Copyright Deborah S. Kauflin, Ph.D.
The paranormal is fascinating. We often find hope in the thought that there is an afterlife. Seeing a ghost can be comforting, and some hauntings are benevolent. They can even be helpful when a sweet spirit is involved. However, we all know that not every spectral encounter is nice. There are things out there that seem to want to hurt us.
Some people say that these violent entities are merely thought forms manifested outward; that we somehow create the entity with our unconscious minds. While I do believe this is true in some cases, I do not believe it is true in all. In fact, there are downright intelligent hauntings where unknown information is passed to residents at a haunted location in connection with bad activity. This previously unknown information will be verified to be true, and no one involved in the paranormal location will have known this information prior. It suggests an intelligent haunting.
It isn’t simply a spook repeating the same action day by day. These hauntings are different. And when people come across such places, injuries can occur. No matter what anyone says, you can get hurt in a haunted location.
While I know that too many TV shows and movies play up the violent angle of the paranormal, it does not mean that a person cannot be wounded in a haunted location. A person can be hurt when something manifests. There are several ways this can happen:
- The person panics, runs, trips, and falls.
- The energy the entity uses to manifest drains energy from a living person. This makes the person tired and more susceptible to injury.
- People may be so scared of a paranormal manifestation that they unknowingly use their own minds to manifest an injury on their bodies. It is mind over matter.
- An entity may lash out and actually cause injury.
When the damage appears to be caused by an entity, I have found that the wound can resurface at another time. What I mean is, I have known people who have gone into a malevolent haunted location and suffered harm. The injuries include strangulation marks, cuts, scratches, burns, and other problems. These injuries coincide with an intelligent entity which conveys information. In these cases, the victims have no ties to the entity. For example, a family will move into a home and bad things happen. They don’t know who or what is haunting the location. An investigator goes in but has no prior connection to the location.
In these types of hauntings, when people get hurt, there are instances where the injury heals but then comes back later. I’ve seen cases where the burning, bruising, scratching resurfaces a year later. Sometimes this occurs years later. This coincides with other paranormal activity rearing its ugly head again.
Is the entity back?
Does the person’s cell memory recreate the injury when paranormal activity returns?
It is hard to determine the exact cause. However, it is interesting that the reappearance of the injury goes hand in hand with paranormal activity acting up. This suggests that there could be a connection to an actual entity. I know many researchers will brush this off and state that it is just a person creating a poltergeist unconsciously. Yet we do not know all factors when it comes to the unconscious mind acting out. We don’t know everything about other dimensional entities. They do exist, and we would be unwise to dismiss that.
It does seem like entities do return to people they have hurt. As many investigators will tell you, if you open a portal or line of communication with something from elsewhere, you do not know what you are speaking to and what it can do. You also may not know how to shut down the open channel.
There is a connection between the appearance of something paranormal and human injury. It does happen. It is fascinating that an old injury would come back after a long period of time. What do you think? Why would this happen?
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