Definitions, Descriptions used often & Resources links
EVP - Electronic Voice Phenomena Sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded.
EMF - Electro Magnetic Fields Measurements of ambient (surrounding) electromagnetic fields that are performed using particular sensors or probes, such as EMF meters, such as MEL-METER and K2. While many electrical sources promote EMF, spirits can also fluctuate these tools in their presence
ANOMALY A term used to denote phenomenon not behaving or occurring according to conventional scientific knowledge; deviation from that which is normal or common.
APPARITION The visual appearance of a disembodied spirit. It doesn't necessarily take on a human shape or show signs of personality or intelligence.
ORB Most commonly photographed anomaly that theoretically represents the “spirit” of a deceased person. Often appears as a ball of light on film though in some cases they are not seen at the time of the photo. Differing characteristics include size, color, density, shape, motion and flexibility. Since there are many reasonable causes for their origin (dust, moisture, insects, lens reflection, etc.) orbs remain highly controversial.
PHENOMENA A term used to collectively describe anything that cannot be explained in scientific terms.
RVP - Radio Voice Phenomenon Receiving the voice of a deceased human being over a regular radio.
RESIDUAL HAUNTING An energy imprint. Energy absorbed by inanimate objects is sometimes released in the form of a physical manifestation. These recalled events result in a residual haunting.
INTELLIGENT HAUNTING Where a spirit or energy can clearly communicate and interact with us and who are actually aware of the living around them.
POLTERGEIST HAUNTING Traditional poltergeist activities are thumping and banging, levitation or movement of objects, stone throwing and starting fires. It is thought that poltergeist activity in some instances may be brought on subconsciously by an adolescent agent, females under the age of 25 or by individuals under extreme emotional duress. Documented cases of poltergeists are relatively few.
DEMONIC An inferior deity recognized by all religions but known by differing names and physical descriptions; often spoken of in religious text as pure evil; capable of human possession, possessed of inhuman strength, malevolent and destructive. Documented cases of demons are extremely rare
IR Infra-red Camera and lights with incorporated infra-red technology that allows photography or filming in low light conditions. AKA "night vision camera".
FULL SPECTRUM UV and IR sensitivity to view the full spectrum of light including light not seen with the human eye.
ITC Instrumental Trans Communication Term used to describe the many ways unexpected "spirit" voices can be collected through modern technological methods. Includes EVP, white noise, video frequency feedback.
PAREIDOLIA Psychological phenomena whereby random and vague stimuli are perceived as being significant. Common examples include finding images of animals or faces in clouds, the "man in the moon" or hearing "hidden messages" in reversed audio recordings.
WHITE NOISE An acoustical or electrical noise of which the intensity is the same at all frequencies within a given band.
FRANKS, SPIRIT OR GHOST BOX - Controversial invention which some believe allow "real-time" communication with entities; works by continuously scanning AM and FM radio frequencies from which broadcast syllables or words are used by an entity to "speak".
PSB7/PSB11 The New P-SB11 Spirit Box features single and dual AM/FM Sweep capabilities and is another ITC device
OVILUS The Ovilus4 is the latest in this equipment line. Based on the original Ovilus and all preceding Ovilus, the Ovilus 4is an ITC device. The goal of the device is to facilitate communications. Just like doing EVP or ITC feedback, nothing is instant or guaranteed to produce results.
OUIJA BOARDS Robert Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija® and talking boards. He can answer any questions or concerns you might have regarding use of these boards . Please visit/like https://www.facebook.com/talking.boards
EQUIPMENT Please visit http://www.ghoststop.com for tools of the trade and a guide to purchasing or research of equipment.
Fellow Brit and GHI investigator Paul Bradford is now working/developing new equipment for Ghost Stop.
Follow Paul Bradford on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PaulBradfordGHI
Other Group Resources to visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TnTParanormal/ Team lead Melissa Tanner
Paranormal information and resources - Visit: The National Paranormal Society. http://national-paranormal-society.org/
more to come.