A listing of blog posts

317 total news articles found.

The ideomotor phenomena
24th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 358 views. 0 comments. General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, Paranormal Equipment.
When using items such as a ouija board, automatic writing, dowsing rods and pendulums, you need to be aware of what is called the ideomotor phenomena.

Dance till you die!
22nd February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 138 views. 0 comments. Famous Paranormal Cases, General.
In 1518, there was an actual documented account of what was named 'The dancing plague'. People gathered on a street and danced for up to a month until they died.

We need to stop over embellishing
22nd February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 139 views. 0 comments. General.
Often when we are putting something on social media, we have to use carefully selected wording to make it interesting to the reader. When it comes to the Paranormal, it is easy to throw around terms such as 'shocking evidence'. If your content is good, you don't need to shortchange yourself with these embellished headlines. Let your work speak for itself.

Sleep paralysis
17th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 505 views. 2 comments. Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General.
What is sleep paralysis and what could potentially be causing these episodes? Is it paranormal or is it our brain? How is it different to a Night Terror?

Video VS Still Photography
16th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 271 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation, Paranormal Equipment.
On a paranormal investigation, if you had to choose between a video camera or a still camera such as a digital camera, which would you choose? A video camera is actually your most important piece of equipment, and I am going to tell you why.

Where do our beliefs lie?
16th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 195 views. 2 comments. General.
I recently conducted an online survey to get a gauge on what people believed in and what they didn't when it comes to the vast field of the paranormal. Here are the results

Getting down to the Soul of it
14th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 234 views. 1 comments. General, Supernatural Synchronicity.
For centuries, people have seemed to believe that a ghost or spirit is the soul of a person who was once living. What is our 'soul' and where do these beliefs stem from?

Lucid Dreaming
13th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 220 views. 0 comments. General.
What is Lucid Dreaming? This isn't a how to guide, more of an explanation of it's concept, studies and it's relation to consciousness.

De Ja Vu, Jamais Vu & Presque Vu
9th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 311 views. 0 comments. General.
We know about De Ja Vu, but did you know there are other phenomena that are also little quirks of our memory system? Here is all you need to know about all the Vu's!

Experimenter Enthusiasm
7th February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 207 views. 0 comments. General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, Paranormal Investigation.
Why is it that people report when using a new technique, piece of equipment or conducting a new experiment is that it seems to work initially and results later drop off. Is it a case of experimenter enthusiasm?

Are your experiences investigating the paranormal different as your research path changes?
2nd February 2019 Sarah Chumacero 183 views. 0 comments. General.
I am often asked by people, do you believe in ghosts? For me that is actually a really complicated question and the answer is not straight forward. It then led me to being asked the thought provoking question last week if the path my research has taken me down has 'ruined' my paranormal investigation experience. It has changed, but it is most definitely not 'ruined'.

Precognition VS Psychic Projection
30th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 464 views. 2 comments. General, Supernatural Synchronicity.
Could Psychic Projection be responsible for some instances of Precognition? Could false memories influence the way we interpret our pre cognitive dreams?

We are the weirdos mister!
28th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 260 views. 0 comments. General.
Ever feel like you just don't fit in? That must mean you are doing something right! If you don't fit in that paranormal box - build you own

Paranormal and the media
27th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 187 views. 0 comments. General.
Whether it is mainstream media like TV or radio or paranormal media such as podcasts and blogs, you will always see different teams and investigators in the media. From playing the ghostbusters theme in the background, to having a laugh or being able to share your thoughts, media opportunities are a mixed bag.

Life extension - Cryonic Suspension
24th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 162 views. 0 comments. General.
Stemming inspiration from the movie Vanilla Sky, I explore cryonic suspension and potential implications it could have, especially with our consciousness.

The Scientific Method
22nd January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 245 views. 2 comments. Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General, Paranormal Investigation.
A lot of investigators (myself in the past included) often advertise that we take a scientific approach to paranormal investigation, usually because we use equipment. When you compare this to the actual scientific method, are we really being that scientific just because we have a gadget? What is the scientific method and how can we apply it to paranormal investigating?

Paranormal investigating is not glamourous
21st January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 726 views. 4 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation.
While it may look like a fun and exciting thing to do on TV, the reality of paranormal investigation is very different. It is hard work and far from glamourous

The old school tricks of deception - Rapping
18th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 324 views. 1 comments. Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General, Paranormal Investigation.
During the spiritualist era starting in the mid 1800's, there was a new interest in people trying to make contact with their loved ones through seance. Sadly, a lot of the mediums performing these seances were frauds and used some very creative tricks of deception to convince their audience that they were the real deal. Let's explore some of the techniques that were used to recreate rapping and how we can be mindful during modern day paranormal investigating.

The source of psychical phenomena - what part does the pineal gland play?
17th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 1973 views. 0 comments. General, Supernatural Synchronicity.
Ashley wrote quote an interesting introduction for Supernatural Synchronicity looking at the potential source of psychical phenomena. I found his thoughts on the pineal gland particularly interesting so I have delved into the pineal gland a little bit further.

The famous faces of Black Rock House
16th January 2019 Sarah Chumacero 272 views. 0 comments. Tales of Black Rock House, General.
While Black Rock House is known to be the original seaside holiday home for Victoria's first Auditor General Mr Charles Ebden, there are a lot of other famous personalities connected with the property.


    Enfield Haunting - Real or Hoax?


    The art of table tipping


    Why do people use sage to 'cleanse' a person or house?


    Mulberry Hill - The origin story of Picnic at Hanging Rock


    The Do's and Don'ts of photography during a paranormal investigation


    Understanding the different causes of ORBS


    Could peripheral drift illusion cause us to see 'shadow people'


    Can an object become haunted?


    What is Kirlian photography?


    Tragedy at Werribee Mansion

  • 26th March 2019

    Unperceived existence and the paranormal

    24th March 2019

    The doorway effect

    22nd March 2019

    Water and the Paranormal

    18th March 2019

    Harry Houdini and the record breaking Australian first flight!

    13th March 2019

    Is time the key?

    11th March 2019

    Things don't happen overnight

    10th March 2019

    The real 'spirit' in the room

    6th March 2019

    Schrödinger's Cat, many worlds and the paranormal

    1st March 2019

    The strange disappearance of Frederick Valentich

    27th February 2019

    What exactly are we looking for?


    Religion and the paranormal


    Tales of Black Rock House - The Death Room


    Envelope EVP


    Why the paranormal community will never be taken seriously


    Paranormal investigating is not glamourous


    Misconceptions of a paranormal investigator


    Why do people use sage to 'cleanse' a person or house?


    Animals and the paranormal


    What are the odds?


    Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator ... Amanda from Australian Paranormal Society