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.

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.

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

Electromagnetism may be implicated in reports of seemingly paranormal phenomena, some researchers believe, and detection devices are hugely popular with ghosthunters.

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.


Photographic technique pioneered in Russia that reveals light radiating from living organisms and other objects, claimed by some to be a life-energy unknown to science.

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

Mexican born in 1904 who at age six exhibited a remarkable ability to calculate calendar dates and days at high speed, rarely making mistakes.