The Haunting in Connecticut and Ectoplasm
Apparently the new poster released by Lionsgate for the upcoming The Haunting in Connecticut, which you can see to your right, stirred up quite a bit of conversation and controversy with regard to the paranormal phenomenon known as ectoplasm.
So much so, in fact, that they sent out a press release today with a bit of background information to go along with the poster.
QUESTION: What exactly IS ectoplasm?
ANSWER: Charles Richet created the word "ectoplasm" from the Greek words "ektos" and "plasma", which together mean "outside formed" to first describe the physical manifestations of spiritual energy. It comes out of the medium’s orifices (ears, nose, mouth, etc.) in a gauzy or gooey-like substance. It’s most memorable in the movie Ghost Busters when the characters “got slimed” – that was ectoplasm.
Often when found in photographs, any unexplainable mist and vapors have been called ectoplasm. The structure of the ectoplasm can vary, but it is always a result of paranormal activity.
Below is a compilation of photographs taken by Dr. T. G. (Thomas Glendenning) and Lillian Hamilton's investigations of psychic phenomena in their home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, between 1918 and 1945. The images detail numerous aspects of spiritualism including telekinesis, teleplasm, trance states, and various other psychic phenomena.
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