A Brief History
I love fog in the early Springtime with the trees still barren of their leaves and the grass resembling a wet and muddy bog. There is something mystical yet haunting about it. The air is full of moisture; it feels saturated. For me, this type of weather is the most magical, the most eerie perhaps. It is probably for this very reason that castles believed to be inhabited by ghosts are often portrayed in just this kind of environment. The British Isles, which are well known for their otherworldly activity, are often covered in a damp mist.
Scientific studies have shown that the electric potential in the air rises in mist, haze and fog. (1) Ghosts are believed to thrive off of electricity; one example being that they are thought to deplete the batteries of electrical equipment such as flashlights and video cameras used around them. Often times this is the only evidence of their possible existence found by ghost hunters such as John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group whose advisor is none other than Professor Matthew D. Zarzeczny, one of the founders of History and Headlines.
An interesting concept to consider is if ghosts can drain the energy from objects can they also drain the energy of humans? The human body is comprised to about 60% of water and many different types of salts which, when in solution, a.k.a. water, are known conductors of electricity. In fact, it was the German medical doctor Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler who in the late 19th century discovered that there were at least 12 different “cell salts” in human tissues that were crucial for health and that deficiencies in these could lead to “dis-ease.”
Due to these concentrations of salts in the body, humans can become “charged,” or wired as the condition is sometimes described. Of course, the body itself generates electricity to perform its functions, but with all of the electro smog in the environment, it can quickly get out of balance. To get back to a zero voltage reference level (the Earth’s level), grounding or earthing is recommended. In American homes this is accomplished with the grounding line (the third prong on the outlet) that runs the electricity in the ground, neutralizing the charge. Humans can achieve the same affect by standing barefoot on the ground or by touching an earthing rod that is placed deep in the ground.
Sometimes people involved in investigations or who live in haunted homes feel energetically drained. It might be due to ghosts tapping into their body-generated electricity.
The author does not purport to have a solution for how people can protect themselves, but perhaps the following suggestions might be considered:
1) balance of the most important cell salts within the body
2) proper grounding of the body before and after investigations
This is by no means medical advice but merely ideas to help better understand the possible phenomenon of energy draining by unseen entities.
1) ghosts are believed to drain sources of electricity
2) the higher the moisture content in the air, the greater the electric potential
3) ghostly activity might be greater the higher the moisture content of the air
4) as human beings are comprised of water and electricity-conducting salts, it might be for this reason that ghosts may be able tap into their energy/electrical circuits
(1) Nizamuddin, S., Ramanadham, R., The Electric Potential Gradient in Mist, Haze, and Fog, Pure and Applied Geophysics (1983), Volume 121, Issue 2, pp 353-359.