Do you ever wonder if you are being visited by a spirit? Do you have a feeling that there are spirits in your home? Are you curious if a loved one may be trying to connect?

Before we launch into the common signs that Spirit or Ghost is near, we must understand the types of energy you may encounter. This includes ghosts, spirits, angels, demons, fairies, residuals, and elementals.

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Ghosts are typically identified as Spirits that have not crossed over. Spirits are often used to classify those who have crossed over into the ‘light.’

There are some key differences between encountering a Ghost and a Spirit.

Usually, Spirits make you feel calm, comforted and reassured. They often appear in dreams, or you may see them as an apparition. Either way, the feeling surrounding a Spirit is usually calm.

On the other hand, ghosts often leave you with an eerie feeling and sometimes make you uncomfortable. They can appear as an apparition, shadows, orbs, or ectoplasm mist. They may also be attached to an object or living person.

As for Ghosts and Spirits, intuitively, we can often tell which one is paying us a visit by how the experience makes us feel.

Usually, ghosts are attached to a particular object or home, whereas Spirits will come and go when they have messages they need to deliver.

If you are experiencing paranormal activity in your home, take a moment to observe what type of energy you are dealing with.

If it is a Spirit or a loved one, stay open to their messages and if it’s a ghost, set a firm boundary to ensure you can live in your home comfortably.

Here are 11 common signs that you may have a visitor from the other side

1. Unexplained noises

Hearing sounds such as footsteps, knocking, banging, scratching, or the sound of something being dropped. Usually, these sounds can start off subtle and get louder.

2. Opening Doors/Cupboards

Any doors, cupboards, or draws that seem to open on their own without rational explanation.

3. Lights or Electronics Switching On/Off

Having lights switching on and off, which are not caused by a rational explanation, or new lightbulbs that seem to blow too quickly. Having items such as TVs or radios switching on and off, changing channels, moving to static, or increasing volume without any rational explanation. Also, hearing a favorite song from a loved one who has crossed over.

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5. Disappearing Items

An everyday object is suddenly missing from its usual spot, only to see it reappear a few days later.

6. Item of a Loved One

Randomly finding an object from a loved one who has crossed over.

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7. Feeling of being watched or of being touched

This may be an overall feeling or specific to only one house area. Typically this feeling can be eerie. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean the presence itself is creepy. For example, feeling a hand or something brush past or a poke, push, or nudge. Sometimes if the energy is negative, there can also be unexplained scratches.

8. Cries/Whispers/Voices

Hearing soft chatter, cries, whispers, or even music from an unknown source. Usually coming from one particular area of the house.

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9. Apparitions

Seeing a human-formed apparition or entity, be it misty, transparent, or solid. You may also see brightly colored orbs. Specifically, blue orbs are often Spirits; white orbs are often Angels.

10. Objects at your feet

Seeing coins, stones, or feathers at your feet is often a sign sent by a loved one or Spirit.

11. Animal Sensitivity

Your animal reacts to a particular area of your home or seems to respond to something you cannot see. For example, your dog suddenly starts barking nervously even if there are no persons in the room but you.

It is essential to understand that not all ‘bumps in the night’ are typically caused by an actual spirit or ghost. Most of the time, these noises can be attributed to residuals.

Residuals are an imprint of energy that seems to be caught on a continuous loop and is playing out repeatedly. You can read more about residual hauntings here.

Residual energy is usually quickly cleared with sage and other smudging rituals, incense, and crystals.

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