- of or relating to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.
Origin of paranormal
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Examples from the Web for paranormal
His weeknight program, “Coast-to-Coast AM,” discussed aliens, paranormal activity, and shadowy government cover-ups.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
After a decade of managing the Borden home, Wilber is chock-full of stories of hauntings and paranormal sightings.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
In her memoir, Giving Up the Ghost, Mantel writes of her own childhood encounters with the paranormal.Hilary Mantel Visits the Twilight Zone
October 14, 2014
They have had a spiritual or numinous or paranormal experience at some point in their own lives.Eben Alexander Has a GPS for Heaven
October 8, 2014
Paranormalsocieties.com, an online national paranormal directory, has over 4,000 paranormal groups registered to its website.True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter
September 15, 2013
As for photographs, I have never obtained any paranormal ones.
Researchers have accumulated data on the power of prayer and faith, and on paranormal manifestations.The Civilization of Illiteracy
I have just pointed out in detail certain purely physical processes for provoking the production of paranormal phenomena.
The existence of paranormal photography is affirmed by sincere and honourable men, and their experiments deserve to be resumed.
At present I am observing a more complex case, in which paranormal phenomena accompany automatic writing.
- beyond normal explanation
- the paranormal paranormal happenings generally
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Word Origin and History for paranormal
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