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What does paranormal mean?
The simple definition of paranormal is “beyond normal explanation”. This is not limited to the subject of “ghosts” and is just basically describing events that take place that neither logic nor science can provide an explanation for.
What is a ghost?
Some people believe a ghost - or spirit or apparition - is the energy, soul or personality of a person who has passed away and is somehow interacting in this plane of existence. Ghosts can be perceived by the living in a number of ways: through sight (apparitions), sound (voices), smell (fragrances and odors), touch - and sometimes they can just be sensed.
What is a residual haunting?
This haunting is a kind of "recording" of a past event on an environment, such as a house, building or a battlefield. These recordings play back, over and over in a kind of loop - always the same, like a film or video. It is thought that the presence of certain people can trigger these recordings to play back. They are not ghosts capable of interacting with the living. It is not known how these recordings are made, but they are often associated with a traumatic or strongly emotional event.
What is a Poltergeist?
"Poltergeist" is a German word meaning "noisy spirit." Current research indicates, however, that poltergeist activity may have nothing to do with ghosts or spirits. Since the activity seems to center around an individual, it is believed that it is caused by the subconscious mind of that individual. It is, in effect, psychokinetic activity. The individual is often under emotional, or physical stress (even going through puberty). Effects can include knocking on walls and floors, the physical movement of objects, effects on lights and other electric appliances - even the manifestation of physical phenomena.
What is EVP?
EVP - or electronic voice phenomena - is a mysterious event in which human-sounding voices from an unknown source are heard on recording media. The mysterious voices are not heard at the time of recording; it is only when the recording is played back that the voices are heard. Sometimes amplification and noise filtering is required to hear the voices. Some EVP is more easily heard and understood than others. And they vary in gender (men and women), age (women and children), tone and emotion. They usually speak in single-words, phrases and short sentences. Sometimes they are just grunts, groans, growling and other vocal noises. EVP has been recorded speaking in various languages.
Can children see spirits?
Children are more unprejudiced; therefore, they might not know if what they are seeing is a spirit. They are not preconditioned to disregard the unexplainable. Also keep in mind that fact and fiction are unclear in a child's mind, so please remain open minded if your child seems to have a paranormal issue.