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Life after your physical body passes away.
Having no definite shape or form.
*Ghosts or spirits sometimes appear in mist-like shapes or forms.
A living person who is the focus of poltergeist activity.
A deviation from the normal.
A spiritual life force that's sometimes able to seperate and return to the corpreal living body.
*As in an "out-of-body" or "Near death" experience.
The act of having the spirit leave the body.
*When an "out-of-body experience" happens.
Apport or Asport
A physical object that a spirit teleports to another location or makes disapear.
A phenomenon where a ghost or spirit takes on a physical form that can be seen.
The emanation of energy that surrounds all living things.
A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball.
*It can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Usually occurs during thunderstorms.
An in depth investigation of an individual subject or place.
Ghosts that call out the name of the living person in order to get their attention.
A less religious form of an exorcism that is done to remove spirits from a location.
An area where the temperature is lower than the surrounding environment.
*Believed to be created when a ghost or spirit is present within that area.
When an apparition can be seen by several people at the same time.
An apparition that is seen when a person is seriously ill, seriously injured or near death.
Demonic Entity or Demon
A spiritual being thought to be an intelligent, malevolent spirit which has never been a human being.
*Very rare to encounter but are very powerful beings with super-human strength.
An impression or feeling of having seen or experienced something before.
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP)
The sounds captured with the use of audio equipment.
*They can be voices or other sounds such as knocking, banging, etc...
Electromagnetic Field (EMF)
Electric and magnetic energy that radiates from things like radios, TVs and many other electrical sources.
*Power lines are a major source of electromagnetic fields.
The substance that eminates from a Medium during a trance.
*Usually appears as a mist-like substance or vapor. It can be seen moving and sometimes faces and other forms can be seen in the mist.
A spirit or ghost that is functioning without a physical body.
A voice that is heard and comes from no physical body.
A device that measures and detects changes in the electromagnetic fields.
*They are believed to detect ghosts, spirits and other paranormal energy.
The expulsion of a ghost, demon, spirits or other entities that are believed to be haunting, disturbing or possessing a person.
The practice of attempting to fortell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
A device used to detect and measure electromagnetic fields.
A demon or parasitic entity that feeds upon human remains.
Believed to be the soul or life force of a once living person.
Ghost Hunter / Investigator
A person who attempts to gather evidence of ghosts or other paranormal activity.
A person, place or thing which a spirit can be attached to.
*The spirit can be human or inhuman.
A paranormal phenomena such as apparitions, unexplained sounds or smells, the feeling of being watched, etc... all over a lengthy period of time in a specific location.
The perception of sights and sounds that are not actually present.
Hellhound or Black Shuck
A spectral deth omen in the form of a ghostly dog.
The religious ritual intended to protect the inhabitants from evil or negative spirits or energy.
A demonic entity capable of sexually arousingand sometimes assaulting women.
A type of haunting where the entities are aware of their surroundings, can acknowledge the existance of humans and are sometimes able to communicate in some way.
The type of spirit that wishes to do harm.
An entity taking on a form or making an appearance.
When the mind attempts to manifest images as something that they are not.
*Example: Faces seen in a mirror or smoke.
Near Death Experience (NDE)
An experience reported by people who clinically die or come close to death but are revived.
*Often including spirit guides, seeing dead relatives/friends and life review. Usually one is given the decision or are told to turn back.
Out-of-Body Experience (OBE)
The experience in which ones self or spirit travels to a different location than their physical body.
Any phenomena which seams to defy all the known laws of science.
Refers to the study of paranormal phenomena.
A scent or smell produced by an entity attempting to express itself.
*Examples: Smells of flowers, perfumes, cigar, pipe or cigarette smoke are most common.
A destructive spirit that has the ability to move objects.
*Poltergeist is a German word meaning "Noisy or Mischievous ghost"
A person who sees an apparition.
The case in which a person's body is taken over by some sort of entity.
A feeling, vision or warning about future events.
Believed to be the most common type of haunting- it is described like having an impression on time itself. Like a tape recorder playing back over and over again.
An extremely rare type of spirit phenomenon in which both the apparition and the agent or percipient are able to see and respond to each other.
Describes the phenomenon of seeing faces, figures and images in every day objects such as rocks, foliage, etc...
Used by Mediums and fortune tellers to see future events by ust of a crystal.
The process of combining herbs, binding it with string and burning it throughout a location to rid the place of evil or negative energies.
*(usually sage, cedar and sweet grass)
A demonic entity said to inspire lust in menand assault them.
Cannot be explained by any known scientific means or forces of nature.
*Means the same as "Paranormal"
Believed to be a passageway between our world and the spirit world.
Any acoustical or electrical noise of which the intensity is the same at all frequencies within a given band.
A female entity said to herald death by groaning or screaming.
*In Irish or Scottish folklore, it is an omen of impending death.
A spirit that is not evil or harmful to humans.
*Examples: Angel or spirit guide.
When an object is seen in two locations at the same time.
Communication with the paranormal through a state of trance.
To have lucid mental perceptionsand keen insights about life situations and to have clear visual mental images, pictures. To "see" Auras and other psychic phenomena.
A branch of paranormal research that deals with the exploration of legendary creatures such as Bigfoot, lake and sea monsters, thunderbirds, etc...
One who studuies and specializes in the removal of evil or demonic forces from a given environment using religious practices and tools.
Using metal rods to detect the presence of paranormal energies.
Doppleganger or Fetch
A ghost that is supposed to be a double of a living human being.
*Can sometimes be seen as a death omen.
Marsh Lights or Swamp Gas
Shimmering, moving flamesthat are sometimes seen at night in marshes or other wet areas. Created when gasses of rotting vegetation begin to burn of their own accord.
*Also known as "will-o-the wisps"
A "sensative" person who attempts to communicate with the paranormal.
The practice of contacting the dead using magic spells in order to obtain various knowledge. Believed to be able to summon and banish spirits of the dead.
A sphere of contained light that eminates with energy or light.
An instance in which people's eyes play tricks on them.
Past Life Recall
To remember or have mental flashes about living in another lifetime.
Pre-knowing; where nondeductable information about a future event is acquired.
To have dreams of events or incidents beofre they happen.
To be able to predict future events before they occur.
To touch an object and get information about the object, it's creator, it's owner or it's history.
The belief that after death a person's soul can inhabit a new body in a cycle of rebirths.
The spirit or life force of a person.
Phantom-like figures of exact replications of deceased people that appear in photograph.
Telekinesis or Psychokinesis
To move an object or your body without physical means.
An entity in the "form" of a deceased person which perpetuates itself by draining the physical energy of a living thing.
A spiritual being, more powerful than a human, that is believed to be a messenger, attendant or agent of God.
Perception that involves awareness of information about events external to the self. Not gained through the senses and not deductable from previous experiences.
- That which strikes one as strange, unusual or unaccountable.
- Extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing or occurance.
- *Any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning.
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