You've moved into a new home, and amid all the excitement and exhaustion of settling into a new space you notice some really strange disturbances that make you uncomfortable. A mental movie plays out in your head of all the Hollywood horror flicks that start out just like this. So what's your next move?
A house blessing perhaps, thinking this is the solution according to many reality shows? Let's face it, this seems to be the go-to solution when spooky has taken over your abode. And best of all you don't have to be Catholic to make this request from a local parish.
Catholics usually wait for Epiphany for a house blessing, but moving into a new place will usually get a call for a priest to make a visit, just in case. Sometimes it might have a more personal reason such as family difficulties.
The Catholic religion believes in things, "visible and invisible". The invisible encompasses belief in the human soul, saints in heaven, angels and demonic entities. All those that fall under the supernatural umbrella.
A Boston college philosophy professor wrote, “The dead often do appear to the living and that there is enormous evidence of ‘ghosts’ in all cultures. There is no contradiction between ghosts and Catholic theology. Ghosts confirm, rather than refute or disturb, Catholic theology of the afterlife. Especially the very existence of a life after death, which is the main point skeptics dispute".
There is no shame in reaching out to clergy for help even if you're not a church goer or not even a member of that religion. This is a much better option then trying to communicate or get rid of supernatural agent yourself. Remember, priests have an authority to bless and exorcise that other denominations simply do not. That is why people instinctively seek out Catholic priests for these matters.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer