There Is No Such Thing As Paranormal Phenomenon.
The word “paranormal” has become quite common and fashionable in recent years. We see it in the titles of horror movies, we hear it on radio and see it on TV shows.
A radio announcer asked me recently what the word means. I told him, I don’t really know what it means, because that word is defined in terms of what it is not, rather than what it is. Webster’s New International Dictionary defines “paranormal” as “beyond the range of scientifically known phenomena.”
It is like somebody asking another person, “What is this flower?” and being given the answer, “It is not a rose.” You still don’t know what that flower is.
The same thing is true with paranormal phenomena. Mainstream scientists have certainly heard of paranormal happenings but do not have any interest in taking a closer look at them. They would rather avoid the subject than try to know what it is, which by the way, strikes me as a very unscientific attitude.
As far as I am concerned, there is no such thing as paranormal phenomena, meaning “beyond what is normal.” Everything that happens in the universe is normal and natural.