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There are claims like this and this that low frequency sounds can cause people to see apparitions. In certain individuals, low-frequency sound is claimed to induce feelings such as fear, dreadfulness or depression and animals are also claimed to react to such sounds. Some films such as Paranormal Activity and Irreversible, a French film are also claimed to use such sounds to induce fear in audiences. So does low frequency sound cause people to experience weird paranormal experiences and phenomena such as ghost sightings?

  • That first article exxagerates to artificially induce paranormal experiences, whereas we are probably only talking about your senses being confused. When that happens, who is to say how you are going to interpret that? The article makes more statements without references. – Jan Doggen Jan 7 '16 at 15:24
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    That article even debunks its own claims: When French’s team crunched the numbers, the only statistically significant association appeared in subjects who scored highly on a test of psychological predisposition to the sort of transcendental feelings generally experienced by epileptics with unstable temporal lobes. AND People tend to think about what they’re told to. Asked to track strange feelings, they started noticing them. And the participants’ response rates indeed followed what’s predicted by models of suggestible behavior. There is no claim. – Jan Doggen Jan 7 '16 at 15:28
  • I thought someone had shown that there was a resonant frequency with the vitreous humour of the eye and low frequency: skepdic.com/infrasound.html – JasonR Jan 7 '16 at 15:42
  • @JanDoggen-Changed the first claim reference to a different site! – pericles316 Jan 8 '16 at 6:16
  • Irréversible certainly induced some fear in me but correlation does not imply causation. – gerrit Jan 8 '16 at 17:55

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