I would like to return for a moment to the subject of our theory. Human DNA exists in and is accessible by all humans.
There are a lot of theories of why paranormal activity exists, and we’ll explore ours. Still, I would like to begin with the activity to establish the thesis. We’ve often looked at the activity itself more than where or when the activity occurs. While paranormal research confirms that there are consistencies, we don’t consider that the objects, locations, or close relations are a sign of why it exists, not just where.
Let’s break this down. Most paranormal activity is repetitive and connected to a particular time, place, or location/object. For example, there are haunted houses, visits from ancestors or relatives, times of the year, and items known for possessing paranormal activity. In fact, these things are usually vital to the existence of the activity.
Let’s begin with objects and locations. As they’ve researched the activity, many researchers have focused on electrical fields, times of day, or trigger objects. However, they seem to be missing the single common thread in all environment triggered experience—their own senses. What if the trigger is not external but internal.
Humans are sensory beings. Our interoceptive awareness is primary to survival. This means that a primary brain function in humans is body awareness, both in our sense of connection to the body and our body’s position in space. You can see these skills highly developed in successful athletes. They have acute body awareness. This is evident in their motor skills, commonly known as ‘motor prediction.’ They can predict their competitors’ moves, know where to move in response, and follow it before becoming consciously aware of the movement.
The other aspect of motor prediction that is not commonly recognized is that it also increases empathy functions, even if those functions aren’t noticeably pervasive. All of us tend to view empathy in a certain way. We think of it as compassion, but high-mindedness is a poor definition of what empathy truly is.
We can better define empathy as the ability to think, feel, or experience others’ thoughts, feelings, or experiences. It goes beyond the ability to understand the experiences outside of your perspective to having someone else’s experience become your experience.
As I’ve stated before, connecting to other humans is a primary survival mechanism of the brain. So, it makes sense that those who experience extreme threat would heighten their ability to links to the emotional stimuli of those around them, either to predict threat or to secure their position.
Animals develop acute senses like smell to avoid threatening situations. Dogs do not mark during a walk to relieve their bladder. It is communication for other dogs in the neighborhood. They aren’t necessarily claiming an area but letting other dogs know they are here and how they feel today. Now, neuroscience has discovered that, with practice, humans’ ability to smell illness in other humans is more reliable than dogs. Cancer smelling humans performed consistently better than cancer smelling dogs. Survival mechanisms like this make sense.
I initially thought the brain was electrically vulnerable. It runs by electrical stimulation. When the electrical balance of the brain created by healthy myelination is disrupted, mental chaos ensues. So, I had to ask, “Is the brain is electrically vulnerable?”
Much of neuroscience says, ‘No,’ but we can’t deny the effect high EMF fields have on humans. Some studies suggest paranoia and hallucination are more common in areas with high EMF. It may be a factory, but I don’t think electricity is enough of an answer.
So, I have also looked at pheromones. We know they have a dramatic impact on humans’ emotional well-being, and I think they can also be factors. There are regulatory systems in the body that prevent us from being attracted to relatives, so this effect has been well-documented in neuroscientific studies. Still, we must think of the brain processing pheromones as another highly-refined sensory experience.
What we’ve missed are the senses we take advantage of every day. I hope to offer a more detailed sensory processing description as we continue, but I would like to touch on the subject here. I’ve mentioned the sense of smell above. While we must consider the idea of pheromones and their effect on mob mentality and the contagion of thought, we must also realize it also excludes it as an answer to most paranormal phenomena.
The one common factor in most paranormal experiences is the environment, and humans experience the environment sensorily. We see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around us to understand it. So, it makes sense that the driving factor in paranormal experiences is the same as the driving factor in all human experiences, our sensory interpretation of it.
The human brain combines sensory information with stored rules of safety and creates a narrative of understanding in our conscious mind. As I mentioned in the chapter, this process becomes our confirmation bias, but what if our confirmation bias moves beyond our familial line? What if it is affected by humanity as a whole?
While humans will likely be more susceptible to DNA most closely matched to their own, the extensive amount of paranormal experience is not family-based. It is situationally based. It is the location or the time of year, or an object that triggers our mind to connect with a moment in the past.
Our subject had no sense or connection to Amber before stepping into the place where she took her last breath. When she did, she experienced the pain of that moment. Across the globe, empaths connect with a room or an object’s sensory data, and they re-experience historical moments connected to that sensory data. Linda has no relation to Amber, but she does tend to use empathic behavior to create safety.
It stands to reason her mind would perceive the place where Amber died as a threat to her safety. It also makes sense that she would build an emotional connection to that moment to understand it. So, she can prevent it from happening in the future. Her brain is saying, “This is what could happen to you if you stay here. If it’s happened before, it can happen again.”
The only stimulus our subject experienced to stimulate this response was sensory. There were not high EMF fields detected. There were no remaining pheromones, to our knowledge. The imprint of pheromones leaving a permanent mark is possible. It is unlikely given the amount of paranormal activity in places where they would have been cleansed. The most likely impression came from our subject’s eyes, seeing the familiar objects in the basement, from processing temperatures and textures of the air in the space, from familiar tastes of smells. This is the single most common denominator in all paranormal activity: it and empaths’ ability to feel it.