True cases

If we accept that our senses can fool us, then we must find a means to separate illusions and real apparitions. Here is a short list of items to watch when facing a haunting case. Cases in which the apparition conveyed to the percipient accurate information that was previously unknown to him. Cases in which … Read more

Signs of ghosts

Life signs Strange as it may seem, a true ghost is just a creature able to cause the same damage as a normal person: voice, various noises, contact with objects. It may also generate wind to shut doors or windows. The sensation of cold is often associated with the ghost. Cold spots Cranky ghosts occasionally … Read more

Terminology for ghosts

The English word ghost continues Old English ‘gást’, from a hypothetical Common Germanic ‘*gaistoz’. It is common to West Germanic, but lacking in North and East Germanic (the equivalent word in Gothic is ‘ahma’, Old Norse has ‘andi’ m., ‘önd’f.). The pre-Germanic form would have been ‘*ghoisdo-s‘, apparently from a root denoting ”fury, anger” reflected … Read more

Nature of ghosts

Although ghosts and apparitions have been reported for thousands of years, surprisingly little information is available with regard to their nature or essence.  Ghosts are elusive and unpredictable, and the ways in which they manifest are surprisingly diverse.  Contrary to popular belief, most ghostly encounters are not visual, but rather consist of noises, smells, sensations, … Read more

Electronic Voice Phenomena

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) is the capture of disembodied voices onto audio recording equipment. Frequency is measured in cycles per second which is called hertz. The human voice speaks between 300 Hz – 3500 Hz and our hearing is between 20 Hz – 22,000 Hz. Anything below 300 Hz can be considered an EVP whether … Read more

Ghost lexicon

Channeler: A person who allows a spirit to temporarily possess his or her body in order for the spirit to be able to communicate with the living Channeling Board: A tool used for communication with the other side. Also known as a Ouija board or talking board. Age Regression: The process of going back to … Read more

Reasons for ghosts

The forms and habits of ghosts may be incredibly varied, but their reason for returning, the basic purposes behind their presence among us, tend according to folklore to be fairly limited. Many of the reasons for ghosts suggested by past and primitive societies can still be found in modern legend and urban myths. Return for … Read more