WHAT'S INSIDE: SCIENCE VS. MYTH

Are vampires real? What is an out-of-body experience? Are crop circles proof that aliens exist? HowStuffWorks explores what is real and what is urban legend with this collection of Science Versus Myth articles.
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  • Everyday Myths
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  • Strange Creatures
  • Unexplained Phenomena
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Have you ever had a dream that came true? Or called a friend at the exact moment he was calling you? Most of us have had some sort of paranormal experience. Is this evidence of the existence of ESP?

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