Many of us have or plan to be in the paranormal field for a long time. Our views change, we learn, we evolve and grow. It also means we can outgrow our current situation and want change. It is important to follow your heart, or you could end up making your situation a place you do not want to be.
Otherwise known as ‘The Shiva’, The God Helmet is an experimental and controversial device said to produce ‘god like visions’ and induce altered states of consciousness including out of body experiences and sightings of apparitions.
There is a debate in the paranormal as to what a ghost really is. While the more common belief is that it is the spirit of a person who was once living, there are other explanations on the table. From us manifesting our own activity, time slips, alternative dimensions, psychic projection through to us just making it up all up in our mind, there are many different areas that people spend their time researching. In order to look forward, first we must look where we have been. For centuries, people have believed that a ghost or spirit is the soul of a person who was once living. So let's explore the very concept of our soul and where these beliefs stem from.
Have you ever lost an object only to find it days, weeks, months or even years later right in front of your eyes? It is a phenomenon that happens so often that it has been given a name. From DOP to JOTT, the Disappearing Object Phenomenon is Just One Of Those Things.
Pepper's Ghost is a trick illusionists use to project an image. It is similar to the way a hologram works. While it is a trick used in 'haunted houses' for entertainment, it is something that you can also unknowingly capture on camera under the right set of circumstances and something paranormal investigators should be aware of.
The description of a book I am reading sparked a train of thought that I felt compelled to write about. It asked "if we are willing to take evidence of such often off-limits topics seriously". Does the backfire effect mean we will not accept this information?
Are we born with the instinct to believe in the paranormal? What is evolutionary psychology and could this explain why we perceive things the way we do when it comes to the paranormal?
Are accounts of an alien abduction or ghostly encounters one in the same? What is the connection with both on a psychological level and on a consciousness level?
Sarah Estep was one of the more modern day pioneers of EVP research and is the star of this edition of Ladies of Paranormal Past.
When our eyes are exposed to light and then dark, they go through an adjustment period called dark adaptation. During a paranormal investigation, we are often not allowing our eyes to properly adjust to a change in light. This can cause us to see things that are not there. Red light however can help with this process.