A visual manifestation of a person or animal that is no longer living.
A place that is significantly colder than its surrounding areas. Many researchers believe that a sudden cold spot could be that of an unseen presence trying to manifest itself by drawing the energy from its surroundings.
A human voice with no discernible origin heard in real time by the human ear. This is different from Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) as you are able to hear it without the use of an electronic device.
Electromagnetic Field (EMF):
The rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit expressed in volts. One cause of a high electromagnetic field can be caused by faulty wiring or unshielded wiring in a new or old building, another cause would be natural, do to weather ie: static electricity. It is theorized that when a ghost is present, you will see a flux in the electromagnetic field. The ghost will absorb the electrical energy from the surrounding area usually resulting in electrical malfunctions and rapid battery drains. These fields can be measured with tools called emf/elf detection meters.
Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP):
Is an inaudible sound or voice captured on a recording device that was not heard during the initial recording. Usually only upon playback will you hear these sounds.
A form of apparition usually resembling that of a deceased person or animal.
Usually a negative presence with the intent to harm the living. These disturbances are usually of a Demonic nature.
Is a type of haunting where the entity or entities are aware of their surroundings. They will sometimes try to communicate with the people around them visually or audibly, and have also been known to interact with their environment by knocking on walls, opening or closing doors. Intelligent spirits can also be free roaming, meaning that they are not always confined to a particular area.
Is a term used to describe anything that has no scientific explanation.
Pareidolia: (also known as matrixing)
Is when the human brain tries to make sense of unexplained shadows, images or sounds by filling in the blanks. A good example would be looking at wood grain and seeing faces or seeing animals or shapes within cloud formations.
Are usually the sudden aroma of cigars, cigarettes, flowers or perfume with no known origin. Other scents could be that of rotting flesh or fecal matter which could be associated with a negative entity.
Is a manifestation of energy that is often associated with electrical disturbances, objects moving by themselves, the rearranging of furniture and scratching or banging on walls.
This type of haunting is like a video or audio recording being played over and over again. A stored energy of a past event that for some reason continues to replay itself. These types of hauntings never seem to interact with the living.
Is exactly what it implies, a shadowy figure with no distinguishing features or characteristics.