Other Causes for Demonic Hauntings
It’s not always a demon in your house. It could be something else. The most common, non-demon hauntings are…faeries. Yes, the little people with cute wings and sparkly dust. Faeries aren’t as nice as they seem on TV. They are downright malicious and this is exactly their type of ‘fun.’ In fact, most of them are ugly little buggers. Usually, faerie hauntings start soon after you move in. They like to protect a house and your intrusion may anger them. Or, they see this as an opportunity for some entertainment. They have a twisted sense of humor.
We’ll add more about faeries in another post soon.
The other reason is a ghostly haunting. Our blog has covered this topic, so there’s no need to rehash them for you here. Ghosts usually cannot ‘possess’ people, but they are an obsession, or copy many of the same symptoms as a demonic haunting.
Signs of a Demonic Haunting
Here’s how to identify a demonic haunting:
- Witnesses describe events that correspond to attacks, haunting, obsession or possession;
- The victim shows no signs of having a personal motive for making their symptoms up;
- The evidence indicates some sort of spectral activity like ghosts or faeries;
- There is a link between black magic and the area or person;
- There is evidence of obsession with a spirit, faerie, ghost or even a vampire;
- In the case of possession, check the list from our earlier post;
- Protective and banishing activities bring a short-term relief from the demonic behavior;
- Medical problems and mental illness cannot explain the phenomena.
If most of the applicable reasons listed above are present, you likely have a demon on your hands. Check with medical and mental health professionals immediately. Mental illness is the most common ‘reason’ for a demonic haunting. Demons are very, very, very rare. Most hauntings are the figments of someone’s mind, not an evil spirit.
Sources for this post include “Monsters” by John Michael Greer, “How about Demons?” by Felicitas Goodman, and “The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology” by Rosemary Ellen Guilley. All are great books for your paranormal library. We recommend them.
Last Updated on November 25, 2017 by Jacob Rice