The Thatcher effect is an optical illusion where the brain is unable to interpret distinct features on a face when it is viewed upside down. While not related to the paranormal, it does open up some questions as to how our brain interprets information.
Investigators often refer to temperature changes to look for fluctuations within the environment around us as they believe a dramatic change could indicate a spirit manifesting. Here is how you can make your own non electronic device to detect these temperature changes in this new Old School Challenge.
A few quotes and scenarios from different movies inspire me to look at the way we ourselves perceive things. Are you a glass half full or half empty person for example? A lot of this makes a difference to the way we believe and approach the paranormal.
Review of the Tarot in Wonderland deck by Barbara Moore and Illustrated by Eugene Smith
As investigators we commonly try to 'debunk' certain activity to deem if it is 'paranormal'. What we may fail to look at during this process is OUR unknowing involvement
Are you suddenly seeing what you feel are 'apparitions or ghostly images' more frequently? While there could be something happening, it could be a case of diplopia aka double vision!
BBC News recently reported a case of mass hysteria last July where students began screaming and scared of what they believed to be an unseen force.
Binaural beats potentially help a person to induce a meditative state. While used as therapy for a form of soundwave healing, could binaural beats help a person to potentially unlock their consciousness? What if we incorporated binaural beats into our Ganzfeld experiments? Could it help us unlock potential psi abilities?
Thanks to social media and reality television, the paranormal has more of a stage than ever before. Is there still a social stigma around those who openly take an interest in the paranormal? What about the stigmas within the paranormal field itself?
On the 16th of November 1924, Harry Houdini wrote an article for the Canton Daily News titled "Can the living converse with the dead?" Houdini goes into details his dealings with Eva Carriere and the claims she could produce 'ectoplasm'. It is a fascinating insight into his relationship with the spiritualist world and how he was able to decipher their deception.