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As a ghost hunter and paranormal investigator, I have had my share of experiences with ghosts. I have also had my share of people asking me how I know it was a ghost that made those experiences happen. My response goes something like, 'when I get my hair pulled, my shirt pulled or I get pushed and, when turning around there is no one there, it’s hard for me to say that it’s not a ghost. When performing an investigation, I know where the other members of the group are and the realization that I was touched by something that no longer exists as a part of this world, becomes very profound to me. It took an extreme amount of energy for that ghost to perform that action and he/she picked me to do it to. I feel very honored. It is not often that one is chosen for such an honor.
As I am able to discuss the effects of dealing with a ghost, I think it is proper at this point to discuss the possibilities of demons. First, let me make it very clear that in over ten years of performing investigations in buildings, graveyards and homes I have never come across anything evil or malevolent. I am not saying that there isn’t anything like that out in this world but it is not something that I have ever come across.
Personally, I don’t believe that such things exist. I also don’t believe that these things have anything to do with religion or God. You cannot demand them to go away in the name of the Lord. The Lord didn’t make them. How can you expect the Lord to take them away? Religion has nothing to do with any of these things.
Demonologists cannot take away things that are evil. Taking the word for what it is and means – demon is obvious in that it is something not from this world but –ology is “the study of”, therefore, demonologist stands for someone who studies demons. The word doesn’t stand for remover of demons. I have a difficult time understanding, let alone believing that someone…a human being can take away something that is made from evil. Standing in the middle of a room with a cross that has probably been blessed does not make evil leave. It does make the person performing this ritual and the person who lives in the house feel much better but it serves no other purpose.
The idea that someone can be possessed is not an impossibility I suppose, however, I find that more often than not, it is merely the “raging hormone syndrome”. This is a phrase I have coined recently to explain the pre-pubescent hormonal feelings that emerge from young children that are soon to be young adults.
Demons are beings from the underworld, beings that might have super powers or are able to make humans submit to its’ whims. Demons are beings that have been made up by placing them in movies and on television. In my religion, there is heaven, hell and purgatory. I have learned of hell and what it constitutes, that is, the raging fires that burn in hell and all who must remain there because they have sinned. I don’t know if there is a hell but I do believe that there is a heaven. I believe that there is an all-knowing God.
I think that there are plenty of explanations that are manmade or natural that will explain the demons that present themselves in our world these days. I believe it is more of a psychological or psychosomatic entity than an entity that can overpower a young person’s mind and make them do whatever they want.
Our world has so many pressures in it that we are no longer the easygoing people we once were. We live in a world of hate, war, famine and to deal with our family life diminishing before our eyes makes it harder and harder to be surrounded by positive energy. We need to go to extremes to make the negative energy remove itself from our presence and continue to allow the positive energy, which makes us happy and comfortable, continue to thrive in our lives. Hopefully we are able to continue this ritual and be able to grow in our spiritual and physical lives.
Gloria Young has been a ghost hunter and paranormal investigator for over 10 years. She has dedicated her life to researching paranormal activity. She has written, "Faces of a Ghost Hunter" as well as three other books. She founded the paranormal research group, "Ghost Trackers". She has co-produced two documentaries on ghost hunting. (www.ghost-trackers.org)