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Light and paranormal investigation

15th July 2022 Reading Time: 5 minutes General, Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know. 1401 views. 0

Humans can see in both light and dark conditions. While there is an adaption process that our eyes go through, studies have found that light also affects our cognition and how we remember things. So what does this mean for investigating in the dark?

Dermo-Optical Perception

7th July 2022 Reading Time: 7 minutes Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General, Paranormal Theories. 2498 views. 0

Otherwise known as Eyeless Sight, Dermo-Optical Perception is the ability to perceive colours by simply touching an object. Is this a form of ESP or something people can train themselves to recognise? While we focus on sight and sound, perhaps more attention should be paid to touch?

Egoism and the paranormal

4th July 2022 Reading Time: 5 minutes General. 732 views. 0

While as a paranormal community we often argue that there is no place for ego here, would our field be where it is today without some of the egoist figures from the past? Where does egoism fit in with the paranormal and how can we use it for good?

LLIFS Resource Directory - Old ghost stories

3rd July 2022 Reading Time: 4 minutes General, Paranormal Book Club. 1320 views. 0

This week in the LLIFS Resource Directory, I am featuring 3 books over a century old detailing some of the oldest ghost stories known. There are also links so you can read them for free via public domain!

The anchoring effect & the paranormal

2nd July 2022 Reading Time: 8 minutes General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know. 1925 views. 2

The anchoring effect is a form of cognitive bias where a person relies too much on information they already know which influences their decision-making process. Let's explore how this can impact us during a paranormal investigation

Deceptively exposing deception

29th June 2022 Reading Time: 9 minutes General. 1909 views. 0

In a book I am reading (for the 100th time) something is standing out today more than ever. It talks about people using deception as a means to expose deception. Let's look at project alpha where skeptics used deception to expose flaws in a process highlighting an ethical mess. We also discuss some of the things that happen in the general paranormal field with the need to confront the basic notion of two wrongs not making a right.

Houdini and the ghostly photo

28th June 2022 Reading Time: 7 minutes General, Harry Houdini. 2922 views. 0

Houdini was involved in debunking many spiritualists, including those who practised spirit photography. There was however one photo that supposedly had him stumped. Is this the photo Houdini couldn't explain?

A boy, retrocognition and psychic projection

26th June 2022 Reading Time: 12 minutes General, Paranormal Theories, Paranormal Investigation. 628 views. 1

A look at how retrocognition and psychic projection could work together!

A paranormal investigator and imposter syndrome

25th June 2022 Reading Time: 4 minutes General. 773 views. 0

Does the dreaded imposter syndrome mean that some of the best ideas and research are not being shared because we don't feel 'qualified' enough to share our findings?

A Dream within a dream

18th June 2022 Reading Time: 4 minutes General. 2984 views. 3

In his poem 'A dream within a dream' Edgar Allan Poe asks the simple yet complicated life question, is what we see real?