In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude. It almost always refers to an inversion of the thermal lapse rate, measured by radiosonde, a reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth. So the car headlight from far away can look like near and transmitted to high angle give you the illusion of a ghost ball or an Elian flight.
The other thing is the plasma balls of charged particles given energy as heat moving in areas where there are iron and copper elements with acid in waters around the area can give the same illusion. Many gas particles can mimic the ghost ball or orbs when people take pictures, Ionized Gas in the graveyard, swamps, limestones areas can show you different color orbs and plasma lights
Many old cultures introduce by Abraham, Ishmael the Jewish and Muslims discovered that to get rid of evil spirits and negative entities you need to use IRON AND COPPER ( Hadeed and Nohas )those 2 elements are so powerful together it can kill and destroy the demons in the Torah and the Quran some verses mentioned that God uses Iron and Copper meteorites for this purpose, when any demon sent by the devil to spy in the heaven God will order his angel ST. Michelle and followers angel to strike back with iron and copper and follow those demons who want to listen and spy in the sky and those meteorites will follow them and kill them
.In the Torah God order David and Sleiman to make sure that when they build the temple that its front gate must be protected by a large pillar of iron and copper and he gave them the measurements and all the details. Many later cultures use iron and copper spoon knifes objects in front of their houses or as a weapon to fight evil or to put under the pillow to stop the bad entities of influencing their dreams.
You know that copper and iron are the main ingredients of battery if you have an acid to connect them you will create a battery. That’s why many demons try to drain your battery energy to weaken the IRON AND COPPER WEAPON, to neutralize it not because they want the energy to materialize as all investigator think and that’s wrong. The power of mixing the IRON AND COPPER or bridging them together is the weapon against evil. The Iron is in the center of the Quran, The Iron also mentioned in the Bible in so many verses along with copper. Many plants that contain Iron and Copper also used to protect humanity against evil entities.
In spiritualism, ectoplasm is said to be formed by physical mediums when in a trance state. This material is excreted as a gauze-like substance from orifices on the medium’s body and spiritual entities are said to drape this substance over their nonphysical body, enabling them to interact in the physical and real universe. Some accounts claim that ectoplasm begins clear and almost invisible, but darkens and becomes visible, as the psychic energy becomes stronger.
Still, other accounts state that in extreme cases ectoplasm will develop a strong odor. According to some mediums, the ectoplasm cannot occur in light conditions as the ectoplasmic substance would disintegrate
The psychical researcher Gustav Geley defined ectoplasm as being “very variable in appearance, being sometimes vaporous, sometimes a plastic paste, sometimes a bundle of fine threads, or a membrane with swellings or fringes, or a fine fabric-like tissue”. Arthur Conan Doyle described ectoplasm as “a viscous, gelatinous substance which appeared to differ from every known form of matter in that it could solidify and be used for material purposes”.
Science does not accept the physical existence of ectoplasm, and some tested samples purported to be ectoplasm have been found to be various non-paranormal substances. Other researchers have duplicated, with non-supernatural materials, the photographic effects sometimes said to prove the existence of ectoplasm
There is an ongoing debate, or at least spirited discussion, among ghost hunters and paranormal investigators about the validity of orbs as paranormal evidence. Orbs are anomalous spots that sometimes show up in photographs. Most are white, some are multicolored; some look solid, others appear textured.
Many ghost hunters believe they are evidence of ghosts, that they are some kind of spirit or psychic energy manifesting as these glowing balls of light. A growing number of researchers, however, are concluding that orbs are nothing more than dust particles illuminated by the camera flash. Actually, researchers will usually say that “most” such orbs are the result of dust, being reluctant to say that “all” are dust, leaving room for the possibility of a paranormal explanation.
Experiments: Orbs in Pictures
Countless experiments have now been conducted showing that dusty areas do produce orbs in flash photographs. Small insects, rain, snow, pollen and other airborne particulates can also produce them. These experiments were designed to show that these airborne elements can be the cause of orbs and may not necessarily be ghost phenomena.
But how did orbs become associated with the paranormal in the first place?
Most people do not take photographs in very dark locations, either indoors or outdoors. The people who do this on a regular basis, however, are ghost hunters. Skulking around abandoned buildings and cemeteries at night with their digital cameras, you will hear them warning other ghost hunters before taking dozens of photos with the flash on.
Of course, they did not see any luminous orbs of light with their naked eyes when they took the pictures, but there in many of the photos are brightly glowing orbs. The ghost hunters are in a possibly haunted location and the orbs were invisible to the eye, yet they show up in the photos. Ghost hunters conclude that the paranormal must be involved.
Orbs, unfortunately, have become all-too-easy things to point to as evidence when they are most certainly nothing of the kind. The experiments with dust and insects have shown that clearly.
A Common Anomaly
Orbs show up in everyday pictures all the time. They show up in pictures from birthday parties, weddings, sports events and more. Some orbs are large and white, while others are small and colored.
Some ghost hunters say these pictures show paranormal activity, too, but that is difficult to prove. The simpler explanation is that it’s just dust, Plasma balls, ionized gas, etc
Again, these orbs tend to show up more prominently in ghost hunting photographs because they are usually taken in a darkened environment and they stand out more clearly against the dark background. But they do show up under normal lighting conditions, even if more faintly.
Even floating orbs caught on video could be insects or dust that catch the light.
No More Orbs
Many experts dismiss orb photos as non-paranormal anomalies. There seems to be no compelling reason to consider them as anything but dust and such. But that does not mean there are no ghosts, it just means there are areas of more compelling research, such as electronic voice phenomena.
For many hundreds of years, iron has been believed to be a substance that repels most of if not all of the supernatural entities of most of the world. A quick search on the internet can reveal some of the reasons behind this, so I will do my best to compile most of them here. If anyone wants to point me to any additional source material, be my guest, I’ll read anything.
Human blood has a very distinct smell which can often time be instantly categorized as iron. But back in the day, people did not know that blood contained elements of iron in it, so they simply equated iron to lifeforce. Being that iron is a mineral buried within the earth, once it was uncovered that you could obtain iron not only from meteorites but deep within the earth, certain cultures regarded iron as the lifeforce of the earth. It was regarded as a magical substance because it could withstand both the elements of fire and a deep freeze of the cold and because it was still harder than most if not all metals at the time.
Many people have heard that horseshoes are good luck, but not many sections of the lore go into the depth that they are only good luck because they are made out of – you guessed it – iron. And depending on the way that horseshoe is hung in or on the home, it could not mean good luck at all. If the horseshoe was hung upright, with the tips facing the ceiling, that meant that any good luck in the area would be absorbed into the horseshoe, and it would be held there, as the way a cup holds liquid.
But if it were hung upside down, with the tips pointing to the ground, that means that it was bad luck because all of the luck the iron horseshoe had accumulated was constantly being “poured out”. But further, in some cultures, people believed that an upside-down horseshoe was also good luck because as it poured out the good luck, the luck was poured out and around the home, enveloping it in good luck.
Iron is not just found in horseshoes. I have a working theory. Now, before listening to this theory, you have to approach this topic with two fundamental beliefs: a) That ghosts/spirits/demons actually exist, and that b) in order to exist, they absorb and utilize electrical energy to increase their strength levels. Let’s just say for argument’s sake that yes, these things do exist and that they do require electrical energy to manifest.
If you were to turn on any ghost hunting show today, you would see all sorts of equipment, such as infrared cameras and most commonly, an EMF meter – which is responsible for measuring the electromagnetic field in a specific area. In most cases, the person is using them correctly, but if there are appliances or otherwise perfectly normal reasons for large amounts of electrical energy, these meters are useless. This also applies to the home’s wiring and whether or not it involves roRomexables.
If there is any electrical presence, the meter will react to that. Something as small as a mini-light bulb can set those needles off, so this should also be taken into consideration. This is why most EMF readings in paranormal investigations are not regarded as hard proof because it can’t be proven if before you recorded your evidence, you got a valid, true baseline reading.
Now, for anyone involved in the field, you would know that usually during times of EMF “spikes” or abnormalities, people will very frequently mention that they are feeling a “hot” spot or a “cold” spot. Anyone who knows anything about physics knows that all heat is, simply put, is motion. Motion, in turn, is simply energy. So logically, when someone experiences a “cold spot”, then the most plausible answer is that the motion in that area has drained it of all of its energy.
Furthermore, since energy cannot be destroyed, only converted into another form of energy, it would stand to reason that if ghosts did indeed exist, then they would need to absorb surrounding energy fields so that they could manifest and make themselves known, thus increasing their power and strength levels. So with this being said, anyone who has ever dealt with electricity knows a few things that they most likely would have never thought to compare with superstition, and this is where I will point those things out.
Most folklore would have you believe that iron, specifically cold iron, would repel witches, warlocks, spirits, demons, devils, and otherwise wicked or dark spirits. In reality, if the on does indeed affect a spirit, it would most likely affect all spirits, not just negative ones. Simons is simply “bad” angels, and angels are entities that do not possess any physical characteristics, that in effect makes them spirits. They are beings of nothing more than ancient and unlimited intelligence packed with a divine grace or a divine exile. So once again, it stands to reason that an angel/demon/spirit would be affected by this iron theory of mine. Horseshoes were as stated above used to keep good luck, but also to repel negative entities.
Old prisons also use iron, even in modern days to “confine” that energy. In prisons, it was believed that a man could be just as wicked as a negative entity, and in order to contain both the physical man, and the entity in the event of a sudden death, they needed material that would affect both worlds, so they chose iron. Prisons used iron bars to restrict the man, but it’s ‘magical’ properties would also keep the entity confined as well.
Most people do not think that the iron spans the entire premises of a prison, they figure that it is limited to the bars, which in turn would be negated when the cells are opened and thus allow the spirit to exit the premises. However, in most prisons, the concrete or even stone blocks are laced with iron rebar rere-enforcementsnside them for this exact reason. I personally have visited a prison reputed to be both very old and very haunted. It is one of the oldest prisons in the country, located in Pennsylvania.
It is the Eastern State Penitentiary, and it is in a state of ruin. Once inside, you can literally see the stone/concrete blocks chipped away, and the iron rebar exposed all throughout the prison. Now you know why.
Also, on an additional sidenote, the next time you walk by a cemetery, reach out and touch the gates. They are iron too, you know, and now you know the reason why. It is to prevent the energy of the dead from getting out, and to prevent the energy of parasitic, negative energies from entering. This is also why “resting places of the dead” are also regarded as sacred – it is not only due to religious beliefs. And that is also the same reason that some countries and religions chose iron as well – the Catholics chose to make their crucifixes out of iron, both pre and post-Crusade-and countries like Germany and Russia also adopted the “iron cross”. That was just some free food for thought right there
And as far as iron repelling witches and warlocks? Fat chance. Throughout history, it has been common knowledge that witches and warlocks have been found in possession of objects crafted of iron, such as the famous witch’s cauldron and erroneous utensils.
Yet another quick reference of folklore would tell you that burying an iron knife under your doorstep would prevent a witch or negative spirit from entering your home. I suspect that after you hear the theory, you will believe as I do that it would have stopped all spirits, regardless of good or bad. In India, they believe that iron would repel the famous Djinn, and in other areas such as Scotland, Ireland, and Europe, iron is used specifically to keep malicious faeries from doing harm near you or your loved ones.
This is because the “popular” belief is that iron is the “life of the earth” and is sacred, but when maa n had wrought it, twisted it, and mutated it to form shapes and objects, they tainted its natural reverence and turned it into something disgusting and putrid to the ancient faeries. It is no longer in its purest form, and that is what repels them.
Very much like a “cold spot“, if a spirit, good or bad, relied on energy to make him or herself strong enough to affect the physical world, how would you deal with that spirit? It’s simple: You would rob him/her of its energy. Take away the electricity that they are using, and they have nothing to draw power from. This process is called “grounding”. Many of you have heard the term “grounding the wires“, or “only use grounded wires”.
The way to ground electricity is to have that electricity run through a conductor that is literally embedded into the ground. Most houses, even modern ones will have a “ground spike” located outside, around the perimeter, usually near the electricity meter. This is most usually iron but can also be used with copper as well.
So, using this knowledge, it is in fact quite possible that ancient lore may be valid and correct, but the science behind it was simply unknown at the time. If someone were to use a grounded object, and simply “touch” an entity with it, once the grounded object passed through the entity, it would literally suck out and absorb all of the energy that the spirit was used strengthen itself with.
Other folklore includes the fact that ancient Greeks and Romans actually refused to put any iron, especially iron rods into the ground at or near cemeteries because they feared that it would “scare away” the souls/spirits of the departed. And, Babylonians, Egyptians, and Aztecs believed that iron came from heaven, though many believe this is because they most likely obtained their first bits of iron from meteorites, which contain large quantities of iron, among other minerals.
Now, the one thing you should take into consideration – spirits are energy. And energy, as discussed above, cannot be destroyed, only converted. So, for example, say that you have a poltergeist or a demon haunting your house, and you smack it with a grounded object such as iron, yes, you will win the battle. But these things may take this as an offense or you as a threat, so assuming that they exist, you could honestly become the target of their existence And you would have to carry around a grounded object on your person all the time. This is not recommended. Ultimately, they could win the war.
I do believe that iron repels spiritual energy.
LET SAY THAT 1) Ghosts Exist. 2) Ghosts use electrical energy (measurable by EMF meter)
In most ghost hunting and spirit investigations today, you will almost always see at least one person carrying an EMF meter(electromagnetic field tester). Whether or not they use them correctly (I already see another article there), EMF meters are almost always in use.
The EMF meter (to put it plainly) measures the electromagnetic field, and any electrical appliance, even a light bulb, will send the needle beyond the normal range. (Because of this, a lot of false readings can be achieved due to inexperience or the failure to create baseline readings).
Quite often the following scenario takes place during an investigation: Someone announces that the EMF meter is picking up high readings, people start shooting pictures and someone will announce that their camera battery is dead.
A simple and logical connection:
1)Batteries drain quickly at an investigation, even though (often enough to go beyond mere coincidence) the appliance holding the batteries was not in use.
2)The EMF meter reads an electrical anomaly, photographs are taken, and the photographs later reveal something not visible to the naked eye (mists, orbs, other anomalies, i.e. spirit photos)
3)In older or abandoned sites where electrical devices are not normally in use, batteries drain quicker.
4) Physics: Heat = Motion, Motion = Energy, therefore a “cold spot” would indicate that energy has been drained from an area.
5) Physics: Energy can be neither created or destroyed, but it can be converted
Therefore: (again theory only) Spirits (assuming they exist) use surrounding energy fields to manifest. (By manifest, I refer to any activity that takes place on the physical plane)
If this is the case, then we would have to look at modern science as well as ancient superstition and legend to determine what might affect a ghost and the reasons why.
According to folklore, cold iron would repel certain spirits. The horse was used to keep good luck and placing it at your door would repel evil spirits. Cemeteries were often surrounded by iron fences and gates (some still are) in order to keep the spirits inside. Placing an iron knife in the ground at your doorstep was said to stop a witch from entering (a lot of times, spirits were thought to be witches .. the infamous Bell Witch of Tennesee for example)…
This may, in fact, have a connection to modern science.
If a spirit utilizes electrical energy to manifest, the simplest way to stop him would be to drain his usable energy.
The way to drain electrical energy is to “ground” it out.
When working with electricity, the way to ground something is to connect it to a conductor that is literally placed into the ground (or connected to a source that is placed into the ground) Even on modern houses, if you look along the side of the dwelling (usually near the electric meter) you will find a copper cable (or other wire) connected to a ground spike (a piece of iron or copper placed into the dirt)
If in fact, Ghosts utilize electrical energy to manifest, then some of the old superstitions are correct. By touching a physical manifestation (or even the spirit itself ) with a grounded conductor (iron that is also touching the ground) you would be able to drain the usable current from that spirit.
This is ONLY theory and has not been tested. The effect it would have on the spirit (other than temporarily draining his energy) has not even been postulated. As far as I can see, most spiritual events are harmless and so are most “ghosts”. Testing this theory could be taken as a personal attack and could (theoretically) get you in a lot of trouble. Ghostbuster used vacuum tube t trap the energy but that won’t work only in movies. By using Iron to attarct the entity and the EMF of the entity close to the iron then we can drain it and nurulized it with the copper to the ground for good and get rid of those entites .
Steve Ramsey, Ph.D. Paranormal Expert