EDUCATIONAL MEANINGS & TOOLS IN THE FIELD
In parapsychology and spiritualism, an apport is the alleged paranormal transference of an article from one place to another or an appearance of an article from an unknown source that is often associated with poltergeist activity or séances. Common objects that are produced are stones, coins, flowers, perfumes, and animals. These objects are said to be "gifts" from the spirit(s).
(EVP) Electronic Voice Phenomenon
Sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded? Enthusiasts consider EVP to be a form of a paranormal phenomenon often found in recordings with static or other background noise.
(VP) Voice Phenomenon
Sounds that are heard live from your own ears as well as audio recorders in real-time that are interpreted as spirit voices.
(ITC) Instrumental Trans-Communication (The Franks Box, Ghost Box)
The term describes communication with non-physical entities through electronic devices. "ITC is the use of tape recorders, TVs, radios, computers, telephones, and other technical devices with the intent to get meaningful information from beyond in such forms as voices, images, and text."
ITC is used to define a field of research in which people, many referred to simply as "experimenters", use a variety of electronic devices and technology to communicate with spirit. The most common medium through which this is expressed today is audio, in the form of EVP (electronic voice phenomena). Generally, if it was recorded or collected in any fashion whereby an electronic device was used or helped to facilitate the contact, it is labeled ITC.
(E-Web) Electric Spiderwebs
Electric spiderwebs defined by NOPS as a feeling of passing through a spider's cobweb but without the sticky feeling of pulling it off. Similar to a static discharge on human hairs on the skin but in an area with known paranormal activity and is believed to be spirit energy either passing through you or you passing through it or touching.
(EMF) Electro-Magnetic Field
Electromagnetic Field: is the field of force associated with electric charge in motion. It has both electric and magnetic components and contains a definite amount of electromagnetic energy.
Ectoplasm: is a strange, visible, semi-fluid substance, that is believed to emanate from the body of a physical medium/spiritualistic medium. The ectoplasm may or may not go on to form materializations. The phenomenon usually occurs while mediums are either in communication with the dead or in a trance.
In relation to the transparent corporeal presence of a spirit or ghost, ectoplasm is the immaterial or ethereal substance defining its shape.
EEG (Electro-Encephalography): is a method used to record variations in electrical activity in the cortex of the brain.
Electrokinesis: is the term used to describe the generation of electricity from the mind. This electricity can then be used to do a variety of things, such as charging watches and batteries.
GESP (General Extra Sensory Perception)
GESP (General Extra Sensor Perception): is a term that refers to a form of ESP that when it occurs, it is particularly unclear as to whether or not the results were due to clairvoyance, precognition, retrocognition or telepathy.
The K2 or K-II is an EMF meter (Electromagnetic Field) designed to detect EMF within an area of high voltage exposure and changes in the normal field of energy. This meter also has it's flawed as well as it can pick up stray radio signals from 2-way radios (walkie-talkies), wireless speakers, wifi, etc.
SLS camera (Structured Light Sensor)
This modified Xbox Kinect sensor camera is supposedly detecting anything that resembles human figures by using tiny infrared dots that are projected from the system. This device has not been proven to catch paranormal activity and it has been known to detect structures like chairs, lamps, long gated furniture as human forms which are not. Some TV shows use this device as a techy form of entertainment to drive their content. (not recommended for research purposes)
Full Spectrum / Near Infrared (NIR) / Infrared (IR) cameras
Full Spectrum is a camera that has been modified to see the Visible red, green blue light spectrum as well as Near-Infrared and Ultraviolet (UV) spectrum at the same time. Near-Infrared converted cameras only see NIR and do not see the visible spectrum. Infrared IR or thermal cameras see much higher in the IR spectrum and can see thermal heat such as FLIR and is very expensive.