Is This Paranormal ?
There are so many things in this world that can not be explained. The real question is, what is really happening ? An overactive imagination can make anyone believe anything. The worst thing anyone can do in these situations, is jump to conclusions and allow the mind to prefabricate manifestations. One of the most common prefabrication’s, is matrixing. This happens when ones mind processes only one conclusion to what that person is witnessing. Its the minds way of making sense out of familiar objects and surroundings. It turns a hat and coat on a coat rack into a full bodied apparition. It turns the noises of a settling home, into footsteps. It turns a cats meow into voices from the grave. Add anxiety into the mix and you just put yourself in the seventh realm of hell. It’s important to overlook the tricks the mind can play, deny the overactive imagination, and get to the fact of the matter.
If anyone is experiencing unexplained activity, the first thing to do is to investigate it immediately. There is nothing to be afraid of. Nine times out of ten, it is not paranormal. However, if a logical answer to the occurrence is not readily available, then document it and see if it happens again. If it repeats or has taken on some other form of recognition, keep a journal of the occurrences. If numerous unexplained acts of activity continue, then its probably time to consider bringing in a team of investigators. It will then be our turn to bring in the equipment and attempt to debunk all of the claims, before coming to any conclusions.
It is this teams belief that paranormal activity really does exist. But we need to exhaust ALL probable causes, scrutinize all evidence collected and document as much as we can, before confirming anything. Defining what is or is not paranormal is not easy and must be done with a clear and logical mind. Otherwise, presenting non-conclusive and untested evidence, becomes a mockery of the field.
The Paracon Check List
Before any investigation, Paracon conducts a preliminary investigation. This consists of interviews with the client and anyone else connected with the location so that we can better understand the situation, get to know the client(s) and collect the general information regarding the experiences being witnessed.
Research is done at this time to gather historical data, which may become useful at a later time.
There is also a thorough inspection conducted throughout the entire location. A thermal sweep of every room, gives us the base temperature readings. Knowing these can assist the team in finding probable causes for cold spots or drafts which may be giving the client the chills or the sense of being touched.
An EMF and Natural EMF sweep is conducted while the power is on and we are able to gather readings from electronics, appliances and if applicable, unshielded wiring. If the client is being exposed to high EMF or a “fear cage”, this can cause anxiety, dizzy spells, hallucinations, nausea and in some cases, skin irritation.
We conduct a sweep for high levels of carbon monoxide, which can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. High levels of carbon monoxide can cause hallucinations, dizzy spells, nausea, loss of consciousness and even death.
We take air ion readings, to determine if the client is being exposed to an excessive high positive ion count. A high positive ion count can cause depression and sickness. Drastic shifts between positive and negative ions in the air can cause extreme mood changes. Poor air quality can be brought on by cigarette smoke, chemical fumes, allergens, pollen, uncleaned duct work, etc.
Our final sweep is in regards to (infrasound) frequency exposure. Certain frequency levels can cause nausea, hallucinations and anxiety. In some cases, low unheard levels can cause objects to vibrate and even move. These frequencies can be caused by appliances, electronics and even by sources not connected to the clients location.
We conduct these sweeps to eliminate all probable causes. We want to conduct a safe investigation and notify our clients of any potential dangers. However, our preliminaries do NOT stop there. Below is a general list of alternatives we always consider and attempt to attach to our client’s claims.
Pets? Type :
Window/Door Draft ?
Loose Pipes/Conduit ?
Appliances (Icemakers) Type:
TV -Radios with Timers? Type:
Outside Voice or Noise Contamination?
Duct Work Noise ?
Voice or Noise Traveling Through Duct Work?
Outdoor Illumination (Timers)?
Chemical Storage? Fumes?
Cleaning Supplies? Fumes?
Loose Floor Boards/Holes?
Loose Items on Walls or Ceilings?
Flying Insects or Bats?
Infestations? Type :
Interactive Toys or games? Sound?