A 21-year-old woman says she wads forced to call in a psychic medium to cleanse her haunted home after an “angry and aggressive” ghost ‘assaulted her in the shower’.
Leah Lewis says she had endured months of ghostly activity in the Newhall house she shares with her mother, Colette, before things took a turn for the worst and she discovered unexplained scratches on her thigh she believes were left by the ghost.
She claims the medium helped the ghost ‘pass to the other side’ and leave this world.
She said: “I didn’t feel anything at all [in the shower] until I saw the scratches when I was drying myself. I told my mum and she said I think we need to contact Ian Griffiths [the psychic medium] now. We had been putting it off for a while but now I had been physically assaulted.”
Incredibly, it is believed the ghost ‘followed’ Leah home from her work at a shop in Burton that he had been haunting – a claim Mr Griffiths had made after he said he had ‘seen’ the ghost follow her home.
There was speculation from shop staff that the ghost was a man who may have been murdered in the area years before it became a shop, as he was described as aggressive and angry.
The trouble started a few weeks after Leah’s grandfather died.
Her mother Colette said: “Leah started saying that she could see and hear things which none of us could. I remember this one evening driving to my mum’s. She asked me if I saw the little girl stood on the roadside and I was blown away as I couldn’t see anyone in sight.
“Fast forward a few months and her ability has only got stronger. She’d come home from work and tells me about the activity she’d experience while being there. Little did we know she would end up having ‘the man upstairs’ as she referred to him, follow her home and become our worst nightmare.”
Leah started to hear noises and movement upstairs, and then one particular night she says as she left her bedroom and saw a tall, bald, slender man leaving another bedroom.
On another occasion, Leah’s mother said she heard a man breathing down her ear, it was three, low breaths.
That same evening, Leah found the scratches after taking shower and insists she could not have done them herself as they were too pronounced.
She later went into her mother’s room, asking her what she was looking for in the wardrobe as she could hear her mum rummaging around in there. However, she was shocked to discover her mum was in bed and hadn’t moved nor been in her wardrobe, she claims.
The next night Leah took a shower and after she got out, came downstairs to show her mum another mark she had across her hip.
Her mum said: “With her now being physically harmed, I thought enough is enough and I needed to do something about it. I asked around my friends and they asked their friends and I got quite a few recommendations for Ian Griffiths and I reached out to him giving him a small description of what had been going on and right from the get go, he was amazing.”
Leah says she is now looking into her own supernatural abilities and said: “When Ian came to our house he was able to describe my brother’s bedroom in detail and he hadn’t even been in. He went into my mum’s bedroom and went straight to the wardrobe and said he could sense activity. I said that is where I had been hearing everything too and I thought I was going mad.
“He went into my bedroom and saw my candles which I use when I meditate and speak to my grandad.
“He confirmed everything we had experienced and then he ‘passed the man over to the other side’ from his house.
“One day at around 6.40pm I was leaving my house to go to the shop and suddenly I felt really angry and felt I needed to get out. Ian later said this was around the same time the man passed over.”
Mr Griffiths told Staffordshire Live that as soon as he heard from Leah’s mum he pictured the man as slim and tall, wandering around the house and had never been there before.
He said: “I told her what I was picking up and she says that’s what’s been happening and what we have seen wandering around the house.
“The male spirit didn’t seem positive. I got a more negative feeling from him.
“Over the years of mediumship I have learnt how to remove spirits. It is years of learning and experience removing good and negative spirits. Some negative ones can be very challenging at time. Some can mark you as it did with Leah or make you feel ill and put unwanted emotions on people.
“I’ve been affected by some negative ones, pushed, marked and even nasty comments close to my ear or face but in the end it comes down to learning about how to deal with each negative spirit that I’ve come across over the years.
“Once I’ve removed the spirit I start blessing the person that has been affected and blessing the home. In each room I say prayers. It may take a bit of time going around the home.
“Some places may have portals where spirits can and go through like a door way. This home had two portals where spirits can come and go. I sealed them up so nothing else comes in to the home.
“Each time someone texts about spirit in the home you never know what you’re going to come across or what challenge you face. Sometimes it can take over you life. I love the work of mediumship and paranormal investigating.”
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