18 Signs and Symptoms of a Spirit Attachment (Possession)

Attachments, Possesions, Poltergeists - what are signs that you or someone you know is dealing with one? 

by Sarah Petruno, Shamana

Attachment Spirits, Spirit Attachments, and Possessions are all flavors of the same thing. These non-crossed over Spirits, human or not, who have attached to your energy field for the purposes of using your energy and/or manipulating your behavior to serve themselves.

There are many different types of Spirits, just as there are many different types of individuals, human and not, who roam this Earth.

Some Spirit Attachments are actually friendly, lost individuals who have inadvertently attached as a means to get energy, not realizing it was harmful. Others can be malicious and intentionally harmful. While still others can be souls who were troubled while alive, such as those with alcohol and drug use issues, who then attached to a living human in death to continue that behavior.

The reasons for a Spirit to attach are as diverse as the reasons that anyone has to do anything. (You can read the most common reasons here).

In all cases, when a Spirit attaches to you or someone you know, the effects can be devastating. They can cause illnesses, drastically change behaviors, and even cause death. They can turn someone you know into a complete stranger.

Here are some of the most common warning signs.

Attachments, Possesions, Poltergeists - what are signs that you or someone you know is dealing with one? 

18 Signs and Symptoms of a Spirit Attachment

  1. Lethargy and Feeling Exhausted

  2. Chronic Illness

  3. Sudden onset of irritability, crankiness, or snappiness

  4. Anger or rage issues not previously present

  5. Drug or Alcohol Dependence

  6. Certain mental disorders like schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder

  7. Frequent nausea or stomach illness

  8. Feeling like the house you live in is always haunted

  9. Extreme and often dangerous mood fluctuations

  10. Any sudden behavioral or personality change

  11. A feeling of heaviness or pressure

  12. Feeling like you’re “dragging” or being weighed down on a frequent basis

  13. Developing new vices

  14. Negative outlook on life

  15. Finding yourself saying strange, gruesome, and morbid things

  16. Bizarre, haunting, and horrifying dreams

  17. If you’re spiritually inclined, being able to see or feel the same spirit, again and again. One who does not look or behave lovingly or compassionately, portrays deep, painful emotion when appearing to you, stands far away or comes in dreams only, and/or you have memories from childhood of this person.

  18. Someone else points out any of the above signs to you. More poignant if multiple people make the same observations

It’s not essential for you to check all of these off the list, or even most of them. The signs and symptoms will vary drastically depending on the Spirit, where they attached, how, and why. It’s also not essential for the change to be sudden and drastic, considering that some attachments may have been attached for many years.

For example, if your attachment is a little girl spirit who is scared, lonely and attached when you were a child, the behavioral and physical changes you notice will be different than if the attachment spirit is a raging alcoholic who appeared only 2 months ago.

If you have a feeling, and check one or a few of these items off this list, it might be time to do something about it.

Spirit attachments are often difficult to remove on your own and the process can include many complex steps (There’s a whole textbook on the topic!). I recommend seeking out a qualified practitioner to assist you in doing this work, or, recommend one to your friend or family member in need.


Want to know more? In the Kick the Sidekick Video Seminar, we cover everything there is to know about attachments, including a step-by-step method for removing them. Learn more here.

LAST UPDATED: September 9, 2015

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