Agent: A human being, typically a teenage female, who unknowing directspoltergeist energy.
Altered State of Consciousness (ASC): Any state of consciousness that is differentfrom "normal" states of waking or sleeping.
Amulet: An object that has the power to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.
Angel: Benevolent spiritual beings who help and watch over people.
Apparition: The disembodied soul or spirit that can be seen visually.
Apport: When a solid object seemingly appears from out of nowhere, with the help of the spirits in the presence of a medium.
Asport: When a solid object is teleported to a different location with the help of thespirits in the presence of a medium.
Astral Body: The soul of an individual projected outside of their bodies.
Astral Projection: See Out-Of-Body (OBE).
Atmospheric Apparition: Not actually a ghost or spirit, but instead a "visualimprint" of people and events that was left behind in the environment that continuesto replay.
Aura: A field of energy believed by some to surround living creatures.
Automatic Writing: A type of communication with ghosts or spirits where theytake control over the writer's hand and write out a message.
Automatism: An unconscious or spontaneous muscular movement caused byghosts or the spirits. Automatic Writing is one form of Automatism.
Banshee: Omen spirits of Scotland and Ireland.
Channeling: A form of spirit communication where an unseen entity possesses a medium in a controlled environment to impart guidance, wisdom or future events.The channeled entity could be a deceased human being, an Angel, Demon,Elemental or other higher plain spirit.
Charms: A spell or object possessing magic power.
Clairvoyance: Either an internal or external vision of present or future events,objects, places, and people.
Cold Reading: A psychic reading given with no prior knowledge of the sitter.
Collective Apparition: A ghost or spirit sighting simultaneously by more than one living person.
Collect Unconscious: Form of analytical psychology developed by Carl lung. It is the collective memory of all the humanity's past and is held somewhere inside theunconscious mind.
Crisis Apparition: Ghosts that appear to loved ones and close friends just before orsoon after their death.
Cross Correspondence: Information received from the spirit world.
Crossroads: Point where two roads intersection. Said to be a focus point ofsupernatural energy.
Death Bed Apparitions: See Crisis Apparition.
Demon: Fallen angels associated with evil.
Direct Voice Phenomenon (DVP): The voice of a ghost or spirit being spoken tothe sitters of a seance. The voice usually comes from some point near the medium,but not through the medium. Sometimes a spirit horn or trumpet is used.Direct Writing: When ghost or spirit's handwriting appears directly on a previouslyunmarked, unwritten surface.
Drop-In Communicator: A ghost, spirit or entity that makes its presence known at aseance.
Dowsing: The paranormal detection of underground water or mineral deposits ( orlost persons and objects) using a divining rod or pendulum.
Dybbuk: A Jewish legend. The restless soul of a deceased human being that entersthe body of a living person and takes possession.
Earth Lights: Luminous phenomena typically shaped in ball form or irregularpatches of light appearing randomly and defying explanation.
Ectoplasm: Ectoplasm can be either a solid, liquid or vaporous substance producedby ghosts or spirits, It is usually a milky white color and has an ozone smell. Someforms of ectoplasm are known to move in lifelike patterns.
Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP): EVP is the attempt to capture a ghost orspirits voice on audio recording tapes. Typically there is no voice heard to thepeople present in the recording but after reviewing the tapes there are strange voicesrecorded.
Electro-Magnetic Field (EMF) Detectors: Handheld scientific instruments thatcan pick up electronic and magnetic fields over different frequencies. They can readchanges and distortions in the normal electro-magnetic fields.
Elemental Spirit: A spirit associated with one of the classical four elements (fire,earth, air and water).
Energy Vortex: see Ectoplasm.
Extrasensory Perception (ESP): The acquisition of information by means beyondthe five human senses.
Exorcism: A religious rite used to cast out a ghost, spirit or entity from a livingpersons body or a particular location.
Exorcist: A religious "holy man" who conducts an exorcism.
Fairy: Small, human-like mythical being. May be benevolent or malevolent.
False Awakening: An experience in which a person believes he or she has wokenup, but actually is still dreaming.
Family Apparitions: Ghosts that haunt one particular family. Their appearance usally means that someone within the family is about to die.
Focal Person: Person who is at the center of poltergeist activity.
Ghost: The visual appearance of a spirit or soul of a deceased being, human oranimal. The disembodied soul or lifeforce.
Ghost Catcher: A wind chime like device that makes noise as a ghost or spiritpasses by it.
Ghost Hunt: An attempt made by the living to find and see a ghost or spirit.
Ghost Hunter: A living individual who searches out and sometime finds andidentifies ghosts and spirits.
Ghost Investigation: A scientific endeavor, in a controlled environment, set up tocommunicate, record, and capture visual evidence of the existence of ghosts.
Ghost Lights: See Earth Lights.
Ghostbuster: A living person who can remove an unwanted ghost, spirit, entity orpoltergeist activity from a particular location.
Ghoul: Evil spirit or monster that robs graves and feeds off of the flesh of the dead.
Gray Lady: The ghost of a woman who has died at the hands of a lover or waitsfor the return of a loved one.
Guardian Angel: An angel believed to protect the individual.
Halloween: All Hallows Eve, is the night of October 31 st when the spirit and nor-mal world allegedly become one.
Hallucination: A false and distorted perception of reality.
Haunt: A place where a ghost or ghosts frequently return.
Haunting: The continuous manifestation of inexplicable phenomena associatedwith the presence of ghosts or spirits attached to a particular location.
Haunted Objects: Jewelry, furniture, clothing, etc, that seem to be haunted by a past owner or have been cursed.
Hypnotism: An induced trance or sleep state.
Ley Lines: Invisible lines that run between sacred objects or locations.
Levitation: The paranormal raising or suspension of an object or person.
Lucid Dreams: A dream where the dreamer does not know that they are dreaming.
Luminous Phenomena: The experience of strange lights or glows, often aroundobjects or people.
Magnetometer: A technical device used to study the strength, direction andfluctuation or magnetic fields.
Marian Apparition: The appearance of the Virgin Mary.
Materialization: The manifestation of physical objects, animals or people.
Medium: A person with a gift to communicate with ghosts and spirits on behave ofthe living.
Modern Apparitions: "New" Ghosts of deceased individuals. They appear infashion from the current time.
Near-Death Experience (NDE): A phenomenon in which a person clinically diesor comes very close to death only to be revived and then can recall in great detailstories of spiritual worlds and other supernatural events.
Necromancer: A person usually considered a wizard or sorcerer, who can raise thedead and command the spirits to obtain information about the future.
Necromancy: A form of prophecy preformed by a necromancer.
Omen: A foretelling of a future event.
Oracle: A seer who can communicate with ghosts, spirits and Gods to obtaininformation.
Orb: A mass of energy in the shape of a ball, there are several classifications depending on size, ghostly appritions are usally always associated with an orb and are present.
Ouija Board: A board with letters and numbers used by people who are attempting to communicate with ghosts or spirits.
Out-Of-Body (OBE): Also called Astral Projection. The phenomenon in which aliving person's spirit can exit their body, travel the earth and other spiritual worldsand then return back to their bodies.
Paranormal: Beyond the normal.
Parapsychology: The scientific study of unusual events associated with the humanexperience and PSI subjects.
Percipient: A living person who sees a ghost, spirit or paranormal event.Phantom Animals: Ghosts of deceased animals.
Phantom Hitchhiker or Traveler: A ghost or spirit that haunts a particular stretchof road or route. Phantom Hitchhikers ask for rides only to suddenly disappearwhen they reach their destination.
Photographic Apparitions: Ghosts and spirits that you can't see, but appear inphotographs after they are developed.
Planchette: A pointer used with a Ouija Board to communicate with ghosts,spirits or higher plane entities.
Poltergeist: "Noisy Ghost." Poltergeists are invisible masses of spirit energy thatmay or may not be connected to a living human Agent. Some of the most commonpoltergeists activities include loud unexplained noise, levitations, the moving ofobjects, and electrical problems.
Possession: When a persons mind and body are taken over by ghosts, spirits orother supernatural entities such as demons.
Precognition: The paranormal awareness of future events.
PSI: A general term used to denote the unknown factors responsible for a variety ofparanormal phenomena.
Psychic: Popular term used to denote a person who regularly uses, or who appearsto be especially gifted with, psi abilities.
Psychic echo: When sounds from the past have mysteriously recorded themselvesinto the natural environment.
Psychokinesis (PK): Mind Movement. Psychokinesis (PK) is the apparent abilityto influence the environment by intention alone.
Purgatory: The place where the souls of those who have died must go to becleansed of all their sin before they can be admitted to Heaven.
Radio Voice Phenomenon (RVP): The voice of a ghost or spirit communicatingthrough a regular radio.
Reciprocal Apparition: An experience where both the agent and the ghost or spiritsee and react to each other.
Recurring Apparitions: Ghosts or spirits that appear in regular cycles, usuallyonce a year, on the anniversary of their dead for example.
Reincarnation: The belief that a soul can be reborn into a new body after death.
Repressed Psychokinetic Energy: A theoretical psychic force unconsciouslyproduced by an individual while undergoing a physical or mental trauma.
Retrocognition: Paranormal knowledge of past events.
Scrying: A type of prophecy where an individual can see future events by staringinto a shiny or reflective surface, such as a mirror or crystal ball.
Seance: The gathering of a group of individuals for the purpose of communicatingfor the ghost of the dead.
Sensitive: Someone who is aware or can detect paranormal events beyond the rangeof their five human senses.
Screaming Skulls: Human skulls that protest with poltergeist activity when theirfinal wishes are not fulfilled.
Shaman: A witch doctor or medicine man who communicates with spirits while in atrance and who has the power of healing.
Sixth sense: Popular term for ESP.
Sleep Paralysis: A frightening state of seeming to being awake but unable to move.
Soul: The spiritual life force or essence, carrying an individual's personality andconsciousness of all actions.
Spectre: A ghost or apparition.
Spirit: Often used to define the soul of a person, but it can also be used to representplaces such as sacred lakes or objects, shrines, and elemental entities.
Spirit Detection: The reading made by scientific equipment (EMF Detectors,Temperature changes, etc.) when a ghost or spirit is present.
Spirit Photography: Photographs of figures or faces, believed by some to be thoseof deceased persons.
Spirit Profile: Researching the background and history of the ghost or spirit, thendetermining it's consistent patterns as a result of the findings.
Spiritualism: Belief systems that ghosts and spirits can and do communicate withthe living.
Spook Lights: See Earth Lights.
Stigmata: Unexplained markings on a person's body that correspond to the woundsof Christ.
Super-ESP: A more powerful form of telepathy that allow certain individuals topick up information about a deceased person from other living people.
Supernatural: Something that exists of occurs through some means other than anyknow force in nature or science.
Time-Slips: Moments where the past and present collide at one point.Telepathy: Mind-to-mind communication.
Telephone Calls From The Dead: When a person receives a telephone call fromsomeone who is dead. The person may or may not know that the caller is deceased.
Teleportation: Paranormal transportation of an object from one location to another, even throgh solid objects.
Transportation Apparitions: The appearance of ghostly cars, trucks, ships,bicycles, carriages, trains, airplanes and anything else that carry people. They haunttheir old routes.
Vampire: A supernatural creature (undead) that can only come out at night andlives by drinking the blood of the living.
Vortex: A opening or doorway between our world and the spirit world.
Wild Hunt: A group of ghost horsemen or packs of ghostly dogs see at night.
Witch: A women with supernatural powers.
Wraith: A ghost that comes back to avenge its own death. Considered an omenspirit.