posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 06:22 AM
There's no one size fits all solution, is there?
Some ghosts are inoffensive, vague, drifting.
Some don't even know they're ghosts.
Others have a grudge or point to make, or seek revenge blindly.
Some others just seem to enjoy scaring children or the vulnerable.
Often ghosts only become active after renovations or other changes are undertaken.
Possibly, some ghosts follow certain people when they sell, rather than remain to haunt the house's new owners.
Some residences and buildings DO have a haunted, frightening feel to them, even if they're public buildings or offices.
And some houses, even if someone was killed there, feel entirely normal.
I guess the worst situation would be for someone who was psychic (whether or not they realised they were) to move into a building that contained a
malevolent spirit intent on inflicting fear and damage (through bad-luck, illness, financial & marital woes, neighbour and crime problems, etc.)
If the psychic occupant used mind-altering drugs and/or alcohol and was involved in the occult or sexual practices that caused guilt or obsession,
etc., then things could get ugly.
After that occupant departed, the house may remain unhealthy for subsequent tenants.
The house/building could even attract other unhealthy spirit entities.
This in turn could attract a certain type of tenant. Those fixated on the occult or heavy drug users for example.
The effect could be cumulative, with the house becoming more and more toxic, spiritually, as time went by.
On the surface of course, the house may appear normal, attractive and might end up being sold to people who needed to buy in a hurry.
The house may have been chosen by the new owners for its location, neighbourhood, price or all of these.
Any unusual activity noticed by the new owners would for a time be attributed to the fact they weren't used to the house. The new owners could tell
themselves they'd imagined things.
Only one member of the new family of owners may be sensitive to the house's spiritual activity.
Other family members might decide that the affected family member was inventing or imagining things, or they could believe the affected family
member's problems actually stemmed from romantic or career troubles.
It's possible that spirits or groups of spirits target one individual and slowly and deliberately cause that person to become depressed.
If a spirit or group of spirits are particularly vicious, they could send a targetted individual insane, to the point they commit suicide or kill
members of the family.
If the targetted individual has turned to drugs or alcohol for relief from the relentless haunting, then afterwards people would blame the situation
Even if the targetted person has kept a diary about the spiritual attacks they've been subjected to, or even if they seek help from doctors,
psychiatrists or their church, it's doubtful whether anyone would believe their claims after they suicided or harmed others. The likely conclusion
would be that the individual was unstable or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Some houses and buildings make certain people sick, apparently. After living in the house for a while, they contract a disease or cancer. The house
(and spiritual tenants) is rarely suspected of being responsible.
Sometimes, quite new houses and buildings have spiritual infestation, even though most people think that only old houses are creepy.
Ghosts sometimes enter a house or building along with a piece of furniture or other item.
I don't know if spirit-detecting devices exist. Be great if they did because then people would at least have prior warning before moving in or
before buying an outwardly attractive used-item of furniture or clothing or book, etc.