Poltergeist activity… is it ghostly?
Four theories are popular:
- A ghost causes the objects to move.
- A ghost works in tandem with a living (and somewhat emotional) person. Their combined efforts remotely move objects.
- It’s a psychological issue, and PK (psychokinesis) probably comes from a living person.
- Poltergeist activity doesn’t exist, and it’s always a prank. (I’ve witnessed enough dramatic poltergeist activity to laugh at that idea.)
In the near future, a research project called Mental Work may tell us more.
Here’s a YouTube video about it.
I prefer the explanation (and demonstration) in the Euronews report: http://www.euronews.com/2017/10/24/public-invited-to-show-off-the-power-of-their-minds
You can participate in this experiment in Switzerland. They’re hiring: Mental Work.
What this means to ghost hunters
Psychokinesis (PK) – also known as telekinesis – could explain some ghost phenomena.
- Someone could cause poltergeist activity. (Most people connected with poltergeist activity have no idea they’re part of it.)
- When we ask the ghost to move the child’s toy, knock on a wall, or slam a door, maybe someone living controls it.
- Is some form of electromagnetic energy involved? That could trigger EMF spikes and affect devices such as the Ovilus.
- Likewise, a living individual could create the on-off “communications” we attempt with loosened contacts in flashlights.
Of course, these “could” possibilities are more theory than hard science.
Meanwhile, avoid skeptics’ mistake of insisting that anything that can be faked (or explained in normal terms), always is.
I’m not sure where these studies will lead us. But, anything that clarifies what the mind can do – among the living or the dead – can help us better understand haunted places.