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8 EMINENT SCIENTISTS WHO BELIEVE(D) IN THE PARANORMAL

Paranormal, Science

There is a long history of scientific inquiry into the paranormal. Most scientists won’t openly profess to a belief in the paranormal or supernatural for fear of professional ridicule. But that’s not always the case. Philosopher and psychologist William James was one of the first psychical researchers who worked on a variety of paranormal and […]

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Scientists Create ‘Ghosts’ in a Laboratory

E.S.P, Ghosts, Paranormal, Science

A 2005 Gallup poll found that 37 percent of Americans believe in haunted houses — and nearly half believe in ghosts. Believers in paranormal activity–especially those who believe they have been personally contacted by ghosts–frequently report a series of specific feelings that accompany the experience. The most common feeling on this list is the overwhelming […]

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The Concept of the Ghost in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

Entertainment, Ghosts

by JAKE ANDERSON [MAJOR SPOILERS ahead] To my chagrin, one of the early subplots of Christopher Nolan’s scifi epic Interstellar involves a young girl, Murph, who is convinced there is a ghost in her room. She explains to her father, Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey, that the ghost frequently pushes books off the bookshelf in […]

Lunopolis

Timeslips, Multiverse Jumps and Dimensional Shifts

Unexplained

Feature pic from film *Lunopolis In the early 1990s, a well-traveled man arrived in Tokyo for a business trip. But he had a problem. Though fluent in several languages and in possession of a variety of international currencies, the man found himself marooned in the wrong country. Why? Because his passport and driver’s license tied […]

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Is There Life After Death? Quantum Consciousness and Beyond

Unexplained

The modern worldview does not make it easy to believe in the afterlife. Science leaves little room for a conception of life after death. It’s much simpler, more logical, to view human consciousness as an immaterial interface that arises from neurochemical processes in the brain. Meaning there is no soul, no life after death. The […]

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ESP, Out-of-Body, and the Margins of Reality

E.S.P, Unexplained

By Jake Anderson In the 1990s researchers at Princeton launched the PEAR (The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research ) program to investigate ESP and the role of consciousness in the physical universe. The book that resulted from this research, The Margins of Reality, presents statistical data backing up the idea that the intentions of a human observer can affect […]

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Are Ghosts Information Patterns?

Paranormal, Unexplained

The idea of the spirit realm is not new. In fact, it’s one of the defining concepts in the collective imagination of our species. The earliest humans grappled with the idea of a spirit world. Philosophers like Descartes contemplated the divisions of the material world and the world of the mind. We are ‘haunted’ by […]