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.
In a recent post I discussed the dos and do nots for new investigators. During that post I mentioned about getting educated in as many subjects as possible. This post will briefly define some of those subjects that you may or may not hear about on television shows, and those that you most likely will not hear about on the television shows. It is beneficial for serious investigators to be familiar with these topics.
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.
The methodology and standard operating procedures used by various paranormal investigation groups varies between organizations, primarily geared towards the preferences of the Director and Lead Investigator. Today I will give you some insight on how I prefer to handle an investigation
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.