is a broad term for something unusual, i.e. a deviation from what is
normally expected to happen. (source ASSAP)
The transitional “world” between our realm and the other side. The
place where spirits/ghosts exist.
type of specialized light-sensitive cell (photoreceptor) in the
retina of the eye that provides color vision and sharp central
vision. (Source medicinenet.com)
paranormal investigator’s most important skill, a procedure in
which an investigator attempts to recreate the suspected paranormal
activity in order to see if the phenomenon is actually the result of
a more mundane event.
voice: An apparent audible voice that has no
obvious source. It is heard by
the human ear(s) in real time, however, not always captured on voice
recorders even if it is of significant volume.
Electromagnetic Frequency or Field. One of
the main four forces
in the known universe, it is what ghosts are believed to be “made
of” and on a fundamental level most everything in our world is
constructed of as well.
Detector: (equipment) A device that measures EMF.
detectors can have a range of outputs some having quantitative
digital outputs (Mel Meter), quantitative analog outputs (the Ghost
Meter) and some have simple off/on relative light scale like the K2
phenomenon. An apparent spirit voice that can be heard when voice
recording device is played back but not heard by the human ear at the
time of recording. EVPs are classified in to three categories: Class
“A” - needing little to no audio enhancement to be heard, class
“B” - some audio enhancement, and class “C” - needing
extensive audio enhancement. The majority of the time, the sound
like forced whispers when initially discovered.
hunt: A casual
or organized and controlled event in a known paranormally active
location for entertainment and/or to gather more evidence of the
paranormal. May be done with or without scientific equipment.
haunting: A phenomenon where an entity apparently
interacts with a living
person, e.g. answers questions, moves objects or makes noises on
demand, looks into the eyes of a living person.
Investigation: An organized and controlled study in
a location to determine
possible paranormal activity. Often done with scientific equipment.
psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often
an image or sound) being perceived as significant … Common examples
include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the
moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when
played in reverse. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Can be a
significant issue during paranormal investigations and/or evidence
review especially for those with little experience.
has the ability to pick up on the energy of the living to "see"
events in a person's past or future.
medium is always a psychic, but a psychic isn't always a medium. A
person who can pick up on the energy of the dead and the living,
oftentimes conferring messages from one to the other. See also
haunting: Activity that apparently has no
interaction with living persons, it
carries on much like a movie playing itself back, may or may not have
an obvious trigger, e.g. the lady in white who walks through the
graveyard on one night a year.
(anatomy) A type
of specialized light-sensitive cell (photoreceptor) in the retina of
the eye that provides side vision and the ability
objects in dim light (night vision). (Source medicinenet.com)
explanation of observation.
Shadow Person is simply a soul that is deeper in the After Shadow,
which makes it harder to detect their full energy. Oftentimes
these souls are trying to hide due to fear or other such emotion, but
sometimes it can be of malicious intent, to frighten, spy, etc. They
can appear in human or amorphous shapes and can range from solid to
semi-transparent. Observers have reported that they can be blacker
than the darkness itself.
Box: (equipment) A modified radio set up to rapidly
scan through the frequencies of
the FM band. (The AM band may be used but produces some unpleasant
feedback). In doing this, the spirits are provided with some energy
from the radio and speaker amplification.
Box voice: A
voice that is audibly heard in real time through the speaker system
of a Spirit Box. The voice sounds very “human” and care must be
taken in order to not confuse it with a possible radio voice.
tape theory: This is the theory that some element
of stone walls is capable of
recording the scenes that take place around it, imprinted on it
either through high emotion or mere repetition. A later event, e.g.
the presence of a person with the appropriate psychic make-up, then
triggers a playback of the recording. This results in a haunting.
that appears paranormal but which has natural causes. (source ASSAP)