Since I began paranormal investigating in 2008, and even earlier, as a young child experiencing strange phenomena, I always felt the underlying presence of something that did not yet have a name. Fast forward to 2019, when I started posting publicly on social media, and began recognizing this unnamed presence once again.
Thanks to a knack for creative writing, my social media presence has become synonymous with sparking conversation and deeper thought on the emotional components of haunted locations, and the act of investigating. And as my unique approach to exploring the paranormal has taken hold with others online, it’s given me the chance to observe this phenomenon on an even larger scale.
Doing this has finally led me to where I am today; able to explain to you what that unexplainable presence has been all along. I bring to you, the Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint, anomalistic Odd Emotion and the method of investigating an Emotive Haunting.
Establishing Odd Emotions
Some places, or moments in time, evoke anomalous strange emotions aka Odd Emotion. In this context, I will describe Odd Emotion as both emotions AND psychological experiences that evoke emotion and are perceived as paranormal in nature. Odd Emotions can be experienced by anyone, regardless of their psychic abilities, however they may be more easily identified by those who are Empathic or Highly Sensitive. Some Odd Emotions include:
Odd Emotion can occur in man-made locations (abandoned malls, empty playgrounds, dim lit staircases, etc.), natural locations (mysterious bodies of water, areas with significant amounts of limestone or quartz, etc.), or during moments of weather phenomena like fog, strong wind, or sun showers.
The Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint (PET)
I surmise that at the exact moment humans experience an Odd Emotion, regardless of the presence of a traditional haunting, we are being exposed to a moment in time or a physical place, in which the veil to the other side is low. This moment in time or physical place is called the Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint (PET). Upon exploring a Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint, one can investigate:
1. The feeling itself or
2. Any entity in which you feel may be present at this touchpoint (cryptid, alien, ghost, etc.).
Upon research of similar phenomenon, I found that the Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint stands apart. The Oz Factor, a term coined by Jenny Randles, is explained as the experience of feeling transported from real life to another similar environment of which is changed just enough to be noticeable and disturbing, often seen in cases of UFO abduction. (Source: Encyclopedia.com) The Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint differs in that it is not an act of transportation to another world but rather the identification of a point in which the veil to the other side is lower and can be further investigated. The Emotive Haunting, explained next, is also different in that it is not as a symptom, but rather paranormal phenomena in itself.
The Emotive Haunting
The Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint (PET) does not HAVE to be connected to a specific entity. In the case that a PET is not connected to an intelligent, residual or intentional haunting, then it would be considered an Emotive Haunting. An Emotive Haunting is a haunting in which the paranormal phenomenon in a location presents itself in the form of an Odd Emotion, or anomalous strange emotions, and experienced by more than one individual.
Investigating the Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint (PET) and the Emotive Haunting
When either a Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint or an Emotive Haunting is identified, the method of our paranormal investigating needs to adjust to better fit this unique phenomenon. Record, either by writing or voice recording, the following:
By paying close attention to our emotions and identifying the presence of strange, anomalistic emotions aka Odd Emotion, we can identify not only the presence of a haunting but also a touchpoint aka the Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint (PET), which is a moment in time or a place in which the veil to the other side is momentarily lower.
Furthermore, we know that the manifestation of an Odd Emotion that is experienced by more than one person is called an Emotive Haunting. An Emotive Haunting is the paranormal manifestation of unexplainable emotion aka Odd Emotion. This phenomenon can be investigated using descriptive question and answer methods and recording psychological, physiological or astrological influences, weather, date, time and any other external influences one finds pertinent to the experience.
Amanda is a paranormal investigator with 14 years of experience located in Spokane, Washington.