Belief in Precognition Rises When People Feel Helpless

Predicting the future may be impossible, but that doesn’t stop many people from believing that some have the power to do so. In fact, a new study finds people are more prone to believe in prognostication when they feel their lives are out of their own control, suggesting that faith in paranormal forecasting provides a … Read moreBelief in Precognition Rises When People Feel Helpless

‘Unexplained Files’ Explores UFOs, Moth Men and Alien Diseases

UFOs visit a small town in Argentina, a red-eyed winged beast terrorizes a town in West Virginia, and a bizarre disease afflicts people with inexplicable lesions. The Science Channel’s “Unexplained Files,” premiering tonight (Sept. 18) at 9 p.m. ET, explores the basis — if any — for these mysterious legends. Joaquin V Gonzalez, a town … Read more‘Unexplained Files’ Explores UFOs, Moth Men and Alien Diseases

Mongolian Death Worm: Elusive Legend of the Gobi Desert

It sounds like a fantastic, lethal creature that might be found in a 1950s pulp science-fiction novel (or sci-fi television movie), but some people believe that a large, deadly worm-like creature called the Mongolian Death Worm exists in the Gobi desert. According to British biologist Karl Shuker in his book “The Unexplained: An Illustrated Guide … Read moreMongolian Death Worm: Elusive Legend of the Gobi Desert

Science of the Paranormal: Can You Trust Your Own Mind?

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks … Read moreScience of the Paranormal: Can You Trust Your Own Mind?

Spooky! Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena

What Science Can’t Explain Science is powerful, but there is much it can’t explain. And when people see, hear or believe something that is not explained, science finds itself trying to prove things don’t exist, and that’s truly impossible. In the following pages, you’ll learn more about some of the most common inexplicable phenomena — … Read moreSpooky! Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena

Spooky Sites: 7 of the Most Haunted Places in the United States

Sorrel-Weed House You don’t need to believe in ghosts to enjoy a ghost story. The tales that have grown over generations around reputedly haunted places can take on a fantastic life of their own in folklore, and the stories that surround a place can influence our experiences of them. All it takes is a creepy … Read moreSpooky Sites: 7 of the Most Haunted Places in the United States

Can Your ‘Self’ Survive Death?

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of “Closer to Truth,” a public television series and online resource that features the world’s leading thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. This essay, the second of a four-part series on the Self, is based on “Closer to Truth” episodes and videos, produced and directed by Peter … Read moreCan Your ‘Self’ Survive Death?

Does Your ‘Self’ Have a Soul?

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of “Closer to Truth,” a public television series and online resource that features the world’s leading thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. This essay, the third of a four-part series on the Self, is based on “Closer to Truth” episodes and videos, produced and directed by Peter … Read moreDoes Your ‘Self’ Have a Soul?