Paranormal Investigating – Then and Now

Paranormal investigating has been performed since the late 19th century with the formation of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). Much of the procedures performed in those days can still be found in paranormal investigations today. The members of the SPR would interview witnesses, gather information, and keep well organized records of each incident. There was however, no EMF detectors, EVP recordings, or any other electrical ghost hunting device you may have seen or heard about modern paranormal investigators using. The use of technology gradually found it’s way into the…

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Orbs – Paranormal or natural ?

In paranormal investigations and studies there are many different mysteries. While we still can’t put a clear scientific answer to a lot of these mysteries, there are a few we can. One such mystery is the ORB. While many amateurs and some professionals are convinced of it’s evidence of paranormal activity, many do not share this view. In fact most of the paranormal research groups out there accept the truth about orbs and readily educate others concerning this truth. The truth is they are not paranormal at all, in fact…

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Clairvoyants

A clairvoyant, is a person who is a practitioner of the paranormal. There are able to have premonitions of the future, and help people contact the other realm That being able to crossover this physical plane and converse with the dead. In the early 1900’s clairvoyants were very popular as a part of the spiritual movement. Due to the popularity that many clairvoyants had they in great demand by people to perform séances. Many of the well-known clairvoyants, were later exposed as fraudsters and fakes, there are some who were…

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Summing up ghosts

Summing up ghosts, is a very difficult thing to do in just a short entry, so I will just outline my personal understanding. Basically a ghost is a spirit that is no longer associated with a living body. This does lend some merit in the belief of an afterlife where we or at least our spirit, can last forever as is the seemingly common background of most religious practices. As the force or spirit of the body is a separate entity,  but part of life, is seem plausible that the…

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Ghost ships, part 2

Another famous ghost ship is the Flying Dutchman. The Flying Dutchman is one of the legendary Ghost ships that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from 17th-century nautical folklore. The oldest extant version dates to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the…

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Ghost Ship

There is a legend of a ship named the Mary Celeste that was found abandoned with full sails but no sign of anybody on board, which is possibly the best known Ghost ship. It was 9am on the morning of Friday, December 13th 1872 when people on the waterfront saw a small two-masted sailing vessel entering the Bay of Gibraltar. The ship was the ‘Mary Celeste’ of New York, a Canadian built 100 foot brigantine of 282 tons registered in New York. The registered owners were James H Winchester, Sylvester…

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Cartoon Ghost

One of the more unexpected places to come across ghosts is in cartoons. Probably the most popular and easily recognised character as a ghost is Casper the Friendly Ghost. The well known Cartoon ghost. Casper was created in the late 1930s by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo. Initially intended as the basis for a 1939 children’s storybook, there was little interest in their idea at first, but rights to the book was sold to the animation division at Paramount Pictures Famous Studios. The Friendly Ghost, the first Noveltoon to feature Casper, was released…

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Haunted Locations

In several locations around the world there are tales of buildings being haunted. Many of these are no more than local lore, but over time some have become more well known and are reportedly referred to as being the most haunted location in the world. I believe this is because the local community would like to consider itself as being the best there is, but there can only be one most haunted place in the world. I have no doubt that there are many candidates with some being more well…

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Ghost hunting

A very popular activity at present is ghost hunting. Interest in this activity has probably increased due to the popular Ghost Hunters series by SyFy Channel, promoting The Atlantic Paranormal Society, known as TAPS. While entertaining this program does provide some general information on equipment that may be useful in going ghost hunting, such as digital voice recorders to record any sounds, Thermal cameras, and even electromagnetic detectors to pick up stray EMF sources. While, as I said, this is mainly for entertainment, there has been some interesting studies, and…

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Ghosts: One real? (With pictures)

In ghost folklore there are many photographs that are presented as being real, but are easily proven to be fake.  With ghosts  sometimes it is relatively easy show examples, here is one real, and one fake. T his first picture is of a Royal Air Force Squadron that was assembled to take a mundane photograph, but after it was developed the squad realised that in the background of the picture was a RAF Mechanic who had been dead for 2 days. He was identified as Freddy jackson who was killed…

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