The Truth About Ghosts: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

As a practicing Psychic Medium, I am often asked if I am a ghost hunter. I’m not. That’s because I don’t have to go hunting for ghosts—they come to me! When you read, see, or hear the word “ghost,” what image does your brain conjure? What thoughts do you have in your mind? If you’re like a lot of people, you may think of how ghosts are portrayed in TV, film, literature, and pop culture. There’s the movie, Ghost, with Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze. There’s Marley’s ghost in A Christmas Carol, and there are a ton of ghost hunting shows on television. Sometimes ghosts are portrayed as harmless spirits and other times they’re portrayed as malevolent.

Ghosts and Haunting Defined

The word “ghost” is defined as: the soul of a dead person; a disembodied spirit imagined as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form wandering among or haunting living persons. In all of my years as a professional psychic and Medium, this is the first time I’ve ever looked up that word in the dictionary! I also looked up “haunting,” and it is defined as: remaining in the consciousness; not quickly forgotten.

Emotional Imprints

In my experience (and the research agrees), most hauntings are not negative experiences. They are often nothing more than emotional imprints. An emotional imprint is energy that is left in the energetic field of a place. It’s like a distinct marking of an event that contained heightened emotions. Have you ever heard of the hitchhiking ghost who walks along the road where they were struck and killed? If you see that ghost, what you’re actually seeing is the emotional imprint that event created. It does not mean that the spirit of the person is stuck wandering that stretch of road for all eternity. It’s just that the emotional energy of the event is sealed in that place.

Everything Has Energy

Everything has energy and is surrounded by energy. It’s like a photograph—a moment in time has been captured and is being viewed. When it comes to ghosts, that “photograph” is being viewed over and over again. Once the story is shared, others become more open to viewing it. This is how the story of a haunting begins.

The Spirits Around Us

We tend to think of ghosts as earthbound spirits, but just because spirits are around us, it doesn’t mean they’re earthbound. Because spirits no longer inhabit a physical body, they are not easily noticed. So when we notice them, we think it’s a special event—a haunting! However, it’s important to note that the reason we often see ghosts is because they are working to be seen! They may be trying to connect with you because they want to tell you something. Or, if they lived in the house you live in now, they could just be making their presence known. You could just be seeing the imprint they’ve left behind as well. How can you tell the difference? I just ask the ghost! But you have to be willing to listen for the answer. Sometimes the answer comes in a direct way. Many times it comes as pictures in your mind, a feeling within or as something that happens down the road.

Helping, Not Harming

Another thing to know is that spirits are usually looking to help, not harm. If their presence makes you uncomfortable, politely ask them to back off and tell them that they are making you nervous. Generally, they will oblige. But if you feel like you’re being haunted, know that you’re being haunted and would like help getting the spirit to back off, or would like to communicate with them directly, a Psychic Medium is your best bet.

If you suspect that you’re being haunted, or have questions about the ghosts and the other side, call or chat with one of our Medium Psychics today. Or, if you suspect that you may be receiving messages from someone who has recently passed, you can speak to a Deceased Loved Ones Psychic as well.

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20 thoughts on “The Truth About Ghosts: Separating Fact From Fiction

  1. Ray Of light

    I love ghost. Ghost are my guardian angels. I don’t have friends because they are freaked out about me because paranormal things happen in their presence. Besides, I belong to this group of the INFJ personality. My physical life can get empty some times. So, there have been times when I have cried and questioned why I am here. I feel like I am trapped in my own body and in earth. Suddenly, literally, I can feel their presence coming to rescue me, and make things okay for me. Eventually, I have come to the conclusion that I better have a handful of ghost watching over me and protecting me, than a dozen of shallow and fake friends.

  2. Lynnie

    Hi, My Bedroom Light Flickers alot. Is there a Spirit trying to get my attention to tell me something? If so who is it & what do they want to tell or let me know or is it a Electrical thing going on that i need check out???…

  3. Diana

    I lived in a haunted mansion, at the time I did not know what was going on. There was a part of the appartment that I could not be in without feeling pretty uncomfortable. One day a big plate of the ceiling came to fall on my shoulder, and I could feel a terrible, evil presence and there was a vile smell in the kitchen, we cleaned it from top to bottom and it continued. I was not able to stay in that house on my own, I had a small child of two and whenever I put her in her room she would cry and scream for ages, she stopped once she was asleep elsewhere. We had to move as it was making me ill, there was a bad atmosphere all around the bulding. There were very strange happenings in the cellar. The next occupent, I heard later, committed suicide- I learnt once we had left the house that the original owner had killed himself with a knife in the sitting room there, I always saw a knife in my mind. I did not know the reason. I am always curiouse to know if the other occupents had any feelings of this evil, sad presence

  4. Laurean

    As a nurse i have become much more open to the messages that spirit has for me and my patients. As a child it terrified me as they would always come to protect and reassure at times of trouble in my home. I didn’t know it then but looking back I know it now. One experience i had at work was before a patient got ‘bad’ our doorbell would ring. This particular night it was relentless even when we disconnected it. Our supervisor came over to see what was going on and she said ‘oh I know how to do this’ and she said ‘ make your presence known. I told her we had a lot of different ‘people’ present and she would have to be more specific like this” please who ever is ringing the doorbell would you make your presence known?” the doorbell rang, my supervisor turned ‘ ghost white’ and left the unit and never returned that night. The next night we had a woman die in her sleep. That’s very common in hospitals and nursing homes.

  5. Jeri Kay

    I totally believe in the paranormal–automatic writing, precognition, retrocognition, telekinesis, and ghosts. A former schoolmate of mine went to England and took photos in a supposedly haunted church. When she developed the pictures, one of them contained a ghost! My mom also saw the ghost of my godmother the night of my godmother’s funeral. In the morning, the plant that my godmother had given my mom was dead! My nephew said, “Grandpa’s dead” at dinner out with his parents the night my dad passed away. My sister had talked to my dad just a few hours before. My nephew never had another psychic moment again, but at the time, it was certainly startling. The paranormal is utterly fascinating. (Oh, and poltergeists, too).

  6. Psychic Fiona #5178

    As a psychic medium, I love ghosts. Ghosts are my friends. At least as long as they come bearing love and messages of hope from the “other side” for those of us still here.

    Ghosts rock !!!

  7. libby 5288

    Great Article Aisha, true to the point, you are Amazing n such a blessing to those you have helped, with love n light:)

  8. Alice

    I agree with your post , I’m no psychic I just wish I had ur gift but just to talk with my love ones that past, kinda told heaven can be right here on earth just must of us can’t see it! Any tips to beable to only get awsers from them, like sprite box just don’t want t attract wrong type , I haven’t been able to fine a real medium in private setting tried to see a lady Debra to many people got a about to minutes but another lady interrupted and killed me inside this seen her show I can’t afford to keep going guess I’m trying to find away toget these awnsers to make a long story short, please you had any advice or time please feel free to email me I would be more then great fully! Thank you for your post!

  9. mary

    Also at the nursing home it’s been reported a little girl bouncing a ball shows up just before a death occurs, I myself never saw it but the patients as well as other staff members say they have seen her. She’s dressed in colonial clothing and is always playing in a very carefree manner. Upon looking into the history of the land it is reported that a little girl was run over by a horse and carriage. Around a hundred years ago.

  10. Ben

    Hi Aisha, A very good explanation and something I wish I had known about years ago! Your advice about telling them to back off does work, it was the way I deal with spirit until I understood what was going on! All those missed opportunities to communicate lost!

  11. Mary j Scott

    I enjoyed the read about ghosts and hauntings i would agree with a few things but really i have a couple in my house now and im out of ideas.i think one may have been manifested from the pain and sorrow not to mention overall negative attitudes in our house. and another mean terrifying one followed me or shall i say follows i also have many pictures and things i cant make sense of.good read;best regards,
    Mary jo.03/29/2015

  12. mary

    I work in a nursing home and had an experience as well as others I work with, a man dressed in 1800s clothing was seen walking into two of our patients room and said he was there to tell both of them; that first he was a great grandfather to one and both of them were going to die by morning. They started screaming!!! I ran to the room and he was gone! I reported to the management that situation and being it was almost Halloween they thought it to be a big joke. The next morning both of the patients were found dead! I often wonder why I was allowed to see this man.

  13. Terri

    Hi there,
    I do believe that “ghosts” are all around us & what the above article says makes a lot of sense. Energy can be good & bad. What I have found is that if you’re not open to it, you usually aren’t affected by it. Above all, you need to stay positive, unless you feel something bad. If you feel something bad, do not show fear (yes, this can be hard) and think of the “light” & your higher power or God, if you will. Ask him to intervene & always say (or think) get thee behind me Satan. Most of the time it is just a loved one (relative, friend or otherwise) popping in to check on you, soothe you or bring you a message. Keep an open mind & you may know who it is & feel comforted by it & also receive a message if that’s the purpose of the visit. Make no mistake people, they are among us at times they choose to be.

  14. GM

    Great article. I’ve spent a lot of time in Tombstone, Arizona, a town that is very haunted. Some is residual, some is intelligent. I’ve experienced phantom smells, such as cigar smoke in a building where no one has smoked in decades. I’ve also had a lot of weird anomalies show up in photos I’ve shot. If you spend a lot of time there you experience it, and you get used to it.

  15. Patty Stinson

    Can u tell me if my dad stephen Glenn woodruff & his mother are around me? I really don’t know if I believe or not


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