What is Haunting


Da Juana Byrd

Haunted House, ghost,

Most consider haunting is where a ghost or many ghosts give it their all to scare the poohbah out of you. Likewise, a haunting is a noun meaning where a ghost resides in order to do the scaring or warning. You notice I paraphrased this because I’m a medium and I know I can.

Okay, now to this medium and psychics view of haunting. In truth ghosts are just like us humans. Most are social. Some visit us to give us messages. Others want to say hello. There are some instances where your ghost visitor wants to teach. By that I mean they help you to learn that you are a medium because you communicate with ghosts too.

Ghosts aren’t limited to only teaching you to become a medium. Ghosts want humans to be aware that there is more to life than what you see on earth. That’s why you see haunted places. I’m not speaking of the haunted houses thrown up around Halloween to scare you senseless. I’m talking about places where ghosts give you a view into life after death even if it’s a little scary. Ghosts now have your attention.

Ghosts are the Subject

Unlike what most think about ghosts, most ghosts don’t actively try to frighten you. If some well-meaning ghost wants to get your attention by letting you know they’re in the same room or wherever you are, that ghost will generally touch you from behind. That is if this ghost even touches you.

Your psychic senses will create the knowledge you have a visitor.

The reason for the touch on the shoulder or anywhere on your back is because ghosts don’t want to scare you which is contrary to popular thought.

Believe me, you’ll know you’re not alone when this happens. Goose bumps will thread their way down your body on the side you were touched and reach the other side just as quickly too. Moreover, you’ll know it was done by a ghost even if you don’t see him or her.

The touch on your back allows you time to get away in a safe manner in case you run. If any ghost touched you from the front and you could see them you’d want to turn to run and that might cause an accident. Just to let you know the world has no accidents.

Your ghostly friend wants you to stay safe when meeting them so they try to be as good as possible by touching you on the back so that you can see your way clear to run.

Somehow you know this spiritually because even though you’re scared as heck (you know what I wanted to say but for the web I can’t), you also realize that your ghostly friend actually has good intentions.

Rarely there may be a time where a ghost needs your attention quicker than when they generally court you. It may be a matter of life or death for you not them. Then they may scare you to get your adrenaline going so that you’re on hyper alert to everything around you. That’s another case but not done often.

Ghosts in the Room

Most of the time though you feel as if you’re in stranger danger when in the presence of a new spirit. You feel the same way when you enter a crowded room in which live people whom you don’t know are waiting for you. Just a little ill at ease.

It’s the same way with ghosts in the room especially if these ghosts aren’t loved ones. After all we’re all ghosts. Some of us are free of the physical body and some are still what we perceive to be human. Some ghosts look like any other live human.

If you see a ghost then you’ve had a very extraordinary spiritual event happen. It takes a lot for your vibrations to go up enough to see a spirit but they also have to lower their vibration so that you can see them. Again physics.

Animal Haunted Houses Madeline, ghost, ghosts, spirit  

Ghosts are everywhere. People think of ghosts as humans who’ve died but in truth ghosts are the spirits of every living thing on earth while alive and when they die. Spirit equals ghost and ghost is spirit. So, if you think that humans are the only animal haunted houses, think again. All animals, insects, plants even minerals can haunt.

Last night this medium got a little surprise while talking with Richard who was in bed. As I was going into the bathroom I saw a bug crawling across the floor close to the wall.

My first thought was that it was a bug of the arachnid family and a member of the Zodiac Wheel I won’t mention. Generally, I pick up bugs if possible and put them outside.

Instantly I made the decision to get the fly swatter and take care of the intruder myself which means I’ve come a long way. Luckily, I didn’t have to. It disappeared as I watched it. Maybe the ghost insect wanted to wake me right before I went to bed or maybe it was a manifestation of a bug that had done this before.

Manifestations are like a recording replayed again and again for anyone who wants to watch. When a ghost looks straight on and commits to the same thing they’ve done over and over generally it’s a manifestation instead of a haunting. A manifestation doesn’t consciously do something but rather is like a TV show repeating itself.

I looked over to Richard and said, “Well, now I’m having a bug ghost too.”

Let me mention too I find lots of bugs fascinating but there’d be no invitation for that particular one into the house, dead or alive. It hadn’t occurred that bug ghost would even be in the house even though I’m a medium. Sometimes being a medium can catch you off guard when you see this kind of bug in the house and realize it’s only a ghost.

My being a medium gives me the ability along with you too to insist that certain ghosts leave your home then or you can ask that those ghosts completely stay away. That type insect ghost is on that list now.

Years ago, when I first came out of the psychic and medium closet I was reading a book when I saw movement over by the sofa. I glanced up and saw a snake lying beside the sofa. He was not a small boa constrictor. He was bigger than a softball around his girth and he was as long as my seven-foot couch.

My first thoughts when seeing the long snake lying there wasn’t how did a snake get into my house? It was more like there’s a snake in my den. Being the medium I am, my first words were, “What is the snake doing here?” It sounded like a good question to me at the time.

As the medium I am I always question everything and someone from the other side always answers, thank God. And that’s how it happened that day too.

Immediately I heard, “He’s here to get the rat.”

“What rat?” Then I saw the rat who was watching the snake who was watching the rat.

Gratefully he didn’t eat the rat then, they both disappeared. I know. Another question: do ghosts eat on the other side? And the answer is, they can do anything they do here. It’s up to them.

Just to let you know a snake ghost was not what I expected in my home either. The rat ghost didn’t sit too well either. But both animal ghosts gave me much need information so that I could gladly pass it on to you.

Dead Loved Ones

As a matter of fact, I didn’t or don’t expect all the ghosts I’ve seen all my life but I enjoy the “haunting” after the fact. This becomes more apparent when a person who comes to me for a reading requests visits from dead loved ones.

I’ve heard that you have to be at the place that the person, dog or whoever died in order to see or communicate with them. I’ve also heard that they haunt the place where they died. That’s not been this psychic and medium’s experience however.

If that were so ghosts wouldn’t appear to me everywhere I go and they wouldn’t travel with me either.

My father who is now a ghost is traveling a lot. He was a man who fought in World War II in the South Pacific.

War is something I’d rather we all loved each other enough not to initiate but it happens because we people don’t understand that we’re all God’s children. But how many brothers and sisters have you seen that get along great all the time? That’s my editorial I guess and now I’ll go back to my story.

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Ghostly Travel

Cathy, a friend of mine, and I were speaking via phone when she asked if I’d heard from my daddy. She knows he’s dead and knows how it affected me. I tell everyone say all you want to loved ones while they’re alive. Then you don’t have to use a go between such as this medium to talk with them after death.

Anyway, I told her that I hadn’t heard from him in a while. Immediately he called out to me from a distance and I quote, (something I’d never say) “Hey baby, I’m just over here talking to some Japs I killed.”

As a good medium, I hope, I just repeat what I hear and don’t really hear the message. I repeated verbatim to Cathy what daddy had said. She went silent.

Now I’m thinking what did I say? And daddy repeats it.

“Oh, Cathy, you know I don’t speak that way and wouldn’t have said it like that. He was just matter of fact about it.” Because it was her and my daddy I didn’t think to censor what was said. And he said it. Now I was hit by the full impact and trying to explain to my friend.

“Ghosts are more logical than us Cathy. I could see the situation there and none of them were upset. It was just a fact. They were talking to each other like old friends reliving memories.”

I know Cathy understands spiritual ghostly conversations but this had us both quiet for a few moments.

Daddy had gone to be with the soldiers he fought in Japan was my feelings. I don’t think it was on the island where they died.

This medium, Da Juana Byrd, uses all her senses to communicate with ghosts and from what I’ve gleaned they make conscious choices as to how and where they want their lives to proceed.

If you’d like to read more about what ghosts have told me please read, “I’m Dead, Now What.  https://www.dajuana.com/shop/

Another instance of ghostly travel is when I was going to see a friend in east Texas while traveling with a Cherokee Dancer. Most of the time I get quiet if someone else is driving and then I can watch the road or the woods, whatever catches my attention.

On this occasion I was watching the woods when I saw a native American man standing behind a tree. He made a big deal out of hiding when he poked his head out from behind the tree and I saw the mask. His leather clothing was beautiful and so was he but I could tell that he was a comedian of sorts. When I saw him standing there I got excited and told her.

She told me that he is what’s called a “Trickster or Coyote.” Further she said he didn’t necessarily bring fun. That’s the feeling I had too.

I knew he was dead and now a ghost but I really hadn’t expected him to show up either. He may have died there but I didn’t get that impression. And I didn’t think he was haunting the place because he died there. As a matter of fact, I knew from the brief mental conversation we had that he went wherever he pleased. At that moment he was pleased to show me something I didn’t know existed. For this medium it was a very informational ghostly meeting.

Ghosts have freedom of choice just as we all do.  Spirit lives and plays where they want. This Trickster and my father lent credence to that message.

You may find here some places ghosts have been known to “haunt.” Don’t you hate that word too? I mean do you actually haunt the home in which you live? Sounds bad, doesn’t it? Home is supposed to be a comfort not a dread.

With the spirit of the word “Haunt” in mind, here’s some who’ve been mentioned as to places you ought to see for ghosts’ visitation.

Haunted Haunts

If you’re looking for a place to go to see a haunting then there are plenty of places around this earth where you can visit. Hopefully you’ll meet your scary desires in these haunted haunts too. Or maybe not!

Let me mention a few of the really well-known sites who have been suspected of being haunted that you might want to check out.

First, because I’ve always loved it, the Old Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas is a favorite of mine.

I’d really like to go inside and see all the beautiful architecture where people visited and enjoyed the soothing mineral waters in the nineteen- twenties. Because I know I’ve seen ghosts there while shopping on the first floor one day in the nineties, I can say with some authority that the ghosts like to be seen.

I saw a woman dressed in her finest with her good-looking man arm-in-arm calmly descending the once elegant stair case walking right towards me in the little store I was visiting. Upon seeing the lady, I turned to look at the woman who was selling, I don’t remember what, and said, “Did you know you have ghosts here?”

My thoughts were that she probably didn’t hear that questions often but she smiled and pointed to a basket full of pictures. Then she, as calmly as the woman descending the stairs, said, “I took all of those right here watching the stairs.” It was astonishing.

I can’t remember but I think she also said she hadn’t believed in ghosts until she begun working in her shop there.

Another well-known institution for haunted living is The White House. Abraham Lincoln and other presidents are known to walk, like that better than haunt, the halls of The White House. This is but one more reason to visit our nation’s Capital.

In Louisiana a place to visit might be The Myrtles Plantation where a friend of mine who also sees ghosts spent the night with her daughter. You’ll find a link on that visit here on Dajuana.com as well.

Oh, and from what I’ve seen you don’t have to take any special cameras to take a picture of any ghost nor do you have to have a special apparatus to record ghostly voices.

I know that from doing the readings I have while being a medium and a psychic. I wasn’t the only one speaking on the tape and recorder brought by the person I was reading. Ghosts can make sure you hear them speak anywhere.

Okay one more haunted haunt you might want to visit is here in Texas too. As a matter of fact, it’s close to me. It’s the Carter ghost town. This one-time small town is now not that. People have bought the land and built newer homes. Carter still retains the once proud settlers church which brought its inhabitants together to worship.

And Carter Church in Springtown Texas also has ghosts that people have heard walking through the building as they sat praying in current times.

Is it haunted?

Is it haunted? Well if where a ghost decides to reside from day to day is haunted, then you might say yes. But guess what this medium, Da Juana Byrd, will say to you? That is since the beginning of time with souls dying and making it to the other side, there’s not much around the earth that doesn’t have ghosts who have died everywhere.

If you’re looking for my explanation since I see ghosts pretty much daily here’s my thoughts. Ghosts are plentiful and like us they’ll sometimes do things to get your attention especially if you’re a young medium or those nice ghosts think you can see them. Then they’ll really work on you until you give up and admit you’re in communication with them. And voila a medium is born to higher spiritual evolution.

Actually, a ghost most often knows who’s a medium and who’s not. In my family tree it seems to run in our tree limbs although we might not all communicate in the same manner.

My father knew ghosts were here but he said he didn’t hear them. He did tell me one time though that he saw a horse I described to him while we were camping on a known (I didn’t know) haunted plot of land.

Daddy finally told me right before his death a few years ago when I expressly asked if there was anyone in our family that had the gifts of being a medium like me that my maternal grandfather did. All my life with this gift and daddy finally tells me someone else had it right before he dies.

There’s more in my family that have this spiritual gift but most are frightened by it. You’d probably be a little unsettled as well when someone suddenly appears in your home where you’re alone and you know it. That can stir a little adrenaline.

Even friends who are around me for periods of time start to hear, see, smell, taste and feel ghostly presences. Now if you want to call me or my home haunted, you’re welcome to it but I think that I’ve got a lot of friends, some dead and some alive. Guess what those spirits that are dead have kept me safe a lot of times. Think I like those ghostly visits.