Top 10 Ways To Exorcise A Demon Or Ghost

Script written by Q.V. Hough Friend or foe, these unwanted beings have to go. Join as we count http:down our picks for the Top 10 Ways to Exorcise a Demon or a Ghost. For this list, we're looking at the most known ways of getting rid of supernatural spirits – if you believe in that sort of thing - whether they be your classic ghost in the basement or a fiery demon from hell. Special thanks to our user QVHough for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Top 10 Ways To Exorcise A Demon Or Ghost

Friend or foe, these unwanted beings have to go. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Ways to Exorcise aDemon or a Ghost.

For this list, we’re looking at the most known ways of getting rid of supernatural spirits – if you believe in that sort of thing - whether they be your classic ghostin the basement or a fiery demon from hell.

#10: Overcome the Fear

First of all, there’s nothing more appetizing to demons and ghosts than human fear… or even your little puppy’s odd behavior, for that matter. They can't get enough of it! So, don’t feed the beast. Just recognize that they do exist, and you might even want to calmly announce your presence. After all, the spirit might just be a lost soul looking for a little help. It's probably not, but it won’t do you any good to mope around and just hope that it decides to leave of its own volition, because, well… it won’t.

#9: Wear Loads of Jewelry

It’s cliché, and not exactly scientifically proven with, you know, science, but you really can’t go wrong with some spiritual bling. Sure, you might peeve a ghost or two by the sight of your diamond-encrusted cross, but this is your house, dammit! And don’t just put on a single necklace and call it a day either, load up on every bit of jewelry that you can find… but just remember to take it off before you leave the house. There's no reason to go bragging to the world about your ghost infestation.

#8: Hire Paranormal Investigators / Hunters

If a little chitchat or gold chains fail, then you better Alta-vista [OR Google] your local paranormal investigator to provide some help. And you’re going to want tofind THE best ghost hunters you can; this is no job the avid hobbyist. Keep in mind that it's OK to ask for help when a demon or ghost has entered your subconscious or even your bed. In today's day and age, we fight BACK against the bed demons, basement demons and all those scheming ghosts that have no absolutely no self-awareness whatsoever.

#7: Offer a Ritual Sacrifice

[Our attorneys inform us that we’ve gotta state, for the record, that WatchMojo does not condone ritual sacrifice.] That said, offering up some type of “gift” might just get you out of the woods on this one. Please note that demons most definitely do not appreciate animal sacrifices… but, if you’re already called a ghost hunter and openly engaged with a demon, maybe you’re ok with kindly offering your little Chihuahua to sustain the peace. Then again, maybe a rat ora box of fish sticks will do the trick, but what’s important is conveying the idea that you’re serious. Not Mayans-on-top-of-a-Pyramid serious, but open to discussion, so to speak.

#6: Devil’s Trap

At some point, it only makes sense to flip the script on this ghost and for that, nothing's better than the Devil’s Trap, aka those multiple pointed stars known as a Heptagram or a Pentagram. You can find these at your local metaphysical shop, but you’ll need to read the instructions, of course. Read the fine print and take the logical steps to ensure that said demon or ghost will be trapped inside that outer circle. Is it easy? No. No, it’s not easy to trap a ghost or demon, so don’t go in unprepared. Also, a little sea salt will be necessary in order to neutralize the more nasty spirits.

#5: Finish Their Unfinished Business

Spirits often get a bad rap, what with all the negative depictions of them in movies and whatnot, but some of these poor things just want to seal the deal on their earthly existence. Perhaps they forgot to say “I love you” to someone special or maybe they want justice for their demise - but at the end of the day, you could be the real demon if you think they're just out to cause harm. Okay, so they probably are for the most part, but not all of them. Discover what’s troubling them beyond the obvious. Maybe your demon just misplaced his orher key to hell. You just never know.

#4: Try to Pass It (or Them) on to Someone Else

Unfortunately for spirits, not all of us are willing to endure a prolonged demon orghost fiasco. You talk and they don’t answer, they throw your stuff around, they slap around the bird's cage... That’s when it’s time to pass this nonsense onto someone else. There’s no easy way of doing this obviously, unless you can hand over a cursed object and perhaps make your target say some magic words. Ultimately, this means you'll dent up a friendship, but he or she will surely understand eventually. It’s just a matter of how you handle it. You'll never be considered “courageous”, but you will be alive and ghost-free - and that's pretty good, right?

#3: Pray to Your Higher Power of Choice

So, your plan to pawn off a demon or ghost didn’t go so well, and now you’re the unpopular kid at school (or the office). At this point, you’ll want to find ahigher power for assistance, because, let’s face it; you’ll be mostly screwed. Nobody will understand your rambling and renewed spirituality, but if you do manage to connect with some type of positive energy or holy deity, then you’ll definitely be on the right path - as God or a god just may work better than sea salt and pentagrams. Probably.

#2: Perform a Serious Banishing Ritual [aka Séance]

If you feel obliged to skip our last entry, then you may decide to make aconscious decision to go all in with a thorough banishing. Identify your goals and gather the appropriate team for a serious effort to end the madness once and for all. There needs to be a sense of cohesiveness, and you’ll need a team that’s equally crazy as you, and we mean that in the best possible way. Set the date. Enlist a medium. Git R Done, as they say, and show the spirits who’s boss. Remember – confidence.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.


Cover or Get Rid of All Mirrors [aka Portals]

Clean Yourself with Tibetan Incense

Burn the Remains

Burn Sage

#1: Perform an Exorcism

It may not be your first choice, but it’s the ideal way to confront demons orghosts. The preparation of a proper exorcism makes a strong statement to the spirit, as it will know things are about to go down in a big way. What’s happening is you’re announcing your intentions to send it straight to hell, and it won’t be too thrilled. There will be blood in all likelihood, and someone might even get flung into the bedroom wall, but with a little holy water and perhaps even a full house exorcism, all techniques combined should do the trick. Keyword: “should.”

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