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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
SHAKESPEARE
 

 

Day in and day out we are bombarded with tales of mysterious and unnatural happenings. It is often easy to dismiss these stories as the products of overactive imaginations and susceptible personalities, but every so often we are faced with something that defies any attempt at logical explanation. It is this kind of phenomena that forces us to question the meaning of existence and re-evaluate our position in the universe. Of course it could be argued that any belief in the supernatural is simply attributable to a deep-seated fear of one's own mortality, but it is important to bear in mind that while it is true that nobody has ever caterogically proved the existence of the paranormal, nobody has ever disproved it either.

Technology has to some extent explained away some of the mysteries of the past, and yet it seems that no matter how dominant science becomes, it can never wholly exorcise the beliefs of the past. Our ancestors put their faith in religion and in a world beyond the curtain of mortality, as a way of coming to terms with the fragility of life, and the corruptibility of the mind and body. We are equally subject to the apprehension surrounding death, and so even in a world with no effective geographic boundaries and instant media communication, the human race continues to search for a sense of divine destiny.

By clicking on the options below, you can explore a few of the strange phenomena that have intrigued me over the years. Some of them may seem like strange choices, but where this is the case, my intention has been to bring to light a subject that has been unfairly neglected.