Electromagnetic field – noun
a field of force that consists of both electric and magnetic components, resulting from the motion of an electric charge and containing a definite amount of electromagnetic energy.
EMF meters have been in use by electricians and those in the construction and electronics industry for decades. These devices can measure whether devices or electrical systems are working properly by measuring the output of alternating current, such as that in electrical devices.
There is belief by many in the paranormal investigation field that ghosts or other paranormal entities generate electromagnetic fields which can be measured by using EMF meters. While there are many skeptics, there has been documented evidence of EMF fluctuations in areas in which there is no logical explanation. It is important that investigators make sure that they are not picking up disturbances from wiring or devices before making any conclusions.
This field of investigation has come a long way in recent years due to modern technological advances. Evidence that there is more than meets the eye is seen more and more all the time, yet what to make of it lies largely in the eye of the beholder…at least to date. Seeing an EMF meter go off when there is no ‘normal’ explanation is a pretty exciting thing. I can attest to that personally. It is also interesting to note that most EMF meters cannot pick up direct current fields, which is a good thing in my opinion, because they aren’t picking up naturally occurring fields. That way, when they go off you know that there is either an electrical wire or appliance nearby…or something else.
Maybe someday, technology will provide undeniable ways of proving the existence of ghosts and other paranormal entities, but we still have some pretty amazing stuff to examine in present day. There have been so many things in our past which were considered to be impossible which were later proven without a doubt to be true. Perhaps that ghosts are real and emit EMF will be another.
To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!