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Miscellaneous Articles - EMF (electro-magnetic field)

Written by Bob

A paranormal presence is thought to generate an EMF which can be detected by a hand-held meter. One theory put forward as to why this could be the case is - at the point of death, the brain's electrical activity (the personality and memory or, depending on your beliefs, the "soul or spirit") departs the physical body as electrical energy.

Some laboratory research has offered up an alternative explanation for why "hauntings" are often associated with EMFs by showing that certain EMFs can, in some cases, affect the human mind and produce paranormal-type hallucinations.
It is thought that an individual's susceptibility to this type of hallucination varies from person to person. One person could be affected by low EMFs whilst another would have to be exposed to higher levels. Duration of exposure and personal beliefs could also have a bearing on any resulting hallucinations.
So it could be the case that EMFs present at a location, which have no connection to the paranormal are causing hallucinations which witnesses are perceiving as paranormal.
A counter-argument to this explanation, accepting that the EMF is not of paranormal origin, is the EMF does affect the mind but rather than causing hallucinations, it actually opens the mind and makes it susceptible to genuine paranormal events.

From a scientific standpoint, detection of EMFs by a hand-held meter is far from an indication of a paranormal presence. There are too many other possible origins of EMFs which, to eliminate, would require large amounts of sophisticated and expensive monitoring equipment, even then the proof would be far from conclusive.

 

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