Channeling- Receiving messages from sprit beings on the other side. Channeling can also involve going into a trance state where the spirit can use the channeler's body, voice, etc.. There are semi and full trance states.
Clairaudience- Receiving both spirit and non-spirit related messages through hearing sounds and/or voices.
Clairvoyance- Receiving messages through visions/images. Some people also receive messages while holding objects or touching them with their hands- also known as psychometry.
Clairsentience- The term used for receiving general and or spirit messages through feeling or clear thought/knowing.
Crisis Apparition-When a person is seen in apparition form either before, during or after an event such as an illness, tragic event or death.
Deja Vu- When someone feels that current events taking place with them or around them have previously happened before.
Demonic Possession- When an evil spirit takes over a person. Demonic possessions can also come in the form of demonic hauntings, where the evil spirit might haunt or take over a house or building.
Ectoplasm- Appearing at times to look like mist or smoke, ectoplasm can be seen coming from people who channel spirits and it also appears often in pictures. Ectoplasm can form shapes as well.
EMF Detector(Electromagnetic Field)- Used by paranormal investigators to pick up on electromagnet fields. Ghosts are believed to use electromagnetic energy to make sounds, move objects or appear in apparition form.
EVP- (Electromagnetic Voice Phenomena)- The ability to pick up spirit voices on electrical devices such as tape recorders, answering machines, tvs and other electrical devices.
Empathy- The ability to feel another persons emotions such as happiness, pain, illness, etc..
Exorcism- A religious ceremony or ritual that is used to drive out evil spirits that are possessing someone.
ESP- (Extra Sensory Perception)- The ability to use one's "sixth sense" to pick up on information about people or events.
Ghost- Term used most often to describe the appearance/presence of a person who is no longer living.
Guide- Also known as spirit guide or spiritual guide. Spirit guides assist people on their spiritual journeys and on a daily basis as well.
Haunted/Haunting- This is a term used to describe spirit/ghost activity at a location such as moving objects, unexplained sounds, apparitions and other paranormal events that take place at a particular location for extended periods of time.
Medium- (Spirit Communicator) Someone who can communicate with spirits and receive/pass on messages from spirits to those who are still alive.
Orb- Often seen on pictures or video, orbs are believed by some to be energy and by others to be spirit beings who have manifested in orb form. Orbs are typically round when seen on video or film.
Paranormal- Used to describe things that do not appear to have 'normal' explanations or scientific proof.
Thermal Camera- A camera that shows cold/hot spots coming off people or objects.