4 Ghostly Photographic Techniques Explained

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A while ago I wrote an article titled The Orb Controversy, where I explained the natural cause of what some people refer to as “orbs”. As an addendum to that article, I would like to explain several other ghostly photographic techniques that are commonly misinterpreted as paranormal. The key to understanding these techniques is first … Continue Reading »

Ovilus: Outlook not so good


When it comes to paranormal research, reality TV has given many people the impression that it takes specialized pieces of equipment in order to conduct on-site investigations. Beyond audio and video recording equipment, those who call themselves ghost hunters may not even be able to explain the purpose or operation of the devices they regularly … Continue Reading »

Can fear-monger, have puppy, need work


Where little is known about the possible causation of inexplicable events; whether it be ghosts, psychical phenomena, or UFOs, one has to wonder how certain people acquire their “expertise” in diagnosing & resolving issues that are considered unknown, unexplained, or unproven. There currently are no training programs or courses offered by accredited institutions dealing with … Continue Reading »

Flashlight Vigils & the Paranormal

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Are Flashlights illuminating new ways to communicate? For the last few years many paranormal enthusiasts have been using flashlight vigils in attempts to elicit yes/no responses at purportedly haunted locations. The experiment itself is usually conducted with a single flashlight but variations have included multiple flashlights of the same make and model.  The flashlight is … Continue Reading »

A Brief History of Halloween


It’s that time again, to dress up, trick or treat, and carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. What makes Halloween special is that it is essentially a North American phenomenon, and one that represents the best that the multiculturalism of Canada and the United States has to offer. Halloween gets its roots from an amalgam of the … Continue Reading »

Paranormal Investigators prefer to do it in the dark


Why do paranormal investigators prefer to do it in the dark? This is a question that has been posed to us numerous times over the last few years. Conducting investigations in the dark seems to be synonymous with paranormal investigations in the majority of its forms, and has been the predominant environmental constant in many … Continue Reading »