Ghosts typically tend to stay where it is familiar to them such as the house they owned when they were alive or a family member’s home. Sometimes they keep close to a particular place that they really liked or someplace that attracts them. Other times they hang out at the cemetery they were buried at, although rare or haunt the streets, etc. The majority of ghosts are not bound to any particular place or thing and if that is where they stay all of the time, it is of their own free will or from the lack of clarity to realize more than the state of consciousness they are aware of and the level of the energy they are residing in. Remember that a ghost retains information from their last life and does not move on to another realm as they choose to stay attached to the Earth planes. Of course there are exceptions to this where an Earth spirit could be bound either unwillingly or by an Earthly tie.
When a house is haunted by a ghost, this entity can follow you all over the house, go out for a ride in your car with you, go with you to visit a family member or friend, hang out at the bar with you, jump in on the fun at a dance and party night, watch you sleep, read your diary or just bum around the house. They usually have free rein to roam. Most ghosts – just like us, want privacy or to at least feel that they have privacy so they may choose an empty bedroom or a place that is not used much such as an attic or a basement. They won’t stick exclusively to the area they choose as their sanctuary. They will roam a lot in the middle of the night when you are sleeping because they won’t have to worry about you.
Photo by Glenn Williams
There are ghosts that will only stay in one part of the house and not roam at all anywhere else. They seem to stay in that area exclusively and never stray from it – even if you have lived in the house for 17 years – as I did, and still, they stick like glue to one place. One of my ghosts stayed only on my staircase. In all of those years, the ghost to whom we refer to as ‘the boy on the stairs’ never left the stairs.
When you encounter a ghost like this, the likely scenario is that their world, or the dwelling they are haunting is located in a different realm altogether. When their world intersects with ours, this is when you see them. This is what is known as a dimensional overlap. The ghost will be in their own realm but it is unlike a ghost that is attached to the Earth plane. Even though a ghost on the Earth plane is in its own realm – it is a result of them not moving on to where they are supposed to go upon death. The difference is that a ghost you see from a dimensional overlap isn’t usually a ghost at all. They are usually live beings living in their own world, their own dimension and plane of existence. There is a brief moment in time where time and space overlap. If the frequency and vibration are just right – a small gap appears. This happens more than you might think but to witness it is another thing. It is very rare to actually witness a being from a dimensional overlap. You might see an overlap but it usually occurs so quickly you will never know. It may not look like anything at all or perhaps you may think you saw something quickly but then just shrugged it off – kind of like when you see the shadow out of the corner of your eye – only it is right in front of you and may appear to look like a haze or a distortion. Even more rare would be the opportunity to see a being from that overlap but it has been done many times. What is even more amazing is when you and the being from that other world see each other for that amazing once in a lifetime moment or manage to capture that rare photograph.
Dimensional overlap of a person
A ‘ghost’ that strictly remains in one area of the house or building could very likely be from an area where two worlds meet, intersect briefly, and open. This would be one of those rare areas that have several resonating characteristics in order for this to continually occur. This could occur because of the rights conditions being present or with the right conditions combined with the energy of the entity involved. This entity – or who you view as a ghost – may have one or more contributing factors that allows the gap in time/space to overlap and/or open.
The picture below shows an example of a dimensional overlap.
Photo by Augustine Towonsing
Geomagnetic activity seems to be another contributing factor for the phenomenon of dimensional overlap as well as accounting for the frequency and force of ghostly activity. Things such as the gravitational influence of the new and full moons – which directly affect geomagnetic vitality, and solar flares and storms – tend to give rise to dimensional shifts which can lead to overlaps.
A lot of pictures that show dimensional overlaps look like blurry out of focus pictures that may have been exposed too long or that have one or more photographic quirks. Many of them appear to look like a double exposure but they are not.
Some of the entities that you may be lucky enough to observe will let you know that they are observing you as well. I remember many years ago I saw a photograph where two people were on a tour of a very old building and they got a picture of a dimensional overlap and a young man that came through. You could see from the look on the young man’s face that he was very surprised to see the girls. This overlap allowed the young man to see into our world and briefly see the two ladies that took the picture, however, the ladies didn’t see the young man until they had the picture developed.
The entity – or young teenage boy that I had on my steps knew we were there and we were aware of him as well but only at certain times would this overlap occur. The overlap was situated in a location where several criteria was present more than usual in order for this to happen several times a year. He never left the stairway – not one time in 17 years. That is where the dimension opened and the only place he could witness our world. There was interaction between him and our family members as well as a neighbor that came over to assist my son in bringing a new piece of furniture upstairs. The boy was encountered at the top of the steps and our neighbor jumped over the piece of furniture and ran out of the house.
Photo by Augustine Towonsing
Dimensional overlaps are becoming more frequent than they have ever been yet they are still hard to come across. Your camera has a better chance of finding them than you do but that doesn’t mean that you won’t ever come across them. They can appear at anytime, anywhere – just like portals can.
Your world can open up to another dimension and you may be the one that is being observed and you will probably never know it.
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Thanks for reading. Blessings.
There certainly isn’t anything funny or entertaining about death as it is a very touchy and sorrowful subject but cemeteries are intriguing to say the least. As a paranormal investigator and psychic, I spend a lot of time in many cemeteries – especially in the middle of the night. There are all kinds of cemeteries but most of them are found to be a peaceful place to clear your mind or get in touch with yourself as you pay your respects to the deceased.
I wanted to share some cemeteries and stories with you as I found them to be interesting.
In the picture below, you can see that the person buried there may have not been so trustworthy. The tombstone says, 'Here lays my husband Tom – now I know where he is at night.'
Here is another one - if someone was going through all the trouble to name their cat Manson and claiming he was evil – I suppose this would be an appropriate headstone.
In 1933, a woman dressed all in blue was out walking the streets of Willoughby, Ohio on a very cold night – It was Christmas Eve to be exact. The poor woman got struck and killed by a passenger train. They couldn’t identify her body when they found her. They only items found on her was ninety cents in her purse and a train ticket to Pennsylvania. They buried her in the village cemetery and took up a collection to erect the headstone below. It took about 60 years to find out that the young woman was Josephine Kimczak that resided in Pennsylvania. A foot stone that has her name engraved was donated at her grave site after discovering her identity.
A popular and very somber cemetery is located in Brussels called the Cimetière de Laeken. It serves as the resting place of many of Belium’s rich and famous. The statues and the way this place is set up can be considered either really awesome – or super creepy. Check some of these out.
The Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, located in Midlothian, Illinois is host to quite a bit of ghostly activity and is therefore a very sought out location for ghost enthusiasts and paranormal investigators. This cemetery was built in 1840 and was originally called the Everdon Cemetery with only 82 plots, many of them left unused.
This cemetery is famous for the sightings of the white lady supposedly captured in this popular ghost picture below. She was buried next to her deceased child and many claim that they saw her walking through the cemetery holding her child. Another incident that occurs is the sighting of a phantom farmhouse that appears on the gravel road by the cemetery. It appears as if it were a solid house and then it will just disappear before your eyes. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of a farmer and his horse that are still plowing the fields. They both perished when they accidentally fell into a lagoon and drowned. This tragic accident took place in 1870. There have even been sightings of a monk that walks through the cemetery. Others have witnessed shadow figures and disembodied voices.
There have been some pretty weird and disturbing things reported in cemeteries.
At a very old cemetery that existed before the 16th century and had wooden crosses for headstones, a cemetery attendant was cleaning up and found hairs coming up from the ground. They reported it to the cemetery association and they supposedly had to rebury the remains.
In a small town, there is a jar that remains on a gravesite that was there for decades. It is said that what is inside of this jar is a fetus.
There have been other reports from people who have found candles, beads, and other ritualistic items on and encircling graves.
Another interesting story was of a couple whose resting place is in a mausoleum. The husband passed away first and was placed in the mausoleum. In this instance, the mausoleum could be sealed and then reopened to place other body – such as a spouse - in behind them and resealed. The husband was buried with fresh real flowers. Many years later, they opened the mausoleum when his wife died. The found that the fresh flowers that he was buried with were still fresh – like they were just recently placed there.
This is an interesting cemetery – pretty creepy by the looks of it. This is the Nokher Cemetery located in the Kopet Dag mountains in Turkmenistan. The graves are marked with mountain goat horns that are believed to ward off evil. Even some of the villages doorways have mountain goat heads to keep them protected since these goats are considered sacred due to their strength and endurance.
From 1890 to 1900, an organization called The Woodman of the World – or WOW provided free gravestone markers for their members through their insurance but they had to agree to place the WOW logo on the gravestone.
Up until the 1830s, most headstones faced east/west so their head would face west and their feet east allowing them to rise up and face the sun when they were reborn.
There is a happy little cemetery called the Merry Cemetery in Romania that has very colorful gravestones. Many have pictures of a scene from their lives. These are made of wood with a hand-painting. There are over 800 of these gravestones in this cemetery.
There is certainly nothing funny about death but many people that have passed on wanted to leave a little smile on faces as they kept their sense of humor till the very end.
Here are some tombstones showing that humor. May angels bless all those who pass and assist them in settling into their new lives.
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It’s 4:08 in the morning and Janet is sound asleep in bed as are her husband and young son. They had just moved into their home three days ago but it is so cozy and comfortable, it took no time at all to adjust to their new surroundings. They knew they were going to be very happy. The night was quiet and peaceful. The days ahead would be spent emptying boxes and organizing everything.
A little over two weeks have passed since they finished unpacking and getting the house together. They were feeling comfortable and getting used to all the new noises of a new area and home. That night, at 4:53 am, they all jolted awake by a loud scream. Their little son began to cry as he was scared at the foreign noise. The young couple sat up asking each other what they heard to compare what they though abruptly awoke them. They agreed that it sounded like a woman screaming. It was very disheartening to say the least. The man walked over to the window and took a look outside but everything was very still and quiet. They woman went to her son to console him and get him back to sleep. The rest of the night was uneventful as was the next night and the ones to follow.
Eventually the young family forgot all about that scream that they knew came from right inside of their home but refused to put any belief in that. About a year had passed and the family was well adjusted and enjoying their lives. One night, at 4:42 am, Janet woke up as she thought she heard something and sat up in bed to listen. Everything was quiet. She made a quick visit to the restroom and while she was in there, she heard what sounded like heavy footsteps running the length of the upstairs hallway right past the bathroom that she was in. Just jumped up thinking her son was awake and went to check in on him but he was sound asleep – so was her husband. She sat in bed perplexed because she knew she just heard those footsteps. Come to think of it, they were very heavy so it couldn’t have been her son. She then jumped at the sound of something banging on the bedroom wall. Janet’s husband started to stir from that sound. Janet was pretty frightened and shook her husband to wake him. The time was now 4:48 am. Janet held on to her husband as she told him about the footsteps and the bang on the wall that made him stir. Then she recalled the noise that made her wake up but didn’t know what that was. 4:50 am - Janet’s husband was so tired, he told his wife it was probably just her imagination and to go back to sleep. He rolled over and closed his eyes. Janet felt too scared to sleep. She lay down but couldn’t close her eyes. It was dead quiet and she felt alone with her overactive imagination and a foreboding feeling just crawled right up her spine. 4:53 am – it felt like the longest three minutes of her life but it did not disappoint. A woman’s scream filled the room. It made Janet scream as well and shook her husband out of his sleep. Janet was shaking as she knew that the scream was at close range. Her husband said it must have come from outside but Janet knew that it was from right inside of their bedroom. The worst feeling came over her as she clung onto her husband. He got out of bed and checked throughout the house but there was no one there.
Every year on March 5th, Janet, her husband and son would experience these sounds and the woman’s scream. There was never any other activity, never any sightings, never any feelings of being watched or strange noises going on. The only ghostly activity that would ever occur in their house was on March 5th, every year.
This is a typical residual haunting. The ghost will usually play out their part in something that has happened or you could witness them walking, doing something or hear noises such as screaming. The big thing to keep in mind is that this type of haunting is really not a haunting at all. There is no ghost – just ghostly episodes. They can range from small noises that are hardly noticeable to what can seem like violence or despair.
A residual haunting happens where there is an incident that contains a strong emotional burst of energy which becomes an imprint and then replays itself like a movie. There is no ghost at all – in most cases. These types of hauntings are usually somehow tied into space and time where they are set up to play – or release the energy burst on the anniversary of an event or a cycle of time. Let’s take the true story about Janet and her family – a tragic event happened at a house that used to stand in the exact same place as their home. That house was knocked down and a new home built in its place. The old house was leveled over 8 years ago. With some research, it was discovered that a woman was murdered at approximately 4:53 am. There was blood in the upstairs hallway and in one of the rooms on the same level.
As you can tell, this was indeed a very frightening experience that releases a huge amount of negative emotion. This emotion imprinted itself and now replays on the anniversary of the woman’s death. The woman did not appear to be lingering in the house. If she was, she more than likely would not spend all of her energy screaming one time a year and then not show herself or do anything else at all. While it is true that a lot of resident ghosts will become dormant – it is usually unlikely in a case where there is a restless or upset spirit.
Residual hauntings can occur yearly, monthly, weekly or even daily. The energy that is discharged on each occurrence will eventually dissipate over a very long period of time – could be hundreds of years until it fades off and complete goes away unless the entity is directly connected. I have seen cases where the ghost of the tragic occurrence still occupies the dwelling or the space it was once in where the event took place. In this case, although it does seem to be more rare – perhaps because the event took place so long ago, if the spirit wondered or more likely, found its way to the light – the ghost will actually ‘haunt’ the dwelling and not just let the burst of energy do all of the work. You will get typical haunting signs like flickering lights and other electrical happenings, voices, footsteps, etc.
A ghost can both haunt a house and have part of their tragic ending play out for you to witness at the same time. Just the consistent recurrence of the event is a big sign of a residual haunting but another is that the ghost will not ever notice you and they will never interact with you.
There are a few theories about how a residual haunting can store its energy. One theory is called the stone tape theory where rocks and other types of natural materials used in construction will absorb strong emotional energy. These materials can hold on to this energy and then be triggered to play back under mysterious conditions. A tape is an object that can be imprinted with vibration so certain psychic researchers compared the phenomena with a tape and thus the stone-tape theory came to life.
Another theory is that this phenomena is closely associated with psychometry which is the ability to ‘read’ the energy of an object; however, this would only allow certain individuals to witness the residual playback. Yes, there have been many times where several people can be in one room and one 3 out of 8 will see a specter. With a ‘real ghost’, they can pick and choose who to show themselves too – or at least most of them can learn to do that. With the psychometry theory, only psychically sensitive people would be able to do sense or see the ghost and this is just not the case. No, not everyone may witness the occurrence but most of the time, they will.
The Society for Psychical Research has a similar theory of ‘place memory’ where the building's materials could ‘record’ the energy but the ‘playback’ would only be witnessed by gifted people.
Others believe that this type of haunting occur in places where there is an underground water source or that contains an abundant amount of limestone and/or quartz. This would be all fine and all, and sure, all of these things can certainly hold energy but these hauntings can happen even when there is nothing but wide open spaces.
As far as the playback, it could be very similar to what happens with ghost lights, where energy is stored or produced by a combination of elements like magnetite and quartz which can release electrical energy when it is combined with water during a storm or when the dew-point is higher.
While this is a decent theory, it would not account for the fact that most residual hauntings behave like clockwork - they run on a cycle just like the above situation - yearly on a particular day and time. Every year on that day, the atmospheric conditions are different, electromagnetic activity is different, nothing is quite the same in order to trigger the occurrence. It is as if there is a space-time clock or cycle that is set to go off and set on repeat.
Other rare instances to study residual hauntings have provided the following conclusions:
There are cases where the haunting is either connected to a projected haunting where a negative entity that could have been attached to the deceased, keeps the strong energy alive to continue to feed off the fear or negativity from the tragic event. More about projected hauntings below.
Another situation is where a soul piece breaks off at the time of a tragic death and all it can do is relive the tragedy until it is healed and retrieved.
Lastly, the playback could be astral triggered because a strong tie connects the traumatized spirit with where the event occurred. If the spirit is wondering or lost, it will be in the mindset of that tragic moment and in the astral, that could trigger the imprint to cycle. This would be the best explanation of why these events play back on a time cycle.
Another explanation for a residual haunting can be through projected hauntings. Projected hauntings are ones in which the ghost in question or ghostly incident is a projection or a hologram of sorts, that is purposely shown to us by either positive or negative energies and for various intentions. As with a residual haunting, the ghost is not real but unlike a residual haunting, it is done via third party intervention. In a residual haunting, the ghost does not interact because it is not an actual entity where as in a projected haunting, the ghost is not authentic but they can and will interact – not to say that they will.
Most projected ghosts appear as a partial or full bodied specter. They can also be responsible for hearing voices or certain sounds. One of the most frightening things about a projected specter is that they can touch you and interact physically – even mentally; however, it is rare that they do so. The absolute most frightening thing about these projected specters is when the intention behind them is from a malevolent entity harboring malicious intent.
As many people realize, this world is unfortunately very unbalanced as far as the duality scale is concerned and considering that everything on this planet is duality based, the in/yo or more popularly known yin/yang, is tipped in favor of in/yin or the darkness. Without going into another subject of the energy presence that is causing this severe imbalance, this dark energy has high intelligence and is quite capable of premeditated cause and effect.
These dark energies literally feed off of your negative emotions and the more ruthless and excruciating to you, the more nourishment and fulfillment they absorb. Your deepest suffering is their deepest gratification. What a better way to accomplish this goal then to show you a projection of your loved one or induce a mortifying dream, or perhaps have an apparition wake you up in the middle of the night hovering over you looking like it just arose from the depths of hell. There are all sorts of ways to induce fear or deep emotional turmoil to get the reaction they desire. They also have the advantage of being able to ‘read’ you so they know what methods to employ and execute. Not all of the predetermined plots come in for the kill so to speak. Many times they lead you down a path of roses to take advantage of your goodness to exploit your greatest weaknesses and fears so the specters will seem friendly with silent yet devastating intent.
Please take note that encountering a projected specter is a rare possibility even though it is occurring more frequently. If you should happen to see your loved one, it more than likely is your loved one as this is something they do to let you know they are ok, to say goodbye or even hello in their new life. If there is something not right about it – your loved one doing or saying something upsetting if this was not their nature – then this should be a red flag to you.
Not all projected specters are dark but unfortunately most are. If you encounter a positive energy specter, it usually takes the position of leaving well enough alone, but in some cases, empathetic energy may want to provide empathetic compassion.
Have you experienced a residual haunting or a projected haunting? If so, send me an email or leave a comment and tell me about your experience. Thanks for reading – hugs and blessings.
A sigil is a symbol that looks very random yet the meaning it holds is very powerful – at least to the person that is utilizing it. The word sigil was derived from the Latin work sigillum so sigil it is, but sigillum means seal. That was the original use of the sigil. Seals were used approximately 12,000 years ago. Sigils were used to focus intention and bring about desires and willful purpose. It helps to make your intentions ‘official’. The use of these sigils were intended to create a change in one’s life by manifesting desires via means of divination, universal materialization or spiritual entities.
In medieval times, the use of sigils became so popular it was highly used in the art of magic and other divination methods. It was at this time that sigils were commonly used to summon a spiritual entity – particularly a demonic one – but not in all cases. Ceremonial magic conjured these entities by creating sigils using a kamaes, otherwise known as a magic square. The magic square is a square grid that is filled with numbers. Each row, including diagonals, will add up to the same number. This is just a basic example but by utilizing this square, names of entities could be transformed into numbers which would then have a designated place on the square and then these points of designation would be connected to form a symbol which stood for the entity and thus making it the entities seal.
Most demons and angels have their own unique sigil in which you can use to summon these entities as it stands for who they are. Below are the sigils for 4 popular archangels.
There are also many sigils to summon demonic entities as well such as the two below - Amon and Lucifer.
In more modern times, the sigil is mostly used in what is referred to as chaos magic where the person wanting to manifest a desire in life such as a new job or anything else, can make their own sigil using either the magic square or designing one for themselves using a particular method. After designing the sigil, you can then charge and activate it using a slew of various and sometimes ‘strange’ methods. After these steps have been conducted, then the sigil is to be completely forgotten so it can then work behind the scenes to bring your desires into reality.
Many people, not just users of the magical arts, utilize sigils to help them focus on their intentions as it serves as a tangible way to connect their intention to the spiritual. Some just love making the sigils because it is fun and if you are not that creative, then there are even online sigil generators that can make simplistic but effective symbols for you. It is best though that you put your own flare into something important as it means more to you and when you infuse your intention with your strong emotion, it is much more powerful.
Sigils do have power behind them. A good example is that many large corporations use sigils in their logos. They will do many things to persuade buyers and one way is to tweak sigils that were once used for benign purposes to come up with their new logo. The Mercedes-Benz logo was very similar to the Triquetra symbol which was used to stimulate spiritual awareness by the Druids thousands of years ago. Mitsubishi is another company that has a similar sigil tweak. The television serious Charmed used the symbol of the Triquetra for the “power of three”. A lot of your gas station and oil company logos are tweaked from very old, ancient Masonic and Pagan sigils/symbology.
Companies use these sigils because they understand the power set behind them as they are part of the collective unconscious and are archtypes that are part of who we really are spiritually. They speak to our subconscious mind even though we are alert and while we are thinking for ourselves, these symbols are speaking to our subconscious all the while. It is usually our subconscious that heavily influences our decisions.
Sigils work by intent and you give it power by utilizing energy. The more skilled you are in your focused intention and pouring your emotional energy into it, as well as being able to send and receive energy – the more powerful your sigil will be.
You can use sigils to do amazing things like help to heal others. You can make a sigil for health and place that sigil on a person to do healing work or even place it on their picture if they are absent. This concept works with just about anything you can think of. People do not give enough credit to the power of intention and the manipulation of energy. The combination can literally change the path of anything and everything.
Linking sigils can work in the same manner. You can make two exact sigils for one intended purpose. You can leave one in any place where you want to draw upon the energy or purpose such as at a ley line, church, a vortex – and then you can keep one on your person or a special place designated for that sigil. The two will be inter-connected and one in the same. The more you use it, the more powerful it will become and so will your results. The quantum worlds work in a very similar way. Particles can connect all the way from the opposite sides of the universe if they are linked or made to effect each other, just as in quantum entanglement.
You can also keep a sigil to attract something, repel something or strengthen an area of your life. You can keep a protection sigil on you to repel a hex, attract money, remind you to be kind to yourself – there are literally a slew of ways a sigil can be of great use!
I'm Cher, a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal Network. I have over 37 years of total professional experience.