The scariest, darkest paranormal cases usually start out as a seemingly routine investigation; then, somewhere along the line, it becomes clear that something much more sinister is happening. But how do we know when the line to the dark side has been crossed? And what do we do about such cases? The first step in such situations to is identify what, exactly, is happening at the location. Rich Newman, author of Ghost Hunting for Beginners, The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide, and the new Devil in the Delta, details three basic types of negative entities.
Paranormal investigation, namely ghost hunting, is enjoying phenomenal and unprecedented growth. This is due to the global broadcast of paranormal reality TV, and this avocation is now popular around the world. But do these shows get it right? What are they—and the paranormal community—missing from their investigations? Deonna Kelli Sayed, author of Paranormal Obsession, discusses the concept of psi and the concept of consciousness in paranormal investigation.
Deciding who to take along with you on your ghost adventures may be one of the most important decisions you make. Besides the fact that you want individuals who have the same paranormal belief system as you (What use is a psychic on your team if nobody else believes in psychics?), you will want to take along people that you trust implicitly. If a member of your team approaches you with an...
Most of us associate the term "ghosts" with the beings we have defined and known in Western culture (mainly North America, Great Britain, and Ireland). But, interestingly, ghosts are a universally-known phenomena that have been witnessed throughout the world. With Halloween approaching fast—and with it, increased attention to the spiritual world—I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the more interesting, yet lesser known, types of ghosts from all around the world. Rich Newman, ghost hunter and author of The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide and the forthcoming Ghost Hunting for Beginners, details the nuances of ghost history and lore from across the globe.
For those paranormal investigators that hunt ghosts, they often encounter those that believe their haunting is caused by demons, rather than ghosts. Why is it that some people jump to a conclusion of demonic infestation? Are all hauntings the work of demons? Rich Newman, author of The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide, discusses hauntings versus demonic infestations.
Also known as typtology, table tilting is the phenomenon that occurs when a spirit moves, shakes, or rattles a table as a sign of its presence. Also an early form of spirit communication, its first description is handed down to us by Ammianus Marcellinus in fourth-century Rome. Marcellinus describes a table cut from a large slab of stone, upon which were engraved the letters of the alphabet....
Over time, the “groove,” or ghost, will get weaker, and will eventually disappear entirely. However, hauntings can be recharged under the right circumstances, especially in any area where there is a great amount of energy transference. If a sentimental object of the dead person is brought into the area, the apparitions can be recharged. However, there are a few other reasons that may cause a...