Things That Attract Demons and Signs Your Home is Haunted

How do you know if the spirit haunting your home is more than just Casper the friendly ghost...there are signs.
How do you know if the spirit haunting your home is more than just Casper the friendly ghost...there are signs. | Source

Hauntings are Terrifying When...

For those who believe, ghosts can be an intriguing aspect of the paranormal world. They can also be a terrifying aspect of the natural world...specifically for those who might have to live in the same place as a ghost. Sometimes ghostly hauntings are so intense they make believers out of non-believers. Sometimes they are so faint that even the most adept and in-tune psychic can't pick up on their energy waves. And sometimes the hauntings go beyond a "normal" ghost haunting a building...sometimes they can escalate...sometimes they become violent and can down-right harm the people dealing with them.

In these extreme cases we have to look at the other possibilities. Sometimes these hauntings are what is called a "demonic haunting" or "attachment". No matter your definition of a demon, one thing is for certain - demons are negative spirits or energy of some kind that can manifest themselves in harmful and terrifying ways. Some of these "demons" are even bent on destroying the positive aspects of life around them - love, happiness, and human life in general. So no matter where the demons come from or what a person's belief may say about them, the point is to eradicate a demonic haunting as soon as it is recognized. Why? Because demonic hauntings can go beyond just a "haunting" and cross the proverbial veil into attachments and even possession of human beings.

The first step in removing a demon from a particular place such as a home or workplace is to recognize the signs of a demonic haunting.

The feeling of something sitting on your chest or choking you during sleep or upon waking could indicate a demonic haunting.
The feeling of something sitting on your chest or choking you during sleep or upon waking could indicate a demonic haunting. | Source

Signs It's a Demonic Haunting

When demonic hauntings first begin in a home or place of human interaction, the signs can be subtle and may mimic your average, run-of-the-mill ghostly haunting. You might experience one or more of the following:

  • strange sounds: footsteps, doors opening and closing, whispers, faint screams or moaning, white noise electronic interference.
  • strange sights: shadows in your peripheral vision, flickering lights and electronics, objects seeming to switch places/positions when your back is turned, figures in the dark, etc.
  • strange feelings: a feeling of being watched, a feeling that something is "wrong", feeling like someone has been in your house or building, wafts of unexplained cold air, goosebumps, feeling of being touched by an invisible hand
  • strange smells: perfume, food smells, sulfur, and bad odors.

As the demon gains energy and begins to manifest more easily, the signs of a demonic haunting will increase and intensify. You might begin to experience these things:

  • all of the signs mentioned above will intensify and increase plus...
  • recurrent nightmares - on a weekly or nightly basis depending upon the severity
  • phantom-mania - a feeling of being held down in bed and then upon waking discovering unexplained bruises or scratches on one's body
  • a general feeling of discomfort or dread - never being able to fully settle down in one's own home or environment
  • negativity between family members or friends will increase and lead to arguments, fights, and general discord.
  • a spirit will begin to show itself to a member of the home or environment - often these demons center their focus on one particular person and this can sometimes be a child. They will appear to a child often as a nice entity. If an otherwise normal child becomes withdrawn and has an "imaginary friend", this is a BIG sign.
  • religious objects will be destroyed or inexplicably lost - i.e. crucifix, bible, rosaries, etc.
  • entire homes or rooms are ransacked though nothing has been taken
  • writing on walls or other places in the building

Signs will differ depending on the severity of the haunting, and depending on the type of demon that has attached itself to the household or property. Keeping a log or journal of all of the experiences will possibly help in identifying the type of haunting you have.

Signs It's Gone Beyond a "Haunting"...(Attachment and Possession)

Unfortunately and quite often when there is a demon haunting a home or building of some sort, these hauntings can be fueled by the people around them. It is a vicious cycle in that the demon brings with it negativity that feeds into the people's energies and minds, while in turn the negativity that emanates from these people feed the demon more energy. Because of this cycle, the demonic haunting can go from a haunting to an attachment and sometimes it can even turn into a full blown possession. This depends on whether or not the demon is able to influence one particular person...and sometimes more than one person.

You will know when it has gone beyond a haunting of a home/building into something more powerful and more dangerous by noticing some or more of the following signs with at least one person in your household:

  • Withdrawal: the person under influence of this demon might start to pull away from his/her family in a social as well as physical aspect. The person becomes withdrawn and is less wont to speak to family members about things they might have before.
  • Anger/Resentment: the person might show out-of-nowhere signs of emotional intensity, usually in the form of anger towards his/her family. They might also express resentment towards others that might not have been there before.
  • Lack of Interest in Once-Loved Activities: the person under influence will also withdraw themselves from regular activities that he/she once enjoyed - i.e. hobbies, academics, family quality time, etc.
  • Recurrent Nightmares and Night Terrors: the person under influence will experience recurrent nightmares of the same nature; often these are accompanied by "night terrors" in that the person is scared of the dark and may be found screaming upon waking.
  • Unexplained Marks on the Body: the person under influence might have scratch marks, bite marks, and bruises on his/her body in places that he/she could not inflict upon him/herself.
  • Interest in the Occult/Black Magic: he/she might have taken a random interest in the Occult, particularly in necromancy or black magic.
  • Unexplained Illness and Weakness: he/she might become inexplicably ill and/or visibly weak of body and mind. Signs and symptoms of this might include: weight loss, hair loss, change in skin tone, loss of appetite, vomiting, loss of energy, etc.

When has it gone from a haunting to an attachment and then further progressed into a full-blown possession? I expect you will know when it is full-blown possession. The person will no longer be him/herself in any regard. The voice will change, the person will throw fits of a supernatural power, etc. Now's the time to call a priest or someone who is deemed able to handle such a dangerous and dark situation.

Just remember: you can stop it from progressing! Do not feed into negativity in the household or otherwise, and get the person help when you see the first not wait until it gets worse and worse!

Often demons will act as though they were once humans in a past life. This is a lie.
Often demons will act as though they were once humans in a past life. This is a lie. | Source

Things That Attract Demons and Demonic Hauntings

So let's answer the question: what is a demon? A demon in the most simplest explanation is a negative spirit or entity that has never lived a human existence. This doesn't mean they haven't tried. Putting aside any religious thoughts on the matter, we can simply agree that these beings do exist on some level of our world. And unfortunately, they are often attracted to certain places and people for certain reasons.

Things that Attract Demons to a Place:

  • Murder/Suicide: any form of violent death that has occurred in a particular place will generate enough negative energy to possibly attract negative beings.
  • Black Magic: any place that has been used in black magic rituals of any kind has the ability to open a door for negative beings to come through...and potentially linger. If a group of people participated in these rituals, this is even more of a magnet for demonic entities.
  • Multiple Deaths: any place that has seen multiple deaths in various forms can attract demonic hauntings. Remember, negative entities feed off of negativity.
  • Recurrent Negativity: any place where negative people dwell, if the negativity is strong enough and lasts long enough, can generate enough energy to get the attention of negative entities.

Things That Attract Demons to People:

  • Dabbling in the Occult: sometimes simply dabbling in the Occult without protecting oneself or knowing what one is doing will attract a demon. I.E. playing with a ouija board, tarot cards, pendulums.
  • Performing Black Magic: not just dabbling in the Occult, but actually diving head first into the world of black magic most definitely will open a portal for negative things to come through. Particularly if you are performing rituals with a group.
  • Obsession with Death: a person who obsesses over death might be wont to attract a demon. I.E. traipsing around a cemetery, performing a séance, visiting haunted places, researching death and murder scenes, etc.
  • Depression/Anxiety: people who are deeply depressed have a low/weak aura about them, and in this way can attract more negativity including negative entities like demons.
  • Drug Use/Abuse: a person who uses drugs on a regular basis open themselves up to demonic attachment. Why is this? Because drugs deplete your physical, mental, and spiritual energy leaving you weak enough to allow lower level entities to feed on your energy (or what's left of it).

Just because the dark side is tempting, doesn't mean you should give in...there are things not everyone can hide from.
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Smita Amin 11 days ago


I am an indian and I am a psychic I have noticed that whenever my energy levels are low and I am depressed these entities are attracted to me I have realized that the only way is to keep my vibration level high by not giving into depression I can counter this other ways are in indian we have ancestor the deity whomour ancestors have been praying for since generation put up big photographs of this deity in your house before sunset light up candles incense and pray to your deity for protection believe me they will protect you do not indulge too much into the dark side of life be has pay cheerful and do good deeds no harm will come to you

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Holly Harbottle 2 weeks ago

One thing that helped me having similar experiences was looking up demons in the bible different types of demons and came across bible sprout it is a dot com it helped me to understand why these things are going on in my life and I believe now I was doing the wrong things in life, not reading the bible to understand what I should be doing in life, I'm not baptized, but I am going to try to get baptized I urge you seek gods word, see a priest about why this may be happening and in the mean time read your bible and use the verses in this article as a reference to direct you in the bible another good verse is john3:16, and accept Jesus Christ as your savior

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James Ellison 3 weeks ago

Hi, I def have one demon entity in my house it all started after my girlfriend gave birth to our son, strange things started occurring laser pen type lights and shadows at first . I started recording it as was getting what I can only describe as electric shocks. At first I thought it was my girlfriend messing with me as we weren't getting on . I slept downstairs on settee to sleep as baby was keeping me up, blue lights kept waking me all night with whispering. I put my mobile phone down on record and u see blue light but to my surprise when I listened to audio there's a message at start an old type voice saying 'children of men I'm here to warn you ' the day after I could start to make out words that were being whispered and kept seeing black shadows on walls really black my girlfriend was out it told me it was a succubus which I'd never heard of I tried to ignore it and it woke me every night at 2am touching me and whispering I got my girlfriend to move out and thought this can't be real. It told me a lot of things which I wrote down my room was always freezing cold and could see movement on walls and mirrors and could here things moving, kept seeing orbs . I thought this can't be happening it went on for days and started getting worse then one night it stopped so my girlfriend came back and it touched her in night she woke up screaming twice and hasn't returned. Since then I've been pinned to bed and what felt like something pushed into my hip then it felt I was getting cut and managed to get away to see what looked like up to six demons in my room I was in agony and felt bruised everywhere were I was cut . I wasn't bleeding or bruised but internally I was in agony for about five days . I also had sword pushed into my heart which I managed to fight out of and that really hurt. Many things have happened like doors opening , footsteps , breathing , sexual moaning noises , woken 2am till 5-6am every day . Also silloettes of angels have appeared on walls when it gets bad and also they've told me to leave twice and get out of house I've seen dogs that feel like there attacking me and biting my legs and it hurts and my legs start shaking. I don't know what I've done or if there attached to house I'm currently sleeping at my friends and nothing happens , it takes a lot to scare me but this actually does . I have a priest going round tomorrow and contacts to remove negative entities . I actually didn't believe in this I've always been an open book not the most religious person in the world but have been christened I don't understand this I'm starting to get impression it really wants to hurt me . Can anyone help with Amy advice or has similar things happens to anyone ?

Thanks sorry it's quite long there's so much happened I have photos videos of things I see . My friends all thought I was crazy coz I would think the same if someone told me this . It took a lot to tell all my friends but now there all looking out for me as they know it's happening


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Barbara Tucker 6 weeks ago

gothicowl - Your story interests me and I would like to help if I can.

gothicowls 2 months ago

A few years ago a Native American mother to my daughter's friend told her I had a spirit following me. a little girl I guess. I have always had a sense of things and feel all my residences may have had spirits. Or did I bring them with me? A topic I am very interested in. I never did find out much about this spirit, this mom died not too long ago. I feel I am a witch, but more of an earthy, Native American practitioner. I moved into this home about 2 yrs now and the previous owner told me on fb that it is haunted. I always debunk it all to the kids but deep down I sense, feel, know something is off. I have always been different. At 5 I remember pondering things that were really deep. Then I started dreaming. Whatever I dream over and over I would have developed a phobia. Once a great swimmer I became terrified of water, etc. I jokingly called myself the dreaming prophet. When I got my first place it was an apt that I felt it the most. I always debunked it and said oh that's the neighbors but I knew better. I feel like although I love my path spiritually would I have picked it living somewhere else? I wonder if this house is making my fibromyalgia worse, my mental health worse (I have bipolar so I always hear and see things, etc I just blame it on that), choosing my religious path? In high school I was goth and am still at heart at 43. I started suicide attempts at 10 yr old, had and eating disorder, lost both my brothers, and so much more. I actually feel my family or I am cursed. Someone talk to me....

Queen Victoria I 7 months ago from Charleston, West Virginia United States of America

If one believes in God & Angels then they must believe in Lucifer & Demons. Can't have one without the other, have to have balance.

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kittythedreamer 8 months ago from the Ether Author

poetryman6969 - That is so very true. Sad but true.

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poetryman6969 8 months ago

I tend to think that groups like ISIS are demonic. I think you have to be demon possessed to believe that burning human beings alive in cages is a good idea.

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kittythedreamer 13 months ago from the Ether Author

Michaela - You're lucky then! Or else you know how to protect yourself and your home from any type of negative entity invasion. I consider myself a very positive person, but there are times in my life where I have done something as seemingly innocent as astral travel in my sleep and dealt with lower entities following me back. I also believe if people don't protect themselves (shielding, etc) when they visit places where souls might be trapped or lingering, they can indeed invite something home with them. I've had too many experiences to ignore them and pass them off.

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Michaela Osiecki 13 months ago from USA


I've suffered from depression/anxiety for years, and yet I've never had an encounter with a harmful entity because of it.

I've more than "dabbled" in the occult, I've been doing this for years, including frequent spirit board use and yet I've never encountered a demon.

As a lifer in the Goth scene, I definitely enjoy graveyards and seances and documentaries about weird stuff that includes murders and such...but no demon encounters.

Even adding an alcohol problem on top of that....I'm still free of negative entities.

I'm not denying that some of this stuff might attract a demon, but the majority of the demonic hauntings I've come across typically involve nice Christian families who aren't doing anything "weird" to attract bad attention.

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Lilleyth 14 months ago from Mid-Atlantic

While visiting my daughter I noticed a large black shape in her kitchen twice. Not wanting to alarm her or my grandchild, I didn't mention it until after I returned home, and asked me if I had noticed anything while visiting. Then she told me about seeing a black shape in the kitchen as well as a light that went through the wall and into the kitchen cupboards, rattling pots and pans as it passed through (or hid).

Stargrrl 21 months ago

I once had a minor demonic infestation in my classroom. Right around where my number one troublemaker sat, was this smell--it smelled like vomit. The thing is, it smelled like that in one particular spot only, and even when the kid was not there. All the time. The desk did not contain any of this belongings, and I washed the area. I had to have friends come in pray in the classroom, and the smell disappeared.

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Kiss andTales 21 months ago

To some critics that think this subject is superstitious . If we exist as individuals ,without our control ,why do you think other creations would not exist ? Just because you have never seen or experience a spirit creature, does not mean it is not real.

Example the Island of Boneo has over 200 new species no one new about until some years ago. Did they exist all the time ,they had to people just never discover them yet,

So we also have spirit creators that people have discovered !

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kittythedreamer 21 months ago from the Ether Author

yohewriter - I'll have to check that out. Thanks so much!

Team wiseman - I would agree with that.

seafarer mama - I know what you mean. Mainly here I was trying to point out that some people dabble in it because they want a thrill and are not looking at the big picture or thinking of the possible consequences of being somewhat ignorant to what lies out there. Thanks so much for reading, nice to hear from you.

nell - I was wary about writing this article because I figured it would be controversial, but I've seen and experienced too much not to believe that there are things out there of both a positive and negative nature...including what we term "demons". It's the yin and yang that the Chinese speak of..the light and dark, etc.

Kiss and Tales - Thanks for sharing.

Spongyollama - That is your opinion and you are entitled to have one, just as I am entitled to have one and have the freedom to write about it. Next time do me a favor, don't bother writing a comment on a hub that you feel is worthless.

nanderson500 - Too true my friend! Thank you for reading. :)

2besure - Very good point...and many people who have had those experiences will agree with you in that statement. You can't escape something that is attached to you.

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2besure 21 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Very interesting topic. I have often wondered how many people are haunted rather than the houses. In this case the person will need deliverance/cleansing prayers. If not, when they move the activity will continue at the new location. Very nicely done.

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nanderson500 21 months ago from Seattle, WA

Interesting! Hauntings have always fascinated me. A ghost would be frightening enough, but it's tough to imagine what it would be like to have a demon in your home. Yikes!

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Spongy0llama 21 months ago from Canada

Superstition is the child of ignorance. I criticize anyone who makes spiritual claims for which there is not a shred of hard evidence, because there are severe consequences when people try to conflate real personal issues with flimsy superstition for which there is no place in the 21st century. Much of what you discuss above is the result of mental illness, sleep disorders, and in some cases, simple glitches in human perception. Talk of ghosts and demons in this context is wildly inappropriate and potentially harmful.

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Kiss andTales 21 months ago

Your hub is valuable in that it brings out vital information dealing with the bad spirit realm. Along with your information I have listed some important things that people need to know as in protection themselves and others from these spirit creatures .

Reference Bible De 18:10 There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer,

Reference Bible De 18:11 or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead.

For these things are dealing with satan and his demonic Angels.

Ac 26:17, 18 And I will rescue you from this people and from the nations, to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by their faith in me.’

Notice satan also has people that represent him.

Reference Bible Joh 12:31 Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

If we are to continue living into the promise New world we will not get involved with satan's powers of magic ,sorcery, divination, fortune telling. These are his devises.

Notice that God almighty says he will rescue you from these fallen evil angels if we put out trust and faith in him.

Ps 91:14 God said: “Because he has affection for me, I will rescue him. I will protect him because he knows my name.

Reference Bible Pr 18:10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous runs and is given protection.

Ps 20:1 May Jehovah answer you in the day of distress. May the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

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Nell Rose 21 months ago from England

Hiya kitty, fascinating subject, whether we believe or not, strange and horrible things do occur, that make us think, and we should definitely take precautions against them, voted up and shared! nell

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Seafarer Mama 21 months ago from New England

Wow. Very informative.

I don't do anything black...all of my spiritual work is of light, and I'd never touch a ouja board, but never knew I needed to protect myself when consulting a tarot deck. I've always thought that if my question or concern is about helping myself of would not be harmful. I will ask for protection before my next spread.....but there have been no signs that my home has been visited by any type of spirit but benevolent.

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Team Wiseman 21 months ago

Very descriptive article and correct. Demons have a main purpose... To separate, families mostly.

Great Read. Thanks

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yohewriter 21 months ago from St. Louis

Hi Kitty!

A well fleshed-out article that does a good job of touching on nearly all aspects of demon hauntings. I am in the process of becoming Catholic and demon oppression has become prevalent at points in my home. Unbearable stress levels and irrational behavior are common signs. May I recommend a good resource? The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Thank you for sharing#

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