Paranormal California - Are We Alone?


California is the most populated state in the U.S. (over 38 million residents and close to 12% of the population,) so it only makes sense that when it comes to lists, we top the chart, including the most paranormal clubs and organizations. There are dozens of them.

What IS "paranormal"? If you look up sources such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), they say it is pseudoscience--something not scientifically explainable. Science is a system of knowledge covering general truths as obtained and tested through scientific method, as opposed to dangerous beliefs in ghosts, aliens, UFOs, psychics and claims of paranormal phenomena. NSF warns that paranormal beliefs can lead to:

  • Monetary Loss (such as psychic hotline)
  • False hopes and unrealistic expectations
  • Inability to make well-informed decisions
  • Lack of scientific literacy and critical thinking

Not all individuals within the science community agree with this philosophy, but professors who spend their careers studying paranormal topics say the only way they can do so is to first secure tenure, which affords the freedom to investigate unexplained phenomena considered paranormal by mainstream science. Of course, these professors in the well-known institutions of higher learning may face criticism and even investigation. It has happened to the likes of Dr. John Mack of Princeton University.

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