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Paranormal denotes experiences that are outside the norm and beyond scientific explanation. Even so, these events, from supernatural phenomena to extrasensory perception to ghosts, aliens and UFOs, take on a life of their own in pop culture. That’s where Live Science comes in: Our reporters dig into the latest paranormal news to debunk and even explain the science of what's really causing the seemingly supernatural.
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The flying saucer's copper bottom was covered in hieroglyphics, very much like the saucer discovered in Roswell, New Mexico.
From their origins with the Druids to their modern manufacture, here are five facts about crystal balls.
From pop stars to actors to politicians, here are some famous people think E.T. is out there.
Science is powerful, but it cannot explain everything. And in the vacuum of facts, some strange ideas develop.
A trip through the scientific research into paranormal experiences leads directly to the human brain.
The Mongolian Death Worm is said to be a large creature with spikes and acidic spit.
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, in a new Science Channel series.
The wisdom and universal truths that are revealed by channelers are likely generated in the person's mind rather than being received from ancient spirit.
Our bodies may be able to predict the future seconds before it happens.
A sprinkling of shady science can lend undue credibility to paranormal investigators, a study found.
Paranormal beliefs are common among Americans, according to recent polls. Today's GoFigure infographic breaks down the stats.
Ghosts aren't real, says psychologist Richard Wiseman, but our brains can trick us into thinking they are.
The stories of superhuman feats seem to be more of an urban legend and leave many people skeptical.
The public's tendency to fall for hoax videos seems to be (inexplicably) rising. Here are some of the best (worst) examples.
Miraculous cases of bodily magnetism may simply be explained by greasiness.