Paravizionz Terminology

Apparition - a supernatural appearance of a person or thing

Banshee - a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears to or is heard by members of a family as a sign that one of them is about to die.

Channeling - In this modern day method of spirit communication, a spirit will pass information directly to a medium who will then relay the information on to the listener(s).

Clairvoyant - - Having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision.

Dead Hour - is considered to be the time between 3am and 4am. Paranormal activity is believed to be at its height during the night. Nighttime is when most people are asleep and the amount of electromagnetic interference is at its least. It is thought that spirits or entities generate and/or manipulate electromagnetic energy. The Dead Hour is when the amount of man made electromagnetic interference and resistance is the smallest allowing the entities to present themselves with ease.

Demon - is a supernatural being that is generally described as a malevolent spirit.

Disembodied Voices - A voice that is heard and has no known source or explanation.

Earthbound - A spirit bound to the earth plane usually referred to as a Ghost. This can occur for several reasons, an individual may not realize they have died, they may be afraid to move on to the next dimension, they may feel they have unfinished business or they feel they still need to provide or protect.

Ectoplasm - a physical substance that supposedly manifests as a result of "spiritual energy" or "psychic phenomenon"

Elementals - Spiritualists commonly refer to this term to describe mean or angry spirits sometimes also called “Earth Spirits”.

EMF Detector - A device that measures and detects changes in the electromagnetic field.

Entity - something that has a real existence.

ESP - extrasensory perception: perception or communication outside of normal sensory capability, as in telepathy and clairvoyance.

EVP - Electronic Voice Phenomena: Believed that a spirit, ghost or soul can communicate from the "other side", this is a process by which these communications are picked up on an electrical audio recorder. Usually with "white noise" in the background, these communications or voices are not heard by an investigator at the time of recording.

Exorcism - is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed.

Exorcist - a person who performs the ridding of demons or other supernatural beings who are alleged to have possessed a person, or (sometimes) a building or even an object

Ghost - the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons

Haunting - Paranormal phenomena such as apparitions, unexplained sounds, smells or other sensations that are associated over a lengthy period of time with a specific location.

Intelligent Haunting - a haunting in which the ghost interacts with the present.

Medium - A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension.

ORB - as the soul of a once living person or animal that appears in photographs as a spherical shaped light.

Paranormal - Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation.

Poltergeist - literally a "rumbling ghost" said to manifest itself by moving and influencing objects.

Possession - is a concept of paranormal, supernatural and/or superstitious belief in which spirits, gods, daemons, demons, animas, or other disincarnate entities may take control of a human body, resulting in noticeable changes in behavior.

Psychic - Sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.

Psycho Kinesis - aka “PK” the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force.

Residual Haunting - playback of a past event and is not interactive.

Shadow Person/People - are supernatural shadow-like creatures of both modern folklore and traditional native American beliefs. According to folklore, they appear as dark forms in the peripheries of people's vision and disintegrate, or move between walls, when noticed.

Spirit - the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul.

White Noise - An Acoustical or electrical noise of which the intensity is the same at all frequencies within a given band.

Vortex - A photographed anomaly that appears as a funnel or rope-like image (sometimes creating a shadow) that is not seen at the time of the photograph that supposedly represents a 'ghost'. Other theories include; a collection of orbs, a 'gateway' to where orbs originate or travel to or a wormhole in time-space. No substantial evidence has been found for any of these theories.