270 total news articles found.The 21 Grams Experiment
In 1907, Dr Duncan MacDougall published an article in the New York Times which attracted a lot of attention. It was based on his experiment to test the theory that a person’s soul has a physical weight. It was called the 21 grams experiment. Konstantin Korotkov, took this theory further where he claims to have photographic proof through Kirlian photography of a soul leaving the body.
The Cottingley Fairies
In the early 1900's two young girls fooled the world with a camera and some paper cut outs. For a short while, it gave hope to people that fairy tales or more so tales of fairies could exist.
The 'Hungry Ghost' Festival
There is Halloween for a lot of western society, Mexican cultures celebrate and the Chinese celebrate what is known as 'The Hungry Ghost Festival'. Here are all the details you need to know!
VIDEO - The Crying Boy
In a video which streamed LIVE on Facebook, I explain the myth and the true story behind the Crying Boy Paintings
We talk about our surroundings or objects absorbing energy, so it is not impossible to think our bodies are capable of the same. So what happens when we donate a piece of ourselves to another human being? There are cases all over the world of people's personalities changing or remembering events that are not their own after receiving an organ transplant.
Karma and Intent
You can't choose the hand you are dealt, but you decide how you choose to play the hand. It is all about karma and intent.
The legend of Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary is a popular urban legend/party game. Where did it originate from and was there a real life Bloody Mary?
Divination is a popular and ancient art to seek knowledge and predict the future. Using a pendulum is a popular spiritualist method to contact the spirit world. What is pendulum divination all about?
The cocktail party effect and paranormal investigating
The cocktail party effect is a term coined by psychologists for a form of selective hearing. How does this impact us during a paranormal investigation?
EVP and Frequency
How can you establish what frequency an EVP was captured at? Are there man made sources that can interfere with EVP? What is ELF? Is there a way to tell if a voice is human?
Is it paranormal or is it nature?
Common possible signs of a haunting also mimic things caused by nature. As investigators we have to take a deeper look and ask the question, is it paranormal or is it nature?
Slender Man, a blurred line between fiction and reality
With a movie coming out later this year and an attempted murder, it would be easy for impressionable youth to believe he is real .... much like a modern day boogie man. He was however actually created in 2009 as part of a photoshop challenge. Here is what you need to know about Slender Man.
Should we be avoiding the energy drinks and surgary treats when we go investigating?
We all love to take energy and surgary drinks and bags of chocolate and lollies with us when we go investigating. It seems like a good idea, but is this having an effect on our bodies that we are possibly misinterpreting as paranormal?
The mystery of the J Ward painting
There are two stories as to who this painting could be of. The first story is that it is a self portrait of former inmate Garry Webb. The other is that it could be of the notorious bushranger Mad Dog Morgan.
Is the paranormal supposed to be just experienced and not recorded?
Why is it that we do not trust any video evidence of the paranormal? Why is it that when something odd happens, we never catch it on film? Is the paranormal supposed to just be experienced and not recorded?
Different ways to work with EVP
EVP is a staple technique of many investigators. A lot of people tend to just hit record and either leave a recorder running all night or to sit and ask questions. If this is becoming a bit of the same thing all the time, here are some new things you can try to spice up your EVP sessions.
Harry Houdini - Magician AND Paranormal Debunker
Harry Houdini is most well known as one of the world's greatest magicians and escape artists. Did you also know that he had a passion for debunking paranormal frauds?
What is an EM Pump and why do investigators use them?
Once you start getting past the basic equipment that you probably see on tv shows, you start to venture out and look at ways you can potentially enhance your paranormal investigations. A lot of investigators like to use EM pumps! What is an EM pump, how does it work and why do we use them?
Fake spirit photography has actually been around for centuries
While we have ghost apps and photoshop which make it easy for people to fake 'ghost photos', the concept is not exclusive to digital photography. Well before digital technology existed, people still found ways to produce fake 'spirit' photos. It has been happening for centuries.
I want to believe
We are all investigating the paranormal because we want to find answers. The question is however, are our belief systems influencing our investigations? Does religion, belief and skepticism influence the way we investigate the paranormal?