If You Need Help

If You Need Help

Ghosts? What to do if you need help.If you are troubled by ghosts or other entities, one or more of the following articles – some currently at Ghosts 101 – may answer your questions.

Mostly, if you’ve had a frightening experience that may be paranormal, I encourage you to start by talking with someone local.

My first choice is always a mainstream priest or minister, or other member of the clergy. Many paranormal entities are spirits, and the clergy have studied spiritual matters. If they can’t help you, most can refer you to someone who knows more.

Above all, do not trust strangers you meet online, even if they sound trustworthy. Predators lurk online, looking for vulnerable people. If losing money to them is the worst that happens, you’re among the lucky ones.

Verify the identity of anyone who wants to help you. Check their names against lists of sexual predators and criminals, too. Several high-profile “professionals” and at least one TV star have not been as trustworthy as people – including me – believed they were. (But to be clear: John Zaffis is still a trusted friend and authority. Dustin Pari, Brian Cano, David Wells, Peter Haviland, the TAPS team… all of them are fine to work with, as far as I know.)

But, to be very clear: your best resources are experts in spiritual fields, and they should be people trusted in your offline community… not people you met online.