I have made contact with spirits many times using investigative equipment and using the q&a techniquehave found many of the spirits needed help to move on or were confused by our presence in their homes (they must have thought it was still their time period and that we were intruding). Some have messages about how they passed on and what had happened in their lives. Often they want to share their story but also on occasion they have needed help to get away from a negative energy on the same plane as them.
I have assisted in moving gentle spirits on and casting away negative energies. It is usually my job within the paranormal team to cleanse the property after an investigation.
In my experience with the team we have never just left a spirit where they are even if they are harmless. We’ve always tried to move them to the light so they can move on. It feels like the right thing to do somehow.
Earlier I spoke of Ouija boards, I have found throughout the years that many are split on whether they would try it or not. Despite my work with the paranormal and my work with Tarot, I personally choose to never participate in a Ouija session or even be in the same building when one is happening. I don’t know if it’s because I have been conditioned by society and horror movies that only bad can come of a Ouija session or if it’s from having felt negative energies that I do not want to risk being part of a Ouija session but I feel that this is a choice I will stick to. Despite it being a personal choice I do strongly advise that you avoid it too. If you choose to use an Ouija board please make sure you protect yourself and cleanse the building and yourself afterwards with pure sage.
Paranormal investigations are an experience hard to fully describe. My best attempt would be in saying that it is like a sensory explosion. As you conduct investigations in the pitch black of night your body runs on pure adrenaline and you are led by the rest of your senses as your vision is extremely limited. Your other senses are on high alert. Hearing becomes acute, your sense of smell heightens and your skin sensitivity increases (you feel even the slightest temperature changes and often get goose pimples when spirits are near). Even though it is dark you can sometimes see movement or shadows. Taste can also become highly activated, on occasion if you are in the presence of a negative energy you get a metallic taste in your mouth, often like the irony taste of blood. With the use of night vision cameras we are able to see if there are any ‘orbs’ or strange shapes as well as movement. EVP recorders (electronic voice recorders) are set up to pick up any spirit communications which the human ear cannot. The EVP recordings are listened to post investigation.
Once you get a taste of the paranormal or spirituality it becomes an addiction. Gaining evidence or ‘feeling’ the effects of spirits when they are close to you is incredible and fascinating. It makes you wish that sceptics would open their minds and hearts enabling them to experience it too so that one day Science will put their hands up and say “we believe there IS something out there.”