Anette Hill defines paranormal as “…a proposition that has not been empirically attested to the satisfaction of the scientific establishment but is generated within the non scientific community and extensively endorsed by the people who might normally be excepted of their society to be capable of rationale thought and reality testing.”
Dictionary. com defines it similarly as well,“of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event
or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other
purportedly supernatural phenomena.”
It is interesting to think that even though we relate paranormal as bad, evil and demonic, really it is anything that is falls under things that science cannot explain, so things like horoscopes, reincarnation, belief in aliens, folkloric creatures like big foot, and even religion
We can find paranormal scenes in the recognizable movie Matilda. (Sorry for the bad voice over work. It was either bad video or bad audio; take your pick.) Don't have to watch the full scene you can just start at the time 2:50.
We can see the paranormal of "magic powers" in the film that Matilda possesses.
And one more clip for the holiday spirit where we find paranormal in the cultural famous story A Christmas Carol.
Now I quickly want to look at the paranormal activity of superstitions. Do you believe or not believe?
We have superstitions all over in culture. This is kind of a longer video, but worth watching. Shows the history to some popular superstitions, a few of them I didn't even know about.