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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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 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?
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 1036 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?
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 616 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?
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?
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 6th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 1075 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Equipment, Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
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.
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
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.
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?