The hitchhikers are entities and Ghosts who attach themselves to living persons at a site and travel home or to other places with them. Hitchhikers can be picked up at haunted sites unwittingly; a person may not realize a presence has traveled with them until phenomena or disturbances are created at another location, especially home.

Causes of hitchhiking are difficult to determine and appear to be determined by the right interactions of an individual’s energy field and consciousness with the energy of place and the presences there. Not all people are susceptible. Interaction with an entity or ghost does not always result in attachment. One person may be more vulnerable than another, but not necessarily all the time.

Sometimes hitchhikers remain active for only a short period of time and then disappear. Others are persistent and may require action to repel or disperse, such as spiritual cleansing, Spirit Releasement, or, in the case of a malevolent entity, Exorcism. Preventatives against hitchhikers include taking protective measures when visiting or investigating haunted sites and also ordering entities and ghosts to remain on their own territory.

See Also:

  • Paranormal Investigation


The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits – Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley  – September 1, 2007

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