Paranormal Glossary

Paranormal Terms Glossary

This paranormal glossary is a curated collection of over 100+ terms and definitions that you are sure to 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 9 term in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Demon
A supernatural being that manifests as an evil spirit and is regarded as a conveyor of evil, ruin, harm, or distress. It also describes a supernatural Greek mythological being or an attendant spirit.

Deja Vu
A French phrase meaning “already seen,” an illusion, uncanny sensation, or intuition that creates a sense of familiarity to a place, an experience, a person, or an object despite no previous encounters.

Demonologist
An individual who studies demons or beliefs about demons and evil spirits. An expert in demonology – the study of demons.

Digital Recorder
A device used to record sounds or videos on magnetic tape, magnetic disk, compact disk, or any other medium by sampling audio or video waveforms at regular intervals, usually from 40,000 to 50,000 times per second.

Direct Voice Phenomena (DVP)
Sometimes referred to as the Audible Voice Phenomena, DVP is the disembodied and audible voices heard at haunted locations, during paranormal investigations, or at seances. During DVP, spirits speak via mediums that facilitate rather than produce the phenomena.

Disembodied Voice
A voice that seemingly originates from nowhere or from an unseen or unidentifiable place/person. A spooky, ghostly, and likely terrifying voice that is not attached to any physical form or body.

Divination
The art or practice of foretelling the future or discovering hidden knowledge, or determining the cause or significance of events using supernatural, occultic, or ritualistic means.

Divining Rod
A form of forked rod or stick used in a form of divination called dowsing to locate gravesites, buried ores or metals, and other movements/materials by picking malign earth vibrations, energy waves, and vibrations in the air, among others.

Doppelganger
A spiritual or ghostly apparition of a living individual is considered a deathly omen or a harbinger of bad luck and evil. Sometimes also describes a biological double of another person.