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Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Paranormalist’s World Beyond The Five Senses
7 More Senses We Humans Have And Don't Realize

By Dorraine Fisher

We were always told in school that we have 5 senses. Hearing, seeing, smelling, taste, and touch. And we think that’s all we have and all we need, but it’s really not. And like everything else we’re learning in this new age, there’s a lot more to it than that. It seems that these days, there’s always more. So, let’s get out of our box once again and take a closer look.Science,

There is no set-in-concrete version of reality that everyone sees in the same way. Reality is different for each individual, and the nature and appearance of that reality is determined by each individual’s personal experiences and outlook on life. All shaped by our 5 senses...and a bunch of other ones too.
Paranormalists like ghost investigators and cryptozoologists have a different view of reality. They’re often much more open-minded. Their senses are keen, and they use them more effectively than other people. (I believe this is one definition of what it means to be psychic.) But most importantly, they use senses beyond the normal five. They can be affected by many physical symptoms during investigations where many types of energies are factors.  And they’re affected this way because, first, they dare to enter places where others won’t. And second, there are many more sensing tools in our sensory toolbox than we think.

Here are seven more senses of which the rest of us may not be aware that they may employ to perceive their environment and do their work effectively.

Thermoception: The ability to sense heat and cold. Have you ever walked into a room of an old house that was noticeably colder than the other rooms? This is associated with paranormal activity and is taken much more seriously by paranormal investigators especially if it’s considerably colder.  But we have two kinds of thermoreceptors. Those that sense exterior temperatures around us and those that sense our interior body temperature.

Tension sensors: These are found in your muscles and allow the brain to monitor muscle tension. This is a very important sense in this often tense work. If there’s muscle tension present, our sensors know it before we’re consciously aware.

Equilibrioception: This is the ability to maintain your balance and equilibrium. You wouldn’t have the ability to stand up without it.  Paranormal investigators can be affected by sound resonance like infrasound that can cause, at the very least, vertigo or loss of balance.  Our ears monitor this sense, but we can become disoriented while our brains try to process what is happening.

Magnetoception: This is the ability to sense magnetic fields. This is one that we may have not completely tapped into yet, but it’s possible we can develop it more. Unlike birds, humans don’t have a really strong sense of magnetoception, but scientific data suggests that we do have some ability to sense magnetic fields. And it may be that we use it more than we realize without knowing how. I believe this may be the case with paranormal investigators who may come into contact with all kinds of unidentified forces.

Sense of time: Since scientists are theorizing now that linear time as we know it may not exist at all, which is mind-blowing enough, but we still do seem to have some sense of time. And there is evidence to suggest that this is controlled by a mechanism involving the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, and cerebellum of our brain. And one example of this phenomenon is that paranormal investigators may report incidents of time they lost. There are sometimes possibly hours that they can’t account for, and it’s not really known if this is due to a failure of their ability to sense that span of time, or if the time was lost for some other reason. We may never know for sure, but it’s mind-boggling to think about. Maybe physicists will figure that one out soon.

Sense of pressure: We always know when something is pressing against us. And we know when it presses harder, and we know when it stops. This is the sense that keeps us from getting banged up and bruised and otherwise physically damaged as we navigate through our world.  We may think this lumps into our sense of touch, but this sense employs a different mechanism.

The proverbial sixth sense: This is the sense that no one can define, but we all know it exists...though we may deny it much of the time.. It’s that inner sense of knowing; that gut feeling that something is wrong or out of order. But maybe since it can’t be proven definitively that it truly exists, we often deny what it’s telling us. Often to our peril.  It’s the one sense that, if we learn to trust it, it might even save our lives. But as far as we know, humans are the only animals analytical enough to question their own instincts.

So there you have them. Seven senses you may not have known you had. But para-investigators and cryptozoologists have always known, or had some sense of them. In the midst of harrowing, hair-raising, dizzying experiences, they use every sense they have.


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!


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