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 5 term in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Orb
Orb is used to reference a mysterious light anomaly or ball of light, often seen on camera floating around a room. The movement of an orb is characteristically different from bugs, dust particles, or other natural phenomena.

Occult
This is a general term used to describe things involving magic, mysticism, the supernatural, practices, or phenomena.

Ovilus
This is a piece of equipment used in ghost hunting. It has an in-built dictionary of words from which spirits pull from to convey a message. The words a spirit uses are shown on the screen. It is currently one of the most popular pieces of equipment used in paranormal research.

Oujia Board
This is a board game that is used to communicate with spirits. The board is decorated with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words “yes” and “no,” as well as “Hello” and “goodbye.” A small planchette is used to indicate which words, numbers, or letters a spirit wishes to communicate. A hand is placed on the planchette, and the energy of the spirit is used to move the planchette to the desired symbol.

Out of Body Experience (OBE)
An out of body experience is where a person believes their soul has left their body. An OBE allows a person to observe the world from outside their physical presence.