How can you tell if there is a negative energy/spirit in your house?

QuestionsCategory: ghostHow can you tell if there is a negative energy/spirit in your house?
Eliaas2 Staff asked 10 years ago

Please read this question with an open- mind.

I know this may seem far fetched, but about a year ago my fiance’ and myself moved into a house.

Not long after we moved in, I started to develop severe depression. I can only explain it as an intense negative emotion, but mostly when I am at home. A feeling of complete sadness overwhelms me almost as soon as I walk in the door.

About a year ago, one of my neighbors told us that the lady that used to live here shot herself and died in my living room. Could this be the cause of this negative energy in my house? My fiance’ said that he gets a negative feeling when he is home too.

I have lived with my fiance’ before with no problems, so I’m pretty sure it’s not because I live with him that I feel this way at home. Anyway, any advice would be great, because I am often home alone due to my fiance’s work schedule, and it’s getting to the point where I hate to be home.

Thanks and please no sarcastic comments, please keep an open -mind.

OK, so apparently, the whole no sarcastic thing didn’t set in here. Although I must say that some of your comments were amusing. Yea I probably do suffer from depression, but I still think my house is haunted and that doesn’t help me at all. I do also believe that if I didn’t know what happened in my house, I would be better off. And for all the helpful advice, thanks.

For everyone else, well I guess I’m glad I’m here to entertain your bored selves.

Also to answer some of your questions.I do live by an Exxon Mobile, and train tracks. I also don’t have a basement, and I have heard that sometimes if you don’t have a basement raydon( don’t know the correct spelling) can seep up from the ground.

If that means anything. My house is pretty old and we may have mold and old paint as well.

And basement Cat, I also forgot to add that my electrical system is very outdated. So if you can give me any more info on what you were saying, it would be very helpful, thanks. Because that does make more sense then having a spirit in my house 🙂

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62 Answers
Aurora Ryynänen Staff answered 3 months ago

You have a negative spirit in your house when shite of this sort happens:

Eliaas2 Staff answered 3 months ago

I can not explain it, but if you’re not an negative person, you shall feel the negative energy within you

basement cat Staff answered 3 months ago

it is possible that the previous occupant is in your house, and is sharing her feelings with you

however, you need to rule out non-spirit causes of what you’re feeling before you jump to that conclusion.

check for fumes (from paint or cleaning products). check for mold, and check for electronic devices, wiring, and outlets that give off high amounts of energy. all of those can make you feel what you described.


ok. everything gives off an e.m. (electro-magnetic) field. if the e.m. field is too high it reeks all kinds of havok.

you say your wiring is outdated? that might be part of the problem. the protective casing around the wires might be stripped (worn off), or just so old it doesn’t work anymore.

there are two things you could do. hire an electrician to check it out, or check yourself. they sell e.m. detectors at hardware stores, and probably electronics stores (like radio shack). follow the instructions and see how high the e.m. field is in your home.

Oldgrump Staff answered 3 months ago

I can categorically say that your house does not contain negative energy or a spirit, any more than it contains moon dust or pixies.

There are no such things as negative energy or spirits – these are things that our primitive ancestors made up to explain things that they did not understand.

I’m sorry that you’re going through a bad time at the moment, but it’s called “life” – shit happens and you have to deal with it (and, no, I’m not being unsympathetic here – I too suffered from depression a few years ago. I got over mine with the help of my wife, my friends and my doctor.)

Shinigami (FAC) weeaboo Staff answered 3 months ago

in order to be as objective as possible, psychologists and lawyers have suggested the use of leading questions be curtailed.
“A leading question is a question which subtly prompts the respondent to answer in a particular way. Leading questions are generally undesirable as they result in false or slanted information.”

So be careful when you talk to others about stuff like that. You just asking could lead them to make a false statement…and then you wouldn’t know For Sure.
(examples of leading questions)

AuroraDawn Staff answered 3 months ago

Well, it’s hard to take you seriously when you admit that you were told about the suicide about the same time as you moved into the place. If you didn’t know about the suicide and still felt this way, then we would have something to work with. This is obviously your minds working overtime over the suicide. If you are so susceptible to such things, then maybe you shouldn’t have bought the house. If you can’t get over your “negative feelings”, then maybe you should sell the house and move on. Better yet, get some counselling because most houses that aren’t brand new have had deaths in them.

yaktur Staff answered 3 months ago

You have a mold problem in your house.

Vanity Staff answered 3 months ago

You can feel it. Sometimes you can see it.
Sometimes it is in a piece of furniture that may have been used by someone dealing with the occult or witchcraft. I know people who have moved out of houses where strange things occurred and foot prints were evident on their ceiling after hearing the noises. If you pray to God in Jesus name and this does not put you at peace then I wouldn’t stay there.
Know that God will protect you if you believe that he will.

Gastounet Staff answered 3 months ago

You see the electricity meter turning backward I think.

Gandalf's Ghost Staff answered 3 months ago

Just open all the windows. Let in some fresh air. Put on some upbeat music. Or move.

Ol' Doc Staff answered 3 months ago

Spirits have nothing to do with how you feel about yourself. If you suffer from depression, then you need to figure out the reason and see a doctor, not an exorcist.

Harrison B Staff answered 3 months ago

When my wife is awake.

Pants Party III Staff answered 3 months ago

Who you gonna call?

Actually, I have read some interesting studies about low frequency vibrations inducing emotional changes. Are you by a factory or large road that may be giving off noise too low for you to hear it?

I hear negative angry spirits like to move tea cups when they’re upset.

Red Glow Eyes Staff answered 3 months ago

The electro-magnetic expanses of the departed may give rise to unanticipated changes, quantity produced by an energy/spirit in whom possesses poor-qualities that will ultimately take effect on the possessors of the home.

The idiosyncrasy of this old woman is not beneficial for you or your fiance’.

Truthfully, your domain is possessed. Never let any one tell you what is it you know to be occurring. All comments may seem to be plausible. But are inferior ones.

If this entity is in fact the poor old woman who killed her self in your place of residence, this verily contradicts about what the Bible mentions about [Hell]. ***LEER*

On any occasion have you heard the saying misery loves company.

The old woman wants you to violently end your life, too.

Do not become vulnerable to this negative energy/spirit or possession may take place. This may include long-periods of naps, pharmaceutical effects, intoxication, etc. If you ever experienced suicidal thoughts or attempts, you should contact one who specializes within your circumstances. Or move.

Cleansing the house with burnt incense may help.

These fragrant odors are supposed to compel away negative energies or spirits, like repel against rodents.

Robin C. Staff answered 3 months ago

I was wondering the exact same thing. We moved into my house when it was about 2 Years old in ’08, and we have 10 acres out in the sticks with a 2 acre man made pond, if that matters. Anyway, about 3 months ago when everyone was asleep I heard someone/something knocking on the door/house really really loud three times. I was almost asleep and it was enough for me to wake up my Husband of 20 Years and after he saw my concern he went around the house with a gun/flashlight, and nothing/noone…?? So, I purchased some white sage sticks, and after reading this and what I’m going through which is so simular I’m giving my house a thorough cleansing with my rosery beads and saying the Lords Prayer. Please contact me if you would like. Good luck, and God Bless!! Robin/Georgia

arlene Staff answered 3 months ago

i feel the same way when I’m home. I’ve owned my home for several years. The last year and a half, i started feeling ill, i hated being home. i left my job, i just couldnt do anything anymore. ,y family life is great, so im not depressed. i went to vegas for a week with family and felt great but once i got home i felt like i hated my home and angry right away. i do beleive in negative energy. i truly beleive that people that surround you and are envious of your life and comment about your life and wish you no success has a lot to do with it. I met a lady once who said ” jealousy is worst than any spell” she also said people who wish u harm can cause for you to have negative energy.

Raquel Staff answered 3 months ago

I know what you are feeling that is how I have been feeling about the house I live now and I had found out that every family that lived there before had done bad things so maybe it has been that way since the house was built. I would like to know what you have done about it please contact me on my email. It is [email protected]

barbara Staff answered 3 months ago

For starters have your electrical updated, along with getting rid of the old paint and mold. They all have a bad effect on health and can give you feelings of being “watched” and uneasy etc.. If you feel frightened and think there is an entity in your home, talk to it out loud. Tell her that you are not there to do her or her home harm (although she may not like any construction). Usually spirits (if there is one there) are trying to tell you something or get a message out. If you cant live with that, i would say move.

nat Staff answered 3 months ago

i have similar problems i never had depressin till i moved to my home 24 hrs after being here i knew i wasnt right i have had a priest bless the house didnt help then a psychic who cleared it and said there was negative residual energy from previous tenants bringing me down there was a change in atmosphere after that but i can feel the negativity building again and now i just want to move asap i am not strong here and not myself a year ago i wouldnt of even thought any thing like this could happen to me will let you know if it lifts for good when i move and its not all in my head 🙂

elle Staff answered 3 months ago

”geopathic stress” look it up. that could be what is wrong.

Danielle Staff answered 3 months ago

I know EXACTLY what you are going thru!!!! I just purchased my home a yr and a half ago. I moved in and things were fine. just about 3-4 months ago I started feeling alot of anxiety and being miserable only when I stepped foot in the house. I can’t go in the basement, something about it scares me. My mood are so up and down within the house and I was never like this before. Extreme overwelmness, depression, not being able to relax. I found out last week that there is a spirit stuck in my basement ( reason I do not go down there ) and that the only reason it is effecting me is becuz I some what believe in them. The spirit will not move threw out the house except the basement becuz of my 22 big dogs that live there. I would suggest you doing a house cleansing. I am, I can’t keep living so miserable. I know it sounds weird but it is nothing to mess around with or brush off. these spirits are real and although most wont harm you but I have had 20 lbs mirrors mysteriously fly up flip over and smash at 2am while im sleeping. Imagine waking up to that??

Mel Staff answered 3 months ago

Okay, I ended up on this site trying to find answers to my problem. Here ya go, have a field day being nasty if you like but I know what I am feeling and what is going on in my life. We moved into an apt about 8 months ago and before I even walked into the door I caught myself hesitating to enter. I immediately hated the place! And since we have moved here, we have had nothing but negative things happening. My husbands job (which is the reason we moved here) is a complete nightmare. I have not been able to find work, our vehicles keep breaking down, we have to keep seeing doctors for different illnesses, we cannot keep up with our bills, we fight and in 15 yrs of marriage we have not been the type to argue. We are both depressed, our ears ring so loud when we are home that we can’t hear the tv. I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that there is something about this place that just is NOT RIGHT! The lady who lives below us is very very negative, I tried to befriend her, carried her groceries and baked goods, listened to her problems, ect. Now we are having issues with her, we have even had to call the police on her a couple of times. She is very over sensitive to noise, we cannot even walk across the kitchen floor without her pounding on the walls. She told me herself that she has lived here almost 5 yrs and hates it, she said the place just depresses her. This building was built around 1959 and has 8 apt units in it. But only our end of the building seems to have this effect on anyone. We have openly talked with our neighbors about this and no one else has the high pitch ringing in their ears or negativity. There is something, and I don’t know how to pin point it or get rid of it. We cannot move out because his employer has us in a contract and they are the ones who supplied the apartment. Someone PLEASE give me so honest (not mean) ideas of what to do to help, besides moving. HELP!! Oh yea one more thing our bedroom is directly above hers.

bubbles Staff answered 3 months ago

I had a wierd experience. I live in my flat for 6 years already. and i lived here without problems and i find this flat with so much luck because i got so much luck in my career. then one day, i got engaged and my fiance moved in with me and he invited an old lady whom i did not realize at first has intentions with my fiance and she is totally jealous and as well as she is working on energy as profession. and she was into breaking us. my fiance was quite naive that he is not so quick to pick up what kind of intentions people have in him and he is totally friendly that he got abused. so, after this visit of in our flat, we fought like cats and dogs and i became a negative person that i was a very happy positive person before. and one wierd thing is, where this woman stayed during her visit, i get depressive when i enter the room and i wanted to kill myself…i fight with my fiance endless…and i cannot controll myself anymore like someone possess me….i am not myself anymore and this room we had so much bad memories because we fought so hard after this old woman came here and visit. until now i suffer and i got sick really sick that i have to be medicated and have therapy. a lot of my friends and collegues who have known me for ages have seen the huge change in me and especially i lost weight. yes, she was very, very jealous. any advice what to do? i am really desperate. i went already to energy healers and as well as shamans they told me someone left me a negative energy and 4 different spiritual pracitices i consulted and they said the same. but still this room caused us our relationship. any advice??? If someone can, its a life saver.

wilfredo stretz Staff answered 3 months ago

it might not have anything to do with the woman who shot her self and it could be that’s the first thing you have to find out ; also you might have gone somewhere and picked up some negative energy and you bought home with this has been known to happen but it also could be the woman that’s why it is important that you find out when and where it started and not make a mistake about it because if it is not the lady and you just think it is and in fact it was something you bought home and that lady is also present she just might be sending you warning signs and if she;s there in fact trying to help you you don’t want to get rid of her i don’t know if your understanding me but you have to be sure thank you everyone bad times are comming

wilfredo stretz Staff answered 3 months ago

this message is for bubbles this person that came to your house is very strong with negative energy you must seek help you have to act quickly if i am right you are in danger i have heard of this and it is very bad but not hopeless but you have to act quickly and stay strong i can help for a little while go to the store buy 2 candles one white one yellow light the 2 candles go to the front of the door where the woman stayed put one candle on one side of the door and the other candle on the other side of the door you wil light the candles in the morning before the sun goes down you will start to feel better but this will not last long this will just buy you sometime to you get the help you need people beware bad times are comming there is no charge for my help a thank you will be just fine

wilfredo stretz Staff answered 3 months ago

my friend just because you don’t believe don’t try to convince other people you opinions — do you believe in jesus as a god or the son of god like the bible states if you don’t then what i am about to say wouldn’t even matter when god was crucified after 3 days he rose walked around and people saw him wht would you call that our people of the past explaining something they didn’t understand just because you don’t see an atom doesn’t mean it’s not there in fact if you split an atom in half it can and will distroy an entire city pretty big for something you can’t see
people beware bad times are comming

wilfredo stretz Staff answered 3 months ago

if you really believe what you are saying
i suggest you do a little more investigation
let me say something in 486 a.d. there was a scientist
name haperatia she believed that the world was round not flat and thast it rotated but everyone would say it is imposible ;;; the people would fall off the sides people just didn’t understand the way things worked
you know that the christains killed that woman ;; now for my point things are not always they way people see them in fact there are many things going on around us that we cant even see just like the atom boy but that atom that we cant see can be very harmful don’t you think it will take a very long time before people understand there are a few that do understand but there in hiding why because of the lady that was murdered because of what she believed ;; beware bad times are comming

Campa Staff answered 3 months ago

Thank you! I live in an apartment and ever since I moved in here I felt something was not right. I even asked my doorman if something happened in this apartment, like, did someone die in it or anything. He said not that he knows of. This was a “corporate” apartment before we moved in. There is just a deep sadness in this place. It is a beautiful, huge, spacious apartment, too! First I started getting depressed, then I could not get myself motivated to go outside. I would stay home all the time. I went to doctors, specialists about depression. But I knew there was something not right here. When I would go outside, I would feel fantastic. It was as soon as I came back into the apartment that I started feeling sad again. Now my husband is starting to experience it now. He is exhausted all the time, getting depressed/sad, not happy about his job. He doesn’t believe that there is anything here. My cats look around like there is someone here. It is not a mean spirit at all. I feel it is just so sad that I feel this weight. And bad things started happening to us almost at the same time that we moved in here. Money problems, job problems, illnesses, deaths, etc. I just wanted to know if anyone had such experiences. And to someone reading this they could say, well, that is life, my dear. Grin and bear it. But the feeling in this place is indescribable. I am glad to see that I am not losing my mind and other people know what I am talking about. thank you.

Michelle Davis Staff answered 3 months ago

I was just looking for an explanation of why my 12 year old and 16 year old grand sons say they can’t sleep at their dad’s new house because they feel a heavy energy in their room. They say they always feel like they’re being watched or someone is creeping up behind them but know that nobody is there. I thought it was a little strange that they both feel this when it’s a brand new house and shouldn’t have any lingering energy

Lisa Staff answered 3 months ago

I feel a hateful energy in my new house, Been praying out loud and dismissed it today earlier. So finite it attacked one of my cats in front of me and made it seizure while it beat it! I grabbed my cat and he went limp and I told that thing to get the heck out! You don’t have a body anymore! This house is mine now and I appreciate your lessons so you can go now. Sigh. I will probly be dead and get my dream place in Heaven. A small sturdy house with level floors, and solid barns for my animals where their feet and bodies will be dry. I am so, so tired.

David Ricker Staff answered 3 months ago

Came here for answer. My family and I have lived in our Dutch Colonial for 11 years. We were so happy in the beginning but now, my wife and I are separated. Reflecting back over the years so many negative things have happened. Financial problems, fighting, depression, all sorts of problems. I became an alcoholic at one point, sober for 3 years. Strange occurrences with with entities. Such hate. Now when I drop off my children I don’t want to go in,I’m at peace without the house. My dream had turned into a nightmare. I kept wanting to die the last few years there, even saying the word under my breath. No longer now that I’m out of that house and have found the Lord.

Em Staff answered 3 months ago

Have you tried burning safe in your home?

MomOf2 Staff answered 3 months ago

My bestfriend lived with us for 2+ years,when she lived here we had good moments,until I started working,we started fighting,it got to be everyday..but when she moved out,she came to visit couple times to tell us she was OK.but u can tell by looking at her she wasn’t,was a drug user..
But we got a call saying she was dead and she had been choked/herself and was strung out. I believe that after she past away she kept coming here,and I always knew when she was because our house has nothing but fighting going on. I think my son is more mean when she’s around,ever since her death my kids are afraid to be alone,his bedroom was her room as well.anyhow when I ask her to leave,we don’t have anymore issues.. so I do believe it’s her negative spirit that vibes our home.her parents do a cleanse when they feel negative going on as well.. What do u think?

WT Staff answered 3 months ago

My house also feels so heavy,, and thats the only way to describe it really.there are huge thumps on one wall that can be felt, knocking on my sons bedroom wall, things falling, yet cannot find anything out of place. Health problems, financial problems, depression (for me definitely).my husband had a heart attack nov 27 2015, and his dad had died in this home on the same date years ago. He thinks I’m probably going crazy because i seriously believe something is wrong with our house. Also a few summers ago, we tore out an old sidewalk, and when we flipped the sections over, 2 of them were old handmade gravestones with names and dates etc. I made my husband haul them away because it was very spooky. Does anyone have any ideas ? I feel like i cannot stand being in this house much longer !

Emi Staff answered 3 months ago

Well, I think this kind of stuff might happen, even if I do not think a “spirit” is always “evil”. It might be a spirit who has some kind of Karma, and is just trying to escape it. Or it might not be a spirit but just an enrgy that doesn’t fit yours. Who knows really.
I think the best is to try to move house if it is possible, then you will get answers. If they “heavy” feeling stays, then maybe you are facing some kind of issue with yourself, and if the negative feeling is not here anymore when you move house, then you have your answer. 🙂

Dana Staff answered 3 months ago

To be completely honest this may be a very old story but i may say that I’ve been followed by things because of my great grandpa he would kill girls and rape them . I moved from my first house because someone had died in it and about a montha after we lived in this house my sister had earphones out she said she would put them away because she didnt want to be choked and she also told my friends that an old hag who was a witch died here and she put them away and locked the closet as always we’ve been scared of closets for reasons that are unexplainable and well around 3:00 am she woke up and she said she felt someone choking her and she had two bruises on the side of her neck after a while i got severe depression and i didnt know why it wasnt genetic at all and i didnt have a bad life in school i find out that one of my friends did something in my house and i started to hear someone call my name i began to do what it said and one day i woke up i saw a lady figure and it felt hateful and demonic .. Depression is one of the effects in a negative and hateful haunting .. A demonologust told me and he cleansed the house and me because i was the most affected.

Aaron Staff answered 3 months ago

Hi. I was in a similar situation only I was at the hospital. Yes all hospitals give heebee jeebees to people, but its the nature of the persons injuries/illnesses really in most cases. This was not the case with me. Some of the hospital felt normal, but I transferred to a trauma unit and the room was almost candle lit dark at high noon. When I was wheelchaired in, the energy was so thick and heavy. Typically there are a few tell tale signs I keep hearing or reading about. But may vary slightly.

Step 1. Extreme dread and fear in equal measure as well as vulnerability and other negative emotions for no reason

Step 2. Feeling like I was being Watched from all directions, but know you are alone.

Step 3. Depending on the situation, my case I felt like spirit acivity was making me feel OPPRESSED (feeling victimized by something/someone).

Step 4. I felt like a dark history had taken place. First I felt like I was surrounded and trapped. Secondly, I felt like a hostage. Lastly, hostage taker. I had strong visions of deja vu and its true meaning.

There’s more but I hope this little bit helped

Colm Rose Staff answered 3 months ago

Glad to see that I’m not alone in thinking this. I suffer with depression, but I’ve found a pattern in it – I only feel negative when at home. Everywhere else, at work, with others or alone, I don’t feel it at all. Literally within minutes of stepping in the door at home it starts. Sudden feeling of negativity, anger, frustration, wanting to be left alone, feeling like the walls are closing in.

Bhavik Gandhi Staff answered 3 months ago

Hi There…yes it is possible & i can completely relate to what you are going through…i lost my parents in a span of 6 months in 2012..since then i am living all by myself….having said that i have experienced many changes in the environment at my place (depression,no progress personal or professional,feeling of someone standing behind me when i am alone,feeling of air pressure,sadness). First things first if you can then please move out…if cant then you need is a cleansing..have incense stick…mob your home once a week with sea salt mixed water (as it is earth element)…also have godly figure…don’t flood your home with them..but in important places where you feel there is an issue…

i have an option to move out..finally will to a new place…but will make sure to follow the above mentioned remedies at my new apartment right from day one.

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