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Ectoplasm is a real phenomena

One of the strangest paranormal phenomena that I have been able to document is ectoplasm.  Ectoplasm is not something that was made up for the movie Ghostbusters, however I have only experienced the phenomena once in my 14 years of paranormal investigations. During our investigation of the haunted Sallie House in Atchison Kansas, I was conducting a Ouija Board Session in the basement of the Sallie House when I had this strange substance manifest from under my feet.

Ouija board session

While I was contacting what I believed to be the spirit of Dr. Finney, I had felt a surge of energy come through my

ectoplasm caught on camera
Ectoplasm caught on camera during a Fox Sisters Seance

toes, up to my feet, and through the rest of my body.  After this happened I felt as though my feet and body were strangely connected to the house and to the energy that I was communicating with.  Immediately after closing the session I lifted up the ouija board to put it aside and noticed that my shoes had left imprints of were they were doing the Ouija Session.

Ectoplasm or something else?

Being the skeptic that I am, I looked all around the basement for signs of moisture and there were none.  It hadn’t rained the whole time we were in Kansas, so it wasn’t as if I tracked something into the house. This can be clearly seen in the video, because there were no signs of footprints any were else in the basement or on the stairs.


Ectoplasm is a physical manifestation that appears with spiritual energy. It is said to have the qualities of both water (clear), and oily. In cases of extreme hauntings ghosts, poltergeists, or violent spirits are said to leave behind the substance once manifestation occurs. During the spiritualist era, mediums were believe to excrete this substance from their noses, eyes, ears, and mouths while channeling spirits during seances. One of the well known cases of this were the Fox Sisters; Leah, Margret, and Kate.

Have you ever experienced ectoplasm? If so please leave a comment below!

sally house ectoplasm Site of the Ouija Session

sally house ectoplasm Ectoplasm oozes from the floor

Tim Wood

Founder and Lead Paranormal Investigator for livescifi.tv, I started the world’s first LIVE online paranormal show. Check out my new book, "Stalked by the ZoZo Demon"

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