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Females and the paranormal
7th September 2018 Sarah Chumacero 484 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation.
There seems to be more females out there searching for the paranormal. I have some theories as to why and tackle why it seems the field is dominated by male leaders and how females are changing the landscape of the paranormal field.

Random word generator VS the Ovilus
4th September 2018 Sarah Chumacero 245 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Equipment, Paranormal Investigation.
The Ovilus is a controversial and popular tool to investigate the paranormal. I have previously looked at the odds of a relevant word appearing, but how does it stack up against a random word generator? Here is an experiment you can try using a random word generator to compare against your Ovilus results and stack up just how often do random words come up?

Hollywood 'horror' stunts to promote movies
4th September 2018 Sarah Chumacero 435 views. 0 comments. General.
In our modern world, it is pretty hard to shock people. We have become so desensitised that the content in some movies is just down right disturbing. Movie companies are always looking for ways to get you to see a movie and will often promote it as the 'Scariest movie ever'. This is not a new practise. It has been done for decades. Let's look at some of the most popular examples of 'horror movie hype'.

Conversations with a paranormal investigator ..... Ashley Knibb
1st September 2018 Sarah Chumacero 353 views. 0 comments. Conversations with a paranormal investigator, Interviews, General.
Conversations with a paranormal investigator aims to shine a light on individuals throughout the paranormal field from all corners of the world and the work they are doing. In the first edition, I talk to fellow paranormal blogger Ashley Knibb from the UK

Does the way you investigate help you toward the answers you are looking for?
1st September 2018 Sarah Chumacero 231 views. 0 comments. General.
I recently looked at myself and my research compared to how I investigate. Do I investigate in a way that aids my research to help me find these answers I am looking for? Am I asking the same questions week in and week out when I should be looking at things differently?

Jail or Gaol .... which is one is it?
26th August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 556 views. 0 comments. General.
Australians spell old prisons as Gaol. Modern prisons here in Australia are referred to now as Jail. Americans have always spelt it as Jail, now we do too, yet we spelt it as Gaol up until the 1990's. Confused? Me too.

Ethics, grief and the paranormal.
21st August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 618 views. 0 comments. General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
Just because we can, should we? In an unregulated industry, there are certain things we need to stay away from. While it can be a bit of fun for some, there are people that are grieving or protective of family members who have passed away that we need to be considerate of. How soon is too soon?

Why we should avoid recording EVP sessions in MP3 format
15th August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 619 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Equipment, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
EVP is one of the staples of paranormal investigating. If you don't have any equipment, you are still able to record a session using a digital recorder or a mobile phone. While it is convenient, it may not be useful as we think it is if the audio is compressed into MP3 format.

Is your vision disturbance a paranormal experience or part of Alice in Wonderland syndrome?
5th August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 573 views. 0 comments. General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
Visual disturbances are something common we experience during investigations. When we get tired, our brain does some strange things. One of these can be altering our visual perception where things can seem smaller, larger, closer or further away than they actually are. This is called Alice in Wonderland syndrome.

Tales of Black Rock House - The Dining Room
5th August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 361 views. 0 comments. General, Tales of Black Rock House, Paranormal Investigation, Paranormal Locations.
In this instalment we head into the Dining Room and ask the question, 'what is up with that mirror?'

Death masks and the study of phrenology
2nd August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 516 views. 0 comments. General.
When roaming the halls of what was once a gaol, it is not uncommon for there to be displays and stories of former inmates.  What is particularly un nerving, is when they have on display a death mask.  The Old Melbourne Gaol in Victoria is full of them.  So what is a death mask and why would you cast a mask of someone who was executed? What has it got to do with phrenology?

Is it paranormal or 'xenonormal'
31st July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 643 views. 0 comments. General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
Normal means what is considered to be typical or standard. Para means beyond or alongside. Paranormal is obviously beyond what we consider to be normal. So then, what is Xenonormal?

Pliny the Younger and the first written 'Ghost Story' - Athendorus and the Ghost
29th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 682 views. 0 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
There are a lot of accounts written centuries ago of encounters with ghosts and poltergeists such as the Drummer of Tedworth and the Devil of Glenluce from the 1600's. It is thought however the first written account of a ghost was written sometime before 113 AD by Pliny the Younger in one of his famous letters.

The witching/devil's hour
27th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 1625 views. 0 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
The witching hour, dead time and the devil’s hour are just some of the terms used to describe a time in the dead of night.  Between 3-4am is considered by some as the time most likely for all things that go bump in the night to come out and play.  What is the origins behind this and is there any truth to it?

Why does the time always seem to be 11:11?
22nd July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 1305 views. 3 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
You glance down at your watch, and there it is. The same time it always seems to be. For some people it is 11:11. For other people it is another time. What is the meaning behind this phenomena? Is it synchronicity or is it just a case of co-incidence?

What is a ghost?
20th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 937 views. 1 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation.
What exactly is a ghost? Is it the spirit of a person that once lived, is it a shift in time or even an alternative dimension? What if a ghost is really just us? Maybe its psychology or our body reacting to the environment around us. Here are some of the theories as to what a ghost actually is. What are your thoughts? What do you think a ghost is?

Are we ready for 'Ghosts' to be proven as real?
18th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 608 views. 0 comments. General.
We talk about the paranormal sometimes with certainty because we believe within ourselves that there is some sort of afterlife.  The fact is that it is unproven by Science.  The question is though, is the world actually ready for it to be proven as fact?

Emotional Connections
15th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 438 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation.
We talk about using things like the 'Singapore Theory' and Sound to experiment and communicate with the paranormal. What cannot be 'recreated' however is emotion. What is Emotional Transference? Does an emotional connection play a part in our interactions? Is emotional projection a factor and how can we use all of this to our advantage?

Paranormal 'Hot spots' and their influence on investigations
11th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 530 views. 0 comments. Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General, Paranormal Investigation.
When investigating a property or location, an investigator usually asks for the 'Hot Spots'. Why is activity focused to one particular area and does this information influence the way we conduct our investigations? More to the point, should it?

Instead of judging, we need to listen
6th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 619 views. 0 comments. General.
With the way the field changes, you will find you change as well. Beliefs change, people change and the way you think changes. I found the biggest change within myself has been to not judge people on their experiences or beliefs, but listening to them and allowing everyone to have a voice regardless of what I 'believe'. We need to be kind and respectful to each other. Your fellow investigators can help you in many ways.

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    The 21 Grams Experiment

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    Why do batteries drain?

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    Memory transference

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    Different ways to work with EVP

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    Why does the time always seem to be 11:11?

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    EVP - What does it mean and how do I capture one?

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    Perception and Reality

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    Krampus

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    Animals and the paranormal

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    Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator .... Ann Hill Psychic Medium

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    Black Eyed Children

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    Graveyard VS Cemetery

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

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    EVP Circle

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    Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator ... Sharmaine from Tasmania's Most Haunted

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    EVP - What does it mean and how do I capture one?

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    Different types of hauntings

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    Does the paranormal field help salvage our history?

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    Precognition

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    Just because it's called ghosting doesn't make it paranormal

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    We don't know everything, so make sure you really understand what you do know

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    The book of the dead

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    Passion for the paranormal can make me passionately frustrated

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    The answers aren't all on the internet

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    A cemetery is probably the most unhaunted place you can find