Paranormal activity: What it is and what you should do if you experience it at home
Things that go bump in the night – easily explained or something a little spookier?
If you’re a sceptic, you’re not alone: a poll by the Syfy channel found that over half the UK population (56%) don’t believe in ghostly goings on.
Of course that leaves a large chunk – 44% - believing, with 17% saying that they’ve actually experienced paranormal activity themselves.
But what exactly is paranormal activity? And what on earth should you do if you think you’re experiencing it?
We asked clairvoyant, medium and psychic Billy Roberts to explain more…
Paranormal activities are phenomena that cannot easily be explained and are outside the parameters of human experience.
Signs of paranormal activity are diverse, from common reports of ghostly knocks and people seeing shadowy forms out of the corner of their eyes, to doors opening by themselves, moving objects and ghostly apparitions.
Disembodied voices echoing through the darkness is a phenomenon that is also quite common.
This depends on how severe it is and whether it is causing concern to the family. You can enlist the help of an 'experienced' medium who may be able to resolve the problem, or the spirit can be exorcised by a priest who specialises in such phenomena.
Some people are potentially more sensitive to atmospheric fluctuations, while others are oblivious to them. However, when the phenomena are very apparent, not even the ardent sceptic would be able to ignore it.
A sceptic is usually someone who has never witnessed paranormal phenomena so therefore dismisses it without consideration. This can be the result of background, upbringing or even religious persuasion.