“The essence of the article we are referring to is that scientists have found a direct correlation between the sidereal time of day and success in psychic ability experiments.”
David Wilcock has talked about this, and published his own paper at Scribd, in which he “shows you how to find your local sideral time, so you can meditate at 13:30 LST to increase your psychic abilities by 400%.” [sic]
Sidereal time is the time that it takes the Earth to orbit once, relative to the center of the galaxy, rather than to the Sun.
Basically, the peak time is 1:30 PM, Local Sidereal Time. That’s not necessarily 1:30 PM,where you are, and it’s not a time you can calculate in your head, based on GMT or anything like that.
To make the most of peak psychic sensitivity, today, use LST software to calculate the exact time for today. (Tomorrow, it’ll be about four minutes earlier, and it’ll be earlier again the next day, and so on.)
For accuracy, you’ll probably use the longitude of the nearest city that’s in your time zone.
Here are some links that will tell you the Local Sidereal Time where you are:
The actual window — with ~400% better psychic accuracy — about 15 minutes before 1:30 PM, Local Sidereal Time, and continues until about 15 minutes after that time.
So, how do we use this in ghost hunting and paranormal research? We schedule our psychic investigations for times that will include the 30-or-so minutes when psychic receptivity may be highest… around 13:30 LST.
Of course, most of us investigate haunts all year ’round. But, as an example, let’s look ahead to Halloween 2016.
For Halloween/Samhain (31 Oct 2016), if you’re in the same time zone as New York City, you’ll want to start your investigation no later than 10:15 AM, since 13:30 LST will be at 10:44 AM. In fact, to give everyone time to be where they’re supposed to be, with equipment set up and in a receptive frame of mind, you should probably arrive no later than 9:30 or 10 AM.
(In England, 13:30 LST will be at about 7:50 AM, so you’ll need to arrive at 7 AM or so, to be ready.)
I haven’t tested this enough to say it definitely helps with ghost research. Nevertheless, the supporting evidence is convincing enough to recommend trying this with your research team.
If you do, I hope you’ll share your results in comments at this site.
If you want to read the full, original study, it’s titled “Apparent Association Between Effect Size In Free Response Anomalous Cognition Experiments And Local Sidereal Time.” The author is S. James P. Spottiswoode. [PDF]
In paranormal fields, authors seem to work in greater isolation than other fiction and nonfiction authors do.
I’d like to help change that with projects involving readers and fellow authors.
I’m looking for a few people who’d be interested in reading my ghost-related books before I publish them. At the moment, I’m looking for intermediate or professional ghost hunters, for some of my more advanced books.
If you’re selected, you’d agree to a few things:
1. Read the book (in PDF format or digital format) and give me an honest evaluation, including what works and what needs better explanations. And, do this within a week or so of receiving the file.
2. Not share the file with anyone.
In return, you’ll be acknowledged in the book, and receive a free digital copy of the finished book.
You’re not making a commitment, right now. However, I’d like to know what your interests are and why you might be a good beta reader.
When I’m ready for beta readers, I’ll contact you first. Upcoming books include my revised ley lines research book and my paragenealogy book.
In addition to the usual exchange of cover blurbs, I have a few ideas for collaborative projects.
If you’re writing ghost-related books, or you’d like to: Let me know.
How to contact me
Use the Contact Form at my FionaBroome.com website.
Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries is the kind of book that belongs on every ghost hunter’s bookshelf. It’s a how-to manual and an important reference book.
Beginners will learn how to find local haunted cemeteries that are free (and legal) to visit. New ghost hunters will discover the tips & tricks that professionals use to find the most haunted cemeteries — and the ghosts in them — quickly and easily.
In a way, this book is a quick (but thorough) course in ghost hunting at haunted cemeteries, taking readers from absolute beginner to confident researcher in a short amount of time.
Professionals will discover Fiona’s best-kept secrets to identifying the most active, haunted cemeteries and the “hot spots” in them. Ms. Broome shares tips to locate “sinners’” graves at church and community cemeteries. She also explains two fast & easy ways to find some of the most active graves as soon as you walk through the cemetery gates. Whether you’re conducting your own research, training a team, or conducting a ghost-related event, you’ll find useful tips and tricks in this book.
More information: Since the first edition came out in 2009, this has been the go-to book for anyone interested in haunted cemeteries. Fiona Broome has been investigating haunted places for more than 20 years. She knows what she’s talking about.
However, most ghost hunters focus on haunted houses, hotels, battlefields, and eerie abandoned sites. They’re overlooking important haunted sites in most communities: haunted cemeteries.
Fiona’s book is vital reading, whether you’re interested in a ghostly encounter for a “good scare,” for paranormal research, or as a spiritual calling to help trapped souls “cross over.”
Remember, Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries is a how-to guide, not a set of stories. Though Fiona describes some of her eerie experiences at haunted cemeteries, most of this book focuses on the nuts-and-bolts of successfully investigating haunted cemeteries in your community.
First, you’ll learn about the different kinds of cemeteries. Fiona explains which are most popular among ghost hunters and people sensitive to ghostly energy.
Do you know the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery? Today, most ghost hunters use these words interchangeably.
Traditionally, a “graveyard” was connected with a church, but a “cemetery” has always been a public place of burial. If you’re a researcher, that kind of trivia can help you understand which cemeteries — and their ghosts — may produce the best results.
After discovering how to find the best local haunted cemeteries, you’ll learn what to look for when you visit them. Fiona explains how to identify haunted graves. She also talks about something different: other areas in and near the cemetery where ghosts may linger. Fiona describes where to investigate to find “forgotten” graves and their displaced headstones.
You’ll uncover great tips about where to look — and what to look out for — if you want a memorable ghostly encounter. Photos will show you exactly what the best locations look like.
Of course, not all ghost investigations are planned. Have you ever stumbled onto an unexpected cemetery and your “gut feeling” told you it was haunted? This book tells you what to do if you only have time for a brief visit, but you want to find the most active spirits and eeriest graves.
If you’re investigating ghosts, it helps to know why they remain in our world. With those insights, you have a far better chance of making contact. Throughout this book, Fiona explains the ingredients that make many cemeteries haunted, and the very personal reasons why some ghosts linger by their graves.
If you’re ghost hunting in haunted cemeteries, this mindmap may help you remember the key ingredients in a successful cemetery investigation. I wrote it to accompany my original haunted cemeteries book, Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries.
That book — now out of print — explained the ins and outs of evaluating and investigating cemeteries that might be haunted.
However, the mindmap can be useful on its own. Well… maybe.
You don’t have to read the book to use the mindmap, but it may help… a lot. (Experienced ghost hunters will get the most from this mindmap.)
Frankly, I have mixed feelings about this four-page report. It’s an idea I had — and successfully tested — in 2009, but it can be rude or even risky, depending on the setting and how you use it.
It all started when I unintentionally annoyed the ghost of a stern, early American minister. Though that ghost was usually silent, I irritated him enough that he spoke through a couple of trance mediums. He also sent messages through a few investigators who don’t usually “hear” voices at haunted sites.
Unfortunately, since the ghost was known for his energy and — until that investigation — hadn’t manifested with anything vocal, no one was prepared to record EVP. It was an extraordinary opportunity, and we missed it because we didn’t bring enough equipment.
Nevertheless, that experience was an “ah-HA!” moment and sparked a series of articles about ghosts, their cultural contexts, and how to use (or deliberately overlook) manners and etiquette to evoke a response.
The problem is, this technique involves religion. While I can see some situations where it’s not only appropriate but it may be helpful… in some settings it could be dangerous. I don’t mean simply scary, but actually risky for anyone present, especially those who aren’t shielded or prepared for malicious entities.
I’m not likely to use this approach in the future. I think it’s unnecessary in all but the most urgent (but clearly non-malicious) settings.
So, with that warning, here’s the link to my four-page article featuring two ways to use this kind of technique.
Most ghost hunting events and tours are well organized. Guests can show up and expect a thrilling paranormal adventure.
Many paranormal event speakers and investigation leaders are professionals. They can make any event into a great, memorable experience.
However, things can go awry now and then. If you’re prepared, you can turn any ghost hunting event into something fascinating.
In this free, two page report (plus a checklist), you’ll learn the key ingredients for a successful ghost hunting event. You’ll know what to look for and what to expect, whether it’s a three-hour investigation or a weekend journey into paranormal realms.
With information like this, you’ll be prepared. You get the most from a great event, and if things don’t go as planned, you can still have a ghostly experience.
When we think about ghosts and hauntings, we usually assume something tragic happened. However, what’s “tragic” today might be very different from tragedies of the past. For example, in 1850, life expectancy in the United States was 39 1/2 years. So, if someone lived to age 50, people of the mid-19th century might think he or she had lived a good, long, full life.
These are the kinds of issues ghost hunters need to understand in an historical context. It’s one of the best ways to maintain perspective and credibility.
I’ve written a three-page report about this topic. In it, I share essential points to help you understand ghosts and their stories. I’ve also suggested resources to make your research easier.
This is a free report (PDF) released with a Creative Commons license. You can copy it to share it with your team members and others.
Also, if you have specific historical questions about resources or events in past eras, ask them in comments below this article.