Some people believed that they have experienced some type of ghostly phenomena. These experiences include reports of apparitions, unusual odors, sudden changes in temperature and a sense of presence. In a small number of cases, witnesses consistently report these experiences in certain locations, giving rise to the notion that these places are “haunted”. Some alleged haunting last many years and involving large numbers of seemingly trustworthy witnesses. Scientific research in this area aims to discover why this is the case, including the possible role played by magnetic fields, infrasound, and various psychological factors.
Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMF)
EMF does stand for electromotive force in electronics engineering (also known as voltage), but in the world of “ghost” hunting it is more recognized as an acronym for electromagnetic field. There are conjectures that EMF is correlated either with
(1) induced illusions of ghosts or
(2) the presence of actual spirits.
Ghosts cause EMF fields and need energy to manifest? Our question is what type of evidence is available to prove that a ghost causes or even raises an EMF field?
Like everything else in paranormal research, it’s open to debate. 98% of the time, EMF is caused by unshielded wiring or some other man-made source. However, when you encounter an EMF fluctuation with no apparent cause
(i.e., a higher reading outdoors, many meters away from the nearest power line or electrical outlet or no possible EMF at a particular venue) *in addition* to other activity (EVPs, anomalous photos, etc) or EMF in atmospheric effects.
EMF in atmospheric effects – Connections with water vapor, water molecules, atmosphere temperatures.
As well as absorbing radiation, water vapor emits radiation in all directions. Much of this energy will be recaptured by other water molecules.
The water molecule, in the gaseous state, has three type of transition that can give rise to absorption of electromagnetic radiation. ie Rotational transitions, Vibrational transitions & Electronic transitions
The absorption of electromagnetic radiation by water depends on the state of water.
SPI also discovered the presence of EMF on our hands of sweaty palms.
In high doses EMF can be really unhealthy. They can make you see things that are not there, black spots, dizziness, nauseas, headaches, make you feel like you being watched, hallucinate….etc.
We are not Ghostbusters and we are only Investigators, the equipments only captured datas and not Ghost!
What do EMF meters measure?In day-to-day use, electromagnetic field (EMF) meters are used to diagnose problems with electrical wiring and power lines and to get readings on working appliances.
EMF meters detect fields emitted by moving electrically charged objects. Electromagnetic field theory lies at the combination of an electric field, produced by a charged object, and the magnetic field created when the charged object moves.
Electromagnetic fields are created using alternating current and direct current, but with different results. EMF meters measure fields produced by alternating current – the type of electricity surging through your microwaves and television. This current moves back and forth.
Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz (Hertz) or cycles per second, the “normal” limit of human hearing.
Animals have been known to perceive the infrasonic waves going through the earth by natural disasters and can use these as an early warning. A recent example of this is the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Animals were reported to flee the area hours before the actual tsunami hit the shores of Asia. It is not known for sure if this is the exact reason, as some have suggested that it may have been the influence of electromagnetic waves, and not of infrasonic waves, that prompted these animals to flee.
“Frequency Sounds (Infrasound) can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound.”“Some scientists have suggested that this level of sound may be present at some allegedly haunted sites and so causes people to have odd sensations that they attribute to a ghost. Our findings support this ideas.”
Richard Wiseman (born 1966) is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. His research has been published in leading academic journals, with one Scientific American columnist labelling him “…the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today”. Wiseman is known for his critical examination and frequent debunking of unusual phenomena, including reports of paranormal phenomena.
“NORMALLY YOU can’t hear it,” Richard Lord, an acoustic scientist at the National Physical Laboratory in England.
Lord and his colleagues, who produced infrasound with a 23-foot (7-meter) pipe and tested its impact on 750 people at a concert, said infrasound is also generated by natural phenomena.
Reactions to Infrasound
Lord and Wiseman played four contemporary pieces of live music, including some laced with infrasound, at a London concert hall and asked the audience to describe their reactions to the music.
The audience did not know which pieces included infrasound, but 22 percent reported more unusual experiences when it was present in the music.
Their unusual experiences included feeling uneasy or sorrowful, getting chills down the spine or nervous feelings of revulsion or fear.
“These results suggest that low frequency sound can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound,” said Wiseman, who presented his findings to the British Association science conference.
Infrasound is also produced by storms, seasonal winds and weather patterns and some types of earthquakes. Animals such as elephants also use infrasound to communicate over long distances or as weapons to repel foes.
Finally, some researchers believed that many of the experiences reported in allegedly haunted locations have a psychological explanation. For example, witnesses may have had prior knowledge about which parts of a building were ‘haunted’, and do become anxious when entering these areas, resulting in mild psychosomatic and hallucinatory phenomena. Alternatively, certain areas may simply ‘look’ haunted (i.e., be especially dark or creepy looking) and again cause people to feel anxious.
Power of Suggestions
Honestly the power of suggestion is probably the #1 reason people
both believe in the paranormal and don’t believe in the paranormal.
Beliefs Systems, Heard, Said, Cultural, Seen, Felt, Myths Happened in unexplainable situations, Judged too quickly,with faiths from religious masters or priest, Astrologers & Psychics etc, that goes through the conscious and subsonscious abilities. You believe there is, there is.
Law of Heat transfer
Unexplained and strange sounds may also occur due to the weather when its at night. It can happen when it is cold or when there’s a sudden drop in temperature, then it probably is the building materials (walls and framework) contracting and expanding with the weather. Even new buildings can do this.
The Alleged “Haunting” of a place that can be explained mostly by the few factors mentioned above, which can be in connections with EMF, in connected with infrasounds that stuck in a venue which can be negatives energies, and the psychological minds thinking of the beliefs system of each individual person. (especially the venue can be rated as defined as haunted). And also the nature taking its own place of atmospheric or physics quantum on all objects that may vibrates, moved, produced sounds or misjudged by others. Other scary sounds may be produced by Humans or Animals, insects or creatures.
We may also be scared or “hairstand” caused by the fear factors not just haunting or ghosts. Since young we may absorbed from parents, people – hair raising stories that may be exegerated through communications many channels. The scary movies, ghost books, tales or myths heard through the years causes a belief system.
Meanwhile, if things happened, they maybe a reason!
Happy Halloween 2014!
Research done, analaysed, tested for some and contributed by :
Singapore Paranormal Investigators