Personal Experiences

Death

Death (Photo credit: tanakawho)

In the time that I’ve been alive, I have been faced with the overwhelming reality of death many times.  Although it is a common experience for young people, the death of my grandparents was particularly hard on me.  It was the death of my grandfather when I was nine that really piqued my interest in the paranormal because of the fact that both my cousin and I had seen him since his passing.  Our parents did not believe us, of course.  After this, though, I took special interest in the pursuit of what happens after death. Continue reading

Ghost Hunting Equipment

Exploring the world of the paranormal can be done with no equipment whatsoever; just yourself and the spirits.  However, if one intends to document their findings and add credibility to the experience, ghost hunting tools do exist.  In fact, the market for such tools is growing and expanding. Continue reading

Paranormal Theory

Ghost

Ghost (Photo credit: Pétur Gauti)

The other day, I was sitting at home watching ghost shows with all the lights off (of course), and stumbled upon an interesting theory about spirits. The episode profiled a family’s home that was being haunted by a young woman. When asked about the history of the house, though, they said no young woman had ever died in the house. Continue reading

Poltergeists

Der Poltergeist

Der Poltergeist (Photo credit: Lab604)

The literal breakdown of the word poltergeist is derived from the German words “poltern” (to make noise) and “geist” (ghost).  When put together they mean “noisy ghost,” which is exactly what a poltergeist is.  Most commonly, spirits communicate through EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) and manifestation.  Continue reading

Ghost Hunters: Truth Seekers

If you had a pesky spirit or poltergeist haunting your house sixty years ago, there would have been little you could do to stop it.  Paranormal research has risen tremendously within the past twenty-five years, and as a result, so has our general knowledge of ghosts.  Although the first documented paranormal research group was founded in 1882, it didn’t become a mainstream practice until fairly recently. Continue reading

Demons

Many spirits that humans come into contact with are simply lost souls looking to take care of unfinished business they neglected while they were living.  They are generally understood to be humans that have died and are stuck in the realm between living life and resting peacefully in the afterlife.  There is another category that is largely misunderstood by those who have not experienced or researched them extensively; DemonsContinue reading