Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A little about who we are

Who is Oklahoma Paranormal?

Oklahoma Paranormal was founded by Ann York in early 2008. From 2008 to the present, Oklahoma Paranormal has conducted several paranormal investigations, as well as helped in consultations via email and telephone. We are dedicated to the research, investigation, study, and education of the paranormal. Our investigations are conducted using scientific and psychic techniques in a professional manner above all else. As such, we have the highest respect for our clients. Oklahoma Paranormal is a non-profit organization and never charges for its services. Donations and the members themselves support us in helping you. Our goal is to gather, collect, and analyze data that will hopefully someday lead to a better understanding of the paranormal world.

Our website is under construction and hope to be up soon.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


EVP stands for electronic voice phenomenon. An evp is defined as a recording of nonphysical and/or spiritual voices and/or noises that is picked up. Evp's are taken with a voice recorder. This can be a simple tape recorder to a digital voice recorder.

To listen to your evp's use a set of headphones and turn up the volume. Listen very close for the slightest sound. Instead of a voice you might pick up growling, singing, humming, or footsteps. You can use white noise. White noise is sometimes use in the background to help make the voices stand out, this can be radio static. You don't have to do this, it's your choice.

Most investigators breakdown epv's into different classes; A, B, C, and D. Class A is most clear to hear as if someone was standing next to you, with B being less clear and audible, C and D are even less clear and harder to hear like a whisper.

Thomas Edison, in the 1920's, made a few attempts to create a devise used for spirit contact, but he never succeeded. The first documented case was in 1959. Fredrich Jurgenson was in the Swedish countryside trying to record bird songs. When playing them back he discovered the sound of a man speaking Norwegian about songs of birds.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Basic tools for paranormal investigators

Paranormal investigators have a variety of tools to use, from the simplest tape recorder so infrared cameras.

The first item I'm going to talk about the camera. This can be a cheap disposable camera to a expensive 35mm to any digital camera. There are also the infrared cameras. These are nice to have, but can get costly. Having an expensive camera doesn't mean you have the best camera. There is not one better than another.

Other helpful tool is voice recorder. This is used to record EVP's, electronic voice phenomenon. This is another tool that you don't have to spend a lot of money on. You can use a tape recorder with a microphone, a micro tape recorder, or a digital recorder.

EMF, electromagnetic field, is used to find electromagnetic fields. In theory paranormal activity can be detected using an EMF if the meter reads a disturbance. You will need to take into consideration that they can also pick up on home appliances and cell phones as well as power lines. Still a useful tool.

Thermometers are very useful. I don't mean the kind you stick under your tongue. Sudden drops or spikes in temperature can also indicate paranormal activity. There are affordable ones as well as expensive ones. As before just because it's expensive doesn't always make it better.

Infrared Motion Detectors are good tools to have but are not necessary. They detect movement. This tool is used by setting it up in a room when a investigator will not be in the room. You can pick up these starting at a reasonable price.

And of course don't forget you flashlight and lots of extra batteries. Paranormal activity can and will a lot of times drain your batteries almost instantly. You will also need notebook paper and pens for interviews and notes. A laptop computer is also another good tool to have.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Orbs, what are they?

This is a very touchy subject. Most paranormal investigators don't recognize orbs at all. Why? Aren't these round objects paranormal activity?

It is so easy to create orbs, especially with a digital camera. There are many things that when photographed will look like an orb, dust; dirt; flying insects; cold breath, to name a few. Some will say that if there is color to the orb or if it has a tail then they will consider it paranormal energy. Orbs are not actuality ghosts. It implies that paranormal activity could be present. Orbs appear in pictures as round balls of light. They range in size from very small to huge.

I have taken many pictures with orbs in them. I also have a picture of a orb with a tail and one that is very brightly lit up.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Different types of ghosts

Apparition can be a full bodied or partial bodied ghost. A full bodied ghost is where you can see the entire body of a person. A partial bodied ghost is where you will only see part of the body like a head or the lower portion of the body. Sometimes you will see a ghost doing the same thing over and over, like always walking down a certain hallway or going up the stairs. This is done because that was something the ghost did in it's life and they are repeating it or reliving a moment in their life.

Poltergeists usually center their attention around one person. Most time these ghosts will be attracted to a person who is going through or are dealing with a lot of physical and/or emotional stress and/or anxiety. These are the ones that like to move objects, open and close doors, and knock on the walls.

Entities are creatures of divine or unearthly in nature and that they have not lived as human, for instances angels and/or demons. Usually feelings of overwhelming good ( angels ) or evil ( demons ) are associated with these.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ghost vs Spirit

Everyone has there own definitions of ghosts and spirits. And really no one is wrong. Webster's dictionary defines a ghost as "The spirit of a dead person which is believed to appear to or haunt living persons, a spirit." And defines a spirit as "The vital essence of man, considered by personality and self- consciousness, a supernatural being, as a ghost or angel. I don't know about you but these sound somewhat confusing.

I define a ghost as a person who has passed away but who has not crossed over into the spirit world. They are still Earth bound. I define a spirit as a person who has passed away and has crossed over into the spirit world. They also can cross into either world as they please.