We've been told by every made-for-television investigator and countless supposed "credible" paranormal groups that certain levels of EMF can cause ordinary individuals to experience everything from dizziness to hallucinations. Sounds like a sound enough theory, but has anyone bothered explaining to us why???
"Dr. Michael Persinger gives me the lowdown on the haunt theory. Why would a certain type of electromagnetic field make one hear things or sense a presence? What's the mechanism? The answer hinges on the fact that exposure to electromagnetic fields lowers melatonin levels. Melatonin, he explains, is an anti-convulsive; if you have less of it in your system, your brain - in particular, your right temporal lobe - will be more prone to tiny epileptic-esque micro-seizures and the subtle hallucinations these seizures can cause." - Roach, Mary. Spook. USA: W W Norton & Co Inc, 2006. 218. Print.