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Are we willing to accept evidence?

26th September 2020 Reading Time: 6 minutes Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General. 829 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. 453 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. 731 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. 509 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. 714 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. 629 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.

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. 1802 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.

Philosophy and the afterlife

31st August 2020 Reading Time: 5 minutes General, Paranormal Theories. 500 views. 0

Descartes is famous for his thoughts of duality and the pineal gland being the 'seat to the principal soul'. He also had some thought provoking thoughts on dreaming and so much more. Let's explore these thoughts and their connection to the afterlife.

EVP with Sarah Chumacero

23rd August 2020 Reading Time: 1 minutes Interviews, General, EVP. 366 views. 0

I sat down with the team from Paranormal Concept on their podcast for a thought provoking discussion getting into the nuts and bolts of EVP.

Kinesis and the powers of the mind

19th August 2020 Reading Time: 8 minutes General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know. 559 views. 0

Telekinesis is considered to be the power to manipulate or move objects using the mind. While psychokinesis is one of the more well-known ability, there are other lesser-known categories as well. From hydrokinesis to pyrokinesis, let's explore the different categories.