What is paranormal?

A paranormal phenomenon is any event that defies the typical human experience in the world. In other words, it is something that cannot be explained by science. There are several types of paranormal ranging from demons, ghosts, telekinesis, cryptids, supernatural abilities, and other forms of psychic powers.

Broad categories of paranormal phenomena

Tens of paranormal experiences are said to fall in the realm of the paranormal. Below are broad categories that give an overview of most common paranormal events.


Ghosts are the most popular form of paranormal experiences. What happens after one has died is a topic that drawn curiosity across the borders. Some people believe that there is life after death while others do not. Others think that the dead have the ability to communicate with the living. From this background, many have claimed seeing some hazy apparitions of human forms some of which are familiar. It is believed in many areas that ghosts appear in some form energy and communicate to the human through extrasensory perceptions.


Demons are viewed differently across the world. In some religions, they are said to be minions of Satan. However, to other, demons are just angry spirits or spirits that have been misunderstood. Yet, others believe that demons were bad people in life who are continuing in the afterlife.


Haunting is a form of paranormal experiences that are only felt in certain locations. Many cases they involve the ghosts, but this is not always the case. Hauntings may be

  • Paranormal activities that are repeating themselves over a given location at a given period. This called residual hauntings.
  • Poltergeist activity where some energy attaches to people and cause unusual mayhem whenever the affected person moves around
  • Intelligent hauntings where a spirit attempts to interact with living persons at a given location

People fear poltergeist hauntings, as they are usually violent and terrifying. Many people believe that the poltergeists do not have anything to do with the dead or haunts. Instead, they are psychokinetic energies attached to a living person that does not know what is going on.

Legends and mythical creatures

These are famous legendary creatures such as zombies, vampires, green man, werewolves and Mothman that have been around for centuries and often known to cause mayhem and death. Stories of these animals have been passed down through cultures as a way to explain certain elements of life that could not be understood.

Other paranormal experiences is the metaphysical phenomena that include reincarnation, telepathy, and telekinesis.