Be Well, Travel Safely, I Bid You Peace... Mariah
BHUT (pron. boot): This spirit is of Nepalese origin, not East Indian or Tibetan as it is often mistaken as being. The history of any Bhut is that he was a man who met his death by hanging and his extremely angry spirit is brought forth and sent to someone for revenge. It is a strongly malevolent spirit who plagues male individuals, mostly in family settings. The males who are being bothered by the Bhut will war with each other if they live in the same house and will be easily prone to anger where they usually got along well with each other and had a good raport with others in the home. Animals on the property and pets in the home will also begin to shy away from someone that the Bhut is attacking. This is a spirit with intent who was sent to plague the men themselves, but is more often sent to seek revenge upon a woman in the home, thus making her life a living hell seeing those whom she cares for the most at each other's throats. Women are needed in the house that has a Bhut for it is they who can detect it and cleanse it. A woman can smell the Bhut where the angry males of the household cannot. The scent of white vinegar prevails where the Bhut wanders. As this tortured soul's body was killed by hanging, its feet do not touch the ground. To cleanse the males who are affected, a woman must get them to lie on the ground for a relaxing look at the stars (it's a good excuse that works). She must then burn turmeric in the home. This can be done by simply shaking powdered turmeric onto a sage bundle and then use the smoke to cleanse. She must also walk the smoking sage with turmeric on it around the perimeter of the home's property and allow the smoke to also get into the vehicles of the men of the house. She must do this while focusing on getting the Bhut to leave and find peace in the afterlife. Saying a prayer for this tortured soul is an excellent idea. Do NOT send it back from whence it came for this is just bringing bad energy back to you in other ways - work with the Bhut to get him to calm and find peace. Worry about who sent it and why later.
DARK GNOMES: These energies are not true spirits in the sense of having once been alive. They are Earth Elementals that are, in their own way, alive and well. They are spirits of nature that reside much deeper in the Earth than we can fathom, yet can move freely to the surface whenever they feel the need. When they are present, a person may begin to find holes in the soil of their property thinking that gophers are present. Traps set to catch little gophers will be triggered without any animal being caught or harmed. Gnome-like creatures are often seen where there are animals and the people who protect them or devote their lives to the welfare of animals. Gnomes are both benevolent and malevolent in nature to humans. They've been known to play pranks if not spoken to properly with sincere and heartfelt respect, honor, and grace. If they are satisfied with the way they are spoken to, they will honor the humans on the property with protection and care - sometimes along with some harmless pranks to just keep people on their toes and aware of their surroundings. When a Gnome appears in a dark form or in silhouette, this is the fault of the one who views them. Negativity, fear, or narrow-mindedness on the part of the person who views them is merely transferred to the vision of the Gnome. This is information to the viewer that he/she must open their vision to the world of Elementals in a more accepting manner, as well as a reminder to speak and work more with the Elementals and Mother Nature's many gifts. They can wreak havoc on those who don't pay attention to them or they can bring great gifts of guidance and protection - the choice is up to the person who views them. Some are somewhat chubby while others are long and thin; none are over 18 inches tall. Though tiny, they're mighty, and should be treated with respect as should all of the wonders that Mother Nature shares with us.
DOMOVIK: This is a spirit who usually can be found in older homes that once had wood-burning stoves, but not always as they CAN be found in modern electrical houses as well. This spirit is always male and referred to as he, him, himself, or, if decendants of the original family still are residing in the home, as grandfather. The Domovik is also found in homes of those whose family heralded from Russia and he is considered to be the eldest member of the family, the patriarch. He most often seeks comfort in residing behind where the old stove of the house used to stand and can often make his appearance either to help the family out or to create mischief to let others know that they need to keep themselves in check. If the decendants of the original family do not take Domovik with them and just leave him there, he will usually make himself known to the new residents of the home by messing things up in the home, especially in the kitchen. He will appear to cause poltergeist activity but, he is not a poltergeist in the true sense of the word. He is lost, angry, and saddened that his family forgot him. Sometimes, when a new family is made aware of this and make attempts to welcome him into their family, he will quiet down and accept them as his own while doing for the new people what he long did for his original family. If not, it is highly suggested that members of the original family be found to take him with them. This spirit is a family member and should be treated as such.
FETCH: This energy resembles a person in the greatest of details, including their wearing apparel. The Fetch is often misnamed the doppel-ganger (totally different in purpose but almost identical in appearance). Unfortunately, if one is witness to a Fetch, especially of oneself, this is considered amoung many cultures to be a death omen or a warning of some incredibly bad luck to befall the person. Although, to those of Irish decent, it is felt that if one is witness to a Fetch in the morning, it is a blessing meaning that the witness will have a long life. A Fetch can be seen by either the person that it has taken the form and appearance of, or by any person who knows the original person and knows that the original is nowhere in the area. It will appear in a solid form and will move, act, and often sound just like the original. The Fetch, when seen, doesn't disappear, thin-out, or become fuzzy in appearance as a dopple-ganger will; it is simply there one minute and gone the next.
GREMLINS: These little guys seem to like to hang around humans. They were first noted around aircraft during World War I. Royal Air Force pilots were the first to call the misty, goblin-like creatures that they would see in their planes during dangerous missions the term Gremlin. This term was originally from Grimm's Fairy Tales and openly spoken of during World War II by RAF pilots who served in India. Gremlins seem to have an affinity for technology and like to "play" with it. Unfortunately, their "play" can be very destructive. They've been known to bore holes in aircraft, sever fuel lines, bite into scissors rendering them useless, and even drink fuel and pester and poke the pilots, bombardiers, and gunners. As mischievous and destructive as they are, they have also been credited with assisting many disabled or shot-up planes to make it home to safety. They have been noted to give directions to pilots audibly through the head-phones as well as in the cabin to help the pilot change course, land, etc. to avoid unforeseen disasters. Gremlins are moody. They have now been seen in factories and around today's modern technology. They've been known to influence cell phones & cell towers, mess around with televisions, DVD players, and various other entertainment units, as well as computers in the home and in offices. And you thought that computers were just weird.
RESIDUALS or what I refer to as VIDEO HAUNTINGS: These, in my opinion and the opinion of many others, are not true hauntings. They are unnerving when witnessed, but are essentially harmless to the observer other than leaving one with a sense of fright and/or wonder over the occurrence. These episodes are more of an imprint on the fabric of time. They will repeat themselves, often on (or close to) the time of year when they originally happened. A person can be fully awake when in the area of one of these occurrences, but sometimes feel as if they're in a dreamlike state as energies are oftentimes overlapping. They can take place in an area where strong emotions of fear, hate, anger, pain, or even love and great happiness were experienced, with these episodes repeating themselves, like in a loop of film.