The Truth About Ghosts, Paranormal Activity, and The Afterlife


“The Truth About Ghosts, Paranormal Activity, and the Afterlife”, by Dana Emanuel


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The truth regarding “Earthbound Spirits”, paranormal activity, and the afterlife.

In sharing my testimony, I explain how I came into the occult from a very early age, and how the supernatural slowly became an obsession of mine, and where it eventually led me.

I am also sharing some of the things that my family and I endured during my years as a paranormal investigator/ghost hunter. During my research, the question that would often cross my mind was, “are all these spirits that claim to be the spirits of our departed loved ones, actually be demonic spirits, masquerading as such”? It is commonly known by paranormal Investigators that demonic spirits can, and do, “at times”, mimic the dead. Such as cases where the spirit would pose as an innocent “little girl ghost”, or a “woman in white”.

I finally came to realize the truth, about what these entities really were. It wasn’t until my family and I suffered a lot of spiritual attacks, that I became desperate enough to get the answer to this question and by facing it head on, and finally, accepting that truth, the truth about Jesus, and the truth about the schemes of the enemy, Satan.

We are all born into a spiritual war. Some people are taught about it early in life and are equipped early, and therefore are better prepared and protected from the schemes of the devil, but then there are some of us that learn later in life, having been deceived and wounded by the enemy, some suffering great loss in this battle, that we were not truly armed to fight against.

You see, although I attended church as a child, and although I knew about Jesus, I was not a Jesus “follower”. And I did not know the schemes of the enemy, and I did not know God’s Word. God’s Word is our “sword”. God’s Word is our weapon against the enemy. I felt that since I “believed that Jesus was real”, I thought I was protected, no matter what I did. I thought that if I owned a bible, (without actually reading It and applying it to my life) that I was protected. This is the very reason that even many Christians today become wounded and defeated. They do not truly “believe on Jesus”, and have faith in Him, and most importantly, they do not obey Him and his word.

In order to fight this spiritual battle and have victory, having faith in Jesus was the only option I had left, and this was where my victory, was ultimately found! Glory to God!

What does the bible say about the afterlife? And what does it say about the spiritual world?

I want to mention up front, that in no way will this article “glorify” the work of Satan, but instead, will “warn” people of his schemes, as the Bible tells us:

Matthew 10:16 KJV
[16] Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV
[11] Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV
[19] What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? [20] For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

In this article, I will also answer questions regarding the paranormal, and I will do so, In light of scripture. 

Satans schemes

Naturally, we find our greatest compassions are reserved for our family members and those close to us. And it is also human nature to have compassion for those that are suffering and are defenseless.

When we have a family member whom passes away, our grief we carry from our loss truly can be an opportunity for the enemy to take advantage of. He will try to decieve us, by masquerading as our deceased loved ones. He will display knowledge of things that only our deceased loves ones knew, in order to compel us to believe it is truly them.

As we see in scripture, angels have the ability to masquerade as humans, and do at times.

Hebrews 13:2 KJV

[2] Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Satan is a fallen angel. He is not omnipresent like God is, but as the bible tells us in Ephesians 6:12, there are principalities and powers and rulers of darkness in this world, and there are demonic spirits that are around us all the time, to tempt us and to report to God when we sin. As seen in scripture, in the book of Job, as Satan is the accuser. He is also the father of lies, and the one that “deceives the whole world.”

Revelation 12:9 KJV

[9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Scripture tells us to not consult with the dead, and that to do so is an abomination to God.

Deuteronomy: 18. 10. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 14. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. 15. The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; –

Isaiah: 8. 19. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.


An “abomination” is something that is grossly detestable, and is so out of the normal as opposed to what was intended by God, that it carries great implications for doing such things. The reason God forbids us to consult with the dead is because He knows that our departed loved ones are not here, and they are not the ones that would be responding to us. Scripture is very clear on the state of the dead and the impossibility of departed spirits to come back to communicate with us, which I will go over shortly. (See Luke 16)

Even though there are many things these “spirits” tell us are true, there is a mixture of lies mixed in to deceive us. In one way or another, all the information coming from these familiar spirits are aimed at deceiving us, and to lead us astray. The way Satan works is, he will mix truth in with lies, in order to gain our trust. God warns us that those with familiar spirits will “defile” us.
Defile means: to make one unclean or pollute morally.


Here are some of the false messages that come from these “familiar spirits”. Then  I will list scriptures after each one to show how it conflicts with God’s Word:

•There is no hell after we die
People that are unbelievers and the wicked, don’t go to hell when they die, but instead, they just roam around the earth, amoung the living.

This belief, essentially takes away our fear of hell. If we are in control of what happens to us after we die, by just remaining here on earth after death, hell would no longer be a threat to us. According to scripture, hell is a true reality. Actually, Jesus warned about hell, more than He talked about heaven. And, the Bible also tells us it is immediate, after death, of those that are not saved.

Luke 16:19-23 KJVS
[19] There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: [20] And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, [21] And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. [22] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; [23] And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

The Bible tells us that hell is something we should fear. We should fear Him, that can destroy our bodies and our souls in hell.

Matthew 10:28 KJVS
[28] And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

*Don’t the angels know when we die?

Another point we can look at is in the story of Lazarus the beggar,  is when the rich man died, the angels carried him to Abrahams bosom.
Angels are always around us, they encamp around us to protect us, God gives them charge over us, so it would be safe to say that they would know where we are at all times. So this would mean we do not get lost when we die. (Angels behold the face of our father in heaven ) >>

Matthew 18:10 take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven.

The angels that are assigned to us report things to God. They are messengers.

Hebrews 1:14 KJV
[14] Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?


That when the spirits of the deceased “cry out”, that for some reason, God can not hear them or help them, but ghost hunters can??

This could not be further from the truth! God is ALL KNOWING, and He is omnipresent!!

This belief suggests that God does not know where the dead are, or that they have even died.

Hebrews 9:26-27 KJVS
[27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Every man is appointed to die at sometime in thier life. God knows when this will be. He knows the end from the beginning. And as the scripture says, “after that”, judgement.

Proverbs 15:3 KJV
[3] The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Job 34:20-22 KJV
[20] In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand. [21] For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. [22] There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Psalm 139:6-8 KJVS
[6] Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. [7] Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? [8] If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there .

Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV
[6] Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

That children (whom are under the age of accountability) do not go to heaven when they die, but instead, they roam the earth, lost, as if the child were a bastard, without a Father.

Mark 10:13-14 KJV
[13] And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them . [14] But when Jesus saw it , he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV
[6] Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV
[5] Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. [6] So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.


God “loses” us, therefore we are not important to God. 

God knows every hair on our head. He knows every time a sparrow falls out of a tree.. Are we not more important to him then that of many sparrows?

Matthew 10:29-31 KJVS
[29] Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. [30] But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. [31] Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

We are VERY important and valuable to God! For example, when we want to know the true value of something, we will look to see what someone would be willing to “pay” for it (for example, a house, or car, etc.) so when we question, how much do we mean to God, it can be asked, “how much would He willing to pay for us?” The answer is very clear in scripture. We mean so much to Him, that He purchased us with the blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus!

John 3:16 KJV
[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Hebrews 9:26-27 KJVS
[26] For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself

They claim that they need the ghost hunter to help them “cross over” into the light.

What light? The Bible tells us that Jesus is the light of the world. This would in a sense be truthful though, because the reason these “familiar spirits” can not go to the light, is because they truly are demonic spirits.  In the Bible, did Jesus ever help spirits of the dead, while He was on earth performing great miracles? Does the Bible mention Him sending any “ghost”, to a “light”?? No.

*When we think of how widespread the “earthbound human spirits” theory is, you would think there would be at least ONE mention of it in scripture. God would have told us how to “help them”. I have to believe that the reason It does not mention it, because it simply isn’t true.


 The Bible is siffecient, and tells us all we need to know.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJVS
[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works

We cannot get true answers regarding the spiritual world using our 5 senses.

We must get our answers regarding “anything spiritual”, from God. Any other source is merely opinions, and unfounded theories. The natural man cannot know the things of God, or things of the spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 KJVS
[10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. [11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. [12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. [13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. [14] But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them , because they are spiritually discerned. [15] But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. [16] For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

We cannot lean on our own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJVS
[5] Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 14:12 KJVS
[12] There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

All paranormal research groups go by the philosophy, “The proof is in the physical evidence gathered”. This rules out anything that is not seen, heard, touched, smelled, or tasted. In “para-science” research, anything of a “spiritual nature” could not be used as evidence. This is an oxymoron. Because you can only test how spiritual occurrences affect things in the natural, but you cannot determine the source of the spiritual, using natural means. Spiritual things must be tested and evaluated using spiritual methods. This is commonly called “pseudoscience”. These studies would be considered incompatible with science.

You see, Familiar spirits are spiritual beings, and they masquerade as the departed spirits of those that are familiar to us, even as your loving, caring grandmother, which could be contacting you with “important information”, which could be either unresolved issues, or it could even be valuable information, such as the location of money.

God tells us to consult HIM, regarding the dead, and specifically tells us not to consult these familiar spirits and mediums, etc.

Isaiah: 8. 19. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

There is no possible way for the “paranormal investigator” (or medium/psychic) to determine if the spirit is good or bad, unless they “test the spirits”. One can only use true “discernment” if they were to follow the guidelines given to us by God in His Word and if they are true believers.  (The true gift of “discerning of spirits” is a gift of the Holy Spirit, according to scripture.)

1 Corinthians 12:4,10 KJVS
[4] Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. [10] To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues

The only way a believer can become sharp in their discernment is to read God‘s word, and to become so familiar with it, that they will know the spirit of truth and distinguish it from the spirit of error.

I once heard an analogy that explained the concept well. It went something like this:
There was a man, that worked for the secret service and his job was to know and detect counterfeit money. And someone asked him, “How can you possibly keep up with learning all the counterfeit details, techniques, and characteristics on all the money?” And his answer was, “I do not study all the “counterfeit” details. I only study the true money, because as long as I am an expert at knowing the true authentic bills, I will detect the counterfeit when I see it”.
It was when I heard this analogy that I could fully understand that we don’t need to know all the evil schemes of the enemy, but instead, we just need to become sharp in understanding God’s Word. Because as long as we know God’s Word, we will be able to discern when something is not of God, but is in fact, of the enemy.

1 John 4:1-6 KJV
[1] Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. [2] Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: [3] And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. [4] Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. [5] They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. [6] We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

*The dead seeking salvation after physical death??

Ecclesiastes 9:3-6 KJVS
[3] This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. [4] For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. [5] For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. [6] Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun

There is only hope for those that are living, and after death, there is no longer any reward.

*Residual hauntings, is this biblical?

What happens to energy? Does energy dissipate, or just stick around? What about the electrical current that goes through an object? Or how about the emf pumps we used to work with in paranormal research? Once we turned the emf pump off, the energy dissipates and is lost. It did not return. Energy is not “intelligent”, and does not have a mind of its own. The residual haunting logic, is not supported scientifically or biblically.

His place remembers him no more”…

* Haunted homes/objects?

What is the benefit for demons to haunt or hide in an object? The Bible says they wander in dry places but they look for a human body to inhabit, or an animal, but the Bible never mentions demons being cast out of an actual home or an object. It was always people that Jesus cast demons out of. Jesus never sat in an alleged haunted home with para-phinilia equipment to “detect” ghosts, or even demons for that matter. In His approach to demonic spirits, it was usually the family of the possessed that would reach out to Jesus and request Him to deliver their loved one. Other times, the demons would manifest in and through a person when approach by Jesus and he would cast it out.

Cursed objects in a home may contribute to demonic activity. But this is because it is a sin to own or have possession of the cursed object/s. Therefore, not only is the object cursed, But so is the owner of the object.

Deuteronomy 7:25-26 KJV
[25] The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the Lord thy God. [26] Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

Once a person truly submits to God,  repents, and gets deliverance, they should also get rid of any cursed objects they may have in the home, usually all paranormal/demonic activity will stop. (It is best to burn the cursed objects)


*Casting out demons without a relationship with Christ.

As we see in scripture, if we are not true believers/followers of Christ, we will not have authority over unclean spirits.

Acts 19:13-20
13Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. 19Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Why would these “alleged” human spirits leave in the name of Jesus? It is also very telling, that Aliens, spirit guides, descended masters, holy angels (not the true holy angels), also leave when commanded to, in the name of Jesus.


Spiritual Warefare:

The bible tells us that the WORD is our sword. It also tells us what the FULL ARMOUR OF GOD is. With all of these, we will have full authority over unclean spirits, through Jesus Christ!!

Ephesians 6:10-20 KJV
[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. [11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places . [13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. [17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; [19] And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, [20] For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


Seeking first the Kingdom of God~

Dana Emanuel, Deliverance Minister


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