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 11 term in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Entity
Supernatural and non-material beings such as spirits, gods, and angels have a distinct and separate existence and characteristics withdrawn from the observable universe.

Equinox
Two moments in a year when the earth’s equator is on the same lane as the sun disk’s geometric center, placing the sun above the equator. Day and night are equal, symbolizing life and death and light and darkness to spiritualists. And further held as the Mabon and Ostara sabbats.

Evidence
A body of facts, information, or anything availed to prove something or support an assertion, belief, or ideology. Evidence confirms the existence of paranormal activity or supernatural entities such as spirits.

Exorcism
A ritual, spiritual or religious practice, performed on an individual haunted or possessed by a non-material or supernatural entity such as a devil, demon, or spirit. Exorcism is meant to evict this entity.

Ectoplasm
The strange material or substance occasionally considered spiritual energy exteriorized or produced by spiritual/physical mediums in spiritualism. The substance flows from the affected medium.

Elemental
An emotion-driven nature spirit or a guardian connected residing on earth but in a different realm. They are connected to and able to manipulate the four elements: water, fire, earth, and air. Supposedly manifested via occult.

EMF Meter
It measures electromagnetic fields emitted by electrically charged objects in motion. Used by ghost hunters to detect changes in electric currents, which can seemingly indicate the presence of a spirit being.

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
An electromagnetic field is a classical field produced when an electrical charge moves or accelerates. An emf can be either anthropogenic or natural and is usually used by ghost-hunters to predict haunting activity.

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)
Unexplained voices captured either intentionally or unintentionally on electronic recording devices and interpreted as spirit voices, particularly within parapsychology or ghost hunting circles.

Enchantment
The act, art, or instance of unexplained or mysterious captivation, delight, or bewitchment triggered by a magical effect. Witches, wizards, or fairies normally perform them through speech, chants, or songs.

Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
Extrasensory perception sometimes called sixth sense, entails the claimed reception or awareness of information not garnered via the normal sensory channels but through other means such as precognition, clairvoyance, and telepathy.