Rods

Rod-shaped objects moving quickly through the air were claimed by some to be alien life forms or ghosts, but subsequent experiments showed that these rods appear in film because of an optical illusion. Aka :Streaming ghost, swimmers, energy rod, lightHistory: Rods were discovered in 1994 with the advent of high speed video cameras. They appear … Read more

Vortex

Aka : funnel ghosts  Origin: ? Description : A tornado-like mass of air, water, or energy that spins around very fast, creating a vacuum to pull objects into its empty center. It can varies in size and length when moving. They are readily confused with a speeding orb when they slow down and take on this … Read more

Orbs

Aka : spears, globules, balls of light, globes   History : first accounts dated back from Antiquity. Description : translucent balls of light hovering above the ground most often traveling erratically through the air. When a person or ghost hunter develops the picture or loads it onto his computer the photo has a hovering, round … 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

Hallucinations

Medical studies have proven that when certain parts of the brain are stimulated, various perceptions are disturbed, such as visual, auditory, and tactile functions.  Various external stimuli such as very low frequency sound waves, high fields of electricity, chemicals or drugs can cause hallucinatory experiences that for the subject are indistinguishable from reality. Indeed, schizophrenics … 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

Recordings of past events

According to this theory, ghosts are recordings of past events in certain surroundings, energy that is trapped somewhere in the time continum and allow to play again events that were emotionally "charged", to living people sensitive enough to discern them. Although most agree that these types of apparitions do appear to be "recorded" somehow in … Read more