We’ve almost arrived at the spookiest time of the year, Halloween! It was around this time last year that I received a call from a man named Graham who had recently moved into a house once owned by a funeral director. What he didn’t realise was that the funeral director had conducted his business on the premises. According to Graham’s neighbours the building that had been the funeral parlour had been demolished and the area had been grassed over. Nevertheless the neighbours were very quick to tell Graham stories of unexplained noises and movements that had taken place over the years. All this had led him to become nervous of any unexplained noise in his home and he and his wife were not enjoying living there at all. I agreed to go out to visit Graham to see whether there was anything I could pick up on of an untoward nature. I had armed myself with one or two items in case the building needed clearance but as I drew up to the house all seemed very normal.
Peaceful and calm
Graham answered the door to me and invited me inside. All was peaceful and calm. As I entered the house there was nothing in the atmosphere to indicate anything of a disruptive nature. I sat in the kitchen whilst Graham described what had been happening and it really didn’t sound like the presence of anything untoward. He took me around the house and it was the same throughout.
Woman in spirit
Puzzled, I sat in the lounge, closed my eyes and asked my spirit guide Sam to bring somebody forward if this was possible. After a few minutes a lady in spirit made herself known. She was of average build and height and looked to be aged around 60. I described the lady to Graham who immediately recognised her as his mother who had passed away three years earlier. She gave her name as Helen and he agreed that indeed was his mother’s name. “Silly boy!” Helen said. “I’ve been trying to attract his attention to let him know that I’m around him and that he should take no notice of all the stories he and Beth (Graham’s wife) have been believing! There are no evil spirits and no poltergeists in this house!” I relayed this to Graham and added that I agreed with her. Before she left Helen asked me to pass on her love to Graham and Beth and said that she would always be watching over them. Motherly reassurances Graham thanked me for relieving himself and his wife of the worry. When he recalled things that had happened he realised that the signs did indeed feel like his mother trying to attract his attention with reassurances. I was very pleased to leave the house knowing that the stories of demons and evil presences were banished forever from the minds of both Graham and Beth and they could begin to enjoy living in their forever home.
Derek Acorah is one of the world’s most renowned spiritualist mediums, having demonstrated to millions of people in theatres throughout the UK and beyond. Visit derekacorah.co.uk