The Haunting of “Rebecca”

*Please note the names have been changed to protect the client confidentiality. – Editor*

Rebecca is a young mother of a two-year-old son, whose name is Jeremy.  Jeremy often complains to his mother that he is scared to sleep in his own bedroom by himself.  This was going on with Jeremy for several months, which Rebecca thought was common with children his age.

One night, when Rebecca was sitting on the edge of the bed helping her son fall asleep in his own room, a few of the toys that littered the floor starting going off by themselves.  A few of them moved on their own; toys that didn’t require batteries.  Rebecca was instantly frightened and removed her son from the bedroom and called me for help.

Because Rebecca was renting the duplex, I first wanted to do some research on the property before doing an investigation of her son and his bedroom.  I requested to speak with the landlord, but was met with a many refusals.  So I was left to my own devices.  So I went to the courthouse and searched online for all the previous tenants that lived in that duplex.

I found something very interesting about one of the previous tenants. His name was Casey, and he led a very short and tragic life.  I had tracked down Casey’s sister, who lived in a nearby town.  She filled in some gaps for me.  In the mid 1970’s, a man name Casey lived in the same duplex that Rebecca now resides at.  Casey’s story is fascinating.  Casey had lost his job in 1976 and was having a hard time paying his rent.  Casey had just graduated high school and felt the pressures of everyday living that most kids that age feel.

In high school Casey was a natural born swimmer and won many competitions in his field.  Casey even won a full scholarship to a major university for his sport accomplishments.  Casey was a very trusting, caring and open person.  Because of his financial situation, Casey decided to find a roommate.  At that same time, Casey had met a girl and fell in love.

Casey learned that his roommate was a very shady person after sharing the duplex with him for some time.  The roommate was a drug runner, sometimes going to several other states in order to move the drugs and make more money.  As the sister of Casey was telling me; one day the roommate approached Casey about making a specific run down to California in order to make some much needed income.  Casey was very apprehensive, and against his sisters advice, took the job.

Before Casey went down to California, his girlfriend had told him that she was pregnant.  Several months along in her pregnancy, Casey wanted his girlfriend to move in so that she could be closer to him.  The girlfriend agreed and moved into Casey’s room while he was gone.  Three days later Casey returned home and showed his girlfriend all the money he had made.  But the excitement was going to be short lived.

What Casey didn’t know was that his roommate was being investigated for drug involvement.  Now Casey feared that he would be as well.  Several months go by without an incident, and then the DEA stop by the duplex and question Casey about his roommate.  Casey became nervous and paranoid and started making plans to move him and his girlfriend in with his sister.  But the girlfriend suddenly went into labor shortly after.  Three days later, they brought back a son and decided to name him Jeremy.  The baby was healthy and happy.  Even more than ever, Casey was determined to move his small family away from the duplex, the roommate, and the investigation.

One day after coming home from visiting his sister, Casey found his girlfriend crying hysterically in the garage of the duplex.  She was yelling through tears that their son was dead.  Casey ran into the room and found his son had passed away through the night.  Later it was determined that the child passed away under suspicious circumstances and another investigation was started.  Weeks after the death of their son, the couple spiraled into a depression.  Casey slept most of the time while the girlfriend would pace and mumble to herself.

One hot afternoon, Casey awoke from the couch to a silent home.  Casey got up to go find out where his girlfriend was.  Once entering the garage, he found her swinging from a crude made noose.  She had hung herself.  Casey called the police.  Once police arrived, they immediately suspected that both deaths were because of Casey.  The roommate was hardly ever seen at the duplex with the initial drug involvement investigation.  After the two deaths, the roommate moved out completely.

Casey spiraled into a dark mental world, which eventually led to his own death.  With the arrival of the police one day to arrest Casey for the two suspicious deaths, he had confronted the police with his own weapon and was fired upon several times.  Casey passed away that same night from two fatal gunshot wounds.

My next step was to go to the duplex and start an investigation.  I asked Rebecca to remove herself and her son from the duplex during the investigation.  The investigation took two full days to perform.  The third day I went over evidence and found that we had captured a photograph of an apparition in the garage and several EVP’s on tape that had the voice of a young man yelling with frustration.

During the reviewing of the evidence, Rebecca and her son had moved into a two bedroom apartment some blocks away.  I went over to show Rebecca the evidence that was caught and asked if there were any further incidents with Jeremy.  She said that Jeremy was now playing with an imaginary friend and was giving her a lot of attitude.  I knew that things had escalated to a dangerous level and had to act fast.

I arranged for Jeremy to be watched by a babysitter in another location while Rebecca and I confronted Casey.  We walked around the apartment and talked with Casey.  We affirmed to him that he was dead and that the Jeremy he was playing with now was not his son.  We confided to Casey that his son was in another place, and that if he wanted to be with his girlfriend and son he would have to move on.  During this time, several items on shelves flew across the room and there was a heavy air about the place.

After several hours of talking with Casey, the house lightened and the activity stopped.  I recommended to Rebecca that she should keep a diary of her daily events with her and Jeremy from that day on, and that I would return a month later.

One month later, I checked in with Rebecca and found out that after that confrontation with Casey there was no further incidents in the apartment or with Jeremy.  Rebecca and Jeremy have since moved to another city and often contacts me, affirming that Jeremy is doing well and that they lead normal lives now with no paranormal incidents.

I eventually showed the picture of the apparition in the garage to Casey’s sister.  She affirmed that it was indeed Casey.  I let her keep the photograph and shared with her the whole story and that Casey had indeed moved on.

ZoZo the Demon

For the past couple of years many people across America have been playing games with the Ouija Board and conjuring up this demon named ZoZo, referred to the name of Charlie Charlie.  Playing with the paranormal is never a wise action; in fact, the paranormal world should be respected to the highest degree.  Unless someone understands or respects the paranormal world, especially demonology, it should never be tampered with.  It has consequences that could be dire to the player, such as we have seen by reading the reports online, in person or on Youtube videos.

In ancient times people worshiped demons in a respectable way.  In the case of ZoZo, this particular demon was worshiped under the name of Pazuzu.  This demon has shown perverse sexual attractions to females and has also been attracted to those who have suicidal thoughts, depression, and/or psychological disorders.

With ancient research comes a description of this demon.  ZoZo is extremely intelligent and often moody, making this demon very unstable.  ZoZo claims to be a guardian for the spirits in limbo, who were not allowed to advance into the higher realms.  This could mean that if you live in a place with activity there is a good chance that you could have an encounter with ZoZo.   When there is paranormal activity, albeit how slight or immense, this particular demon attaches itself to those that have passed on, but are still lingering behind.

I, myself, have had an encounter with ZoZo.  I do live in a historic home with an abundance of paranormal activity.  Many who have stayed in this house has had experiences that were off hand and not threatening.  The paranormal activity in this house has always been respected and taken with a grain of salt.  That was until one night in particular when I had a conversation with ZoZo.

It was a night that was raining and slight thunder storms.  I had just fallen asleep when I heard someone whisper my name rather loudly.  It was enough to have awoken me out of my sleep.  I lay awake in bed hearing something calling my name.  I knew this was something different, other than the other entities in the house, because they had never called my name specifically.  I reached for my recorder in my night stand and started recording the conversation.

I asked the entity their name.  I was given the answer of ZoZo, pronounced as JoJo.  I asked this entity why he was here, and the answer was that he was to make my house his home.  I told the entity that this was my home and that he would have to talk with me and answer some questions in order for me to feel okay with him being there.  The entity kept saying that it was his home.  At one point, without being asked, the entity said that his mother was ZaZa.  I didn’t know what this meant until I later did research and found out that the entity sometimes goes by that name.

I asked if there was anyone else there, and another male voice said yes quite loudly on the recording.  I couldn’t hear that answer with my own hearing like I could with ZoZo.  At the end of the recording there was also a woman mumbling in the background.

After asking a few more questions and not getting straight answers from ZoZo, I ended the session.  Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night.  The next morning, I smudged my space and told the entity ZoZo that he was not welcome here and to leave my home.  I have had no experiences with this entity since.

We have continued to still have paranormal activity in the house, but on a much smaller scale.  There are still whispers, things being moved, and various other noises; but nothing that shows it is out of the range of those who have died in the house and have, for some reason, decided to stay.

Using a device, such as the Ouija Board, in order to contact an entity is not only dangerous but ignorant as well.  It is equivalent to wanting to talk with Charles Manson and then getting into the same locked cell with him.  Not a wise move.  Always, when interested in talking with the other side, one should contact an authority or professional in these matters before attempting to do it themselves.

On another night, I was awoken because I felt that someone was standing over me.  I reached for my camera in my night stand and took several photos.  Shown below.  I have no idea who this is, or what this entity represents.  However, I have again cleansed my space and asked to not be touched, disturbed, or harmed in any way.  No further incidents have happened.

Research is always a great idea when you are interested in the paranormal or demonology, but actions are foolhardy unless you are trained to contact these entities yourself.

Conditioned Paranormal Experiences

One of the most common questions in and out of the paranormal community is why are some people able to see spirits and not others?  There are many reasons why this is; that is going to be what we are going to cover in this article.  The most common two factors are scientific study of the body and spirit and one’s frame of reference.

Data in the scientific world shows that anomalous perception parallel other forms of environmental sensitivity.  What that means is that there is a common traits between being sensitive to surrounding energies and other factors to the human body.  These common factors are pronounced allergies, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue and pain, irritable bowel syndrome, synesthesia (overlapping senses) and heightened sensitivity to light, sound, touch and smell.  This is most common in women, up to three-quarters of the sensitive population.  There are other signs of telling if someone is more sensitive to the spirits.  Such as being ambidextrous or being able to recall traumatic childhood incidents in detail.

Subliminal feelings and other environmental nuances could be picked up by individuals who are sensitive; such as being able to read another’s body language, tone of voice, or facial expressions.   Putting your emotions out there and picking up on your surroundings, such as a “haunted” location could exhibit stimuli that register more with certain people and less with others.

Scientists are also trying to learn if the specific people who have this sensitive nature are carried genetically or if it is a choice from childhood and into adulthood.  Is one simply more aware of themselves and their surroundings as another might be?

The human mind and spirit is really amazing in order to function fully as to what a normal a human is taught from a very early age that what is real and what is not.  What does that mean?  When you are born, you basically start with a clean slate and can be related to a sponge.  By being able to absorb all the information that is around you.  Everything around a newborn is impacting and changing that newborn into forming habits, opinions, emotions, and experiences.  We are conditioned early that whatever we experience is real and what is not real.   But as newborns, we have no clue as to what is real.  Everything is believed without doubt to newborns, there is no skepticism, simply because there is no outside or inside source that makes you doubt what you see, hear, feel or smell.  Except for family members who want to mold by conditioning so that the child can grow up and being accepted in a social way.

However, to those that are conditioned early in childhood growth into these beliefs; it does not matter to what extent belief can make all sorts of realities that to other are very blind.  As you grow as a toddler, your parents, siblings, and other trusted family members will share information with you and give opinions on experiences that you may or may not have had yet.  It is like a child, before any major conditioning has happened, never doubts the experience.  They take the experience for what it is, pure fact, according to them.  They can have experiences with spirits or ghosts and as they grow up these types of experiences will change or fade with belief and mental conditioning from outside sources.

Most family members unintentionally share their opinions or teach children to block the paranormal as instinct to comfort and protect their children or loved ones.  Or simply because they themselves were conditioned and don’t have the capabilities to explain what is real and what is not.  It’s an easier route to just deny the experience, than to explain in detail.  How many times have you heard some family member say to you or another child, “There is no such thing as ghosts,” or “It was only a bad dream,” or “It was just your imagination?”  These words, although well intended, do have impact on children.  These words may teach children to mistrust what their own eyes have seen, what they’ve heard, what they’ve felt, or smelled.  Making them always doubt their senses.

The whole concept of this is that all these experiences are given because the child is opening themselves to the experiences and accepting with their minds; that within their own understanding at the time that all is normal and the experience simply belongs to them.  Breaking all of this down, we get to the basics.  The main reason why some people do not see spirits is that their own mind and spirit does not believe based on early conditioning and that they are afraid mentally to believe.  Often times because they want to belong and be “normal” and that they don’t want to cause social waves and upset anyone by firmly believing in the paranormal.

The beauty of spiritual experiences is that they are always happening; it is often sad that we blind ourselves to what is really going on around us all the time.  By believing in the paranormal and not questioning ourselves, we will have more experiences many times in our lives that are related to the paranormal.  Fear of the paranormal disappears and a deeper understanding of the spiritual side of things is grasped with the intellectual self.

Up Against the Spiritual Wall

“Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two dimensional objects can exist in a third dimension, parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions,” stated Mir Faizal, one of the physicists behind the CERN Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.  March 21, 2015.

This gives the implication that there are parallel universes that are stacked one upon the other.  In theory we could go from one parallel universe to the other, like climbing a spiritual ladder.

When I was young, I never gave thought to what death meant.  I knew it existed and that all of us were going to meet death one day, but I always thought of it as a rite of passage.  What I never gave thought to, is that when one passed on, where did they go?

Until my mother passed away when I was in my twenties, I started wanting to know where she went.  When I asked religious leaders, they gave vague answers and could never give any specific place that is actually held in fact.  Years later, my mother would come to visit with me regularly.  It was then that I came to the conclusion, that where you go, is a choice for those that have passed on.

Without physical bodies, it seems that the choices are endless.  But could there be other places where they may go, such as parallel places within reality?  Could there be some invisible wall that separates those who are in the flesh and those who are in spirit?

“The idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics has been around since 1957,” explained Harvard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

If that is the case, why has this idea not been brought to the public?  The theory suggests not only that parallel worlds exist, but that they interact with our world on the quantum level and are detectable.

We are in the age of another discovery when it comes to the spiritual side of things.  No longer is there a deep dark mystery surrounding death, one that is based solely on faith.  But as physicists and theorists are working around the clock to prove that parallel universes exist and are often times interacting with us on the plane of existence, they are slowly proving that we can exist with those who have passed on, and on a daily basis.

Once this is conceived and understood with the mass of society, could you imagine how much of a difference religions around the world would change and how death would become less stressful and more accepted?  And to actually interact on a daily basis with those that have passed on, not only to learn new discoveries of where you might end up one day, but to resolve issues with loved ones that were created on this plane when they were alive?

A spiritual awakening would amass and the universe would finally come to be known as a much bigger place.  And for once, I believe that everyone would finally understand that we are indeed not the center of that universe, but only in its toddler phase of its own mechanics.

I, for one, will be looking forward to further breakthroughs of discoveries parallel universes.

Spiritual Connections

There are many people and organizations in society who believe in spiritual attachments, some in the cases of possession and the consumption of a spirit.  It is important to understand regardless of those who feel this way, whether on a personal or professional level that darkness and despair can often be caused by the mind.  It is our jobs as professionals to recognize the difference between spiritual attachment and mental health.

Hormones, drug dependency, reactions to your environment and circumstances can also play into the part of one believing that they are being “personally haunted” by a spirit.  A new tenant hears that the building is haunted, a man takes acid to escape and hallucinates, and a teenage boy is going through puberty and is drawn to paranormal world.  These are all common things that happen to everyday people that may lead them to believe that they are being possessed or have a spirit attachment.

In order to diagnose spiritual attachment or mental instability, we have to look at all factors to each and every case.  You have to ask yourself if you have placed yourself in a position for a spiritual attachment.  Do you want to have a spiritual attachment?  Do you feel like this attachment came with your surroundings?  Do you feel that maybe you’re creating this experience because of some personal mental experience?  There are many questions you have to ask yourself, before reaching out to professionals that may or may not help.

There are certain spirits that will latch onto the living, and actually drain their energy.  There are many types of parasitic entities, some are human and some are not.  From my years of experience and possibly from some experiences of those reading this, you know that this is true.  So what causes a spirit or entity to latch onto someone?

Imagine if you will, that you decide to go down to Mexico for the weekend just to get away.  You drive through many small towns, travel the dusty highways looking for adventure.  However, through all of your traveling, you rarely run across anyone who speaks English.  When you do, it’s like the doors of Heaven have opened up and you feel an immediate kinship with that person.  You want to talk forever, express what you’ve seen; what you do in a nutshell is you become attached to that person.  This is how many spirits feel when they travel the spiritual roads by themselves.

The most important point I hope to get across in this article is that “spirits” are simply people.  There is nothing spooky or mysterious about the.  We are all spirits at our core.  Treat spirits with respect and compassion while still protecting you when necessary.  Remember they have feelings and they are only people like us.  They feel fear too, as well as desperation, sadness, joy and elation.  Most of them are lost and simply need some help in finding their way to contentedness and happiness.

Those who go out of their way to find spirits, such as “ghost hunters” often times put themselves at risk of a spiritual attachment.  In most cases the “ghost hunters” go to locations that have had some tragic history or something traumatic events that have happened there in order to communicate with the spirit or spirits.  This is highly dangerous in so many regards.  For one, the spirits are often times upset that you have intruded into their space in order for them to “perform” for the camera.  You wouldn’t like it either if camera crews just suddenly showed up at your house either.  Second of all, what you are doing by going to his location is placing yourself in a spiritual timeframe and enveloping yourself in the spirits circumstances, many times without even doing the proper research.  So when you are delving into the location and putting all your attention into your tasks, the spirit views you as a being of hope in order to resolve some issues of their own.

So what happens when a spirit attaches their energies to you?  Well, that depends on what type of spirit you have that is attached to you.  In most cases, the person that is being drained of their energy because of an attachment would generally know.

If it is a human spirit, then in most cases all you have to do is find out who this spirit is and how they died.  Find out how to resolve their issues with them in order for them to eventually detach themselves from you and move onto a much happier place.

If it not a human spirit, and you believe it is something else, then you should reach out to a professional such as someone holding a psychological position, or talk with your minister or priest, or even talk with a well-regarded medium and ask for guidance.

Spiritual attachments should not be taken lightly.  Always remember that when you put yourself in a situation or encompass yourself in a world that you don’t understand; there are always consequences.  Always do your research before going to a location, before buying that new home, renting that apartment, or putting yourself in a spiritual situation.