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The God Helmet

7th October 2020 Reading Time: 9 minutes General, Paranormal Equipment. 727 views. 1

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.

Belief of the soul

3rd October 2020 Reading Time: 8 minutes General, Paranormal Theories. 1108 views. 1

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.

JOTT: Just One Of Those Things

2nd October 2020 Reading Time: 6 minutes General, Paranormal Theories, JOTT: Just One Of Those Things. 1386 views. 0

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

28th September 2020 Reading Time: 5 minutes General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, Photography. 886 views. 0

Pepper's Ghost is a trick illusionists use to project an image. It is similar to the way a hologram works and is essentially a case of reflection. When you take a photo from inside a car or from behind a window, you could be photographing your own version of Pepper's Ghost!

Are we willing to accept evidence?

26th September 2020 Reading Time: 6 minutes Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General. 864 views. 0

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?

Is it our instinct to believe in the paranormal?

25th September 2020 Reading Time: 10 minutes General, Paranormal Theories. 474 views. 0

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?

The alien, the ghost and our consciousness

20th September 2020 Reading Time: 10 minutes General, Paranormal Theories. 764 views. 0

What is the connection between alien abduction and ghostly encounters both on a psychological level and on a consciousness level? When you compare experiences involving sleep paralysis and hypnotic regression revealing experiences, one has to consider, are accounts of alien abduction and ghostly encounters one and the same?

Ladies of Paranormal Past: Sarah Estep

19th September 2020 Reading Time: 5 minutes Ladies of paranormal past, General. 541 views. 0

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.

Dark adaptation and red Light

4th September 2020 Reading Time: 8 minutes Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General. 891 views. 2

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.

The snake oil salesman and the charlatan

2nd September 2020 Reading Time: 10 minutes General. 786 views. 0

Snake oil salesman and charlatan are often words that some people use to describe certain people or certain activities of those within the paranormal field.  Let's look into the history of these phrases and discuss their use within the paranormal field. Is this a fair representation of what we do? I don't think it is and this is why.