THE PARANORMAL

 


Investigator 58, 1998 January

 

Articles from Investigator Magazine about the paranormal follow. Most are from a skeptical perspective because it's difficult to find "true believers" willing to defend their beliefs. The numerals indicate the issue of Investigator.


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(Updated: 2017 September)


ALCHEMY: Edwards 67

LADDER SUPERSTITION 11

ALCHEMY IN HISTORY 38

LEVITATION LEARN TO FLY 5

ALCHEMY & PHILOSOPHY 65

LEVITATION 19; 84

ALCHEMY:  Eddie 117 

LOCH NESS MYSTERY SOLVED 13

ANTIGRAVITY 146

LONGEVITY 13

ARTEFACTS 49

LOTTO-WIN SYSTEMS 22

ARTEFACTS 124

LUNACY 81

ASTROLOGY: and Childbirth 176

ASTROLOGY: Edwards 73

MAGIC SQUARES 102

ASTROLOGY: Failure 13

MAGICAL INTEREST 39

ASTROLOGY: Letter 16

MANTIC ARTS 89

ASTROLOGY: Obstetrics 23

MARRY A VIRGIN 23

ASTROLOGY: Origin 105

MEDIA WATCH 39

ASTROLOGY: Ptolemy 34

MEDICAL QUACKERY 26

ASTROLOGY: Radcliffe and O'Leary 8

MERMAIDS 57

ASTROLOGY: Starwoman 12

METAPHYSICAL DEGREES 83

ATLANTIS 92

MIN-MIN 97

ATLANTIS 96

MOON MYTHS 34

ATLANTIS 126

MYSTICAL...ENERGIES 77

AURAS 46

NAZCA LINES 61

AUTOPSY HOAX 45 NEW AGE 85
BACKMASKING 11

NEW AGE GURU DIES 63

BACKMASKING 143
NINJA 25
BAD LUCK IN GOOD LUCK SCAM 13 NOSTRADAMUS: Lang 12
BERMUDA TRIANGLE 62 NOSTRADAMUS: Edwards 70
BERMUDA TRIANGLE  128 NUMEROLOGY 58
BERMUDA TRIANGLE 153
NUMEROLOGY 141
BIGFOOT 8; 88 NUMEROLOGY 151

NUMEROLOGY 154

OCCULTOPEDIA 162
BIGFOOT and NESSIE 149 ODDBALL EARTH 45
BIG BIRD 5 PALMISTRY 11
BLAVATSKY, MADAME 105 PALMISTRY 60
BOOK DIVINATION 39 PALMISTRY 93
BREATHARIANISM 69 PARANORMAL FOUNDATION 72
BROWN, ROSEMARY 104 PERPETUAL MOTION 145
CAYCE, EDGAR 43 PLANET ALLIGNMENT 61
CIRCUS TRAGEDY (TABLOID) 17 P.R.I.S.M. 64; 70
CLAIRVOYANCE 52 PSYCHIC ANIMALS 112
CLAIRVOYANCE 136 PSYCHIC ARCHAEOLOGY 113
CLAIRVOYANCE/FORTUNE-TELLING 58 PSYCHIC DETECTIVES 95
CROP CIRCLES 53 PSYCHIC PLANTS 117
CROP CIRCLES  99 PSYCHIC PREDICTIONS 19

PSYCHIC PREDICTIONS 173
CROP CIRCLES 135 PSYCHICS DEFINITION 86
CRYPTOZOOLOGY 77 PSYCHICS EXPOSED 94

PSYCHICS SUED 176
CRYPTOZOOLOGY AUSTRALIAN 129 PSYCHIC SURGERY 61
CRYSTAL QUACKERY 71 PSYCHICS & JOB CLUBS 38
CRYSTALS 5 PSYCHICS and the POLICE 16

CRYSTALS 42

26 PSYCHICS TESTED 101
CRYSTALS 134
PYRAMID PSEUDOSCIENCE 121
DIVINATION 78 PYRAMID SCAM 99
DIXON, JEANE 111 PYRAMIDOLOGY 13

DOGON 47

PYRAMIDOLOGY 137

RAIN MAKING PROPOSAL 160

DOOMSDAY GUN 15

RESURRECTION OF GIRL 55
DROWNING SUPERSTITION 9 RUNES 86
ESP 130
SAI BABA 88
ESP EXPERIMENT 75-78 SALEM SYNDROME 25; 31
FACE ON MARS 5 SANTA CLAUS, THE TRUTH 93

SCHLOCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 170
FAITH CURES  62 SCRYING 20
FAITH HEALING 138
SHANGRI-LA VILCABAMBA 17
FATHER CHRISTMAS 45 SHROUD OF TURIN 13
FENG SHUI 91 SIMULACRUM 50

SPITTING 31
FIREWALKING 48; 56 SPON. HUMAN COMBUSTION 75
FIREWALKING 139
STOKES, DORIS 114
FLAT EARTH 5; 144
SUPERHEROES 123
FOLKLORE 69 SUPERSTITION IN HISTORY 43

SUPERSTITIONS AMERICAN 140
FORT, CHARLES 85 TARATOLOGIST 12
FRANKENSTEIN  45 TEALEAF READING 68
FREUD and the DREAM FRAUD 42 TELEKINESIS 64
FRIDAY 13th 5 TELEKINESIS 115
FRIDAY 13th 20 THOUGHTOGRAPHY 91

FRIDAY 13th CALENDAR 11

TOM WARDS 11
GAMBLERS "POKIES" 39
TRANSCENDENTAL MED. 94
GAMBLERS SUPERSTITIOUS 63 UFO: Dreamers 63

GAMBLERS LOSE 86

UFO: Extraterrestrials 110

GAMBLERS LOSE 96

UFO: Investigation 3
GAMBLERS MOSTLY LOSE 107 UFO: Meeting 47
GAMBLING PSYCHOLOGY 34 UFO: Nullarbor Plain 66
GAMBLING PSYCHOLOGY 110 UFO: Visitors? 94
GAMBLERS STILL LOSING 131
UFO: Alien Encounters 87
GAMBLERS: THE LOSING CONTINUES 169
UFOs: Brunt vs Thomas 9

UFOs: Darwin 135

UFOs: Edwards 65

UFOs: Skeptics & Storm 63
GNOMES 8 UFOs: On the Internet 84
HEXED, JINXED, CURSED 5 ULURU 40
HOLLOW EARTH 21 URI GELLER  72
HOLLOW EARTH 99 VELIKOVSKY 139; 140
INCORRUPTIBILITY (of dead Saints) 45 VON DANIKEN 13
INNER PEACE 78 VON DANIKEN 93

WATER DIVINING DEBATE 54; 58-64
JOAN OF ARC 87 WATER MONSTER 50

ZAMBIA SPACE PROGRAM 2
KRYSTAL STARSHINE DEBATE 39-49 YETI from GIANT APE 63

 

Many of the above articles were reprinted in Investigator from A Skeptic's Guide to the New Age and Skeptoon.

 

These books are available from the author, H Edwards: harry1927@bigpond.com

 

 

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THE PARANORMAL

 

(From: Investigator 50, 1996 September)

 

"Religion, the supernatural and the paranormal".  You've seen these words on Investigator's front cover.  What is the paranormal?

The paranormal refers to phenomena supposedly experienced by some people but which are contrary to science and therefore unexplainable by the known forces of nature.

The meaning of "supernatural" overlaps with the meaning of "paranormal" but is more restrictive.  By "supernatural" we think of unseen, non-physical beings like gods, ghosts, demons and angels and their supposed influence on the natural, empirical world.

 

A short list of the paranormal:

Aromatherapy 

Ghosts

Prophetic Dreams

Astral Travel

Good Luck Charms

Psychokinesis

Astrology 

Homeopathy

Spoon-bending

Clairvoyance

Levitation

Tarot

Demon Possession 

Magic

Vampires

ESP

Miracles

UFOs

Fairies

Numerology

Water Divining

Flying Saucers

Palmistry

Winning Lotto Systems



 

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