|The Whaley House staircase|
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
By: Tim Mountain
A residual haunting is the most commonly reported type of haunt. It appears to be a recorded event that replays itself over and over again without any conscious thought or action behind it. The energy seems to be trapped in a never-ending time loop. The movie "Groundhog Day" comes to mind as an example.
Residual haunts seem to happen in the same place and often at the same time. If you happen to come across one of these types of haunts it should be reassuring to understand that it cannot harm you. Although this kind of paranormal activity can be quite startling when you experience it, if you remember that it is only a form of energy and not a spirit or entity, you can learn to live with it.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sound is very simply a physical vibration (acoustic energy) transmitted by either a gas, liquid or solid. Sound is characterized by the properties of sound waves, which are defined by frequency, wavelength, period, amplitude and speed. Although the human ear is capable of detecting sound between 20Hz and 20,000Hz, the ear is most sensitive to sound waves that register between 1000Hz and 3,500Hz. Most human speech occupies a range between 200Hz and 8000Hz. So if EVP is truly "speech" as we currently understand it, isn't it logical to assume that EVP should occur only in that narrow frequency range?