the range of normal experience or scientific explanation: such
paranormal phenomena as telepathy; a medium's paranormal power.
Most equate the paranormal to the world of ufos, little green
men, ghosts, goblins, slimy blobs oozing from the ceiling and
other weird things. Based on experience it is utilizing our perfectly
normal senses and abilities to see, hear, feel and experience
that go far beyond what we assume or have been told we can do.
Also based on experience almost without exception everyone I have
ever met has paranormal abilities and experiences, some far greater
Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety
of purported anomalous phenomena. According to the Journal of
Parapsychology (Parapsychology Association), the term paranormal
describes "any phenomenon that in one or more respects exceeds
the limits of what is deemed physically possible according to
current scientific assumptions."  The term is derived from
the Latin use of the prefix "para", meaning "against, counter,
outside or beyond the norm." Many see the term paranormal as synonymous
with parapsychology, which deals with psychical phenomena like
telepathy, ESP, and survival studies like ghosts. However, the
paranormal also includes subjects considered to be outside of
the scope of parapsychology, including UFOs, cryptozoology, the
Bermuda Triangle and many other non-psychical subjects
Although this isn't a complete list, the following are some subjects
considered to fall under the term paranormal: Dowsing. ESP.
Precognition. Remote Viewing. Communicating with the Dead and/or
"Channeling". Violations of Newton's Laws of Motion (Perpetual
motion Devices). Homeopathy. Chiropractic Healing (beyond back/joint
problems). Faith Healing. Psychic Surgery. Astrology. Therapeutic
Touch (aka "TT"). Qi Gong. Psychokinesis (aka "PK"). The Existence
of Ghosts. Precognition & Prophecy. Levitation. Physiognomy. Psychometry.
Pyramid Power. Reflexology. Applied Kinesiology. Clairvoyance.
The Existence of Auras. Graphology. Numerology. Palmistry. Phrenology.