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The Paranormal Phenomena: So Why Do People Believe in the Paranormal?

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Lori Hines, researcher, lecturer, paranormal mystery author and host of "Under the Surface" talk radio on WHVR Digital Broadcasting. She is the author of three paranormal mystery novels, including her new book, Whispers Among the Ruins.


Experiences perceived as paranormal are not uncommon, according to Richard Wiseman, a University of Hertfordshire psychologist and author of Paranormality, (Macmillion, 2011), which delves into the science (or lack thereof) of hauntings, psychics, telepathy and other supposedly inexplicable phenomena. The paranormal field is a mysterious one, full of things like the disembodied spirit (ghost) which decides to communicate with, and haunt the living, the incredible power of the human mind and will, amazing lights (ghost lights) that appear in the middle of nowhere, and other things that science cannot explain.

For the most part, most people avoid things of folklore in their readings of the paranormal and concentrate on topics that truly are supernatural phenomena.

The main reason why we tend to read the paranormal is to get closer to the truth. We want to learn as much about the supernatural in order to better understand it.

 It seems that our beliefs can tell us a lot about human nature and psychology.

 So why do people believe in the paranormal?