A Lesson in Spiritual Warfare

In this post, I am going to provide an agnostic, yet very powerful lesson in spiritual warfare for people entering haunted locations - especially during the holiday season.

Recently, my sister mentioned that she's going to be attending an overnight at a local haunted house in New Hampshire. It's a yearly event and not exactly easy to get tickets, so she's excited (and I'm jealous) - but, knowing that I research, contemplate and write about this stuff on a daily basis, she asked for my opinion about the sort of things she'd probably be facing inside an allegedly haunted location.

After going over some of the most common events people report at haunted locations such as knocking, moving objects or unexpected smells and apparitions, she asked about something that I couldn't answer immediately, and it's also the basis for this important update because I realized there are likely a lot of people going ghost hunting for the very first time every October, so a lesson in spiritual warfare is certainly in order.

A Lesson in Spiritual Warfare - Protection from Evil Spirits

First of all, as a skeptic regarding most claimed paranormal activities, this is a difficult topic for me to cover. I've always had a strong spiritual belief in unseen forces and energies that are at work in the world around us. With a Catholic upbringing, that translates into something that borders demonology I suppose - although I don't really believe in the modern, commercialized image of the monsters that are used in the movies to portray demons, or Satan.

However, I do believe that in the cases where paranormal activity is authentic and very active, that a metaphorical "demon" may be at work. If you ask me to explain what I mean by that - I can't. It's not the traditional Catholic or Christian version of demons I refer to, but more of an ethereal community of invisible entities who cross over into our physical Universe and play games with us.

So the question is really this - how do you protect yourself from entities that you normally can't see, you don't know their motives or intentions, and in fact you can't be 100% sure that they are even real or have intelligence. After all, the history of physics is filled with discoveries of earth energies that the population, before those discoveries, never knew existed. Still - the big question here is if they are intelligent entities and they are evil, how do you protect yourself?


Scary as Hell Ghost Stories

There is one major problem that comes along with the hobby (or art) of storytelling, and that is that if you take the time to tell a few scary as hell ghost stories to people - you have to be ready to deal with the consequences. In this update I'd like to share a few of the really scary ghost stories I've told or written through the years.

Telling Scary as Hell Ghost Stories for Fun and Profit

While I am actively working on my first novel, with the hope and dream of early retirement, one of the ways that I supplement my income for our family is by writing online professionally. I know what you're thinking - online "professional" writing? Yes - it's true. Just check out my online writing blog FreeWritingCenter and you'll see how and why it's profitable and worthwhile.

Most of what I write about online has to do with the paranormal, metaphysical and strange or surreal. For example, one of my blogs, TopSecretWriters, deals with the surreal world of government secrecy, secret societies and other "secrets" the larger world community isn't aware of. So, it goes without saying that I have a lot of scary real-world material to draw from. So, today I'm going to share with you the top 5 scary ghost stories that I've written online throughout the past 5 years.


Five of The Most Powerful Demons Names

In order to understand Demonology, in detailing and describing powerful demons names, it’s important to understand that there are many different aspects of the research. Obviously there’s the religious/Christian side, which focuses on certain entities defined within the Bible as a demonic entity and classified as good vs. evil. There’s also what most people would classify as “satanic,” in other words the group of people who actually worship a deity or deities that many Christians would classify as Satan or Lucifer.

There’s also a third category, I’ll call it the historian category, who searches back through the centuries at all of the religions and would classify any deity seen as ‘evil’ (even only partially) as a potential demonic entity. In some cases the religion itself may consider the “God” as partially a force of good, but the entity had a “trickster” characteristic.


New Paranormal Site Up and Running!

I'm pleased to report that InvisibleArticles.com is now up, operational, and fully loaded with all of the articles from this blog. Moving forward, I'll be providing updates with news from the paranormal community, scientific research with paranormal leanings, and analysis of the evidence gathered by paranormal groups throughout the country, as well as my own local investigations.

The Goals of Invisible Articles

What you'll find when you visit InvisibleArticles.com is a little bit different than what you'll find at most other paranormal sites on the net. Everywhere you look, there are paranormal websites that rehash the same old ghost stories and information about paranormal locations and homes that the author simply finds through an Internet search, and then rehashes the same old information.

At InvisibleArticles.com - you'll find fresh new angles on paranormal topics, you'll get the latest breaking news within the field of the paranormal, and you'll experience a scientific perspective on paranormal issues and investigations that you'll have difficulty finding at most other websites that focus on things like psychic energies, auras, and floating orbs (also known as camera lens dust).

At InvisibleArticles, you'll learn that hauntings, spiritual activity and ghosts are a very real phenomenon, but they are also phenomenona that should be analyzed and investigated using methods and a perspective where any possibility is accepted, any hypothesis is considered - but only the most probable hypothesis are explored. At InvisibleArticles.com, you won't find yourself wasting time with the same old stuff - it's the latest news, unique perspectives, and very cool interviews. You'll be hard pressed to find this information anywhere else. So bookmark the page and come back often...things are just heating up!

New Invisible Articles News

Wow, I can't believe the last update here was in February. There's been a lot going on - I've just been promoted and trained as a new Group Editor over at the great informational site LovetoKnow. My job is now to direct the content for some very cool channels, not the least of which includes the Sci-Fi channel, which is always fun. I mean, who doesn't like Science Fiction??

At the same time, while I should probably be cutting back on my work, I decided to launch several blogs hosted at my own domain. That means I'm moving all content from Invisible Articles at blogspot (this blog) to the new and improved website over at InvisibleArticles.com. Please check it out and update your bookmarks. Once the content from this blog is migrated over (I'll be leaving posts here with "Read More..." links), I'll also keep this blog active and post synopsis of all updates from that site. So regardless of where you follow along, here or there, you'll stay informed!

Some very cool upcoming stories will hopefully be some collaborative haunting investigations with a friend of mine from Massachusetts, as well as hopefully some progress on getting into the Theater building over at the University of Southern Maine (with the school's permission of course!)

Please stay tuned, and come back often for the latest news, updates, and scientific analysis regarding all things paranormal.

Interview with The Maine Paranormal Society

This month I'm very honored to announce the publication of an excellent interview I had with Jim Blanche of the Maine Paranormal Society (formerly Central Maine Paranormal). Jim Blanche is the Tech Manager and Lead Investigator with the group. I spent about 30 minutes or so with Jim on the phone, and we covered the history of the paranormal research group, the type of investigations they've done, and the sort of findings they've uncovered. We also talked a bit about the sort of equipment they use and how they classify "evidence." It's very positive to note that they are strict when classifying a location as "haunted," versus having "paranormal activity." In particular we discussed EVP evidence and how those can often be explained through normal RF signal interference. Read the full interview at LoveToKnow Paranormal. Due to word count limits, I had to really edit down the interview for LoveToKnow to keep the most important and relevant parts, but there are additional comments Jim made that I'd like to discuss a bit in this post.

The Maine Paranormal Society Team

Most importantly, I'd like to give credit to the full team at the Maine Paranormal society for the fantastic scientific endeavor that they work at for absolutely no pay or even for very little credit. If more folks in our society had these kind of inquisitive minds and professional attitude toward the paranormal, I think we'd go a long way toward finally finding some of those elusive answers. The team listed at the Central Maine Paranormal website includes:

Jason Porter - Original Founder (no longer with the group)
Adam Wright
- Founder and Director
James Blanche - Tech Manager and Lead Investigator
Holly Densmore - Co-Founder and Case Manager
Jennifer Moreau - Medium and Investigator

Other Investigators and researchers with the group include:

Will Gillway, Patti Gillway, Dwight Thurlow, Allison L. Ryall, Kelli Richards and Joshua Thurlow

All of the investigators and lead staff represent a significant level of expertise in their own individual fields. For example, Jim is an EMT and is attending school for Computer Technology, Jennifer Moreau is also an EMT and photography is listed as her hobby, Will Gillway has an B.A. in History and is working toward a Masters in Criminal Justice, and Allison Ryall Allison also has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in American and New England Studies. Overall, this group represents some great talent.

Interview Excerpts

Below are a few select excerpts from the interview. One of the most significant topics of the interview was related to the most recent investigation that the group is currently conducting in Biddeford, Maine, which was covered by the Sun Journal. Jim provided a littel bit more insight about that investigation during our interview (check out the LoveToKnow link above for more info on that.)

Excerpts from the phonecall:

"A young woman had a two year old son who was seeing an apparition in the closet, and they also experienced burning sensations on their legs, and a dripping sensation coming from the feeling. So, we obviously try to go in and debunk things. The burning and dripping we had a hard time debunking, because there was nothing there that would obviously create that. It was a clean ceiling, there was nothing hanging down and there was nothing there to create that."

"And then one of my investigators, she had a personal experience outside of the investigation when she got home. She woke up in the middle of the night and smelled smoke, and could hear water being sprayed on the side of the building. It actually woke her out of her sleep and she thought the building was on fire."

"It varies, I mean it's either feast or famine most of the time. Right now we have a couple of cases, next month I think we're going to a case four hours away. I mean those are a few of the cases we have right now. There's definitely more during October, that's when a lot of cases really pick up."

"I've never actually had a personal experience. Actually most of the people in the group have not had a personal experience yet. Adam hasn't, Holly the case manager hasn't. A couple of people, Jen and Kelly, are pretty much the only people who've had personal experiences."

"The coolest house we investigated was the house in Waterboro that was featured on Paranormal State. It was an awesome experience. We were able to debunk things, and we didn't have any personal experiences, but it was just awesome to experiencing being in the house that they eventually featured on TV."

"They're tough, I think a lot of them aren't EVp's, I mean you can have voices from across the hall. There's some theories that radio waves can get picked up on things like baby monitors. They can really be contaminated from other sources. We had a case where a client experienced stuff going on on a baby monitor, and we were able to debunk that because you can make it pick up stuff on a radio like other handheld cb radios."

"We cover the entire state of maine and even New Hampshire. We had a couple of cases in Salem, NH, and almost had a couple of cases in northern maine. We kind of share New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Paranormal Society as part of the TAPS family."

Final Words

I would like to thank Jim for taking the time to talk with me for this insightful interview, and I'd like to thank the entire team at Maine Paranormal for the excellent public service they provide for families in Maine who suffer through the emotional and psychological suffering and trauma related to hauntings and other paranormal activity. Keep up the great work.

New Ghost and Spirit News On the Way!

First, I'd like to offer thanks to loyal readers who've been visiting this blog since it first started. I've been overwhelmed with the traffic and the great response to these observations of paranormal events and happenings throughout the world. I have some good news related to where this blog is headed.

This month I've decided to invest a bit into this endeavor and I've established a domain by the same name as this blog. So, by the end of the month (hopefully), InvisibleArticles.com is going to be fully designed and stocked with the same sort of articles that you've become accustomed to reading here - with a bit fewer ads and a bit more content and research. I'm planning a few trips this year to some local haunted locations, and there will also be several interviews with ghost hunters and other researchers along the way. There are a many great things in store, so please stay tuned and follow along.

I'll be updating this blog with updates along the way, even as the new site is getting designed and loaded. There's a lot going on with other writing and research - I'll be interviewing folks over at Central Maine Paranormal this week, and I'll make sure to publish an update on that.

Thanks again to supporters and readers for following along - the future is looking great for InvisibleArticles, and I'm glad to have all of you following along.


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