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Can a high frequency of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) make you feel haunted? Or is it that ghosts have more power to manifest when there is a high concentration of EMFs? We explore these questions, along with the science, research, and philosophy behind the way our brains react to high concentrations of EMFs, also known as “fear cages.”

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The H Files

Welcome to The H Files: a limited-run miniseries where we delve deep into the folklore and science behind ghostly sightings and urban legends. This series began September 1 and will run every other Tuesday until November. If you would like to discuss anything you hear on the episode, please reach out to us in our Facebook Group! You can also reach out through Instagram. Also, as always, if you have something you’d like to contribute to the show, you can always email us at info@HomespunHaints.com.


Theories behind EMFs and ghosts

Science of the Paranormal: Can You Trust Your Own Mind?

Are You the Victim of a Fear Cage?

Some scientific studies

Experiences of spiritual visitation and impregnation: potential induction by frequency-modulated transients from an adjacent clock

Geophysical variables and behavior: XXXIX. Alterations in imaginings and suggestibility during brief magnetic field exposures

Geophysical variables and behavior: CIV. Power-frequency magnetic field transients (5 microtesla) and reports of haunt experiences within an electronically dense house

Experimental induction of the “sensed presence” in normal subjects and an exceptional subject

Things That Go Bump in the Literature: An Environmental Appraisal of “Haunted Houses”

Increased theta activity in quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measurements during exposure to complex weak magnetic fields

Are Ghosts Real? — Evidence Has Not Materialized

Other things about EMFs

Electromagnetic Fields & EMF Detectors

Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer

Ways to test your belief systems

What is the Australian Sheep-Goat Scale?

Revised Paranormal Belief Scale

How your brain works with electricity

What is the function of the various brainwaves?

Until next time, have a spooky day!