Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

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Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Donn_DPS on Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:23 pm

OK, this was a subject that we posted on our forum and would like to get the insights from some members of this forum.

It seems that most reports of paranormal activity happen at night. Now we know that this is not always the case but more often than not this is when it happens.

I do have one theory. It's that this activity may not only happen at night but this is when we happen to notice it. During the day we are nearly at a sensory overload. TV, phone, family and noises from the outside world, not to mention the fact that we are generally focused on one or more tasks can dilute or distract us from paranormal phenomenon. For the most part paranormal activity is fairly faint. Small tapping sounds, small objects getting knocked over etc. Easy to miss.

At night we are more relaxed. Less human activity, less to focus on etc. A small sound during the day may easily be explained away by a family member, neighbor, pet etc. At night we know that there's less activity so unless we happen to know if some one is in that part of the house our brain may send a "fight or flight" signal.

Reports of activity occur 24 hours a day but the bulk do occur in the evening and night time hours. Even in the past when life was not so "busy" people were still focused on day to day activities.

Just a thought.

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Syren Song on Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:32 pm

You know, this is something that I have been wondering for awhile. I've discussed it with Tony some actually at our last investigation. I think that's the most logical explanation that you have there, Donn. If there's more to it than that, I think that that could at least be a part of it.

So much of this is speculation. It's hard to say why nighttime activity seems to increase in the paranormal anomalies. I think I actually said something like, "Maybe spirits have a down-town during the day in which they are resting and restoring energy." This doesn't really explain why they would prefer being active at night though. I really have no clue. I can throw out suggestions, but really they're just silly and nothing I would believe.

If anyone has any other thoughts, I too would love to hear them. This is one thing that I just really don't have a lot of input on. I wonder if any books out there address this?

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Donn_DPS on Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Well if "ghosts" can take energy from the atmosphere to do something than maybe the day time should be thier peak of activity. What better source of energy than the sun? Of course maybe they lack the ability to convert solar radiation into energy.

But here's the other thing. Where and when does most activity occur? I would assume that if the "entity" could infact take energy from the environment of a location shouldn't there be the most amount of activity in dry, colder conditions since humidity can hamper electrical flow. Like how you touch everything in the winter you get shocked. And why do they choose to drain batteries when they have several outlets that could supply a seemingly endless amount of energy?

Stuff I wonder!

I really don't like paranormal books etc. They tend to be so hoaky and lack any real science. Science books...that's where the good stuffs at!

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Syren Song on Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:33 am

I've pondered about that myself. It would seem that they have practically limitless sources of channeling energy, more so even than we are probably aware of. I'm not sure if they do tap into those energy sources and we are not aware, or if they themselves aren't aware that those could be sources for their energy. The Earth even itself possesses energy as it revolves around our sun. And, like you said, solar energy is abundantly available during the day. Perhaps solar energy though differs from the types that the ghosts use to convert into their own power. I imagine that it could be possible that draining energy from our electronics is a much easier means of stealing outside energy rather than, say, taking energy from the sun. Maybe even stealing our own living energy is a fairly simple task, which is why it's more common.

(Speaking of all this makes me think about my ghost video game I was working on last quarter, Black Haunt. I had to contemplate all of these mechanics, many times having to invent what I thought could be possible, for the sake of the game. Really, when it comes to ghosts and energy, that can really make for a good game!)

I'm not sure if the weather necessarily effects ghosts in their ethereal-like plane. For us, restricted by the rules of our living world, of our own conditions, then yes, dry conditions would be best. But for spirits, they do not effect things the way we do and they don't get effected from things like us. A perfect example would be that ghosts don't set off security alarms, even when they open doors that have an alarm wired into them. Why? Who knows. It's just differs from our plane to theirs. They just seem to have that ability. The same would go for electricity, I think. They are, probably, able to access it at any point, as long as their is an electric current still active within it.

I agree with the books though - it's a shame. It seems anyone who wants to write a book on spirits can, and can get it published just as easily since no one really knows for sure anything about them. >.<

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Donn_DPS on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:17 am

Here's the thing. We assume that ghost operate on another level as a whole and thats why our laws of physics don't apply. Now I wonder if this is a legit theory that people have distorted to mean "just because we can't explain it does not mean it's not real".

If we are trying to explain something that has no proof of existance by creating theories based on assumptions we don't end up with much. Paranormal activity does, does to a point, follows natural laws of physics. Once you remove the stories and personal experiences and focus on captured evidence this is generally the case.

I have been thinking about this since I saw a show on black holes. For quite some time black holes only existed in thoery. There was no real way to capture evidence of them. Considering that they sucked in everything including light so they could not be seen. Soon astronomers noticed that if you study the area around the supposed location of a black hole you could see the universe reacting to some unseen force. Studying how the surrounding space reacted to this unseen force could tell astronomers alot.

If we applied this to the paranormal field and began to observe and measure the atmosphere maybe we could learn more than by just trying to capture video images of full bodied apparitions. For instance if we were able to detect fluctuations of barometric pressure, humdity, temp. etc. during periods of activity maybe we could learn more about paranormal activity.

Look at the human body. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In order for us to move or do something our body goes through a series actions. Brain signals fire, muscle contract etc. etc. If something does not have a body they must use whats around them to bring about the desired mechanical results. In an ideal world we would be able to put down a series of sensors that could record and map out fluctuation in the atmosphere and study these against time and location of reported activity. I told Kevin to see if he could do this.....he said he'd look into it...I think he's just trying to be nice and humor me Suspect

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Syren Song on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:33 am

That's a good point - I'm sure that there is definitely a way of scientifically measuring whether or not a spirit is nearby or performing some action, whether that be draining energy or something greater. The thing is though, not any ordinary person has the tools and equipment to perform such relatively serious experiments.

That's the thing that bothers me. Death is something that every living being eventually must face. It's something that will happen to every single human. And yet, despite how great the subject matter may be, it would appear (at least, as far as the public knows) that no one is studying this. No one is figuring this out. It took you and relating the experience of a black hole to spirits to come up with the idea of using instruments to measure their activity. Why isn't something being done about this? Do we simply not care? Does everyone just believe that when they die, they will be swept up to the pearly white gates and greeted by God and their family? This is a comforting thought, but since when is our society, especially, centered around accepting such things as fact? More research needs to be done. It can't all be left up to amateur ghost hunters to try and figure out what's fact and what's fiction.

If a ghost is nothing more than a spirit, a spirit capable of conscious thought, feelings, emotions, and wants (probably not needs), how are they capable of sucking in energy in the first place? How is it done? It's not like they are some animal that has evolved to somehow be able to pinpoint energy and then absorb it. They just can. They can do many things that we have left to figure out how.

Hehe, I should ask someone I know. His name is Bill, a friend of Tony and me, and he is a genius. A genius that is into ghosts and ghost hunting and wants to join our group. I'll have to contact him and get his opinions. Or just tell him to join this forum.

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by [GHoST].Chuck on Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:55 pm

This is my 2 cents and I've noticed it before. I feel that everything seems louder when there is light, meaning daytime or at night with lights on. But especially at night when the lights are on things seem (not sure how to explain this) happening? But when you turn the lights off It's like all of your senses kick into gear. For example during the day my tv volume is usually at 35-40 and even then sometimes it's hard to hear, but at night when I turn off the lights I'll put the volume at 13 and seems like it's louder than ever. Maybe it's me, does anybody else sense that?

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Donn_DPS on Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:35 am

Because at night you are relaxed and more focused on the TV. Also we are more aware of noise and volume at night because we have been trained this way. People sleep at night and from a very early age we've been taught to keep it down.

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by -{GHoST}- KBarrows on Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:11 pm

Maybe it could be something as simple as at night there is less light almost forcing you to rely less on your sight and more on awareness of your surroundings. You know what they say, damage one sense and empower the others. Really short, but I thought Id through it out there.

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Donn_DPS on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:16 pm

Good point. Low light levels can reduce acuity but not limit the sight so much that the brain has to rely on other senses more. It just switches over photo receptors from cones (light photo receptors) to rods (low light photo receptors). For us to rely on another sense (i.e. smell, taste, touch and hear) for compensation, the limited sense would have to be almost non-existant. This phenomenon also takes a significant amount of time to occur.

I get what your saying though. cyclops

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by GHOST MONK on Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:00 pm

Just a note, it takes place during the day also. I am not sure that "ghosts" know the difference between day and night.

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by Malaria_Kidd on Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:39 am

The wee hours are bewitched under the spell of the moon. The ocean tides. Are they occurring in the daylight only? The old moon pulls strongly on the planet and shines above us even on cloudy nights. What all does it pull into moving among us?

That is a very good question from two years past. I like it when a member's efforts are resurrected out of deep dust.

I wish I knew more, but I do know this....

http://ghost.darkbb.com/paranormal-supernatural-and-general-unexplained-f2/north-carolina-welcome-center-i-40-eb-i-just-joined-up-the-robot-speaks-the-truth-t354.htm

Sorry for the looong link, but hey it's gets the job done. The above normal, i.e. para, I wonder if it's Latin that defines para as meaning above? Question

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Re: Why does paranormal activity happen at night?

Post by GHOST MONK on Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:31 am

Could it be that more folks have more spare time to go about "hunting" after worrk. I doubt many bosses would accept an excused missed work day for an employee to phone in and say they were out hunting ghosts and wouldn't be in. Razz

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