Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cold Spots, an indicator of paranormal activity?

Pretty much everyone would accept the fact that energy requires heat, and that one could be synonymous with the other. To offer a quick and easy explanation for cold spots, one could presume that in order for an entity of any sort to manifest itself quite a bit of energy would be required. This would in fact pull a tremendous amount of energy from that area, sucking out all the heat and leaving it cold.

Some people who have had paranormal experiences have reported running into definite areas of startling cold, or cold spots. The difference in temperature is so extreme it could be explained similarly to jumping into an icy cold river on a hot summer's day

Another school of thought says that cold spots can be warnings of malevolent spirits "up ahead". Others say they are the residual trails left by moving entities. I have experienced the feeling of cold spots and have been with people in the very same room who have not so I think a person needs a certain sensitivity in order to be able to detect them.

My personal experience with cold spots occurred in an old jail cell during an investigation. I was able to put my hand completely through one, being able to feel normal heat on the other side. There was no other supernatural occurrences that evening. No odors, nothing moved and no sound. As far as evidence, we had no EVP recordings, but we did catch some orbs on photos taken that night.

Anyone else who might have any thoughts or ideas on cold spots, please feel free to add them. Your contributions are welcome.


Erica said...

If a spirit is taking energy/heat out of an area than I don't think one has to be sensitive in order to feel it. One doesn't need to be psychic to feel cold when you put your hand in the freezer, and if the spirit is using the law of physics to get energy then it should be cold to everyone no matter what.

Unless the spirit were taking energy out of a particular person but I don't know if that fits with what people have experienced.

Kathie said...

Erica, thanks for your comment. I love it when we get imput from readers. One thing I forgot to mention in the post (according to my reasearch - which involved interviewing those who have experienced the phenomenon first hand) was that cold spots tend to be rather small, Ranging in size from that of a baseball to about the size of a watermelon. I have been told that they can float.

I agree with your freezer analogy in the normal realm of things, but I have seen people pass right through a cold spot and not feel it. I think when you're talking about the supernatural, there's no hard and fast rule regarding experiences.

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