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Belief of the soul

3rd October 2020 Reading Time: 8 minutes General, Paranormal Theories. 877 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. 792 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. 508 views. 0

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.

Are we willing to accept evidence?

26th September 2020 Reading Time: 6 minutes Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General. 513 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. 341 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. 587 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. 349 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. 458 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. 380 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

High levels of EMF can make a person feel they are experiencing something paranormal

1st September 2020 Reading Time: 10 minutes Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General. 1659 views. 0

EMF is something a lot of investigators will look at to possibly debunk paranormal phenomena. Symptoms of EMF exposure mimic those 'feelings' people get when they feel something paranormal is happening. So let's look at EMF a bit closer and what it does to a person.