Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I have a WHAT in my house!?!

A question I get all the time is what's the difference between a ghost, spirit, entity, etc etc....

In a general sense, they are all interchangeable with one another. These terms are used differently by different groups & individuals. However, while they may all refer to humans that have passed on, they are used specifically to categorize other paranormal encounters. 

Ghost: Generally refers to any deceased human still present. 

Spirit: Similar to ghost & often interchangeable. Also generally related to  beings that where never human to begin with. For instance, elementals...otherwise known as earth, air, fire & water elements, where never human. Elementals are considered side by side with demonic haunts because neither have ever walked this world as humans. 

Entity: My personal preference due to its multiple, all encompassing, classification. It's very often used to describe demonic beings. 

I feel it's an individual choice as to what you call them. A piece of advice,go for what you're most comfortable with!

Thank you! :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

What's an EMF?

Chances are you've seen popular ghost hunting shows on TV using EMF meters while investigating. Such examples as the popular K-II, Mel Meters, Tri-Field Meter & Cell Sensors. Before jumping into the theories & uses of EMF meters in the paranormal field, first lets examine a brief explanation of what exactly is an EMF. 

EMF stands for an Electromagnetic Field. Any item that utilizes electricity, as well as natural geological sources, give off EMFs. This field is comprised of a stationary electric charge and a flowing magnetic current, measured in the number of volts per meter. The most common measurements used are Gauss (G) and milliGauss (mG). For instance, the average microwave EMF reading at close range is between 40.0 mG to 100.0 mG, at a distance of just 5 feet, the readings drop to 5mG or less. 

So what's a "normal" EMF level in your average home? Depending on which sources you consult, they range from 0.0 mG to 0.3 mG, with anything above a 0.7 mG being considered unhealthy, to anything above 2.0 mG being considered too high and unhealthy. 

Some people are more sensitive to high EMF levels. For them, they can become ill if exposed to too much. Some common symptoms are upset stomach, headaches, and even visual/auditory hallucinations. 

There's a large debate in the paranormal field as to wether or not high EMFs cause people to believe they're seeing/hearing spirits as a result of hallucinations, or do areas with high EMF levels attract spirits and/or provide more energy to manifest at that location. Perhaps it's a combination of the two?

You're probably familiar with the scientific theory that states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Energy is a vital part of our bodies abilities to run properly. The belief is that once we die, our spirits are made up of the same energy we had while alive. Thus, while investigating, paranormal teams look for unexplainable spikes in EMF that have no natural causes. These "spikes" could indicate the presence of a spirit. 

However, in paranormal research an unexplainable EMF spike alone holds very minimal proof of paranormal activity. In connection with audio, video, or photographic evidence, it helps to support that piece of evidence further. The spikes can also help us discover patterns, and even allow us to communicate in real time. 

All in all, the EMF meters are a must for anyone interested in investigating the paranormal. Not only do they allow you to track & communicate with spirits, they also can help you to find alternative natural causes for activity. 

Websites for additional EMF scientific research:

Thank you!

Founder & Lead Investigator
Mystique Paranormal Research Society (MPRS)

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Ghost Hunters Needed!

Hey all!

I'm excited to announce that Mystique Paranormal (MPRS) is finally looking for new members! While past experience is not needed, it does help. Must be 21 or older, with a reliable form of transportation, and at least 2 hours per week, not including investigations themselves. The ability to obtain your own equipment, within reason, within a 90 day period is also vital.

We utilize a purely scientific methodology, but invite both true skeptics to sensitives to join.

If interested, first take some time to look over our website at:

If you like what you see, then contact us at:

From there, we have a two process interview procedure we'd move through. That gives both you, & us, the opportunity to see if we fit.

Don't let all that seem daunting, it's really not! :)

We look forward to hearing from you soon! Please feel free to ask any questions you'd like.

Thank you!

Founder & Lead Investigator
Mystique Paranormal (MPRS)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HELP, My House is Haunted!

For most people that have gone through their lives with little to no experience with the paranormal, moving into an actively haunted location can be a shock. You may even start to doubt your sanity! For those of us involved in paranormal research, we see this over & over, so are not alone! Perhaps your not yet ready to call a paranormal team into your home or place of business, what can you do? Below's some tips on ways to handle your experiences.

• Always keep in mind that what we think of "ghosts" are actually just people without bodies. Most of them are simply trying to get your attention so you can help them. However, keep in mind, if you were nice alive, then your probably still nice when you die...same with tricksters, mean people, etc. Their attempts to get your attention, such as opening/shutting doors, moving your belongings around, even an attempt to throw something at you, are generally not meant to scare you. I always ask our clients to put theirselves in the ghosts place. No one can hear you or see you & you may not even know your dead, honestly how frustrated would you get?

• Start & keep a journal to record all experiences. We recommend you keep it somewhere easy to get to in case you have visitors that have experiences & for easy access for you. This will help you to see any trends in activity, such as most active time of the day, which room has the majority of activity, and so on. It will also be very valuable for any paranormal teams you may decide to bring in.

• Keep in mind it's your home! You have both the right & the ability to lay down laws and/or ask them to leave. Again, if you are dealing with a "ghost", then they will listen eventually. You will probably have to say it over & over again, together as a family, but eventually they'll leave or follow your requests. I would recommend having an investigation done prior to kicking them out. If they're able to pass a message into us, they may decide to leave on their own. Even if they don't, they'll be more likely to leave easily when asked. Again, they're just like you & me, just without bodies.

• DO NOT TRY TO CONTACT THEM YOURSELF, ESPECIALLY NOT THROUGH OUIJA BOARDS, TAROT CARDS, OR SEANCES!!! Please, please, please, do not attempt any of those. While there are safe & proper ways to use all 3, we strongly advise against them. If you do, you are opening a door into your home or place of business that ANYTHING can come through. Generally the type of entities that greedily wait for these doors are not what you want in your home & near your family. For instance, inhuman malicious entities, commonly referred to as a demonic entity, love to get into your home this way. A demonic haunt is a whole other situation compared to an intelligent human entity (ghost), and I'll be posting more blogs about them. I did feel the need to add this warning to our list of tips. If you do feel you're experiencing a demonic haunting, get in contact with a professional Paranormal Team in your area as quickly as you can, do not wait.

• Regardless of the type of haunting you are experiencing, it never hurts to ask your religious leader (Priest, Pastor, Rabbi, Reverend, High Priestess, etc) if they'd mind coming to your home to bless the home or place of business & even family members. In most cases you don't even need to mention ghosts. If you run into an issue with your own religion, we've found the Catholic Church to be very helpful.

• Smudging is done by lighting a stick of sage, then going throughout the property wafting the smoke into every crevice, closets, etc. Easy to pick up at a local new age shop. I'd also advise reading more up on it so you can get the most out of it!

• Salt Bags - Ever since the ancient Egyptians, salt has been highly thought of as a protection against evil & negativity. I always carry a salt bag on every investigation...better safe than sorry!

• I could go on & on talking about rocks and their properties, but trust me this info is easily accessible via google!

Ultimately you'll need to bring in an experienced paranormal investigators team, if for no other reason than to be able to show any evidence presented that you hear/see all the times. That's a huge validation for you to be able to finally say "See I was seeing that short black shadow!" do I start trying to find a local group? What most of you will find is that there's just too many such groups, especially in & around highly populated areas. Word of mouth is key, so if you are able to ask around for a good group that'd be great! Next step, google (ie: paranormal investigators Chattanooga, TN). Read over their pages, each should provide you with their ideology, methodology. Pay attention to the overall look & ease of use on their site.

Another good place to start is American lists of groups by state, below is one such resource:

As for confidentiality, most groups offer a variety of confidentiality options. From 100% full confidentiality, to no confidentiality, though most choose the the happy middle. This option allows us to post any evidence found at the location to our website, YouTube, etc, but without specifics such as: names, location of property, etc. Instead your evidence would be posted with no names at all and a vague location (such as in Hamilton County TN) With this option, it allows us to post any evidence captured while still keeping your location & names kept confidentiality. So you do get to negotiate with any group you choose to go with, as to which option is best works for you.

Aside from the Confidentiality Agreement, we also include the permission to investigate on our 100% Liability Release. We release each client from any liability (ie: we injure ourselves, etc) while still offering to make restitution for any items we may accidentally damage. Each group has some variation of these forms.

Always check out a groups website first before contacting them. It's also a good idea to ask each group for 1-2 references from former clients. Once those steps have been made, you should be ready to speak with each of them. Ask us the tough questions, remember, we are there to help you!

Last thing to think on involves the different approaches used by different groups. Although this is not a full list of all the approaches, here are the three most prominent:

1) Scientific without the official use of psychics and/or sensitives
2) Scientific with the official use of Psychics and/or sensitives
3) Faith based groups

In the end, it's who you feel more comfortable with. Also, if you're willing to allow more than one group in at separate times, you may be able to get more supporting evidence that your home is haunted or not haunted.

Thank you!

Samantha M.
Founder & Lead Investigator

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Know Your Haunts 101!

Hello everyone, thanks for checking out our blogs today! :)

In the field of paranormal research, it's generally accepted that haunting fall into 1 of 3 categories.

1) Residual
2) Intelligent
3) Demonic

Residual haunting are, to most people, the least threatening once you understand what's going on. In essence, residual hauntings are simply trapped energy. With these there is no way for the entities to communicate with you, nor you with them. In actuality there is not an actual entity present, even if you see it. Think of this type of haunt as more of a recording from the past replaying its self over & over again, be it footsteps up the stairs at 2am every other Thursday, or seeing a woman crying once a month. The thought behind residual haunts is that moments of high intensity (think crying woman) and repeatedly occurring actions (think footsteps on the stairs) imprints on time. Easiest way to find out if you have a residual haunt is to journalize all your activity. You'll notice the patterns easily with residual activity.

By far the most common type of hauntings is the intelligent type. This is where you have humans that have passed trying to communicate with you, generally for help. A lot of times, people become scared of these entities and their attempts to communicate. Think of it from their point of are walking around and no one can hear you and see you. Would you not get upset and do things like hiding their keys or throwing a pop can at someone??? I know I would be!

Of course, we fundamentally believe that a spirits attitude doesn't change simply because they died. So if one were a nice person in life, why wouldn't they remain so in death? On the same token, if you were mean in're mean in death. The good thing about intelligent hauntings is that you can reason with the majority of them. Such as telling them they are no longer welcome in your home. You may have to repeat this over & over before they all leave, but they will as long as you stand firm in your request. Just think of them as people, just like you & I, but without bodies.

The third type of haunt is extremely rare, but they do exist and it's the worst type of haunt to have, period. I'm referring to demonic hauntings. Please note that the term demonic is used to generalize & simplify a who host of entities. Technically they are inhuman entities (never were flesh & blood) with malicious intent. This reaches across all religious & cultural beliefs.

Demonic haunts are generally accepted to to follow a 5 point escalation in activity, ultimately ending in death.

1) Manifestation - intentional or unintentional invitation is made that allows these entities to your home & to you. Some common ways to open this doorway are playing with a Ouija Board, holding Seances, & playing with tarot cards.

2) Infestation - entities takes on a persona you will trust, such as an Angel, a loved one, or a child. This stage is all about deception & gaining your trust. Very similar to an intelligent haunt at this point.

3) Oppression - entities begin making demands, steps up the mental & physical attacks on residents. At this point they are trying to make you give up your will to live; thus, selling your soul. Suicide is very common by this stage.

4) Possession - entities gain control of both your body, mind & emotions. The demonic entity is almost always there to override the humans ability to do anything. The possessed person, if is granted periods of control, is still subjected to threatening internal communication.

5) Death - This is the ultimate desire of demonic entities. They want you dead so they can collect your soul. Murder-Suicide & just suicide attempts are extremely common at this point

Please note that I've barely scratched the surface of these 3 most common types of haunts & that there are more types of haunts as well. I've tried to just give a brief introduction to each mentioned above. I hope to later go more into depth with each of these haunt types, as well as discuss the other types of hauntings generally accepted in the paranormal community.

Thank you for reading this blog!


Founder & Lead Investigator

423-304-5202 Group

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sensitives & Psychics

I'd like to start out by stating that our group, Mystique Paranormal, does not use sensitives or psychics officially in any of our investigations. Having said that, about half my group, myself included, are sensitive with one psychic. We use our "gifts" to help us capture evidence, and it has proven to be very helpful in that regard. All those with ability are asked to internalize any impressions and/or messages received, then log that info post investigation. MPRS follows a purely scientific methodology at all times.

I've also decided to start a Facebook group page called Sensitive's Chat Cafe as a forum to learn and share information, ideas, and hopefully foster mentorships. Please feel free to join the group if your gifted, & all skill levels are welcome to join! Below I'd the FB link to the group page:

Thank you!

Founder & Lead Investigator

423-401-8081 Group