In my opinion, "bad spirits" don't exist, i don't know anyone thats met any, encountered any or had any proof of them existing.
There are negative energies which are created by ourselves in many ways, which then become fear based and thoughts are living things, so we can manifest them, but they would be our own understanding. For example, we've all watched horror films, heard ghost stories, been scared and got a "buzz" from it then laughed about being scared. Because we are human and our brains need to make sense of things, because its stored in our mind/brain what we've watched or heard, our brain tells us it's a demon, monster or whatever kind of horror films/stories we've watched and fear creeps in and we believe it thinking there's scary things with horns or red demonic eyes watching us or around us, when really it's our own understanding telling us this. So if you're experiencing bumps in the night, lights flashing, moving objects, shadows around you and maybe a lot more and thinking its a "bad spirit", check your thoughts and think again..maybe it's a deceased loved one trying to get in touch to let you know they've arrived and ok or maybe it's someone's birthday or a special date and they're trying to let you know "WE'RE HERE TOO!".
A few years ago a lady got in touch asking me to "cleanse" her house as she'd seen demons with green eyes and been touched inappropriately, heard noises on her stairs and felt pinned down in bed, i asked what tv shows she watched on a regular basis, (ghost hunting programmes for quite a few hours a day). I did go to see her and told her it was her deceased son, he wasn't touching her inappropriately but actually sitting in her lap like he'd used to, playing on the bottom few steps like he used to and climbing on her in bed like he used to and gave more evidence of him, she'd still had the grief of losing him hanging over her, because she hadn't understood and watched the ghosty/scary programmes, her mind automatically decided it was the fear side thus creating the green eyed demons she was seeing, once i spoke to her and explained her train of thought was possibly on the more negative side because of grief and depression and how the psychic energy she was giving off (psychic energy is earthly) was building and it seemed to be manifesting to everyone else living in the home, stress was adding to the psychic energy and building, it was all fear based and she was in fact manifesting it and because she was believing it so were her other children. Once she realised it was her son and no need to be frightened, she felt the energy change while i was talking to her, it was lighter. She recently got in touch to let me know she'd stopped watching as many horror shows/films and had dealt with her grief and depression and since my visit had looked at happenings in a totally different way and things had truly been better.
At times of stress, depression, loss, health worries or major worries etc is when we have the most negative thoughts and it's how we deal with them or react to them.
It's recognising whats going on around you too that can attract those negative thoughts, A few years ago a lady got in touch, her daughter had seen a "bad man" , i went to see her, i picked up where she'd seen him and all the nasty things that had been happening which i won't go into but it was very disturbing for her daughter and all the family. The lady in question had been in very abusive relationships, abused as a child, very low self esteem and no self worth, unfortunately she saw herself as a victim and putting herself and her children in that position, because she'd believed (because of abuse as a child) attention only came in certain ways, so she'd continued drawing attention in negative ways and her children had copied what they saw, it was in fact psychic energy manifesting from her thoughts which she'd spoken to her young children about. So there was no "bad man" but more their brains need of trying to make sense of what was going in their thoughts and manifesting.
Spirits get blamed for lots of things, but it's usually psychic energy which is what we as living beings give off.
I hear a lot about "shadow people" and again it depends on your thought pattern and which side of fear you sit on, it's usually an awareness of spirit starting to come in, seeing shadows out the corner of your eye and looking and no one being there, shadows appearing around you or catching glimpses of shadows. Again it depends which side of fear you sit on, i'm not suggesting we don't be frightened of anything as its a human emotion which we all have, same as any emotion its being rational and checking our thoughts. If your looking at it from a fear based side, then its kind of your negative emotions and thoughts creeping in.
If you go somewhere and meet a new person without knowing that person, think to yourself they don't like you, it could be subconciously there's something about them that you don't like or maybe their energy doesnt gel with yours, it will repel and we tell ourselves it's them, its never us!
Check your thoughts as it just might surprise you to find it's your own thoughts manifesting...
Elaine has a working class backround, and understands the trials of life. Here she shares some of her thoughts on many different topics