Parapsychology. American psychologist and philosopher William James (1842–1910) was an early psychical researcher.
Parapsychology is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena. Parapsychologists study telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims. Parapsychology research is largely conducted by private institutions in several different countries and funded through private donations, and the subject rarely appears in mainstream science journals.
Most papers about parapsychology are published in a small number of niche journals. Most scientists regard parapsychology as pseudoscience. Parapsychology has been criticised for continuing investigation despite being unable to provide convincing evidence for the existence of any psychic phenomena after more than a century of research. Terminology Cynocephaly. The characteristic of cynocephaly, having the head of a dog—or of a jackal—is a widely attested mythical phenomenon existing in many different forms and contexts.
Etymology Ancient Greece and Egypt Psychokinesis. Artist conception of alleged spontaneous psychokinesis from 1911 French magazine La Vie Mysterieuse.
PK experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. Furthermore, some experiments have created illusions of PK where none exists, and these illusions depend to an extent on the subject's prior belief in PK. Etymology The word psychokinesis, a portmanteau of the Greek language words ψυχή ("psyche"), meaning mind, soul, spirit, or breath; and κίνησις ("kinesis"), meaning motion, movement, was coined in 1914 by American author Henry Holt in his book On the Cosmic Relations. The term was later adopted by American parapsychologist J.
B. Rhine in 1934 in connection with experiments that were conducted to determine if a person could influence the outcome of falling dice. Belief Notable claimants of psychokinetic ability There have been claimants of psychokinetic ability throughout history. Zoomorphism. Zoomorphism is the shaping of something in animal form or terms.
Examples include: Art that imagines humans as non-human animalsArt that portrays one species of animal like another species of animalArt that creates patterns using animal imagery, or animal styleDeities depicted in animal form, such as exist in ancient Egyptian religionCartozoology: The science of discovering and studying animals in street layouts as they appear in maps.Therianthropy: the ability to shapeshift into animal formThe tendency of viewing human behaviour in terms of the behaviour of animals, analogous to anthropomorphism, which views animal behaviour in human terms The word derives from the Greek ζωον (zōon), meaning animal, and μορφη (morphē), meaning shape or form.
Examples Zoomorphic representation in religion Tesla. The Jersey Devil. The Jersey Devil, the supposed mythical creature of the New Jersey Pinelands, has haunted New Jersey and the surrounding areas for the past 260 years.
This entity has been seen by over 2,000 witnesses over this period. It has terrorized towns and caused factories and schools to close down, yet many people believe that the Jersey Devil is a legend, a mythical beast, that originated from the folklore of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Others disagree with this point of view. The following text will show there is evidence to support the existence of an animal or supernatural bring known as the Jersey Devil. The evidence consists of the stories of the Jersey Devil's origin, the sightings of it, and finally, the theories on it.
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Shadow people. An artist's impression of a shadow person as a paranormal entity A shadow person (also known as a shadow figure, shadow being or black mass) is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, particularly as interpreted by believers in the paranormal or supernatural as the presence of a spirit or other entity. Many methamphetamine addicts report hallucinations of "shadow people", as a result of sleep deprivation.
History and folklore The Coast to Coast AM late night radio talk show helped popularize modern beliefs in shadow people. The first time the topic of shadow people was discussed at length on the show was April 12, 2001 when host Art Bell interviewed Native American elder Thunder Strikes, who is also known as Harley "SwiftDeer" Reagan. Explanations Several physiological and psychological conditions can account for reported experiences of shadowy shapes seeming alive. The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts. The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations.
Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is just as mistaken as the Bible stories? There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological texts tell us. Consider these astonishing finds: The Grooved Spheres Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres.
6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain. We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls.
But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Voynich Manuscript The Mystery: The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents.
It appears to be a real language--just one that nobody has seen before. Ghosts and Ghost Stories. Unexplained Mysteries - Paranormal Phenomena and the World's Greatest Unexplained Mysteries. The Darkness on the Edge of Town. The Shadowlands: Ghosts and Hauntings. Visit Dave's bio page / Tina's bio page Online 24/7 and also at 16 Church St, Mt Holly, NJ Dave's Internet Radio Show and Podcast.
The Spirit Society - Paranormal Community for Ghosts and Hauntings. Worthing, United Kingdom. May 16, 2011 Rate this encounter:Jamie - Worthing, United Kingdom - April, 2005 This story isn't mine, but something that happened to two of my friends, Paul and Dan. Paul and Dan had written a script for a horror film called Eve's Demons, and were looking for a church to film one of the scenes. They were with a couple of girls cast in the film, Sarah and Aisha.
Paul noticed a particular location, St Mary's Church, and suggested they go and check it out and see if it was a suitable location. Everyone agreed and headed on over. Dan turned to the others and said, "What's that? " However, Paul just stood there feeling nothing but total bewilderment. But they didn't. Paranormal Encyclopedia. I Have Paranormal Experiences. Haunted Houses to Wet Your Pants. Have plans for Halloween? Love to be scared, scare someone else or delight in watching others wet themselves in fright? If so, this is the post for you. Compiled here are the 13 best American haunted houses, and each has its own specialties in gore and fear. These 13 are sure to terrify even the most seasoned haunted house goer. So, if you’ve got a plight for fright, check out one or more of these locations to ensure a positively hair-raising October. This list is composed of a number of attractions ranging from professional haunted houses to hayrides to a steamboat. 13.
The number 13 haunted house is a haunted house that rivals any professional haunted house out there. 12. HotSpots - Paranormal Phenomena. Mystical creatures. THE WENDIGO OF THE NORTH WOODS. Cryptozoology Online: Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) - the world's best cryptozoology organisation - main page. Bigfoot Encounters. Top 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries in History. Mysteries Over the last few months we have gone through 30 of the worlds greatest mysteries but what we haven’t covered are ancient mysteries. This list aims to put that right!
Here are ten great unsolved mysteries of science.