Small, human-like mythical being. May be benevolent or malevolent.
Healing that is associated with prayer or belief in Divine power.
These are said to be angels that have fallen from Gods grace, they have been mentioned in biblical scriptures to serve as a warning of what the wrath of God can bring.
False Arrival Apparition
This is when a person hears and sometimes sees another person arrive, this can happen from half and hour to an hour before the person actually arrives.
A phenomenon whereby a person believes they have woken up but they are still dreaming.
A wire mesh enclosure that provides a shield to radio waves.
The giving of information to subjects about their performance on a test. See also biofeedback.
Walking on red-hot coals, without pain or damage to the feet.
A term, coined in 1947, to refer to unknown disk-like aerial objects, often believed to be extraterrestrial spacecraft. The term has now been largely superseded by "UFO".
Person who is at the centre of poltergeist activity.
An ESP test in which the subject guesses from a predetermined list of alternative targets.
Strange phenomena, especially those which challenge conventional scientific knowledge. Named after the American researcher and writer Charles Fort. Fortean phenomena include those generally considered paranormal, but also bizarre non-paranormal events such as monsters and prodigies, extraordinary coincidences, and unusual rains.
Various practices which aim to divine future events. See also divination.
An ESP test in which the subject responds freely (does not choose from a fixed list of targets). For example, the subject may write down or draw their impressions, or may talk freely into a tape recorder. In order to assess the accuracy of the responses, they are compared with various targets (including the actual target) by a judge. See also preferential matching.