The Strangest Facts About Paranormal Activity That Will Make You Believe In Ghosts

It’s no secret that we’re firm believer of the paranormal world around here. However, we’re also aware of the fact that a lot of our readers are still somewhat skeptical. After all, there has yet to be valid scientific data to support the idea of ghosts. And that’s why we have decided to unearth some of the most intriguing and well-documented data surrounding supernatural occurrences. So, let’s dive into the eerie world of the strangest facts about paranormal activity.

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The Enfield Poltergeist

In the 1970s, the Hodgson family of Enfield, England, experienced a series of bizarre events that would come to be known as the Enfield Poltergeist haunting. Objects moved on their own, furniture levitated, and the children claimed to be possessed by unseen forces. The case attracted the attention of paranormal investigators, including renowned researcher Maurice Grosse and author Guy Lyon Playfair. The whole thing has even been dramatised in the 2016 horror film The Conjuring

The whole story is baffling, and without getting too much into detail, the whole poltergeist activity centered around two young sisters (11 and 13) and things like demonic possession and unexplained voices have been involved. Even though the whole thing is scary, many skeptics believe that it was all just for show.

The Scole Experiment

In the 1990s, a group of researchers in the United Kingdom embarked on a groundbreaking investigation known as the Scole Experiment, aiming to establish scientific proof of the existence of the afterlife. Over several years, the group conducted seances and experiments in a small village in Norfolk, capturing photographic evidence, EVP recordings, and even materialized objects purportedly from the spirit world. 

This was the most detailed and long-lasting experiment of this sort, but a lot of people still dismiss it as complete nonsense. The research that went on for over five years is still available for anyone to read. So if you’re interested in these sorts of things, I would strongly suggest to check it out yourself.

The Hessdalen Lights

Since the 1980s, the remote valley of Hessdalen in Norway has been the site of mysterious light phenomena known as the Hessdalen lights. These unexplained lights appear as colorful orbs or flashes of light that move through the valley with seemingly intelligent behavior. Despite decades of scientific study, the origin of the Hessdalen lights remains a mystery, with theories ranging from plasma discharges to extraterrestrial visitors.

The Stone Tape Theory

The Stone Tape theory proposes that certain materials, such as stone or metal, have the ability to record and playback paranormal phenomena like a tape recorder. According to this hypothesis, traumatic events or strong emotions can leave an imprint on the environment, which can be replayed under the right conditions, resulting in hauntings or ghostly apparitions. This would explain why so many old homes made out of stone are supposed to be haunted. 

In fact, there’s a science fiction movie explaining this theory perfectly where researchers explore a possibility haunted Victorian mansion. If you’re looking for other, more reliable resources, we would suggest the book “The Weird and the Eerie” by cultural theorist Mark Fisher.

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The Philadelphia Experiment

In 1943, the U.S. Navy allegedly conducted a secret experiment known as the Philadelphia Experiment, aiming to render a warship invisible to radar. According to conspiracy theories, the experiment had unintended consequences, including teleportation, time travel, and crew members embedded in the ship’s hull. While the U.S. Navy denies the existence of the Philadelphia Experiment, it continues to capture the imaginations of conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts.

Kanita is a wanderlust-fueled traveler with an inclination for unraveling the mysteries of history, the paranormal, and the bizarre world of medicine. As a true crime buff, Kanita's nights are often spent delving into the depths of chilling mysteries. Yet, it's not just the paranormal that captivates her—her background in medicine fuels a fascination with the weird and wonderful world of medical oddities, from twisted historical practices to the myths and legends that shroud the field. From exploring haunted locales to uncovering the strange and morbid tales of medical history, Kanita is your guide to the unconventional, the unexplained, and the downright eerie.

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