Types of Hauntings
The following are the types of spirits which haunt places. A haunting means that the spirit is typically bound to one area due to traumatic death and sometimes, they are unaware that they are even dead. All of these are thus human spirits, even the strongly malevolent ones. Contrary to what many people believe, demons do not actually haunt places and typically do not seek to harm people (as they have been the object of many misconceptions); malevolent human spirits are usually the actual “demons”.
A Wraith is a typical, lingering human spirit. These remain behind after death since they are unable to move on from their traumatic death; sometimes unaware that they had died. Sometimes, they might even be stuck in a time-loop of their own death as it plays over and over; though they lose their memory each time it restarts. Some spirits are in fact aware of their deaths and will remain stuck in this location, often causing them to go insane. On rarer occasions, a spirit will refuse to move on due to having a very strong bond to a loved one, even choosing to remain on Earth together after death. In these cases, the spirits tend to remain peaceful and don’t usually make themselves known to the living. When Wraiths manifest, they tend to appear as transparent apparitions or as orbs; they may sometimes be attracted to people who they believe can free them to the afterlife.
A Poltergeist is what a Wraith becomes if they go insane; this causes them to have more strength to influence the physical plane, allowing them to take out their rage on their surroundings. These spirits are less common than normal Wraiths thankfully, since they have more capacity to harm people. When a spirit reaches this state, there is not much one can do to free them unless the building they are stuck in is rapidly destroyed (since quick destruction tears the bond their consciousness made to the location at death).
Khaibits (Shadow People):
Khaibits are the spirits of humans who were malevolent during their lives and died in ways that caused them to remain bound to Earth. These spirits appear as black humanoids, darker than shadows, and have the ability to latch onto people who come across them. They are always dangerous and are much more likely to try to kill people than Wraiths or Poltergeists. These are human spirits who, during life, had allowed their Khaibit (shadow aspect, their darker self) to become who they are. They are people who had given into their destructive habits, hatred, and sadism; causing their Khaibit to become all that’s left of their spirit, which ends up lingering after having a traumatic death. Khabits are chaotic spirits who present different types of maliciousness; some are moreso destructive while others might be very lustful (these are the spirits known to touch people inappropriately).
While not all tar spirits are human in origin (some of them are from different spirit races of many types), the majority of these are human, so they will be included here. They are also different from the other three categories since they are not true hauntings due to being free to roam wherever they like; both on Earth and in the spirit realm. When a human becomes evil in their life and fully gives into their corruption, allowing it to twist them and destroy their sense of morality, they end up going insane and become a tar spirit when they die. Their difference from the Khaibits is that the Khaibits have not gone insane, have less power, and have some moral limits, though they are still very malevolent. The tar spirits, however, are likely the most evil beings to exist due to their absolute surrender to their impulses. This makes tar spirits (whose majority comes from humans) the true “demons”. They appear as either giant leech-like creatures made of tar and with many mouths full of sharp teeth, or as strange humanoid figures of moving tar.
These beings are the ones responsible for possessions and utilize possession in order to ruin lives since they hate all of life. They roam through places on Earth, seeking individuals who allowed their minds to become weakened from trauma, as these are the only types of people a spirit can possess. Once they possess this person, it is not obvious that they are possessed (as media portrays), instead, the individual takes on the characteristics of a tar spirit and becomes malevolent. The individual who has been possessed does not even realize that this has happened. They usually give into the hatred that the tar spirit feeds them with, but an exceptionally strong individual can fight against these impulses with will-power. Though if a person does give in (which they usually do), their spirit becomes covered with tar and they cannot turn back.
In order to recognize if a tar spirit is around you, pay attention to how they make you feel or what they look like. Though usually, they disguise themselves as deities or other beings in order to subtly harm someone’s psychology, or to seduce the person into breeding with them in the astral. In order to to recognize a tar spirit trying to disguise as something different, pay attention to the following tactics they use:
- A supposed deity, demon, angel, etc. tries to convince you to marry or have sex with them when you hardly even know them. Tar spirits routinely manipulate unsuspecting humans into reproducing for them, or even forcing themselves upon others.
- They tell you that you are very special and not like other people (they may say you’re a god, you have a special destiny above others, you are their own prophet, etc.)
- They don’t let you speak/work with other spirits
- They may try to convince you to leave your close friends or lie about friends trying to betray you
- They try to convince you that your negative habits/emotions should be embraced
- They are toxic and manipulative towards you in general
In order to banish a tar spirit, you can either attack them in the astral by projecting yourself at them, you can call upon a deity for aid, or you can listen to specific spiritual chants that are sung at certain vibrancies that tar spirits hate. Here is an example of such a chant, be sure to play it loud and out in the open (not through headphones).