“Ceasing to exist when you die is the scariest thing I can imagine — which I conform to the Judeo-Christian philosophical background, which your spirit is supposed to rest, but every once in a while stuff happens,” he said. “And then there are others that I think are demonic activity.”
For Leslie Draper, psychic medium and soul healer, encounters with spirits are easily explained. The Norman resident said she sees angels — spirits from people who have passed on and gone to heaven — on a daily basis. She has also encountered what she calls “earth bounds” or spirits from people who have died and haven’t found their way to heaven yet.
“The longer on earth the more confused, the more separated, the more lost they become,” Draper said of the earth bounds. “The overwhelming majority of the time when someone has a haunting it is not an evil spirit — I don’t like the word demon, I choose low-level energies, entities. That’s what I use instead of demon because I don’t want to give it any power.
“It’s not. It’s someone who was scared. It’s someone that’s still scared. And it’s someone that needs help. The only difference is the physical body is gone but their energy body is here.”
Earth bounds often stay inside homes or attach to objects, but are also known to wander, Draper said. For people who are scared of these spirits, Draper performs what she calls removals.
“It’s almost like spirit therapy in a way,” she said.
During a removal Draper said she helps the earth bound to understand that they are dead and that they need to move on to the afterlife.
For spirits that never make that transition, Draper said they eventually become a low-level energy.