I've said it often and believe it with all my heart; even if ghostly activity is launched from the spiritual realm as many believe, it still presents itself within our world as images, sounds, feelings and smells and therefore it does interact with the scientific realm.
It is in that realm this we will be able to weigh, measure, and interact with whatever is the cause of ghostly phenomena. By testing scientific theories, we can exclude some possibilities from the list and narrow the field until we figure out how it uses our physical world to show itself and perhaps lead to longer and more reliable interactions.
Some theories of things that may contribute to, activate, or agitate ghostly activity:
Earth's magnetic fields
Feng Shui (a building's layout and the layout of items within)
How about potential tools for detecting paranormal phenomena and their efficacy?
Seismic equipment/motion detectors
These are only a few areas I want to investigate and create testing methods for the right locations to see what conclusions our team can make.
We need to look outside the usual assumptions about what this phenomena is and how it works. Why not look at it like a hunter would? How can we track it? Is there a way for it to leave traces of itself? Jason on “Ghost Hunters” show tried the old powder on the floor trick which would be wonderful if we're dealing with an invisible man, but probably not so much with phantom sounds of footsteps.
However, for us to feel the effects of a paranormal presence, we do get goosebumps and the sense of being touched and tugged, so it's entirely possible that running a fog machine and perhaps a colored light in a room with no air flow into it and no movement from those present could show us something forming with enough concentration to disrupt air patterns. This three-dimensional world we live in allows for the empty space between us to be a place to study.
Thinking outside the box.
Our research team will be called POE (Paranormal Observation & Experimentation). Expect me to talk about our research and studies in the coming future.