Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hunting Season: Ghost Hunters are Frauds (Real Spirits and People Perpetrating Spiritual Frauds)

I want to warn you how dangerous this show is. I used to be into this stuff myself years ago. I read Fate Magazine, I watched Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries and all of that stuff. Basically I was into studying the paranormal in its many manifestations. I still have an occasional interest in it, but at this point I can recognize it for what it really is. But it took me a long time to do so.

I have never seen an episode of Ghost Hunters, and I really don’t want to see it. I really don’t need to as I’m quite familiar with how a typical paranormal investigation goes, mainly from watching Sightings and other shows of this sort in more recent years.

Here’s my take: so, there’s an allegedly “haunted” location. Someone died mysteriously, or there are many strange stories about ghosts and other strange goings on. So, then the Ghost Hunters get called in, and they bring all there fancy gadgets. They probably do some investigation at night, of course in the dark. They likely have a number of hair raising close calls, and some anomalous “evidence” that they can’t explain, but neither does it really prove anything. Then occasionally they’ll find something really good, or sometimes they find nothing.

Am I warm so far?

The appeal of this show is not surprising. After all, we hope that there is life after death (I know there is). They’re investigating the unknown, and they’re digging into crap that most of us are not brave (or dumb enough) to get into on our own. Then there’s the entertainment value. All of us love to get scared. Well some of us do. One can argue, and many do, that this is all for show. That ghosts aren’t real. It’s all in the imagination or psychosis. That it’s all fraud.

I agree. It is all fraud.

Let me rephrase that, ghosts and ghosthunting are frauds, but they are not the kind you might be thinking of. They are real manifestations of real spiritual entities. The problem is that the search for these entities, and the entities themselves are promoting fraudulent spirituality. “Go into the light when you die.” Really?

Let me back track. I personally believe that while there are a great amount of fake cases for publicity and money making sake, I believe there are a large number of real ghostly encounters, where real people encounter real spiritual beings. Yes. Ghosts, indeed are very real. But what are they?

To start with, and this is crazy, I have had "ghostly" encounters several times in my life. Science could explain it away, but I disagree with them on this point. To start, in order. I had two episodes of sleep paralysis, that is I woke up and felt an evil presence in the room. This presence held me down, choked me, whatever. I asked God for help, in Jesus’ name. The first time I was delivered from it, the second time I don’t remember what happened. I don’t think it stopped when I called for help, but it did stop eventually. This is because I wasn’t right with God.

The third time I had a weird encounter, I woke up and “felt” that someone was in my room. An impossible feat since my door was super noisy, and my roommate wouldn’t have been able to get in or out without making noise. I looked up, and in the shadows of my room was a dark figure that looked like a person made of darkness. I don’t recall how that ended either, but it went away eventually. More than likely, I prayed and it went away.

More recently, after coming into email contact Gaz Parker, who is a former spirit medium, and who has since become a born again Christian, I had it again (it’s not his fault but I’m sure there’s a reason for it). I had a dream, and in the dream I was telling someone to leave in Jesus’ name because he wasn’t what he seemed. I woke up, and as I began to wake, I could feel the paralysis leaving. It was Jesus that saved me from the spirit in my dream.

So, all that to say I believe, and there is an incredible amount of evidence, that these so-called ghosts, “restless spirits of men and women who’ve died with unfinished business” are nothing other than demonic beings. Ghost Hunters tracks down and investigates demons. No matter what the story is, it is not a dead human being. It’s not the soul of a person who was alive. When a person dies, we go right before the Lord God. The God of the Bible. My thought is that we are judged immediately, but I am not 100% sure on this.

[2Cr 5:1 NLT] - "For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down--when we die and leave these bodies--we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands."
[2Cr 5:2 NLT] - "We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing."
[2Cr 5:3 NLT] - "For we will not be spirits without bodies, but we will put on new heavenly bodies."
[2Cr 5:4 NLT] - "Our dying bodies make us groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and have no bodies at all. We want to slip into our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by everlasting life."
[2Cr 5:5 NLT] - "God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit."
[2Cr 5:6 NLT] - "So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord."
[2Cr 5:7 NLT] - "That is why we live by believing and not by seeing."
[2Cr 5:8 NLT] - "Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord."
[2Cr 5:9 NLT] - "So our aim is to please him always, whether we are here in this body or away from this body."
[2Cr 5:10 NLT] - "For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in our bodies."
[2Cr 5:11 NLT] - "It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work so hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too."

These spirits the Ghost Hunters seek are real. These demonic entities are real, and some speculate they are spirits of the dead, but not dead human beings, but rather the dead giants. This makes some sense to me, but is highly controversial.

Even still, what’s wrong with watching shows on these spirits? Or searching for them and trying to prove their existence?

Let’s see what God has to say about it.

[Isa 8:19 NLT] - "So why are you trying to find out the future by consulting mediums and psychics? Do not listen to their whisperings and mutterings. Can the living find out the future from the dead? Why not ask your God?"
[Isa 8:20 NLT] - ""Check their predictions against my testimony," says the LORD. "If their predictions are different from mine, it is because there is no light or truth in them."

[Deu 18:10 NLT] - "For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling or sorcery, or allow them to interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft,"
[Deu 18:11 NLT] - "or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead."
[Deu 18:12 NLT] - "Anyone who does these things is an object of horror and disgust to the LORD. It is because the other nations have done these things that the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you."
[Deu 18:13 NLT] - "You must be blameless before the LORD your God."

Do you really want to disgust the God who made you?

[1Sa 28:7 NLT] - "Saul then said to his advisers, "Find a woman who is a medium, so I can go and ask her what to do." His advisers replied, "There is a medium at Endor.""
[1Sa 28:8 NLT] - "So Saul disguised himself by wearing ordinary clothing instead of his royal robes. Then he went to the woman's home at night, accompanied by two of his men. "I have to talk to a man who has died," he said. "Will you call up his spirit for me?""
[1Sa 28:9 NLT] - ""Are you trying to get me killed?" the woman demanded. "You know that Saul has expelled all the mediums and psychics from the land. Why are you setting a trap for me?""
[1Sa 28:10 NLT] - "But Saul took an oath in the name of the LORD and promised, "As surely as the LORD lives, nothing bad will happen to you for doing this.""
[1Sa 28:11 NLT] - "Finally, the woman said, "Well, whose spirit do you want me to call up?" "Call up Samuel," Saul replied."
[1Sa 28:12 NLT] - "When the woman saw Samuel, she screamed, "You've deceived me! You are Saul!""
[1Sa 28:13 NLT] - ""Don't be afraid!" the king told her. "What do you see?" "I see a god coming up out of the earth," she said."
[1Sa 28:14 NLT] - ""What does he look like?" Saul asked. "He is an old man wrapped in a robe," she replied. Saul realized that it was Samuel, and he fell to the ground before him."
[1Sa 28:15 NLT] - ""Why have you disturbed me by calling me back?" Samuel asked. "Because I am in deep trouble," Saul replied. "The Philistines are at war with us, and God has left me and won't reply by prophets or dreams. So I have called for you to tell me what to do.""
[1Sa 28:16 NLT] - "But Samuel replied, "Why ask me if the LORD has left you and has become your enemy?"
[1Sa 28:17 NLT] - "The LORD has done just as he said he would. He has taken the kingdom from you and given it to your rival, David."
[1Sa 28:18 NLT] - "The LORD has done this because you did not obey his instructions concerning the Amalekites."
[1Sa 28:19 NLT] - "What's more, the LORD will hand you and the army of Israel over to the Philistines tomorrow, and you and your sons will be here with me. The LORD will bring the entire army of Israel down in defeat.""
[1Sa 28:20 NLT] - "Saul fell full length on the ground, paralyzed with fright because of Samuel's words. He was also faint with hunger, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night."
[1Sa 28:21 NLT] - "When the woman saw how distraught he was, she said, "Sir, I obeyed your command at the risk of my life."

[1Ch 10:13 NLT] - "So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD. He failed to obey the LORD's command, and he even consulted a medium"
[1Ch 10:14 NLT] - "instead of asking the LORD for guidance. So the LORD killed him and turned his kingdom over to David son of Jesse."

It’s pretty clear where God stands on the matter of seeking the “spirits of the dead” which, in my opinion, are demons.

So we have two ways to look at it. There’s nothing going on, and God didn’t want people seeking “dead” spirits because He would rather have us seek Him than “made up spirits.” That makes some sense in a way, but I don’t believe that’s Biblical. I think God didn’t want people seeking these dead spirits because they are evil, and He wants to protect us. Here is some Biblical proof that I think explains that demons and/or fallen angels are really behind this spiritual fraud called Ghost Hunting.

But here’s a few for simplicity sake.

[Gal 4:3 NLT] - "And that's the way it was with us before Christ came. We were slaves to the spiritual powers of this world."
[Gal 4:4 NLT] - "But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law."
[Gal 4:5 NLT] - "God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children."
[Gal 4:9 NLT] - "And now that you have found God (or should I say, now that God has found you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual powers of this world?"
[Gal 4:10 NLT] - "You are trying to find favor with God by what you do or don't do on certain days or months or seasons or years."

[Eph 6:10 NLT] - "A final word: Be strong with the Lord's mighty power."
[Eph 6:11 NLT] - "Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil."
[Eph 6:12 NLT] - "For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms."

[Col 2:8 NLT] - "Don't let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ."

[2Pe 2:4 NLT] - "For God did not spare even the angels when they sinned; he threw them into hell, in gloomy caves and darkness until the judgment day."
[2Pe 2:5 NLT] - "And God did not spare the ancient world--except for Noah and his family of seven. Noah warned the world of God's righteous judgment. Then God destroyed the whole world of ungodly people with a vast flood."
[2Pe 2:11 NLT] - "But the angels, even though they are far greater in power and strength than these false teachers, never speak out disrespectfully against the glorious ones."
[2Pe 2:12 NLT] - "These false teachers are like unthinking animals, creatures of instinct, who are born to be caught and killed. They laugh at the terrifying powers they know so little about, and they will be destroyed along with them."

So, this should be quite clear that there are spiritual “powers” in this world, that do no have the interests of mankind at heart. These powers are wicked and evil, and serve Satan. They are not dead people, hanging around looking after unfinished business. They may look like it, but they are not.

And do not be afraid of these powers either. They are subject to the name, power and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. Trust in God, He can and will protect you from these entities if they show themselves to you.

[Isa 8:13 NLT] - "Do not fear anything except the LORD Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear him, you need fear nothing else."
[Isa 8:14 NLT] - "He will keep you safe. But to Israel and Judah he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap that entangles them."

[Psa 91:1 NLT] - "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty."
[Psa 91:2 NLT] - "This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him."
[Psa 91:3 NLT] - "For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague."
[Psa 91:4 NLT] - "He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection."
[Psa 91:5 NLT] - "Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day,"
[Psa 91:6 NLT] - "nor dread the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday."
[Psa 91:7 NLT] - "Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you."
[Psa 91:8 NLT] - "But you will see it with your eyes; you will see how the wicked are punished."
[Psa 91:9 NLT] - "If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,"
[Psa 91:10 NLT] - "no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling."
[Psa 91:11 NLT] - "For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go."
[Psa 91:12 NLT] - "They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone."
[Psa 91:13 NLT] - "You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!"
[Psa 91:14 NLT] - "The LORD says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name."
[Psa 91:15 NLT] - "When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them."
[Psa 91:16 NLT] - "I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation.""

[1Pe 3:22 NLT] - "Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers are bowing before him."

[Col 2:8 NLT] - "Don't let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ."
[Col 2:20 NLT] - "You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the evil powers of this world. So why do you keep on following rules of the world, such as,"
[Col 2:21 NLT] - ""Don't handle, don't eat, don't touch.""

In other words, if you have given your life to Jesus Christ, and accepted Him as your personal Lord and Savior, you have nothing to fear from these entities! The same thing goes for aliens. They’re all the same entities, and they are ALL subject to Jesus Christ! They fear Him, His authority and His power! One day, they will all be judged and cast into the lake of fire. Their days are numbered, and when a believer uses this authority they fear it, because they fear Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Here is proof, there are a number of cases here:

But the biggest proof is here, as Chuck Missler (one of my heroes) calls it, the case of the deviled ham:

[Mar 5:2 NLT] - "Just as Jesus was climbing from the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit ran out from a cemetery to meet him."
[Mar 5:3 NLT] - "This man lived among the tombs and could not be restrained, even with a chain."
[Mar 5:4 NLT] - "Whenever he was put into chains and shackles--as he often was--he snapped the chains from his wrists and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to control him."
[Mar 5:5 NLT] - "All day long and throughout the night, he would wander among the tombs and in the hills, screaming and hitting himself with stones."
[Mar 5:6 NLT] - "When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him. He ran to meet Jesus and fell down before him."
[Mar 5:7 NLT] - "He gave a terrible scream, shrieking, "Why are you bothering me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? For God's sake, don't torture me!""
[Mar 5:8 NLT] - "For Jesus had already said to the spirit, "Come out of the man, you evil spirit.""
[Mar 5:9 NLT] - "Then Jesus asked, "What is your name?" And the spirit replied, "Legion, because there are many of us here inside this man.""
[Mar 5:10 NLT] - "Then the spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place."
[Mar 5:11 NLT] - "There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby."
[Mar 5:12 NLT] - ""Send us into those pigs," the evil spirits begged."
[Mar 5:13 NLT] - "Jesus gave them permission. So the evil spirits came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd of two thousand pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake, where they drowned."

There were many demons in this boy, and they all had to obey when Jesus commanded them.

Get right with God, accept Jesus into your life. If at this point there are spirits oppressing you or your loved ones, tell the entity to leave in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The must obey.

If you encounter sleep paralysis and feel an evil presence. Don’t be afraid! Ask Jesus for help, even if you can only think it. He will help you! (

So, Ghost Hunters really has people encountering and seeking demonic spirits. Does it please God when you watch it? Does it bring you closer to Him? Is it just pure entertainment now?


  1. The really sad thing is that now there are lots of spin-off shows that are playing off the same basic concepts of "Ghost Hunters"...

    The one that really makes me actually angry, is this show called "Psychic Kids". Each episode they go and follow several different children who have natural "psychic abilities", who are typically being harassed by some entity (pretending to be a dead person or a monster or whatever...) Only the child can see the being(s), and so they suffer alone. Then, the format of the show is that they always bring in a "professional psychic" who helps rid the child of the malicious entity, and to teach them how to fine tune and better use their "psychic abilites"...

    It is the classic scenario of "agressive" demonic activity that is meant to steer people towards "benevolent" demonic activity. But in the end it's all coming from the same source...

  2. Great....

    It's getting worse and worse.