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EMF & the paranormal

  1. 1. EMF & The Paranormal Presented by CAPS By Kimberly Raines
  2. 2. <ul><li>EMF stands for electromagnetic field. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. </li></ul><ul><li>It is called “electromagnetic” because it contains properties of both magnetism and electricity. </li></ul>What is EMF?
  3. 3. <ul><li>MAN MADE SOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical appliances </li></ul><ul><li>X-rays </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi Modems </li></ul><ul><li>Remote controls </li></ul><ul><li>Cordless and mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s magnetic field </li></ul><ul><li>Visible light </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning </li></ul><ul><li>NATURAL SOURCES </li></ul>Where Does It Come From?
  4. 4. <ul><li>The EM spectrum contains visible light, radio waves, microwaves, x-rays, etc. </li></ul>The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  5. 5. <ul><li>EM waves travel in straight lines at the speed of light. </li></ul><ul><li>All EM waves have a frequency and a wavelength. Frequency is measured in Hertz. </li></ul><ul><li>These waves are also referred to as ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to ionizing radiation has known side effects. </li></ul>Basics of Electromagnetism
  6. 6. <ul><li>Albert Einstein: E=mc 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Matter/ energy cannot be created or destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Matter and energy are different forms of the same thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Matter can be turned into energy and energy can be turned into matter </li></ul>How Does This Relate To Ghosts?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Tiny electrical currents exist in the human body. </li></ul><ul><li>Digestion, brain activity, heart function and the central nervous system function through the rearrangement of charged particles. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it possible that these electrical processes carry on in some fashion after death? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this the mechanism of a ghost? </li></ul>EMF And The Human Body
  8. 8. <ul><li>States that the EMF carried by the brain is the actual carrier of human consciousness. This is also known as the CEMI theory </li></ul><ul><li>CEMI=Conscious Electro Magnetic Information Field by Johnjoe McFadden (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Another researcher, Dr. Susan Pockett , suggests that the EM field comprises a universal consciousness that experiences the sensations, perceptions, thoughts and emotions of every conscious being in the universe. </li></ul><ul><li>Many scientists refute these theories </li></ul>Electromagnetic Theory of Consciousness
  9. 9. <ul><li>EMF is measured in terms of frequency. </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency is measured in hertz. </li></ul><ul><li>Some EMF meters measure in milligauss which is a measurement of the strength of the radiant field rather than frequency. </li></ul><ul><li>These meters can be used to track the source of an EMF. </li></ul>How is EMF Measured?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Measures natural and manmade EMF’s including radio and microwaves </li></ul><ul><li>Measures in 3-D (3-axis) </li></ul><ul><li>Can also measure ELF (extremely low frequency) and VLF (very low frequency) </li></ul><ul><li>Detects static and fluctuating fields </li></ul><ul><li>Very sensitive-range of 25ft </li></ul><ul><li>Audible alarm </li></ul>Types of EMF Detectors Tri-Field Meter
  11. 11. <ul><li>Measures manmade EMF’s including RF and ELF fields </li></ul><ul><li>Measures in a single axis. </li></ul><ul><li>Range of 10 ft </li></ul><ul><li>Audible alarm </li></ul>Types of EMF Detectors Cell Sensor
  12. 12. <ul><li>Made popular by the “Ghost Hunter” TV show. </li></ul><ul><li>Detects manmade EMF’s including ELF/VLF </li></ul><ul><li>Measures in a single axis </li></ul><ul><li>Range of 10 ft </li></ul><ul><li>LED display </li></ul><ul><li>Instantaneous response to EMF spikes and fluctuations </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY detects fluctuating fields </li></ul>Types of EMF Detectors K II meter
  13. 13. <ul><li>Inexpensive low tech solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to hear EMF’s </li></ul><ul><li>Picks up EMF from electrical motors, electronic equipment, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Simply turn the dial to where there is no station and little noise </li></ul><ul><li>Then walk around and place it close to electrical outlets, exposed wires, fluorescent lights, etc w/speaker facing you. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a radio that does not have digital controls as these have built-in anti-static devices. </li></ul><ul><li>EMF will manifest as static </li></ul>Types of EMF Detectors AM Radio
  14. 14. <ul><li>Inexpensive low tech solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Best for detecting natural fields (Earth’s magnetic field outdoors) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep compass flat and walk in a straight line </li></ul><ul><li>Stand still to take readings </li></ul><ul><li>Use a compass with a freely moving needle </li></ul><ul><li>Magnetic deposits (which are linked to hauntings) will attract the needle as will overhead powerlines </li></ul><ul><li>North NEVER moves, once above interferences have been ruled out, even a slight shift is significant </li></ul><ul><li>Check again another day, true hauntings are transitive and should not yield the same results day after day </li></ul>Types of EMF Detectors Compass
  15. 15. <ul><li>Although EMFs are a scientific, measurable phenomena, there is no way to prove a correlation between EMF changes and ghosts </li></ul><ul><li>Decades of study have found no verifiable link between NORMAL levels of EMF pollution and short or long term health effects. </li></ul><ul><li>However, exposure to complex EMF may cause hallucinations </li></ul>EMF-Other Considerations
  16. 16. External EMF And The Body <ul><li>Humans have always existed in a sea of natural EMF. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the increasing use of cellphones, wireless networks, and other technologies has increased our exposure to manmade EMF. </li></ul><ul><li>How does this increase interact with the body? </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>According to Persinger and St.Pierre’s 2006 study, 15 years of study “have shown that the sensed presence of a ‘sentient being’” can be evoked by applying a very specific weak magnetic field to the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>According to a 1999 report from the WHO, ELF electrical fields can induce an electrical charge on the skin causing body hair to vibrate. </li></ul><ul><li>In the same report, volunteers exposed to an ELF magnetic field experienced faint visual flickering sensations. </li></ul>EMF-Other Considerations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16861170 http://www.who.int/peh-emf/meetings/archive/en/keynote4repacholi.pdf
  18. 18. <ul><li>I was unable to find any scientific documentation or legitimate study on the subject of “fear cages&quot; and manmade EMF. </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand, research suggests that infrasound (20Hz-22kHz) can produce feelings of sorrow, anxiety, chills and dizziness in some people </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Michael Persinger has linked changes in the Earth’s geomagnetic field to UFO sightings and other anomalous reports </li></ul>The Fear Cage Effect http://www.skepdic.com/infrasound.html
  19. 19. <ul><li>EHS is a perceived sensitivity to EMF </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers experience very real symptoms of dizziness, fatigue, headache, heart palpitations, etc seemingly in response to EMF exposure. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no medical evidence to support this diagnosis; all cases have been self-diagnosed </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific studies have shown no link between these symptoms and EMF </li></ul><ul><li>Current theory suggests that this is a psychosomatic illness; people have basically perceived themselves into being ill </li></ul>EHS-Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_hypersensitivity
  20. 20. <ul><li>Broome, Fiona. &quot;Ghost Hunting Tips: Use a Compass to Measure EMF.&quot; Hollow Hill . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010.<www.hollowhill.com/guide/compass.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Cell Sensor CELLSENSOR - Cellular Phone / EMF Detection Meter CELLSENSOR (250 1304).&quot; Computer cables, adapters and accessories for your PC and Mac . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.universalpart.com/-Cellular-Phone--EMF-Detection-Meter-CELLSENSOR_item_6111.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;E=mc2 Explained.&quot; Worsley School OnLine... the website for Worsley School ................... . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/files/emc2/emc2.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;EMF Explained Series - What is EMF? - L2.&quot; EMF Explained Series . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.emfexplained.info/?ID=25192>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Einstein Exhibit -- E=mc2.&quot; The American Institute of Physics -- Physics Publications and Resources . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/emc1.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Electromagnetic Fields (EMF).&quot; World Health Organization . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/index1.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Electromagnetic Spectrum.&quot; Galileo . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/Education/outreach/8thgradesol/ElectromagSpect.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Electromagnetic theories of consciousness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . N.p., 13 June 2010. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_theories_of_consciousness > </li></ul>References
  21. 21. <ul><li>Eriksen, Andrew . &quot;How To Measure EMF.&quot; Eiwellspring. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2007. <www.eiwellspring.org/HowToMeasureEMF.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>Graf, Rudolf F.. &quot;EMF Educational & Build-It-Yourself Kits.&quot; EMF Safety Superstore- &quot;Electromagnetic Field Detection & Protection&quot;.. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.lessemf.com/kits.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields.&quot; Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <www.dcenr.gov.ie/NR/rdonlyres/9E29937F-1A27-4A16-A8C3-F403A623300C/0/ElectromagneticReport.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>Persinger, MA, SA Koren, and JN Booth. &quot;Increased feelings of the sensed presence and incr... [Int J Neurosci. 2005] - PubMed result.&quot; National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16051550>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Topic 5 What are the uses and hazards of waves that form the Electromagnetic Spectrum.&quot; Welcome to the Antonine Education Website. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.antonine-education.co.uk/physics_gcse/Unit_1/Topic_5/topic_5_what_are_the_uses_and_ha.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Trifield Meter - EMF Health & Safety Page.&quot; Find Maui Hotels, Activities, Real Estate, Maps, Hawaii and More For Your Maui Vacation | Maui.Net - All Things Maui. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.maui.net/~emf/TriField.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson, Ralph. &quot;Expanding the Paradigm - Steps to Take.&quot; Dr. Ralph Wilson - Naturopathic Physician, Washington DC. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2010. <http://www.naturalworldhealing.com/expanded-paradigm-steps.htm>. </li></ul>References

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