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11 Ways To Rid Your Haunted Home Of Spirits

by Phil Mutz
Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

While not everyone believes in ghosts, there are plenty of folks out there who have experienced some kind of supernatural phenomenon.

Some say that they have spoken with deceased loved ones. Others report unexplained mysteries in their homes, such as strange noises or furniture being moved.

And then there are those who believe that their homes are haunted. This can be a frightening, and sometimes extremely annoying, experience.

There are plenty of skeptics out there — I, myself, have never encountered a supernatural being — but for those who do believe, many “ghost experts” claim that there are plenty of ways to deal with a haunted house.

Scroll through below for an exclusive look at what you can do if your house is haunted, or if you suspect that there might be something supernatural occurring in your home.

These theories on how to get spirits to go away are easy to follow, and might just come in handy some day.

Have you had a supernatural experience? Have you ever lived in a haunted home? Let us know in the comments!

Is Your House Haunted?

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Many people have reported that there are spirits residing in their homes.

A few of the signs of a haunting include: electronic disturbances, strange noises, sensations of being watched or touched, cold or hot spots, weird smells, changes in pet behavior, and unexplained shadows.

For those who believe that their home is haunted — or that something strange or supernatural might be going on — keep scrolling below.

Tip #1: Ask The Spirit To Leave Politely

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Those who claim to be experts when it comes to the supernatural suggest that you start by simply asking any spirits to leave your house.

Gaia.com writes, “Phrases such as ‘This is not your place, it is time for you to move on,’ typically will work. Some may add well-wishes or blessings like ‘We wish you well in your new place.'”

Tip #2: Help The Ghost With Unfinished Business

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Some say that ghosts linger if they have unfinished business that keeps them from crossing over fully into the afterlife.

This unfinished business could involve the way they died, some message they are trying to send you, or some wrong they are trying to “right.”

Intuitive counselor Erin Pavlina writes: “You can talk to them out loud or telepathically… Send reassurance, love, forgiveness, and compassion to those who linger. It’s in everyone’s best interest for those that have died to cross over fully.”

Tip #3: Smudge With Sage

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Many who have reported dealings with haunted homes suggest smudging with sage in order to cleanse the house of ghosts.

According to Opposingviews.com, “Light the sage, hold over an ashtray or plate, then walk clockwise around each room while imagining the space being purified by the smoke.”

Tip #4: Say A Prayer

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Another reported way to cleanse your home of spirits is by using the power of prayer.

According to Gaia.com, “Calling upon God, angels, saints, or other free spirits [can] assist this lost or trapped spirit into the light.”

Tip #5: Get A Group Circle Going

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The symbol of the circle supposedly holds a large amount of power against unwanted spirits, particularly by getting several people together and creating a circle by holding hands.

Gaia.com writes, “Holding hands in a circle or physically making a circle creates a sacred space… The circle holds [positive] energy, and is easy to contain within the circle.”

While in the circle, you can pray, meditate, or even sing!

Tip #6: Light Every Candle You Can Find

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Those known as paranormal experts suggest using candles throughout your home to ward off ghosts.

According to Paranormalistics, you should “light white candles in your home. It symbolizes positive energy.”

Tip #7: Sweep The House

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Sweeping may not sound like a ghost-fighting technique, but many claim that it can be effective in cleansing your home of spirits.

Howcast.com writes, “With a steady rhythm, sweep the entire house with a broom made from natural fibers. Start with the outer areas and work inward, and sweep the entire pile out the front door.”

They suggest washing the broom outside afterward, or getting rid of it entirely!

Tip #8: Sprinkle Holy Water

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It might sound like something straight out of a movie, but holy water is recommended in getting rid of spirits, regardless of your religion.

According to Ghosthauntings.org, “Walk around your home and splash this water by dipping your fingers in it and sprinkling it everywhere… If you’re of Christian faith, saying a prayer to bless your house works well, too.”

Tip #9: Bring In Hematite

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Hematite is a type of iron ore that is black, with occasional hints of silver or reddish-brown. This mineral, along with crystal and quartz, is said to help in warding off spirits.

According to Visionaryliving.com, “Black stones such as hematite and obsidian are considered ‘anti-ghost’ protectors. Clear quartz helps to keep spiritual energies clean.”

Reportedly, you can simply place crystals or hematite in different rooms throughout the house to achieve the desired effect.

Tip #10: Guide The Ghost To The Light

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Reportedly, some ghosts are not actually aware of the fact that they are ghosts, and may need some encouragement in moving toward “the light.”

According to Angelsghosts.com: “They may only need to be told to head into the light… Ghosts may be afraid to face an uncertain future… It may help to let them know that they may return to visit, later, after heading to the light.”

Tip #11: Toss The Ouija Board

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Most people who believe in ghosts have extremely strong feelings about Ouija boards. They can reportedly bring bad energy and negative spirits into your home.

Ghosthauntings.org writes: “Stay away from seances or Ouija boards! If you feel you need to communicate with them, I suggest finding someone that is trained in the field, like a psychic and/or a professional ghost hunter.”

These 11 tips can be extremely helpful for anyone who is experiencing a haunting, or is worried that something supernatural might be going on at home!

And while some might be skeptical, there are an awful lot of people who report encountering supernatural activity — could it really all just be a coincidence?

Have you ever had to deal with a haunted home? Let us know in the comments.

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