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Is it possible that more paranormal activity occurs in times of severe weather or solar activity? There is belief among the paranormal community that it’s not only possible but it is more probable. We will look at four occurrences that seem to supply these spirits with a source of energy necessary to induce paranormal activity. From a physiological perspective, humans, plants, and animals possess a certain element of electrical energy at their molecular core. Is it too far-fetched to say that when we pass from this life, we carry some of that energy with us? Remember the definition of energy: Energy can neither be created nor destroyed and it is used to perform work.

During your investigations you have probably experienced new battery depletion coupled with various forms of equipment failure. This is not uncommon when there is paranormal activity present. These entities are thought to draw upon any available electrical source for their power allowing them to move objects, manifest, make noises and communicate with you through voice recordings. We are going to look at four possible avenues that these spirits can use to enhance their energy patterns.

Solar Flares and Thunderstorms:

It is theorized that during unsettled weather and solar activity, the Earths naturally occurring electromagnetic field that surrounds our planet is energized with a surplus energy. These entities are thought to be able to tap into this rich resource, thus, increasing paranormal activity during these events.


Solar flares occur when magnetic field lines on the sun get tangled up into knots, building potential energy until they reach a tipping point. Then that energy is converted into heat, light and the motion of charged particles.

There are five classifications on Solar X-rays and three for the Geomagnetic Field:


Normal, Active, X Class Flare, Mega Flare, & M Class Flare


Quiet, Unsettled, and Storm

Anything above normal range for solar flares can and will affect the Earth’s geomagnetic field. You can capture some great evidence if you are lucky enough to be investigating during these times especially if it is a mega flare or geomagnetic storm. It will produce an abundant amount of ions that will cover the surface of the Earth creating a lot of energy that spirits will be able to draw from. You can go to to learn more about this phenomenon.


This is another occurrence that will charge the air with both positive and negative ions that will increase your chances to capture paranormal activity.

It is also theorized that the peak of a thunderstorm creates a higher vibrational frequency that enhances the entities ability as they will be able to draw on the raw power that seems to electrify the air.


For centuries people have associated the full moon with the romantic at heart as well as supernatural activity. The moon’s phases can be a very favorable time for an investigation to occur.

The dark moon (or new moon) has always been associated with the supernatural. A dark moon rises at the same time as the sun and because of this you can’t see the moon.

However, the best time to experiencing paranormal phenomena is two to three days before or after a full moon or new moon. The phases or lunar cycles of the Moon are discribed below.

New Moon – The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).  This means that the Sun, Earth, and Moon are almost in a straight line, with the Moon in between the Sun and the Earth.  The Moon that we see looks very dark.

Waxing Crescent – This Moon can be seen after the New Moon, but before the First Quarter Moon.  The crescent will grow larger and larger every day, until the Moon looks like the First Quarter Moon.

First Quarter – The right half of the Moon appears lighted and the left side of the Moon appears dark.  During the time between the New Moon and the First Quarter Moon, the part of the Moon that appears lighted gets larger and larger every day, and will continue to grow until the Full Moon.

Waxing Gibbous – The Moon appears to be more than one-half full. This Moon can be seen after the First Quarter Moon, but before the Full Moon.

Full Moon – The Moon’s illuminated side is facing the Earth. The lighted side of the Moon faces the Earth.  This means that the Earth, Sun, and Moon are nearly in a straight line, with the Earth in the middle.  The Moon that we see is very bright from the sunlight reflecting off it.

Waning Gibbous – The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. This Moon can be seen after the Full Moon, but before the Last Quarter Moon.

Last Quarter – One-half of it appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The part of the Moon that is illuminated is decreasing. The left half of the Moon appears lighted, and the right side of the Moon appears dark.

Waning Crescent – The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon’s disk that is illuminated is decreasing. This Moon can be seen after the Last Quarter Moon and before the New Moon.

The above mentioned phases can affect Earth’s geomagnetic field. The nearer the moon gets when it’s full the more it can affect it. Paranormal activity appears to be more active due to the increase and flux of the geomagnetic field along with the gravitational force that it produces when in the full or dark phase. You can visit the following website to learn more about these phases:



It is believed that equinoxes and solstices throughout history are very conducive to supernatural occurrences. Therefore, they present an opportunity for paranormal investigators to capture evidence & activity. This reason is steeped in the folklore that these times are important from a supernatural perspective relative to the “Conscious Shift & Awakening”. The “Conscious Shift & Awakening” is a teaser and will be explored in further articles.


 The winter solstice falls on December 21st and is the shortest day of the year. The winter solstice is caused by the sun taking a lower and lower path in the sky and eventually reaching its lowest point on December 21st. This allows a longer period of darkness on that date because the sun sets sooner. Furthermore, It is theorized that paranormal activity increases on the date of the winter solstice.


On the brighter side, the Spring & Summer solstice occurs around June 21st and allows a longer period of daylight.

An equinox happens each year at two specific moments in time when there is a location on the Earth’s equator where the center of the Sun can be observed to be vertically overhead. These are the only two days of the year when the days and the nights are each 12 hours long.


Fall Equinox occurs around September 21st and Spring Equinox around March 21st.

So if you really want a fool proof plan to catch ghostly activity McLennan County Paranormal recommends four easy steps:

1)    You need to ghost hunt when the Earth is experiencing a Mega Flare

2)    At the beginning of an Equinox or Solstice

3)    When there is  a full Moon

4)    And during a raging Super Cell Thunderstorm.

Easier said than done right? A little humor never hurt the Paranormal Investigator. We have to keep our sanity somehow right?

Blessings from,

McLennan County Paranormal Investigations