Following the death of their body, a soul (aka spirit) who doesn’t transition to the other side, starts to feel a depletion of their energy. The self-preservation instinct kicks in, and as a result, the spirit decides to steal energy from a living person by attaching itself to the living person’s body or energetic field. If a soul attaches itself to you, you may start to experience constant anxiety, panic attacks, depression, intrusive thoughts, powerful negative emotions, mood swings, insomnia, lack of energy, poor memory, addiction, and many other common symptoms of spirit attachment.
Spirits can be responsible for many illnesses, both mental and physical, resulting in strong negative emotions, poor interpersonal relationships, and life breakdowns on different levels—mental, financial, and health-related. Depending on the personality of the person possessed, possession or attachment can manifest itself in many ways in the conscious and subconscious mind.
You can find more information about the most common symptoms of spirit attachment here:
Absolutely. It is not uncommon for spirits to often manipulate people who are possessed and make them do things they would never do in their “normal” state of mind.
In most cases, the possessing spirit is that of a family member, friend, or acquaintances of a loved one. It is very rare for a random or unknown spirit to attach to someone that they do not know.
In most cases they are afraid. They do not know what will happen to them after death and they are often afraid that they would be punished or they would be condemned to "hell." Sometimes they are not even aware that they are dead, and other times they simply do not want to give up their life. As a result, they possess people to steal their energy in order to live.
There are also many other reasons, which are all explained in detail in Dr. Pratnicka’s book, Possessed by Ghosts Chapter: Why do Souls Stay Behind?
This is rather a complicated question, because there are various factors at play. Spirits feed off, and are attracted by, our negative emotions. Most people attract them when they experience powerful negative emotions during stressful life events (ex. death of a loved one, divorce, martial separation, personal injury or illness, dismissal from work, etc.). Other negative factors attract spirits, as well. For example, holding grudges, feelings of guilt, use of alcohol or drugs, while summoning ghosts (ex. playing with Ouija Board), while living in a haunted house, or during spiritual healing practices. People raised in abusive environments, where there was no love, are also more susceptible.
Yes, children and babies can also be possessed by spirits. Spirit attachment can happen to anybody and it has nothing to do with their age. Since children wear their hearts on their sleeves, it makes it easy to determine whether they could be dealing with spirit attachment. Such children will behave differently. Some will be sluggish, sad, depressed, isolated, feeling cold and fatigued, have frequent crying bouts, experience constant stomachaches or headaches, and be unwilling to play with other children. Others may behave quite the opposite. They will be aggressive, cause trouble in school and at home, and be impossible to calm down.
You will find additional information in Wanda’s book, Possessed by Ghosts Chapter: Problems with our Children.
There are many symptoms. We described them in detail here:
When a spirit is already attached to our body, it is NOT possible to get rid of it on our own. At that moment, our vibrations are too low, and even access to angels or other enlightened beings are blocked. Only an exorcist or another skilled person can remove spirits from a possessed person.
People subconsciously always know that they are possessed. We also offer check-up services.
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We would not recommend that you attempt to remove spirits from the living by yourself. It can be extremely dangerous. You could become possessed yourself and suffer, both mentally and physically, or worse.
It is rather impossible to determine that because time does not exist in the world of spirits, aka astral world. Also, in most cases, spirits believe that they are still alive and therefore would not be willing or able to answer that question.
You can find an answer to this question by yourself. Think about when you started to experience any symptoms or started to feel differently. There is a possibility that spirits attached themselves to you when you first started to feel negative symptoms. Also, it often happens after the death of a loved one, or when we go through stressful events in life.
Yes, this can occur. When spirits are attached to a house, there might be constant problems with the house. For example: pipes breaking or leakages. There could also be an odor in the home that is impossible to remove. People who reside at homes where spirits are attached will often feel drained of energy. They could hear noises, knocking sounds, or household items may go missing. Additionally, spirits often attach to people (including children) who reside at haunted houses. We receive many phone calls and emails each week from people who believe that there are spirits in their home, but after taking a closer look, we find that spirits have already possessed them. People often try to get rid of spirits using holy water, smudging, burning white candles, Feng Shui, or rice and salt. In most cases, we find these methods to be unsuccessful.
You will find additional information in Wanda’s book, Possessed by Ghosts Chapter: Haunted Houses.
If spirits are attached to the place where a business is conducted, they will most likely drive customers away. As a result, such businesses will constantly encounter financial problems. In addition, this could create an unpleasant atmosphere among workers, causing them to quit or get sick. The business structure itself may have constant problems with electricity, pipes, foul odors, etc.
For more information on this topic please refer to Wanda Pratnicka’s book “Possessed by Ghosts” Chapter: A word about business.
Yes, they can. Spirits are often resigned and have little energy. If such a spirit possesses the living, he or she would have the same feelings and emotions. This can lead to depression, which is an increasing phenomenon in western societies. Sometimes spirits are envious of the living and persuade people to commit suicide. They think that if they are not alive, then the possessed should die as well.
Yes. Many people who are dealing with spirit attachment will experience sleeping difficulties. Spirits don’t have a need for sleep like humans. When a person wants to fall asleep, spirits will keep them awake or wake them up shortly after falling asleep.
Yes, spirit attachment is often responsible for internal vibrations that you can’t see, but you can feel them. Some people describe it as if an electric current is flowing throughout their body. We find that many people prior to experiencing such symptoms, have partaken in spiritual healing or other alternative therapies.
When a spirit is attached to a person, it will often send negative energy to anybody who comes in contact with such person. As a result, people tend to avoid people who have a spirit attached because they can subconsciously sense negative energy from them. Others could also react to them negatively, be argumentative, or be unpleasant without any apparent reason. Our clients often complain that they are unable to maintain relationships because people often disappear from their lives or they are treated poorly everywhere they go.
For more information, please read our blog post: Spirit aka Entity Attachment in Relationships.
Yes, they can. If a ghost, during his or her life was accustomed to living in poverty, the person they possess or become attached to can make poor financial decisions. Essentially, everything that the ghost experienced in his or her life while alive, can also become your reality, too. This not only effects finances, but relationships, health, intelligence, daily habits, language, emotional states, and more. Additionally, some people find themselves unable to work, because of their severe symptoms and as a result incur financial problems.
All ghosts who did not pass to the other side and remain stuck among the living are dangerous to human beings, because they need to steal our energy in order to survive. They also want to steal our body in order to find a vehicle to fulfill their own desires like sex, addictions, power, etc.
Some people acquired certain skills by having spirits attached to themselves. For example, if a spirit spoke a foreign language when they were alive, there is a chance that the living person will be able to speak that language without ever studying it. Others gain psychic powers and gain the ability to predict what will happen in the near future.
In all these circumstances—without any exceptions—you have to be aware that even if you believe that you have gained something from having spirits attached, you are losing a lot more at the same time. Most likely, you are losing your emotional and physical health. We could compare this deal you think you are making with a spirit to the proverbial saying, “Selling your soul to the devil”.
Spirit guides or any other enlightened beings will NEVER pressure a human to do anything, use bad language, or talk negatively about others or yourself. It is an independent connection based on pure LOVE. Spirits, on the other hand, usually will try to pressure humans to curse or talk negatively. Thoughts are usually intrusive and it’s hard to turn them off. Spirits can manipulate and try to persuade a person that they are Jesus, Buddha, Mother Mary, etc.
If you experience a range of these symptoms (please see the link below), most likely you are communicating with spirits, and not enlightened beings:
Yes, we do believe in God. Everything that we do is intended to help people and lost souls, who for various reasons did not depart to God and to the place where they should be after death. We are NOT affiliated with any specific religion. We help people from various religious backgrounds and a person’s religion doesn’t conflict with our spirit removal process. Despite different religious beliefs among people, we all experience negative consequences of spirit attachment in the very same manner. For example, a Catholic person feels the anxiety or chronic fatigue in the same way as a Jewish person. Similarly, a sense of relief or joy after spirits are led away is felt in the same way by Catholics, Jews, Muslims, etc.
Unfortunately, no. Spirits have their own free will and one cannot make them do something they do not want to do. One can only explain to the spirit what is the best solution for both, them and the living, which in some cases can persuade them to leave.
Spirits can travel to different places, but prefer places and people with a similar vibration. For instance, if a spirit is attached to the material world, he/she would be drawn to people who have the same affection. Spirits can move very fast, almost with the speed of thought. For example, a spirit who has died in Australia could be attracted to someone in America who shares a similar emotional problem (similar vibration). A few seconds later, the spirit would find itself in America.
Yes, it is. Summoned spirits usually end up possessing people who participated in summoning games. These cases of possession are often hard to treat. Spirits feel as if they were “invited,” so they have no intention of leaving. Summoning games are unfortunately very popular among young people. We receive many requests for help from people who, for example, played with an Ouji Board. Even people who don’t actively participate in a game—but just observe it—could end up becoming possessed.
For more information on this topic please refer to Wanda Pratnicka’s book “Possessed by Ghosts” Chapter: Summoning Ghosts.
You definitely should NOT talk to spirits who did not cross to the other side. They will hear you and they will come to you. Talking to spirits is equal to summoning them, which is very dangerous even if the spirit is a loved one. When someone dies, he or she still has their same personality, but the emotions of spirits who did not go to the other side strongly intensify. The world in which the spirits reside is built from human emotions, desires, lusts, etc. That is why we should be aware that, for example, our beloved grandmother is not the same grandmother who we knew during her lifetime, and that both physical or mental suffering should be expected if we become possessed by her. In almost all cases, help from an exorcist is needed when a spirit has decided not to transition to the other side.
Yes. Spiritual practices are becoming more and more popular in the western world. Each one of these practices should be approach with caution because it could open someone to spirit attachment. Practices aimed at speeding up spiritual development or gaining psychic abilities are particularly dangerous when it comes to spirit attachment. Also, any practices that aim at contacting spirits, such as channeling, should be definitely avoided.
For more information on this topic, please read our blog post: Can Spirit Possess a Person After Spiritual Practices?
Yes. When we are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we can easily become possessed. Spirits know when a person is not in full control of their body and mind, and they will use that opportunity to attach to the living. Most heavy users of alcohol or drugs have multiple spirits attached. These are usually spirits of former addicts (as per the universal rule of attraction: like attracts like). As a result, people will not only deal with their own desire to drink, but also with the spirit's desire as well. This is also the reason why many addicts find it so hard to quit—because their desire for substance use is doubled by the spirit's desire.
For more information on this topic please refer to Wanda Pratnicka’s book “Possessed by Ghosts” Chapter: Addictions.
You can also read our blog post: Spirit Attachment & Addiction and our interview with SF Yoga Magazine: Understanding Exorcism Today: Do Spirits Play a Role in Addiction.
Many people believe that they are being possessed by demons or extraterrestrials. Based on the tens of thousands of cases we have dealt with, we can confidently state that people can only be possessed by spirits (souls of people who passed away but didn’t transition to the other side). Spirits know our thoughts and emotions. If we are afraid of demons, spirits will try to manipulate and convince us that we are being possessed by demons. If we are terrified of extraterrestrials, they will try to convince us that we are being possessed by ETs. Spirits don’t want to be discovered and will conceal their identities.
It is possible for spirits to rape people. It feels no different than a rape committed by a human being. The only difference is that the rapist is invisible. Such spirits are usually attracted to people who have unfulfilled sexual desires or unresolved sexual wounds. For example, people who feel lonely, deprived of intimacy, and addicted to pornography have tendencies to attract such spirits. We also find that people who have been sexually molested in their childhood may often attract spirits. There is another group of people who consciously agree to have sex with a spirit. Soon they discover that the spirit desires to have sex on a frequent basis and on its own terms. This is typically when people seek help because they become overwhelmed with their situation.
For more information on this topic please refer to Wanda Pratnicka’s book “Possessed by Ghosts” Chapter: Rapes.
The answer is quite simple, although only a few people realize it. Before the Inquisition, most people knew the truth about ghosts—the souls of the dead—they also knew how to deal with them. The Inquisition (also referred to as the “Holy Inquisition”) incorrectly taught them that possessions are the workings of Satan. Those who didn’t agree with this theory were silenced in cruel ways. Some were burned alive, others had their bones broken on the wheel, and others were drowned with a stone tied around their necks. Even the clergy were forbidden to exorcise and all the books on exorcisms were burned so that there was no trace of this knowledge. In spite of these dangers, a few brave men and women broke the ban and helped the possessed ones. Thanks to this small handful of heroes, the truth has survived to this day.
For more information on this topic please refer to Wanda Pratnicka’s book “Possessed by Ghosts” Chapter: Exorcisms.
You can also read our blog post: Why Spirit Possession is Still a Taboo Subject.
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"Ghost", USA, 1990, with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg.
The film describes the adventures of a man who dies unexpectedly and leads the life of a ghost. The film depicts the existence after death for a person who has suddenly died. It's worth watching it to see how we will perceive ourselves and our surroundings after death, and what choices we'll be presented with.
"The Sixth Sense", USA, 1999, with Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.
The film tells the story of a young boy who possesses "the sixth sense", or the chakra of the third eye, which enables him to see ghosts. This excellent film demonstrates the truth and facts in a very realistic way. The boy sees the world of ghosts, but at the same time, he can't share this knowledge with anyone for fear that he will frighten those around him or be regarded mentally unfit.
"Charlie St. Cloud", USA, 2010. with Zac Efron and Kim Basinger.
This movie describes the story of a boy who, after suffering the loss of his brother, receives visits from him in the astral plane. The movie also includes a romantic story with a woman who contacts her lover in the spiritual body. This is an interesting and very realistic story about life after death, and the communication between the living and the deceased.
"The Last Sign", USA, 2005, with Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth.
Andie MacDowell portrays a woman who is tormented by the ghost of her abusive, alcoholic husband, who tries to contact her in many ways. She must come to terms with the past in order to find peace and love. Tim Roth plays her deceased husband, who shows us that hate can live on after death, and that forgiveness is the only way to overcome the chains that bind ghosts and the living together. The movie is both excellent and truthful.
"The Others", USA, 2001, with Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, and Christopher Eccleston.
The film describes the story of a mother and her three children living in a house haunted by ghosts. An excellent film. We won't describe it any further because we don't want to give away the very surprising ending.
"Restless Spirits", Canada, 1999, with Juliana Wimbles and Lothaire Bluteau.
A film that deals with the adventures of two pilots in the twenties who died in a plane accident but don't realize that they are no longer alive. Every day they repeat and relive the moment of their deaths. It's only when they meet a little girl who has the gift of being able to see ghosts, that they are led to understand what really happened more than fifty years earlier.
"Just Like Heaven", USA, 2005, with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo.
Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) is a dedicated, workaholic doctor who gets into a car accident and becomes a ghost stuck between heaven and earth. She doesn't recognize this fact and thinks nothing has happened until she meets David (Mark Ruffalo), a lonely architect, who rents her old apartment. When David sees Elizabeth's ghost, he thinks he's going crazy and tries to get rid of her, but she won't go away. Finally, David tries to find out who Elizabeth once was, and is very surprised with his discovery. An amusing and very truthful movie.
"What Dreams May Come", USA, 1998, with Robin Williams and Annabella Sciorra.
A movie about the fate of a hero who dies in a tragic accident and his resulting adventures after "death" in the world of ghosts. A very worthwhile film which depicts "life after death" in a very transparent and real manner.
"A Beautiful Mind", USA, 2001, with Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly.
This film is based on authentic facts and depicts the life of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, who was also a schizophrenic, that had been possessed by ghosts. John Forbes Nash believes the ghosts which have possessed him to be real. This causes him to become increasingly disturbed and left with great suffering. This comes to an end only at the moment when he resolves to release the ghosts once and for all.
"Defending Your Life", USA, 1991, with Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks.
An excellent film describing the fate of a man who, after death, comes to a beautiful township inhabited by people who have also died. This group of the dead undergo a process of "verification" which aims to answer the question if they must return to the Earthly School, or if they have matured sufficiently to lead a further life in heaven. An enjoyable comedy based on the truth.