Can Science Explain the ‘Dude, Run!” Impulse?

MagnetMost ghost hunters are familiar with EMF. It has to do with magnetic forces.

That’s not news.

But… today, I saw a video that might explain our “must get out of here” reactions at some haunted sites.

The video showed a floating disk. It was cool.

I also saw a connection to paranormal research.

After reading about the floating disk, I dug deeper. I looked up the Meissner effect.

That’s where I saw a description of a familiar physical reaction, described as a pushing away effect.

Skipping past the confusing technical information, it means this:

Your body is creating a low-level magnetic field, and your body also responds to the magnetic energy of the earth.

Some people are more sensitive to that than others.

(More info for geeks: As I understand it, our bodies’ chemical reactions within the cells and the ionic current of the nervous system, generate a magnetic field.)

So, here’s what I’m pondering today:

What if something paranormal is generating an unseen physical field that has a Meissner effect?

What if our bodies are responding on a such a low level, we sense that we’re being pushed away, but we interpret it as something psychic?

Or, what if spirits (or whatever “ghosts” really are) are deliberately creating fields that repel us?

Maybe the Meissner concept has nothing to do with that “let’s get out of here” (or, “Dude, run!”) reaction.

But, when we feel that impulse at a haunted site, maybe something physical is going on… whether it’s deliberately created by unseen forces, or not.

If you have some thoughts about this, I hope you’ll share them in comments, below.

Here’s what I was looking at, that started this line of thinking:

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4 thoughts on “Can Science Explain the ‘Dude, Run!” Impulse?”

  1. Very, very cool. I think you may be on to something with those questions. As they say, knowing all the answers isn’t half as important as knowing how/when to ask the right question. Good job! I look forward to seeing the result of this line of inquiry.

    1. Thanks, Merlin! I’ve continued reading about this, and I’m intrigued that the Meissner effect involves very low temperatures. Some of the most extreme paranormal activity (and our most intense reactions to it) takes place in “cold spots.”

      Is there a corellation? I’m not sure. That’s going far out on a limb with this speculation.

      Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly agree that the key to this is finding the right questions. So, I’ll keep asking them, and hope it helps us find the right answers, too!

  2. So is your thought basically this? that the Meissner effect could be boosting a part of the human fight or flight response, primarily the flight aspect?and if so why some and not others?

    1. I can’t speak for everyone, and I’ve never done a study of this. However, some of us — including me — seem to be hypersensitive to EMF and magnetic energy, in general.

      I’m speculating that — if the Meissner effect is involved — some people are repulsed or startled by the magnetic shift.

      However, there has to be more to it than that, if all (or most) cold spots are somehow tied to the Meissner effect. I’m consistently drawn to the cold spot over the Joseph Gilson stone at Gilson Road Cemetery (Nashua, NH), but — in other locations — I’m creeped-out by energy that later turns out to be a cold spot.

      I know that I’m building “what if” concepts on top of equally shaky “what if” concepts, but… well, this site is sort of an online depository for my brainstorming sessions. And, in this case, the more I research the Meissner effect, the more it fits the typical model of hauntings with cold spots and gut-level reactions among some of the researchers.

      But, the simple answer to your question is: Some people seem to be more sensitive to magnetic energy than others. EMF from exposed wiring will give some people stomach aches or anxiety, but someone else can live in the same house and it never seems to bother them. I think the Meissner effect might be a similar force: Some people react to it, and others barely notice it until it’s pointed out to them.


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