,Ghosts are usually a topic that provoke mystery and fright in many people - and of course curiosity and exhilaration in others but in any case - sometimes it isn't the live person that is scared but the ghost.
Ghosts, most ghosts that we see anyway - are human and were once alive living here on Earth just like us. Keep in mind that a ghost is defined as a once living human being that dwelled on the Earth and a spirit is a human - or other worldly entity. A spirit can be many things but for this post - we are only speaking about a human who has passed on. What makes a spirit different than a ghost - even though a ghost is still a spirit, a ghost did not go back to where they came from or heaven, or whatever plane they go to, but instead, they stay attached to a low level of the Earth plane. A spirit will have detached from the Earth plane and moved on to a higher vibrational level where they regain all their memories of their past lives and of all time - from the time of their creation. They certainly can and do come back for a visit but their energy is now vibrating at a higher level where a ghost does not regain any other memories. They still feel they are living the life they were living when they passed away. A ghost will retain both their good and bad memories as well as their good and bad emotions and behaviors. A spirit returns to a very loving spiritual mindset incapable of negative emotions and behaviors.
With this knowledge, only ghosts will exist with negative emotions or act out negative behaviors. There have been several ghosts that I have come across over the years that were afraid or living in fear. I am going to share four of these true ghost stories with you in this post.
A Couple's Torment
The ghost in this true story was actually extremely fearful and even though she passed away many years previous to when I became aware of her, she could not continue on to her heaven's destination. She was attached to the Earth plane but not because she had unfinished business to attend to or because she didn't know she was deceased as in most ghost cases.
My daughter and I are both psychic mediums or para-mediums as I refer to it, and we would attract ghosts all the time. Someone who could hear, see, and communicate with them is something they all search for. Not every ghost is in need of help or assistance but many are. We could feel the pain of so many. We decided to hold an hour session weekly where we could tune into the ghosts that did need help and try to help as best we could. It was during one of these sessions where we met a woman who was very tormented. She was terrified as well. Her presence was strongly present but her communication was not. We could hear her but she was reluctant to tell us what she needed. We couldn't pass over her because her anguish was just too strong.
We knew there was a reason for this horrible feeling she was having so we tuned into everything we could. There was a very strong presence that seemed to be overpowering her and it felt very malevolent. After quite some time, we learned that her husband was a horrible and abusive man in life and apparently, he was still the same way in death. He was the one who was keeping her chained to the Earth plane and not letting her move on to rest in peace. She was absolutely terrified and you could tell she wanted our help desperately but afraid of what might happen if she tried to communicate with us.
Usually, our sessions went on for about an hour but that night, we spent over 3 hours working on getting him to release her. It was so peaceful after the release but it was one of the hardest sessions I ever had trying to release a ghost. We spent over two hours with her before we felt the release she was searching for.
When Ghosts Get a Little Physical
The next true story happened during a formal ghost investigation. There were two ghosts that the owners of the establishment were aware of. It was a young woman and her small child - approximately 1 year old. They were both deceased but the people that owned the establishment had a lot of paranormal activity present. Sometimes the activity would be the usual soft voices, footsteps, lights flickering and animals reacting easily to something pleasant. Other times, the activities were harsh and foreboding. Sometimes, they would even hear a child crying. They were alright with the haunting except when the scary stuff would occur. Doors slamming, things flying off tables and hitting into walls or people, scratches and burns appearing and the workers started refusing to go into the tool room out of fear for their safety - just to name a few things.
One night, one of the customers snapped a picture of someone with them that they knew and off to the side of the picture, the young woman, holding her very young child was seen. It was an apparition but they were not completely solid. This prompted a phone call to our investigation group.
We encountered the young woman and baby later on in the evening while we were conducting a medium communication session. Two of our investigators experienced burning sensations in the tool room and another investigator had received a scratch on his thigh in the tool room. The story unfolded throughout the night. There was a very dominant presence - a man, that stayed close to the woman and baby. He was making it very apparent that he did not want our team to be there. It turned out that he was the woman's father. Further communication and EVP sessions revealed that the father did not like his daughter's boyfriend. The daughter became pregnant and refused to get rid of the baby. The father killed both his daughter and her baby. Then he killed himself. He was overbearing in death and wouldn't let them go anywhere but where they already were. The father attacked our team as he knew we were there to help. It took two trips out there to feel the release happen.
A Ghost in the Most Unexpected Place
The story happened while my family and I were on summer vacation at the beach. Being a para-medium, I have some type of ghost/spirit communication on a daily basis. I can turn it off for the most part but when a ghost or spirit wants you, they usually get what they want, as was the case with this true story.
When I am at the beach, my most favorite thing to do is to be in the water. This is a place where I have so much fun BUT the need to turn off my spirit tuner is very high for a place like this. Even the slightest bit of tuning into the ocean can be extremely emotional. That water holds so many stories and they all come rushing at you at once.
So I was out in the water with two of my kids and my now deceased husband. My oldest daughter, the other para-medium in the family, and who was in her early 20's at the time, was lying on the sand getting a tan. She was lying on her stomach so her back could tan. I saw her wave at me to come to her. When I reached her, she told me that she was just lying there soaking up the sun and relaxing when she heard a knock come from under the sand at her head. She said it was strange but ignored it. Then she heard a knock again which vibrated her head and she heard a woman's voice to go with it.
Of course this ghost needed some help. Upon communication, this young woman, in her late teenage years did not realize she was deceased. She seemed confused about what was happening to her. She said she couldn't find her way home, she was extremely confused and lost, and she couldn't locate the other three people she was with. She said she was with her boyfriend and another couple. The last thing she remembered before she couldn't find her friends was that they were driving in a car and the next thing she knew, she was just wondering around trying to find someone. She was dressed in very modern clothes. She gave us her and her boyfriends names and asked if we could help her find her boyfriend and her friends. She was very scared and didn't understand why other people would not even pay attention to her. She also informed us that they were on vacation at the beach.
My daughter and I decided to do some research and after some digging, we found that two young couples were all killed in a terrible car crash just a block away from where we were at over a year ago. The two names the ghost gave us were two of the names in the article although her boyfriend's name that she gave us must have been a short name for his regular name.
Before we did any research, while we were still on the beach with the ghost, we tried to get her to understand that she was no long among the living but she was so distraught and so confused that she wouldn't hear of it. That is what made us conduct the research - in hopes that something we found would help her to move on. We went back to the same place after we found out about the car crash and tried to contact the girl again. We brought a picture that we printed out hoping she would be able to perceive it as some ghosts can and some cannot. We had no luck in contacting her for the rest of our vacation as we tried every day that we were there. We asked for an archangel to guide her home. That was sad.
Real or Residual?
The last true story happened when we we away visiting my husband's parents who lived in the mountains in a very small town. It was winter and we loved to go snowmobile riding. There is a very large lake across from where his parents lived and we would ride the snowmobiles across the lake and then into the trails in the mountains.
I heard on several occasions screaming and children's voices crying frantically. I even heard a woman's voice calling out for help almost every time we arrived at the lake. The sound of the snowmobile's engine and wearing our helmets - would pretty much prevent us from hearing what I heard. Also, it was about 10 pm as we loved going night riding through those trails. I started to think there were people in trouble because my husband, who wouldn't see a ghost if it stood in front of him jumping in his face, heard the screaming and cries for help. I was very upset about this and when we got back after the second day of riding, I decided to do a communication session where I heard the sounds - and that was right on top of the lake at the begging of it.
I couldn't really make a communication. It was more just sounds, crying and screaming. The only clear worlds was, 'help us.' It was a woman screaming for help and I heard more than one child crying. I could feel the horrifying feeling of panic, danger, and desperation for help. It had me teary-eyed as I knew that was a horrible death for all of them.
This could have been a case of residual energy where the incident that occurred was so horrific that it left its energy imprint that would play like a recording. That could explain why there was no communication. I have come into contact where a ghost was frantic for help such as in the first case with the married deceased couple but in this instance, it seemed as though they were constantly reliving their fate. This happens at battlefields and other places as well however, sometimes it is just energy re-playing itself and other times, the entity is still fighting the war.
I did research as I often will if I can get enough information to go on. In this particular case, I found that a car with a mother and two of her children skidded off the icy road and into the lake. They could not escape and all of them passed away.
Ghost situations are as varied and individual as we are. They all have a story - why they are not at peace. Some didn't move on for the reason that they actually enjoy being a ghost - I have encountered quite an interesting ghost with that situation.
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Thanks for reading.
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.