317 total news articles found.The ideomotor phenomena
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!
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
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.
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
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?
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
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?
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
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!
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?
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
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!
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
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
Stemming inspiration from the movie Vanilla Sky, I explore cryonic suspension and potential implications it could have, especially with our consciousness.
The Scientific Method
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
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
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?
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
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.