Ghost Hunters In Ohio
Types Of Ghosts And Spirits
is believed that when the body dies, that is all that dies. The
body is just an outer shell for the energy inside. In the first
law of thermodynamics (also known as the law of conservation)
it is defined that energy can neither be created or destroyed;
it can only be transformed from one form to another. All living
things contain energy. So, what happens when an organism dies?
The body can die.. sure. But what about the energy? It is believed
that the energy is released into the environment. It is also believed
that this energy still retains the organisms traits and personality.
So nothing really changes, except that the organism no longer
is contained in the body. It is free. The human eye may not be
able to see this energy, but film (photo, video), audio recordings,
and other types of media can usually pick up this energy. The
common misconception is that ghosts always appear as full manifestations,
this is also fueled by Hollywood. Rarely have total manifestations
been photographed by Ghost Hunters. Spirit energy is generally
categorized as orbs, ecto/mist, vortices and apparitions. Below
is info on what you may find in the field of paranormal research.
Types of Spirits
(Be sure to see our "Getting Rid Of Ghosts" Page For More About Different Types Of Spirits)
Residual - Residual Hauntings are "recordings" of an event in time that are left at a location, that are played back at a later time. You may hear residual hauntings on tape recordings or see them, endless loops of the same scene being played over and over, and they are usually always experienced in the same location. A couple ways these impressions are left on a location is: A traumatic event happening at the location, or by someone doing an action over and over at a location, causing it to be imprinted there. A traumatic moment in time leaves an indelible impression on a building or area, one example being Battle Fields. There are numerous accounts of people seeing soldiers fighting battles on old battle fields, only to learn later that day that there were no reenactments going on that day. By someone doing an action over and over in an area, they can leave an impression on the location also, example being: when people hear footsteps walking down hallways yet no one is there, or when people see apparitions walking up/down staircases. Another example of this is: In St. Augustine, Florida there's been a apparition of a woman who, every time seen, is always in the same location, and always doing the same thing.. Her laundry. As if she is stuck in time.
Anniversary ghosts do, as the title suggests, only appear on an anniversary of some significance like deaths, birthdays and other times that held some meaning for the deceased or are of historical significance to them. Since this type of ghost only appears on the anniversary of a special event, it seem likely this type of haunting could be a residual haunting, reenacting a certain event in time on that one day or night
Unlike residual hauntings, these type of ghosts are not in a 'stuck in time' type of deal. They actually seem to have intelligence. These spirits are interactive, sometimes verging into the territory of the poltergeist. They may try and attract your attention by creating odors, moving things, making noises such as footsteps, slamming doors, or moving and hiding objects.
The Poltergeist German for "noisy spirit" seems to be between the categories of ghost and psi (the term applied to unusual abilities of human origin such as ESP and psychokinesis and investigating "exceptional human experiences" such as out of body and apparitional experiences). As the name suggests, they are noisy, often throwing objects around, pinching and prodding residents and generally disrupting the residence. They may not be "mean" or "evil", Just active, wanting to let people know they're there. Interestingly, most cases often center on a teenage or female presence in the home. This would seem to indicate that the activities are in some way attributable to the teenager or focus person. Hauntings are usually associated with places of strong emotion. Adolescence is one of the most stressful and emotional times of a person's life. Perhaps the effect of this stress may attract the hauntings? Another theory that is becoming more and more used to explain poltergeist activity is that the focus person in the household may be a natural medium or suffering from repressed emotions that are somehow outwardly manifested, meaning the person them self may be actually causing these things to happen without even knowing it..
Different stages/levels of Poltergeist activity
Types of spirit energy
These are the most commonly photographed anomalies captured on film. They usually are seen as 'balls of light' hovering over the ground. If you look inside them you can usually see a swirling pattern, possibly energy moving around. Be sure to follow "Standards and Protocols" to try and avoid capturing false evidence like dust, rain, etc. that could show up as orbs on film.
This is a form of spirit energy that appears either as long white swirls or as a vapor or cloud like apparition. It's important for you or other people to not be smoking during a ghost hunt/investigation. If you must smoke, make a place away from the investigation for everyone to smoke at. If someone is smoking around the investigation, then it's hard to tell if it was the smoke from the cigarette or something paranormal on film. But if no one is smoking, you are not breathing in front of the camera (on cold days), there's no fog, and you see no mist with the naked eye, etc.. then you may have something.
This is a swirling column of white (usually vertical) light that is often mistaken for a camera strap. Always remember to either remove your camera strap or make sure it is not in the way of the camera lens to avoid confusion. The column may be of any color, but the most common is white. Often a blue-white color may be visible associated with portions of the column being transparent.
Some psychics "claim" to see them on a regular basis but as for the rest of us it's a very rare occurrence. Catching an apparition on film is what every ghost hunter aspires to but seldom, if ever sees. They show up in a transparent human form and usually wear the clothing of their period. You might also note that they normally appear faint and disfigured as in being incomplete.
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