In the 1800s, paranormal research saw significantly larger support from titans of science and culture, like Jung, Freud, and Doyle than it does today. What changed?
After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. “She appeared surprised that not everyone could experience this,” wrote the scientists in a study describing the case, published in February in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
Don’t be shy. Depending on your poll of choice, anywhere from a third to nearly half of you either believe in ghosts or are pretty sure you do. And if not ghosts, then aliens, mediums, or astrology, for which belief has either held steady or risen over the last couple of decades.More than two-thirds of Americans hold at least one paranormal-unsanctioned by religion-belief, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.