I know something is happening in a person’s life when I’m asked, “are ghosts real?” Some people are frightened. Some are upset. But most are trying to untangle recent occurrences and put them into a logical basket.
Recently Angela approached me and spoke of her home. A former Church that she believed might have a presence. Her friend Jacob also spoke of hearing noises. He also asked: “are ghosts real?”
The Redbank Church (formerly Wesleyan Chapel) is the oldest church in Picton. It was built in 1849 – but today it is a residence. The adjoining cemetery is separated from the church by a fence. The old church has one major room with a loft.
I asked Angela and Jacob what signs of paranormal activity they had experienced? They invited me to visit them. In turn I asked Psychic Medium Tracey Lee to accompany me.
When are ghosts real?
I believe the more we think about the situation the more real it becomes.
As with many hauntings (Angela does not like that word) something had caused fear. In this case Angela was hearing creaks and cracking once they went to bed and the lights were out. The cat stared intently at the walls. And Angela also saw weird flashy lights – e.g. shadow movement. She could not understand this.
She consulted some psychics and they said she was being attacked by a presence. This freaked her out further. Both Tracey and I raised our eyebrows when Angela told us this – we felt no evil in the place whatsoever.
Angela said the creaks were not apparent during the day or when the lights were on. And only emanated from one wall. Angela read up on a few remedies and burned sage and candle. She also asked the ghosts to leave. Jacob did the same – in fact, he told them to “fuck off”. They did. They have not had issues since that day. Jacob is not convinced either way about ghosts – but knows there is now peace in the old building.
Psychic Reading in the Church
Tracey Lee Psychic Medium gave both Angela and Jacob a reading in the old church. She felt their remedial actions had helped calm the spirits and there was only love and healing in the building. And our invisible occupants had accepted Angela and Jacob. Tracey doesn’t believe there is evil – and much of it we manifest or imagine ourselves.
Last year I interviewed Alex Cayas the host of the radio show Ghosts of Oz and I asked if he thought ghosts were real – he did. Alex didn’t think there were evil ghosts but added that if someone was a bit odd as a person – they’d be a bit odd as a ghost.