Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Who is Knocking? 4 Theories

3:00AM...Hour of the AntiChrist? A demonic attack? Ghost? Is the Spirit of Jesus knocking? Is my Guardian Angel telling me to "Watch and Pray? Please follow the link below to a detailed discussion of these theories.

4 Theories [Link]

My other interests [Link]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Milligauss Meter and EMF Readings at Home

Remember when your Mom would yell at you for sitting too close to the TV set? Our old-style picture tube turned out to be the greatest source of EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) in our home. Sources of EMF and ELF (extremely low frequency) radiation are primarily the product of our technology: alternating current, wiring, electric lights, transformers and motors. There is a lot of controversy over just how much exposure can be detrimental to your health. High levels can cause nervousness and paranoia. Many paranormal researchers believe that high EMF can fuel activity and help spirits to manifest. The difference between this and my static-field detector is the difference between DC (direct current) and AC (alternating current); static fields are mono-poleular (positive or negative) and EMF fields are alternating; with the predominant element being at 60Hz. For my personal investigation, I wanted to measure the EMF fields in my home; (and build my own equipment); so after some research I came across a simple circuit by a Reverend Scarborough. If you have a good-quality DVM (digital volt meter), you can made this for a dollar's worth of components. The DCM must be high-impedance (I tried a cheap Harbor Freight $4.99 meter, which failed miserably!)

Scarborough's design [Link]

My EMF Readings [Link]

My other interests [Link]

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Static Field Detector Early Warning System

I had built a simple static field detector before, that would turn on an LED when a comb or a piece of cellophane was brought near its antenna; but I was able to enhance the sensitivity of the circuit using a PICAXE microprocessor. The basic circuit centers around a FET (field-effect transistor) with a long wire on the gate as the static electrical probe. The FET's drain to source current changes in response to minute changes in the gate voltage, and since it is high impedance, it won't drain away static fields. The FET's drain is connected to the ADC (analog to digital converter) of the microprocessor where it is represented by a number between 0 and 255 (8-bits). Through observation in debug mode I set a high sensitivity threshold at 60 and a low sensitivity level at 100. When the static energy exceeds these levels, a brief chirp sounds from the piezo speaker (not loud enough to disturb my wife) and the LED turns on. This little system can detect a charged comb (just run it through you hair) from a meter away. I tried it last night, and it only went off once; at 3:04AM! I am quite pleased with this result. Whatever is bugging me in the 300AM hour is detectable and generates a static field. For a few dollars in parts I might build a bunch of them and distribute them around the house.

The circuit diagram [Link]

The BASIC code [Link]

The parts list [Link]

My other interests [Link]

Sunday, December 4, 2011

JMD Paranormal Investigation: Something is Knocking!

I am first and foremost a Christian, so why would I be doing a 'paranormal investigation'?

I have had strange experiences over my whole life; many of which seem to be concentrated in the 3:00AM 'witching hour'. The number 3 also recurs frequently: 3 knocks, 3 gongs, 3 shakes of my knee, 3 shakes of my right toe, etc. I want to know what is waking me up, what is trying to get my attention at night. I will not look to the occult for answers; but I will use science. As far as my faith goes; my God is big enough to not be threatened by a little investigation.

Jesus, after His resurrection, joked with His Disciples who thought they were seeing a ghost, "Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, "Peace to you." But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? "Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." Luke 24:36-39 NKJV

Something is going on; and I am not willing to shut my mind for dogma's sake. I want to know.

I caught my very first EVP, and proof that this is not 'all in my head' as some have suggested. On 12/03/2011, at exactly 3:00AM, 3 knocks were recorded (I was asleep); at 3:01 (time stamp 40) an EVP says, "Come with Me". At 3:13 three more knocks, this time waking me up. A few moments later two knocks, and then 2 more. I caught it on a Sony ICD-PX312 Digital recorder, and analyzed it with Audacity software.

Link to YouTube video of EVP [Link]

Link to my other interests [Link]