Paranormal Glossary

This paranormal glossary is a curated collection of over 100+ terms and definitions you will surely encounter while delving into the world of paranormal topics. Whether you’re interested in ghostly encounters, haunted locations, or exploring UFO sightings, our paranormal glossary will help you better clarify and understand related subjects.

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There are currently 16 term in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Card Guessing
Card guessing is when a deck of 52 cards is laid out, and a person must try and guess which card has been pulled from the deck before it's revealed. Card guessing is commonly used in magic tricks.

A type of fortune telling, which involves a person being able to tell the fortunes of another by reading and interpreting a random selection of playing cards. Cartomancy is thought to originate from 14th century Europe and is one of the oldest forms of fortune-telling.

This refers to the relationship between action, and the outcome. It’s the process of causing something to happen.

This is an ancient practice in which a person with psychic abilities, enters into a meditative state, in order to relay messages between a deceased person or spiritual guide and someone who is living.

This is the ability to be able to hear things that are inaudible to other people. With this ability to be able to hear what most people cannot, it’s also claimed that people who experience Clairaudience can hear the voices of the dead.

A psychic ability in which a person can acquire knowledge by means of feeling. The word originates from the 17th-century French word Clair (“clear”) and Sentience (“feeling”).

Used to describe the ability in which a person can gain knowledge about an event, place, object or person, beyond regular sensory perception. Clairvoyance is used to perceive things that will happen in the future.

A Clairvoyant is someone who can harness their abilities in clairvoyance to gain insight into future events or knowledge about someone who is not there in physical form.

This is the act of clearing a location of paranormal activity, such as removing a ghostly entity from a reported hot spot or object.

When two events occur at the same time in a reasonable manner, which happens purely by accident but seems to be connected in some way. For example, if two friends just happened to cross each other's path on the street without prior organization, this would be considered a coincidence.

Cold Spot
This is when a sudden drop in temperature occurs. In paranormal terms, when a place, or spot, is found to be colder than the standard room temperature. This usually indicates a ghostly presence nearby. The energy of a ghost is theorized to be below normal temperatures.

Another manner of referencing a magician, or illusionist. Someone that practices magic, or attempts to summon spirits on demand through the use of magical techniques is considered a conjurer.

The act in which a person attempts to summon a spirit, or bring an entity into existence through the practice of magic. Conjuring something would usually defy natural laws and understanding.

A correlation refers to the relationship between two or more variables. It can be used to describe any similarities between two or more different things.

An assembly, group, gathering, or meeting of witches that is usually secret and often consisting of, or limited to, thirteen witches. The term is derived from the word covenant meaning an agreement or a coming together.

Crop Circle
Mysterious circular, geometric, or more complex crop formations that often appear overnight in an area of standing crops. They are attributed to various unorthodox and natural explanations such as ancient spirits or UFOs although most are considered hoaxes.