You Can’t See Them But We All Have Them

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I received a phone call today from a woman whose house I had previously cleared of earthbound spirits. She was excited about a video she had. The video depicts lots of spirit orbs flying around in her house. She wanted me to come over to her house to see the video stating “you’re not going to believe what you see”.

I appreciated the fact that she wanted me to see the video and that there was a lot of spirit activity on it. The thing that this lady and many others don’t realise is that The Paranormal Explorers (my husband Ben and I) have 20+ videos with incredible spirit activity on them. The fact is in everyone’s home there is always a spirit or two drifting in and out of it.
In my own house we have set up the infrared video system and have Grand Central Station in the living room. Lots and lots of spirit orbs flying around. Nothing scary, just part of what the universe is about. If we could see what is actually around us in the metaphysical way, it would probably assault our mental faculties to the point where we would go crazy. This does not mean my house or other places are haunted. It just means lifestyle, psychic energies, and other factors attract free spirits to pop in and take a peek at what you’re doing.
Most of the time, I can see little wisps of things flying by while I sit in the living room watching TV. I have never had any negative spirits in my house, never anything scary happen. Just the usual spirit imitating my husband’s voice calling me, TV turning on and off, noises like items crashing down, things going missing and then reappearing or never appearing at all.
I try to explain to the people to whose place I go to investigate that there isn’t anything to be afraid of. When we set up the infrared video, the majority of the homes have spirit activity appear immediately on camera. When the homeowners view this, most seem to have a spiritual epiphany or awakening. It’s gratifying to see. Lots of “oooooos” and “ahhhhhhs” and excited “oh, look at that one” and “oh my god that’s incredible”. It allays their fears and creates understanding of the ‘unknown’.
And some of these spirits like being on camera. Cheeeeeeese.
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How Do You Know If Your House Is Haunted?

As a paranormal investigator and spirit remover, I get e-mails and messages from people about what’s going on in their house. A lot of them start with “You’re going to think I’m crazy but…” Of course they are not crazy. (with the exception of the ones who are hearing hundreds of voices which is usually a psychological thing) But, they are being driven crazy with the weird activities taking place in their own house.
Everyone has an instinct about when something isn’t quite right in their home. You feel something is watching you or you are not alone.

Here are some of the signs that people have had that tells them there’s something else in their house besides leftovers and pets…

  • Items that belong to you have gone unexplainably missing or they show up in places that you would never have put them.
  • You hear noises that have no rational explanation to them like moaning, whispering, scratching, and your name being called by someone unrecognizable.
  • You feel something brush by you like cold air or a jello-like feeling.
  • You feel something touch you or pull your hair and no one is there. Or, you have a “cobwebby” feeling on your face or arms and yet there are no spider webs around.
  • You see images, usually shadow-like; go by, out of the corner of your eye. Some people see mist-like formations in the room or, very rarely, glowing round floating balls of energy termed “orbs”.
  • The temperature in an area or a room becomes unusually cold for no reason. Even turning on the fireplace or furnace does nothing to warm that area up. If you see your breath you know you haven’t paid your gas bill, you’re in the presence of a strong spirit, or,  you’re in the “Exorcist”. Sometimes there is an opposite change where the temperature goes up 10 degrees and heats up the room.
  • Your pets or children will not stay or go into a certain room. They usually have the capabilities of seeing ghosts, unlike most adults who are in a state of disbelief, denial or just not sensitive enough.
  • Unusual conflicts that come up between people and odd changes in personality; insomnia because you feel something is going to happen if you close your eyes. Some people are awoken between 3:00 and 3:30 am by spirits. I don’t know why that is such a special time for them. I think it comes down to your psychic portal being more open because you are physically relaxed and have hit a certain REM state.
  • Feeling ill but you don’t know what is making you sick. Strange or disgusting smells that are coming from closets, basements, bedrooms and there is no rotting garbage or any other rational explanations for the smell. We have to be careful with this one because there are too many real physical things that could be causing it.
  • My favorite one is a person waking up in bed and looking up towards the ceiling and seeing a spirit hovering over them. I’m sure that scares the bejeezus out of anyone. I’ve seen one standing in the corner of a bedroom in the night, when I was seventeen. I was wide awake. It was almost 7 feet high, dressed in a black coat and hat and I couldn’t see any face.  Eeeew. That particular thing would never disturb me now, but back then I almost wet the bed.
    You have to be 100% awake for that because in our sleep states we can rise to a certain level of sleep where we are barely conscious and see weird forms that aren’t there and have a paralysis of our body. That’s not paranormal.

Our Adorable Orbs

Enlarged Orb

In all the investigations into the paranormal we have done, the most exciting evidence is usually the capture of orbs on film and EVP’s on digital. There is a division in the paranormal investigating community as to the veracity that orbs are or are not souls or spirits. I lean toward the belief that they are indeed souls of the departed, and the evidence on video and digital sound files have solidified that belief for me.

We (The Paranormal Explorers) are usually talking to them as we are shooting video or taking pictures and digital voice recordings. We have even asked if they would please form some ectoplasm for us to see; and seconds after, a white cloudy mass formed right in front of the infrared video camera.

Tyrrell Museum Orb

I often talk to spirits as I am traveling outside or in a building, and ask if they would kindly let me take their picture. The small LED screen on the camera doesn’t always show if I have activity captured on the digital camera, and at times I admit I get very frustrated. But when the camera finally gets downloaded into the computer, then all the great pictures come out with various paranormal activity. And the pictures have coincided with my plea to the spirits to let me capture them on digital. No, I have never begged. Jeez.

Colored Orbs in Edmonton Cemetery

An Example of Snow Not Orbs

We  have always carefully analyzed the pictures to make sure the orbs were not dust, insects, moisture, atmospheric conditions like snow, spores or pollen, or light refractions.

Every time, these factors get eliminated when the pictures are enlarged and examined, and the location also is taken into consideration. I have been fortunate enough to see orbs with my own naked eye fly by my feet or my head, and they bear no resemblance to dust or any kind of insect. They are perfectly round balls of energy that are infinitely larger than insects. Some of them are the size of a baseball all the way up to basketball size. And colors! All kinds of colors of which I don’t know what each one represents. Chakra energy? Mood colors?

One parapsychologist (who will remain nameless), suggested that I am creating all of these orbs with my mind, that he did not feel they were spirits or anything truly paranormal. I stated that it would be impossible for me to create orbs with animal and human faces in them, and the dozens of orbs that travel at varying speeds towards our infrared lens in different sizes and brightness levels. He did seem taken aback by the statement we had caught orbs with faces in them on picture and video.

Orb With OpeningSuper Enlarged Orb

 I believe that orbs are vehicles for spirit energies. They are similar to atomic particles with the aura and mass inside. The puzzling thing I’m coming across now is seeing orbs with these openings. I don’t know what they are, but I’m going to try and explore this further.

Orb With Opening