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Haitian Vodou
Haitian Vodou also written as Voodoo, Vodun, or Vodoun is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Practitioners are called "vodouists" or "servants of the spirits".
Haunt
A loose term for a particular location where a ghost or spirit will regularly manifest.
Haunting
A Haunting is basically a series of unexplained events related to the Supernatural
Healer
Someone who claims to be able to heal another person or animal through paranormal means.
Healing
In paranormal terms, a cure that cannot be explained from a traditional medical standpoint.
Hellstromism
A technique simulating telepathy, in which the "mind reader" (who generally holds a hand or arm) responds to slight muscle movements produced unconsciously by the person whose mind is apparently being read. Also known as muscle reading, Cumberlandism or Hellstromism.
Hex
A curse placed upon an individual by a practitioner of the dark arts.
Hoodoo

Hoodoo, also known as "conjure" and sometimes confused with "voodoo", is a traditional African-American folk spirituality that developed from a number of West African, Native American and European spiritual traditions.

Hot Spot
A location that has become the concentrated focal point of paranormal activity. This includes haunted locations, vortexes, portals; etc.
Huna
A term used to describe the metaphysical practices of the indigenous peoples of Hawaii.
Hyperaesthesia
Heightened state of sensory awareness.
Hypnosis
Recognized medical practice of artificially inducing a trance-like state to give a person heightened focus and concentration.

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