How Come Ghost Drain Battery's ?

Without getting too medical, the human body is like a battery. What is a battery made of? Most batteries have one of these composites in their making. Acid, Aluminum, Copper, Water, Salt or Zinc. There is even other battery's that use another chemical's but we will look at this list only. The human body has a number of chemical that make up it up that is on the periodic table. Here is how the body is like a battery, Water or Hydrogen, Salt or Sodium, Copper, Aluminum, and Zinc showing traces elements. One of the chemical that was hard to find that make up most battery?s is Acid's. Till I found that there is an acid in the body called amino acid. Amino acids is a chemical compounds that have important biological function in the tissues of all living organisms including humans and animals. They are usually present naturally as building blocks of special type of macromolecules that are called proteins. This type of macromolecules is abundant in nature and is found in many food products including meat products and other food sources. There are 20 known amino acids in the body that combined comprise the structure of all proteins in the body. Now moving on, once the body passes on the energy is released in to the environment. If the paranormal investigator is having their battery's drained, knowing that the batteries are new the location could be haunted. Ghost use the energy from the battery's and even humans to help them to commentate with the living. Like your battery's, the need for a ghost to recharge to be seen or heard is like a light-bulb needing power to light up. Ghost have a hard time to find the energy to manifest their appearance for people, cameras or recorders. You would think that ghost would show up every time you plug in a battery. Most of the time a ghost would have to wish to be seen or heard. Ghost are on a different plain then humans are most of the time what people see is in printed on the environment and not a true ghost. Ghost who are true ghost will answer question when asked, move an object, make a sound or use an electrical piece of equipment. Next time you flip on the light switch look first to see if anyone is there, a ghost could be looking back.       



What dose a Phantom smells have to do with the  paranormal?

The smell of smoke, flowers, perfume, food or foul odor when no one is around can trigger the belief that paranormal active is going on at a location . Some people believe that this is paranormal. How can it be paranormal? First you must link the smell to what is going on at the location you are investigating. LOOK, for the answer to the phantom smell. You have to remember, what smells like a flower or perfume could be mistaken household cleaning items. Smells can trigger memories from your childhood. It can also make you feel that the story?s you have heard about a place being hunted is real. Smell can trigger your feelings back to happier times or sad times. The smell of a pencil could trigger the thoughts of school when you were young. The smell of cigarette smoke that has penetrated to wood or rug?s, could trigger the belief that there is a phantom smoker. You could believe that there is a phantom smell of a pet like odor of wet fur is in the air, only to find something wet with a fur lining, like clothing. The phantom smell could be almost anything that triggers that feelings or thought you have linking back to memories of something strong in your life. It doesn?t have to be the right memories that are linked to that smell but intermixed to give you that feeling. Two smells mixed together could smell like old clothing but to another perosn it might smell like another odor. We know that there is things that smell like other items such as perfume smell like flowers, any type of fur could smell like hair. We as humans use other nose to help locate things that our eyes might not see. That foul order that someone believe is poltergeist actives might be that cloth that has became moldy to the point of smelling bad. You have to limited the smell to a location and see if there is another answer for that smell before saying its paranormal. It also has to go hand in hand with the story's or claims that a person is making. SUCH as, the past owner smoked a pipe with cherry tobacco and the odor of cherry's is in the air. The smell linked to the story of the claims to the phantom smell possibly linking to the past owner.

  1. Look with your eyes.

    a. look for other answers to the possibility of something other making the odor first.

  2. See if the findings link to the story's or claims that is being made.

  3. Don't believe everything you hear without the facts first.

    b. Look for the answer yourself by looking or talking to others who can give you the facts. Did the past owner smoke or did the female use a type of perfume?

  4. Has others people smelled the same order and asked about it before being told anything about the claim?

You as the investigator, is the one who will have to see if the facts back the claim to the odor. Don't base your claim that a place is hunted on any order only. We as humans make  mistake all the time and unlike a DOG or nose isn't as good!


Dose Age Of A Location/ Building Make It Haunted?

It would lead you to believe that the older a building is the more likely it would be haunted. Paranormal investigator's know that the age of a building has nothing to do with it being haunted. There is building's all over the world that are old but has no paranormal activity. Also it dose not have to even be a building but the location it self could be haunted. Battle fields like Gettysburg are known paranormal hot spot's and have been documented for years. Graveyards are another location that has been said to be haunted by the unseen souls within. There is a number of Ship's said to be haunted such as the Queen Mary. Paranormal investigator's also know that the land that a new building is on could also be haunted by former owner. It has been reported that a known haunted building was torn down. After it was gone and a new building was built on the same location, the same paranormal activities started all over again in the new building. Apartment's can also be haunted sometime by past renter's or building maintenance personal how might have pasted away on the property. I have investigated a number of locations, old building's and new one's and the age had nothing to do with it being haunted. It was what had happened in the building or on the location sometime years ago. A number of paranormal investigators and I feel what happened plays more of a role into a building or location having paranormal activity. First you have to look at the locations past to known what is going on in any location that is has the claims of being haunted!


What is Matrix Theory's

Like a computer our brain is used to making sense of what it is seeing with our vision, small, or touch but with photographs of a low resolution the brain starts to fill in the missing parts.  In raster-oriented computer displays and printing, a term applied to a screen or an image in which text and graphics appear in a relatively coarse detail. Resolution is related to the number of pixels (dot-matrix) used to create the image: The fewer the pixels, the lower the resolution and this is where matrixing come into play. The same with the mind, with fewer details the brain will start filling in the image to a photograph (Matrix), even of it maybe wrong the brain still sees a face, outline, or a ghostly image. The higher the resolution of a photo the fewer mistakes the mind will make making it more likely for someone to determine appropriate images in a photograph. 


 This theory can  also be called Pareidolia What is Pareidolia?

People always see faces in inanimate objects.  We see them in clouds, smoke, random patterns on walls, trees, and more.  These patterns can be used to make drawings for art class.  The technical term for this is "pareidolia".  The reason behind this is pretty clear; as humans we have evolved to recognize familiar faces such as a mother, father, etc.  We know by sight friends, family, and even our enemies.  We are able to find details in faces even the smallest detail. Our brain is hardwired to fit things into patterns and the human face is the most recognizable. It takes remarkably little information to see a face in inanimate objects.

 What is the ID Theory?

According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, personality is composed of three elements.  These three elements of personality are known as the ID, the EGO, and the SUPER EGO.  They work together to create complex human behaviors.  The ID is responsible for our basic drives such as food, sex, and aggressive impulses.  It is amoral and egocentric, ruled by the pleasure/pain principle; it is without a sense of time, completely illogical, primarily sexual, and infantile in its emotional development and will not take "no" for an answer.  When a child is hungry, the ID wants food and therefore the child cries.  When the child needs to be changed, the ID cries.  When the child is uncomfortable, in pain, too hot or cold, or needs attention the ID speaks up until his/her needs are met.  Now you maybe asking what does this have to do with the Paranormal or a Ghost? Some hauntings surround children, a child sees a ghost that an adult can't.  A child can have items move around a room when he/she enters the room but it stops once he/she leaves.  This haunting could be the first stage or signs of a child's power being emotionally imprinting on an environment. This power is a form of telekinesis and can become aggressive if provoked. Once the child has gotten older he/she may looses the ability to see ghosts and the activity will most likly go away or slow down. The "EGO" once a child moves into his/her teens and other elements come up in their lives such as sex, puberty, or other emotional development issues may cause the hauntings to arise up again. This is only a theory but over time some ghost researchers have see children less affected by a haunting, but with higher poltergeist activity. Mostly the adult's were the target of the aggression. It is unknown how emotional elements effect the environment around a child or teenager but with one of our own cases it appeared that only the children of the house were affected.  They all had the same experience with the same unseen ghost, but once the child had gotten older the haunting would move on to the next younger child in the family.


The Visible Light Theory Why can?t we see a ghost?    

Color comes from light made up of different wavelengths or frequencies.  Different frequencies make different colors.  The range of colors that are visible to the human eye can be found on the electromagnetic spectrum within the visible spectrum range which is from 780 nanometers (nm) to 390 nanometers. Additionally, there are light frequencies that occur on the electromagnetic spectrum that are either too high or too low for humans to see such as ultraviolet light located just past the violet portion of the visible light spectrum.  Another unseen light, infrared, is located just past the red portion of the visible light spectrum.  Certain insects such as honey bees can see ultraviolet light, while reptiles such as snakes can see infrared light.  

If you could see all colors of a light spectrum the visible light is like a grain of sand on a beach. When someone passes and their spirit is released it could change into an unseen light spectrum that the naked human eye is unable to see Also, if the visible light is in an electromagnetic spectrum it could answer how EMF meters activate in haunted locations.



Theory-BSPHI Theory, Can children see ghosts?

In the last article, we discussed presbycusis.  WHAT?  You missed the article? (Do not fear, you can read it here-hey, that rhymes).  In this article we look at another physical reason why children might be able to sense spirits better than adults.

The visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is generally from 380/400nm to about 760nm.  Ultraviolet and Infrared light differs only in that there are specialized cells in the retina of our eyes that contain a pigment which gets excited when it encounters these wavelengths.  Cats, for example, have a pigment that gets excited at shorter wavelengths so they see into the UV-A range.  Could this be a possible reason why cats sometimes act strangely in a reported haunted house?  (Personally I think cats are just odd in general, but that is something for another article!)  The 'visible range' for a cat is different from the 'visible range' for a human.  Here is the important part; very young children can see 380nm (which puts them into the UV range), where as adults and the elderly cannot see 400nm; so the 'visible range' changes even for humans.

Within the visible range, we have different colors, because we have three different types of cells in the retina that gets excited by three different ranges of wavelength.  The colors are ranges, and not just one wavelength. Do you remember your seventh grade science class and the man named Roy G. Biv? Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Remember the order of the colors from long wavelength (Red around 700nm) to short wavelength (Violet around 400nm).




As a side bar, how many times have you heard someone say, "I saw something out of the corner of my eye, but as soon as I looked directly at it, it was gone?" As John Kachuba reports in his book "Ghost Hunting Ohio," (an excellent book by the way you should get a copy):

"There is a thin band around the outer edge of the cornea that is sensitive to some degree of infrared light.  That outer ring constitutes our peripheral vision, so if ghosts inhabit the infrared range, it would make sense that they would best be seen peripherally, that is, from the corner of our eye."

At this point, you might be asking yourself "Why can I see things in my digital camera that I cannot see with my eye." You would be asking yourself a good question and here is the answer.  The reason you can see images on your camera that you couldn?t see with your eyes is that most digital cameras are somewhat sensitive in the IR range.  Manufacturers built in a device called an IR cut filter into their cameras An IR cut-off filter blocks the transmission of the infrared while passing the visibility so the image more closely matches what you see with your eyes. Your typical infrared enabled digital camera, like a Sony with NiteShot, can see between 400nm and 1100nm.

Before I wrap this article up, I would be remiss if I did not throw a "shout out" to a pioneer in UV/IR technology.  Trevor James Constable is an author, aviation historian, and investigator of unusual phenomena.  His greatest contribution was his book "The Cosmic Pulse of Life" published in 1975.  In the 1950's he had modified an old super 8 camera set to expose two frames per second with an 18A ultra-violet filter attached. He shot the camera out of an airliner window at thirty five thousand feet and according to Constable he was able to record UFO's in full color, right through the UV filter


Theory-Do your pets see a ghost?

Cats? and Dogs? eye sight is better suited to seeing ghosts because their eye sight have specifics that human do not have.  Such as, dogs see better reds, violets, and blues.  They see these a lot better than other colors.  Violets play an important role as this color is out of the range of the human eye sight making dogs possibility more able to see a ghost due to this light spectrum.  Dogs are believed to be able to see better in low light.  Their eye sight is poorest of all their senses.  Cats on the other hand can see almost as well as humans and at times better.  A cat?s vision is designed for detecting motion which is useful for hunting. Like humans, cats have binocular vision, although not as well tuned. This means a cat most likely sees in 3-D making it very useful for judging distance.  Cats have an elliptical pupil which opens & closes much faster than round types and allows for a much larger pupil size.  This allows more light to enter the eye in low or dark environments.  A ghost could appear to them as a blur of light and might even frighten them.  How do we know if our pets see a ghost?  We don?t, but in most haunted locations that have a dog or cat the owner see changes in their pet?s behavior.  Their pet?s eyes may flow something unseen.  They look as being freighted or even barking at something that to us isn?t anything there.  If you feel something isn?t right more in likely your pet will feel it even stronger.  Pets also have a better sense of smell, about 1 million times better for dogs.  Their hearing is also well tuned.  We are not saying that your pets are seeing ghosts but it is a theory.  Most pet owners will say it is real and should be believed.  Pets appear to sense when something is about to happen before it actually does such as an earthquake or even severe weather patterns.  Most paranormal researchers will not take on a cases solely based on a pet?s feeling but such a situation does help build a case during an investigation.



Theory-Space-Time Continuum and Ghosts

Albert Einstein said:

?Time is hard to define. For starters you cannot see or touch it, but its effects are clearly visible. The evidence that we are moving through time is found in everything: our bodies age, buildings weather and crumble, trees grow, etc. The effects of time on our physical surrounding are very real. Apart from that, time is also defined as the fourth dimension of the universe with the other three being space dimensions.?

Space and time are involved in a special relationship.  So tight that you might wonder if either of them could exist without the other.  This interconnected relationship of space and time is called the space-time continuum, which means that any event that occurs in the universe has to involve both space and time.  A simple example of this relationship would be that two objects cannot exist in the same space at the same time but they have to be in their 'own' space, or they might occupy the same space, but at different times.


What if ghosts occupy the same space but in another dimensions such as the 5th or 6th dimension; one that can't be seen with the human eye?  Once a person pasted over into a new dimension, or form of light, or matter, such as Dark matter; we know that an object can ?occupy a space? and not be within the same-time or visible by normal light.  Remember that  The First Law of Thermal Dynamics - ?Energy is nether created or destroyed, it just changes form.? People who have pasted over become something new that possibly can occupy a space but under different types of form and only manifest on occasion.  Edgar Cayce said that ?time is an illusion?, once you no longer have a body to age anymore time no longer excises.  In a dimension that has no time you can move or alter the space-time continuum. You are no longer bound to the effects of time on our physical surrounding.  The relationship between the space and time would be broken and no longer in play as a ghost..


BSPHI Theory for children hearing ghostly voices


The theory that was in BSPHI newsletter we felt was a great answer to questions we are asked on this subject.

In BSPHI experience is a true statement-they do experience more paranormal events. One theory is that children see and talk to ghosts more because they are still young and have not had their brains conditioned by adults to discount spirits and be told that they are not real.  However, there could be a possible scientific explanation.  Let us look further at a phenomenon called presbycusis.

According to the University of Virginia, Presbycusis is the gradual loss of hearing that occurs as people age.  It is common disorder associated with aging.  One in three older adults over age 60 have hearing loss.  Half of the people over the age of 75 have hearing loss.  Presbycusis usually occurs gradually, with some people not immediately being aware of the change."

What dose this mean?  It means that the younger you are the more frequencies you can psychically and physically hear.  One of the best examples of this is ring tones that teenagers set on their cell phones called the mosquito ring tone. By using this ring tone, they can hear friends calling however adults cannot.  Businesses use this tone to keep teenagers from loitering.  They will play these sounds over loud speakers to make it uncomfortable for teenagers that enter their premises while adults at work are undisturbed.  BSPHI has posted on YouTube a demonstration of this sound.    

Is this a possible reason why children are more susceptible to hear spirits? Perhaps; but it does prove that there are always sounds around us that we cannot hear.  Maybe we are not tuning into the correct frequency.......not yet anyway.



Why do Digital Recorders pick up voices that are not there?

The theory is, like a child, digital recorders have the ability to pick up sounds that adults would not ordinarily hear.  The frequency that a recorder can pick up varies.  Most recorders operate within more that one frequency.  Human hearing is one of the five senses of the body.  The human ear is an amazing part of the body because it enables humans to hear what noises surrounds them.  The number of vibrations that are produced per second is called frequency. Frequencies vary for each sound and can be measured in hertz. One hertz is equal to one vibration per second.  A sound with a low frequency will have a lower pitch such as a human?s heartbeat.  A sound with a higher frequency will have a higher pitch such as a dog whistle.  Humans do not have the ability to hear sounds of every frequency.  The range of hearing for a healthy young adult is 20 to 20,000 hertz.  The hearing range of a human will become worse with age as pointed out by BSPHI.  People lose the ability to hear sounds of high frequency as they get older as described in the BSPHI video above.  The highest frequency that a normal middle-aged adult can hear is only 12-14 kilohertz.  Also, the hearing range for men worsens more quickly than the hearing range for women.  Humans could lose over 50% of their hearing due to high pitched noises at work, stereos, machines, etc. and other high frequency sounds.  You might have to slow down a recorder or change a recording pitch to better hear what words are being said, but unlike your hearing the digital recorder will never loss the ability to pick up the unheard sound.  The digital recorder recording range will not lose the ability to hear such frequencies while recording sounds. 



The Theory of thunderstorms:

 What do storms have to do with ghosts?  It is being studied, that water such as springs play a role in haunted locations.  It is believed that lighting storms also can play a big roll.  During a storm the air becomes charged with high levels of Ionization.  Ionization is the formation of one or more ions with the addition of electrons.  This type of charge can be found naturally in storms.  It is from lighting, that ionization takes place.  Lighting is a large-scale high-tension natural electric discharge in the atmosphere. While it has been hard to document that ghosts are more active while on a stormy night it is believed that the Ionization of the air could help a ghost manifest.  Like orb?s that can be seen the combination of the highly charged air and water vapors is believed to help ghosts to manifest themselves.  Ionization could also increase the magnetic field like an electron magnet.  The ghost could use this charged air to draw upon like our natural and man-made forms of electricity. This would also make it more able to move items or to become more vocal and even visible.

It is believed that a ghost is not just the spirit of someone who has pasted over but some form of its energy.  It is not known what type of energy but it is believed that it could draw upon natural forms of energy to become stronger. It?s like electricity but with form and thoughts with the ability at time to show itself. The ghost researcher?s use of the EMF meter is a starting point.  The EMF meter could pick up such charges in (electrical) field that it might be possible to detect if a spirit (ghost) is trying to manifest itself. The EMF meter is used to find such changes in the energy around a possible hunted location.


 BSPHI Theory

AC Electrical Sensitivity

What is: Electrical sensitivity (ES) - sometimes called electro-sensitivity, electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), radio-wave illness or microwave sickness - is a condition in which a person experiences physical and/or psychological symptom that are aggravated by electric or magnetic fields (EMF) or other electromagnetic waves at exposure levels tolerated by the general public. It is debatable whether EMF exposure causes sufferers' symptoms and the balance of evidence from studies so far indicates that the link is false. (However, keep in mind that studies are only as good as the subjects that are tested.)  There are over 30 studies into electrical sensitivity of which the majority has found no relationship between electromagnetic fields and symptoms being suffered.  The World Health Organization states that there is no known scientific basis for such a link; but many sufferers and their support groups are firmly convinced of a relationship.

Electrical sensitivity produces symptoms in certain people when exposed to common levels of electromagnetic fields from electrical sources in the environment: power lines, motors, telephones, computers, cellular telephones, etc. For the paranormal researcher, it is very important to note that these are all MAN MADE AC fields.  Despite the conveniences of electrical technology, the effects of EMF on biological tissue remains the most controversial aspect of the issue with virtually all scientists agreeing that more research is necessary to determine safe or dangerous levels.

 Iron, necessary for healthy blood and memory, is highly affected by EMF.  The permeability of the cell membrane in our nerves, blood vessels, skin, and other organs are affected.  The DNA of the chromosomes has been shown to be affected by EMF? s as well.  In fact, throughout our bodies, every biochemical process involves EMF sensitive atoms, molecules, and ions. You might be asking yourself, what about the EMF field surrounding the human brain.  This field is actually a DC field- more on this in another newsletter.

How it is measured:

There are many different AC EMF meters on the market.  The meters you will most often see are the K-II safe range EMF meter, Tri-Field, Call Sensor, the Extech electromagnetic field, and extremely low frequency meter, the main difference between the models are, the Extech supports a full digital readout, the tri-field uses a meter, and the K-II (the most basic of all emf meters) only has reference lights which light at different reading levels.  For this reason, we rely on the Extech meter as our meter of choice for verifying the presence of EMF fields.

Generally Accepted Limits:

The U.S. government has been slow to act upon establishing standards.  Because of this the Swedish standard is generally accepted throughout the world.  After more than 25 years the Swedish government established a safety limit for exposure to EMF magnetic field at 2.5 mill-gauss.  What this possibly means is that if someone consistently experiences exposure which exceeds the standard, that person could be at risk for developing health problems which can range from headaches, fatigue, dizziness, skin rashes, miscarriage, leukemia, and cancer.  In fact, numerous court cases where plaintiffs claim to have been injured by EMF? are now in progress.  One must ask themselves if this is why the US government is hesitant to establish a 'safe limit' for exposure.  Once a standard is set, this could open the flood gates for law suits.

 Electrical sensitivity symptoms:

In a recent ES survey, the five most common symptoms experienced when EMF exposed were:

·       Skin itch/rash/flushing/burning and/or tingling

·       Confusion/poor concentration and/or memory loss

·       Fatigue/weakness

·       Headache

·       Chest pain/heart problems

Less commonly reported symptoms included

·         Nausea

·         Panic attacks

·         Insomnia

·         Seizures

·         Ear pain/ringing in the ears

·         Feeling a vibration

·         Paralysis

·         Dizziness

·         Pressure in the chest

·         Facial flushing

·         Pain or burning in the eyes

·         Pressure in/behind the eyes

·         Itching

·         Burning

·         Skin rash / Bruising

·         Pain or pressure in the chest

·         Shortness of breath

·         Anxiety

·         Irritability

·         Numbness / tingling

·         Dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes

More severe reactions can include:

·         Brief hallucinations

·         Paralysis

·         Psychosis

·         Stroke

Some ES patients experience only one symptom when EMF exposed, but often more than one symptom is apparent.  Electromagnetic frequency sensitivity testing can be done at a facility such as the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, Texas to determine if an individual has electrical sensitivity.  An Electrical Sensitivity Diagnostic Kit may be helpful in determining which type of ES affects an individual (AC magnetic fields, electric fields only, or DC fields) by exposing the subject to one type of EMF at a time in order to analyze the cause of symptoms.

How to reduce EMF:

Power Frequency Electric Fields

Most people who describe themselves as electrically sensitive have sensitivity to at least electric fields and often to other fields.  Electric field control can be time consuming and expensive.  The fields that are most often a problem are from electrical wiring in a building or from appliance wiring.  Although power frequency fields can be measured directly, the preferred approach for this type of work is "body voltage testing," which measures the weak electric fields inside a room.

 Corrective measures:

Electric field shielding (conductive paint, mat, screen) Replace all existing wiring with armored cable.

·       Shield all appliance sources

·       Eliminate elevated neutral to ground voltage on the building electrical system through proper grounding 

Power Frequency Magnetic Fields

Magnetic fields are present wherever electricity is in use, and radiate from power lines, appliances, electrical wiring, etc. Many people who suffer from electro-sensitivity experience discomfort in the presence of these fields.

 Corrective measures:

  • Eliminate plumbing current (neutral current diversion) problems

  • Eliminate all "net currents," or current imbalance problems, on electrical circuits in the building.

Magnetic shielding for high current point sources, such as electrical service

Electric field shielding (conductive paint, mat, screen) Replace all existing wiring with armored cable.

Sleep Deprivation:

In today? world of bad news, high stress, and job loss many things could play upon people? minds.  Lack of sleep and stress could make for a many sleepless night. Now we throw in the mix sounds of floors creaking, wind blowing, and other unexplained sounds through the night.  Everyone could play a role on the mental health and feelings of the paranormal that come with sleep deprivation.  We feel that it is important to find all possibilities to feelings that lead to the belief of seeing a ghost.

Electric field shielding (conductive paint, mat, screen) Replace all existing wiring with armored cable.

·       Shield all appliance sources

·       Eliminate elevated neutral to ground voltage on the building electrical system through proper grounding 

Power Frequency Magnetic Fields

Magnetic fields are present wherever electricity is in use, and radiate from power lines, appliances, electrical wiring, etc. Many people who suffer from electro-sensitivity experience discomfort in the presence of these fields.

We will start with sleepwalking:

Someone could sleep walk and feel as if they are not a sleep.  In doing so others in the home could mistake him/her for a ghost do to their eyes sight not being clear in the night. 


Is a false perception having no relation to reality and not accounted for by any exterior stimulus; a dreamlike or nightmarish perception occurring while awake. Affected people typically appear confused and agitated. They are unable to distinguish between the real and imaginary.

There are a number of levels of hallucinations; from hearing sounds and voices that are not there to the feeling as if you are being watched. While in this state of hallucinations from sleep deprivation people should be asked if they are having sleeping problems or some other type of problem going on in the house. Sleep paralysis:

A frightening form of paralysis that occurs when a person suddenly finds himself or herself unable to move for a few minutes, most often upon falling asleep or waking up. Sleep paralysis is due to an ill-timed disconnection between the brain and the body.

The symptoms of sleep paralysis include sensations of noises, smells, levitation, paralysis, terror, and images of frightening intruders. Once considered very rare, about half of all people are now believed to experience sleep paralysis sometime during their life. Sleep paralysis strikes as a person is moving into or out of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the deepest part of sleep. During REM sleep the body is largely disconnected from the brain leaving the body paralyzed. Sleep paralysis is the result of premature (or persistent) mind-body disconnection as one is about to enter into (or exit from) REM sleep. Sleep paralysis occurs most often after jet lag or periods of sleeplessness that interrupt the normal REM patterns. It affects both sexes equally and occurs at all ages but is most common in teenagers. Sleep paralysis can be familial and may be genetic (inherited) in some cases.

An attack of sleep paralysis is usually harmless and self-limited. It tends to be over in a minute or two as soon as the brain and body re-establish connections and the person is able to move again. However, the memory of the terrifying sensations felt during sleep paralysis can long endure. (Some scholars believe that sleep paralysis may account for some of the old claims of attacks by witches, seeing ghost, being touched by unseen hands and the more recent "reports" of nocturnal abduction by space aliens.)

Definition: Prolonged periods of time without sleep (sustained natural, periodic suspension of relative consciousness).


Sustained environmental stimulation; Sustained uncomfortable sleep environment; Inadequate daytime activity; Sustained circadian asynchrony; Aging-related sleep stage shifts; Non? sleep-inducing parenting practices; Sustained inadequate sleep hygiene; Prolonged use of pharmacological or dietary antisoporifics; Prolonged discomfort (e.g., physical, psychological); Periodic limb movement (e.g., restless leg syndrome, nocturnal myoclonus); Sleep-related enuresis/painful erections; Nightmares; Sleepwalking; Sleep terror; Sleep apnea; Sundowner? syndrome; Dementia; Idiopathic central nervous system hyper-somnolence; Narcolepsy; Familial sleep paralysis



Daytime drowsiness; Decreased ability to function; Malaise; Lethargy; Fatigue; Anxiety; Perceptual disorders (e.g., disturbed body sensation, delusions, feeling afloat); Heightened sensitivity to pain


Restlessness; Irritability; Inability to concentrate; Slowed reaction; Listlessness; Apathy; Fleeting nystagmus; Hand tremors; Acute confusion; Transient paranoia; Agitation; Combativeness; Hallucinations

What other items that could bring on Mental Health problem that could lead to confusion, the list is but not limited to:

Alcohol abuse; Substance abuse; Medication/Drugs: anesthesia; Anticholinergics, diphenhydramine, opioids, psychoactive drugs, multiple medications; Metabolic abnormalities: decreased hemoglobin, electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, increased BUN/creatinine, azotemia, malnutrition; Infection; Urinary retention; Pain; Fluctuation in sleep-wake cycle; Decreased mobility; Decreased restraints; History of stroke; Impaired cognition; Dementia; Sensory deprivation; Over 60 years of age; Male gender.

Within someone mind lay?s the answers when such problems appear to a paranormal investigator. Someone in the paranormal filed should look at gathering information that might guide the person who seeking their help to the right people, such as a doctor or a specialist. It's the paranormal investigators job to help find the answers. By questing the people who is asking for your help, you might find other answers. The underlying cry for help, such as family problems could be help by a professional, possibly stopping the feelings of being haunted.

We wouldn't be in the paranormal filed if we did not believe or investigating locations that are said to be haunted.  A good way of thinking is using the famous saying by Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle "Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" before making a claim of some place being haunted. What better, to help someone by first finding the truth.


Theories Ghost Messengers

Ghost Messengers may be one of the most common ghost seen. These spirits usually appear shortly after their deaths to people close to them. They are aware of their deaths and can interact with the living. At times are seen to appear while someone is sleeping or can look like they did before their death while you are awake. They most often bring messages of comfort to their loved ones, to say that they are well and happy, and not to grieve for them. Others might have a message to give to their love ones, that was unable to be said before their death. Though the encounter usually seems to be a type of farewell, sometimes important and useful information is relayed to the 'viewer.' Though dying is the most common crisis, other life-threatening situations can also trigger apparition visits. It would be a love one passing on information to a viewer who has a medical problem or family member. These ghosts appear briefly and usually only once. It is as if they intentionally return with their messages for the express purpose of helping the living cope with their loss.

This commonly involves one-time visits to someone with whom the apparition has close emotional ties, and who are at times called crisis apparitions. If the apparition believes that its message is not heard or loss, it could reappear again most of the same date and time. It could reappear until it message is understood. Some apparitions can appear in front of a group of people and has been documented in books like the Bible.


 Shadow people theory:

There are many theories on what a shadow person is, from demons, poltergeists, to angels. We will be looking at a new theory, one based in science that may answer some questions. What is a shadow person? To some paranormal investigators it is a shadow in the shape of a human being that cannot be accounted for. We know that Albert Einstein proved that there is more than three dimensions with the theory of relativity. We live in a world of three dimension, from what we can see. Our perspective is limited to only those three dimensions and the forth being that of time. It has been said when a person dies they passed over, but passes over into what. It is the belief by some paranormal investigators that once a person passes over they move into a new dimension. A dimension that cannot be seen by the human eye, or at least for most cases. It is believed that the veal between the dimensions of our two worlds at times overlap. It is at that time when a spirit, ghost, or dimensional being might be seen by the human eye. In some cases, that spirit may appear as a normal human being as solid as you or I. Some beings are not able to manipulate the environment and draw upon its energy to manifest itself? Those beings may appear as shadows unable to reflect the light back to the seer. Without light returning back to the investigator's eyes they appear as nothing but a fleeting shadow. Like that of a black hole, light cannot escape back from their dimension to ours. Place a person in a dark room, no light within it and you too would not be able to see the other person without a flashlight. Place that same person in a dark room behind a non-reflective item and shine a flashlight on them. You know they're there by their shape but you can't see them. This may be the same in theory as shadow people, there but all you see is their outline because the light isn't reflecting beck to their eyes. Shadow people are the all around us but we can't see them unless the environment is just right!