I’ve asked myself that question so many times and I still don’t have a definitive answer. Are the Paranormal those things that can’t be explained away, like hauntings and apparitions? Are the Paranormal those things with evidence to back them up but little to no social acceptance like Big Foot and Vampires? Are the Paranormal those things of myth and legend passed down to the present day with no evidence of them actually existing, like fairies and werewolves? Is the Paranormal simply the minds way to explain the unexplainable, to allow the mind to accept certain happenings and bring the believer a sense of a greater power, a better way of living, the path to foreverness?
And why, I must ask, do we have an obsession with the Paranormal? Do we crave a way to justify imaginations? Do we desire the possibility of more than what we have? Do we need a way to explain those things science and God cannot? Or are we simply in love with the idea of beings on earth more than human and the wish we could be one of them?
It’s this writer’s personal belief that the Paranormal exists outside of media, outside of the mind. I believe that we must believe in the Paranormal in order to keep living in the mundane hardships of life. Without even a slim hope that fairies, ghosts, vampires and succubus exist, we would be plagued with utter despair and the suicide rate would increase exponentially. Why? Because the Paranormal allow us to believe there is more out there then this pain filled horror on earth. The Paranormal opens doors to immortality, beauty, power, magic and a perpetual childhood.