Glossary of common paranormal terms
Ghost boxes or Spirit boxes as they are widely referred to, are one of the most controversial and polarising items which are used during paranormal investigations. How did research evolve to using a modified radio sweep to communicate with spirits? I look at the history and theory behind spirit boxes.
Pioneers before us would focus on one particular area and literally dedicate their life to researching and developing method to this dedicated area. In modern day paranormal investigation, we use different equipment and techniques across many different areas to work with many different theories. Are we spreading ourselves too thin? Should we find one thing to focus on?
How did a antique wine box become one of the world's most haunted items? Here is the origin of the Dybbuk Box and how the lore behind it was created.
Article first published in 1925 in which The Great Houdini exposes the trickery of fake spirit mediums.
Why do we do what we do? Is it to capture proof or to gain an understanding? Should we focus on how to investigate or the why?
Sometimes we won't take another person's opinion on board because of their belief system. We think they are bias. At the same time however, we are failing to recognise that by thinking this way, we too are being bias.
How a tuning fork could potentially help with EVP research
People tend to become quite attached to pictures they believe are paranormal as they often represent a connection to an experience. Many pictures are debunked as pareidolia which is still often dismissed by many due to this emotional connection. Is pareidolia something hard wired in our brains or is it a cognitive subconscious decision as to how we we interpret it?
With investigations slowly starting again, what have we learnt and how will we move forward for the rest of 2020