Things that Go Bump in the Night: The Primary Causes of Energy Problems in Homes and Their Effects on People

Do ghosts really exist? After people die, can they still continue to hang around a person or a place? Can what some call “entities” cause problems for us? Can supernatural or paranormal events be real?

After dowsing and teaching as my profession for more than twenty years, with a primary focus on personal energy clearing and space clearing, my answer to those questions is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, this aspect of my work has become my specialty. I deal with it almost every day in the Remote Spiritual  Space Clearing Sessions I do from my home.

I have done thousands of space clearings through the years, both on-site and remote, and I find two primary causes of paranormal experiences:

  1. Earthbound Spirits
  2. Interference Energy

Earthbound Spirits

Many people have had Near Death Experiences (NDEs), during which they have actually died for a short period of time before being brought back to life. From their accounts, we have learned that many NDErs see a tunnel with a beautiful, bright Light at the end of it. It is also quite common for them to report seeing loved ones who have gone before them, who are either beckoning them into the tunnel or, sometimes, telling them they are not ready to go yet and must return to their bodies. Sometimes they enter the tunnel, and then see and experience wonderful things. Then a magnificent Being of Light that emanates Pure Love might tell them they must return, and they do, often to a body wracked in pain, depending on the circumstances of the death.

I believe these experiences are real; I had an out-of-body experience when I was 21. While I didn’t see a tunnel, I saw my body very clearly while I was floating above it. My body did not die; it was very much alive, but my soul was not “anchored in” my body and was not animating it. Somehow my eternal soul knew how to re-enter and take control of my body. That experience vividly demonstrated to me that we are not our bodies and that our souls continue to live and be aware, even after physical death.

Years later, in my mother’s last days on Earth, she was in the hospital and had not responded to anyone or eaten anything for days. We were waiting minute by minute for her to go, thinking that every breath might be her last. Then late one night, she “came back.” She began talking to us quite lucidly. She told us, over and over again, that she had been with her (deceased) parents and others. She said that the “others,” which we took to mean angels, had allowed her to come back to tell us how much she loved us and to say goodbye. Mom told us this like “coming back” was the hardest thing she had ever done in her life. She also told us that she could not stay here with us, because here, she was in much pain. “Over there,” she said, “I am Home, and I am whole.” Mom had never used terms like “whole” before, in that meaning of the term. Similar new terminology continued, such as when she hugged my brother’s wife and said, “We are one.” Two mornings later, she was sitting up and eating a full breakfast. She lived another week before passing, and it was a week of miracles, bringing much love and joy to our family and to others. She prepared us for losing her. She had become an enlightened being. Something was definitely happening to Mom while she was “unconscious” for several days. Something wonderful.

As I was saying, Earthbound Spirits are human beings who have lived on Earth, whose physical bodies have died, but for some reason, they chose not to enter the tunnel and follow the Light to join their loved ones in the Higher Realms. They are too attached to a person, a place, or to physical life itself. Some are confused because they died tragically, such as in an accident or through suicide. Earthbound Spirits are still aware of their physical surroundings and can see and hear the people around them, but most people cannot see or hear them. These disembodied souls get trapped in the astral plane, the energy or spiritual dimension just behind our physical dimension.

As living physical human beings, we exist in both the physical dimension, or Earth plane, and the astral plane, yet most of us are aware only of the physical Earth plane. Earthbound Spirits exist primarily in the astral plane, yet they are still somewhat aware of the Earth plane. Some stay in the astral plane after physical death for only a few days, weeks, or months before they move on, sometimes until after the funeral or some other event; others get trapped for many years. They do not realize that they have trapped themselves.

Interference Energy

There are many kinds of beings in the astral plane besides Earthbound Spirits. One category of these spirit beings is what I call “negative beings.” These beings have never had life on Earth as human beings, but they have something to do with human activity. I believe that, in a very real sense, these negative beings are actually created by us, with our negativity, or more accurately, the negativity of mankind.  You might consider the astral plane to be the shadow world of the Earth plane, the third dimension. Even though some would say these beings share space with us, that is a misnomer, as there is no time or space in the astral plane. Time and space is a function of the physical or Earth plane.

For the most part, these beings cannot interfere with us, with our personal energies, or the energies of our homes and other living environments, such as offices, because they are in a different plane of existence. However, something can happen to create a connection between the dimensions. When we enter intensely negative states of mind and emotion because of difficult or traumatic life events, we can open a crack between the worlds, or the dimensions, and energies in the astral plane can connect to us. This what I call Interference Energy.

After thousands of clearings of people who have attracted Interference Energy, I find the four most common life issues that can open us to Interference Energy are:

  1. A healing crisis, such as cancer, even if the person is considered to be remission, they can still have this energy connected to them.  It’s not the illness itself that opens a person to this energy; it’s the intense fear, the pain, and the misery of treatment that attracts it.
  2. A break-up in the family, especially a bitter divorce. Similarly, intense grieving over a lost loved one can also attract it.  In either case, a loved one is lost, though the circumstances are quite different.
  3. Mental and emotional problems, such as bi-polar disease, long-term depression, alzheimers, autism, etc.
  4. Drug and alcohol addiction.  Again, it’s not the drugs or alcohol that attracts it, but the dark states of mind an addict can get into while using them.
  5. Being around Interference Energy connected to someone else.  Everyone is not prone to getting it, but if you are, you can “catch” it from others; it’s like an energetic virus.  In fact, I’m planning to write a follow-up article to this one, explaining how our reaction to Covid 19, primarily due to lock-downs, quarantines, and media coverage around the world, spreading fear, anger, panic, etc. around the world.  This is causing Interference Energy to spread much more rapidly.

Intense negativity can open the doors to attract this energy directly. It then greatly intensifies the negativity that brought it in, and greatly exacerbates the imbalances in the Human Energy Pattern of whomever it connects to. Interference Energy then reflects out and sets up in certain places in the home, creating what I call “doorways to the astral plane.” Some might call them portals. This allows these negative beings to have access to our energies and the energies in our living environments.

Interference Energy then causes all the natural energies of the entire floor of that home or other space that it sets up in to be detrimental or out of balance, including what many dowsers call Hartmann & Curry Grid Lines, which I now call Checkerboard and Diagonal Grid Lines. That’s how I find them in home and it makes them easy to visualize. Interference Energy causes intense imbalances in the Human Energy Patterns of other people who live there, or are energetically imprinted in and connected to that space. It also exacerbates negativity in and between those people.

Interference Energy interferes with our lives. Again, I believe that it’s ultimately negativity that created these beings in the first place.  It’s like the negativity of mankind creates thought forms that take on a life or existence of their own.  Since they are created by negativity, they feed on the negative thoughts and emotions of people, such as fear, anger, jealousy, hatred, etc.  It greatly increases all negativity in people that have attracted it and those who are around those people, including symptoms of illness and disease.  Increasing the negativity in people makes these beings stronger.

So as you can see, I don’t consider these entities to be an invading force; they are somehow related to human activity, likely even created by it. Interference Energy is a human condition. This energy and the negative beings related to it are simply part of life itself. However, we do not want to allow these beings to gain access to our lives, and if they do, we want to remove their access.

Problems Caused by Earthbound Spirits and Interference Energy

As a general rule, people don’t feel good when these energies are in their homes or offices. Some might not even notice, but these energies can cause major problems for energetically-sensitive people, especially for empaths. Some people feel depressed and anxious, sometimes intensely so. Those who are sensitive, physically and emotionally, might be much more sensitive when around these Interference Energy, especially if it is connected to them.

If people are ill while in these energies, physical symptoms will be exacerbated. For others, it can actually cause physical symptoms, such as intense headaches, nausea, strong pressure in the head or chest area, etc. Others experience effects that feel like electrical charges, which is why Interference Energy is often mistaken for electrical fields or EMFs (electro-magnetic fields). Interference Energy can also make it difficult to sleep and can cause nightmares. Even though Interference Energy is typically connected to living human beings, all of the negative effects are even worse if the Interference Energy is actually connected to an Earthbound Spirit, which would likely mean this trapped soul had attracted the energy before he or she died.

Earthbound Spirits and these negative beings or non-human entities can see and hear us, but, as a general rule, we can’t see or hear them. Children see them more often than adults; they may see scary people or monsters. Adults more often see glimpses of shadowy beings. Cats and dogs often hiss or bark at “nothing;” however, it seems they actually see something that we can’t see. It looks like they are intensely watching something we can’t see, and they follow it with their vision.  Sometimes they are very afraid of these beings they see, and act strangely. Children and pets often will not go into a particular room in the home because of the presence of such energy.

Paranormal Events

In time, if the Earthbound Spirits or the negative beings related to Interference Energy can learn to manipulate the physical environment and cause paranormal events. Sometimes Earthbound Spirits can simply be trying to let their loved ones know they are there. Other times, they are angry because other people are living in what they consider to be their home, and they want to drive them away.

The negative beings, given access to the home through Interference Energy, often want to instigate fear in the inhabitants of the space. As stated earlier, they feed on our fear and negativity; it gives them power.  If there is someone in the home that is aware of them more than others, these beings will particularly do things to scare those people.  This is often children and more psychically aware women.

Both Earthbound Spirits and the negative beings associated with Interference Energy can learn to turn lights off and on, and sometimes people report that they actually flip switches. They can cause electronic equipment to malfunction or quit working altogether. They can make rapping sounds on walls and ceilings. They sometimes make the sounds and physical vibrations of footsteps, when no one in the home is walking. Several people have reported hearing bouncing balls, when no one in the home is bouncing a ball.  Others report objects disappearing, and sometimes later re-appearing. Women, much more often than men, report feeling the presence of someone watching them, especially at night. Some even report feeling the bed actually moving, like someone is crawling into bed with them, yet there is no one else physically in their home.

In one case, I was in a frame shop and found Interference Energy right in front of a wall with lots of framing supplies hanging from it on hooks. The owners then told me that one day, all of the framing supplies on the wall began rattling. They could see and hear them moving, but could feel nothing that might cause them to do that, and nothing else in the building moved. When I showed them that a vertical line of Interference Energy was right at their bathroom sink, they told me that they had recently heard the familiar squeaking sound of the hot water handle being turned on, while billing out a customer just a few feet away. They all went into the bathroom and found the hot water was running, while they knew for sure it was not running before that. The couple turned around, and their customer was running out the door!

Other clients report smelling strong odors, like cigarette or cigar smoke, a particular perfume, or even more gruesome smells like rotting flesh. (My wife and I have both experienced this ourselves, in the home of a client.)

These odors appear quickly and then dissipate, so there is obviously not a physical cause. Some hear sounds like people talking and others hear distinct words being said to them. More than one of my clients even reported hearing their own voices and their husbands’ voices being mimicked from time to time.

A client once saw the shadowy image of a huge man and could hear and feel heavy boot steps. One night after hearing those heavy steps, she heard an explosion, like a gunshot, in the home, but there was no one else in the home. This home was on land that dated back to the Civil War. Also, Native Americans had evidently inhabited the property long ago, because members of the family often find arrowheads and other artifacts there. There were actually two Earthbound Spirits in two different homes on the property, both with Interference Energy connected to them. After I removed the Interference Energy and then moved the Earthbound Spirits on, all paranormal activity stopped in both houses, and has not recurred.

Many clients feel the presence of beings watching them and several have reported feeling like they were being pushed, especially at the tops of stairways. Some, mostly women, have reported feeling their beds move, like someone was crawling into bed with them or sitting on the bed.

One client was absolutely sure that he had closed and locked doors in his home with deadbolts, and then repeatedly found them unlocked and slightly open. Since then, another client and her husband reported a locked door opening, just after I moved an Earthbound Spirit on, like the spirit signaled that he or she had just left.

These are just a few of the paranormal events that have been reported to me. Sometimes my clients are amused and aren’t afraid; others are terrified. Almost all of them want these activities to stop.

Finding the Energies at the Source

Many of my clients say that they have had their homes cleared several times by others, using different techniques and modalities, or they had done clearing work themselves. They report that they seem to feel better and the paranormal activities may cease for a while, but they always seem to return. This tells me that they never got to the source of the problem.

The difference between what I do and what others do is that I actually find and connect to the energy pattern of the Earthbound Spirit anchored into the home or the vertical detrimental lines (doorways or portals) of the Interference Energy while I do the clearing. I do all of my energy work with the Blessing Process, but I use different blessings to remove Interference Energy and to move Earthbound Spirits on to the Higher Realms. One blessing won’t work for the other kind of energy.

I use L-rods to find and connect to both of the kinds of energy, as I find rods to be the most efficient dowsing tools to find energy. While I do all my clearing work with blessings, and I will share the intentions I put into the blessings, I cannot easily teach you, in writing, how to find and clear the various energies. I can tell you, however, where I look for and ultimately find these energies. I can also share the basic intent I put into the blessings.

Earthbound Spirits have the same energy patterns as human beings, but they will be totally detrimental or out of balance. They anchor into the home at a certain place. I typically look for living people’s imprinted energy patterns around beds and other furniture. (For more information, see articles about the Bed Pattern and Human Energy Pattern at For some reason, I typically find the energy patterns of Earthbound Spirits anchored in at fireplaces, whether or not the fireplaces are actually used. If there is no fireplace, I often find their energy patterns around electric heaters or other electronic equipment, such as a home entertainment center. It seems to be related to fire or yang energy.

For Interference Energy, I find and connect to the doorways or portals. These doorways to the astral plane might seem to dowse as detrimental spots of energy, because I can walk around these places in tight circles, asking to find detrimental Interference Energy, and I will not get dowsing reactions, but when I dowse while walking directly into them, I do get reactions. However, they are actually vertical lines of detrimental energy, about twelve inches in diameter, connecting the astral plane to the Earth plane. They typically set up in one or more bathrooms and at least one closet in a home. A vertical detrimental energy line will typically set up just inside the entrance of one bathroom, right at the sink or toilet in another bathroom (if there are at least two bathrooms), and just inside one closet, usually a closet with shelves, like a linen closet. They could also set up in other places, especially if there are no bathrooms or closets in the space. These energies seem to have something to do with water or yin energy, but not underground water.

Clearing the Energies that Are Causing the Problems

To move an Earthbound Spirit on, so they can progress in their own spiritual evolution, I dowse to find where the energy pattern is anchored into the home and hold my L-rods in the dowsing reaction, connecting to the soul’s energy pattern, and then I say a blessing. I pray only to God and I call on “…any benevolent forces that are in accord with the Divine, including loved ones of the deceased and others the soul might recognize, angels, guides, spiritual intermediaries, and if necessary, Archangel Michael, to open the doors to the spiritual realm and show this being their faces.” I ask that they “beckon the being over to join them at Home, where they will find contentment, love, and peace.” Within a few seconds the soul’s pattern typically comes into balance or “clears,” and by the end of the blessing, the energy pattern simply disappears, which tells me they have moved on. Then all the energy imbalances in the home that were caused by the presence of the spirit will come into balance and become beneficial, and paranormal activity will cease. Once successfully moved on, Earthbound Spirits never return. They finally see what they have been missing all along, and don’t want to return to their misery.

With Interference Energy, which is much more common and typically causes more intense energy imbalances in a home, I assume I do not know what this energy is or what to do with it. For example, if I just ask to remove the energy or close the doorways, it doesn’t work. I assume that Nature does know what to do with the energy, so I use dowsing to find one of the doorways, described above, and hold my dowsing reaction in order to connect to the energy. Then I say a blessing, addressing the Divine and calling on what I call the Powers of Nature to “…do whatever is appropriate with this energy, all energies like it, all energies related to it, all energies connected to it, and all energies affected by it, to bring healing and balance to the complete beings of all who are affected by this energy…”

That is the basic intent, and as long as I think about and envision this process while I’m saying the blessing, it always works. Within a few seconds after I complete the blessing, the energy just disappears, and all the energies in the home that are detrimental as a result of this energy will simultaneously come into balance. Human Energy Pattern imbalances in that home will come into balance to the extent that the imbalances were caused by the Interference Energy, and paranormal activity will stop.

However, without having the experience of working with this energy over the years and learning to understand its affect on the energies of people and homes, as I have, it can be difficult to truly discern that you have found this energy and it is also difficult to envision the process of what is happening. The understanding must come first. Also, for many people, dealing with these energies leads to fear, and that can not only interfere with the process, it can make the energy problems worse.

If you keep practicing to find these energies and the other energies that are in homes, including imprints of Human Energy Patterns, and learn to discern whether the energies you find are beneficial or detrimental (balanced or unbalanced), you too can do this work. It’s much more effective than some nebulous idea of what is going on with the energies and with spirit beings and “sending them to the light.”

Interference Energy and Covid-19

I believe that Interference Energy has been around since the beginning of time, especially since mankind has been given Free Will.  Interference Energy is increasing greatly in the world due to the Covid-19 crisis. It’s not virus itself that is causing this to happen, but the world’s reaction to it.  Think about it; if it’s intense negativity such as fear, panic, anger, rage, anxiety, depression, etc. that attracts Interference Energy to people, then you can imagine how much more Interference Energy is being attracted by people. Once someone attracts Interference Energy, it can spread to others; it’s actually contagious. On top of that, if two or more people that have attracted it are in the same space, like a home, doctor’s office, hospital, hotel, vacation rental, etc, that greatly increases the intensity and makes it much easier for others to attract it or catch it.

Just from working with my clients, it is very obvious that there is much more Interference Energy in the world now that ever before.  Virtually every client I work with has Interference Energy affecting them or others living in their home, and almost everyone in every client session is imprinted or energetically connected elsewhere where others have attracted Interference Energy, which still indirectly affects them and their families.  From checking on groups of people, one at a time, I’m finding that over half the people I check now have Interference Energy connected to them and/or family members.  It is my firm belief that there are more people with Interference Energy connected to them than there are people with Covid, and it negatively affects everyone around those people.  This energy is wreaking more havoc on the people in this world than Covid has, even with the fear-spreading methods virtually all world governments are using, purportedly to control the virus. Covid and Interference Energy has become a vicious cycle; intense fear and negativity attracts more Interference Energy, which exacerbates that negativity and causes more people around the to “catch it” like an energetic virus.  Add the political turmoil, that is not Covid related, in this the US, Canada, England, Ukraine, Russia, and elsewhere, and you can understand that untold millions around the world have attracted Interference Energy, and that not only affects everyone around them, but it could spread to them, similarly to how Covid spread, and it will affect many more people than you an imagine.

Interference Energy is really getting a very strong foothold in the world right now, and that concerns me, because for fourteen years, I was the only one who knew what this energy is, how to find it, and how to remove it.  I haven’t been able to teach anyone, even after more than 40 retreats in my home, to confidently find and remove this energy on their own, until June 2021.  (I’ve now taught two people to rind and remove Interference Energy from people and their homes my old way, but now that’s not needed, as you’ll read below.) It is my educated guest that over half the population of the planet has either attracted Interference Energy directly or indirectly, because members of their household have attracted it or they are being affected through imprints of their Human Energy Patterns somewhere else they have slept. For example, hotels, B&B’s, and vacation rentals are now hotbeds of interference Energy.

Finally, I can teach you to clear Interference Energy yourself!

Fortunately, after many years of trying to do so, at a time in the world when we need it the most, I have now come up with a very easy way that anyone can remove it from their home and all the people who have attracted it in their homes.  You’ll even be able to do much more than that!

If you feel that you have energy problems like you’ve read about in this article and you want help in clearing those energies, feel free to call on me to do it with you in a Remote Spiritual Space Clearing Session.  You’ll do the actual clearing work with a new blessing process I’ve put together.  Going through this process will easily remove all Interference Energy connected to people and connected to Earthbound Spirits in your home, but it won’t move Earthbound Spirits on to the Higher Realms.  I still have to do that myself, but Interference Energy is much more common, and now you can remove it from your family, your home, and more.  I think this knowledge was given to me at this time for this reason.  I’ll soon devote myself to sharing this new blessing process around the world, but you can learn to use it now!

If you’d like to see a video of a presentation I gave on this topic for the Foundation of Mind Body Research (FMBR), just click on the following link:  I’d like to think those the run FMBR for making this video available for free.  Please remember that, since I gave that talk, I’ve come up with a way just about anyone clear clear on the own and keep their energies clear.







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