Terminology – A

Paranormal Terminology / Glossary

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The appearance of a ghost or spirit, usually taking the form of a visual image of a deceased individual in either real life or on film. However there are apparitions based on each of the five senses. Usually visual, auditory, tactile, or olfactory apparitions appear in conjunction with each other, but occasionally only one of the senses are involved. Very rarely is the sense of taste involved. Examples include:

  • Visual:  The appearance of a person who was commonly associated with the area in life.
  • Auditory:  Sounds of walking, voices, doors opening, or sounds of battle from years before.
  • Smells:  Smells or odors, such as perfumes, cigarette smoke etc.

Automatic Writing

Expressing subconscious thoughts or influences by doodling.