Below are some items that may educate you and quite possibly help you understand the experiences you’re having. Please evaluate your situation and if no other reasonable answers suffice please contact us. We would love to help you.
Laboratory research has shown that certain weak, varying magnetic fields (EIFs) can give some people hallucinations resembling haunting experiences. The sources of these fields may be present in your home and in the areas that seem to be experiencing activity. In fact EMF emissions from appliances, devices and faulty wiring may be responsible for your unusual experiences. Check your home for faulty or bundled wiring. Look for EMF emitting devices/appliances in areas where paranormal activity appears to be present and move them to other locations to see if the activity appears to change or lessen.
We constantly interpret what goes on around us. We draw conclusions about what we THINK is happening. Our feelings are in proportion to how we describe events and situations, rather than to the actual intensity of those things themselves.
- Black-and-white thinking – People often see things in extremes, with no middle ground — good or bad, perfect versus useless, success or failure, right against wrong, moral versus immoral, and so on. By doing this, they miss the reality that things rarely are one way or the other but usually somewhere in-between.
- Over generalizing – People often build up one thing about themselves or their circumstances and end up thinking that it represents the whole situation or happens all the time, or is part of a never-ending pattern.
- Personalizing – You can also jump to a conclusion by thinking that something is directly connected with you.
- Distorted thinking or Realistic thinking – Sometimes it is hard to know for sure just what is going on. You won’t always have enough information to be certain. But it is important to at least recognize that there may be more than one way to interpret a given situation.
This is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. Carl Sagan hypothesized that as a survival technique, human beings are “hard-wired” from birth to identify the human face.
All of our experiences, authentic or not are derived from the brain. Unfortunately our most important organ can’t always be trusted. Mental disorders can alter a person’s ability to think clearly, make good judgments, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, understand reality, and behave appropriately.
Arguments, cleanliness, family or room mates can all play apart in your daily life and how you view things. Stress can adversely affect your perception, rationale, mood and even your physical health. All elements that can aid in the illusion of paranormal phenomena. Your home environment can be the largest contributor to stress in your life.
Common sleep disorders can produce visions of human figures, voices and feelings of fear. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of people will experience some form of sleep paralysis involving the inability to move any part of their body. During this state only the eyes can open and a number of vivid sensory experiences (hallucinations) may be experienced. Typically, these will involve a sense of some feared intrusion, or pressure on the chest accompanied by a sense of choking, or some out of body experience such as floating or flying. Sleep paralysis explains the worldwide accounts of spirit possession, ghostly visitations, alien abductions and incubus/succubus assaults.
Deception / Manipulation
We have seen it happen many times, unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of unsuspecting friends for not only fame but personal profit. According to a 2002 study conducted by the University of Massachusetts, 60% of adults can’t have a ten minute conversation without lying at least once. Of course this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t trust your friends and family, but it does mean you shouldn’t allow the input of others to scare you. Especially when it concerns claims of paranormal phenomena. Wait until you have all the facts and realize that if it sounds too fantastic to be true, it likely is.
Religion is one of the worlds most powerful purveyors of mysterious phenomena and perceptions can be tainted by your beliefs. Both the paranormal and traditional religions are non-materialistic in nature. They do not conceive of the world as a place controlled by sequences of cause and effect between matter and energy. Instead, they presume the added presence of immaterial forces which influence or control the course of our lives. Furthermore, there is also the appearance of a desire to provide meaning and coherence to otherwise random and chaotic events.
Pests And Pets
Our furry and not so furry friends and enemies can create puzzling conditions. Many of us live in towns and cities and hardly ever notice nature yet, despite the concrete, asphalt and brick, it is still there.
Hearing scratching sounds in your house is more often rodents, insects, bats, dormice, nesting birds or even squirrels than paranormal activity. It can sound much louder at night and often reacts to knocking on walls where the sound is loudest.
Foxes are best known for their bark which is quite distinctive once you recognize it. But the scream always sounds spectacularly horrific. Same goes for Fisher cats.
People associate ghosts with moaning because of ghosts stories and Hollywood. In fact, there are very few reports of moaning in real haunting cases. The most frequent cause of moaning is the wind.
People have frequently reported spooky hissing sounds from old, often abandoned, buildings. The noises can be blood curdling and sometimes react to human presence. The cause is usually found to be Barn Owls.
*Remember that unidentified animal activity in your home can cause your pets to act peculiar as well.
Large amounts of positive ION’s (As found in Radon for example) can cause paranoia and feelings of unease. Scientists have determined that an imbalance in the ratio between Positive and Negative Ions has a profound effect on both your mental and physical well being.
- Physical side effects: Body pains, sick headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, faintness, respiratory difficulties, allergies, asthma, and heart and circulatory disorders.
- Psychological side effects: Emotional unbalance, irritation, exhaustion, apathy, insecurity, anxiety, and depression.
Medication / Drugs
It’s no surprise that drugs can cause a false impression of unusual phenomena. Hallucinations and paranoia are a common side effect of many medications. Not many people stop to consider how these medications react with each other. Sometimes paranoia and or hallucinations, when considered as a solution to your paranormal issues, are not so far fetched.
Side effects of medical conditions can affect your judgement and perceptions. Visual and perceptual hallucinations can arise in the context of medical and surgical illness.
After all the other items on this page are ruled out, you may have true paranormal activity and we would love to hear about it!