Ghosts and Demons
For centuries there have been legends and stories of ghost and demons, but not many realize the difference between the two etheric beings. There have been millions of different types of stories on what they are but many say they are trapped souls to forever walk the Earth. Others say it is a figment of our imagination but demons are much more than that. It depends on how much you truly want to know about this topic. This can be based on belief systems in every religion in the world. There are many different types of demonic but all are the same in one way, the way we see them. Or as some say a dark being that hides in the dark but with no scientific evidence of demons it is hard to say what they are. I believe that it will never be truly found out what they are.
Let us go in depth into the theory about ghosts. This theory was originally developed by Terry A. Rowe with KRUP or Kansas Researchers of Unexplained Phenomenon the theory is called Etherical Releases (or the release of energy). The theory states that DNA holds a type of crystals that are in every living thing including trees. Like a crystal it holds memories of everything that happens to it in it’s lifetime. Like a motherboard on a computer the wood used in old houses or even newer houses has a type of resin in it that over time turns into crystals or amber, which is a fossilized resin from trees. The amber acts like a DNA crystal and records events from little to big events. It is hard to believe but when the crystals get disturbed and break they send Etheric Releases that releases the energy of what was recorded and leads you to hear or see a ghost. So in theory ghosts are just leftover energy of spirits because when spirits leave the body the energy goes back to where it remembers, which could be a house or really anywhere. This energy can be good or bad depending on the level of haunting activity. The energy could be seen as the spirit of what was once there but it depends on what you want to believe based on your beliefs or lifestyle. Trying to stay on topic, the most common stories of ghosts, spirits trapped on Earth and forever haunt their domains but I think the scientific approach as shown in the Etheric Releases theory, which to me makes more sense than a trapped spirit.
Now demons, in my opinion, are one of most dangers forces on this planet. My family has a long history of dealing with ghosts and demons. My great-great-grandma was a soothsayer, or a Russian word for fortune-teller. Some say demons and ghosts are one in the same but they are not. Demons are unknown forces of nature that can kill and/or attack and mess with one's mind. Let us discuss origins of demons, this can go back to the dawn of time. The first writings of demonic or what can be seen only as demons today was in native American petroglyphs. The Viking and Pagan beliefs prayed to these demonic entities or as they saw as their gods which can be traced to ancient Egypt. The best writings that discuss demons are in the bible. Demons can be seen as the devil or fallen angels. Lucifer is in some cases considered a demon, as serpent can be seen as a sign of evil. So one might say, “They can't all be bad,” but the definition of “demon” in English Dictionary is “an evilspirit”. The light side of demons are called angles which many religions have the concept of angles.
In Hollywood there have been thousands of movies about demons and hauntings, such as “Poltergeist” and “Exorcist” etc. These movies show a fictional take on demonic attacks, but in these movies it mostly made up how a poltergeist actually works, or if they are even real. This goes into another realm of demonology, called possession. Possession is when a person’s body is taken over by a demon or spirit. People that are more likely to get taken over are people with high emotions and depression such as suicidal thoughts or sadness from a divorce or a tragic loss. This is not always the case, most victims of demonic attacks go to insane asylums due to the fact they cannot cope with the stress of it what happened to them. Some skeptics say it's all in the head which could be but there is nothing to prove their point scientifically just word of mouth. It is said that insane asylums and hospitals are the most haunted places on Earth, such as Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia, also the Rolling Hills Asylum in upstate New York. These are just two examples of hundreds of haunted places in America alone. There are millions of haunted places around the world some of the more known places are: The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado which is a luxury hotel that inspired Stephen King’s book The Shining; The Island of Dolls in Xochimilco, Mexico one of creepiest place in the world; and another place like the London Tower in London, England.
Right now in the United States alone, ghost hunting has become more and more dangerous due to sci-fi channel and shows like “Ghost Adventures” or “Ghost Hunters”. These shows are mostly fake evidence to increase ratings, as it was discovered on a live stream of “Ghost Hunters International”. Young adults and teens do not see the real dangers of joking around with ghosts for they do not know if it is a ghost or demonic force. These spirits can follow you home, mess with your life financially, and ruin relationships because it needs to feed off negative energy to stay attached to the person. In my opinion, the most dangerous thing you can do on ghost hunts is say touch me or throw something at me or at anything. Above all, never use a ouija board.
The ouija board goes back to the middle ages where pagans or cults as called today would torture a child until it was almost dead, then cut out his heart and put it on board to communicate with demons and/or spirits. That board today is called the ouija board. The word ouija comes an ancient Egyptian word meaning "good luck." Today we use a piece of wood in the shape of a heart to represent the human heart.
Exorcist, most people know what this word means but some are skeptical and wonder if it’s real. From my years of watching movies and experiences i've had personally throughout my life, I can say it works. Most exorcist’s are catholic priests trained to combat demons and spirits. Many people for years never really talked about exorcism, but when the movie “Exorcist” came out in 1973 more and more people started talking about exorcisms. Not only catholic priests can conduct exorcisms like most think. There have been many religions from around the world that conduct exorcisms. This is how most exorcisms work. A priest comes in with holy water and a bible, depending on religious beliefs, and works to resolve the problem. The perst parys to God to release the demon from the person’s body and sprinkles the holy water on the person, most of the time this works. Some might call this a poltergeist but a poltergeist is a much more powerful than a person being possessed. A poltergeist is when a demon takes over an area and move objects or messes with the mind. Poltergeists can happen with no warning nor reason for it, most of the time it's because of landlines or where buildings are built. This can make a spirit aggravated at whoever owns the land. For those who don't know what a landline is, it’s a lines that goes around the earth and buildings are built on them and can lead to more paranormal activity than usual. Some famous sites on landlines are the White House in Washington DC, Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Many say, well if it’s haunted just leave the house or wherever. By that time, the spirits are feeding off your energy. Spirits will follow you anywhere until they are broken off by a priest or a Demonologist, which is an expert on demons. Demons can come in physical forms, like the story of Mothman or New Jersey Devil. These character’s stories go back a long time ago. Mothman was a demon unleashed on a US military fort. While moving native americans to a reservations, the soldiers killed the chief of the tribe. With his last words he curse the land for all eternity. People say wherever the Mothman is spotted a tragic event happens, as the story goes. The story of the New Jersey devil is basically the same thing just in a different state. We will never find out what demons and spirits are in my opinion.
Throughout this paper I hope you learned about ghosts and demons and dangers that come with dealing with the forces and how Hollywood has made the realm of ghost hunting a very dangerous field in which to be involved. It’s important to know how to stay safe and to know what to do and what not to do in day to day life or on a ghost hunting investigation. In the end, ghosts and demons are whatever you want to believe. They are myths and legends and wild theories. The world may never know how to explain ghosts and demons. We can just keep searching for the answers.