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My Last Investigation (with My Team)



Founder/Lead Investigator - Nate

Researcher - Lyza

Investigator - Wynand

Co-Founder/Investigator/Sensitive - Me

*names of clients changed

We were contacted by two sisters (Sherri and Nici) in their late 20's as they were experiencing some disturbing activity in the house they had recently started renting. Sherri sounded very emotional on the phone and kept saying that she could feel something touching her, grabbing her in awkward places and pulling her hair while talking to us.

They were a little dubious about meeting us at their home at first, which I completely understood. So we arranged to meet at a public place for an interview. They knew very little about the house or the previous occupant but gave us the Rental Agents number so we could contact her for some details. Unfortunately she was a total skeptic and actually accused us of trying to take advantage of the two young women. She went on quite a tirade and even accused us of trying to devalue the property so we could purchase it at a low value. She refused to give us the owner's number and told us that should she see us around her office or should we make contact with her again she would call the police and have us arrested so we respected her wishes and hung up.

Originally our full team was meant to conduct the investigation but on the day we could not get hold of Lyza and her husband Wynand which was strange as they had committed and had never missed an investigation before. We later found out that Lyza had been rushed to the hospital but I won't go into that; suffice to say that she was fine.

Our first mistake was going ahead with the investigation without our full team. I feel that this put us off-balance and I had a very strong feeling that we should have called it off; our second mistake was not trusting my feelings.

I had performed my ritual of protection before picking Nate up, but he had not. I told him I would wait but we were running late and he just wanted to get on the road - Mistake number 3.

We arrived just before sunset to find them standing beside their car. Nici was very agitated and Sherri looked like a deer caught in the headlights. I could tell that they both just wanted to get out of there. Sherri gave us the keys and they left.

Upon entering the house I immediately had this overwhelming sense of gloom and all the hairs on my neck and arms were tingling. The air seemed thick and uncomfortable.

During our cursory sweep it felt like we were being watched. Nate's mood over this time changed. At first he was, as usual, quite excited about the investigation, but while setting up he seemed to sink into a depression of sorts. I asked him if he wanted to call it a night and come back another day when the full team could be present, but he refused. He said he was just feeling a bit down but that he was OK.

Nate suggested that we each take a bedroom and begin with an EVP session. I was a little worried about us separating. I must admit that this house had me freaked out, but he was adamant that we separate. Against my better judgement (mistake number 4) I went along with it. I took Sherri's room and he went into Nici's. We agreed to do the solo EVPs and return to the living room in an hour. I was 20 minutes into my session when the door suddenly burst open. Nate was standing in the doorway, white as a sheet and sweating. I asked him what had happened and he just shook his head and said that he had to leave. I gathered my equipment and followed him to the living room. He started packing up our equipment with shaking hands. Again I asked him what had happened in the room. He said he didn't want to talk about it now and that he just had to go home.

I took him home and didn't hear from him for a just over a week. I took the keys back the next day and in the week they called to thank us for whatever we did as they had not had any further experiences and their house felt much lighter. As I didn't want to freak them out, I didn't tell them what had happened. I was just happy they were at ease in their own home.

After several days Nate called and asked me to come over as he needed to talk. I said sure and was there within the hour. Upon entering his house, I got the same feeling I got at the sisters' place and I immediately knew that the entity had latched onto him. We sat outside and he then told me what had happened in the room.

He had started his EVP session and 5 minutes into it he had felt a hand grab his shoulder and swears he heard the voice of his son say "Daddy". He said that although the room was dark, he was able to make out the furniture but as soon as he turned around, it was like he had gone blind. Everything went pitch black and he felt like he was falling. He could not shake the hand on his shoulder and, according to him; he had called out to me a number of times. He came to lying on the floor. He got up and ran out of the room to find me.

Since then his family had been experiencing things in his own house. All his house plants withered and died in the space of a week, his microwave caught fire while they were sleeping, his son was having terrible nightmares and his wife had been groped while in the shower, leaving bruises on her breasts. Eventually he had told his wife to go stay at her parents. He had tried multiple cleansings but nothing seemed to get rid of the entity. As he is a Christian, I suggested that he call his priest to bless the house and offered that he come stay at my place for the night. He didn't want to as he was scared of bringing whatever was attached to him with. He slept in his car that night. The priest came by the next day and blessed the property. It seems to have worked as there have been no further occurrences.

After that, he has given up paranormal investigations and our group has gone their separate ways. I may yet find another team, or start one myself but am still in two minds about it.

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Fergie (36 stories) (1094 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-08)
Hi Neph,

Thanks for your reply.

I am sure an account of events that happened to your mom would be perfectly acceptable. A few of my published narratives were told to me by my dad, uncle or brother. Close family is acceptable, but not 'a friend of a friend' accounts.
From what you have mentioned already, I am licking my lips in anticipation. Be bold. Go ahead and write it, Please! ๐Ÿ˜
Nephylim (8 stories) (69 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-08)
Hi Fergie,

I definitely think that if we had followed our OWN rules and Nate had shielded himself or if we had waited until the full team could be present, things would have turned out very very differently.

I would like to say "All's well that ends well" but when dealing with the paranormal, as I am sure all of us here know, things do not always end well.

Thank you for the comment regarding my screen name. It is a story I have been told numerous times ๐Ÿ˜Š.

She goes into much more detail when telling it about the things she was shown though. Maybe I'll write that up and post it to YGS, but it would be a second hand account.


Fergie (36 stories) (1094 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-07)
Nephylim - What an interesting account. Such a pity that Nate didn't shield himself. Things would have turned out very differently if he had.

I just read your explanation for your screen name. Truly remarkable. No wonder you chose it.

Thanks for sharing.
Nephylim (8 stories) (69 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-07)
Hey KikiGirl,

Where are you from in our beloved country?

No problem about the honesty, it is the best policy after all.

The name 'Nephylim' resonates with me too ๐Ÿ˜Š.
There is a story attached to why I chose the name. Before I was born, my mother miscarried and was told by the doctors at the time that she would not be able to have more children due to complications of the miscarriage. A few days before she found out she was pregnant with me, she had a 'dream' that she was taken by a woman and shown many things. At the end of the dream, when she returned home, the woman put her hand on my mother's stomach and said, "here is a gift from the 'old man'" and pushed her hand into my mother's stomach. She told me that there was no pain, just discomfort. When she woke, she found her whole abdomen was bruised. At first she thought she had maybe bruised herself in her sleep. My father took her to the hospital to get checked and lo and behold, she was pregnant.

She used to call me her Nephilim, as in a child born of Angel and human. I don't believe that I am half angel, but when I was younger, I liked the idea. I chose Nephylim as my screen name as it brings very happy memories from my childhood to mind.

I say that if you want to do investigations go for it. Try and find as much information as you can and learn from others that have experience. That what I did/do. I am always learning and asking questions to better my knowledge.

Nephylim (8 stories) (69 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-06)
Hi AugustaM,

Thank you very much for the kind words ๐Ÿ˜Š

In my opinion, anybody that delves into the paranormal with a closed mind is just asking for trouble. It is completely foolish and arrogant to disregard another's beliefs.
That agent was what she was and I have to respect that. Some people just cannot or will not open themselves up to anything outside of their comfort zones.

As to future investigations, who knows, the Universe has a way of showing us the way.

Nephylim (8 stories) (69 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-06)
Hi Tweed,

What you say is so true. The right people, the right energy and the right attitude make all the difference.

I take my home cleansing quite seriously. My 'spring cleans' are a bi-monthly ritual.

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bibliothecarius (5 stories) (743 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-04)
Greetings, All.

F.Y.I.: Miracles is right. "ื ึฐืคึดื™ืœึดื™ื" or "Nephilim" were the descendants of the "Sons of God" and the "Daughters of Men," (Genesis 6) generally accorded to be Giants, but they are described as being "the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown" (K.J.V.) which is a pretty positive description of them. We must have a bit of the narrative missing, though, because two verses later, God repents of having created human beings in the first place, and --just to show he's seriously grieving (6:6) -- he states aloud that he will destroy the world because he repents having made everything (6:7) **except** for Noah.

There is some debate upon whether or not the Nephilim were actually giants, as the "ื’ึผื‘ึผื•ืจ" ("Gibborim") were "Mighty" people (the term is also used to describe lions), but the "ืขึฒื ึธืงึดื™ืโ€Žโ€Ž" ("Anakim") are literally "Giants" according to Josephus (though it could mean "Long-Necked" or "Necklace-Wearing" depending upon whom you ask). Though the Nephilim had been expelled from most of the Jewish territories, some (according to Joshua, chapter 11) lived with the Philistines, and their descendants were *also* larger than humans, hence the Philistine hero "Goliath of Gath" whom David killed with a well-aimed rock in 2nd Samuel, chapter 21.

Either there were several groups of Divine (possibly Angelic?) /human hybrids with similar-sounding names, or one group was described by various reactions to their size/behavior. Collectively, though "Nephilim" is the more common word in English, they're usually grouped as members of the "Rephaim" ("ืจึฐืคึธืึดื™ื" or "The Dead Ones"). Additionally, the Hebrew word "ื–ึทืžึฐื–ึปืžึดึผื™ื" ("Zamzummim") is a transliteration of the Ammonite word to describe the Rephaim; but "ืึตื™ืžึดื™ื" ("Emim") means "The Horrible/Horrifying Ones" and it is uncertain if this term is for the same group or a different one.

In case you were wondering, the words all end the same way because "-im" is the standard pluralization of Hebrew masculine nouns ("-ot" is feminine). Also, I'm nowhere near fluent in Hebrew, so I've used the diacritic vowels which you wouldn't find in a Torah scroll.

Sorry, I think I got carried away there. I do find this stuff interesting...

Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
6 months ago (2017-05-04)
KikiGirl - obviously I don't know how Nephylim came about the profile name, but I do know that it is used in the TV series Supernatural to describe a child born of an angel and human. However, I am sure there are other reasons the profile name was chosen.
KikiGirl (8 stories) (207 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-04)
Nephylim, thank-you for sharing your story.
The first thing, I am going to say to you is that I am a very honest person (which sometimes comes across as 'blunt', 'too honest', 'gullible' or 'manipulative'.) I felt it necessary to tell you this little piece of information before I comment because I wanted you to know that I am being honest and to 'take-it-from-whence-it-comes'.

Firstly, the very first instance I came across your screen-name (which was maybe, 2 to 4 weeks ago), I immediately felt drawn to you. Maybe, it's because something about your screen-name "Nephylim" resonates with me. I don't know if I have the correct meaning of it, I probably don't but I don't want to google it right now, as my point is the "connection" and "familiarity" and "fondness" that I felt, at the time.

Secondly, imagine my surprise when reading this story to find out that you are from South Africa! And, so am I! I didn't know of any serious paranormal investigators working in South Africa so I definitely feel kindof happy and 'blessed' that you are/were around.

Lastly, I have considered doing paranormal investigating but I am not very knowledgeable et cetera about how to go about it safely and the different aspects, and approach. I am, just, a 'sensitive' person and it has lead me down many roads which I was unprepared for, but, ended quite fine. I don't know if that will be the case if I went into paranormal investigating without the proper foreknowledge and tools.

Regards your story, the main issue that rang-the-bell for me was the amount of times you said, "bad decision number 2" or "poor decision" or "I didn't think it was a good idea". Although, we do not have enough information to give you a proper "answer" or "reason" for the level of negative/bad energy within the house, I think that your intuition and instincts clearly put to you that something really awful was in that house.

Obviously, you have a gift (or gifts) which guide you with messages, 'bless' you with divine knowledge, 'help' you through situations and also, 'tune-you-in' to (psychic) or paranormal situations. I feel, this is an Ace in your hand.
AugustaM (2 stories) (380 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-03)
I have to say, Nephylim, I have the greatest respect for your stayed, pragmatic and open minded approach to belief systems and the paranormal - it is a rare quality and to be admired. (Clearly, the property manager you dealt with could stand to take a lesson or two from you.) Your account was very well written and intriguing.

I am glad Nate and the two women are no longer tormented by that rather nasty entity. But I do hope you are able to form a new team - it is a service to which you seem uniquely suited and can provide so much good.
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-03)
Hi Nephylim,

What a horrible thing to have happen! It's a shame you couldn't get a history of the place. You thought it could've been a tortured/twisted person. I tend to agree with that. There's a sense of foreboding in places with recent negative histories, 'recent' being the key word. When negative energy is still strong, anything/anyone who lurks can, presumably, gain strength from the lingering negative 'vibes' for lack of a better word. That said a place's 'vibes' can be replaced with the good stuff, with the right people there to make it happen.
I'm really sorry your friend had that awful encounter. But I'm glad it's made you all wiser.๐Ÿ˜Š

When I went through a tough 'haunt', which lead me to find this site as it happens (!), I couldn't believe it was happening. I sort of knew those things 'could' happen, but anyway. I bring this up because of the nature of that haunt, it had 'come' from an acquaintance, friend of my husband's. But he, the mate, experienced it like ten years or something before I did and long before I knew him. Your experience in this house is a good reminder of how things can 'return' or latch onto other people. Ever since that saga I've been very proactive about personal shielding/cleansing as well as around our home (to the property boarder as Rook points out!) I hope you and your team keep this shielding habit up, investigations or not. You really need it, especially if you're going to continue investigating with another team.

Man, I hate being all doom and gloom, but this is a good reminder of the occasional bad side of the paranormal.

Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Nephylim (8 stories) (69 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-02)
Hi all,

Vala - I say, if that is your passion then go for it. Just take it from me (who learnt the hard way ๐Ÿ˜Š) follow your rituals and protect yourself above all. Yes, it is a great feeling when you manage to provide that sense of relief to people that have been suffering but you must look after yourself first. There will always be that fear of bringing something home with you, that never goes away (at least it hasn't for me) but as they teach you in lifesaving, you first, then your "patient".

Spiritwaiting - thank you for the kind words. I truly believe that mistakes are a good way to learn about yourself. I am not ashamed of making mistakes and feel that my mistakes could help another not make the same ones. I'm still in two minds about joining or starting another team. It is quite costly to get equipment and as I don't believe in making money off of another's misery or misfortune, it would all come from my pocket.

Beautinside - my sentiments exactly.

Rookdygin - glad you enjoyed it. I have to confess, after concluding an investigation, I would use your cleansing and shielding method in the clients home as I tried it in my home and had much success with it. I spoke to the priest and he said that he prefers to direct the spirit/entity to the light and love of God.
I have always done follow-ups with our clients (the ones that I actually deemed to have real paranormal occurrences). The sisters have not had any further experiences and undertaken to cleanse the house every so often.
Nate has not had any further problems either.

I also do not know what type of entity this was. I hate throwing the word Demon around as, although this entity carried with it a very dark energy, it did not show itself to me so cannot say for certain. It was a very negative entity but I lean towards a tortured and twisted soul.

Wishnot - this is a question I would very much like an answer to. I believe that in this case, the priest was able to ease it's suffering and point it in the right direction. Although I may not be a Christian, I don't deny that Christian methods work for some people.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4325 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-02)
To elaborate just a wee but more...

Cleansings, Banishments, Exorcisms...

Can be used to help a spirit 'cross over'.

Can be used to rid a space/home/object of a spiritual attachment and then 'direct' that spirit where to go.

Can be used to send 'non-human' spirits back to whence they came.

If worded in a generic way... Ie "Leave this home and cease to bother those who live here." May provide 'generic relief' where the spirit (s) only depart for a short time only to return and start again whereas...

"Leave this home, find your way into the Light, cross the veil and find your way home." Provides a 'DIRECTION' for the spirit to follow.

"Leave this Home and return from Whence you came." For Non-human spirits (entities) this 'directs' them to go back to their natural 'habitat' (personal belief... Yes that means that a Nature Spirit will return to Nature EVEN if the HOME it has been causing Problems in is built on it's 'LAND'). For 'Demon's', well they go back to wherever they come from... Some call it Hell/Hades/the Nether World...

All of which is well and good but without a Shield, 'personal and/or locational' it doesn't matter where they go... That 'place' remains 'open' for them to return or for something else to occupy.


rookdygin (24 stories) (4325 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-02)

The 'where they go' can be answered by the 'type' of ritual used... Or to be more precise the wording of said Cleansing, Banishment, Exorcism...ect.

So its possible to just 'push them out' of one particular place only to have them 'move next door', return to the 'last place' they were or if a 'Shield' is not 'used' after the Cleanse they may even move right back in.

Focus, Intent and DIRECTION are really needed when attempting anything involving the Paranormal.


Wish-Not (16 stories) (521 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-02)
Rook- That's a question I have ALWAYSED wondered about.

"Where do they go"?

For the ones that don't cross over,...Brings up an interesting point of theories. Unfortunately I don't have a clue on any. There must be some out there.

Do they just find the closest "in habitual" structure? Or, like you suggested return the prior location?

I would like to hear your own personal view as well anyone else's.

We can move this to one of my pages so we will not disrupt Nephylim's comments for this story.

Nephylim- Great story. Glad everyone's alright.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4325 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-02)

Thank you for sharing this experience with us. It's going into my FAV's list.

One question (Actually 2), the Priest was able to clear your friends home, this is all well and good especially for him and his Family, but where did it go? Have you done a follow up with the sisters in whose home this started in? Just to make sure the spirit did not retreat there.


BeautInside (2 stories) (186 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-02)
Hi Nephylim,

I usually say that I have 1 rule, which is safety first. This is a rule that applies to every, or almost, circumstance and I am very sorry that you and your team learnt it the hard way.

Still we are human and commiting mistakes is part of being human, just hope you are able to assemble a new team to keep presenting us with more interesting experiences.

And of course, in spite of my number 1 rule I make mistakes too. After all, I am human and not better than anyone. ๐Ÿ˜‰
In end, I am glad that after all the ordeal everything worked well for everybody involved.

spiritwaiting (34 stories) (804 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-01)

I like this one. You were honest in all the mistakes, and thank goodness you know what they were! ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Hopefully you will get another team together and post more here. I would love to keep up on those.

When I read this made me feel like I was there with you all.

Well written

Thanks for sharing
vala (2 stories) (10 posts)
6 months ago (2017-05-01)
I love hearing about team experiences because I've often thought of forming/joining one. I've always wanted to join as a psychic/cleanser of homes.

When I hear about most paranormal teams, they come in looking only to document paranormal activity so that the people there have proof they aren't going crazy (which is great! I love documentation and can be VERY skeptical), but at the same time, a lot of paranormal teams leave with evidence but also leave whatever is bothering the homeowners there! I'd like to help cleanse the house as well.

I'm still waffling because of attachment issues. I'm am scared of bringing something home with me. ๐Ÿ˜•
Nephylim (8 stories) (69 posts)
6 months ago (2017-04-30)
Macknorton- As a team, the wins are shared and so are the mistakes and losses. It was a series of poor choices on both our sides. I'm just greatful that things turned out ok in the end. It could have been much worse.

Melda- you are correct, he no longer does investigations for the sake and safety of his family. Both of us became complacent and it was a hard lesson learned but learned none the less.

L_melba - thanks for reading it. Honestly, the majority of our investigations were misproven as paranormal. Out of fifteen investigations only 4 have I considered as paranormal so what you say makes sense.
L_Melb (194 posts)
6 months ago (2017-04-30)
Hi Nephylim,
Thanks for sharing this experience with us. I was curious as when I've seen/read anything by paranormal investigators, they say that the large majority of times very little to nothing happens during investigations
Do you think Nate was perhaps not so preoccupied with shielding due to this reason?
Like others I'm glad all is well for him now!
Thanks again, L:)
Melda (8 stories) (614 posts)
6 months ago (2017-04-30)
Nephylim - In a comment on your previous account you stated that Nate was no longer prepared to participate in investigations due to have been followed by an evil entity. I am very happy to hear that he eventually managed to shake it off!

I agree with Macknorton, unfortunately we humans tend to become blasรจ when we deal with things that become second nature to us. Liken it unto a game reserve. As a fellow South African you know we have scores of them in SA and I think you are aware of how many people are injured and even killed by wild animals because they don't follow the basic safety rules.

By the way, I am pleased to hear that the sisters found solace but unfortuntely at the expense of Nate!

I wish you well with your future endeavours.

Regards, Melda
Macknorton (5 stories) (533 posts)
6 months ago (2017-04-29)
Hi Nephylim

Interesting read - it seems a real shame that Nate didn't perform his shielding technique before he went to this house. As the founder of your company, one would think he of all people would know the importance of that. More important than arriving late perhaps?

Also a shame he insisted on separating from you in the house even though he hadn't performed his shielding. Almost asking for trouble! One would think he, of all people, would know better!

As Nate is a co-founder, I would be quite concerned at his reckless disregard for basic health and safety procedures. He needs to be a better model don't you agree?

Maybe time for a reshuffle of the organisation structure? Yes, I'm talking changing of the guard my friend. Perhaps he could drive the car, carry the water bottles and just wait outside?

Thanks for sharing


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