from 2010 - 2020 Formerly known as
F O R M E R L Y
this website was last updated on october 17, 2021 (graphic interface UPDATED)
from 2010 - 2020 Formerly known as
F O R M E R L Y
Mount Washington Valley SPIRIT conducts paranormal investigations and research in and around Conway, New Hampshire
Paranormal science used by mount Washington valley spirit - scientific paranormal investigation, research, & interpretation team
paranormal: Literally, “above normal,” it refers to anything
outside or beyond current scientific explanation.
(intelligent and residual paranormal forms)
ghost: an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear to the living, typically as a nebulous image. these entities are recognized as a residual haunting (not intelligent).
poltergeist: a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around. This is an intelligent version of a thoughtform.
Spirit: the nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul. these entities are recognized as an intelligent haunting.
thoughtform: simple ethereal objects emanating from the auras surrounding people, generating from their thoughts and feelings. These paranormal entities are a residual haunting. (not intelligent)
Wraith: a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death.
general paranormal related terms
Anomaly: Something that cannot be explained.
Astral projection (or astral travel): a term used in esotericism to describe an intentional out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a soul called an "astral body" that is separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it throughout the universe.
aura : a human energy field is a colored emanation said to enclose a human body or any animal or object. In some esoteric positions, the aura is described as a subtle body. Psychics and holistic medicine practitioners often claim to have the ability to see the size, color and type of vibration of an aura.
Automatic writing: also called psychography, is a psychic ability allowing a person to produce written words without consciously writing.
Bilocation: sometimes called multi-location, is an alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two distinct places at the same time.
Clairvoyance: the ability to gain information about an object, person, location, or physical event through extrasensory perception. Any person who is claimed to have such ability is said accordingly to be a clairvoyant.
Clearing/cleansing: Getting rid of paranormal activity in a specific location.
Direct voice phenomenon (DVP) : A ‘spirit’ voice, spoken directly to sitters at a seance (EVP session) that doesn’t require a voice recorder to hear.
Disembodied Voice: A voice or noise that lacks an explainable source.
Dream telepathy: the purported ability to communicate telepathically with another person while one is dreaming.
electronic voice phenomena (EVP): sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as ghost or spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded.
entity: any paranormal figure (ghost, poltergeist, spirit, thoughtform, or a wraith.)
extrasensory perception (ESP): also called sixth sense, includes claimed reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses, but sensed with the mind.
ghost hunt: where a person or group of persons partake in the activity of searching for a ghost or spirit for entertainment purposes. these endeavors are not for the purpose of paranormal investigations or research.
ghost hunter: someone who searches for ghosts or spirits for entertainment purposes.
Ghost Lights: Mysterious lights, seen at a distance, usually appearing as blue or yellow spheres, which can appear to blink.
Haunting: Recurrent sounds of human activity, sightings of apparitions, and other psychic phenomena, in a location when no one is there physically.
Illusion: A distorted perception of objects or events causing a discrepancy between what is perceived and what is reality.
Intelligent Haunting: Activity resulting from an aware spirit that interacts with its environment. this refers to spirits, poltergeists, and wraiths.
intuitive: A person with above average ESP abilities. also known as a psychic.
manifestation: an apparition that isn’t transparent.
materialization: the creation or appearance of matter from unknown sources.
Mist: A photographed anomaly (not seen at time of photo) that appears as a 'blanket' of light.
Orb: An often translucent, circular anomaly (or “ball of light”) seen in photography -- and sometimes with the naked eye -- that may be, depending on your theory, a bug, speck of dust, reflection, moisture or spirit energy. The orb is not recognized as a paranormal form by most paranormal investigators.
quantum entanglement: in paranormal science it is believed that energy connections between people on the quantum level can lead to perceived paranormal activity. an example is a mother knows something is wrong with her child even if the child is at a great distance. this is often mistaken for paranormal activity.
Paranormal Investigation: The act of researching and investigating the cause of perceived paranormal activity and either confirming the existence of paranormal activity or explaining a non paranormal cause of the perceived paranormal activity.
paranormal investigator: someone who researches various sciences and methodology in order to further their knowledge to enhance their ability to complete paranormal investigations.
Parapsychology: The branch of science that studies psychic phenomena.
Precognition: also called prescience, future vision, or future sight, is a psychic ability to see events in the future.
Psychic: A person with above average ESP abilities. also known as an intuitive.
Psychokinesis : is a psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.
Psychometry: also known as token-object reading, or psychoscopy, is a form of extrasensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object. an object may have an energy field that transfers knowledge regarding that object's history.
Radio voice phenomenon (RVP): Receiving the voice of a deceased human being over a regular radio.
Recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis (RSPK): A possible cause of apparent poltergeist activity.
Repressed psychokinetic energy: A theoretical psychic force produced, usually unconsciously, by an individual undergoing physical or mental trauma. When released, the power causes paranormal occurrences such as poltergeist activity.
Residual Haunting: Repetitive paranormal activity resulting from the energy imprint of a person or event in time. This would refer to ghosts and thoughtforms.
Retrocognition: also known as postcognition or hindsight, describes "knowledge of a past event which could not have been learned or inferred by normal means.”
Séance: A group of people who gather in an effort to communicate with the dead. This could be an EVP session as well.
shadow person: (also known as a shadow figure) is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, and interpreted as the presence of a ghost, spirit, or other entity.
Spirit photography: also called ghost photography, is a type of photography whose primary goal is to capture images of paranormal entities.
Subjective apparitions - Apparitions or phenomena that are hallucinations created by our minds.
Trance: A sleep like state in which there is a change of consciousness.
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