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Do Ghosts Cause EMF Fields, Hallucinations & Base Readings

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Bob asks an interesting question about electromagnetic fields, ghosts, hallucinations, and base readings.  He writes:

TAPS says that ghosts cause EMF fields and need energy to manifest.  Well, they also say that EMF fields cause hallucinations, so my question is what type of evidence is available to prove that a ghost causes or even raises an EMF field?  Are there base line readings done beforehand?  I have had many promising results with magnetic fields, but I am in need of some supporting evidence.  If you or any of your members know of any supporting facts, can you let me know?

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Ghosts, Strange Lights, and Electrical Activity

Jamie wants to know whether strange electrical activity could be a sign of paranormal activity.  She writes:

Hi Michelle!  I have a spirit here in our apartment.  I have heard him speak before; I have felt his presence, and even caught an EVP of him.  The past couple days, I noticed something strange: the nightlight in our guest bathroom turned a VERY bright white and then burned out….and last night, the lights on our ficus tree did the same thing (the lights got so bright that it woke me up…was like a sunlight)..and then they burned out, too.

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How to Test a House (or Location) for Paranormal Activity

hauntedhouse_orbs.jpgWould you like to test a house for paranormal activity?   Today's subscriber question covers testing for paranormal activity.

Mike writes:

Can you tell me how to test how paranormally active a house (or location) may be?

This is a great question, although to fully answer it, I would need to write several hundred pages. :-)  In fact, entire books have been written on this subject—so it's tough to give you a short answer. However, here are some basic tips to get you started…

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Capturing Ghosts on Camera – Subscriber Question

More Ghosts of Soho5.jpgMonica asks:

"How do you get ghosts on camera?  Can they be captured on a digital camera?"

Yes, ghosts can be captured on both digital cameras and 35 mm cameras.  You can capture orbs, as well as fully-body apparitions.  One of the most famous ghost photos is the photo of The Brown Lady, a ghost who reportedly haunts Raynham Hall in England.

Photographing Ghosts

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EVP Videos – Your Questions Answered

evp soundwaveToday, by popular request, I have more videos for you.  Since my first post on EVP, I've received even MORE questions about this topic.  People have asked for help with recording EVP, what software to use, what tape recorder to use, why the voices sound whispery/quiet, and a whole lot more.

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What to Bring on a Ghost Hunt – 10 Things to Take

Planning to ghost hunt this weekend?  Here are 10 things to take with you…

10 Things to Take With You on a Ghost Hunt

flashlights.jpg1.  Patience. Ghost hunting is a lot like fishing – you need patience because you won't always see results immediately.  On some investigations, you'll find paranormal activity. On others, you won't. Sometimes what you thought was paranormal can be explained by natural causes. Be patient and understand that you may need to visit a haunted location several times before you experience anything unusual.

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Paranormal Voices & EVP Audio Recordings

Can the dead talk?

Many people believe that ghosts can communicate with us, while others are skeptical of such claims. A common tool used by paranormal investigators is EVP – also known electronic voice phenomena.

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Intelligent Ghost Hauntings & Weird Electrical Activity

I've received a number of questions about intelligent ghost hauntings, so let's tackle some of these questions.

What is an Intelligent Haunting?

greencorridor.jpg An intelligent haunting is the rarest type of haunting. (Residual hauntings are far more common.) In this type of haunting, you are dealing with an "intelligent" presence that can communicate with you, and interact with you in a seemingly "intelligent" way.  This ghost is best (and most simply) described as the personality of a person who once lived and who has stayed behind in our world.

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8 Common Ghost Hunting Mistakes – What NOT to Do

Do you make these 8 ghost hunting mistakes?

1.  Trespassing.

Always get permission before investigating private property. Several years ago, there was a news story about a ghost hunter who trespassed on private property to investigate a haunted house. The person who lived in the house thought the ghost hunter was a burglar, pulled out a gun, and shot him. (Fortunately, the ghost hunter was OK.) This is NOT a situation that you want to experience, so always get permission before exploring private homes.

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Paranormal Investigation Video – Stanley Hotel Ghosts (Part Two)

Video Update: These videos are no longer available through the online video hosting service, YouTube (as of August 30, 2008).  This page is kept online to preserve the comment section below.   Fortunately, the Stanley Hotel Investigation is available through DailyMotion's video hosting service.  You can watch the TAPS Stanley Hotel videos here.

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