Telepathy, defined as mind-reading between two people without help from outside sources, is not a scientifically proven phenomenon. However, using computers and brain-recording equipment, scientists have been able to transmit messages from one person to another via their thoughts, according to a 2014 article on The Christian Science Monitor.Know More
Scientists recorded brain activity while a person based in India thought the words "hola" and "ciao," then emailed the brain activity to a computer in France. That computer converted the brain waves into flashes of light, which were then translated correctly by the brain of the volunteer in France. In another example of scientific research into mental telepathy, technological advances in electroencephalopathy, or EEG, have allowed patients mentally to move bionic arms and legs.
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake claimed telepathy was real when he performed an experiment showing that people can correctly guess who is calling them 45 percent of the time. In the experiment, a volunteer was informed that one person out of four who provided phone numbers would be calling. Dr. Sheldrake argued that, if the volunteers were guessing, the rate of correct answers would be closer to 25 percent. Dr. Sheldrake's research has met skepticism within the scientific community due to questions about the reliability of the research methods.Learn more about Paranormal
Haunted houses and those manifesting other paranormal activity often display phenomenon such as rapid temperature fluctuations, putrid smells with no visible source, knocking sounds on the walls and the unexplainable movement of household objects. About.com expert Stephen Wagner explains that apparitions and disembodied voices are also associated with haunted buildings. Inhabitants of haunted homes occasionally suffer physical harm such as scratches and bite marks.Full Answer >
Fungi help humans in a variety of ways, such as their role in removing decaying organic matter, their use in certain medicines and insecticides and their role in farming and as food sources. Fungi are decomposers that break down dead matter, providing nutrients for soil that humans then use to plant crops. Penicillin, which is an antibiotic used to save lives from bacterial infections, is produced from fungi.Full Answer >
Ghost boxes, spirit boards, tea leaf readings and digital handheld recorders are popular methods mediums use for spirit communication. Whether or not these methods work remains open to interpretation.Full Answer >
There are five types of general paranormal activity, categorized as ghosts, spirits, poltergeists, entities and portal or vortex haunting, according to Manchester Paranormal Investigations. Phenomena involving haunted places or people are also categorized into different groups, depending on the circumstances.Full Answer >