FAQ / Information about Ghosts, Hauntings, Paranormal Phenomena and the Eidolon Project Canada
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There is no sure proof way of knowing. The main reason is that there is no sure proof that an afterlife and / or ghosts exist. Therefore we must base our answer on the open minded assumption that there is a possibility of an afterlife and / or the existence of ghosts. Based on that, one needs to be able to differentiate between what constitutes activity that may be caused via paranormal means and that which is caused by more conventional "normal' means. These "normal causes" may be environmental, psychological, physiological, misinterpreted / misunderstood natural phenomena or a combination of all of the aforementioned reasons. This is where the years of experience and knowledge of the Eidolon Project is helpful, and needed.
That being said here are some of the signs of a haunting: Sighting an apparition - Hearing strange unaccountable noises - Feeling an uncomfortable "presence" - localized hot or cold spots that are distinct from the ambient temperature - Issues with electrical appliances or fixtures such as light turning themselves on or off - Sightings of unexplainable "shadows" - Movement, asport and apport of objects - Children reporting that they have invisible friends or visitors - Pets that undergo an extreme, sudden personality change in certain areas, are some of the indications of an active haunting. Is your house haunted?
Bear in mind that all of the possible causes of a haunting or ghost activity also have very reasonable and earthly explanations as well. A haunting is not: activity caused by psychological, physiological or sleep disorders - infrasound - sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMF) - trace states - self-deception or belief biases - or "residual phenomena" (often erroneously referred to as a "residual haunting".
No. Although it seems that certain Samsung cell phones are recording "orbs", the issue is not limited to Samsung alone. As technology improves, most cell manufacturers are putting in front cameras that are more sensitive and of higher pixel count.
In the presence of the lamp being used, or videos being taken in brighter ambient light, the CCD or CMSO circuitry are reading airborne particles, especially those that are within close range of the lens. Although a room may seem as if there are no airborne particles present, if one were to take their attention off of the view screen and look at the lamp light from a 90º angle, one could see the beam and the dust that is being highlighted. Do not look directly into the lamp.
There is still some debate on the paranormal aspects of "orbs". But the general consensus is that they are, for the most part, dust, pollen, dander and other small particles floating within the range of the lens and in the right position to reflect or bounce light back into the camera.
That is not to say that there are some that are captured that seem to act, react and interact with "intelligence", moving as if responding to a verbal request. These are, if paranormal in nature, extremely rare.
There are still those who are fanatic believers that despite all evidence to the contrary will insist that all "orbs" are some sort of entity or interdimensional being. But again, despite all evidence to the contrary there are those who still believe that the universe is supported on the back of a turtle or that the earth is flat
The EPC is different in many ways. The major reason is that we are not "ghost hunters". We are not involved in this field for an adrenaline rush or to have an "adventure". We are not armchair fanatic enthusiasts . We do not use gadgets that support false positives such as 'Ghost/Frank/Spirit Boxes", random word generators, laser grids, or toys such as the Ovilus.
A second reason is that we did not establish the Eidolon Project Canada to perform paranormal investigations as its primary purpose. Our mission is to explore the paranormal with the goal of finding empirical evidence that supports either the existence or non-existence of an afterlife. Investigating hauntings is a means to reach this goal.
Basically, we are not in this avocation to "play" . We are extremely dedicated to our mission.
The Eidolon Project provides its' services free of charge*. As the EPC is reliant upon our clients' generosity to allow us to further our research and knowledge of the paranormal and afterlife by allowing us to investigate their haunting we do not charge them for our investigative services. The opportunity in itself is payment enough.
*However there are circumstances in which we feel that a donation to a charity is a reasonable request. This is asked only in circumstances where a person wishes to have a cleansing, rescue and / or blessing of their home or business performed when a full investigation is neither warranted nor necessary. The reason is that in circumstances such as the above, it is customary that a "sacrifice" is made. This indicates one's intentions of "giving to receive". For clients who have allowed the EPC to conduct an investigation, the client has already made their sacrifice by allowing the EPC to further our studies. In the event that there isn't an investigation needed or required, then we ask that one makes a donation to a charity. Incidentally, the Eidolon Project will not accept donations. Instead, we ask that the donation is made to a society that deals with sick children.
♦For those who do not have the means to make a donation, the EPC still provides our services free of charges. The donation is a request, not a requirement. The EPC actually does not inquire, nor do we know if anyone makes a donation or not. The act and the amount are up to the individual.
♦ Please, as it is against the ethics and policies of the Eidolon Project Canada we require that any donation made IS NOT in our, or any of our associates' name. In the case of the Make-A-Wish Foundation please follow the instructions below.
♦ Charities that the EPC recommend are:
- Make-A-Wish - Northern Alberta
- Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
- Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association
or the charity of your choice.