Is the Anti-Hour Real? Is 3:00 AM really Dead Time?
When is Paranormal Activity at its Highest, 3AM... DEAD TIME?
Urban Dictionary tell us that the hour between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM is called DEAD TIME. The reason is this is the time that the most people die in their sleep in hospitals. Significant because this is also the time that people are generally sleeping deepest, so things are quietest.
Determining exactly when GHOSTS, SPIRITS and DEMONS are most active is a question that has been pondered by many in the metaphysical community for a long time. Quite a few paranormal experts believe the hours between 12:00 AM (midnight) and 5:00 AM are the hours that you are most likely to see a ghost or to encounter a paranormal event of some sort.
Witching hour is a term in occult belief that refers to the time at which creatures such as witches, demons, and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful, and at which black magic is thought to be at its most effective because the period from 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM is the span where there are no Catholic church services and prayers which are marked by the Canonical hours which are also three regular hours in length, but in modern times that fact is mostly forgotten so the terms is usually used to refer to midnight and 2:00 AM recognized as the witching hour by Neopaganism.
WHAT IS THE ANTI-HOUR?
The Anti-Hour begins at 3:00 AM and extends until 4:00 AM. Also called the Devil's hour, this applies based on the suggestion being that this is an inversion of the time at which Christ died at Calvary.
Significant because it’s the antithesis to 3:00 PM which is informally known as the Jesus Hour.
The bible tells us the following on the supposed time of Jesus' death, "In Mark 15:25 crucifixion takes place at the third hour (9 a.m.) and Jesus' death at the ninth hour (3 p.m.). However, in John 19:14 Jesus is still before Pilate at the sixth hour." But among many, the consensus is that 3:00 AM marks the unholiest of hours as it symbolizes the birth time of the Anti-Christ, the Devil’s Earthly son.
THREE KNOCKS DURING DEAD TIME, THE ANTI-HOUR: MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE...
In 2013 when I was developing some of my early Ghost Box designs, in particular the GB-RIFT, I was running sessions in my home. At the recommendation of a fellow paranormal investigator he suggested that I buy 13 candles and assemble them in the form of a pentagram, lighting them at exactly 3:00 AM.
However, I decided to make the shape of a Holy Cross and say the lord's prayer. To my surprise this seemed to cause a dark environmental shift as if I had angered dark spirits or demons that conjured during the session. I have noticed that the times (for me) that are most active typically fall between Midnight and 5:00 AM.
But ultimately, paranormal activity happens when we least expect it.