Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cold Spots

When a cold spot i.e., a sudden decrease in temperature, occurs it is sometimes considered evidence that a ghost or spirit is present. Cold spots just like their name happen in one specific area of the room—this area drops in temperature very quickly. 

Sometimes an entire room will turn cold but this is not as common. Some cold spots are felt in the same place while others seem to appear and disappear at different locations.

It is believed cold spots occur because ghosts draw upon energy to manifest so this drops the temperature. One theory is that ghosts drop the temperature in the room because they are cold.

Everything that enters an environment, even ghosts, change it in some way. When we move, breath etc. we stir up the air around us, our collective body temperatures raise the temperature. 

The most common theory for why cold spots occur is when a ghost is in an area they use the heat in order to manifest, just like they use or drain batteries to manifest. 

A good comparative example for this--when a ghost is present it is similar to when someone sprays an aerosol can the temperature drops in the can because the energy is focused upon the spray.

Ghost investigators use thermometers to monitor the temperature throughout an investigation. 

One kind of thermometer investigators use is one that has a probe that measures ambient air temperature. This kind of thermometer measures the temperature directly around the investigator as well as giving a comparison temperature of the entire room or area. 

It is a good idea to take the ambient temperature from several angles in order to verify there is actually a cold spot.

Note: some investigators use an infrared thermometer--these measure surface temperature so it is believed they also measure air temperature--thus they can locate cold spots.

Cynics point out cold spots are not an indication of paranormal activity. The reason they give is they can be explained by natural temperature variances. 

I do not buy into this. I and other investigators I have worked with all have experienced cold spots in areas where there has been other proof of paranormal activity. 

These cold spots were not just slight temperature drops. You can compare this experience to walking from a warm summer day into a walk-in freezer. 

There is also a theory that some people are more sensitive to this phenomenon than others. I have found most true cold spots everyone can feel.

Happy Ghost Hunting!

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