With the exception of the events which surrounded my salvation, I have been asked by those who have read it, if I have had any spiritual events occur since.
I have, and the experiences are interesting to take note of—namely what I have learned which can help others.
Into the 70's
One big event occurred several years ago when I house sat for some relatives, and made use of the opportunity to save for a house deposit. The house was in original 70's condition including furniture, and in dire need of repairs.
It’s just the wind
A few weeks in, strange things started to occur. At night when going to bed, I would regularly hear doors creaking and closing! Just the wind I thought, and I initially gave it little thought.
Sometimes I would get this uneasy feeling like I was being watched and when falling asleep, something would suddenly and sharply go 'RAAA' and cause me to jump up! Sometimes on the lead up I could hear a strange airy voice. I put it down to a combination of muscle spasms that can occur when the body is transitioning into sleep and my imagination. Other times I would suddenly awaken with a split-second flash of light filling the room.
Then one night, things got real.
Someone in the house
I was laying in bed falling asleep when I heard a door sharply close and creak open again on the other side of the house.
To help you understand the layout, at the front of the house there was a main bedroom which I slept in and in-between the two bedrooms connected by a hallway at the rear of the house, there was a lounge room and dining room.
Strange, I thought to myself, as the doors and windows were always closed at that end of the house as I never went down there. So in response, I grabbed my torch and went to investigate—I found a bedroom door open. Ok, so I closed it, shook it to make sure it was secure, and went back to bed.
A few minutes later I heard a door creaking loudly. I jumped up. “A burglar!” I thought. So I grabbed my torch once again and, ready to defend myself, went back to check the doors—the bedroom door was open! I freaked out and adrenaline kicked in as I expected to encounter a burglar—but there was nobody, and the external doors were still locked.
I then heard a BANG from my bedroom. By now my senses were in overdrive, living alone at times like this is not fun!
I slowly went to investigate and found the sliding door to my en-suite jammed open!
Then the doors at the other end of the house, banging again!
Ok, maybe not the wind.
I then accepted the fact that there was something spiritual going on, and this was not the wind or some other phenomenon.
Having dealt with similar things before, I prayed aloud for any spirits to leave in the name of Jesus and claimed this territory as his, which gave me this unusual sensation—like I was covered in an icy fire and a feeling of weightlessness. Not like I was powerful, but like I was being covered.
There was clearly something going on in the spirit realm but I could not see anything.
I proceeded to put on a praise and worship audio CD and worshipped for a few songs until I was quite tired. I then went back to bed but left the CD playing, and there was a complete change.
The CD stopped a while later and BANG went several doors at the other end of the house and the feeling of heaviness had returned. I put the worship CD back on and everything stopped.
I thought, “this is interesting”. I had discovered that these spirits could not stand an atmosphere of worship! I put the CD on repeat and got an uninterrupted night’s rest.
I spoke to my pastor the following Sunday about the incident. Having been involved in pastoral work for some time, he was familiar with what I was experiencing and suggested to look for what he called a common object—an idol or statue used in the worship of false gods or deities, of which these spirits could be operating through.
I had read of this before but had not personally heard of anyone encountering such an issue and neither had anyone who I spoke to about it. Back home I searched throughout the house and noticed this little mask, about three inches wide, above the hallway door leading to the two bedrooms.
It was pretty to look at with rows of red and green feathers and this colourful gremlin looking face in the middle. Could this be it? I put it inside a box and placed it in the outside shed. From this point on, nothing strange happened!
Even though this mask was not mine, I felt it appropriate to dispose of it.
Look out for the part two of this article which details what I felt God has taught me over the years about spiritual warfare—what you can do if you or someone you know are caught in a predicament and how simple it really is.
Michael Dahlenburg is an electronics engineer currently working in the ATM industry. He is non-denominational and has previously been involved in church plants and assisting those in ministry. His interests include; enjoying family, home DIY, gardening, most things tech-related and driving his wife crazy with a constant stream of inventions! You can view his blog site here: www.mickdahl.weebly.com
He lives with his wife Michelle and three children in God’s own land of Southern Adelaide, Australia.
Michael Dahlenburg’s previous articles may be viewed at
Michael Dahlenburg is an electronics technician. He is non-denominational and has previously been involved in church plants and assisting those in ministry. His interests include; enjoying family, home DIY, gardening, most things tech-related and driving his wife crazy with a constant stream of inventions! He lives with his wife Michelle and three children in God’s own land of Southern Adelaide, Australia.Michael Dahlenburg’s previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/michael-dahlenburg.html