In the beginning it was allegedly a lion, then it turned into a puma, and after that it was suspected of being a joke. Subsequently it was explained as being a nice doggie named Magnus, but that explanation went overboard, and then names like jungle cat and lynx were used to describe the beast. The beast seems to have appeared out of nowhere as an out-of-place phenomenon. Indeed, the whole story is far out!
Growing up in a haunted house can be a chilling, but educating experience.
The “forces” at work in the haunting experiences that were recounted in part 1 are examined here.
Scientific reasoning is not something that is reserved for scientists, and it should not be. A public understanding of the scientific method is as important, if not more important, than knowledge of scientific facts. But certainly the facts are of interest, and if we are not able to check the facts for our selves we rely on others to do it for us. But whom can we trust with such important work as to tell us how things really are?
This essay examines the continuing popular belief in the supernatural in the nineteenth century. The topic of the supernatural is a large one, and could encompass everything from spiritual healing to telepathy, via mesmerism. We shall see how – whatever their phenomenological reality – the popularity of particular beliefs has moved up and down the cultural elevator.
30 million books by the Swiss-born writer Erich von Däniken has been printed globally, in 35 different languages. All over the world, he has become famously controversional for his two claims, that go against all scientific dogma: One claim is that Earth in ancient times have been visited by creatures from space, and the the other that these non-human guests have programmed humanity, as if we were biological computers.
Some times it happens that the lives of two people are linked to each other by Fate. The odds in this story are 1 to 8,294,400,000 that a friend of mine and myself are destined to have our lives intertwined. Or are they?
Conspiracy writings are dangerous because they not only spread misinformation (or outright lies), but they train readers to accept what information they take in without applying critical thought.