342 total news articles found.Death masks and the study of phrenology
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'
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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.
Misconceptions of a mobile phone
Catching orbs without a flash, night vision and thermal imaging filters, ghost apps and digital recordings. These are often used in conjunction with smartphones and wrongly misunderstood. This is breaking down some of the misconceptions when it comes to using your smartphone for paranormal investigating. Remember a phone was not designed to be a 'ghost hunting' tool.
Very long distance phone calls ..... from the other side
For years there have been reports all of the world of people receiving phone calls from family members. While this is no reason to get too excited there is one small catch .... the family member has passed. Lets look into this very strange phenomena
Paranormal is more than 'ghosts'
As paranormal investigators and researchers, we commonly study things pertained to the 'afterlife and hauntings'. The paranormal field however, covers so much more than just 'ghosts'. Lets look at some of the different areas.
Melbourne's famous UFO sighting - Westall 1966
On the 6th of April 1966, Melbourne had it’s own UFO story to tell. Students and teachers from a local high school claimed to see flying saucers and then being told to stay quiet by 'Men in Black'. What is the story of Westall 1966?
In the heat of the moment
I get pretty excited when I think something happens. When the moment passes and I am able to debunk what has happened, I used to feel embarrassed and think 'it was so simple why did I get so caught up?'. It is this excitement that showcases our passion. Don't be embarrassed!
Worlds Beyond TV
A new YouTube Channel is launching Friday 6th of July. What exactly is Worlds Beyond TV going to be about?
Cold spots and the paranormal
One of the first things you ‘pick up’ as a paranormal investigator is that a cold spot means something paranormal is or is about it happen. What natural explanations can cause us to feel these cold spots and what are the best way to measure them?
RH Negative blood and the paranormal ... is there a connection?
Roughly 15% of the population are RH negative in blood type. Some people believe there is a connection between psychic ability, sleep paralysis alien abduction and those who are RH negative. I look into the claims, where RH negative blood seemingly came from and look at the data to see if there is a connection.
The Montauk Project
The popular TV series Stranger Things is based on a book - The Montauk Project - Experiments in time. The thing is, the writer of the book claims it all very much happened in real life and was not a case of fiction. Here is the story of the Montauk Project.
Communicating in the universal language - Math
We talk about communicating in languages specific to a time or place to increase our chances of communication. What about using the universal language .... Math. Could this work in spirit communication?