What is paranormal?

  • (adj): Not in accordance with scientific laws.
    Example: "What seemed to be paranormal manifestations"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Paranormal is a general term (coined ca. 1915–1920) that designates experiences that lie outside "the range of normal experience or scientific explanation" or that indicates phenomena understood to be outside of science's current ability to explain or measure. Paranormal phenomena are distinct from certain hypothetical entities, such as dark matter and dark energy, only insofar as paranormal phenomena are inconsistent with the world as already understood through empirical observation coupled with scientific methodology.

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Ancient Ram Inn - Televised Paranormal Investigations
... The inn has been investigated by many paranormal researchers, particularly for television shows like Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted ... Kieron Butler from the UK Paranormal Study ... The Ghost Club (the oldest paranormal research organization in the world) investigated the inn in 2003 but didn't register anything paranormal ...
Paranormal Challenges
... and groups have offered similar monetary awards for proof of the paranormal in an observed setting ... prize of a million dollars to a person who can prove that they have supernatural or paranormal abilities under appropriate test conditions ... Several other skeptic groups also offer a monied prize for proof of the paranormal, including the largest group of paranormal investigators, the Independent Investigations Group, which ...
List Of Psi Factor: Chronicles Of The Paranormal Episodes
... Psi Factor Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes ... hosted by Dan Aykroyd who presents dramatic stories inspired by the paranormal investigations of the "Office of Scientific Investigation and Research" (O.S.I.R.) ...
Alien Abduction Claimants - Abductees and The Paranormal
... pro-abduction researchers to have a higher incidence of non-abduction related paranormal events and abilities ... Following an abduction experience, these paranormal abilities and occurrences sometimes seem to become more pronounced ...
Mesa County Association For Paranormal Scientific Studies
... The Mesa County Association for Paranormal Scientific Studies (MAPSS) is a non-profit organization based in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA which investigates and studies paranormal science ...

More definitions of "paranormal":

  • (adj): Seemingly outside normal sensory channels.
    Synonyms: extrasensory