An unlikely friendship between a world renowned magician and famous author brought together and also torn apart in their search for paranormal truth!
As much as want to 'live and breathe' the paranormal, realistically, that isn't possible. There will be times when real life gets in the way! Social media paints a fake picture sometimes and people may feel alone or isolated and maybe even feel like they don't or can't do enough, but I promise you, this happens to all of us at some point!
Julie is known as Mystic Jewelz AU and runs tours at the Caboolture Historical Village in QLD. She is an empath, psychic and physical medium as well as an eclectic witch..
Pareidolia, otherwise known as matrixing is a type of apophenia - a psychological phenomenon where your brain tries to make sense of data. It is why you will see a face in the clouds. Here are some examples from my own travels in the paranormal field and how they were 'debunked' as well as looking at how apophenia in some ways applies to facial recognition technology (such as snapchat) that are commonly mistaken as 'ghosts'.
Our brain is programmed to protect us. Physically, it puts us into fight or flight mode to avoid potentially getting hurt. Psychologically, it can make us think we are having a paranormal experience to give us comfort or help us through a difficult situation.
Dowsing is a form of divination originally used to find water and certain metals and materials. Spiritually, a lot of people like to using Dowsing as a form of spirit communication. So let's look into the different forms of Dowsing and the ideomotor phenomena.
Reality television tells us that as soon as we enter a building, we are in for a night of 'What was that?' and surprises at every corner. In real life, a paranormal investigation is very different, in fact, a lot of the time nothing happens at all!
This week on Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator, I chat to Ileata Kenley - Parapsychology researcher
Psychometry is a psychic ability where a person is able to read the history of a physical object simply by touching it. Let's explore this further!
The Barnum effect is a phenomena where people interpret a generalised phrase or general information as being specific to them. This can not only apply to a psychic reading, but often occurs during paranormal investigations as well. People often unknowingly connect dots to make something relevant to them when in reality, it isn't.