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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 08 June 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2019 7 NEWS Soula Vaitsis (R-L) Soula with Suzi and Dee, psychic mediums and paranormal investigators. PHOTOS: FACEBOOK ture meters. When we can't explain it, we say it is possibly paranormal activity." DON'T MESS WITH THE PARANORMAL Soula is adamant when it comes so safety. She always warns people, especially the younger generation, that the paranormal is no joke, often even deterring people from participating in her public investigations. Trying to communicate with spirits has to be done by those with the necessary knowledge and even then she finds there lies a danger. "Spirits have feelings, emo- tions, will, and can become negative entities when they have unfinished business. They are not going to come out just because we went there to remove them. They hiss, sometimes push, scratch people. We put them down as being demonic, however, these don't happen very often. We have had incidents during public investigations where spirits pushed and attacked people. When a person is 'touched' we try to get rid of it, carefully with the help of our mediums and healers. We make sure we have sage and focus on getting the nega- tive energy off and out of the person so nothing follows them home. "Sometimes people come along to have fun, so we make sure they don't provoke the spirits as other people present might pay for it. Spirits are not always benevolent. Is it really a child that you're hearing or a malevolent entity trying to lure you in? There is a higher risk when you actively try to communicate with spirits that can talk back to you. "I've had calls from homes where the children, usually teenagers, got drunk, got a Ouija board and started call- ing on spirits ... Then something happened, they got scared and left the board open. Then it gets thrown away by the parents and the spirit is still out, roaming the home and the people in it." Even for experienced 'ghostbusters' like Soula and her team, cleansing homes and removing spirits can be tough. Especially if one has a full-time job and a family to take care of. "I can't say it does not af- fect me during the day what I do at night. Even protecting yourself sometimes does not work ... sometimes spir- its latch on to us and we take them home with us. Because I'm a sensitive empath, it happens to me a lot. "I work as a state manag- er for a business during the day and what I do with the paranormal is free of charge. We don't make money from it but we fund what we do through the ticketing of the public paranormal investigations, which have a more educational purpose." Soula says that many times she has to drive up to four hours out of Melbourne and back to attend to distress calls. Along with equipment and supplies (oil, sage, frankincense, etc), each expedition to identify a situation and resolve it can be costly. "I don't like when priests or psychics take up to $500 for a blessing and walk out the door. No. You are meant to help without a fee. Also, not everyone in distress can afford it," she says. "We want to make sure people are safe and that they can be helped and with so many scams out there we do not want to charge money. We wish to be respected as we respect each home or territory we are called to investigate and cleanse."
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