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Links to sites that we've found helpful...

Paranormal Information:
America Ghost Society/Ghosts of the Prairie  an informational site by the American Ghost Society (AGS)
Ghostvillage  ghost and other paranormal information, evidence and discussion site
Paranormal News  excellent source for all things paranormal...in the news!
Shadowlands  ghost stories, information and the ghosthunter's store
TAPS  the Ghost Hunters TV show guys website (not the syfy channel site)

Religious Demonology 
This is an informational site put together by a practicing Roman Catholic demonologist*.
*Please note that demonology, the study of demons, is NOT anything to play or experiment with. 
This "Religious Demonology" site will not introduce the reader to specific demons or how to become a demonologist. Instead it is a site that provides religiously based information, warnings, and self help/guidance for those who feel they may be experiencing paranormal occurrences.

Paranormal Books:
Haunted Field Guide Collection by author Troy Taylor and others - SPCTR's favorite "How To..." series

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South Dakota Road Guide to Haunted Locations by Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk

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Haunted South Dakota Web Informtion:
Ghosts of America's South Dakota 
South Dakota's page on this site with city by city listings - these look to be  randomly generated stories, but fun to read none the less; read more for enjoyment than documenting actual experiences
Shadowlands Haunted South Dakota 
State by State site - this page focuses on South Dakota

Paranormal Radio On-line (most sites list show times as Eastern or Pacific):

Beyond Reality (TAPS guys)
BlogTalkRadio huge community of all sorts of internet radio shows - type paranormal into "What interests you most..." box and get up-to-date listings of available and currently on-air shows and chat rooms - This is an amazing site and knowledge base!
Darkness on the Edge of Town (internet radio show)
Ghostvillage radio links (great listing of many paranormal radio shows available on-line)
Planet Paranormal (another great listing of paranormal radio shows available on-line)
Spooky South Coast (internet radio show)

Paranormal Television:

TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) TV's Ghost Hunters


Other "Active" paranormal investigation/research/ghost hunting groups:
While SPCTR does not endorse or recommend other groups, we do feel you should know that you have a choice when selecting a group to help with your situation or answer your questions.
The SPCTR paranormal investigation team is not actively seeking or conducting investigation requests at this time.
We are glad to try and help answer questions or direct you to paranormal investigation teams actively investigating in your area.
American Ghost Society - investigation teams by state




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Paranormal_Terminology
Some paranormal terminology...
This is a very brief lisitng of paranormal terms/definitions.



A
Agent – a person whom poltergeist activity is focused on or emanating from

Apparition - a spirit-like image of a person that materializes without a physical body present

Aura – an emanation of light (seen or unseen) that surrounds a person or object, often thought to be a reflection of a person’s personality

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Banshee – a wailing spirit that may appear to be in multiple places at the same time

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Case Study – an in-depth investigation of a location or situation

Clairvoyance – having the ability to see (in the form of mental imagery and intuition) events or entities that cannot be perceived by the senses  (See also ESP)

Collective Apparition - a type of paranormal sighting where multiple individuals see the same apparition or phenomena

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Demon - a being or entity often spoken of in religious text as pure evil

Doppelganger – an exact spirit double of a person, considered to be a negative entity

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Earthbound –refers to a spirit that is unable to cross over to the other side at the time of death and remains on earth

Ectoplasm – a substance associated with spirit manifestations

Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) – voices and/or sounds that are captured on some form of electronic recording device

Elementals – entities or spirits sometimes also called “Earth Spirits” (i.e., elves, fairies and trolls)

EMF Detector (magnetometer, gauss meter) - instrument used to measure the strength and direction of an electronic and/or magnetic field (also called a magnetometer or gauss meter)

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) - perception and communication without use of the physical senses

Exorcism – removal or banishment of an entity(ies) thought to possess or haunt a location or human

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Gauss meter (EMF, magnetometer) - instrument used to measure the strength and direction of an electronic and/or magnetic field (also called an EMF or magnetometer)

Ghost –an apparition or entity that is thought to be a deceased human's spirit/soul

Ghost Hunting – a strategic investigation at a location that may or may not have paranormal activity, no verifiable witness to activity prior to the investigation (goal is to find paranormal activity)

Ghost Investigation – a strategic investigation at a location that has verifiable witnesses to/reports of paranormal activity (goal is to try and verify claims of paranormal activity)

Ghoul – dark, demonic or parasitic entities

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Hallucination – the perception of sights and sounds that do not actually exist

Haunting – reoccurring unexplained paranormal phenomena – may include spirits, shadows, moving objects, unexplained sounds

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Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC)  - using electronic recording equipment (digital or tape recorders, video recording equipment, Frank's Box devices) to aquire and/or capture communication from paranormal sources
Intelligent haunting - haunting in which the paranormal activity/entity/energy interacts and may directly respond to individuals involved

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M
Magnetometer (EMF, gauss meter) - instrument used to measure the strength and direction of an electronic and/or magnetic field (also called an EMF or gauss meter)

Materialization or manifesting – act of forming something solid from the air, when a part or the entire ghost/spirit becomes visible

Medium - an individual who professes to be able communicate with spirits or can act as an intermediary between the world of the living and the dead

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Orb – a photographed ball of light that may represent an entity or a bundle of energy,  orbs may appear as balls of light on video or film though often they are not seen at the time

Ouija Board – a printed board with letters, numerals, and words used to receive spirit communications by use of a movable marker or planchette

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Paranormal – refers to something that is beyond scientific explanation and it out of the normal scope of human experiences

Parapsychology - the study of evidence relating to psychological phenomena

Percipient - person who sees (i.e., perceives) an apparition.

Phantom - entity that is seen/heard/felt/sensed but has no physical reality (i.e., ghost)

Poltergeist - a non-human entity literally meaning "noisy ghost,” usually more destructive than human ghosts (more recent theory suggests that poltergeist activity, at least in some instances, may be subconscious energy manifestations (PK) emanated by an adolescent agent)

Provoke (provoking) - to try and draw out or encourage an entity to communicate or materialize by means of making it angry

Psychic - person who can detect psychic forces, having above average ESP abilities.

Psychokinesis (PK) - power of the mind to affect matter without physical contact

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Residual - type a haunting in which the paranormal activity/entity/energy replays over and over like a movie, this type of activity does not interact with individuals (also known as an anniversary ghost/haunting)

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Séance - gathering of individuals, generally lead by a medium, to communication with non-living entities

Specter – a ghostly apparition; a phantom (see also ghost, phantom and ghoul)

Spiritualism - belief system that the dead are able to communicate with the living through the help of a medium

Supernatural - of or relating to existence outside the natural world, unlike paranormal, the term "supernatural" often refers to divine or demonic involvement

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Telekinesis - movement of objects by scientifically unexplainable means

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V

Vortex – unexplainable funnel or rope-like image in photographs

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W
White Noise – acoustical or electrical noise with an intensity that is the same at all frequencies within a given band

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For more complete listings of paranormal terminology click on the following links:
http://www.psychicscience.org/paraglos.aspx


The  SPCTR Team has discontinued private investigations 02/2011 - present.
We hope you are able to find assistance from other groups or agencies.
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