Ghost imprinting is a process that uses the ghost of a deceased entity to create a psychic copy or an imprint of their human form. This process can be used with any living being, but most commonly with humans as it is more familiar to the majority of psychic users. Paranormal researchers believe that the resulting object or creature created won’t possess a soul or their own consciousness and, instead, must rely on the knowledge and personality from the original ghost used in order to function independently.
Imprint ghosts are often able to understand complex concepts easier than their original counterparts due to having access to memories from their previous life. However, these energy imprints won’t completely know how to use every skill that they once possessed during life. As a result, ghost imprints can never become truly self-aware unless given an actual soul. Naturally, that cannot happen.
These replacements for their original counterparts can be considered artificial, or “robots” in simpler terms. This is because they have no true consciousness to think for themselves. However, unlike traditional robots, ghost imprints are capable of retaining memory from their previous lives which leads them to sometimes feel incomplete due to still having memories of what happened before death. Also if not given a soul many will go insane after prolonged periods without one.
There have been countless ghost stories in ghost hunter’s guides outlining such tales, where an energetic imprint goes insane, unable to simply exist being stuck between what’s in their mind and what is happening in the moment.
The Most Common Types Of Ghosts Created
Any living creature can become a ghost imprint as long as its consciousness is strong enough. Human ghosts are known for being able to influence the personality and memories of ghost imprints, but it is also possible for any living creature to do so. The most popular examples of ghost imprints are typically based off the ghosts of human children due to their innocent nature and lack of dark memories, however many other types can be found in various places throughout the globe.
Ghost imprinting will always leave behind what could be referred to as a psychic copy of whatever was used in its creation, no matter how much they were altered compared to their original counterpart. These replicas act like ‘xeroxes’ that retain everything about them that would not normally change upon death such as personality or appearance. This means that if one were to look at a ghost imprint while looking at their original self side by side it would appear exactly the same to them.
What Are The Dangers Of Ghost Imprinting
There is no way of knowing how much information a ghost has stored within its consciousness, making it difficult for users to decide whether or not they should use the imprint. After all, there isn’t a special imprint gun that one uses with adjustable valves on the side. This means that if one were to make an imprint of someone with dark or evil memories such as terrorists and murderers, the ghost imprint could become equally as dangerous without even realizing it themselves.
If not given a soul these replicas also run the risk of going insane due to a lack of a soul acting as a stabilizing factor in order for their brainwaves to function properly. This makes the entire process extremely risky and is recommended only for those who have experience in dealing with ghosts or have done extensive research into the matter beforehand.
How To Make A Ghost Imprint
The process of creating a ghost imprint is less complicated than one would expect. The user must first gather information on how the original person acted in life, and then use this knowledge to create an idealized replica that retains all of their characteristics while removing or distorting any memories that could cause problems later on. Once you have all that information, the user then injects the ghost with this knowledge in order to convert them into a ghost imprint.
The most important bits of information that are needed to create a good imprint are personality traits such as tastes, hobbies, sense of humor, etc., gender, age at death, and any memories that could cause a problem later on. This information should be gathered and a logical plan created.
Although each ghost imprint is unique and has a different type of personality there are certain guidelines you should follow when using any one of them:
- Avoid making a ghost imprint who has lost their sanity. Unless they have combat experience it’s very easy for people with this sort of disorder to hurt themselves, as well as others around them.
- Try to avoid giving a ghost too much power/responsibility – especially if they’re unstable.
- When writing out an action plan remember to use reality/logic when possible. There’s nothing more annoying than having a ghost imprint ignore basic orders because they’re acting ‘too human’. This can be worked around by employing the use of “Conditionals” (e.g.: If you give this person drugs then they’ll act like a normal person) as many times as necessary to keep things running smoothly.
Are ghost imprints just residual hauntings?
No, ghost imprints are not quite the same thing as residual hauntings. The former is more akin to robotics while the latter is more spiritual in nature due to being made out of a soul or the illusion of one. If they were to be considered anything like residual hauntings then their behavior would often change without anyone doing anything, but this cannot happen since they require someone’s consciousness in order for them to even exist at all. Remember, the one thing to remember is ghost imprints = soulless ghosts.