It also describes the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in one’s own peripheral vision with no chance of the supposed phenomenon having been a reflection.
A doppelgänger is often perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and is regarded by some to be a harbinger of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person’s relative or friend portends illness or danger while seeing one’s own doppelgänger is said to be an omen of death.
Recent scientific experimentation has duplicated several doppelgänger effects when electrical stimulation was applied to the lefttemporoparietal junction of a patient’s brain.
In contemporary vernacular, the word doppelgänger is often used in a more general sense to identify any person that physically ‒ or perhaps even behaviorally ‒ resembles another person without regard to the word’s original paranormal meaning, thus shifting it back to the original German meaning of look-alikes.
"I will praise you, my God and King, and always honor your name. I will praise you each day and always honor your name. You are wonderful, Lord, and you deserve all praise because you are much greater than anyone can understand. Each generation will announce to the next your wonderful and powerful deeds. I will keep thinking about your marvelous glory and your mighty miracles. Everyone will talk about your fearsome deeds, and I will tell all nations how great you are. They will celebrate and sing about your matchless mercy and your power to save. You are merciful, Lord! You are kind and patient and always loving. You are good to everyone, and you take care of all your creation. All creation will thank you, and your loyal people will praise you They will tell about your marvelous kingdom and your power. Then everyone will know about the mighty things you do and your glorious kingdom. Your kingdom will never end, and you will rule forever. Our Lord, you keep your word and do everything you say. When someone stumbles or falls, you give a helping hand, Everyone depends on you, and when the time is right, you provide them with food. By your own hand you satisfy the desires of all who live. Our Lord, everything you do is kind and thoughtful, and you are near to everyone whose prayers are sincere. You satisfy the desires of all your worshipers, and you come to save them when they ask for help. You take care of everyone who loves you, but you destroy the wicked. I will praise you, Lord, and everyone will respect your holy name forever.” - Psalms 145
(ALL CONTENT LISTED BELLOW IS OF THEORETICAL NATURE AND IS BASED ON THE CASE WORK AND RESEARCH OF INVESTIGATORS AND SCIENTISTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD)
In the ever changing field of Paranormal Research and Investigation things can be a bit of a mystery. Our field of study is really in the foundation building stages so there is not much to go on by means of set standards. Even with our current limitations and uncertainties there seems to be a pattern emerging when it comes to the classification of a Haunting. In the following article I will attempt to give you a brief outline of the different types of hauntings In the hope of clearing up a few misconceptions and giving a sort of a summary of the kind of stuff we face on a daily basis conducting our Research and Fieldwork.
Probably the most popular and studied manifestations of a Haunting is that of an Intelligent Haunting. In theory, an Intelligent Haunting consists of an active, attentive being that is fully aware of your presence. These entities are able to communicate with Investigators through various methods and are often thought to be the spirit energy of a deceased person.
The majority of effort, time and theory in our field is spent on better understanding this one branch of a Haunting in particular. It seems like everyday someone, somewhere is coming up with new, clever methods of further communication with the true unknown.
In the grand scheme of things, The Residual Haunting is probably the most common manifestation of the five. Think of it as an Energetic Recording of a life event that produced such an extremely high amount of emotion that parts of it get imprinted on inanimate objects, buildings, ect. They are then played back through the years in the form of Shadow Figures, Disembodied Voices and even Apparitions. Unlike an Intelligent Haunting, these beings are merely energetic residue. Something a person leaves behind. These types of occurrences tend to happen in Hospitals, Prisons, Historic Battlefields, Hotels, Places where a crime has been committed and even in places that have been exposed to suicide. It is my personal opinion that this type of Haunting will be the first of the 5 to gain a lot of inquiry from mainstream science and will prove to be one of the most amazing scientific finds in history.
In folklore and parapsychology, a poltergeist is a type of ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects moved around or destroyed. Most accounts of poltergeists describe movement or levitation of objects, such as furniture and cutlery, or noises such as knocking on doors. Poltergeists have also been claimed to be capable of pinching, biting, hitting and tripping people.
Poltergeists occupy numerous niches in cultural folklore, and have traditionally been described as troublesome spirits who haunt a particular person instead of a specific location. Such alleged poltergeist manifestations have been reported in many cultures and countries including the United States, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and most European nations, with early accounts dating back to the 1st century.
An Elemental or “Earth Spirit” as they are often referred to are spiritual beings of nonhuman origin.Probably the most rare and mysterious of the 5 these beings are hard to place because so little is known about them scientifically. Widely reported in cultures all over the world these entities are commonly reported in the form of “Ghost Lights” or “Willow The Wisp”. Luminous balls of energy that have quite the reputation. Historic accounts claim these balls of light would be seen on the outskirts of towns and villages usually in highly wooded areas and would lure people from the safety of the community and deep into the forest never to be seen again. This remains one of the most debated and heated topics being discussed in The Paranormal Community and will most likely remain so for the foreseeable future
The most controversial and terrifying of the 5 is that of Demonic Hauntings. Few things in life even compare to the horrific events experienced during these infestations. A Demonic Haunting occurs when a Demonic Force enters the life of a victim and literally goes to town hellbent on destroying the life of that individual. This can happen one of three ways. Demonic Depression, Demonic Obsession and Finally, Demonic Possession. (We will get into these at a later time). The most common phenomenon attributed to cases like this are things like Levitation, Possession, Depression, Disembodied Voices, Scratches, Biting, smacking, precognition and the mocking of The Trinity. I have personally handled a few of these cases and they really change your life. The only way to truly be freed from the chains of the Darkness is total faith and trust in God. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will get into this subject in depth on a later date and break all this down into segments but true evil exists in both life and death. Consider yourself warned.
The TNT Area
An old Military Instillation once used to store Explosives and Ammunition.The location is littered with dozens of these “Igloos”. It was In this general area during the 1960’s people first spotted the famous West Virginia Cryptid, “The Mothman”.
All around the world people have reported visitations from an ethereal intelligence known as harbingers. Dating back to ancient times these beings have appeared to man usually to relay some sort of message. These entities seem to take on different forms over the years and when encountered, are associated with Precognitive Dreams, Sense Of Missing Time, Visual and Auditory Experiences and even Abduction. One of the most famous accounts of such creatures occurred in the sleepy town of Pt. Pleasant, WV where local towns people began to see a shadowy, winged, red eyed figure which came to be known as “The Mothman”. Many associate the appearance of this being with the collapse of the Silver Bridge which happened shortly after sightings started and after the tragedy, the sightings stopped. These things have also been reported before other major tragedies like 9/11, The earthquakes in China and Japan, Hurricane Katrina and various other disasters. Is it just a coincidence that people report encounters with these beings before such events? Or is it, as many believe, a warning of things to come.
A Pukwudgie is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies’ features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears. Their skin is described as being a smooth grey, and at times has been known to glow.
"Legends of the Pukwudgie began in connection to ‘Maushop’, a creation giant believed by the Wampanoag to have created most of Cape Cod. He was beloved by the people, and the Pukwudgies were jealous of the affection the Natives had for him. They tried to help the Wampanoag, but their efforts always backfired, until they eventually decided to torment them instead. They became mischievous and aggravated the Natives until they asked ‘Granny Squanit’, Maushop’s wife, for help. Maushop collected as many as he could. He shook them until they were confused and tossed them around New England. Some died, but others landed, regained their minds and made their way back to Massachusetts.
Satisfied he had done his job and pleased his wife, Maushop went away for a while. In his absence, the Pukwudgies had returned. They again changed their relationship with the Wampanoags. They were no longer just a nuisance, but began kidnapping children, burning villages and forcing the Wampanoag deep into the woods and killing them. Squanit again stepped in, but Maushop, being very lazy, sent his five sons to fix the problem. The Pukwudgies lured them into deep grass and shot them dead with magic arrows. Enraged, Squanit and Maushop attacked as many as they could find and crushed them, but many escaped and scattered throughout New England again. The Pukwudgies regrouped and tricked Maushop into the water and shot him with their arrows. Some legends say they killed him, while others claim he became discouraged and depressed about the death of his sons, but after these events Maushop disappears from the Wampanoags’ mythology.”