How to Talk to a Ghost in Your House: Keep Your Spirits Up
Communication With A Ghost
Disclaimer: If at any time you are reading this and believe that I am describing a ghost that you know personally, rest in peace I am not. All ghost references are purely fictitious.
So you have a ghost in your house and you have found this hub to explain how to talk to it. There are many reasons you may want to communicate with a ghost that lives in your house.
Maybe you are tired of being the SOUL provider of the household. Maybe you want it to stop wasting electricity when it turns on lights and leaves the room. Maybe it’s getting a little old to still be living at home with you. For whatever reason, you need tips to communicate with your cohabiting ghost. Here are some pointers to keep in mind:
Ghosts can be really tough to talk to because of scheduling issues. Most ghosts have to work the graveyard shift. You may only see each other real late at night when you’re both too tired to talk. The scene usually plays out like this: You get up in the middle of the night to pee and look in the mirror as you wash your hands. You see each other, but you are both stunned speechless. This is not a good time to talk. If you are both tired you will not get anywhere. In this case choose a better time to approach your ghost.
And don’t do it right when you’ve caught your ghost doing something that makes you angry. You may say things you don’t really mean and your ghost may reciprocate with more escalation.
Some ghosts, such as Casper, may be friendly and easy to talk to. Your ghost may be different. In this case you will need to exorcise assertive communication. Whether your ghost is aggressive, passive-aggressive, passive, or just passed away, assertiveness will help you keep the interaction active, cooperative, and goal oriented.
Tips for Commmunicating with a Ghost:
- Communicate confidence with your body language.
- Don’t let your ghost spook you. Most ghosts aren't trying to be monsters.
- Hold your head up.
- Point your shoulders toward your ghost.
- Keep good eye contact.
- Remember to actively listen.
- Use “I” statements in order to avoid arguments. For example, “I want to conserve electricity and would appreciate if you turn the lights off when you leave a room.” This works much better than, “you pale son of a witch, you’re always leaving the lights on when no BODY is even in the room.”
- Use a formula that starts with empathy and asks for a response. For example, "I am concerned and need to talk to you, I realize you have a busy schedule and work the graveyard shift, when is a good time to talk?"
You can't make the ghost do anything:
In order to keep your sanity, keep in mind that most ghosts are free spirits. If you attempt assertive communication with your ghost and all he keeps saying is “boo,” remember that you cannot change him. He must be willing to change. Your ghost may not even be willing to take form, which makes communication especially difficult. If your ghost won’t talk, you can’t make him.
Finally, if your ghost is abusive set boundaries and get help from a FIEND you trust. No one should put up with a ghost that HOVERS over everything you do or attempts to control you by threatening you or scaring you. No one is a fan of a ghost that says boo too often, so just say boo to booers.
Hopefully the tips I have provided will help you communicate with the ghost that lives in your house.
Real Ghost Stories in the Comments
Many people left their own real ghost story experiences in the comment section of this hub and another hub of mine. You can read the real ghost stories compiled and unedited.