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
Although no conclusive evidence of aliens has been found, some scientists believe it is likely that some kind of extraterrestrial life does exist somewhere in the universe. However, the stories of alien encounters on Earth are most likely false.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there is no credible scientific evidence that supports the existence of the psychic powers claimed by mediums, the practice of purportedly communicating with the spirits of the dead. The practice of mediums and séances dates back to early human history but has failed to produce verifiable proof.Full Answer >
UFOs, strictly meaning unidentified flying objects as defined by the U.S. Air Force, have been observed. The majority of UFOs are later identified, explaining any odd characteristics perceived by original witnesses. The existence of UFOs as transport or proof of extraterrestrial life has never been proven.Full Answer >
There are documented cases of "real" zombies. They vary immensely, however, from the Western understanding of zombies as undead monsters who like to dine on the flesh of the living.Full Answer >