Other Phenomena

The intricate patterns that sometimes appear spontaneously in crop fields have been attributed variously to human hand, freak weather phenomena, ley lines, contacts with spirits, and visitations by extra-terrestrials.

Book published in 1896 by French researcher Albert de Rochas, L'Extériorisation de la Motricité, giving detailed description of physical séance phenomena produced by Eusapia Palladino and others.

Dream incubation is the modern term applied to dreaming for purposes of problem solving, healing and divination, a common practice in ancient times.

Notable early twentieth century American case of dissociative identity disorder, reported in detail by Walter Franklin Prince, a parapsychologist and Episcopal minister who helped cure her.

Collective term for anomalous or paranormal-seeming phenomena, based on the writings of Charles Fort (1874-1932).

American game warden and dowser (1895–1979), reknowned for successes in locating water for landowners in his home state Maine and in Bermuda.


The experience of a seeing an extraordinary light, one that brings comfort, love or healing, is widely experienced. 

Animal magnetism, the eighteenth century movement that attributed trance states to a physical agent, experienced a late flowering in the nineteenth century, sometimes referred to as ‘neo-mesmerism’.

Globular light anomalies often seen in photographs and video film, caused by dust and pollen, but attributed by some to the presence of ghosts, spirits or angelic beings.

Italian Roman Catholic friar and mystic (1879-1968) known for the phenomenon of 'stigmata', bleeding sores similar to the wounds sustained by Christ at the crucifixion.