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What Is Paranormal?

Paranormal is a general term that describes unusual phenomena or experiences that lack an obvious scientific explanation. In parapsychology, it is used to describe the potentially psychic phenomena of telepathy, extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, ghosts, and hauntings. The term is also applied to UFOs, some creatures that fall under the scope of cryptozoology, purported phenomena surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, and other non-psychical subjects. Stories relating to paranormal phenomena are widespread in popular culture and folklore.

Approaching the paranormal from a research perspective is often difficult because of the lack of acceptable physical evidence from most of the purported phenomena. By definition, the paranormal does not conform to conventional expectations of the natural. Therefore, a phenomenon cannot be confirmed as paranormal using the scientific method because, if it was, it would no longer fit the definition. Despite this contradiction, studies on the paranormal are periodically conducted by researchers from various disciplines. Some researchers simply study the beliefs in the paranormal regardless of whether the phenomena are considered to objectively exist. JPPI deals with various approaches to the paranormal: anecdotal, experimental, and participant-observer approaches.

If you are experiencing what you would describe as paranormal activity in your home, business, or anywhere else, the JPPI team would love the opportunity to investigate and come up with some answers for you. Use the Contact Us link to let us know what's happening and how to best contact you to arrange an initial meeting to see if an investigation is right for you.