If you are dealing with paranormal events in your home or business, start keeping a journal. This will help us to determine frequency and significance of events and possible explanations. Keep as much information as possible in your journal such as the date and time of day and location where the event occurred. Give as much detailed information as possible including anyone else that witnessed the event.
What does "paranormal" mean?
Paranormal (pronunciation: par-uh-nawr-muhl) is defined by dictionary.com as something "of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena". So what exactly does this mean? In rough terms, anything that is unexplainable by science is considered "paranormal". Obviously, the boundaries of what is and is not considered paranormal can seem a bit blurred. The most basic way of defining paranormal is to say that it is something that is not normal.
Does PART believe orbs are evidence of the paranormal?
99.9% of the time orbs can be explained by natural phenomena or photographic effects such as lens flare. Orbs typically show up in still pictures or video recordings and are not seen with the naked eye at the time the images are captured. These phenomena are usually attributed to infrared light or visible light, from a camera flash, reflecting off dust, water particles, pollens, or some other airborne contaminant. To even consider an orb as paranormal in origin, we believe it needs to emit its own light and it has to show an intelligent flight path. If the orb emits its own light and shows an intelligent flight path, we call it a light anomaly. We have found these to be seen by the naked eye at the time of occurance where other orbs are never seen by the naked eye.
Can an item be haunted?
It is possible that objects can sometimes be haunted. We believe that hauntings are usually based on an emotional attachment; so if a living person was attached to an object, they may still be attached to it after their body dies. Sometimes the memory or energy of a specific event can be absorbed into an object, creating a residual haunting.
Do you cleanse a location of spirits?
First of all, if we are dealing with human spirits, they have the free will to go where ever they wish. They have the free will to cross into the light or refuse to cross over. They also can cross over and choose to visit from time to time. Human spirits need to be persuaded to leave and cleansing can be part of that process. If dealing with a human spirit, simply explaining how you feel and that they need to leave you alone is normally enough to remedy the situation. We have the ability to perform a ritual cleansing with Sage along with blessed salt and holy water and prayer, but we don't advertise this. PART will perform a ritual cleansing only at the request of the client. Cleansing will then only be done if we have gathered evidence showing that we are not dealing with something dark that was never human. We can provide Clergy if need be for more intense situations.
Should I try to do something about it on my own?
We have seen cases where homeowners started communicating with whatever it was by setting up video and audio recording devices and asking questions. Maybe they are communicating with a "nice" ghost. Maybe their "ghost" is only pretending to be nice just to gain their trust. Maybe this is something much darker. Activity increases and starts to become more violent in nature. Finding out what is going on is best left to someone with experience in these matters. Also please, DO NOT ATTEMPT to cleanse the home with sage. We have encountered situations where the entity was extremely dark and this made the situation more violent.
Can a ghost follow me?
There have been cases where an entity has followed a person from location to location. There have been instances where a family moves into a home and experiences paranormal events when there was no previous known history of paranormal activity. Sometimes the family will move to a new location only to discover that the entity in question has become attached to them or a family member for uncertain reasons and has followed them to their new home. However, this is rare.
Are you afraid of a ghost following you home?
The first thing we do is introduce ourselves and let the entities know that “We are here to communicate, but this is not an invitation for you to attach yourselves to us or follow us.”
We conduct our investigations in a respectful manner. Remember that spirits are people, too . . . be respectful.
Before we leave the investigation site, we inform the human spirits that they are not allowed to follow us home and they must remain at the location or go back to wherever they came from. For anything negative or dark that was never human, we command in the name of God that they remain at the location.
What is a hedge of protection?
In the first chapter of Job, God points out to Satan that Job is "blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil" (Job 1:8). Satan replies, "Does Job fear God for nothing?...Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?" It is common for Christians to adapt this verse and pray a "hedge of protection" around a friend or family member, but few people understand the original inspiration behind the phrase. In the time of the Old testament, wild animals were prevalent in the Middle East. A hedge of thorn bushes would be grown as a barrier of protection for living areas and livestock. Thorn bushes would be too dense to crawl through and too sharp to chew through. As Satan is compared to "a lion looking for someone to devour" (Peter 5:8), a thorn hedge is an appropriate metaphor for the protection God gives His followers.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Dear St. Michael, the Archangel, protect us, both body and soul from the Evil One, his followers and anyone who would approach us with malicious intent.
Protect us, our bodies, and our cars, as we travel about in our daily activities. Protect us, our bodies, our home, our property and possessions from all demonic retaliation.
Father, if there are unholy Angels in, on, near or around us. We nail and hold them fast and silence them. We decommission, bind and encapsulate them through the Power of the Shed Blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We bring them up to your presence immediately Lord to deal with as you see fit. May you fill any empty spaces and lonely places within us with your love and your light. Thank you Father, In Jesus' name. Amen.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Hedge Prayer for Protection of Self
And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?" Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nought? Hast thou not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. --Job 1:8-10]
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind. -- James 4:7-8
Trusting in the promise that whatever we ask the Father in Jesus' name He will do, I now approach You Father with confidence in Our Lord's words and in Your infinite power and love for me, and with the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, Blessed Archangel Michael, my guardian angel, with all the saints and angels of heaven, and Holy in the power of His blessed Name, as ask you Father to protect me and keep me from the harassment of the devil and his minions.
Father I ask that You build a hedge of protection around me, like that which surrounded Job, and to help me to keep that hedge repaired and the gate locked so that the devil and his minions have no access or means to breach the hedge except by your expressed will.
Father, I know that I am powerless against the spiritual forces of evil and recognize my utter dependence on You and Your power. Look with mercy upon me. Do not look upon my sins, O Lord; rather, look at the sufferings of your Beloved Son and see the Victim who's bitter passion and death has reconciled us to You. By the victory of the cross, protect me from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who wish to attack, influence, or breach Your hedge of protection in any way. Send them back to Hell and fortify Your Hedge for my protection by the blood of Your Son, Jesus. Send your Holy Angels to watch over me and protect me.
Father, all of these things I ask in the most holy name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank you, Father, for hearing my prayer. I love You, I worship You, I thank You and I trust in You. Amen.
Powerful Protection Prayer
Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and Almighty, You Who made everything and Who transforms everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the "seven-times hotter" furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our souls. You are the salvation of those who turn to You.
We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence and machination; every evil influence and all evil actions aimed against your servant. . . Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and come to our aid.
Help us, who are made in Your image, send the angel of peace over us, to protect us body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, "The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear?"
I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages. Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servant . . . from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect him by raising him above all evil. We ask you this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, Glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all yours saints. Amen."
Lord, You Who said, "I leave you peace, my peace I give you," grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy Your peace always. In the Name of Christ, our Lord. Amen."
To all negative energies and spirits: You have no power or authority over me. I am surrounded in white light in my heart, in my soul and in my mind. I am surrounded in white light around my body inside as well as out of my body.
If you feel you need help or advice, then contact someone in your area who is experienced in dealing with the paranormal or negative energy.