May 22, 2019

Top 101 Paranormal Facts

Happy New Year, dark passengers. It wouldn’t be the first post of a brand new decade without a list of the top 101 paranormal facts you need to know. Let’s get straight down to the fun, shall we?

Top Paranormal Definitions:

  1. 2012 - A mystical year in which the world is thought to end
  2. Aliens – Beings from other planets
  3. Angels – Heavenly guardians providing guidance and/or protection
  4. Cryptids – Legendary or mythical creatures believed to exist though proof is limited
  5. Cryptozoology – The study of cryptids
  6. Demons – Fallen angels aka servants of Lucifer thought to torment and possess people
  7. Oppression – Demon harassment, sometimes confused with depression symptoms
  8. Druids – Extinct religion some believe took part in human sacrifice though no proof exists
  9. Edgar Cayce – Prolific 20th Century psychic who performed readings while in a trance
  10. Elementals – Spirits that were never human; have no stake in humanity’s continued existence or demise
  11. EMF Detectors – Detects disruptions in the electromagnetic field thought to signal the presence of ghosts
  12. Ghosts – Spirits of humans that inhabit the earth after death; often unaware they’re dead
  13. Ghost Hunting – The practice of looking for ghosts
  14. Incubus – Male spirit that has sex with humans
  15. Location Haunting – Paranormal activity tied to a specific location
  16. Mayan Calendar – Extremely accurate calendar created by the ancient Mayans; ends December 21, 2012
  17. Nostradamus – 16th Century French prophet and apothecary
  18. Orbs – Balls of light that only show up on camera; possible manifestation of ghost energy on film
  19. Parapsychology – Pseudoscience studying the paranormal
  20. Personal Haunting – Paranormal activity tied to an individual or group of people
  21. Poe Toaster – Unknown individual who places a bottle of cognac on the grave of Edgar Allan Poe each year on his birthday
  22. Poltergeists – Another name for the spirit present during a violent haunting
  23. Possession – When a spirit or entity takes control of a person without their permission
  24. Succubus – Female spirit that has sex with humans
  25. U.F.O. – Unidentified flying objects; flying saucers
  26. U.S.O. – Unidentified submerged objects; seen underwater
  27. Vampires – Human hybrids that feed on human blood for survival
  28. Werewolves – Humans who turn into wolves during a full moon
  29. Zombies – Undead humans that survive by eating the flesh and/or brains of the living

Metaphysical and Psychics

  1. 3:33 – Time of metaphysical important; positive in the pm, dark in the am
  2. Afterlife – Believed existence after physical death where the soul lives on
  3. Akashic Records – Collective consciousness storing all records and information in time
  4. Ascended Masters – Evolved spiritual teachers and guides including Jesus, Krishna and Isis
  5. Astral Projection – The ability to visit faraway places through mind travel
  6. Astrology – Predicting the future and receiving guidance using zodiac signs and planetary positions
  7. Aura – The energy field surrounding all life; color provides information about individual
  8. Chakras – Energy centers in the body, each with a specific aura color
  9. Channeling – The process of obtaining information from spirits or letting them speak through you
  10. Clairaudience – Ability to hear psychic messages others cannot
  11. Clairsentience – Ability to receive psychic messages by touch
  12. Clairvoyance – Ability to receive psychic messages through visions
  13. Crystals – Possess metaphysical properties to assist individuals in their psychic development
  14. Deja Vu – Feeling of having seen, heard or lived a particular moment before
  15. Dimensions – Planes of existence bound by different rules
  16. Empaths – Individuals who experience the emotions of others, often experience physical pain as a result
  17. Energy Worker – One who can manipulate energy to heal ailments
  18. Equinox – Occurs twice a year; day and night are equal in length
  19. Familiars – Spirits in the form of animals that guide witches in their development
  20. Fate – The concept that all things happen for a reason; there are no accidents
  21. Full Moon – Occurs every 28 days; time when all of the moon is lit and visible
  22. Illusion – Making someone see what is not there
  23. Karma – Collected consequences – good and bad – of all actions through multiple lives
  24. Kirlian Photography – High voltage photography that captures the aura on film
  25. Malachite – Powerful green crystal toxic in rough form; useful in meditation
  26. New Moon – Occurs every 28 days; time when none of the moon is lit or visible with the naked eye
  27. Numerology – Practice of using numbers to tell the future and receive guidance
  28. Palm Reading – Divining information about the future from the lines on your hand
  29. Paranormal Investigation – Event to gather information and prove/disprove paranormal phenomena
  30. Past Lives – Former incarnations of a living individual; may be human or animal in nature
  31. Premonition – Receiving psychic information about what’s going to happen before it happens
  32. Psychic Shielding – The process of fortifying your aura for protection
  33. Psychic – Individual with abilities to receive information they could otherwise not know
  34. Quartz Crystal – Powerful crystal; used to give, receive and store energy
  35. Reincarnation – The process by which the soul is reborn into a new body after physical death
  36. Seance – Ritual used to communicate with the dead
  37. Smudging – The process of using burning sage to clear the energy of an individual or space
  38. Solstice – Occurs twice per year; the longest and shortest days of the year
  39. Spirit Guide – Entity that assists with your metaphysical journey
  40. Tarot – Use of cards to provide guidance to questions
  41. Telekinesis – The ability to move objects with the mind
  42. Telepathy – The ability to read minds

Paranormal Places

  1. Agarta – Mystical civilization located near the center of the earth
  2. Atlantis – Technologically advanced civilization that sank to the bottom of the ocean after catastrophe
  3. Bermuda Triangle – Part of the Atlantic Ocean famous for UFO sightings and disappearances
  4. Dragon’s Triangle – Area of paranormal activity and disappearances in the Pacific Ocean
  5. Great Pyramid – Believed to harness great power when the capstone is in place; located in Egypt
  6. Hollow Earth – Belief that the earth is hollow and inhabited by other species
  7. Stonehenge – Mysterious stone circle in England rumored to be a paranormal hotbed of activity


  1. 13 – Believed to be the universally unlucky number, particularly when it falls on Friday
  2. Black Cat – Unlucky when a strange one crosses your path; lucky when one chooses to live with you
  3. Death Dreams – Thought to either warn of impending physical or symbolic death
  4. Halloween – Dressing in costumes on this night keeps away malicious spirits
  5. Ladders – Walking under one brings bad luck because it breaks the symbolic Trinity
  6. Mirrors – A broken mirror brings seven years bad luck
  7. Salt – Use your right hand to toss it over your left shoulder when you spill it to ward off the devil
  8. Weddings – The groom should not see the bride’s dress prior to the wedding

Television, Movies and Books

  1. Angel – TV; A vampire with a soul fights dark forces to regain his humanity
  2. Blade – A daywalking half-breed vampire fights other vampires
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV; A teenage girl must hunt vampires and save the world
  4. Charmed – TV; Three sisters learn they’re witches and fight evil forces
  5. Daybreakers – Movie; A vampire society farms humans for their blood
  6. Fallen – Movie; Denzel Washington hunted a demon serial that could jump bodies
  7. Fringe – TV; An elite FBI unit investigates paranormal crimes and phenomena
  8. Interview with the Vampire – Movie/Book; A vampire shares his life story with a reporter
  9. Medium – TV; A psychic helps the police solve crimes
  10. Paranormal State – TV; Cases of the Paranormal Research Society at Penn State University
  11. Psyche – TV; A fake psychic pretends to use his gifts to help the police solve crimes
  12. Supernatural – TV; The Winchester brothers travel the country to hunt demons
  13. True Blood – TV; Vampires “come out of the coffin” and drink synthetic blood
  14. Twilight – Movie/Book; Vampire series featuring the Cullen family and Bella Swan
  15. Underworld – Movie; Vampires known as death dealers hunt lycans aka werewolves

Obviously, this isn’t an all-inclusive list, so tell me what I missed.


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Jen Whitten is a paranormal researcher and writer, specializing in psychic development, Empaths, modern day vampirism and dealing with entities. She regularly discusses the paranormal realm, as well as the dark inner workings of the mind.


  1. star7 says:

    Chicky! How can you forget The Craft? One of the most accurate depictions of high school witches ever! ha ha ha!!!

    • Jen Whitten says:

      Probably because my brain was totally fried by the time I got to 87. :)

      I didn’t really realize how much I know about the paranormal until I saw how many of things I could define and discuss without additional research…

  2. Cherrie says:

    Hey Jen…do you write for the examiner anymore?

  3. Pritish says:

    i think i am an empath have had deja vus . pleez help me in identifying who i am.


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