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 History Rhine era
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 As George Alexandrou has pointed out, "in this northeast region of Pakistan, and we know that there were peoples in this area who slashed their cheeks from mouth to ear, so that all the teeth showed. Marco Polo saw this tribe, whom he called the Cynocefaloi. He said that they looked like mastiffs; that is, they didn’t have elongated heads like German shepherds with the long nose, but like mastiffs. Late Antiquity Medieval East Cynocephali also figure in medieval Christian world-views. Saint Christopher Cynocephalus St. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, certain icons covertly identify Saint Christopher with the head of a dog.
The German bishop and poet Walter of Speyer portrayed St. There are some rare icons that depict this martyr with the head of a dog. China 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 Zoomorphic language for things, ideas A literary phrase such as "The roar of the ocean".Sin lurking like a beast waiting to devour Cain in Genesis. Other Tesla. The history of technology is populated with a marvellous cast of characters. On the one hand you have the colourful, hard-working inventors like Thomas Edison who slaved away morning, noon and night to produce many of the wonders that we take for granted such as the incandescent light, the telephone, and the garlic peeler. On the other you have the moonbat crazies who show up at the patent office with a cardboard box stuffed with wires and a torch battery claiming that they've made contact with John Kerry's charisma.
And then there is that rarest of creatures: Nikola Tesla, a man who was both a certifiable genius and just plain certifiable. Born in Smiljan, Croatia, Tesla was educated at Graz and Prague, worked for the Continental Edison Company in Paris, and emigrated to the United States in 1884. There he worked briefly for Thomas Edison until the poetic Tesla and the pragmatic Edison fell out. 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. There are many different versions of the birth of the Jersey Devil. One of the most popular legends says a Mrs. Another story placed the birth in Estelville, NJ. Burlington, NJ, also claims to be the birthplace of the Jersey Devil. A face like a horse. On them. Jack E. The Mystery Casebook - Cryptids, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, Sea Monsters, Aliens, UFO News, Mysterious Places, Photos, Video.
Sumerian Gods and Goddesses. Sumerian Gods Is Anu holding the symbolic Holy Grail of a Bloodline he created? British Museum Nephilim, Anunnaki - Royal Bloodline - Creators "Those who from Heaven to Earth came" The Sumerian King List allegedly recorded all the rulers of Earth over 400,000 years who were said to be gods, demigods, or immortals ... or one soul playing all the roles. In Sumerian Mythology the Anunnaki were a pantheon of good and evil gods and goddesses (duality) who came to Earth to create the human race. Talismans | Kabbalah | Amulets Creating Bloodlines According to Ancient Alien Theory, the Anunnaki, and other alien groups, came to Earth and seeded the human race in many variations.
Physical evidence of ancient astronauts is found throughout the planet, leading one to conclude that different races visited here at different periods in Earth's history, or the same aliens return and set up various programs (civilizations) in which they could remain and experience. These would include: Middle East, Egypt, India, 10 Of The Strangest Unclaimed Airline Baggage Items Ever Found. Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts. Pythagoras, Sacred Geometry, "The Fundamental Programming Language of the Holographic Universe"
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. In popular culture See also References 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. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. The Dropa Stones In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. The Ica StonesBeginning in the 1930s, the father of Dr. Ancient Model Aircraft Impossible Fossils. 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.
And it's not like some idiot just scribbled a bunch of nonsense on paper and went, "Figure THIS out, fuckwads. " It appears to be a real language--just one that nobody has seen before. Translation: "...and when you get her to put the tennis racket in her mouth, have her stand in a fountain for a while. There is not even a consensus on who wrote it, or even when it was written. Why Can't They Solve It? Could you? Don't even try. Our Guess: Ghosts and Ghost Stories. Unexplained Mysteries - Paranormal Phenomena and the World's Greatest Unexplained Mysteries. The Darkness on the Edge of Town | Paranormal Radio Show. 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. Mysterious Church Yard-- 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. As they walked along the path, they chatted to each other about what they planned to do with the film when it was completed. Dan turned to the others and said, "What's that? " However, Paul just stood there feeling nothing but total bewilderment. But they didn't. Paul wondered if the presence, or whatever it was, that occupied the churchyard three hours before would still be there. The guys stopped by the church gate again and parked the car. 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. Yes, a steamboat. 13. The number 13 haunted house is a haunted house that rivals any professional haunted house out there. 12. Following the story of an ill-fated crew of sailors, this haunted house is set upon a real river steamboat. 11.
Next up is a haunted house with an equally odd location: semi-truck trailers. 10. Coming in at number 10 is the Seven Floors of Hell. 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. Do you have a theory that might solve one of these mysteries? If so, tell us in the comments! 10. While many people know of the Moai of Easter Island, not that many people know of the other mystery associated with Easter Island. 9. In the late 2nd century AD, the Greek writer Pausanias wrote an account of how (4-500 years earlier?) 8. This mystery may even be a problem for those legendary investigators from CSI and the like!
7. The Minoans are best known for the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur, but it is in fact the demise of this once-great civilisation that is more interesting. 6. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but few know the Carnac Stones. 5. The historical search for the legendary thief Robin Hood has turned up masses of possible names. 4. 3. 2. 1.