After Life –The concept of a continued existence for the soul or spirit and biological death. Many believe this often takes place in the astral realm.
AURA – Sometimes call the ‘etheric substance’ or ‘etheric body’ the aura that surrounds and emanates every living thing. It is the outer-layer of the electromagnetic energies.
Channeling – There are two main techniques for mediums. One type involves psychics or sensitive’s who can speak to spirits. The other is a form of channeling in which the channeler goes into a trance, or “leaves their body” and then a specific spirit, talks through them.
Chakras – Wheel-like vortexes of energy that exist in the surface of the etheric bodies of humans. They are “energetic force centers” and thought to be the reception and transmission of energies. There are seven major Chakras or energy centers located within the subtle body.
Clairvoyant – The ability to gain information about an a person, object, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses, a form of extra-sensory perception.
Debunk – Reported paranormal evidence is “debunked” when a logical, non-paranormal explanation can account for the reported activity.
Disembodied Voice: A voice or noise that lacks an explainable source.
Electro Magnetic Field/EMF – The natural electric field (sometimes thought of an aurora) that is generated by all living things and most objects. EMF is also generated by man-made electric sources such as lights and radios.
Entity – A generic all-encompassing term used to describe a paranormal being that is thought to be a ghost or spirit.
Etheric – a term for the invisible double of the human body, as the first or lowest layer in the “human energy field” or aura. It is said to be in immediate contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with “higher” bodies.
EVP – The abbreviation for “electronic voice phenomena,” which refers to noises of a paranormal nature that cannot be heard with the human ear, but are recorded by electronic devices. They are persons speaking or background noise that took place while the record was being performed.
Ghost: The soul/spirit of a deceased human or animal. For a variety of personal reasons some spirits either see the tunnel and reject it, while others don’t realize that they are in fact dead. They are stranded outside of their bodies, caught between the lower vibration level that we exist in on earth, and the much higher-frequency vibration level of the Other Side.
Imprint – An imprint is an intensely concentrated pocket of energy from an extremely dramatic event. The impact those events literally become a part of the land and the atmosphere at the site itself.
Intelligent Haunting – Activity resulting from an aware ghost or spirit that interacts with its environment.
IR Light – Infrared light is light from the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum. IR light is not visible to the naked human eye without the use of special equipment. There is evidence that ghosts/spirits may be more susceptible to being viewed using the IR.
Karma – The results of our past actions coming back to us in the present, both positive and negative. Many believe that the creation of negative karma must be “paid” back through positive karma.
Lost Time – A concentrated area of high paranormal activity that briefly alters the physical environment that can slow down or stop time. Many people report lost time when encountering a UFO.
Manifest/Manifestation – When an entity is trying to make itself appear or make it’s presence known in our world it is said to be manifesting itself; trying to make itself into some form of physical state.
Orb – An often translucent, circular anomaly (or “ball of light”) seen in photography or with the naked eye believed to be spirit energy.
Poltergeist – The German term “noisy ghost”. It can be dependent on a certain individual or group of individuals and use their energy to grow stronger. In some instances a poltergeist can appear as the psychic extension of a person, usually most common in adolescents.
Possession – The state where an entity inhabits and exerts a level of control over a living thing or object.
Reiki – A holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The belief is that energy flows through the practitioner’s hands, where ever the hands are placed or held near.
Residual Haunting: Repetitive paranormal activity resulting from the energy imprint of a person or event in time.
Shadow Person – A black shadow humanoid entity that is often spotted out of the corner of the eye. Interpreted to be anything from a ghost or demon, to alien, time traveler or inter-dimensional being most believe a this entity is not of the light.
Spirit – The soul of the deceased that has crossed over, and exists in a spiritual or metaphysical plane.
Supernatural: Typically referring to spiritual or religious matters, the laws of nature do not apply to this realm.
Supernatural being – An entity that did not begin its existence in human form. They are thought to be a demon, jinn or extraterrestrial.
Telekinetic Power – The ability to manipulate physical objects using the body’s static electrical charges.
UFO – Abbreviation for “unidentified flying object” which does not necessarily apply to extraterrestrial or secret governmental crafts, but can be anything unknown spotted in the sky.