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 edition of Investigator.


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(Updated: 2020 May)


ALCHEMY
ALCHEMY: Edwards 67 ALCHEMY & PHILOSOPHY 65
ALCHEMY IN HISTORY 38 ALCHEMY:  Eddie 117


ASTROLOGY
ASTROLOGY: and Childbirth 176 ASTROLOGY: Ptolemy 34
ASTROLOGY: Edwards 73 ASTROLOGY: Radcliffe and O'Leary 8
ASTROLOGY: Failure 13 ASTROLOGY: Starwoman 12
ASTROLOGY: Letter 16 METAPHYSICAL DEGREES (Astrology) 83
ASTROLOGY: Obstetrics 23
ASTROLOGY: Origin 105 PLANET ALLIGNMENT 61


CLAIRVOYANCE, PSYCHICS and SEERS
CLAIRVOYANCE 52 PSYCHIC PLANTS 117
CLAIRVOYANCE 136 PSYCHIC PREDICTIONS 7
CLAIRVOYANCE / FORTUNE-TELLING 58 PSYCHIC PREDICTIONS 19
BROWN, Rosemary 104 PSYCHIC PREDICTIONS 173
CAYCE, Edgar 43 PSYCHIC SURGERY 61
DIXON, Jeane 111 PSYCHIC SURGERY 187
GELLER, Uri  72 PSYCHICS 26 PSYCHICS TESTED 101
INNER PEACE 78 PSYCHICS DEFINITION 86
KRYSTAL STARSHINE DEBATE 39-49 PSYCHICS EXPOSED 94
NOSTRADAMUS: Lang 12 PSYCHICS SUED 176
NOSTRADAMUS 25 & 192

NOSTRADAMUS: Edwards 70 PSYCHICS and JOB CLUBS 38
PSYCHIC ACCUMULATOR 7 PSYCHICS and the POLICE 16
PSYCHIC ANIMALS 112
PSYCHIC ARCHAEOLOGY 113 SAI BABA 88
PSYCHIC DETECTIVES 95 STARWOMAN, Athena 35
PSYCHIC FINDS COLOSSUS OF RHODES 7 STOKES, Doris 114
PSYCHIC LUCK SCAM WAS BAD LUCK13 WARDS, Tom 11


CRYPTOZOOLOGY

BIGFOOT 8; 88 GREENLAND MONSTER 39
BIGFOOT and NESSIE 149 LOCH NESS MYSTERY SOLVED 13
BIG BIRD 5
CRYPTOZOOLOGY 77 MERMAIDS 57
CRYPTOZOOLOGY AUSTRALIAN 129 WATER MONSTER 50
FRANKENSTEIN  45 YETI from GIANT APE 63


GAMBLING and LUCK
GAMBLERS "POKIES" 39 GAMBLING PSYCHOLOGY 34
GAMBLERS SUPERSTITIOUS 63 GAMBLING PSYCHOLOGY 110
GAMBLERS LOSE 86 GAMBLERS STILL LOSING 131
GAMBLERS LOSE 96 GAMBLERS: THE LOSING CONTINUES 169
GAMBLERS MOSTLY LOSE 107 LOTTO-WIN SYSTEMS 22


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS

ATLANTIS 92 BERMUDA TRIANGLE  128
ATLANTIS 96 BERMUDA TRIANGLE 153
ATLANTIS 126 FLAT EARTH 5; 144
ATLANTIS 190
HOLLOW EARTH 21
ATLANTIS LINGUISTICS 192
HOLLOW EARTH 99
BERMUDA TRIANGLE

BERMUDA TRIANGLE 62 ULURU 40


FORTUNE TELLING / PROGNOSTICATION METHODS

BOOK DIVINATION 39 PALMISTRY 11
DIVINATION 78 PALMISTRY 60
ESP 130 PALMISTRY 93
ESP EXPERIMENT 75-78
PARANORMAL JUSTICE 26
MANTIC ARTS 89 RUNES 86
NUMEROLOGY 141 SCRYING / CRYSTAL BALL GAZING 20
NUMEROLOGY 151 TARATOLOGIST 12
NUMEROLOGY 154 TEALEAF READING 26

TEALEAF READING 68


HEALING
CRYSTAL QUACKERY 71 FAITH HEALING 138
CRYSTALS 5 FOUNTAIN of YOUTH - PETER KELDER 179
CRYSTALS 42 GODLY CANCER CURE 6
CRYSTALS 134 MEDICAL QUACKERY 26
FAITH CURES  62 MYSTICAL HEALING ENERGIES 77


PYRAMIDOLOGY
PYRAMID PSEUDOSCIENCE 121 PYRAMIDOLOGY 13
PYRAMID SCAM 99 PYRAMIDOLOGY 137


SUPERSTITIONS

DROWNING SUPERSTITION 9 MARRY A VIRGIN 23
FRIDAY 13th 5 MOON MYTHS 34
FRIDAY 13th 20 SPITTING 31
FRIDAY 13th CALENDAR 11 SUPERSTITION IN HISTORY 43
HEXED, JINXED, CURSED 5 SUPERSTITIONS AMERICAN 140
LADDER SUPERSTITION 11


UFOs / ALIENS
AUTOPSY HOAX 45 UFOs: Brunt vs Thomas 9
CROP CIRCLES 53 UFOs: Circular Evidence Circulates 21
CROP CIRCLES  99 UFOs: Close Encounters With What? 9
CROP CIRCLES 135 UFOs: Cover-up Hoax 9
FACE ON MARS 5 UFOs: Darwin 135
NAZCA LINES 61 UFOs: Edwards 65
UFO: Cover-Up 9 [From: Sunday Mail 1989] UFOs: Lecture by author Robert Sheaffer 7
UFO: Dreamers 63 UFOs: Missing Time 9
UFO: Extraterrestrials 110 UFOs: New Investigation Requested118
UFO: Investigation 3 UFOs: Official Hunt Resumed (in 1978) 2
UFO: Maralinga Mystery 6

UFO: Meeting 47 UFOs: On the Internet 84
UFO: Nullarbor Plain 66 UFOs: Skeptics and Lance Storm 63
UFO: Visitors? 94 Von Daniken 13
UFOs: Alien Encounters Debate 87 Von Daniken 93


MICELLANEOUS OTHER TOPICS

ANTIGRAVITY 146 NEW AGE 85
ARTEFACTS 49 NEW AGE GURU: CARLOS CASTANEDA 63
ARTEFACTS 124 NIBIRU (Planet) 177
AURAS 46 NINJA 25
BACKMASKING 11
BACKMASKING 143 OCCULTOPEDIA 162
BLAVATSKY, MADAME 105 ODDBALL EARTH 45
BREATHARIANISM 69 PARANORMAL FOUNDATION 72
CIRCUS TRAGEDY (TABLOID) 17 PERPETUAL MOTION 145
DOGON 47 P.R.I.S.M. 64; 70
DOOMSDAY GUN 15 RAIN MAKING PROPOSAL 160
ENERGY SOLUTION 118
RESURRECTION of GIRL 55
FENG SHUI 91 SALEM SYNDROME 25; 31
FIREWALKING 48; 56 SANTA / FATHER CHRISTMAS 45
FIREWALKING 139 SANTA CLAUS, THE TRUTH 93
FOLKLORE 69 SANTA TRAINING SCHOOLS 153
FORT, CHARLES 85 SCHLOCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 170
FREUD and the DREAM FRAUD 42 SHANGRI-LA VILCABAMBA 17
GNOMES 8 SHROUD of TURIN 13
INCORRUPTIBILITY (of dead Saints) 45 SIMULACRUM 50
JOAN OF ARC 87 SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION 75
LEVITATION LEARN to FLY 5 SUPERHEROES 123
LEVITATION 19; 84 TARZAN ALIVE 189
LEVITATION via T M Training 94 TELEKINESIS 64
LONGEVITY 13 TELEKINESIS 115
LUNACY 81 THOUGHTOGRAPHY 91

THOUGHTOGRAPHY: Ted Serios 35

THE UNEXPLAINED [Magazine] 26
MAGIC SQUARES 102 VELIKOVSKY 139; 140

WATER DIVINING on KANGAROO ISLAND 18
MAGICAL INTEREST 39 WATER DIVINING DEBATE 54
MIN-MIN LIGHTS 97 ZAMBIA SPACE PROGRAM 2


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, Harry 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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