I have a few obsessions in the ghost hunting realm including shadowpeople, poltergeists, proof of intelligence, and residual hauntings. Having basically grown up in a residual haunting lab, I did get to observe some of the patterns of residual hauntings and I can say that they really had no clock at all. The footsteps up the stairs every night did occur in the evening anywhere from 9 pm to midnight and sometimes onward, but then I also had stayed home alone and heard them in the daytime. The voices and shuffling in the master suite was very sporadic, sometimes not being hard for months or even years before it happened again and then, when it did happen, it tended to be a burst of activity for a short-lived time. The shadowy figure, as well, was a rare appearance, but when it did occur, it happened a few times that day or night.
What I find interesting about that is that geomagnetic storms are much like that—a 24-hour burst of activity. Sometimes, it lasts a few days in a row, but the spike is usually within a few hours or a day.
Here’s the next question, it’s been found that geomagnetic storms can affect the human brain and make psychiatric patients worse and people’s dreams quite vivid and unsettling, so we know they affect the human mind. With this in mind, does geomagnetic activity affect the environment, releasing past events? Or, does it affect the humans perceiving the events to make them more psychically sensitive to appreciating a haunting’s features? ( I could make the connection that the geomagnetic activity makes people imagine things, but when you have multiple witnesses of a haunting event reporting the same encounter, that’s not a bunch of people losing their minds, that’s a bunch of people perceiving the same event with perhaps more keen senses).
Out of curiosity, I looked up major bombings and terrorist attacks and could not find even one in 10 events that wasn’t on a geomagnetic storm day. Considering that we’re in a period of relative quiet for electron flux and geomagnetic activity, I think that’s interesting. I don’t think anyone goes out bombing because there’s a storm, but I do believe it might give them the shot of courage to actually act on such an idea. We’ll never know how many events were intervened upon by the simple fact that it was a quiet calm geomagnetic activity day.
I know that in my own note taking on ghost hunts, the nights with the most activity and the most evidence 100% of the time occurred on geomagnetic storm days, especially electron flux days.
There is a wonderful archive for past geomagnetic storms. If you feel ambitious and curious, try looking up major events and their date to see if there is a storm on the graph here. You might even try a date when something horrendous happened to you.
NOTE: Here’s something you’ll find very interesting. Go back to 2005 on their charts and pick any date. Look at how many storms! Now, go up to 2009 and look up the summertime—any date. See a huge difference? We are in an extremely quiet period. Ironically, did you notice that this season of “Ghost Hunters” has been totally lame beyond belief? Hmm… Did you notice they had a fantastic season in 2005??? Hmm…
Now, back to residual hauntings. Here’s some thoughts of possible avenues for an event to be laid down in an environment:
Emotional/traumatic event—brain chemical reaction affecting environment?
Repetitive events—Patterns embedded in the environment?
Geomagnetic activity—bursts causing moment to be captured?
Geology—creating ideal locations for recording events?
I’m just knocking around ideas at this point, but I’d be thrilled to hear from you and your opinions on possibly other influences. We’ll only get answers if we ask lots of great pointed questions and share knowledge, insight, and creativity.