Do Ghosts Cause EMF Fields, Hallucinations & Base Readings
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?
Base Readings and EMF Meters
Hi Bob. Yes, a base reading should always be taken before using an EMF meter to record anomalies. The base reading will tell you what the background EMF is at your location. I recommend using a tri-field (3 way) EMF meter. True 3-axis sensors ensure that your measurements remain accurate regardless of the direction of the meter.
Ghosts and Electromagnetic Fields
You asked, "What evidence is available to prove that a ghost causes or even raises an EMF field?" It has been proven that when a ghost is sighted there is normally a high EMF reading (significant from base/background readings). Whether the EMF is *caused* by the ghost—or whether something else causes the EMF is a subject of debate.
Strong EMF's that move (through walls, through different stories of a building) are certainly NOT normal. These are unlikely to be caused by man-made power lines, or electrical equipment—which are stationary EMF's. In my opinion, strong moving electromagnetic fields can be a good indication of paranormal activity. I have found that moving EMF's will either move away from me, or follow me. In one case, I was able to follow a moving EMF through three floors of a building before it disappeared!
Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
As far as hallucinations go, the scientific community remains unclear on the precise effects of EMF exposure and what levels of exposure might be unsafe. Almost every health organization has set certain limits on EMF exposure. Power companies are subject to these limits.
Prolonged exposure to strong electromagnetic fields is thought to cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, skin rashes, weakness, increased anxiety, decreased mental function, impaired vision, emotional imbalances, reduced melatonin levels, and magnification of the "fight or flight" reponse. At extremely high levels, electromagnetic fields can cause flickering of vision and disorientation. Of course, this applies to prolonged exposure to extremely high-level electromagnetic fields. Practically speaking, most electromagnetic fields (in the presence of ghosts) are not prolonged or extremely high-level. So, I don't think you need to worry about hallucinations.