How do Haunted Houses Work?

White Stone

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The power behind God's name is what it represents. Not the sounds used to carry it. When we pray in Jesus name, for example, there is nothing magical about the name Jesus. Praying in Jesus name speaks to what that name represents. It calls back to Christ, what he did, and how it made salvation for us possible. It's much more than just the name. It's a lot like saying "stop in the name of the law." We know there is nothing in the word "law" that has the power but is in what the law represents.
You misunderstood what I meant. Of course a name is only a name unless you understood the reason or the person behind it. That’s what the text means.

We are told not to touch unclean things and why is that? Will let you answer that.

As much as I could, I avoid places that are tainted in spiritism, demonism or occultism. But unless Jehovah wants or wills you there to preach, then you have His protection just like when Paul preaches to the nations to the people who dabble in idolatry, in spiritism etc.

The fact you do not understood what the text means you do not know how God reacts when His Name is called.
 

White Stone

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This kind of thinking is no different what so ever than superstitious thinking. And sorry...

This scripture does not reduce the name of Jehovah down to some "talisman", which is what you are doing. Without the person of Jehovah the name means NOTHING! It's not the name that makes it a "strong tower" it's the person of Jehovah that is the strong tower and it's what the name represents...NOT a name you can call out as if casting a spell which is exactly what you are implying...you sound very much like my family...you should be afraid of the one who can destroy the soul, not the body! The demons have no power over us unless we give to them, and one of the best ways to give them power is through superstition!

The name of Jehovah does not give Jehovah power, the person of Jehovah is what gives the name power, people like you who do not actually understand the deeper things, you do the opposite. That is not at all what that verse means! So actually @Revvzone is correct and you are superstitious.
I think you misunderstood what I mean. I do not reduce the name of Jehovah to some “talisman” or “spell” as you imply. If you have understood what the text means, Jehovah answers those who call on His Name for protection because they know Him, the person behind the Name. I explained it in my reply to Jahrule.

The Bible says to touch nothing unclean. Going to an enemy’s territory without God’s permission or will, is a tragedy waiting to happen. Would you enter a Shaman’s tent willingly and think you will not be tainted? God’s power is greater than the Devil of course, but if we willingly ignore the influence it can make, then we are giving Satan power on us progressively.

We cannot partake on the table of Jehovah and the Devil at the same time. It’s either the one side or the other.

I’m just this worried because I know there are many Americans who dabble in witchcraft. Of course we have God’s Armor, but if we do not use it the way it is intended, it is useless.

We have to use discernment to protect ourselves from influence of Satan, as we know, he is a deceiver.
 

Jahrule

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You misunderstood what I meant. Of course a name is only a name unless you understood the reason or the person behind it. That’s what the text means.

We are told not to touch unclean things and why is that? Will let you answer that.

As much as I could, I avoid places that are tainted in spiritism, demonism or occultism. But unless Jehovah wants or wills you there to preach, then you have His protection just like when Paul preaches to the nations to the people who dabble in idolatry, in spiritism etc.

The fact you do not understood what the text means you do not know how God reacts when His Name is called.
I wasn't criticizing you. I was merely stating what I thought was important surrounding God's name.
 

Medi-tator

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Jehovahs name is not some charm to ward off evil spirits
It is not just the demons who might be listening but it is the angels, Jesus and Jehovah himself who are also listening. That is probably why from all accounts I have ever heard and personally experienced that whether audibly or in silence, calling on the name of Jehovah in dicey situations produces results, and results are key when evidencing what is real and what is not real. There are no forum members who can claim to be an expert witness on this particular matter here. "For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly". Jehovah knows his name is not a charm or talisman. I am not talking about using "god's name in vain" here.
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

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Obviously, we don't believe in ghosts. But there do exist evil forces amongst us. It seems probable that spirits could attach themselves to places or objects. I'm staying in a house built in the late 1700s, and I'm getting some really weird vibes here. Anybody have any advice?
It is not time that carries evil. Time is a law. The human mind associates time with events and ethereal happenings with their own life time experiences and associations in understanding of the relevant time period, where people were much more affected through ignorance and suggestion of “evil”. For instance the American nation has a great affiliation with witchcraft at Salem. The association also extends into cultural and religious beliefs and links these with the mysteries of times past. Though the Native American has a much greater affiliation (and admirable in so many ways) with the “spirit” world - and far more from agricultural awareness than from a source of evil - they reason upon it differently and in a positive way in many respects. Age does not equate with evil. Mankind associates age with evil alone and it is far more likely that satanic influences use this propensity of man to create favourable situations in these events. There is a calming and beautiful association with aged buildings - even relatively modern ones from the 1700s (🤣), and to touch where the hand of a carpenter has formed beautiful joints in green oak beams with no more that a chisel in his hand, to see where he has numbered the joints ready for assembly. Even to pass one’s hand over where the carpenter signed his work. When I was young, my father bought a refectory table hundreds of years old that was carved about its edges with the initials of the monks that used to eat from it. There is such romance in the continuity of history that we can contribute to. Much of it, far from being evil, is simply an unwritten message, a foot print of association to you from a person long since gone but likely with a far more personal relationship with Jehovah and His creation than we have in our day. You will enjoy history far more and feel a far greater affiliation with our brethren that have gone before if you walk in their footsteps and add your contribution to the story, that to fear your own imaginings! Jehovah……The Ancient of Days - feel, sense, revel in the liquidity of time. There is nothing to fear but fear itself! If you are still in that house, find a loose floorboard and rummage around under it. I have found many an item in such searches, coins, old shoes - often put there for traditional meaning, and various other bits and pieces. Wonderful keepsakes.
 

SollaSollew

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Obviously, we don't believe in ghosts. But there do exist evil forces amongst us. It seems probable that spirits could attach themselves to places or objects. I'm staying in a house built in the late 1700s, and I'm getting some really weird vibes here. Anybody have any advice?
Just because a house was built in the 1700s and you have weird feelings is not an indication of a haunted house. Even the term "haunted house" is something from a B grade drive in movie.
 

Ana

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Veo más probable que seas tú el extraño en una casa antigua. Así que me alegro que la tienda de campaña este guardada. Disfrutar del espacio a veces puede dar vértigo después de estar acurrucado en tu carpa. Por mi parte te daría un fuerte abrazo, conectan mucho con la realidad. Llevas una racha mala y eso debilita bastante. Si un demonio te quisiera hacer sentir mal, tranquilo, te darías cuenta sin dudarlo. Créeme, nosotros estuvimos entre ellos por una situación parecida a la tuya mientras buscábamos casa y no nos quedó duda ninguna de lo que sucedía allí. Y si, la oracion en voz alta hizo que aquel demonio nos dejara en paz, en esa ocasión, pero estaba ligado a personas. El mal está siempre al acecho para tirarnos al piso, pero Jehová puede hasta resucitar muertos. Ponte buena música y aquí estamos!! 😘
 

Watchman

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When I lived in Houston back in the 80s, one of my dear friends and his wife bought an old house. As soon as they moved in strange things began happening. I won't go into detail. But we went through the house looking for something that might have had some sort of demonic attachment. We found the doorknocker with some sort of demon ram's head design. They removed it and the spookiness went away. Weird. I know. But that is how the demons operate. They attach themselves to things and when people come into possession or proximity of their "thing" then there is some sort of unwanted contact with the spirit.

That may not be what's happening with you, but it is something to consider. There might be some objects in the attic or cellar or closet.
 
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Medi-tator

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When I lived in Houston back in the 80s, one of my dear friends and his wife bought an old house. As soon as they moved in strange things began happening. I won't go into detail. But we went through the house looking for something that might have had some sort of demonic attachment. We found the doorknocker with some sort of demon ram's head design. They removed it and the spookiness went away. Weird. I know. But that is how the demons operate. They attach themselves to things and when people come into possession or proximity of their "thing" then there is some sort of unwanted contact with the spirit.

That may not be what's happening with you, but it is something to consider. There might be some objects in the attic or cellar or closet.
Yeah, a similar situation happened to a close friend of mine. During his reinstatement process in the early 90's, my friend was having a tough time with some demon activity. He finally figured out (or someone enlightened him) that these frightening looking Hawaiian tikis and Hawaiian war masks he had as decorations in his house might be the items the demons were attached to. So he took them all down and burned them in a fire pit outside and whallah, no more demon activity. @Brother potato, you know him. This is MW's older brother T.
 

Jahrule

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When I lived in Houston back in the 80s, one of my dear friends and his wife bought an old house. As soon as they moved in strange things began happening. I won't go into detail. But we went through the house looking for something that might have had some sort of demonic attachment. We found the doorknocker with some sort of demon ram's head design. They removed it and the spookiness went away. Weird. I know. But that is how the demons operate. They attach themselves to things and when people come into possession or proximity of their "thing" then there is some sort of unwanted contact with the spirit.

That may not be what's happening with you, but it is something to consider. There might be some objects in the attic or cellar or closet.
No way. I was born in Houston in the 80s. Also I think I might have an idea what it is. Probably a couple things. Not sure what I can do about it, though. I'm a guest here.
 

Jahrule

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There are ghost stories associated with the president's mansion, otherwise known as the White House, going back to the beginning. Makes sense that the demons would want to be close to the action.

Yeah, the White House would have to be full of demons. I felt their presence just driving through Washington. I was on the highway, but I knew they were there. I just rolled up my windows and kept driving. Didn't even stop for gas.
 

Melinda

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Yeah, the White House would have to be full of demons. I felt their presence just driving through Washington. I was on the highway, but I knew they were there. I just rolled up my windows and kept driving. Didn't even stop for gas.
Here is proof the White House is haunted. This is a picture of my husband and I when we had dinner at the White House in 2012. Look at that eagle on the podium looking right at me. Very spooky
 

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BARNABY THE DOG.

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There are ghost stories associated with the president's mansion, otherwise known as the White House, going back to the beginning. Makes sense that the demons would want to be close to the action.

I wonder how many white house occupants will see the naked ghost of Churchill coming out of the bathroom smoking a cigar! A sight that would be to behold.
 
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