite is another amazing stone as it attracts higher vibrational frequencies.
Angelic & Protective Guides
The power of prayer works through the intention and energy you put into them. When you call upon angelic or protective guides, you can bring on a powerful team of spiritual protectors who can help rid you of attachments and further protect you from them. Archangel Michael is probably the most favored of angelic guides and protectors, as well as the most universal. Of course, there are many – even your own ancestral guides.
Supernatural Experiences – Submissions
As promised, each time I update this blog, I will include recent submissions of supernatural experiences. These have not been edited or altered by me and are shown exactly as how they were submitted. To submit yours – fill out the form that is within the first blog post.
Shortly after my mother’s passing , I was pouring myself a cup of my legendarily awful coffee and talking to my sister in law on the phone . I set the cup down on the counter and turned to get cream and sugar to make it drinkable ... chit chatting away . When I turned back and absently reached for my mug it was gone . Still talking , I looked back at the counter across the kitchen , thinking I’d carried it over there ... Noooo
Did I put it in the fridge
Now I was getting a little pissy. I knew I had set it right next to the sink. I even double checked with my sister in law to make sure I had , in fact poured one ... and wasn’t losing my marbles.
Then I looked back at the sink... there was my cup sitting upside down about a foot down the counter.
She laughed , I laughed.. I shook my head and reached for the cup to try it again. As I lifted it from the countertop , coffee poured out from under it all over the place .... silence
We both decided the only one who was laughing at that was be my mother.
Shelley | Decatur illinois USA
I have had many experiences at my grandmother's house. There was a murder/suicide on the property from what I understand but there seems to be something darker there. When I was a kid I would stay the night all the time. I used to stay in one of the guest bedrooms until I could not stay in there anymore due to the amount of experiences I had. There would be dark shadows, the closet door would fly open and my bed would shake while I was in it. So I went into the opposite bedroom to stay instead from then on. Even then I had many issues. The door was the exact opposite of the one I used to stay in. Even though I would close both doors at night they would both be open in the morning. I would frequently wake up terrified out of my mind because it felt like there was something at the end of my bed even though I couldn't see it. The nightmares were horrifying and I would have them even when I wasn't there. They would always be about the house and I would end up lost in the house or something would be trying to kill me. The most frequent nightmare was of me in the bathroom being attacked and held up against the shower wall by something i couldn't see. I was convinced for awhile that whatever was in her house followed me out. I would have strange figures in my house and wake up to the same terrified feeling of something being there at the end of my bed. Eventually it went away and then she was forced to move out of her house. Once she moved I didn't have many issues after that.
Anonymous | Suffolk, VA USA
I am currently working on a weekly blog series for the month of October that explains many things of the supernatural; from spirits, aliens, parasitical entities, to spirit guides and angelic protectors. I also want to host features of supernatural experiences from you guys all throughout , as well. I mean after all, Halloween is famous for its ghost stories!
Many of us experience things which are unexplained, and they leave us puzzled and often times, scared. Sometimes this is the experience it took for our spiritual wakening, and sometimes it had made us shy away from the metaphysical world. I do feel that most of these events were not random, and often times we label it as a ghost experience rather than a divine intervention for a higher reason than just to spook us. Sometimes spooky things will happen when we go meddling into the darker forms of magic and play around with energies that are beyond our control or understanding...
While I will not be able to offer an explanation everything that is submitted, I am leaving the comments open so that others may chime in with their expertise as well. I hope that this may be a space of eye-opening information and also shared knowledge that can bring peace of mind and also insight into something that must be looked into deeper. And of course to offer something fun and entertaining to those who love to read about ghost stories and supernatural experiences.
It is completely up to you if you want your name added to your submission, I can also leave it as anonymous. I may not post every submission I receive, however, I do plan on adding more every week starting in October.
Check back on October 1st to see your submission and my insights about a supernatural or ghostly theme, or you can sign up to my newsletter and receive an email when the blog is posted.