Paranormal Definitions

Types of Paranormal Activities

Anomaly:  Irregular or unusual event that doesn't follow a standard rule or law, and can not be explained scientifically.


Haunting: Recurring ghostly phenomena consisting of activity produced by a spirit in which the living is aware of, with in a physical place and/or building.


Intelligent Haunting:  A spirit that is aware, can interact and communicate with the living.


Paranormal:  Impossible to explain scientifically.


Paranormal Things:  Paranormal events or phenomena.


Poltergeist:  Also known as a noisy ghost - a manifestation of an invisible but noisy, disruptive and or destructive entity.  Usually it haunts a specific person rather than a location.


Residual Haunting:  A playback of a past event. A spirit's energy imprinted in time from when it was living in the physical world.  


Supernatural:  Relating to or attributed to phenomena that cannot be explained by natural laws.



Various Forms of Energy

Angel:  In some religions a divine being who acts as a messenger of God.  A spirit that protects and offers guidance.


Apparition:  A Spirit manifesting itself in the form of a human being either fully or partially.  An appearance of a supposed ghost or something ghostly.


Demon:  An evil, non-human spirit of the dark side.  A supposed ghost or spirit regarded as evil.  A fear or anxiety that torments someone.


Ectoplasm:  A spirit manifesting itself in the form of a mist, most often seen in photographs.  Sometimes called a ghostly substance.


Energy:  The ability or power to work or make an effort.


Entity:  Any being or beings with life force of some type, includes spirits, demons & even people.  


Form:  The shape or type in which a spirit appears.


Ghost:  The spirit of someone deceased or the entity of something unexplained, either human or non-human.


Ghost Lights:  Unexplainable spiritual energy, often colored.


Ghostly Substance:  The substances believed by spiritualists to issue from a medium who is communicating with spirits (sometimes called ectoplasm - a spirit manifesting itself in the form of a mist)


Globules:  Orbs that emit a certain color.


Manifestation:  How spirit energy presents itself to humans.


Noisy Spirit:  (See Poltergeist) A supposed supernatural spirit that reveals its presence by creating disturbances and/or knocking over objects.


Non-Human Spirits:  Spirits that were never actually living, 


Orb:  A spherical object most often found in photos.  The most common form of spiritual energy.


Poltergeist:  A manifestation of an invisible but noisy, disruptive and or destructive entity.  Usually haunts a specific person rather than a location.


Portal:  Strong energy gateway between the spirit world and our world.


Secondary Image:  A faint duplicate image of something seen on a screen or photograph and caused by the reception of a double signal or by a mechanical defect.


Shadow People:  Spirits whom appear or manifest in a darker form than others.


Silhouette:  Shadow image of a figure, especially a portrait, in which the outline or profile is solidly filled in.


Spirit:  An entity that is not of the human world.  The soul of a deceased individual that remains in the physical realm.


Trace:  A faint, weak or greatly reduced appearance, trace or possibility of something.


Vortex:  A funnel of spirit energy.



People and Intuitions

Clairvoyant:  A person who has the ability to perceive things that are usually beyond the range of normal human senses.


ESP (Extrasensory Perception):  The ability to become aware of things by means other than the normal senses...for example through clairvoyance or telepathy.


Investigator:  The name of a person who carries out an investigation.


Medium:  The name of a person who is believed to transmit messages between living people and the spirits of the dead.


Parapsychology:  The study of supposed mental phenomena that cannot be explained by known psychological or scientific principles.


Psychic:  A person sensitive to the spiritual world.  A person considered able to perceive people's unexpressed thoughts or foresee the future.


Psychic Photographs:  The taking of a photograph whenever one has a strange or off feeling.