Imagine this scene.
You are the star in the newest mainstream ghost movie.
In the movie, you, a young, beautiful, voluptuous, and vivacious, yet curious young woman, moves into a new house in the neighborhood cul-de-sac.
It doesn’t take long before you find out from rumors around the neighborhood, that the vacant house next door, has been vacant for far too long. Vacant of human residents, that is.
Suddenly, your mind flashes back to the night prior - to when you were doing dishes in the kitchen, looking out the window right above the sink. You saw, clear as day, with your own two eyes, a light come on in an upstairs room in that very house - the vacant one. You even saw what looked like a male figure, moving around in the room.
If the house has been vacant, who is that that you saw?
You have to know.
So, now it’s the following day.
On a cool, overcast day, in the early evening, just as the sun is coming low in the sky, you get on your hiking boots, your warm Carhartt jacket and grab a flashlight. You aren’t planning to break into any house - you just want to look around the outside. You promise.
After all, no one lives there - what harm could be done by just looking?
But then, curiosity gets the best of you - after all - it’s kind of your downfall. And now you find yourself, walking step-by-step, footprint by footprint up the stairs of the porch, you reach to open the front door.
It’s unlocked. And the door just, kind of, swings open.
You stand there for just a second, before you take a deep breath and step inside.
Once you do - you take another breath - and you can see it.
The ice breath is now streaming out of your mouth.
It’s cold inside, in fact, colder than outside. You are now rubbing your arms - shivering.
How can this be? That the inside, is colder than the outside?
And then, in that instant - the front door slams shut behind you.
Whew. That was close.
How many times have you seen this scene before? A scene in a popular television show, movie or script, where the sole indicator of a ghostly presence is coldness?
If you’re anything like me - you’ve seen this so many times that it’s pretty much a fact.
Drop in temperature = sure sign of a ghostly presence
This drop in temperature is often related to a shift of energy in the space. Unexplainable shifts in energy can often be attributed to a spirit presence.
I’ve written about this many times before on the blog - but, it’s actually temperature in either direction - not necessarily cold-only changes.
Any change in the energetic properties of the space - through temperature or pressure - is often a sign that energy (any energy, not just a ghostly energy) has shifted in the space, moving either into the space around you or out of the space around you.
The direction in which the temperature shifts IS an indicator to the type of Spirit you have present in the space.
A rise in temperature:
A feeling of getting warmer, hotter and more flush - is generally an indicator that the Spirit present is adding energy to the space.
This is often the case with Loved Ones, Spirit Guides, and Angels. These are Spirits who have their own energy source (the Divine) and do not need to draw on the energy around them in the physical space to manifest.
A drop in temperature:
A feeling of getting colder, chillier or with you having shivers - is generally an indicator that the Spirit present is drawing upon the energy of the space (and those within it) to appear and manifest.
This is often the case with Earthbound Spirits, Lower Spirits and those without an replenish-able energy source to use in which to manifest.*
Need more proof? Great, you can get some.
In addition temperature changes, there are other indicators that a Spirit is present in the space - you can these use other cues to rule this explanation (a spirit) out from other explanations (old pipes).
Additional indications a Spirit is present, aside from temperature shifts:
Unexplained Movement (such as doors swinging shut)
Unexplained Voices or Noises
Unexplained Bodily Sensations (such as touch or tingles or tugging on clothing)
Pressure Increasing on the Outside of the Body (pressure on the head, heart and chest)
Electronic Activity (lights, recording devices)
And these are just a few of the many possible indicators!
If you decide to go on a ghost hunt, make sure to rule out other possibilities, by testing your temperature drop experience, with other indicators or sensations. It’ll give you a better idea of what, or who, is with you in that cold, dark empty house on the block.
With love and be careful out there,
*This is a generality. There are a few cases where deceased loved ones who are fully crossed make their presence known with cold air. This is because YOU can feel that, more easily than a rush of warm air and they know this is a sign you will certainly notice.