An appearance of someone either by vision or by bodily manifestation that is permitted by God. The appearance of our Lady of Fatima or Lourdes is an apparition. Joseph's vision where he was told to flee with the child into Egypt was an apparition.
An etheric appearance which suggests the presence of a person, living or dead. Extensive research shows that apparitions appear most frequently when special anxiety, and the desire to send an urgent message, coincide with the physical extremity of the agent.
The life like appearance of a deceased person or animal. The appearance of apparitions is very unusual. A 'Crisis' apparition is a term used when someone sees the spirit of someone close to them right before, during, our right after their death.
An apparition may be visible to both the naked eye and appear in photographs. It is a supernatural manifestation of the soul of a deceased human or animal, or of a living person too distant to be within the normal perception of the observer. Some apparitions can seem quite normal and solid in appearance to the observer while others may see just faint images, blobs, streaks or patches of light.
From the Latin word " apparere:" to appear). A paranormal incident involving the appearance of a non-existent entity or object. A visual apparition is generally called a ghost.
A visual appearance (cf. hallucination), often of a person or scene, generally experienced in a waking or hypnagogic / hypnopompic state. See also crisis apparition, ghost, haunting. Last updated:March 8, 2006
An experience usually visual but sometimes in other sense-modalities in which there appears to be present a person or animal (deceased or living) and even inanimate objects such as carriages and other things, who/which is in fact out of the sensory range of the experient; often associated with spontaneous extrasensory perception, for example, in connection with an agent who is dying or undergoing some other crisis (in which case, it is likely to be termed a "crisis apparition," or in connection with haunting (in which case, it is likely to be referred to in non-technical contexts as a "ghost").
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