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Parapsychology is the study of purported paranormal activity and psychic abilities. Examples of paranormal activity would include ghosts, demons, shadow people, apparitions, poltergeists, reincarnation, near-death experiences and spirit communication.
Psychic abilities would include topics such as ESP, telekinesis, astral projection, clairvoyance, psychic healing and other mental phenomena that have not been explained or accepted by scientists. The term parapsychology began in or around 1889 by philosopher Max Dessoir. Scientific study of supernatural phenomena is thought to have started in 1882 with the founding of the society for Psychical Research in London.
The term originates from para meaning alongside, and psychology. In the 1930s, parapsychology was adopted by Dr.J.B.Rhine of Duke University as a replacement for the term psychical research. Parapsychology research is conducted in over 30 different countries; laboratory and field research is conducted in private institutions and universities.
Privately funded research in psychology departments in the United Kingdom are the most active today. Within the United States, interest in parapsychology peaked in the 1970s. University-based research has declined sharply ever since, however, private institutions still receive funding from donations.
Parapsychological research has on occasion been featured in mainstream academic journals, but the majority of research is published in a small number of niche journals. Journals such as Journal of parapsychology, Journal of near-death studies, Journal of conscious studies, Journal of the Society for psychical research and Journal of scientific exploration. The Parapsychological Association regards the results of parapsychologists’ tests as having confirmed the presence of various types of psychic capabilities.
Nevertheless, the majority of mainstream scientists consider the discipline as pseudoscience, as they claim that parapsychologists carry on investigating despite not having demonstrated definitive proof of psychic abilities in more than a century of study. They explain away the documented affirmative results by suggesting mass hysteria, hallucination, fraud and trickery.
Having said that, the amount of psychologists who now believe that the existence of authentic parapsychological phenomena has been proven scientifically has risen substantially in recent years. There is now a small, growing group of scientists who believe in or the possibility of ESP and clairvoyance and even others who believe in the afterlife and the possibility of communication with spirits utilizing scientific equipment and psychics.
Paranormal research has been growing in popularity steadily the last few years, but still hasn’t garnered respect of traditional science, but with the growing popularity and research being done some say it’s only a matter of time until the smoking gun is finally documented.
Frank’s box or the ghost box which is how it’s most commonly called today is a device which was created by Frank Sumption for EVP research. EVP, which stands for electronic voice phenomenon are unexplained noises, sounds, which according to paranormal researchers/ghost hunters are ghost voices, in another words spirit communication.
The majority of EVPs involve one or two words but in very rare instances a couple words resembling a sentence are retrieved. EVP’s are typically heard in the ghost box, tape recorders, digital recorders, computers, and even television sets.
Frank began experimenting with EVP’s the year 2000 which resulted in using a software program called EVPmaker created by the German researcher Stefan Bion. The EVPmaker functions by taking a wave file of human speech, chopping it up, and playing it back at random, while recording the results. According to Frank, it worked well except he did receive messages from ghosts who were having trouble using the program.
After receiving a number of EVP’s from the spirit world, Frank created the ghost box in 2002. Space Frank created the ghost box as a means for easier communication between the dead and the living, and claims he received the design instructions from the spirit world. His original design was created rather quickly, however the original design has been refined over the years consisting of at least 25 different models thus far. Nevertheless, each ghost box is unique in design and construction, but dependent on the same basic principles.
The very first incarnation of Frank’s box functioned by using a standard white noise generator which in turn is fed through a random voltage circuit which Frank designed himself. The random voltage is linked to an AM receiver, which reacted to the voltage by tuning into a radio station for a split second. This was known as voltage tuning and was prevalent in the late 80s and early 90s radio receivers. Basically Frank’s box creates audio bits and white noise, which spirits are able to manipulate into forming words/sentences in real time two-way communication between the living and the dead; these are the claims.
A newer model of the ghost box/Frank’s box utilizes the sweep method instead of voltage tuning. The box simply tunes back and forth through the AM band, hence the name sweep method. Frank now believes this is the better more efficient method of communicating with the spirits through his spirit box.
Having said that, Frank had stated that the ghost box is nothing magical and its only purpose is to sweep across the radio band in order to produce a source of raw audio consisting of bits of human speech for spirits to manipulate. In fact there are many other ways of getting the raw audio, one is crowd noise; a bunch of people gathered together, all talking at once. Are ghosts real;the mystery continues.
- As a side note, recently Frank, among other paranormal researchers believe spirits can manipulate sound waves to form images in real-time.
A trifield meter measures three types of electromagnetic fields. The meter measures AC magnetic field, AC electrical field and radio fields including microwaves. The trifield meter is the only EMF meter which offers detection of all three fields in one package.
The meter typically is used for measuring EMF pollution (hotspots) within your home and work environment. Common sources of EMF pollution/hotspots are poorly grounded wiring, microwave ovens, powerlines, circuit breakers, TVs and computers and other electronic equipment.
Detection of high EMF is important because of EMF sickness. Symptoms of EMF sickness include sleep disorders, dizziness, heart palpitations, vision problems, headaches, high blood pressure, difficulty in concentration and a general feeling of uneasiness. There is also the theory that high EMF fields either produces paranormal like sensations within humans and animals or is actually a precursor to actual paranormal events. Many paranormal investigators believe that a high EMF field either opens a portal of some kind to the paranormal or it’s actually used by spirits as a source of energy to manifest and communicate.
One prevalent theory hypothesized by paranormal researchers is that ghost/spirits may actually give off some type of magnetic, electrical or radio field which then can be picked up by the trifield meter. It is also thought that the spirits may utilize these fields to manifest itself and to communicate such as in EVP’s. Whenever a spirit materializes or communicates it needs energy to do so. It is hypothesized high EMF fields are required for spirits to utilize to energize themselves, it’s even thought that spirits can use energy taken from human beings.
Paranormal investigators use EMF meters while conducting investigations because they believe unusual high movement on these meters indicates that there is some type of paranormal activity; presumably ghosts. It is recommended to hold the EMF meter vertically during investigations and to remember use fresh batteries, which is very important because old batteries will impair performance of the meter. Also, quite often batteries seem to run out during paranormal investigations, so it’s best to always have fresh batteries. It is thought that spirits use the energy within the batteries to manifest.
Remember to always take a base reading of the area you’re about to investigate. Use slow and steady movements while using the EMF meter. Quick and jerky movements will affect the performance of the meter and result in improper readings. Typically, it is recommended to set sensitivity levels to the most sensitive setting on the EMF meter. Good luck and happy ghost hunting.
Paula Abdul Ghost Encounters
X-factor judge Paula Abdul has recently said that her former Los Angeles home was haunted. Furthermore, she said it was buried on sacred burial ground and other people in the neighborhood had ghostly experiences as well.
She recalled her first experience with a mysterious white light and wondering what was that. Apparently the spirits would scare her housekeeper so bad Paula would hear her screaming. House lights would go on and off and the vacuum would turn on and off by themselves. The housekeeper found this to be very unnerving.
Paula explained how she would see chairs moving and witness apparitions appear and disappear, in particular a man in his 40s with his son in school uniform. They would appear and vanish in front of her from time to time.
Paula revealed this as she spoke to an X-factor contestant who happened to be an amateur ghost Hunter.
Are aliens real? This is a question many people who have interest in UFOs wonder to themselves all the time. However, there are a growing number of people in the paranormal and religious field who also dwell on this question. In fact, this group of people actually believe aliens are real, however they believe aliens are not from space but in fact are demons.
They are many who believe the government is and has been slowly conditioning society to accept that aliens are among us through Hollywood movies, science fiction and cartoons. Whether the government is in contact with aliens or not, according to the demon theory this is all Satan’s plan.
According to the demon theory, aliens are not enlightened ones or from light years away but in fact fallen angels from heaven. The word demon means different things to different people but in general demons are not benevolent beings.
They cite many reasons for why aliens are demons in incognito. Many people claim to have been abducted by aliens often experience many of the same attributes of someone who is possessed by demons.
They feel a sense of great fear and are powerless against these beings; an overwhelming feeling of being possessed. People who have claimed to have been in contact with aliens often express a feeling of being shadowed by these beings all the time, even to the point of feeling one in the same with these “aliens”.
In many cases, spirits/demons and “aliens” present themselves to humans fit in similar ways. There are many accounts of telepathic communication, altered states, some form of time travel and physical and mental control over humans for extended periods of time.Quite often these aliens manipulate and even force humans to perform acts against their will, such as in demonic possession.
Oftentimes displaying a sense of magical abilities, they’ll often said to be able to move objects or people with their will alone, which is also typically observed within strong demonic activity. There are even cases of aliens claiming to be gods and possessing their own type of religions, which is something, demons would be very much interested in doing. Demons are very much interested in corrupting mankind and organized religion.
This is only a small sample of why some people believe aliens are in fact the demons. Ironically, there are people will believe that shadow people are not some type of spirit entity but actual aliens in disguise. I suppose it depends on who you ask and what you believe. So the questions remain; are UFOs real, are demons real?
Ghost Hunters SYFY
Ghost Hunters is a paranormal reality TV series which premiered on Oct 6, 2004, on Syfy (formerly the Sci Fi Channel). The TV show features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson who investigate locations that are reported to be haunted.
Both of them formerly worked as plumbers for Roto-Rooter as a day job while investigating locales during the night. Considering the TV program’s success, the show presently takes precedence within their lives; however they are still honorary employees with the company and carry on doing jobs for them if time permits.
The TV program is not related to the original 1996 Inca Productions show Ghosthunters produced for the Discovery Channel. The format was sold to Pilgrim Films & Television in the United States to become Ghost Hunters. The only link involving the two TV programs is presenter Ian Cashmore who anchored the UK/Europe show. Cashmore piloted the U.S. show, but chose not to remain part of the U.S. venture after he filmed the promos. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, together with other team members who are part of the organization they established, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), investigate venues of interest by utilizing a number of electronic devices, that they think is able to identify paranormal activity.
When looking into an area, TAPS team members initially review the premises with its proprietors, whom summarize his or her encounters at the location. Subsequently, the group sets up electronic equipment within the apparent paranormal “hotspots.” The TAPS team then spends a number of hours taking electromagnetic field and temperature readings, recording audio for EVPs, and filming with digital video cams. Frequently, they will even try to verbally coax the “ghosts” into reacting, while recording. At a later time, the group spends a few days examining all of the data for proof of possible paranormal activity.
A couple of days immediately after analyzing the results, Hawes and Wilson discuss their collected information with the locales proprietors, offer recommendations for coping with any apparent activity, and answer any questions the owners might have. The TAPS members state that they do not believe that every phenomenon captured is evidence of the paranormal. To lend credibleness for their investigations, the group attempts to debunk what they find and investigate practical explanations for things like “cold spots” (which might be drafty windows), “unusual noises” (which can be mice/rats within the walls), “moving objects” (which might have been unintentionally bumped or pulled), and “phantom lights” (which can be reflections of light originating from a passing automobile).
Since the series began airing, TAPS has recorded several thousand hours of video and audio data. The majority of investigations, according to TAPS, turn up cold with very little, if any, paranormal activity taking place; however, the ghost hunters claim to have several decent recordings of moving objects, mysterious lights, strange mists, and shadowy figures that manifest before the camera and are highlighted at the end of the show.
In the course of investigations, the TAPS ghost hunter’s team make use of a variety of equipment, such as digital thermometers, EMF meters, thermographic and night vision cams, handheld and static digital video cams, digital audio recorders, and laptops. The team has also experimented with a Geiger counter throughout their investigation to determine if it could register any sort of anomalous readings.
Beginning around the third season, the team has utilized the K-2 (or K-II) meter, a variety of EMF meter that employs a number of LEDs to measure the strength of an energy field as opposed to a numerical LCD screen. Throughout the Manson murders investigation particularly, the team employed a K-2 meter in an attempt to get “yes” and “no” responses to verbal questions posed to a supposed entity in a room.
In the fifth season’s “Edith Wharton Estate” case, the team unveiled two new pieces of equipment. One is a custom-made geophone, which detects vibrations and flashes a number of LEDs that measure the intensity of the vibration. The second is a new EMF detector which causes a buzzing sound when in the presence of an electromagnetic field, and the more powerful the field, the more louder it buzzes. In the episode, the geophones were documented on video blinking to the vibrations of what sound like footsteps throughout a floor despite the fact that nobody was supposedly inside the room.
Other equipment not generally demonstrated on screen are an ion generator, an apparatus which charges the environment with electrical power and is thought to assist ghosts to show themselves, and the white-noise generator, an audio gadget that creates a static background sound and is thought to act as a catalyst for helping spirits to generate EVPs. are ghosts real are demons real
What Is EMF
What is electromagnetic fields (frequently referred to as EMF)? Electrical and magnetic fields encompass everything which utilizes and / or carries electricity; however they are undetectable to the human eye. These lines of force are known as electromagnetic fields (EMF).
The actual magnetic element of EMF is measured in milligauss. Background levels (the amount we’re all normally subjected to) typically range from 0.1 to 4 milligauss.
Operating electric powered devices and power lines generate EMF. Even the planet generates small quantities of EMF. Consequently, everybody is subjected to this type of energy. The greatest EMF exposure can happen utilizing appliances along the lines of electric blankets, microwaves, and hair dryers. Relocating a small distance away from an appliance or power line will significantly decrease the potency of the electro-magnetic field. For instance, the EMF strength of an electrical can opener at 6 inches is approximately 600 milligauss, however from 4 ft. away, it’s merely 2 milligauss.
The consequences associated with electromagnetic fields on human health aren’t properly understood. A number of research has shown a connection between exposure to EMF and the growth and development of cancer, while other scientific studies don’t. Until more is understood in regards to the negative effects of EMF, prudent avoidance is highly recommended.
Paranormal Investigators analyze EMF levels for a couple of reasons. Apart from natural sources, electromagnetic fields can also be created by human-made sources: utility lines, radios, microwaves, TV sets, computing devices, fluorescent lights, electrical wiring, cell phones and countless other common electrical devices. Typically, these types of man-made appliances are wired to be shielded in order that the EMF is contained within the cable or device. However in some cases, outdated appliances and / or inexpensively manufactured devices will leak abnormally high amounts of EMF into the environment.
When subjected to higher than normal amounts of EMF for prolonged periods of time, many individuals report a feeling of being observed, feeling a presence in close proximity to them, feeling unwell, suffering from severe headaches and / or feeling like their head is “buzzing”, uneasiness and / or sleep problems. This may lead individuals to incorrectly think there’s a ghost present, when in fact it’s an EMF problem.
Paranormal investigators will utilize an assortment of EMF sensors to ascertain if the sensations you’re encountering may be the result of an abnormally high EMF leak into your environment. Paranormal Investigators are going to sweep over the location with the EMF gauge and take readings from all areas within each and every room. In the vast majority of paranormal instances, paranormal investigators have discovered that detrimental amounts of EMF within residences and businesses are contributing to mistaken hauntings.
Another reason Paranormal Investigators examine EMF levels is because they believe when a ghost is sighted there is normally a high EMF reading (significant from base/background readings). Whether or not the EMF is caused by the ghost or something else entirely causes the EMF is a subject of discussion. Keep in mind a base reading ought to always be taken prior to utilizing an EMF meter to monitor anomalies. The base reading will inform you to exactly what are the average EMF levels within your location are.
Powerful EMF’s which seem to be moving through walls, through various locations of a residence, are definitely not normal. Powerful moving EMF’s is usually a very good sign of actual paranormal activity. The conjecture is ghosts and / or entities are composed of energy which can be detected by various devices. So, do ghosts make use of EMF to make themselves manifest, or do the increased EMF levels in haunted settings stop us from observing spirits in physical form? We currently have much to understand in relation to EMF and its particular connection to hauntings and the paranormal in general. Is it likely that spirits and / or entities from another dimension are interacting with us by making use of EMF? Is EMF the way that they can travel around, or perhaps is it a resultant effect of cross-dimensional travel?
- Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible lines of force associated with the production, transmission, and use of electric power such as those associated with high-voltage transmission lines, secondary power lines, and home wiring and lighting.
- Electrical and magnetic fields also occur from the motors and heating coils present in electronic equipment and appliances.
- Given that the utilization of electric power is so prevalent, human beings tend to be continuously subjected to electrical and magnetic fields
With the current rise in popularity of Television shows such as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and countless other paranormal TV shows, quite a few individuals are becoming progressively more fascinated with paranormal investigations.
For the most part, everyone has some interest regarding the unknown, are ghosts real, are demons real and whether or not there is life after death, but for paranormal researchers it’s a passion; it’s a question that must be answered.
These days, professional’s use an assortment of ghost hunting equipment to seek the truth. Ghost hunters make use of an assortment of analog together with electronic equipment to detect or document a haunting, unusual sounds or any other paranormal occurrences.
One of the most sought after topics of paranormal interest is; can ghosts/spirits communicate with us. To the paranormal researcher the answer is clearly yes, various types of evp recorders have been utilized to accumulate sounds from the other side for decades now. For quite some time, electronic voice phenomena (EVP) have been heard in audio recordings of all types. Older reel to reel tape recorders were previously employed in the past and several famous audio recordings were obtained utilizing those outdated recorders. Even more recently, mini cassette recorders were being utilized and the very same results showed up in the audio recordings.
A sound recording device (evp recorder) is imperative to paranormal investigators. It does not make any difference if you employ a standard tape recorder or the new digital recorders; specifically what does make a difference is the level of quality as well as the capacity to make use of an external mic. With that said, these days it’s much easier to make use of a modern day digital voice recorder. Make an effort to acquire one that’s of good quality, some come with very good microphones, they are cost effective and playback can be done very rapidly on the spot.
Look for a quiet spot and click record and proceed to ask a number of questions. Stop a couple of seconds in between each inquiry to allow them to answer. Just understand that you won’t always pick up something for a variety of reasons. Sometimes there are no spirits to talk too, or they simply do not want to communicate or simply cannot. Pay attention carefully for the replies because they are typically a single word and whispered.
On many occasions voices can be listened to on audio recordings clearly saying words, sentences and even giving an answer to questions. In other cases you barely pick up a muffled word or perhaps a whisper. From time to time you really have to strain to attempt to figure out what exactly is being said. This is one of several difficulties with standard EVP techniques. The particular problem in ability to hear the one or two word replies.
Quite often paranormal investigators have to make use of specialized computer software to enhance the recorded audio in an attempt to hear the EVPs. Finally, in addition to an evp recorder, many people like to incorporate devices like the Franks Box, Ghost box or Ovilus to try and communicate with the other side in conjunction with the evp recorders.
- The tiny inexpensive all-in-one audio recorders which have the built in microphones pick up a great deal of the hiss and equipment noise from the recorder when they’re in record mode.
- A recorder is a requirement for recording EVP’s. Exactly what an EVP is a voice or other communication which is heard on a tape or digital recorder during playback, which was not, heard whenever the recorder was recording.
Are ghosts real or not? This is a question that a great many individuals will have asked themselves, throughout their life time. The evidence is overpowering that ghosts, disembodied spirits of the dead are in fact real, to the believers.
Science dismisses the existence of spirits despite the fact that no one knows for sure the real truth about life after death. There have been a large number of theories with regards to ghosts, but individuals with their overwhelming testimonies and ghost sightings have kept the subject and the paranormal in general, well acknowledged within the general population. Ghosts have intrigued believers as well as non-believers alike for hundreds of years.
The controversy as to whether spirits really exist or not continues as fiercely as it did a number of generations ago. Just about half the general public is convinced in ghosts, while the other half consists of rationalists who point out that everything on the planet can be explained by science. The one thing we know without a doubt would be that the proof is entirely ambiguous. The concept of a “ghost” is traditionally used to describe the soul or spirit of a no longer living individual who finds it problematical to depart the earthly plane and proceed to heaven or higher dimensions, depending on your particular beliefs.
The spirit may have declined to depart as a result of strong connection to individuals, locations, important things and / or dramatic events. As an example, the victim of a murder may hang around long enough to see his or her murderer being captured. Spirits are generally thought to haunt historical properties, cemeteries, locations of death, or locations that were of great importance for them. Spirits may refuse to move on for any number of causes; the most prevalent of these is an uncontrollable connection to this world and viewing it as being his or her only point of sanctuary and / or an intense frustration with unresolved problems that have left them angry.
For the ghosts, the world they lived in as a human being has never stopped to exist for them; they inhabit a realm of never-ending grief and flux punctuated with occasional visits of unwelcome intruders. Conversely, some ghosts can be quite passive and harmless. These types of ghosts have usually passed over unexpectedly and reside in a world of confusion and uncertainty. From time to time they might do subtle things such as making little noises or any number of other playful acts to obtain some attention. To them the world is bizarre and their antics are simply a means of declaring “I’m here”.