Not everything in this world can be explained by science. There are still so many areas in the world and the human mind and body that are yet to be explored and explained. One of the most controversial and most studied phenomena are psychic abilities and paranormal activities.

Psychic abilities are capabilities of individuals to perceive things, events, and people in the world through a sixth sense.” These abilities are also called extrasensory perception, since the individual is supposedly using a sensation that is beyond the basic senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing.

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Paranormal activities on the other hand, are specific to events wherein people see ghosts, extraterrestrial life, and cryptids–animals whose existence are not confirmed by science like unicorns and werewolves. Psychic activities also fall under paranormal experiences.

Types of Psychic Abilities

Telekinesis- this is the most popular kind of psychic ability. It is often seen in television and movies wherein an individual is able to move objects with his mind.

Telepathy

This is an individual’s ability to communicate with another person through the mind or simply put, being able to read someone else’s mind.

Clairvoyance

This is an individual’s ability to see visions of events that are far away or out of sight.

Pyrokinesis

One’s ability to create fire by using the mind.

Astral projection-also known as the out of body experience. This happens when an individual’s soul or spirit goes out of the body and “sees” his body sleeping or being operated upon, in cases of medical surgeries.

Precognition this is the ability of a person to foretell the future.

Clairsentience

This is the ability of an individual to know certain facts and information about another person whom they just met

There are many different types of psychic abilities. An individual can attest to having just one ability while others have more than one.

There have been many famous psychics all over the world. One of them is Nostradamus-the most famous one of all. His very first prediction that came true was when and how King Henry II of England would die. It is also said that he actually predicted 9/11 to happen. Nostradamus still has many believers today, since many of his predictions actually came true.

Edgard Cayce is an American who predicted the 1929 stock market crash and World War I, among his many other predictions. John Edward, a famous TV medium and writer, believes it his mission in life to help people reconnect with lost loved ones in the afterlife. He has had at least 5 bestsellers on the topic.

Parasychology

Parapsychology is the study of psychological phenomena like psychic abilities and paranormal activities. The study was conceived during the 1800’s to study events that couldn’t be directly explained by science. However, since these activities are beyond normalcy, it is hard to use to the scientific method in administering research and because of this, parapsychology is deemed as a pseudoscience.

The scientific community does not consider parapsychology as a real science since actual scientific and physical proof of such activities and entities have never been proven. They say that people who see ghosts or extraterrestrial beings were just in a state of altered consciousness where they couldn’t distinguish imaginings from reality.

However, there are millions of people in the world who’ve had their share of psychic and paranormal activities and are true believers.