Saving Annabel

I never quite know how these things come about, but a friend of a friend of a friend of Kal’s mentioned something about their house being haunted, and next thing you know Kal’s inviting me to call them to arrange a visit.

Now I like to be prepared. Hence, there were introductory phone calls, confirmation calls, and a rough background on the likely encounter was established. Then I set about dowsing what I could about the situation. For example: How bad was it? Was it urgent? Was I about to face a wave of mutilation? I mentioned the ‘job’ to my wife, M, and she said simply “Annabel.” OK – I would keep that information in my pocket and see if it was relevant.

Pure Preparations

Over the next few days I consulted with my spirit guide to see whether I could obtain any guidance about what I might need for the work. Having been working without tools all year I was prepared for the answer, and sure enough it came back as expected: no tools were needed for this work. So, I asked if I needed any spiritual assistance. That answer was more helpful – the image of a glowing Archangel Michael kept appearing. Now, I don’t do angel cards, I don’t have angel images around the house, and I don’t go round telling people about angels. However, their interventions and appearances since visiting Iona last Autumn Equinox have been rather exciting and incredibly helpful.

I decided that although I wouldn’t use them I would still take my “sword and shield” crystal and stone. They would act as a reminder in case I needed urgent assistance. I kind of associated Michael with the Sword and Shield symbols anyway. I felt calmed and reassured by the idea that I could call upon a force that I knew to be so energetically powerful. Michael would be my trump card.

I visited a local coffee shop to wait for Kal to join me. Normally I would order a coffee, but for some reason the idea repulsed me! Instead my attention was drawn to the soft drinks area. I picked up a fruit juice, but again the feeling of repulsion kicked in. I put it back down, moving my hand towards something which didn’t have this repulsive feel. Only a bottle of pure water seemed acceptable. I sat in the coffee house with my single bottle of water feeling a little put out. I really did like my coffee, and all I could smell was coffee! I sipped my water and waited. Strange. A sort of purification, I mused.

The Fun Begins

We pulled up at a typical suburban semi-detached house which was already decorated for the up-coming Christmas festivities. It was an inviting house and a modern couple – Jenna and Harry – greeted us, telling su that they had sent the kids away for the evening to be looked after.

We sit and chat with the householders – a lovely couple. Kal decides to play sidekick letting me lead the discussions and intervening to add another perspective. We get the background.

A girl, dressed in a nightgown, long hair, face never seen, both parents have witnessed her separately. The husband has seen her in the upstairs toilet room. The wife felt her get out of her bed and then saw her walking on the landing heading to the toilet room. Both appearances were between 2am and 4am.

The couple insists that despite the time of day they were fully aware and awake at the time of the events they witnessed.

Kal goes off dowsing the house for positive and negatives whilst I work through my checklist downstairs. In this way we can’t know what each other is looking for or finding, and that helps us to corroborate information later.

The main points from my dowsing checklist are:-

  1. The strength of the problem on a scale of 1-10 was 7.5. Certainly something that needed attending to. This would become a physical or mental problem affecting the residents in 3 days.
  2. There are two identifiable sources for the energetic imbalance in the house. Kal found four points of negative energy, but that was a slightly different question to mine, because my question focused on the issue affecting the residents.
  3. The energies had become a problem over the last two months.
  4. The source of the sighting (of a little girl) was the shade of a human. I felt she was connected with a previous resident.
  5. The situation could be remedied through the application of light energy and angelic assistance. Straight away I knew who I would be calling upon for this.
  6. The change would take three days to completely restore a harmonious balance.
  7. No follow-up visits would be required once the work was done.

I got all this from working through a piece of paper, without any physical interaction. At this point Kal comes down with a knowing look on his face. He’s found something, but he’s not saying anything at the moment. I begin to dowse the house and leave Kal to scan my list.

All the action is upstairs, with one spot particularly strong and strange. It has an energy trail going from the master bedroom into the small toilet room. Along this path are the two places where the girl shade has been seen.

We reconvene to compare notes. I found two “spots” related to the problem; Kal found four points of negative energy. His two main points match my two problem areas. I dowse for two more negative spots, but one doesn’t match Kal’s spot. That’s a 75% match, with the primary spots in 100% agreement. We are on to something.

Kal points out the most important fact of the evening – that the main trouble spot has both positive and negative energies. I confirm this with a quick visit upstairs, and then I set about trying to find out why. Back upstairs and into the hot spot.

I step into the zone with full protection and allow myself to feel for the energies.  I let myself feel the vibration of the energies without letting them come into my protective sphere. Once I get their measure, I begin to allow my own energy field to move into phase with the energy around me…. a feeling emerges….

The positive energy reveals herself as a young girl, around 6-8 years old maybe, with long dark brown hair. She looks like the girl out of the film ‘The Ring‘, I notice! I ask her if she is “Annabel“. I get a positive feeling, but no direct response. She seems to react to the name and accept the moniker. Perhaps I should have asked her to identify herself before I suggested a name? It’s too late now.

Annabelle never shows her face

Annabel never shows her face

I can feel that she is an inhabitant here, and that she is connected to a previous occupant. She is friendly, and likes the current householders, especially their young daughter – the two are around the same age.

I thank her for allowing me to talk, and then I turn my attention to the ‘other’ side of the energy spectrum.

It is powerful and imposing. It is pure dark – a void, an energy sink which is spreading into the house. Its only purpose is to devour and grow. Annabel is trying to hold it at bay, but she is weakened now and crying for help. In a matter of days she would have lost the battle completely. I refuse to give the dark void any more attention and I disconnect. I know that the householders will ask questions about what it was, but something is telling me not to engage with it or try to probe it. Any attention at all is feeding it.

Into the Darkness

I confirm my ideas about the method to use in this case. Yes, I am correct – I need to call upon angelic assistance – the spirit of the Archangel Michael specifically. I know – I’m not Christian, yet the energetic form which is identifiable as that name can be called upon for such work, and in this case it is the best “tool” I have for the job, if you forgive the association. Michael is a powerful source of Otherworldly light energy.

I begin by identifying the location of the darkness. It is seeping into the room and is all around me at this point. I unravel it by grabbing hold of it, and then I imagine that I am pushing it outside the window. I am holding it at bay at this point, and the moment that the darkness is completely outside of the house, so I create an energetic shield with my hands which will hold the darkness outside. Once this is stable and solid I call upon Michael to do his work. In effect I plead for his intervention and to remove the darkness to a place of safety where it can be dealt with appropriately. Of someone were observing they might have said that I prayed, but there were no words exchanged except in my head.

What happens next is almost indescribable, but I’ll try.

I’m in trance, holding back a pulsating dark blob of nothingness which is wriggling outside the house. From somewhere high up in the sky and to my right a streak of powerful white light flashes down like a lightning bolt. It grabs the dark blob and within a split second removes it entirely, retreating back up the same way it came with the same lightning speed. Within that split second moment came a powerful aura, a feeling of immense power and … preponderance. That’s the word I would use. An overwhelming power.

The darkness was gone. Outside was only the breezy coldness of a winter’s night. The garden was normal, unassuming, and devoid of anything which could be described as a dark presence. Wow. Incredible, amazing, shocking!

I turned my attention to Annabel. She was still beside me. Her fear was subsiding, and I took the opportunity to show her how I created my energy shield. She stood behind me as i raised my arms and she stepped into my shape – mimicking the movements and the intentions that I used when creating this shield to protect the house. I smiled – good, she was willing to learn how to do this herself. That would save us coming back later.

A Mirror Reflecting Darkly

I left Annabel re-charging, having set up a positive power centre which would feed her energy from the trees, plants and elementals around the area. I feel it is best to involve the local energies in such work, rather than call upon anything from outside. Local energy for local spirits. Could be my new campaign, if it wasn’t so esoteric!

Having told Kal what I had done he had to go check. He came back surprised that it had worked so well. I think that was a nod toward the idea of almost being a compliment. He pointed out that there were still some negative energy spots and we set about clearing them, even though they were mostly harmless.

As Douglas Adams said:

“Protect me from knowing what I don’t need to know.  Protect me from even knowing that there are things to know that I don’t know.  Protect me from knowing that I decided not to know about the things that I decided not to know about.” (source: Mostly Harmless)

We had dealt with the knowables. Me moved on to some of the unknowables. We de-briefed the house owners and they began asking questions, some of which we could answer, some of which we couldn’t The biggest thing I had decided not to know about was the ‘nature of the darkness. That was what they wanted to know most about, but as Kal pointed out, this was not something that they should go looking to blame themselves for. Sometimes it’s unknowable.

The important thing was that Annabel was not the deviant spirit they had thought they were “infested” with. She was in fact a nice girl who wanted to be around the family. I felt she was connected to a previous owner in some way, but couldn’t get more information than that. She had made an energetic effort to get attention in order to be noticed, probably hoping that someone like us would be called in to help. And help we did. So far, finger crossed, Annabel’s world is stable again. The family would have a merry Christmas.

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Postscript: We heard back from the household a few weeks after these events. All was well, and they had not had any “odd” feelings, or sightings of the girl. Everything felt normal. We know that Annabel is in there somewhere, protecting the house but staying hidden.


  1. avalongrailcode
    Mar 3, 2014

    What a fascinating account!
    ‘Co-incidentally’ I had just been reading this which can be found @:

    “…This Light not only attracts family, friends, and co-workers but also attracts some on the other side who have not yet moved into the light of their journey. There are those who do not even realize that they have transitioned to the other side (drug overdose, accident, coma, etc.) and are confused. These dear ones often find themselves drawn to the Light of an evolved energy field. If you experience them (often in a half awake/half asleep state) do not be afraid, but tell these dear ones, that they need move into the Light where they will find help and guidance. You can ask for Light beings, Angels or relatives of the person to come and guide them to where they need to be. Occasionally one will not want to leave, and you can just say to them; “Go”.”

    • Gwas
      Mar 4, 2014

      That’s an interesting quote. It’s from channelled material, right?
      In this case I asked whether it would be necessary to move Annabel on to another existence, but was sympathetically guided not to do that. She was causing no harm, and had no bad intentions.
      There are no rules that can apply to these situations. The use of words like “must always” and “never” seem to constrain the opportunity for natural justice, compassion and human decision-making. I think there’s room in these situations for the Light Worker to use their judgement.

      Wishing you a wonderful Spring.

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