According to a Visionary Living, Inc. article by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, full moons may “dampen” paranormal activity.
The earth expands 1/16 of an inch during the full moon’s gravitational pull. The expansion is caused by the movement of magma chambers below the earth’s surface. These movements affect the earth’s magnetic fields. Many paranormal hot spots are in areas of negative magnetic anomalies. Thus, an increase in magnetic fields is likely to have an adverse impact on paranormal activity.
Actually, neither the precise full moon nor new moon may be the best times for the paranormal.
Therefore, I guess it stands to reason that paranormal activity is probably not affected anymore by a supermoon than a regular full moon.
I’d be really curious to hear from paranormal investigators who tend to investigate the same places over and over. Do they notice any difference in paranormal activity during various lunar cycles? And what about investigators in general, whether they investigate the same place or not. Do they notice investigations are more quiet during full moons?
I would have thought a full moon, and definitely a supermoon, would be a great time for increased paranormal activity. Although, I tend to believe full moons affect people’s behaviors. And since ghosts were once people, their spirits would still be susceptible to the moon’s influence.
However, I read a great ABCnews.com article called Moon Myths and Madness: Why Do We Believe? It referenced a study that showed even though nurses and police report more chaos and aggressive behavior during full moons, research doesn’t bear that out. There’s really not evidence to support the claim that people get more nuts during a full moon.
I find it very hard to believe. Even without looking at the sky, I can usually tell when a full moon is approaching based on the way people start driving. Or, rather, forgetting how to drive properly.
What do you think? Do you believe full moons influence people too? Are you an investigator? Have you investigated during a full moon? What’s been your experience with that? And what did you think of May 2012’s supermoon? Were you able to see it and enjoy it?