Thanks to Holly Bell for this story!
One of the warnings that is given to paranormal investigators and ghost hunters who are just starting out in the field is never to invite spirits to follow you home. This is so that the spirit does not become attached to the person. The idea is that you would not invite a total stranger into your home without caution and since ghosts are the souls of people who have passed on, you do not want to encourage them to take up residence with you either. Unless you know the spirit well or have a previous relationship with the person from when they were alive, it’s generally not considered wise to let them into your sacred space. However, just as with everything, there are some exceptions to this rule.
Holly Bell is a clairaudient paranormal investigator. Although she has seen apparitions, she mostly hears whispers and collects EVPs. Holly started her paranormal investigation group about five years ago with another friend of hers who is also an empath. You can check out her paranormal videos on YouTube.
A couple of years ago, Holly was investigating her former professor’s home. The professor had lived peacefully in the building for years. When he became empathic and psychically aware after a near-death experience, he started noticing that his old house was full of ghosts. Unfortunately, he was terrified of them and decided to sell the place. Before the deal was closed, he asked Holly to come over and investigate.
After Holly had been in the house a few minutes, the professor asked, “Well? Why are they here? What do they want?”
“They want to know why you hate them. They don’t mean you any harm,” Holly answered. “Even though they’re dead, they’re just peacefully living out their afterlife here.”
As she continued to explore the house, a young female spirit approached Holly. The spirit said her name was Sarafina. She wore a dress that looked like something from the Little House on The Prairie books. Holly estimated that she was from the 1800s. The little girl ghost had played with the professor’s niece when she visited, but since he was going to be leaving soon, she was going to be all alone. The spirit did not seem ready to move on to the light. During the visit, Holly took a liking to Sarafina and invited her to come home with her instead.
Another time, Holly was doing an investigation in Sacramento Historic City Cemetery in California when she came across the spirit of a cavalry soldier. He introduced himself as John. When she was leaving the area where he was, he called for her to come back. Perhaps he wasn’t stuck haunting the cemetery and might have just been passing through because he decided to follow her home. Holly has had readings with two other psychics who have confirmed this spirit by name. John is not ready to cross over and has taken up the role of protecting Holly.
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