Are you, a loved one, or your home being haunted? What kind of invisible presences cause a haunting? What are the identifying signs of a haunting? And most importantly, how can you end it? While there are many TV shows and local ghost hunting groups around the country today, most of these only identify activity in an area and few know how to make unwanted activity cease. Since there are many things to consider when cleansing an area once a haunting is discovered, this information gives an identifying checklist and also acts as a core article linking to several related articles detailing solutions.

When looking into whether you are being haunted there are several factors to consider. Most notably, what is exactly causing the problem? There are three main manipulations that can occur to try to intimidate or cause fear. These can be angry ghosts, manipulated ghosts (ghosts given power by the unHoly Angels), or in more severe cases, the unHoly Angels themselves (demons).

There are many people who have skill in identifying a haunting problem but far fewer who can solve the problem. Even those who have the gift of seeing, hearing or feeling the other side can be fooled into thinking it is only a small problem when in essence there is much greater danger. And while this is not about religion, very often it is necessary to have a faithful Holy person experienced in spiritual warfare in the forefront doing the necessary prayers. Basically when a man or woman steps up for the deeper work and becomes ordained, it gives a different arrangement with the Holy Angels and they get more heavy-hitters helping them. This is because it is only through the power of Jesus Christ that a true cleansing and healing of the area can take place. All the unHoly Angels were once on the side of God and Christ, but through time many have fallen away by willful disobedience. Now they are now looking to cause as much fear and destruction as possible, harming people, the environment and even attempting to hurt God by harming that which He created and loves. So no matter what religion a person may or may not be, the demons know the power of Christ and who he is, and it must be by this name that the deeper work be successfully accomplished.

While there are many prayers that any of us can do since we are all children of God, here are some examples of work that should only be addressed by an ordained person: most deliverances, all exorcisms, manipulated ghosts and demons, closing portals and removing curses; and many different kinds of blessings, such as land blessings and making sacred ground. Please keep this in mind when going through the checklist below, and do not hesitate to ask for help when all signs point to something more than a simple ghost, energy dusting or house blessing.

Those who have the gifts of intuitive or psychic ability may be able to sense an entity, but it is much more important to have clear discernment of what the presence actually is! There are many presences that do not haunt that we may sense as well. Without a doubt, a Holy Angel is a definite presence that you will positively recognize when one is near – the power, comfort and love is undeniable. A spirit is a person who has gone to God’s love after death and now has free ability to visit as they please. And although our physical body may experience a healthy spirit presence in ways similar to other beings (cold spots, hair standing on end, heightened awareness) there is not an extreme level of fear, since your soul is inwardly aware of the helpful and loving nature. An energy dusting is not a presence at all, but a layering of high energies that has enveloped the area over a period of time. Similar to entering a room just after a heated disagreement, a sensitive person might sense many layers of what had occurred there, but it has nothing to do with a current presence.

But for hauntings, it again comes down to just three basic groups of three beings - a ghost, a manipulated ghost (ghost given power by the unHoly Angels) or the unHoly Angels themselves. It is easy for an unHoly Angel to deceive a person by pretending to be something they are not – including being an innocent child that died, or a harmless ghost that “got stuck.” This is where discernment becomes imperative! The unHoly Angels can cause much more damage and create many more problems if they can masquerade and pretend to be something other than the evil influence they truly are. It is not enough to sense that there is a problem, it is essential to have correctly identified what it is that is causing all the trouble and to cleanse the area of it. It is not automatically fixed just by saying “go to the light,” as so many have found out, even with simple ghost hauntings. (All referenced articles are in full on and at, please read the article “Ghosts, Spirits and Manipulated Ghosts - The Differences: How to Know What Kind and What to Do”).

For those who see, hear or feel the presence one way that always works is to ask the entity: “Do you love Jesus now?” There is only one correct answer for this - yes. If there is any other answer or even a non-answer or a vague, indirect answer, you are being fooled and you stand against something sinister that is not of God. This has a scriptural basis. “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) The best way to test the spirits is asking if they love Jesus now. This identifies exactly what you are dealing with. The unHoly Angels may have loved Jesus Christ before but not after he came down from heaven, lived a sinless life, ransomed all humanity by his death and was resurrected by God, destroying the bondage of death, sin and inequity. The unHoly Angels cannot state that they love Jesus now for they are in a battle against God and Christ. They cannot claim to love Christ now and still be against Him. This is one lie they cannot make (read more in the article “Why Jesus Life is Important Beyond Religion”).

So as you can see, it is imperative to find out who it is that is causing the problem. A ghost may have trouble with this question, a manipulated ghost will definitely have trouble with this question and a demon or unHoly Angel cannot answer this question as a “yes, I love Jesus Christ now.”

If you are given an answer of anything but a yes, you have a situation on your hands. In fact, you may even feel more oppression after clarifying what it is that you are up against. The unHoly Angels seek to do much of their work behind the scenes, and desire not to be identified. They seek to misinform, confuse, manipulate and continue to cause problems. This is why faith and Divine guidance, not fear, wins the day (read the article “Angels and Demons – The Real Story: The Truth Behind the Brotherhood of Angels”). Now you see more completely why it is so important to not just sense a problem, but to identify what it is and to have the tools to know what to do. Compare it to seeing a car pulled over on the side of the road with a flat tire. Yes, even children can recognize that the tire is flat. It is apparent for all to see. Is coming up to the person and telling them they have a flat tire as helpful as removing the flat and putting on a spare? It is about fixing the problem, not just demonstrating there is one.

So how do we identify what is going on? First, let’s consider a scale of fear from 1-10 with a “1” being no fear, and a “10” being so afraid that a person cannot go in or out of the area. In addition to the scale to identify the level of fear, let’s consider some other factors that come into play. The following questions should be answered to the best of your ability: (cont. in Part 2)

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About the Authors: Father Billy Clark is a demonologist and specializes in deliverance, spiritual warfare, "Becoming the Mystic" classes and ordination. Tiffany Snow carries the 5 marks of the Holy stigmata, and is a documented miracle healer, award-winning author, NDEr and public speaker. Their latest book: “God’s Workbook – Shifting into the Light” is available on Distant healing, deliverances, classes, live teleconferences and more articles are offered through the websites. This article may be reprinted and shared in any form, unedited, without permission: please list one of the websites for contact information -, and www.LoveWins.Net. 800-535-5474 God’s L.A.W. Love Always Wins!