If you want to be a paranormal investigator and start off your journey of entering into the unknown then there are certain paranormal terms and definitions with which you need to be familiar. This will improve your theoretical knowledge and also help you in your job. So, let’s start.
Paranormal Terms – Eco Mists.
There are many people who are of the belief that eco mists are the residual trail that is left by a supernatural being. It has been seen in multiple photographs. The colour of the mist is white and grey. Evidence suggests that there is also an occurrence of black mist that has now come to the scene. Earlier, the black mist phenomenon was not known very well. People have named the occurrence of shadow people.
On the other hand, some people are of the belief that the eco mist which we see in the environment is nothing but fog. People also say that it can be due to humidity, smoke, or just due to a sudden drop in temperature. Other reasons for this phenomenon can also be related to condensation and cigarette smoke.
The central idea is that one cannot always be sure about eco mists being paranormal in nature. There are instances when the mist or the deformity in the picture can be related to some paranormal activity. However, it takes a very well-equipped paranormal researcher to find out the difference between the two.
Paranormal Terms – Spirit Mists.
These are the mists that occur without the presence of outer factors like smoke, cool weather, or fog. In this phenomenon, the event occurs in a closed space where nothing is affected by the changes in the environment. Also in this, the spotting of mist is followed by readings from EVP and EMF meters. Hence, a spirit mist is something that is believed to be of paranormal nature as there are readings and photographs supporting the assumption.
Paranormal Term – Ectoplasmic Material
Hanz Holzer was the first paranormal investigator who reported a certain apparent material that was found after a paranormal activity took place. This is known as an ectoplasmic material. However, there are no scientific pieces of evidence suggesting that these ectoplasmic materials are in fact of paranormal descent. So there is a lot to discover and know when it comes to ectoplasmic materials.
Paranormal Terms and Definitions – Energy Rods/Streak-Outs/Camera Shakes.
There are times when you take a photograph at night when the surroundings are really dark then you might encounter energy rods in the photograph. This is the result of poor photography skills and does not relate to anything paranormal in nature. Hence, it is not taken seriously from a paranormal point of view. The camera shakes and Streak outs are also due to poor photography skills or by mistake. This has no connection to any sort of paranormal activity.
Paranormal Term- Vortexes
These usually look grey or white colour and are common in the world of the paranormal. There are people who believe that vortexes are true of paranormal nature while others are of the assumption they are nothing but a natural phenomenon. Their shape is that of a funnel and some people also say that vortexes look like small tornadoes. Reports of black vortexes have also been there but mostly they have a greyish colour.
Paranormal Terms and Definitions – Lens Flare
A paranormal researcher should know about lens flare and the reasons behind it. This is because some people just tag a lens flare as a paranormal phenomenon without knowing the reason behind it. Hence, it is really important for us to understand this. A lens flare is the result of light disturbing the image by entering the camera. It usually comes from a very strong light source like the sun or a very high powered electrical light. There have been instances when the moon has also created a lens flare.
The job of a paranormal researcher involves being sure and if you want to be a paranormal researcher you should know the difference between a lens flare and an actual disturbance. You can stop lens flares by putting on a coat of anti-reflective material in your lens. However, this also cannot completely negate the chances of a lens flare but it can reduce the probability. You can use a coating but you can never be sure. If you ever encounter a photograph that shows a lens flare then you should also go through the EMF readings of the time when the photograph was taken. This will help you to eliminate a lens flare from a suspected paranormal event.
Paranormal Term – Ethernal Faces
There are people who say that they have seen or felt the paranormal. One of the most common things that they believe to have seen is eternal faces. This is the most common sighting when it comes to the paranormal. I have heard from people that they have seen them in reflections of turned of T.V sets and windows. People have also seen them in photographs and mirrors. Some people also claim that they see ghosts via a visual medium.
Paranormal Terms and Definitions – Infrared (IR) Anomalies
When you are using an IR camera, small flies are a very big issue. The IR camera captures the infrared images in your surroundings and makes things look bigger than they actually are. Hence, a paranormal investigator needs to be aware of this fact and then only carry on with the investigation. This is because even a small insect can look like a big bird or any other creature. One needs to be cautious as it can lead them to think that there is a presence of some supernatural being which is very misleading. So, be extremely cautious and vigilant while using an IR ( infrared ) camera.
Paranormal Term – Ghost Lights
The absolute character and the essence of ghost lights are still very much unknown. These lights have the character to exist in a place where there is no natural or artificial source of light. Also, the refracted lights from someplace might be the cause of this but still, there is a lot of darkness surrounding ghost lights as their origin is still something we need to discover and decode.
Understanding The “Why” Behind Paranormal Terms and Definitions
There are many things in this world that are still unknown. In order to understand these anomalies, we have a plethora of advanced equipment. One uses these to find out and dig up the reason behind such occurrences. However, one must remember that total dependence on equipment will not lead you anywhere. They are just for your aid and to help you save time. Types of equipment also help provide empirical evidence for further research. Without evidence, the research is nothing. It’s just theory and when you cannot prove something that you believe to be true then people don’t take it seriously.
This is where the importance of these pieces of equipment lies. A paranormal investigator knows how to balance between their gut feeling and equipment. They know that the idea of the instrument is to corroborate what they feel is paranormal in nature.
There are a lot of anomalies that an investigator sees in his investigations. Not all of them are supernatural in nature. But one must always keep on looking for more and finding out the reason behind suspected supernatural events. One should not totally depend on their equipment but also, take into account the opinions of other parties. For a paranormal investigator, gut feeling is prime.
I have explained the terms above so that you are not caught up by surprise when any such things happen when you conduct an investigation. These are the terms you must be familiar with before you start your journey of being a paranormal investigator. There are times when people spot irregularities in photographs and think that they have made a discovery. However, you need to understand that most of these irregularities can be explained and are not of paranormal nature.
So, we come to the conclusion that equipment is necessary but they are not the final means to find out the correct answer. They help you save time and provide you with logical data. You need to understand to keep things simple and only use them for aid.