Today I will discuss the four biggest threats to the paranormal field and how together they have caused a situation where outsiders laugh at those of us in the field and that integrity has for all intents and purposes been severely damaged due to a lack of self-education and people focusing more on chasing either personal notoriety or social media likes on the internet.
As always I will preface this episode with the statement that I am not taking shots at anybody in the field. I am pointing out opportunities for improvement in the field. The purpose of my podcast is to help educate those ghost hunters who wish to eventually become a paranormal investigator, or help paranormal investigators refresh and sharpen their skill set. Today I will discuss twelve mistakes commonly made by ghost hunters and how to prevent them. These are not in any particular order.
This will be my 52nd blog post, and I have yet to cover how I conduct a scientific paranormal investigation. Today I will remedy that and detail how I perform this task.
Anyone with any remote interest in the anomalous research field or more particularly in either ghost hunting or paranormal investigations has spent time on the internet visiting social media, various websites, or reddit searching for pictures of what is reported to be activity of a paranormal nature. The truth is that well over 99% of the material that you find has an easily explainable natural cause to what is being perceived as paranormal. Today we will discuss photographic anomalies that are often misperceived as paranormal activity.
I do frequently receive emails from the general public asking me various questions on my opinion on certain perceived paranormal activity in their house or what to look for in a paranormal investigation team in their area. I thought that it would be beneficial for me to write a piece on the various types of paranormal investigation teams and the most frequent occurrences that drive cases to be opened that could have easily been figured out by the resident of the property.
So you have an interest in the paranormal and either there isn’t a ghosthunting or paranormal investigation team in your area for you to join or you don’t agree with the philosophy of a local group and wish to start your own. You are toying with the idea of starting your own team and don’t know where to start or wish to make sure that your bases are covered. You may also wish to improve your current team or your personal career in the paranormal investigation field. If any of what I just said applies to you, even in a small way then today’s blog post is geared towards you.
Vibroacoustic phenomenon is a term that refers to when audible and or non-audible frequencies combine with vibration and the result influences human physiology or inanimate objects. This is not paranormal theory, and is a subject of science that has had controlled scientific method based experiments by scientists with advanced college degrees. In many cases you will find vibroacoustic phenomenon is being incorrectly misinterpreted as paranormal activity. Today we discuss infrasound, ultrasound, Schumann Resonances, and Helmholtz Resonances and how they should be investigated for at every paranormal investigation, why this is so, and how to do so.
I am back from hiatus. Today I discuss the importance of pursuing educational studies as it pertains to paranormal investigations as well as not focusing on what you see on television as an ample representation of a scientific paranormal investigation. We also discuss the future of the Mount Washington Valley SPIRIT Podcast.
What is delegation? Delegation is the act of entrusting a task or responsibility to another person. This blog entry is geared towards anyone on a paranormal investigation team that has any level of authority and could be somewhat relevant to someone who leads a ghost hunting group.
Did you know that negativity most often starts out as a very tiny seed and with each following instance of negativity that original seed gets watered, and in a serious enough happenstance may receive a heavy dose of miracle grow. Let’s say hypothetically that leading a paranormal investigation team is synonymous to tending to a garden. It doesn’t take very long for a seed of negativity to quickly grow into a big weed and without taking care of that weed it will continue to spread and eventually will overwhelm your beautiful garden.
I receive a lot of questions via email pertaining to people sharing their paranormal experiences and looking for my interpretation on their situation. I would guesstimate that four out of 5 emails that I receive are related to orbs. I have discussed orbs in the past in various blog posts, but I thought that it would be beneficial to create a detailed blog entry on orbs that I can refer people to when they email me with photos and videos of orbs, believing that they may be paranormal in nature due to wide spread misinformation which is even propagated by many people involved with the paranormal community including but not limited to ghost hunters, paranormal investigators, paranormal enthusiasts, online video channels, theatrical movies, and televised paranormal programming.
When you watch paranormal investigation television shows you may have noticed that the extreme majority of investigations or ghost hunts are completed at night. Have you ever wondered why this is so? Today’s blog entry is part two of a two part series where we will discuss this phenomenon. On part one we discussed how many paranormal investigations, ghost hunts, ghost tours, and paranormal themed televisions shows are done at night simply for the spooky factor as not all groups use a level of science that would cause you to choose to engage in paranormal related activities at night for scientific purposes. We also discussed how sometimes it is due to scheduling necessities due to the investigators or clients working during the day. Today we will discuss the science component and reasons for conducting paranormal investigations in the evening. Some of what is explored here is pulled from previous blog posts and podcasts that I have authored so some of this you may have read or heard before if you follow my blog or podcast.
nvestigations or ghost hunts are completed at night. Have you ever wondered why this is so? Today’s blog entry is part one of a two part series where we will discuss this phenomenon. Today we will discuss the human component of why we investigate at night.
We all have our own reasons for getting into the paranormal field. For some people it is due to what they perceive to be paranormal experiences in their childhood or as an adult. For others it is due to the television and movie craze that focused on paranormal investigations, ghost hunting, or paranormal stories. Perhaps a friend or family member was involved with the field empirically or as a hobby interest and you got interested in it through them. Regardless of how you became interested in the field you have surely seen those who don’t worry about science, that focus on some science, and you may or may not have seen those who focus heavily on science. This entry discusses why it is important to prioritize science before the paranormal.
vercome stereotypes, an experience I had with paranormal television shows, and how to present your team on the internet in a professional way so that your team doesn’t get balled up and thrown into the box with paranormal stereotypes.
Whether you are a paranormal investigator, a ghost hunter, or split your time between both, you are quite aware of stereotypes in the field of study or entertainment that we enjoy. Today I will discuss some of these stereotypes and what you can do when they arise and to help prevent them from being associated with you, allowing you to rise above the stereotypes. This is part one of a two part series.
This is the fourth installment of a four part series on Mother Nature’s effects on your paranormal investigation.
This is the third installment of a four part series on Mother Nature’s effects on your paranormal investigation.
This is the second installment of a four part series on Mother Nature’s effects on your paranormal investigation.
This is the first installment of a four part series on Mother Nature’s effects on your paranormal investigation.
Seeing Shadows, Hearing Noises, and Feeling Choked or Being Unable to Move Upon Waking Up Is Not Paranormal
Whether you are like myself, a die hard paranormal investigator that leans primarily on a wide variety of real world science subjects before considering the paranormal, a seasoned paranormal investigator who is only familiar with the commonly known science involved with a paranormal investigation, a newer paranormal investigator, a recreational ghost hunter, or a paranormal […]
The Mandela Effect is a name used to describe a false memory, also referred to as illusory memory; paramnesia; and pseudomemory. How does this play a role in paranormal investigations?
Today we explore Direct Voice Phenomena and Electronic Voice Phenomena including class systems, methodology, and evidence integrity.
As it doesn’t make for entertaining television you will very rarely hear about various phenomena pertaining to tricks that our mind plays on us that could result in misinterpreted activity that you then perceive to be paranormal. This blog post discusses topics pertaining to this phenomenon.
During their lifetime most people have heard about and most likely experienced déjà vu at some point. Have you ever heard of or experienced jamais vu or presque vu? Presque vu is more common than déjà vu (and when I explain it you will agree it has happened to you countless times), however jamais vu is much less common than the other two. Today we will discuss what these three situations, whose names originated from the French language, what they are and how they can come into play during a science based paranormal investigation.
Today I will discuss one of the elephants in the room as it pertains to certain equipment that can be seen being used at paranormal investigations on television and on the internet. There are some devices used on paranormal investigation shows that to some people seem possibly questionable to the ability of the equipment to perform the task that it is claimed to be able to do.
Today I will be discussing Schumann Resonances which is another phenomenon that could present itself to affect a paranormal investigation.
Also known as the “Semmelweis Effect”, the Semmelweis Reflex is a behavioral tendency for a person to hold on to their preexisting beliefs about a subject and to summarily reject new knowledge or evidence that contradicts the person’s preexisting belief even if said knowledge or evidence is strong or unequivocal.
Ionospheric radio wave propagation. is a phenomenon that can unknowingly affect your paranormal investigation and in some cases cause perceived paranormal activity that isn’t paranormal at all.
A month ago I posted a blog entry entitled “Misperceived As Paranormal Activity”. I thought that it would be beneficial to expand on that post and discuss more situations where activity can be misperceived as paranormal when it is xenonormal. Xenonormal means it’s normal in nature, but unfamiliar.
This is the second post in a series of posts regarding human behavioral tendencies that you will contend with during your paranormal investigative career. During a science based investigation it is imperative to be cognizant of human behavioral tendencies including yours as the investigator, your colleagues, and the clients. Today we discuss the Dunning-Kruger Effect In Paranormal Investigations.
In recreational ghost hunting activities are simplified to grabbing a piece of technology or two, running into the location, and find yourself some paranormal activity so you can have an enjoyable experience. However to conduct a thorough science based paranormal investigation there is so much more to take into account. Subjects such as property and client history, client personality and mental state, property geology, technology in close proximity to the property, electromagnetic sources within a few blocks or even miles away if within line of sight, meteorology including solar weather, and applicable client quantum entanglement just to name a few of the slew of subjects that can affect paranormal activity whether perceived or empirical.
If you visit the Youtube website and complete a search for paranormal investigation or ghost hunting (which are two different activities, one is a scientific investigation and the other a purely recreational event) you will find that there are countless videos available. The video production methodology spectrum varies greatly as it pertains to scientific versus spooky.
Each experienced investigator has their own method of completing investigations. You may seem similarities between seasoned investigators while others may have very different methodology. Here are my recommendations for new investigators.
In a previous blog entry entitled “Common Paranormal Entities” we discussed the five entities that you hear spoken about most frequently including ghosts, poltergeists, spirits, thought forms, and wraiths. However there are many dozens more, most of them mythological or religious creatures. Today we will review a dozen paranormal entities that you may have heard of or may hear about at some point when engaged in the paranormal field of study.
Believers of the Stone Tape Theory claim that crystalline rock such as quartz, basalt, limestone, soapstone, marble, sandstone, and granite are predominantly the stones that can, due to their properties, absorb electromagnetic energy and reradiate that energy over a long period of time.
The dictionary.com definition of smudging is “A traditional Native American method of using smoke from burning herbs to purify a space.” Smudging is also known as “smoke cleansing” out of respect to not trounce upon Native American traditions.
There are five types of paranormal entities that are most commonly reported from clients before and found by investigators during a paranormal investigation. This post will not include entities that come from the Christian faith such as demons and angels due to those being religious constructs and not originating from paranormal science. You may find […]
Predecessors of the Ouija Board have been in existence for over 900 years. Are these boards a tool to communicate with spirits or are the just toys?
You will quite often see and hear paranormal television shows and movies refer to a vortex, pluralized as vortices, or a portal. Are they fact, theory, or or a figment of the human imagination?
What is a ley line? Do they exist in science or are they fabrications of the human imagination? Today we explore this phenomenon.
People who watch the dozens of paranormal tv shows on television may see things occur on the shows that are perceived as paranormal activity.
From a young age I knew that I had the ability to sense something that mainstream science couldn’t explain. It turned out that I was a retrocognition clairvoyant.
It is theorized by some scientists familiar with the topic that quantum entanglement is also a phenomenon that can occur between people.
There are many “sixth sense” abilities that have been identified over time. While mainstream science doesn’t support the existence of said abilities and has classified them as a “pseudoscience” even the United States government used people with some of these abilities over the years.
To be a paranormal investigator it is imperative that you are well versed in related subjects of science and maintain integrity in your investigations.
There is a plethora of equipment available on the market. Some of it is very valuable, while some of it I would not recommend.
There are a plethora of television shows available for viewing pertaining to paranormal investigation and ghost hunting.
Here is a brief description of various abilities. Do you have any of these abilities?
Is there a difference between paranormal investigation and ghost hunting?
A photographic orb, also known as backscatter, is defined on Wikipedia as “Backscatter commonly occurs in low-light scenes when the camera’s flash is used.
Why hello there. My name is Eric Extreme. Yes that is my legal name. I have been a paranormal investigator for over a decade. I am the Founder and Director of Mount Washington Valley SPIRIT. The acronym SPIRIT stands for Scientific Paranormal Investigation, Research, and Interpretation Team.