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I checked out “Ghost Wars” episode one on SyFy and my reaction is, “meh.” The whole plot is one guy having the ability to see and speak with spirits. He is viewed as an outcast from the whole town and he attempts to leave. He is unable too, due to being trapped, for some reason. Additionally, people start dying in the town and their spirits are also trapped within.
Per IMDB, the summary is, “A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.”
The main characters is played by Avam Jogia. I recognized him from the show Victorius, when my kids watched it. The main characters ghost girl friend is played by Elise Gatien. I was also surprised to see the singer Meat Loaf in it.
Interestingly, the main character has a female ghost friend that he communicates with. I found some similarities between this story line and my own book I wrote last year, Sight and Sound. Like my book, the character has the ability to interact beyond the veil. Unlike my book the main character can both see and hear the spirits. Within my book, one character can see while the other can hear.
It was a slow start, and began to answer a few questions toward the end. I guess we will see where this goes.
Ghosts or personates family members. (1) Thought to impersonate deceased or ghosts that trouble houses or solitary places(hauntings). Familiar spirits. cursed objects or poltergeist activity. It is my belief, many of these are seen on the ghost chaser shows on TV. These could also be those assisting the mediums during family seances, where they have insight on family history and knowledge.
Umbrae Mortuorum (Dead Shadow or Shadow People):
Shades of the dead. One of the earliest encounters with the shadow people was reported by the editor of the Paranormal magazine, Richard Holland. (2) Normally there is a dark countenance and malevolent feelings that are often reported in association with these creatures. Per Jason Offutt, author of ‘The Darkness Walks’, the most common [type of] shadow person encounters: a blacker-than-night, human-shaped shadow that people see walking through their bedroom, hallway, living room, etc. (3)
Follow certain people to trouble them from outward during the day. (incubus/succubus). Also could be mental illness being oppressed by spirits. We see an example found in 2 Corinthians 12:7-8, where Paul has a ‘thorn in the flesh’.
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
Obsession is an advanced form of oppression to the believer.
The spirit enters inwardly in the person to trouble them. Illusionary deception to make them believe they are travelling, via astral projection, prophesy, ECT. Spirits and entities do not walk to up to a person and ask them if they want to be possessed. Instead, they find a weakness or a door through traditional family behavior or reckless behavior of the individual. The person’s active free will must be breached. They usually seduce a person with something simple and almost innocent unless they have done something that they have tremendous shame or guilt over. (4)
(1). King James. King James Demonology: Modern Translation. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=_4PfDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT47&lpg=PT47&dq=king+james+identified+4+categories+of+spirits&source=bl&ots=6nvKmTyVuT&sig=FlF893jLF01BON76Jx-_sHgD2qg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSgL2u1ObVAhUP92MKHQ_vCOEQ6AEINzAC#v=onepage&q=king%20james%20identified%204%20categories%20of%20spirits&f=false
(2). Leo Ruickbie. A Brief Guide to the Supernatural: Ghosts, Vampires and the Paranormal. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=G7_ABAAAQBAJ&pg=PT21&lpg=PT21&dq=Umbrae+Mortuorum++shadow+people&source=bl&ots=gJvvSJ9IHr&sig=0p5P1NnrTzQM09Zc4moHnSCIXnw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXrMfD2ObVAhUOyWMKHYgbBqcQ6AEIPDAH#v=onepage&q=Umbrae%20Mortuorum%20%20shadow%20people&f=false
(3). Stephen Wagner. An interview with author Jason Offutt about these eerie entities. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/shadow-people-what-are-they-2594067
(4). Spirit Attachment and Possession Symptoms. Retrieved from http://www.texasghostandspirit.com/parasitic-entities/entity-and-spirit-attachment-and-possession-and-symptoms/