The 10 Biggest mistakes made by ghost hunters

This article discusses the 10 biggest mistakes made by ghost hunters. A must read if you really want to get serious about ghost hunting.

Pseudoscience and ghost hunting

Pseudoscience is ingrained in ghost hunting and paranormal research. This article discusses the pitfalls to provide an understanding on how to overcome them.

Investigative models of ghost myths

Most hauntings and cases of ghostly phenomena are simply nothing more than ghost stories, myths that have been circulated that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true. The identification of a particular model can dramatically improve the odds of successfully solving the mystery presented by the myth.

Scientific Investigation of the Paranormal

This article discusses what scientific investigation of the paranormal is and how it is often misunderstood by paranormal enthusiasts. This lack of understanding often arises due to the layman's interpretations of what science is and how it works.

The truth about ghost hunting

(sorting the hobbyists from the amateur researchers)

The focus of this article is to help you determine the differences between ghost hunting as a hobby and ghost hunting as amatuer research.

Assessing the Credibility of Witnesses of Paranormal Activity

This article discusses the factors that need to be analyzed to determine the credibility of a witness of a paranormal event.

Ghosts and Thermodynamics

The first law of thermodynamics is often quoted by paranormal enthusiasts as being a solid scientific concept that the existence of ghosts is possible. In this paper the author demonstrates that that is not so. When the other laws of thermodynamics are applied, all of the energy is accounted for.

A basic guide to Apparitional Phenomena

The first major study was the 1894 "Census of Hallucinations", containing 830 first-hand accounts. In the 1940s, Louisa E. Rhine conducted her own study involving the collection and collation of 8000 case reports.

The Gurney/Myers Standard for Ghost Investigations

Well-organized, systematic studies of the paranormal started after the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was founded in England in 1882. The SPR was soon joined by the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) and by smaller research groups and individual investigators in continental Europe.

The evolution of ghosts, building myths

Sometimes the human tenancy to build myths embellishes a haunted location, distorting the facts in the process. For a ghost hunter this becomes a problem because a great deal of the reported phenomena, or how that phenomena is perceived, is built off of the local myth.

Ghosts and Electrical Sensitivity

This article covers a environmentally triggered condition that can cause episodes resembling a haunting or ghostly encounter.

The truth about orbs

Orbs are a very controversial item in the paranormal investigation field. The fact is that 98% of all "orbs" are caused by dust, water droplets or other airborne particles.

Natural Explanations

This article is a collection of arguments that we encountered while conducting extensive research into the paranormal and occult. We have summarized them here not to debunk the paranormal, but rather to provide thoughtful explanations for the causes of it

Geomagnetic Activity and Paranormal Experience

Twenty five well-documented (and published by Stevenson in 1970) cases of intense paranormal ('telepathic') experiences concerning death or illness of friends of family were analyzed according to the global geomagnetic activity (the aa index) as the times of their occurrence.

Scientific Method, Belief Systems and World View

This article discusses how belief systems and worldview are counter productive to the Scientific method and the bane of a decent paranormal investigator.

Ghosthunting and Science

This is an introductory article about ghost hunting and science written by Bob Carter. It covers the general flaws between "hobbyist" ghost hunting and scientific method.

Residual hauntings, a flawed hypothesis

This article covers the flaws of the popular "Residual haunting" theory by using basic scientific laws.

Psychological factors in Ghost Hunting

An article that addresses the psychological factors that affect ghost hunters and paranormal investigations.

Analyzing Digital Photographs, Getting the data

Images taken by high resolution digital cameras contain huge amounts of information. This article describes techniques that can be used to analyze these photographs and get the data that is hidden away inside them.

Standards for Categorizing Spectral Phenomena

This article covers the classification system developed by the Society for Paranormal Research for measuring and comparing individual manifestations

Effects of 6 to 10HZ on brainwaves

An article that discusses how low frequency electromagnetic energy interacts with brain waves.

EM Interference

Another article that covers how electromagnetism affects the human brain and body.

A list of studies on Apparitions

This is a list of articles and books covering the topic of apparitions

Determining if a photograph has been altered in Photoshop using quantization tables

This article discusses the concept of how to determine if a image has been altered in Photoshop and the software used for analysis.

How to determine if a photograph was faked using an image editing program

There are scientific ways to determine if an image was manipulated in a computer program. This article is a generalized scientific guideline for looking at photos purporting to show paranormal phenomena. The scientific field of photography analysis can be quite complex, so we are only going to go over the two easiest techniques.

Using Critical Thinking and Scientific Method to analyze video

This article discusses the use of critical thinking and scientific method to analyze video of "paranormal" phenomena.

The methods involved are discussed and examples are proven to the reader to demonstrate how the techniques work.

Analysis of the effects of signal distance on spectrograms

This article is a summary on back ground data that was collected measure the effects of speech on a spectrogram as the distance between the speaker and the microphone were increased. In effect, we are increasing the signal to noise ratio by making the signal weaker.

General guidelines for interviewing witnesses for ghost investigations.