Is a supposed large primate-like creature reported to live in the Himalayas. The Western name is derived from the Tibetan yeh-teh (transliterated: gYa' dred), "little man-like animal"; it is a false cognate with Old English geottan (or yettin in Modern English), an antiquated word for an orc or troll).
The belief that the human soul or spirit survives after it leaves the body from cause of death. How the spirit survives will depend on which culture you are referring to. The continuation of existence after death.
Life that exists and originates outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe currently known to support life, or that come from other planets, galaxies, universes or even a different dimension. Sometimes referred to as extra-terrestrials.
The act of having been taken, kidnapped or abducted by creatures or beings from a different planet or galaxy.
All Hollows Eve(Halloween):
This day of dressing up in costumes and passing out candy on October 31st started out as a pagan festival of the dead. This night is still believed by many to be the night when spirits, demons, and other supernatural beings are at their strongest.
Matter or energy that has no definitive shape.
Object that is worn and believed to have the ability or power to ward off evil spirits, witchcraft & disease. Generally worn for protection against things considered to be bad or evil.
In Christian belief, angels are a spiritual or celestial being superior to humans in power and intelligence sent to earth as a messenger from God and protectors of mankind or to help someone in their transition to the afterlife. They work as intervener's.
Something that deviates from the considered "normal." That which is not easily classified.
Spectral image of a person or animal that materializes even though a physical body is not present they can appear solid or you can see right through them. See also Ghost.
The paranormal interpretation of an out-of-body experience purportedly experienced via lucid-dreaming or deep meditation.
A black handled cleansed and consecrated ceremonial double-edged dagger, one of several magical tools used in New Age Witchcraft (Wicca). The knife is never used for blood-letting, and rarely used to cut.
Attached Spirit (attachment):
Is when a spirit is attracted to a living person because of some connection to the person, either emotionally, similar life-experiences, or the spirit could have known the person in life or even a past life. and then begins to coexist within the living person. After a while, the spirit and/or the person they "attached" to finds that they've become emotionally attached. Often the person will feel safe or even complacent about the spirit being with the them.
A subtle field of energy, or radiation, that surrounds living objects and things.
The ability to write messages or text without being consciously aware of what is being written. Often times automatic writing is done with the assistance from spirits, spirit guides, Angels or other spirit beings. Often used in conjunction with trying to channel a spirit or entity into yourself. This can be dangerous, as with all channeling methods you are opening a doorway and have no control over who or what may come through, and no way to make it leave and “close the door”.
Ceremonial procedure used to cast an unwanted energy or beings from a person(s) or place.
A death omen in Irish folklore that manifests to herald an upcoming death. Often heard singing and wailing.
A spirit that is not harmful.
A mythical bulky, hair covered, humanoid which appears to possess both human and ape-like characteristics.
The process of receiving and relaying information from an outside entity while in an altered state of consciousness.
Clear-seeing. The ability to obtain information from an object, energy, location or event through means other than the five senses.
An informal act used to rid a person(s) or place of unwanted energies.
An unexplainable, cold area in an environment with an otherwise warm, stable, and natural temperature. Associated with the belief that paranormal phenomena are drawing energy to manifest themselves ins some way.
Are legendary creatures that are suspected to exist, but no solid proof of this exists in the scientific community.
A person's feeling that current events have been experienced before.
Hostile and resentful entity, purported to be of non-human origin, which some believe to be "fallen angels."
Having no material body or form.
A spirit that is functioning without a body.
A voice that is heard that comes from no physical body, also known as EVP.
Obtaining of future events and/or the unknown by the use of outside forces
A mystical double or copy of the person who sees it. This phenomena is usually to scale of the person it's copying but a lot of the time just the face, head, and body are viewed.
E.M.F. (Electro Magnetic Field) Detector:
An instrument for measuring the magnitude of a magnetic field typically used by paranormal researchers to detect a ghost’s magnetic energy and therefore localize where "it" is.
E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomena):
Voices or sounds not heard by the physical hearing of those present are captured and recorded on audio analog and digital recording devices.
E.S.P. (Extra Sensory Perception):
The ability to acquire information by paranormal means.
The physical manifestation of a spirit.
Spirits that govern, or reside within, the four basic elements of air, fire, water and earth. Example of Fairies being an elemental.
EMF (Electromagnetic Field):
A physical field produced by electrically charged objects.
A person that is very sensitive to the psychic emanations of his or her surroundings, even to a degree of telepathically receiving and experiencing the emotions of others in their proximity. Having psychic empathy has be regarded as a mixed blessing, as the empath must learn to gain a measure of control over this ability.
A human, animal, or nonhuman spirit.
Act of summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent.
Ceremony performed to expel spiritual/demonic entities from a person or place.
Life forms originating on planets other than our own.
A controversial tool within the paranormal field. Developed by a man named Frank Sumption, this box is also known as the "Telephone to the Dead," a device that can allegedly communicate with the other side. Frank's Box scans AM and FM frequencies in a continuous fashion, thus creating white noise, which in theory spirits can use to interact as questions are asked of them and reply as if you are talking. Frank Sumption made the box using radio, electric and computer components. He made the first box in 2002, after being "prompted to do so from the spirit world". At the time, he made less than 3 dozen, and eventually gave a few of them out to selective participants so that they could test them out for themselves to see if the boxes could be used to communicate with spirits from the other side. Their are many variations of his original design.
A generic term referring to a form of apparition or supernatural entity which is typically takes the visual appearance of a deceased human's spirit or soul. Ghosts generally haunt places and not people, but intelligent an haunting have been known to follow people albeit very rarely.
Similar to Ghost Investigation, except the group randomly picks a spot to try and find evidence of the paranormal using no controls or any information that may be relevant to the place in question.
A carefully controlled research project in which various methods and equipment are used to investigate reports of paranormal activity.
Strange, paranormal lights that have no scientific explanation, usually appearing n remote areas. To learn more read the Ghost lights page.
These are ghosts that are gray in color and are of deceased, usually noble women that had died or have been killed violently in relations to love or are searching for their lost love.
A person, place or an object to which a spirit is attached. The spirits can be human or inhuman in nature.
Paranormal phenomena such as apparitions, unexplained sounds, smells or other sensations that are associated over a period of time within a specific location or surrounding a certain person. It can be caused by a intelligent Entity or Residual Energy.
A magical incantation or spell cast to influence a person's will or fate, most often referred to a curse rather than a blessing.
A rendering or image of particular significance.
Apparitions of people and things of the past that are made up of energy that exists in the area of activity. Imprints are not actually conscience of themselves and their surrounding's, unlike an actual spirit or ghost.
A demonic entity capable of sexually arousing and sometimes assaulting women.
An un-clean or demonic entity.
Paranormal activity that that is caused by an intelligent or conscious spirit.
Summoning of spirits.
The raising of a person or object into the air without any visible means.
The transformation of a person into the form of a wolf.
Spirits that wishes to do harm.
Spirits that destroy or damage things of a personal or financial value for the sake of hurting others.
The appearance or taking form of an entity.
The formation of a visible physical form of a spirit.
The natural propensity of the human mind to rationalize sensory input to make more sense. Example: As children, we "see pictures" in the clouds.
A person that acts as a bridge between the living and the dead.
The study of that which is beyond the laws of physics.
Near-Death Experience (NDE):
Experiences of people after they have been pronounced clinically dead, or been very close to death.
A special mode of divination utilized through summoning the dead.
OBE(Out of Body Experience):
When a persons soul, or spirit leaves their body from just a few feet away, to as far as other worlds or dimensions.
Knowledge of the hidden and mysterious forces.
A photography anomaly, usually noticed with Digital Cameras, that theoretically represents the “spirit” or "energy" of a deceased person. It will appear as a ball of light on film though is some cases; they are not typically seen at the time of the photo. Since there are many reasonable circumstances (dust, snow, rain, insects, reflection, lens flare, etc.) orbs still remain a highly controversial subject.
A tool used for channeling spirits that involves a board with letters, symbols and numbers in which a planchette is purported to be moved by spiritual energies giving answers to the players. Can bring in any type of entity, spirit or demon.
Something that is beyond the range of normal human experience or scientific explanation.
The study of the paranormal.
One of the oldest known types of divination, the pendulum consists of a weight at the end of a flexible cord, chain, etc. When held at one end, the weight will move in a variety of patterns in response to questions from the user.
The traditional five-pointed star design, with its interior pentagon delineated, generally representing both spirituality and protection when the point is "up", and diabolism when the point is "down".
A Poltergeist is a spirit or sometimes disembodied energy. They are much like ghosts except they are more destructive and are most known for throwing rocks and dirt. They are usually found in homes and buildings.
To have some degree of control over something or someone else. A person can be "possessed" by an unknown entity or spirit.
Direct knowledge or perception of the future obtained through extra-sensory means.
The feeling, or sensing of the future obtained through extra-sensory means.
A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called a Medium.
To be attacked by astral entities.
Objects being manipulated from afar either happening suddenly or on purpose by someone with this paranormal ability.
To be made flesh again. The belief that one comes from spirit into physical body more than one time during the course of eternity.
A haunting that is replayed much like a video in which no intelligent ghost, spirit or entity is directly involved. An imprint of past energy or events left at a certain location. Events can be random or active during a specific calendar period (day, week, month, etc.). This date may coincide with known dates of a death or other eventful emotional discharges associated with dead entities during their lifetimes.
A group effort to contact the spirit world.
To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball, mirror or other objects.
Ability to assume the form of another person, animal or other entity.
These entities are a deep black color and are can be in the form of a thick or misty cloud, but usually in the shape of a human. Often described as wearing a black trench coat and large brimmed hat. These are one of the rarest paranormal phenomena to be captured on photographs. Most of these ghosts are found in peoples homes and are evasive and sneaky in nature. Sometimes they even play pranks on people.
A state of seeming to be awake but unable to move.
A ghost or apparition.
Spirits are believed to exist in an invisible realm that can only be seen under certain circumstances or by people with special abilities.
Spontaneous Human Combustion:
Refers to cases in which a badly burned human body has been discovered in circumstances suggesting that the fire originated spontaneously in or on the body of the victim.
Unexplained markings on a person's body that correspond to the wounds of Christ.
Perceiving without conscious awareness.
A demonic entity said to inspire lust in men and then assaulting them.
Where objects displaced and moved around, solely by the powers of the mind.
The ability to communicate directly through mind-to-mind contact and to perceive information directly from another's mind, without resorting to the use of the traditional five known senses.
An unidentified flying object.
Some theorize this is a vehicle to transport spirits from their realm to ours. Sometimes seen as a swirling funnel shape when in motion. They can also appear long and narrow and having a tread like design.
The time in which all paranormal activity is at it's strongest according to superstition which takes place at midnight during a full moon.
A hiss-like sound, formed by combining all audible frequencies.
The image of a person appearing shortly before or after his/her death.
Are a set of 25 cards made up of the following symbols:
These cards are used in a card-guessing game to help test for ESP in an individual. They are also known as ESP cards and were devised by the perceptual psychologist Karl Zenner.
The bodies of the deceased being reanimated by a sorcerer or other power that moves with mechanical like motions.