Halloween is finally here, bringing with it a fitting atmosphere for all things creepy. The rustling leaves, those strong gusts of wind that break through that crisp, cold breeze that has begun to whisper about your throat, the encroaching darkness—all around us, a general aura of eeriness has settled in, but that creepiness isn’t always restricted to world outside your home. Halloween decorations aside, there could be something lurking in your attic, your garage—or worse, in your unfinished basement. If you feel uneasy entering those locations of your home, then you could be experiencing symptoms of a haunting, but it may not be as ghastly as you think. Your home could be haunted by the ghost of inefficient electricity flow.
How can your wiring be haunting your home—and your power bill?
It all comes down to EMF—that is, the electromagnetic field that surrounds your electrical appliances, outlets, and wiring circuits in your home. Most electrically charged objects, like appliances, your TV, etc., give off EMF, but some give off higher levels of EMF than others. This is where the problems begin (and this is also why many people believe it is unhealthy to live too close to power lines). Studies have shown that high EMF can cause reactions in humans—particularly in some individuals who may be more sensitive or who may have more severe reactions to high EMF than others. That reaction can include symptoms like uneasiness, dizziness, nausea, hallucinations, feelings of paranoia, and an overall sense that you are being watched.
How does a high EMF contribute to your home’s overall levels of hauntedness?
Many of those who study paranormal activity believe that high EMF actually enhances paranormal activity. High EMF provides ghosts and other ethereal beings with the energy they need to absorb to manifest. Of course, there are also natural sources of EMF—areas with a high geomagnetic field and areas that are close to fast-moving water (like waterfalls) are often linked to paranormal activity due to the amount of energy the paranormal being has to draw on.
The skeptics out there can relax, though. Those who are exposed to high EMF are also more likely to believe their houses are haunted because paranormal activity provides an explanation for the otherwise inexplicable feelings of uneasiness, discomfort, and paranoia, along with the hallucinations that can be experienced as a symptom of high EMF exposure.
Whether or not your home is haunted by “spirit” activity, if it has a high EMF, it is still “haunted”—and so is your power bill. Not only is that high EMF causing you to experience those eerie sensations, and perhaps even making it uncomfortable to be in your home, but it can also point to inefficiencies in your electrical wirings and shielding, and that can mean your house is consuming way more energy than it needs to—and that inefficient consumption is turning your power bill into a horror show.
The solution? Try obtaining your own EMF meter and test your home. You may uncover the source of high EMF, and in repairing it, you may be able to lower your power bill. Just be careful: you may find more than you bargained for if there really are ghosts roaming your hallways!