Psychic banker: “I quit my high-flying job to become an exorcist”
Suzanne Gill prides herself on being a first-class ghost hunter...
When Suzanne Gill left her respectable career in banking to become an exorcist, her family thought she’d taken leave of her senses.
But now, Suzanne, 46 – who lives in Gateshead with her two children, Francesca, 21, and Alex, 14 – earns £40,000 a year communicating with evil spirits.
Suzanne says, “Ghosts can wreak havoc on family life – I’ve seen children pulled from their beds, and one man was pushed down the stairs. I spoke to one family who lived in their lounge, too scared to enter the other rooms.
“These people become terrified of their own homes, so it’s wonderful to be able to make them feel safe again.
“I used to spend hours in the office working in business banking, poring over spreadsheets. It was a risk to make such a drastic career change, but I don’t regret it for a second. The day I left my job, I set up a simple website and, before long, my diary was booked up weeks in advance.”
Suzanne claims she’s had her gift since birth, explaining, “As a child, I remember seeing figures around my home. I’d talk to them, but my parents just assumed I was playing makebelieve. I was never frightened – ghosts look like normal people with a glow around them, like Patrick Swayze in Ghost.
“From an early age, I could also see my spirit guides, who tell me of future events, and help me to communicate with people who’ve passed. They always appear on my right-hand side, and come in different forms, from beautiful angels to old women. The spirit guide I feel the strongest connection to is an elderly Native American man called Red Cloud.”
As Suzanne got older, she realised her talent was unique, and began doing freelance psychic work, even after getting a job as a business banking manager in 2003. Over the years, spirits have revealed to Suzanne that her friend’s aunt would have a daughter – despite not being able to have children – and that Suzanne would be struck down with appendicitis.
At the age of 31, Red Cloud told Suzanne it was time to become a full-time medium and exorcist. She says, “I was at home, and he appeared and told me to give up everything. I trust him completely and handed in my notice the next day.”
She adds, “My bosses may have been sceptical, but they could see how passionate I was, so they were very supportive. My family were shocked, too, but they knew I was determined. They didn’t want me to have any regrets.”
Now Suzanne spends most of her time conducting house cleanses – a type of exorcism which rids a home of evil energy. She exorcises around seven houses a month.
She says, “I find the area in the home where the paranormal activity is focused by looking for cold spots. Then I put salt around all the doors and lock the spirit in a room overnight, before releasing it for good.
“It’s often only when the family walks into the house the following day, and feels how much lighter the energy is, that they realise what difficult conditions they were living in.
“The average person wouldn’t be able to simply sprinkle salt around a door and perform an exorcism. You need the gift to communicate with spirits, like I have.
“I’ve been told some terrible things in my time. One man was being strangled in his own bed – he’d wake up gasping, unable to breathe.
“But people are surprised when I tell them I’m not afraid of these evil spirits. They just want to be heard. I could never charge to do an exorcism – the people who come to me are at their wits’ end. It would feel wrong to take their money. Instead, I charge £40 for oneto-one readings, to help people
❛NOT EVERYONE BELIEVES ME – BUT I’LL KEEP SAVING SOULS, NO MATTER WHAT❜
communicate with those who’ve passed. I do around six readings a week, and I’m booked up until March next year. I also tour around the country holding talks, and I’ve written several books, too.”
Suzanne, who is single, also streams ghost hunts live on Facebook to her 93,000 followers, but she accepts that there will always be sceptics.
She says, “Not everyone believes in my gift, but I’ll keep saving souls, no matter what. After all, most of my clients were once disbelievers – that is, until it happened to them...”
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