This picture is the same picture except it is cropped and edited so you are able to see the faces. This picture was Taken in August 2003 at Fort Mifflin.
I have been to both Eastern State and Fort Mifflin. On Both Investigations I have seen only one interesting piece of paranormal evidence.
Fort Mifflin, a Fort that helped us during the Revolutionary War is now a tourist attraction that brings many people to its haunted caverns. The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) investigated this area and revealed that there was a section, that was yet undiscovered by the Forts owners, soon afterwards I went there to see if I could find proof of apparition. http://www.ghostfirehaunts.com/FtMifflin.jpg
Once used as a jail used in Philadelphia now a location full of paranormal sightings. Eastern State is currently a haunted location that I was determined to go and try to capture some evidence of any paranormal entities.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Eastern_State_Penitentiary_aerial_crop.jpg
People say that the first sighting of paranormal was probably back when the Native Americans roamed the continent before the British decided to take over after its discovery or in Africa since it is one of the oldest continents. In reality there is no record of the first paranormal sighting or even what country it might of happened in.
These writers are important because two of them Hans Holzer and Knight are strong believers in the paranormal but both have their way of spreading news of the paranormal. Peltzer doesn’t believe in the paranormal in fact he thinks it’s a mental stability.
“Holzer taught parapsychology at New York Institute of Technology for nearly a decade. Parapsychology is the avenue of paranormal studies and research relating chiefly to psychic abilities (e.s.p., telepathy) and spiritual phenomena.(http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/30holzer.html?_r=1)(Holzer Back Flap)www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/holzer-obit/http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/articles/general/glossaryhtm
“Knight is part of a society that utilizes in paranormal occurrences and the group’s name is “American Society for Psychical Research. ” “Knight believes that paranormal occurrences occur for reasons that we do not know and that these experiences with the other side. Knight also believes that no matter what people say these paranormal entities live around us even though we might know it, and even though some do not believe in the paranormal but whether or not they believe in these spirits, we have to remember that they are always around us.”
Kyle Peltzer isn’t a strong believer in the paranormal. He went to South Africa to do research on whether the paranormal is real or just a failure of some type of mental stability.www.gse.harvard.edu/.../02/14_southafrica.php
Peltzer is comparing paranormal belief with mental stability of the mind because he might believe that its psychology problem and not a paranormal belief, while Elliot goes around trying to prove paranormal entities are around the world. I’m going to use Peltzer’s article to do a more advanced research to see what information I can get out of it and I'll use some of the cited part of the article to compare the paranormal belief to a psychological breakdown.(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/neuroticism)(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3852/is_200201/ai_n9033052/)
Not all homes that are old and that have a history of someone dying in it is considered haunted or some type of paranormal activity. The only way all homes could be haunted is if they all were on some type of burial ground that has been disturbed.psychicvas.com/links2.htmwww.campusmap.ualberta.ca/index.cfm?campus=1…
The remains of the town once called Chernobyl is now a major site for paranormal but many people do not go into Chernobyl because the Ukrainian government doesn’t allow people to go in because of the radiation poisoning.
These are the three main types of hauntings. There are more but they are not usually as active as these four.
“Manifesting itself through voices and even the appearance of full apparitions. Furniture may slide across the room and beds may shake.”http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/articles/general/poltergeist.html
“Most common style of a human haunting is a residual haunting. A residual haunting is like having an impression made in time. The entity may seem to be lost in a time warp.”( http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/articles/general/ghostsresidual.html)
“When the entity or entities are aware of their surroundings. Most of the time you will find that these spirits are not confined to one spot, they can move around freely. Also, they will acknowledge the existence of human beings and even try to communicate in certain ways. They are limited in what they can do.” http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/articles/general/ghostsintelligent.html
Houses with a history of death and pain usually means there will be a abnormal things, like apparitions, objects moving and if its Demonic haunting some strange smells, sounds and aggressiveness.
Orbs and dust are sometimes confused by the film or camera’s. Abnormal footsteps are footsteps that DON’T sound like anyone else's. Unusual Noises include screams, heavy breaths, and on occasions scratching a chalk board.
These devices are to be used to enhance the field of an investigation, so that you are able to get results.
EMF Stands for Electro-magnetic field which is used to detect electrical interference in the air. When spiritual entities want to manifest they use electrical currents and also use other elements to manifest themselves.
The Infrared Thermometer is used to detect the changes of temperature in a room. Usually when people feel a cold spot, it’s usually a draft coming through a crack in a window or a spirit trying to communicate through temperature changes which usually means it’s going to get cooler.
The Infrared camera is used as a stationary camera placed in a specific location so that when you go to investigate another area the IR Camera will pick up anything that happens in the section you have placed it in. Also the angle you put it on will affect how much footage you get especially in a huge manor or castle.
E.V.P stands for Electric Voice Phenomena. The E.V.P is used to capture voices of spirits. When you ask a question in a certain spot on the ground that is haunted you have to be sure that no one makes a sound until they give a minute or two for the entity to respond to the question you have asked.
A handheld G.E. Digital Weather Station is almost like a IR Thermometer except that the weather Station can’t be used a attachment to the IR thermometer’s hand held
In some ways or another doors like to shut themselves this may be caused by spirits or by wind, the only way to test this is by looking for drafts of air moving through the crevices or cracks in the wall.www.scottishdoors.co.uk/scottishdoors-antique…
When noises occur out of randomness these noises are usually classified as unusual noises. Which means that there are noises that you never heard of before while living in the home or they could have been there before but not often. Also if the noises seem to be getting louder and you know no one is near or home with you then something paranormal maybe happening to you.
Shadows tend to be the reflection of someone or something moving towards or away from you but in return it could be your own shadow appearing as a reflection in a mirror. The reason for this is because it’s night time when most paranormal activity happens and also it’s when you use anything that is infrared.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qpE5hNwi618/SsoOOvUyARI/AAAAAAAACQo/BegLZ-82wTo/s400/shadowpeople.jpg
Infrared technology is good when trying to find certain proof of the paranormal existence but when you use infrared you are almost unable to notice the reflection in a mirror until your almost on top of it. The reflection of yourself or something that isn’t you or anyone else in the home with you could be caused by a mirror you will not know unless you chase it down .http://artfiles.art.com/5/p/LRG/12/1289/PTFO000Z/a-smith-reflections-of-a-queen.jpg
The feelings you experience will be strange and maybe disturbing. It would seem like you are being watched and maybe sometimes even feel touched, these will mostly make feel chills and may cause goosebumps. This will also cause some uneasy feeling that may lead to panicking or screaming. www.ohioana-authors.org/stine/highlights.php
When spirits want to manifest themselves they use whatever source of energy they have around in that certain area to help them try form itself so the entity can try to contact or show itself to us.susanpsychicmedium.com/blog/?tag=paranormal-m...
Electronic devices maybe moved, turned on or even thrown depending on the size and weight of these items. When that usually happens it’s an aggressive entity that doesn’t want you in the house but there is one thing you don’t want to do to an aggressive spirit. Don’t make the spirit any angrier then it already is. www.ci.hastings.mn.us/CityServices/Recycling/…
For my application I made a website that has three pages of information on my topic of paranormal. The site also includes the writers that gave me interest, my own personal experience, my inspiration of the paranormal, and my photo’s of Fort Mifflin and Eastern State.
Paranormal<br />By<br />Joe Nicholson<br />
Thesis<br />I have been interested in the topic of the paranormal for over five years. Many different cultures from ancient times to the present believe in the paranormal and may have evidence that prove the existence of paranormal entities.<br />
Overview<br />Personal Relevance<br />Places I Visited<br />Where It began and what is Paranormal?<br />Writers of Interest<br />Mental Stability<br />Haunted Areas<br />Gadgets Used<br />Types of Haunting and investigation<br />
Places Visited<br />Fort Mifflin<br />Eastern State Penitentiary<br />
Fort Mifflin<br />A Fort that used to be surrounded by land now engulfed by a swampy area.<br />
Eastern State Penitentiary<br />Abandoned jail in Philadelphia<br />
Where and When were first sightings at?<br />First Sighting?<br />
What is the Paranormal?<br />“Paranormal is the realm of occurrences and phenomena removed from those to which people are accustomed and comprehend, and presently uncategorized by standard academia.” – Carl Johnson (TAPS)<br />http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/articles/general/glossary.html<br />
Writers<br />Hans Holzer<br />David C. Knight<br />Kyle Peltzer<br />