1. TV shows don’t represent how many houses we visit that aren’t haunted. The majority of houses that seem haunted are either victims of high EMF levels or some other very normal (if odd) explanation. Even if they are haunted, the issue is related to residual energy, not a ghost or an active entity.
2. Demons and malicious spirits are very rare. If you think you’re being bothered by a demon, call an expert, not just the local ghost hunting club. However, demons and evil entities appear at about 1% of the hauntings we’ve encounter… if that many.
3. Don’t let TV shows convince you that most ghosts are evil or dangerous. They’re not. Watch the “ghostly” TV shows & movies of the past, and see how they portrayed ghosts.
Topper – the TV series
Ghost & Mrs. Muir – original movie with Rex Harrison
Ghost & Mrs. Muir – TV series (unavailable in Dec 09)
One Step Beyond – TV series (described as “historic accounts” of paranormal events) (Episode on Google Videos)
4. Provoking ghosts? Instead, look for someone like “ghostbait” from the Hollow Hill team: Someone who, just by being there, seems to attract ghosts and hauntings.
Ref: Bradford College Ghosts (article series)
5. ‘Tis the season! When you’re watching “A Christmas Carol,” think how you might interpret Scrooge if you were at a location that he (and his ghostly companion) were visiting. Would you think he’s a ghost that is scary, or needs help to “cross over”?
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