Hi bolyloxx...thanks, interesting suggestions and worth a try. I've noticed that they do hate thoughts of happiness, empowerment, and especially love.
They produce negativity and fear, both emotional feelings, and outright physical fear symptoms. There have been times where I was mindlessly thinking of something that made me feel love or empowerment, and they hated it! I could feel them start moving around and bunching together. What a surprise that was...they can be very quiet at times and I wouldn't really know they were there (which is what they try to do, of course...masters of disguise they are)...but then I'll have some happy hopeful thoughts, and they will recoil and move around like crazy. Creepy things...definitely an energy connection as you say.