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From Strictly Come Dancing to the Tour de France ‘curses’ have rational explanations. Here, psychologists discuss why belief in them persists.
Over a quarter of people believe that humans have psychic abilities.
A restaurant in Bishopville, S.C. markets the town’s association to the Lizard Man.
Joseph P. Laycock
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome can help explain things that go bump in the night.
An intricate crop circle spans a diameter of more than 45 metres in a barley field close to Barbury Castle near Wroughton, England, about 130 kilometres west of London, in 2008. The circle is noteworthy for its complexity, representing the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant pi, or 3.141592654.
Crop circles are global phenomena gaining attention as paranormal culture becomes mainstream, along with a hybrid approach that emulates scientific investigation.
Hearing voices can make you anxious.
People with paranormal beliefs often experience social rejection. But for those at risk of psychosis, support is important for prevention.
Paranormal or just plain ordinary?
The truth about the paranormal – just in time for Halloween.
There’s trouble at the mill.
BBC One’s The Living and the Dead revels in the Victorians’ obsession with the supernatural and the limits of science.
In the post-9/11, post-Iraq television landscape we’re familiar with government and terrorist conspiracy shows. How will aliens hold up?
Did you hear that?
Rob and Stephanie Levy
Ghost hunters love to record and parse EVP – electronic voice phenomena – they say are messages from spirits. But perceptual psychology has scientific reasons for why what they’re hearing isn’t from the other side.