Static Electricity and Paranormal Investigations

Written by: Amber Atteberry


Spirits and Static

When people go ghost hunting, most people look for EMFs, EVPs, cold spots, or take photographs or video to attempt to capture a spirit on camera.  However, it’s important to not overlook the importance of spirits possibly manipulating static electricity fields. Static electricity can play a vital role in your paranormal investigations, and it's important to approach it with an open mind and compare with other readings from a variety of equipment to confirm your findings. Today, we will explore the role of static electricity in a successful paranormal investigation and examine its potential significance.

What Is Static Electricity?

Before delving into its connection with the paranormal, let's briefly understand static electricity and why it's important to monitor during a paranormal investigation. 

Static electricity occurs when there is an imbalance of electric charges on the surface of an object. It can be generated by friction, pressure, or contact with specific materials. It’s also not uncommon to experience static electricity before a storm. When it comes to catching ghostly activity, paranormal investigators quite often experience static electricity-like sensations and record static electricity sensitive devices being triggered. 

The sensations may include the hair on the back of their neck standing on end, tingling sensations, or mild electric shocks. While these may be caused by the presence of spirits or ghosts, they can also be explained by natural causes such as dry air, synthetic fabrics, or electrostatic buildup in the environment. This is why it’s important to have several pieces of equipment that can read several different kinds of environmental factors- if your NEM Master or PRS is sensing static electricity at the same time that your K2 meter, REM Pod or PMB POLTERTUNE are sensing activity, it’s quite possible that it is caused by a spirit.

So how do spirits create static electricity? There are several possible ways:

Energy Manipulation:

Spirits are believed to possess or manipulate various energy fields in a variety of ways. It is possible that ghosts can generate or alter static electricity by altering the electromagnetic fields around them of the DC type (Direct Current). It is also believed that they can alter AC (Alternating Current) fields, which regular EMF meters such as the K2 meter measures. 

Residual Energy:

Spirits may leave behind residual energy or imprints in their surroundings. This typically manifests as what is called a “residual haunting” - a non-interactive spirit that repeats the same action over and over.  This residual energy, when interacting with the environment, could potentially cause static electricity.

Interaction with the Physical World:

Static may not occur directly from the spirit itself. Spirits can sometimes interact with the physical world in various ways, which may cause friction or disturbances that generate static charges. These interactions could potentially result in the creation of static electricity phenomena associated with paranormal experiences. Examples would include if a spirit were to move something which rubs against another object.

Products To Add To Your Kit

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The NEM MASTER and the PRS both alerts you regarding DC fields being maniuplated. The K2 meter (pictured on the right below), as mentioned, will alert you of manipulations of AC EMF fields. 

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