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Extra Sensory Perceptions

Uncover the power of the mind and learn about the science (and pseudoscience) related to clairvoyance, ESP and other altered states of consciousness.

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How can I have an out-of-body experience?

Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are most often associated with sick or injured people, but scientists recently produced these experiences in healthy people. Learn how virtual reality can scramble your point of view.


Infrasound and Paranormal Activity: Are They Connected?

Can infrasound explain away ghosts, hauntings and other paranormal activity? See more »

Would Psychic Powers Really Cause a Nosebleed?

If mental strain caused a bloody nose, academic testing sites would be awash in crimson. So why do we still see psychic nosebleeds from "Stranger Things" to "Scanners"? See more »

Do you really stay conscious after being decapitated?

Decapitation is a surefire way to deliver a quick and painless death, right? In actuality, an increasingly large body of historical and scientific evidence suggests that beheading doesn't, in fact, deliver instant death. See more »

How can I have an out-of-body experience?

Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are most often associated with sick or injured people, but scientists recently produced these experiences in healthy people. Learn how virtual reality can scramble your point of view. See more »

How Numerology Works

According to numerologists, everything in the world is dependent upon the mystical properties of numbers. But critics charge that numerology is based on an invented system of counting. Learn about the history of numerology and what modern-day numerologists believe. See more »

Why was Britain's Defence Ministry testing psychic powers?

A report declassified in late February 2007 under the UK's Freedom of Information Act reveals that Britain's Ministry of Defence has been testing psychics. Find out why. See more »

How Near-death Experiences Work

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are seemingly supernatural events that some people have when they're at the brink of death. Find out who typically has them and how people have tried to explain them. See more »

How Tarot Cards Work

It isn't actually about telling your fortune, and it's not even about telling you what you should do. So, why would people seek out a Tarot reading? Learn what the Tarot cards may be able to show you. See more »

How ESP Works

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? See more »

How Nirvana Works

The word "nirvana" gets thrown around in conversation all the time, often to describe a state of joy or supreme happiness. Actually, it's more than that -- a whole lot more. Find out what nirvana is. See more »