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Spirit and Ghost Reflections in Haunted Mirrors

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Mirror Mirror On The Wall!

Ever since human beings became aware of their own image, there has been fascination and fear of reflective surfaces. Folklore and legend have hundreds of stories relating to magic and haunted mirrors. Most, needless to say, tend to be warnings about the dangers of mirrors having negative, supernatural qualities.

In relation to this, mirrors are believed by many to be portals to the spirit realm and even other dimensions.

Below is a few of the beliefs about mirrors that have been around for hundreds of years:


  • Mirrors have the ability to suck out souls. To avoid this happening mirrors were removed from a room where an ill or dying person lay. The reason being, they were thought to be more vulnerable to the negative power of a mirror.
  • People were warned never to look into a mirror at night or by candlelight. If you did, you would be certain to see ghosts, demons and portents of death - even your own!
  • When a person died in a room the mirrors had to be covered or turned to face the wall. Failure to do so would result in the deceased person's soul being lost - or they may even turn into a vampire.
  • Even while asleep, it was thought best to cover your mirror as you could be vulnerable to attack from negative spirits or demons during the dark hours. It was also advised, to never place your bed in a place where it is reflected in a mirror.
  • In order to prevent mirrors being used as a portal by supernatural entities, the mirror should be frequently moved to different areas of the room.
  • Mirrors with a solid backing placed in the same position for a long period of time, are thought to be more likely to become spiritual portals.

People often report paranormal phenomena around mirrors in their homes.
People often report paranormal phenomena around mirrors in their homes. | Source
There are many traditions and superstitions involving mirrors.
There are many traditions and superstitions involving mirrors. | Source

Paranormal phenomena and mirrors

So what kind of experiences have people had with mirrors?

There are hundreds of documented cases of haunted mirrors and they tend to have similar characteristics. People have reported paranormal experiences when:

  • An old mirror brought into the home from somewhere else.
  • People, when moving into a new home, have had problems with mirrors left behind by the previous occupants.
  • People have reported paranormal activity after using mirrors for divination/scrying. Usually no protection was used by the participants and it is thought that they may have created a portal. It’s suggested that when carrying out any kind of spiritual work with mirrors to use a cleansing and protective ritual. If you are doing spiritual work that doesn't involve a mirror or other scrying device, then these should either be covered or put away in a safe place.
  • It has also been observed that using a ouija board can also create portals. Mirrors nearby are often claimed to be the origin of the portal after a ouija board session.
  • Often people have reported having experiences with haunted mirrors in hotels, friends/relatives home, visiting a place as a tourist and so on. These areas usually, but not always, have a reputation for being haunted.

The phenomena reported in connection with haunted mirrors are varied. The most common manifestation is the formation of images of people/entities other than the people occupying the room. However, it should be remembered that natural distortions and curious light effects can create a number of bizarre effects. Added to this is the brain's phenomenal ability to create meaningful shapes and faces out of random patterns. But despite this, many of the reported cases of haunted mirrors were witnessed by more than one person at different times of the day, in various lighting conditions. Therefore, these cases may possibly rule out natural causes. Added to this, other forms of paranormal manifestations developed in addition to that connected with the mirror involved.

Mirrors have a long history of paranormal phenomena associated with them.
Mirrors have a long history of paranormal phenomena associated with them. | Source
Antique mirrors are more likely to have paranormal phenomena associated with them.
Antique mirrors are more likely to have paranormal phenomena associated with them. | Source

Negative entities, energy and mirrors

The phenomena experienced by people are diverse. In most cases, but not all, the energy seems to be negative rather than benign. However, some of the apparent malevolence might be due to a fear factor, suggestion or misinterpretation rather than a negative spirit.

Paranormal activity includes:

  • Shadow People. They have frequently been witnessed in connection with haunted mirrors. Witnesses describe not only shadow people standing near to mirrors, but also within the mirror and entering or leaving them. Quite a few cases also reported other phenomena at the same time such as - cold spots, voices, noises and orbs. Odours - ranging from pleasant to vile - have also been described.
  • Strange Mist. The mists are not only seen entering and leaving mirrors but sometimes form into more recognisable shapes - usually a humanoid one. Other people have described these mists evolving into dense, dark masses that move around the room as well as within mirrors. The feelings reported by the witnesses are usually of a negative nature. Anger, hostility and evil are some of the feelings experienced. In addition, people have given accounts of other phenomena happening at the same time - cold spots, orbs, glowing eyes, growls, voices and poltergeist activity.
  • Faces. This is probably by far the most frequent manifestation reported by people in association with haunted mirrors. The faces are, most of the time, human - and sometimes known to the witnesses. But there are a number of accounts where people have reported other entities/demonic faces appearing.

With this amount of paranormal activity associated with mirrors, it's not surprising that they have the reputation for being portals. But what exactly is a portal?


Even on occasion demons are said to have appeared or come through a haunted mirror.
Even on occasion demons are said to have appeared or come through a haunted mirror. | Source
Do strange entities have the ability to use certain mirrors as a portal?
Do strange entities have the ability to use certain mirrors as a portal? | Source

Spirit Portals

Spirit portals are not a new concept and have been around for some time. At their most basic level, they are thought to be a form of entrance and exit point for spiritual energy and other dimensions. It has been claimed that portals have been captured on film, usually photographs.

People who have allegedly seen a portal describe them as being similar to a whirl-wind or alternatively, an elongated swirling shape.

Below are some of the characteristics of a portal:

  • A portal is thought to be a hole or window in the energy fields that surround the spiritual realms/dimensions. Energy beings such as spirits can slip through these openings into the physical plane.
  • Negative spirits frequently come through portals. This is believed to happen because the astral layer closest to the physical plane is an area where negative energy and entities reside. When a window opens up therefore, it’s more likely for negative energy to pass through first.
  • Most portals are believed to be a two way pathway for both entering and leaving the physical level.
  • Very high levels of paranormal activity are claimed to be found near portals.
  • Many believe that portals are found all over the world and there may even be certain hot spots.
  • Many believe that not only spiritual beings can use portals, but also beings/aliens from other dimensions.
  • It is thought that there are special, but very rare, portals that are completely positive. No lower astrals or dimensional beings can enter these unless they are spiritually advanced.
  • Some psychics and those who are developing their spirituality, claim that not only can they sense portals, but they can also close and open them up.
  • It is thought by many that portals and vortices are the same thing. However many psychics and investigators believe they are different. That a vortex is simply a pure band of energy, neither negative nor positive and is not a doorway. It can however, be used for meditation and other spiritual work.
  • Not all psychics and paranormal investigators believe that portals exist.
  • Apart from mirrors, portals are thought to exist in areas of entry/exit within the physical realm. For example, places such as doorways, windows and even cupboards/wardrobes are potentially portal areas.

Spirits of people are the most common phenomena associated with haunted mirrors.
Spirits of people are the most common phenomena associated with haunted mirrors. | Source

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Conclusions

As with any paranormal phenomena it's difficult to know which cases are paranormal or natural phenomena creating weird effects. However, one thing is certain, mirrors will continue to play a part in psychic phenomena.

Perhaps the next time you pass a mirror and you get an odd shiver running down your spine, take a good look at the reflection - you never know who or what might be staring back at you!

© 2012 Helen Murphy Howell

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    EtherealElements 5 years ago from USA

    Very informative Hub. Thank you! I really enjoyed it!!!

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    Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

    Why not a religious person to great those creepy people out of your house. Voted up and awesome.

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    Rachel Richmond 5 years ago from California

    What an enjoyment to read - covered a lot. Thanks!

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    georgethegent 5 years ago from Hillswick, Shetland, UK

    There is so much memory there, I'll be back this afternoon to read through again. Voted up!!!

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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Great hub, Seeker7! A unique topic with some fantastic photos to enhance the hub! Have enjoyed this over coffee this morning as the thunderstorms roll in (and I am having to roll out into them!)

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    mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

    This was quite interesting. I never really thought about mirrors before, but why wouldn't that seem important when you have games like bloody mary? Very vast amount of information that is put together quite well. You gave me a lot to think about and I always enjoy these types of topics!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi EtherealElements,

    Glad that you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for the visit and the comment - much appreciated!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Writer20,

    Many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated and glad that you enjoyed the hub!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Rachel,

    Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for your visit. I'm glad that you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi George, as always, lovely to hear from you! Glad that you enjoyed the hub.

    I agree about the memories - on writing some of the items they did remind me of what my Gran in particular said people did when folks died and how they would cover or even remove mirrors from a room.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Dale Hyde, many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Also glad that you enjoyed the hub.

    LOL! I hope I didn't spoil your coffee with some of the spooky stuff - and with the thunder above! Very creepy!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi mythicalstorm273, many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated.

    I've heard of the 'bloody Mary' game! Yikes, sounds a bit too creepy for my liking! But it's a great example of the kind of urban legends that evolve today, as much as they did in the past.

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    Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Now you have me worried. I need to practice putting my lipstick on without a mirror.

    Seriously this was again a fascinating hub, even though a little creepy. I enjoy reading your hubs and this one is great, I love the images you have added to enhance the hub.

    I remember reading about breaking a mirror, that it also breaks part of your soul. You body takes 7 years to rejuvenate and that is why we get the 7 years bad luck

    Can't wait to see what you have lined up for us next

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    There aren't a whole lotta things more potentially unnerving that being alone, feeling uneasy, and then looking in a big mirror by candlelight in a spooky house. You've got a really intriguing subject here Seeker and done your usual superb job presenting it. Maybe mirrors can be portals; maybe Lewis Carrol knew a little something about that when he wrote Through the Looking Glass. As far as Shadow People go I know a little about that subject myself and so do a lot of other folk. And btw, looked on wiki and mirror remains have been found all the back to 6,000 b.c.e. That's a heck of lot of looking over the ages isn't it! Liked this hub very much Seeker- thank you.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Loved this hub. I've heard of shadow people and I've always been fascinated by the idea of being able to step through a mirror however I don't think I would ever have the courage to do that. Passing this one on.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    LOL! Hi Rosemay! Re: the lipstick! You and me both!

    Do you know I have never ever liked mirrors - and that's honestly since I was a little kid. Especially the old creepy ones. We had one in our house - a wardrobe mirror thing, given to us by an old, but not close relative. Mum and Dad kept it for a few months so as not to seem ungrateful, but chopped it up at Halloween & Guy Fawkes night for the bonfire! I was never so relieved to see a piece of furniture get turfed out. My Mum and Dad both had experiences with the paranormal, and not that they said anything to us at the time, but something did happen us kids were sure of it. Both my sister and I felt we were being watched whenever we were near the mirror. But if it was paranormal I can't say whether or not it would be the mirror to blame or if something was attached to the whole wardrobe. A few years later, we were all talking about ghostly experiences and the wardrobe thing came up for discussion. It turns out that it was my Dad who thought, on two occasions, that he had seen a face of a man and a woman in the mirror.

    And yes you are right, very creepy indeed. Writing this hub brought back lots of memories!

    As usual lovely to hear from you Rosemay - hope you're okay now putting your lipstick on!! Glad that you enjoyed the hub.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hey Alastar! Hope things are well with you?

    I agree with you about the sense of being alone and uneasy and if there happens to be a creepy mirror nearby then the feelings are intensified! I was saying to Rosemay, that since I was a kid I have never liked mirrors at all. Even now, at times, with some mirrors - especially places that I am staying overnight in - I do cover them up if I don't like what I'm feeling. I know many people with scoff at this, but hey, I don't really care! If it makes me sleep easier then I'll continue to cover them up! In my own house I only have mirrors that I've chosen and that I know are okay. Silly and superstitious perhaps, but even before I wrote this hub, I genuinely did feel that mirrors could potentially just be a bit more than a reflective surface. I wonder even, just after reading your comment Alastar, if mirrors in addition to being potential portals, could they also be magnifiers for paranormal activity? I don't know why I'm saying that, it just struck me. Anyway, most of the spook stuff I write about intrigues rather than scares me, but, probably due to my nervousness with mirrors, I was genuinely creeped out at times writing this!

    As to Lewis Carrol, well being a writer and many writers do have deep perception and some psychic perception, so perhaps this guy did have feelings about what might be beyond the reflective surface - and got a really good book out of it as well. The 'portal' in Alice was good fun - although I found, as a kid, a bit spooky as well - but I tend to think that the actual portals would not be so nice, well at least some of them.

    Wow! I knew mirrors were very old but I honestly hadn't realised that they went as far back as 6,000 BCE! That is awesome! Our ancestors were very perceptive and clever about a lot of things - especially about nature, the spiritual and so on - I wonder if even way back then, they felt as well, that there was something else other than a reflection? And as you say, that is indeed a 'heck of a lot of looking'!

    Alastar, as usual it was great to get your feedback and your ideas on this hub - it's always fascinating and very much appreciated. Thank you!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Gypsy! Lovely to hear from you!

    Shadow people! Aren't they weirdest of phenomena? I think what really interests me as well about SP's is that this kind of experience is said to be on the increase - in a big way! What this means in general and paranormal terms I've no idea. But what many people are saying - investigators and witnesses, is that the SP's seem to be evolving. This is in the sense of previously, no features were usually clear, but with some SP's, they are showing with more defined shapes and facial features are now being seen in some cases. I don't whether I'm more intrigued or creeped out by this! LOL!

    I'm like you - no way would I have the guts to use a mirror as a portal. Maybe not so much the going there, but it would be the getting back that would worry me!

    Gypsy, many thanks for stopping by and leaving such an interesting comment - greatly appreciated! Take care!

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi seeker7, you write such interesting hubs, I always enjoy reading them, although this one is a little creepy...

    Many thanks for sharing and voted up!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi MM, glad that you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for leaving a comment.

    This hub is creepy, no doubts about that. I don't know if, like clowns, mirrors are one of those things that just make people feel a bit weird? I know I've never liked them and partly that has to do with a previous experience my Dad had when we were kids. But even putting that to the side, I think I would still find a lot of mirrors un-nerving. Also, I think any phenomena that involves shadow people/mists does tend to send the shivers up and down the spine!

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    Ruth Clark 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Fabulous photos, Seeker 7. I've always been interested, fascinated, and just a little wary of the paranormal. My own mother had some "un-explainable" stories of angels, things that couldn't be explained by conventional means. This is an excellent hub. Thank you.

  • Muldania 5 years ago

    There are many ghost stories, where a ghost room is relected in an old mirror. This reminds me of an experience of my great grandmother, who when visiting an old house saw the refection of a woman in the mirror, standing behind her. When she turned around, there was no one there.

  • SanXuary 5 years ago

    Most ancient temples were designed for this purpose. The walls and ceilings were polished and a pool of water was then centred in the middle of the room. The person would then sit on one end of the pool in darkness with nothing but a candle and would concentrate on the reflections. Alexander the Great made just such a trip after conquering Egypt and returned from the journey believing that he had been told that he was a God.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Ruth, lovely to hear from you and many thanks for the very interesting comment.

    As much as the paranormal interests me, I know from one or two of my own experiences that it's always wise to be wary.

    That's very interesting about your Mother and the Angel experiences. I mentioned about the increase in 'shadow people' experiences, but the Angel experiences are also on the increase - perhaps one balances out the other? I think your Mum must have been a very special and favoured lady to have had such wonderful visitors!

    Glad that you enjoyed the hub Ruth and many thanks for your visit!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Muldania, many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment - and a very interesting one as well.

    That is fascinating about your Grandmother! There are a large number of people who have had similar experiences and, as with your Grandmother, the ghost or spirit, is not actually reflected in the mirror, but seems to be within the mirror itself. Now does this mean that the mirror is a portal? Or does it mean that a spirit can use the properties of the mirror to manifest? If it's a residual haunting, ( a replay), can a mirror create the energy to trigger off this replay? I don't know if we will ever find the answers to these questions, but I think mirrors will continue to be haunted and people will definitely continue to have experiences with them.

    Many thanks again for your visit - I really enjoyed reading your comment.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi SanXuary, great to hear from you and many thanks for leaving a comment - a really interesting one!

    I knew that people from the past did carry out forms of divination, but I had no idea that temples and the rooms within would be designed and created to such a degree. That is fascinating! It would seem that their idea goes along with the 'portal' theory perhaps?

    As to Alexander the Great. He is definitely one of the most intriguing figures from history and no one can dispute his military genius. Along with his martial excellence he seems to have had an ego to match. But then if the man didn't have such a high opinion of himself, he wouldn't have been as successful as he was. Believing that he was a god after his bout of divination, I guess says more about delusions of grandeur than the success of this divination technique.

    Many thanks again for your visit and your information on the temples - really interesting!

  • SanXuary 5 years ago

    Another item is what they call a Devils box used for the same purpose. A lot of people have probably seen them and most jewellery boxes were created on the concept not to mention wishing well. It was nothing but a box with mirrors on all sides that you would gaze in. The greatest oddity perhaps is that anything can used as an object of divination and the Devil will trick you. There is a researcher who has created a room of mirrors to study our inability to see all dimensions. In his studies he has had people report that they have met relatives who have passed on. He is not interested in divination but was studying the ability to see all dimensions when this has occurred. Still only the person in the study can only see these things. A person locked in an isolation chamber will eventually lose reality if kept to long. This is similar to being locked inside a barrel laying in a bathtub shut off from all stimulation.

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    voodoo123 5 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    many psychics and investigators believes are different however be used for meditation and other spiritual work.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi SanXuary, that is really interesting about 'the devil's box' - haven't heard of that that one either. I also agree about being tricked - whether it's demons or just nasty folks who have passed on. So often we hear that divination sessions seem to start off very nice but soon spiral downwards into a very frightening and negative experience. Personally, unless you really know what you are doing and know how to protect yourself, I would suggest that most folks leave things like this alone.

    I often wonder about sensory deprevation? Does this open up your abilities to see more of the invisible or is it just the desperate attempts of mind to make sense of a situation it can't interpret. Maybe it's a bit of both?

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123, many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

    I think the fact that investigators and psychics do have different beliefs can be a good thing but also a bad thing at times. When there are disagreements it can lead to petty squabbles and to inconsistencies within research. The problem here is that good information or experiences might be lost. On the other hand, disagreements can be a bonus in that it keeps a very healthy level of scepticism within research, rather than every little weird thing being classed as supernatural.

    It would seem that mirrors have been used for a very long time in spiritual work and I think this will continue well into our future.

    Many thanks again for your visit and your input - it's greatly appreciated.

  • SanXuary 5 years ago

    The Bible clearly tells us to contact the creator and not his creations. The story of King Saul clearly tells us such things exist not to mention Demons being cast out. There are some lost books, or books written in Biblical times but not accepted as part of the Bible that describe a group of beings whose only purpose is to trick, manipulate and to deceive. Anyone who believes in life after death would have no choice but to believe in an inter-dimensional World, it comes with the territory. It is also pretty obvious that people have been doing this a long time and will not be likely to offer much proof in physical terms.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi SanXuary,

    Yes! And I think many of the holy books warn against 'the creations'! When researching/investigating the paranormal it's abundantly clear that other dimensions not only exist, but can be populated with, as you rightly say 'beings whose only purpose is to trick, manipulate and deceive'. I think it's wise to know your limitations when investigating the paranormal and to know when to draw back and leave well alone.

    As to physical proof. I think that's the problem that science and especially sceptics have. For the simple reason they look at this essentially non-physical force and source in purley physical terms - it doesn't work! I think the fact is, that although science is doing wonderful things - and some not so wonderful things - science just isn't good enough to penetrate the paranormal. Therefore, for sceptics it can't possibly exist.

  • SanXuary 5 years ago

    Here is a subject for your next article you might want to research. I was never a believer and ignored it my whole life until I actually caught a documentary on it and it blew my mind. The subject is crop circles. After really looking at it I came to the conclusion that no one is making these things. The forensic evidence is that it is an electrical phenomenon and most likely natural. The shapes are however the greatest oddity. Forming the shapes of basic biology for life and incredible geometry. We get the basic believers that think this is aliens and such. I have my own belief that perhaps it is proof of intelligent design on a planetary level.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi SanXuary - I will certainly and seriously consider crop cirlces. They are awesome! I was never sure about the 'alien' theory, it didn't make sense a lot of the time. But the biggest joke came from sceptics themselves - they're all hoaxes they cry! Humans made them! How arrogant can you get! Humans are clever, but they're not that clever! Some of the designs created are breath taking! And because it has been proved that many were 'made' over night, there is no way that humans have that capability - nor ET's either!

    A natural phenomena does make sense. The deeper you look into nature the more you realise just what an awesome and beautiful 'intelligence' is behind creation.

  • SanXuary 5 years ago

    They claim that it is an electrical phenomena, It heats the stalks and if they are young plants they bend at the exact location and fall over. If the plants are older they explode and fall over. No one can personally do this and maintain such perfection. Short of a satellite in space microwaving the planet with precision I have no other answers. Such a device would require enormous power. Historical data indicates that this has been going on forever. I have seen a few photographs where this occurs at a planetary level in the atmosphere.

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    Connie Smith 5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

    Hi Seeker7. Another brilliant Hub on a very intriguing subject. Old mirrors have always had a certain fascination for me, but I never knew why. Maybe now I know?! Do you know if there is any way to measure the activity produced at these portals? Is there an electromagnetic source? Wonderful stuff. Voted Up and Awesome as usual!

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    Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

    What an interesting and mysterious hub. I love reading about paranormal phenomenon. You did a fantastic job of researching this and I liked that you mentioned the different types of entities. I was very intrigued by your hub and your pictures really perfected it.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi grandamapearl, lovely to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub!

    Some modern mirrors can have a kind of weird air about them, but I agree, I definitely think that old mirrors have more of a mysterious quality about them.

    As to the portals. Yes, electromagnetic readings have been known to rise quite high when near to a portal - and some groups have claimed to have discounted all natural sources of EM, so leaving an interesting anomaly. I also understand that other phenomena increases such as cold spots and hot spots, that can be measured by infra-red. Night vision cameras have also caught more orbs around these areas - even after eliminating reflected light, insects and dust etc. - there is still quite a high proportion of actual orbs visible. Some groups also claim to have caught more EVP (electronic voice phenomena) at the sites of an alleged portal.

    Many thanks again for your visit and for the very interesting question!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi MT, many thanks for stopping by. I hope you and your sister had a wonderful birthday - were the steaks great? LOL!

    Glad that you enjoyed the hub. I had a lot of fun writing this one - and a touch of creepiness. The reason being that I never really liked mirrors as a kid, I always found them quite scary. The after Dad had an experience with an old mirror in a flat (see comments above) we lived in as kids, that really made me very wary until I was much older. I'm still not overly keen on them, but I'm more intrigued by the phenomena that is supposed to happen around them, rather than scared now.

    Many thanks again for your visit, it's always a real pleasure to hear from you.

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    Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Just popped back to tell you a weird thing happened to me yesterday. We often hear odd noises in the house. If we are in the lounge we now and then hear banging on the wall from the other side which is the dining room. We often hear strange noises coming from the conservertory but put it down to noisy neighbours. I was in the conserertory yesterday and heard the screen door shut, being metal it has a distinctive unmistakeable sound. I turned round thinking someone had come in... but nothing or no one there. strange. But this house does not feel uncomfortable or cold, so if it is a visitor they seem to be friendly.

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    voodoo123 5 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Many people feel as if they have something odd and unseen in the house. They don't mind sharing the space with the ghost(s). In fact, the majority of haunted houses are happily co-habited by the living and the spirits.

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    voodoo123 5 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    I have no other answers Such a device would require enormous power.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123,

    Many thanks again for your input - and I agree, most do co-habit quite happily. Thanks again.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Rosemay,

    How exciting! As a matter of interest, have you been decorating, gardening or doing any kind of building/maintenance within the last 6 months or so? Often carrying out work in or around the home can attract attention from spirits. If not, many houses, in my experience, that have spirits, can be on cyclical events. By this I just mean that nothing is heard for a while, then you will get a few bits and pieces, then all goes quiet again. Almost like they come for a short visit then go away again.

    I can almost say with certainty that they are friendly. First because most spirits are. Secondly if you have anything at all negative it's very, very obvious in the feelings you experience personally, but also the feelings of the house - the cold and oppresive atmosphere is unmistakable. So yes, I think you have one or more lovely spirits, just popping in to see what you are all up to. It might even be the baby that's attracted attention as well.

    Many thanks for sharing this story Rosemay - very interesting indeed!!

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    voodoo123 5 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    shapes are however the greatest oddity. Forming the shapes of basic biology for life and incredible geometry. We get the basic believers that think this is aliens and such.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123,

    I agree about shapes! Especially when we get into the micro-cosmic level, the perfection and mathematical precision speaks of intelligence within nature. I think many starting off begin with the alien theory - given that there are a few very well documented and witnessed sightings it's understandable - but many do move on from the theory of 'aliens' causing all and reach out for a more profound answer. In addition, the many accounts I've read about, at least some, alleged aliens, they don't seem to be all that more advanced than us - mentally or spiritually.

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    voodoo123 5 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Most people know the superstition that breaking a mirror causes seven years’ bad luck.If this happens, the only “cure” is to take every piece of the mirror, including any dust from it, and bury it deep in the ground.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123, I didn't realise that you had to bury a mirror after it has been broken. I guess most folks would just put out in the rubbish can.

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    voodoo123 5 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Person died in a room the mirrors had to be covered or turned to face the wall. But Failure to do so what would result in the deceased person's soul being lost - or they may even turn into a vampire.If this happens the only “cure” is to take every piece of the mirror.

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    The reason being that I never really liked mirrors as a kid, I always found them quite scary.Thanks for nice hub.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123,

    I agree about mirrors being creepy. There's not that much that does spook me, but I will admit that mirrors do give me a weird feeling and I have been scared of one in particular! Not a nice feeling.

    I have heard about the soul becoming a vampire if lost to the mirror! When you look at some of them - very creepy to look at - it's not surprising that these beliefs arose, especially considering the amount of phenomena that seems to occur around them.

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    I also agreed seeker7 with your point mirrors being creepy.Mirrors can easily be a frightening instrument. Our imaginations sometimes convince us that there’s more to a reflection than we can possibly comprehend, potentially dark and evil things that can never be stopped. Sure, science can support their theories of light reflection increasingly well, but even the direct, factual truth can’t keep our minds from wondering. Not even repeatedly-proven evidence can keep us from THINKING. That is the truth many of us will never escape from: imaginations are unstoppable.

  • femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

    Seeker,

    One more time, you've made my read time verrrryyy interesting. :)

    I haven't had any trouble with mirrors, and don't ever want to either, lol.

    But, the histories regarding their involvement with paranormal activity are intriguing.

    Thumbs up!

    femme

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    I agree and although science is wonderful - it doesn't have and never will have all the answers.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi femme - smashing to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub.

    I had enough experiences with one particular mirror when I was a kid, so like your good self, I don't really want anymore as interesting as it might be! LOL! It is a fascinating subject and I think what's most interesting is that even taking into account natural causes, imagination and so on, this still leaves an awful lot of very intriguing phenomena!

    Many thanks for the thumbs up! Much appreciated.

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    science is also wonderful its implements natural causes that human being create.Thanks for great hub

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    Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

    This was such a fun read! I love spooky stories and trivia. Now I'm getting a little nervous to look into my mirror at night, though.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Om Paramapoonya, lovely to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub. I know how you feel when you say that you are nervous about looking in your mirror - there are many mirrors that give me the creeps!LOL! Whether that's imagination or something else is the big question I guess!

    Many thanks again for stopping by!

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Well I don't like how people nervous about looking in your mirror. Ghost well I am going to give them a peace of my mined no. Wonder why People git haunted they diserived it that is my personal opinion.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123,

    I agree, I think some people do attract energies by the things they get up to - especially if they don't know what they are doing. But I also think we do get spooks and entities who are just around to cause people grief! I wouldn't hesitate to tell them where to go - and I've done so in the past. It works!

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    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    Hi, love this! and I would love those mirrors in your photos! I remember years ago one of my family, my gran I think, had a mirror in her bedroom. It was one of those that is attached to a chest of drawers and can swivel back and forward to get your reflection at the right angle. I hated it! it used to give me the spooks! I never wanted to look into it, and if I had to go into her room I made sure I went around the other side of the bed to get away from it! stupid I know, but there was something, you know? ughh! lol! I do remember years ago, at work, walking into the ladies at lunch time and after doing my makeup, I turned to walk away and caught sight of something in the mirror, it looked like a face! but to this day I will never know, rated up! cheers nell

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Nell, as usual it's lovely to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub. I'm also glad that there's someone like myself who is not that keen on mirrors. LOL!

    Your gran's mirror does sound very, very creepy - and I know the ones you mean. My dad's aunt had one similar. When you needed the bathroom you had to pass her bedroom with this freaky, swivelling mirror in it that you saw when you went past to go to the loo. I used to do the 100m sprint to get by that door and I never looked at the thing!!! I was really scared to look at it. As you rightly say, it does sound so dumb, but there was something about it I just didn't like. Yet my own gran had two very old mirrors and they never bothered me at all?

    Now that's really interesting about going into the ladies room and perhaps seeing something in the mirror. I don't know if you've heard about this, but the number of rest rooms and toilets that are alleged to be haunted is phenomenal - and I don't think spooks have weak bladders so that's not the cause!! LOL! But what is more interesting is that it tends to be 'ladies' loos that have the most activity? I can't quite work this one out yet!

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    If you see people you know who have died in your mirror but they have never been reflected in it until then. They are trying to warn you of something. Be carefull and ask for a message aloud at midnight. They will answer! Personally, I believe a simply a reflective surface, and had little/nothing to do with the paranormal.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123,

    I hadn't heard this if people hadn't been reflected previously? That is very interesting. I wonder if the cases involving dead relatives appearing to people in the mirrors at home have indeed been some kind of warning to the families? Thanks for the information.

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    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    Forgot to come back and say the reason why theres more activity in the ladies is the fact that the ghosts still retain the sense of wanting to pee more than men! haha!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    LOL!! Well it's nice to know that some things never change - even the frequent calls of nature!!

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Hello Rose in the fact of ghosts ghost legends were initially imagined up, confirmation bias the inclination to see what we want to see took over and perpetuated the phenomenon in human culture.

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    Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

    Voted up, useful, and interesting. Wow, this is freaky stuff. I have heard about a few of these because I always watch paranormal shows. It really makes you second guess everything you was taught. You did a great job pointing out everything Seeker. Great job, awesome hub.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi the lyricwriter - as usual it's always great to hear from you. I agree it is freaky stuff and it's interesting how many people - including myself at times - do find mirrors uncomfortable, like there is something else going on. Now this could just be imagination, but then again, there has been so much paranormal stuff recorded in relation to mirrors that you just never know.

    Many thanks again for your visit, always a pleasure!

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    Jose Juan Gutierrez 4 years ago from Mexico City

    Interesting information about mirrors. I have always been curious about them. This article has added to my knowledge about mirrors. Voted up and interesting!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    unmso - many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub. I am like you in that I've always been curious about mirrors and on occasion a little creeped out by them - apart from the paranormal, I'm sure there is a lot of psychology in my uneasiness as well!

    Many thanks again for your nice comment.

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    As We all believed in shadow people.If they are bothering you, get a ghost buster or priest in there to hunt them down and throw them out. If they are not bothering you, just accept them as part of life.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    I always believe in, or try to, that if people/things whatever are not bugging you, then leave them alone to do what they are doing. I carry on with life and concentrate on my own issues.

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    LOL!! Well it's nice to know that believe in yourself never change.As we accept them as part of life.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123 - I think the case may be that I'm getting too old to change now anyway and maybe the spookies know that as well! LOL!

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Without spiritual mirrors we cannot experience God fully.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi voodoo123 - this is a very true saying and a profound one. When we are developing though, I'm always wary of illusion! Is illusion sent by the forces of light to test and help us grow? Or sent by the darkness to mislead our steps? Mirros can be the biggest illusion of all.

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    voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

    Sometimes god loads me up with things beyond my own understanding, meaning i can visually understand it, but i can't put it into words.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    This seems to be very common! I wish god, the creator or whoever 'it' is would load me up with a good dose of common sense and clarity of mind at times - maybe then I'd understand more of what was going on in this world and others!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    I know where you are coming from when saying 'can't put it into words' - so many people who have experiences - spiritual, paranormal and so on, have this same problem. It's an experience beyond the physical, therefore words and sensations within the physical world at not nearly adequate enough to explain it in terms people can understand and accept. When you get these experiences it's a kind of 'knowing' and also a full acceptance that, however, crazy, it's real.

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    Nicole S Hanson 4 years ago from Minnesota

    Creepy! I can't imagine what I would do if i saw someone in the background on a mirror in my home!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Nicole - I have to say that mirrors have creeped me out since I was a young child and we were given an old wardrobe - very dark wood - with a mirror on the front. Mum and Dad would never have bought such an ugly looking thing, but they didn't have any money so were thankfull for anything that was given to them. But I avoided that mirror like the plague. I used to also dread visitors coming to stay since us kids were put into the spare bedroom - where the horrible wardrobe was - and the visitors slept in our bedrooms. I couldn't wait until our visitors had left since I was always convinced that something nasty stayed inside that wardrobe!

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    Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    What a great hub - thoroughly enjoyed it! Fortunately I didn't experience anything negative with mirrors, with the exception of one. I was told that if I kept looking into my eyes, I would see an 'insane' version of myself...of course I had to try it, and it scared the crap out of me...Never did it again LOL

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Enelle Lamb, many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub!

    That was a freaky experience to have with seeing 'your insane self'! Think I'd maybe rather see a spook!! LOL!! I

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    Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Just noticed that this hub has a score of 100 CONGRATULATIONS. well earned :))

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Rosemay - many thanks for letting me know - I'm just back from visiting my sister and her kids so I missed the '100' score!! But thank you so much for the congratulations - it means a lot to me!!

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    Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Seeker7, you should submit this hub to Coast to Coast radio. I think they would find it fascinating as I did. Good job!

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    Sam Little 3 years ago from Wheelwright KY

    In my work as a paranormal investigater I have seen some strange things involving mirrors. I think you have captured a very good outlook in this text. I enjoyed it.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Austinstar, lovely to hear from you! Well I have to say, thank you for the honour - it takes a lot for me to blush, especially at my age, but you've managed it this evening!! LOL! Glad that you enjoyed the hub and thank you for the compliment!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi lorddraven2000 many thanks for stopping by and thank you for the compliment - coming from a paranormal investigator, that means a lot to me!

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    Sam Little 3 years ago from Wheelwright KY

    No problem, this was a very enjoyable hub. I showed it to one of my colleagues and they loved it.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Thank you and I'm glad your colleague also enjoyed the article. Have a nice weekend!

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    Thomas Silvia 3 years ago from Massachusetts

    A very interesting and informative article which made it a very enjoyable read .

    Vote up and more !!!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Tom, lovely to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub. Thanks also for the vote up - always greatly appreciated!! Take care!

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    Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

    Hi seeker, theres just something so darn spooky about mirrors, and this hub really didn't help my squeemishness! can't even spell that, but you get the point! lol! I remember a mirror that my gran had, I tried to keep away from it because it freaked me out! it was one of the spiral ones on the back of a desk, it had got all dark and chipped over the centuries, yuck! great hub, voted up and shared on my new Google + Paranormal and all things Occult page.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Nell lovely to hear from you and glad you enjoyed the hub - even although it did spook. I have to agree with you though, there are some mirrors that are just wrong, they have something not quite right about them. Reading your own account of your Gran's old creepy mirror, reminded me of the one we had attached to an old, ugly wardrobe when I was a wee kid. It was given to us by a relative who had died or something and it scared the ------- out of me. I wouldn't go into that room on my own where the wardrobe mirror was!!

    I've had a quick look at your Google page and it looks great - thanks all for the invite, it was a very pleasant surprise!!

  • Hubert Williams 3 years ago

    I really enjoyed this hub. There have been aunts of mine who have relayed eerie tales to me of other eyes gazing back at them from the other side of the mirror. They also seemed to use the same elderberry mouthwash. The strangest thing I have ever witesssed at a mirror is me in the morning before coffee and comb. All that being said, I do believe in portals, but, to my knowledge, have not encountered one. Thanks for a very interesting hub.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Hubert Williams,

    Firstly please accept my apologies for taking so long to reply to your comment. I'm looking after my elderly Dad who is unwell and then I ended up with flu for a few days - we're back to winter here in Scotland!

    Glad that you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for the very interesting comment.

    LOL! Elderberry mouthwash - wonder if it tastes the same as and has the same effect as the wine???

    I have to say that until a few years ago I wasn't sure about portals, but have heard enough accounts from sane folks to convince me that they are possible. Mirrors can be so dam creepy at times that it wouldn't surprise me if some of them at least could act as a portal. As to experiences, only the one that has really convinced me that a mirror we had was odd. That was when I was about 7 to 10 years of age and Mum and Dad (the poor young relations ) were given this ugly, very old wardrobe with a mirror on the outside. You know the kind with weird flowers and vines carved on the outside. Mum and Dad both hated it and stuck it away in a spare room where much of the household junk was stored.

    Anyway, I hadn't realised that my sister had also experienced what I can only describe as a shadow spirit seen in the mirror. When my sister and I finally spoke about it, we had both seen the same thing. About 10 years after thankfully getting rid of the wardrobe/mirror, Mum and Dad told us that they had also experienced very strange things with the mirror, such as seeing something dark and moving as well as cold spots in the room where the wardrobe was. Obviously being young kids they didn't mention anything to us in case we became frightened. If I had to go into that room for anything I would run in with a sheet and throw it over the mirror, get what I came for and dive back out! LOL!!

  • malsutch 3 years ago

    Looking for comments, I have a mirror in the main living room which has been regularly polished, we smoke and have a scented candle which burns on the mantle shelf under the mirror, so therefore the mirror gets a film on it which needs to be cleaned occasionally.

    Today we have noticed that a design has appeared in the film on the mirror, it is well defined ans appears to look like part of a snowflake, basic tree shape or totem pole, I have photographed it and it is clearly visible, I have no explanation for what has caused it other than we have regular activity in the house. Anyting like this ?

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi malsutch, many thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a fascinating comment.

    Normally I would say that patterns are caused in mirrors by natural phenomena, such as dust etc. However, to my knowledge they don't form such a precise pattern as you describe, even although it is only partial. Given that you have activity in your home it is possible that the pattern is some form of communication. To be sure it would be interesting to see what patterns, if any, show up when the mirror is cleaned as opposed to when the mirror has the film layer on it. But this is the first time I've heard about such a pattern appearing and sounds very interesting indeed. Just as an added thought, when the pattern appeared did you have other forms of activity about the same time? Did any other phenomena show up on other photographs? This is worth thinking about to try to get a better understanding of the pattern and if it is indeed paranormal.

  • malsutch 3 years ago

    Hi Seeker,

    Thanks for your interest, perhaps I should clean the mirror, check that there is no residue or print on the mirror and sit back and see what happens ? I have photographed the pattern and will email it to you or post it somewhere if you would like to examine it, good luck

    Mal

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi again SamitaJassi, many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub.

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    Jessica Bartlett 3 years ago

    Found this page... interesting read. when i was younger my nan told me about scrying in a mirror, of course being naughty and stupid, i tried it in my room and saw an ugly old mans face, after that i was haunted ever since then, in many many ways. Recently it got so bad i called in my friend who does exorcisms, nothings happened to me since. but im glad i cld find some info about it on the net.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Jessica, heaven's sake what a really creepy and terrifying story! I think we tend to think of spirit attachment as happening through a ouija board but there are cases, like your own, where it does seem to happen through a mirror and scrying. I'm glad that you had such a competent friend who has obviously solved the horrible problem for you!

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    Melody Wilson 3 years ago from Millsboro, Delaware, Usa

    This makes a lot of sense, but it is creepy. This is a wonderful article!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks.

  • deanos12 2 years ago

    Hi seeker,

    I was hit by an evil spirit about 8 months ago and am being beat up almost every night, and wanted to ask a few questions if you know a few things about this sort of thing. I never believed in these thing, but here I am. Thanks.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 2 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a horrible time with a negative spirit. I can try and answer your questions but I would also strongly suggest speaking to paranormal investigators near to your home. There are many details needed to be clarified to understand just exactly what is going on with you. The best people to do that are folks that are near to you and can meet you and see your location for themselves. Hope this helps.

  • deanos12 2 years ago

    I posted this morning PST, but I guess it didn't make for whatever reason, so I will try again.

    I can't afford to hire paranormal people and the one's that were supposed to help for free were not. So far I'm reading Robert Bruces's book on psychic attacks and following directions with running extension cords around the bed and living room which helped considerably, crystals including black turbaline, incense, a small table top waterfall next to my bed etc., etc..

    I think this spirit is in me pretty good because it can tell what I'm thinking all the time and one of it's tortures besides hitting my injured knee is loud ear ringing that it can ramp up at will. Also, I can't see it and I think I got it through EVP as it was telling me it was my guardian angel until I discovered it's true intentions.

    One thing I wanted to ask is I'm wondering if it would help if I covered all the mirrors in my house, or if it already has me maybe it would be useless? Also, it's supposedly a passed woman who has a certain addiction I can't mention here, and it won't pass through. Thanks.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 2 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi deanos12, huge apologies for taking so long to get back to you - I've been down with flu for the past few days.

    Covering the mirrors with cloths certainly won't do any harm and will prevent any further energies coming forward. I'm also sorry that you haven't received the help you should have!

    It sounds like the spirit is in the attachment stage and wants energy - hurting your injured knee and causing distress with loud noises, releases emotional energies from us that they feed on. It also sounds like this nasty piece of work has breached your aura and so is able to hurt you physically. Robert Bruce I think is one of the best authors out there writing on psychic defence so definitely keep going with his advice.

    In addition, think about any actions you or others may have been involved in within your home - this could include regular aggression/violence, using ouija boards without protection, dabbling in the black side of the occult etc. Now I'm not saying for one minute this is what you have been doing, it is usually people who have lived in a place previously who have caused the mischief. If you can find any cause for a build up of negative energies due to negative actions, then cleanse your house both physically, emotionally and spiritually. This is easily done - cleaning with physical tools, meditating and/or getting treatment for depression or other illnesses give emotional cleansing and then spiritually cleanse the area with a simple ritual that you feel in tune with - there are hundreds on the internet to chose from. Once your area is cleansed then you start to build up your aura and spiritual protection. This is in addition to the advice of Robert Bruce. Your long term work on building up your aura and mind will ensure that you are protected always from any such future attacks. I always use either Michael the Archangel for protection. Try out the website below:

    http://www.ask-angels.com/free-angel-messages/arch...

    Now I don't know if this site is in fact in touch with the Archangel or not, but the meditations, prayers and protection are good and are very similar to the ones I've used in the past. This Archangel also helps your real spirit guides to assist you in your present circumstances.

    So to sumarise what you need to do:

    1. Use the current protection as explained by Robert Bruce's book.

    2. You can also use prayers to higher vibrations such as the Archangels for protection.

    3. Cleanse your home physically.

    4. If you are unwell, depressed, very tired or just don't feel right, then address these issues by getting medical help if this is required. Sometimes though just ensuring you eat healthily and keep good human company - especially with people who make you laugh in a positive way, cleanses the emotions.

    5. Spiritual protection - find a ritual - these only take a few minutes to carry out, so don't be put off by the word 'ritual' - find one that you are comfortable with. Those rituals that you can include angelic/archangelic prayers are very good for this.

    6. Long term - build yourself up mentally and physically be keeping healthy. Use meditation and/or other methods to build up your aura and your general protection from future psychic attack.

    I hope some of this does help and I'll be thinking about you and ask Archangel Michael to help as well. Bright Blessings!

  • deanos12 2 years ago

    Thank you for getting back with the links and advice Seeker7. I guess god gives free will to man, but for the life of me I can't understand why god would give free will to a murderous evil spirit to inflict sever pain to take down and eventually kill a person. At least on earth we have laws against this....

    Thanks again sweetie,

    Frank

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    Helen Murphy Howell 2 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    I agree Frank about your thoughts on God-freewill and evil - perhaps somewhere much deeper than out understanding there is a reason? Who knows! Bright Blessings!!

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    La Leila 2 years ago from Bowie, Maryland

    Personally, for me, when I'm doing divination/scrying, I always seen eyes and they're not my own. These eyes are always evil and give such a feeling... I can't explain. Sometimes it's as if they are looking at me, into my soul. Other times though, it's like they cannot see me at all. It's curious. ...The things you can see and feel from another creatures eyes.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 2 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi La Leila, apologies for taking so long to get back to and respond - I'm not on Hub Pages all that often at the moment. That was interesting what you said about the 'eyes' being evil. Some researchers think that spirits emanating from mirrors are all lower level ones and so not very pleasant.

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    Nicu 23 months ago from Oradea, Romania

    Very interesting article! I think nobody should have an old mirror in his house. You don't know what might happen.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 23 months ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Romanian - many thanks for stopping by. I agree with you. As a child old mirrors gave me the creeps and they still do - I certainly wouldn't have one in the house even if I knew the previous owner.

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    Mara Alexander 22 months ago from Los Angeles, California

    I really enjoyed reading your hub. I find all of this very interesting, and appealing. I was always drawn to mirrors as a child, but haven't thought much about it lately. You've refreshed my interest Voted up and AWESOME

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