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The second camp consisted of individuals who coupled ideas of extraterrestrial visitation with beliefs from existing quasi-religious movements.
These individuals typically were enthusiasts of occultism and the paranormal. Many had backgrounds as active Theosophists , Spiritualists , or were followers of other esoteric doctrines.
In contemporary times, many of these beliefs have coalesced into New Age spiritual movements. Both secular and spiritual believers describe UFOs as having abilities beyond what are considered possible according to known aerodynamic constraints and physical laws.
The transitory events surrounding many UFO sightings also limits the opportunity for repeat testing required by the scientific method.
Acceptance of UFO theories by the larger scientific community is further hindered by the many possible hoaxes associated with UFO culture.
Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience and subculture that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot , chupacabras , or Mokele-mbembe.
Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids , a term coined by the subculture. 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 nature. Therefore, a phenomenon cannot be confirmed as paranormal using the scientific method because, if it could be, it would no longer fit the definition.
However, confirmation would result in the phenomenon being reclassified as part of science. Despite this problem, 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.
This section deals with various approaches to the paranormal: An anecdotal approach to the paranormal involves the collection of stories told about the paranormal.
Charles Fort — is perhaps the best-known collector of paranormal anecdotes. Fort is said to have compiled as many as 40, notes on unexplained paranormal experiences , though there was no doubt many more.
These notes came from what he called "the orthodox conventionality of Science", which were odd events originally reported in magazines and newspapers such as The Times and scientific journals such as Scientific American , Nature and Science.
From this research Fort wrote seven books, though only four survive: Reported events that he collected include teleportation a term Fort is generally credited with coining ; poltergeist events; falls of frogs, fishes, and inorganic materials of an amazing range; crop circles ; unaccountable noises and explosions; spontaneous fires ; levitation ; ball lightning a term explicitly used by Fort ; unidentified flying objects ; mysterious appearances and disappearances; giant wheels of light in the oceans; and animals found outside their normal ranges see phantom cat.
He offered many reports of OOPArts , the abbreviation for "out of place" artefacts: He is perhaps the first person to explain strange human appearances and disappearances by the hypothesis of alien abduction and was an early proponent of the extraterrestrial hypothesis.
Fort is considered by many as the father of modern paranormalism, which is the study of the paranormal. The magazine Fortean Times continues Charles Fort's approach, regularly reporting anecdotal accounts of the paranormal.
Such anecdotal collections, lacking the reproducibility of empirical evidence , are not amenable to scientific investigation.
The anecdotal approach is not a scientific approach to the paranormal because it leaves verification dependent on the credibility of the party presenting the evidence.
Nevertheless, it is a common approach to investigating paranormal phenomena. Experimental investigation of the paranormal has been conducted by parapsychologists.
Rhine popularized the now famous methodology of using card-guessing and dice-rolling experiments in a laboratory in the hopes of finding evidence of extrasensory perception.
In , the Parapsychological Association was formed as the preeminent society for parapsychologists. In , they became affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Today, many cite parapsychology as an example of a pseudoscience. By the s, the status of paranormal research in the United States had greatly declined from its height in the s, with the majority of work being privately funded and only a small amount of research being carried out in university laboratories.
In , Britain had a number of privately funded laboratories in university psychology departments. While parapsychologists look for quantitative evidence of the paranormal in laboratories, a great number of people immerse themselves in qualitative research through participant-observer approaches to the paranormal.
Participant-observer methodologies have overlaps with other essentially qualitative approaches as well, including phenomenological research that seeks largely to describe subjects as they are experienced , rather than to explain them.
Participant-observation suggests that by immersing oneself in the subject being studied, a researcher is presumed to gain understanding of the subject.
Criticisms of participant-observation as a data-gathering technique are similar to criticisms of other approaches to the paranormal, but also include an increased threat to the objectivity of the researcher, unsystematic gathering of data, reliance on subjective measurement, and possible observer effects observation may distort the observed behavior.
The participant-observer approach to the paranormal has gained increased visibility and popularity through reality television programs like Ghost Hunters , and the formation of independent ghost hunting groups that advocate immersive research at alleged paranormal locations.
One popular website for ghost hunting enthusiasts lists over of these organizations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Scientific skeptics advocate critical investigation of claims of paranormal phenomena: A way of summarizing this method is by the application of Occam's razor , which suggests that the simpler solution is usually the correct one.
It carries out investigations aimed at understanding paranormal reports in terms of scientific understanding, and publishes its results in its journal, the Skeptical Inquirer.
Richard Wiseman , of The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry , draws attention to possible alternative explanations for perceived paranormal activity in his article, The Haunted Brain.
Wiseman makes the claim that, rather than experiencing paranormal activity, it is activity within our own brains that creates these strange sensations.
Michael Persinger proposed that ghostly experiences could be explained by stimulating the brain with weak magnetic fields. Oxford University Justin Barrett has theorized that "agency" — being able to figure out why people do what they do — is so important in everyday life, that it is natural for our brains to work too hard at it, thereby detecting human or ghost-like behaviour in everyday meaningless stimuli.
James Randi , an investigator with a background in illusion , feels that the simplest explanation for those claiming paranormal abilities is often trickery, illustrated by demonstrating that the spoon bending abilities of psychic Uri Geller can easily be duplicated by trained stage magicians.
In anomalistic psychology , paranormal phenomena have naturalistic explanations resulting from psychological and physical factors which have sometimes given the impression of paranormal activity to some people, in fact, where there have been none.
Many studies have found a link between personality and psychopathology variables correlating with paranormal belief. Bainbridge and Wuthnow found that the most susceptible people to paranormal belief are those who are poorly educated, unemployed or have roles that rank low among social values.
The alienation of these people due to their status in society is said to encourage them to appeal to paranormal or magical beliefs. Research has associated paranormal belief with low cognitive ability , low IQ and a lack of science education.
In a case study Gow, involving participants the findings revealed that psychological absorption and dissociation were higher for believers in the paranormal.
In an experiment Wierzbicki reported a significant correlation between paranormal belief and the number of errors made on a syllogistic reasoning task, suggesting that believers in the paranormal have lower cognitive ability.
A psychological study involving members of the Society for Psychical Research completed a delusional ideation questionnaire and a deductive reasoning task.
As predicted, the study showed that "individuals who reported a strong belief in the paranormal made more errors and displayed more delusional ideation than skeptical individuals".
There was also a reasoning bias which was limited to people who reported a belief in, rather than experience of, paranormal phenomena.
The results suggested that reasoning abnormalities may have a causal role in the formation of paranormal belief.
Research has shown that people reporting contact with aliens have higher levels of absorption, dissociativity, fantasy proneness and tendency to hallucinate.
Findings have shown in specific cases that paranormal belief acts as a psychodynamic coping function and serves as a mechanism for coping with stress.
Gender differences in surveys on paranormal belief have reported women scoring higher than men overall and men having greater belief in UFOs and extraterrestrials.
In a sample of American university students Tobacyk et al. According to American surveys analysed by Bader et al.
Polls show that about fifty percent of the United States population believe in the paranormal. Park says a lot of people believe in it because they "want it to be so".
A study that utilized a biological motion perception task discovered a "relation between illusory pattern perception and supernatural and paranormal beliefs and suggest that paranormal beliefs are strongly related to agency detection biases".
A study discovered that schizophrenic patients have more belief in psi than healthy adults. Some scientists have investigated possible neurocognitive processes underlying the formation of paranormal beliefs.
It was also realized that people with higher dopamine levels have the ability to find patterns and meanings where there aren't any.
This is why scientists have connected high dopamine levels with paranormal belief. Some scientists have criticised the media for promoting paranormal claims.
In a report Singer and Benassi, wrote that the media may account for much of the near universality of paranormal belief as the public are constantly exposed to films , newspapers , documentaries and books endorsing paranormal claims while critical coverage is largely absent.
Kurtz compared this to a primitive form of magical thinking. Terence Hines has written that on a personal level, paranormal claims could be considered a form of consumer fraud as people are "being induced through false claims to spend their money—often large sums—on paranormal claims that do not deliver what they promise" and uncritical acceptance of paranormal belief systems can be damaging to society.
While the validity of the existence of paranormal phenomena is controversial and debated passionately by both proponents of the paranormal and by skeptics , surveys are useful in determining the beliefs of people in regards to paranormal phenomena.
These opinions, while not constituting scientific evidence for or against, may give an indication of the mindset of a certain portion of the population at least among those who answered the polls.
The number of people worldwide who believe in parapsychological powers has been estimated to be 3 to 4 billion.
A survey conducted in by researchers from Australia 's Monash University  sought to determine what types of phenomena that people claim to have experienced and the effects these experiences have had on their lives.
The study was conducted as an online survey with over 2, respondents from around the world participating.
Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: Surveillance Camera Expert Brian Boland Daniel Rey Molly Ephraim Ali Rey Katie Featherston Kristi Rey William Juan Prieto Hunter Rey Jackson Xenia Prieto Hunter Rey Micah Sloat Edit Details Official Sites: Edit Did You Know?
Trivia The preview for this film was banned in some theaters for scaring teenagers and small children viewing PG films.
Goofs at around 39 mins The movie is set in , but during one of the earlier scenes before the 'Demon' attacks, the TV is seen in the background of the kitchen and the Dyson advert that was released in is clearly visible.
Quotes [ first lines ] Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window.
There's your front door. Crazy Credits Sound effects from the film play over the end credits. Connections Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Should Found Footage Stop?
Frequently Asked Questions Q: What are the differences between the theatrical cut and the Unrated Director's Cut? How does the movie end? Is "Paranormal Activity 2" based on a book?
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Once Paramount acquired the film, the original ending was scrapped, and two new endings were developed for the film, one of them being the one seen in theaters the scrapped ending was shown at only one public viewing.
Katie returns to the bedroom and sits down against the bed with the knife in her hand, rocking back and forth, for almost two days straight. Her friend Amber calls and leaves a message, saying that she is concerned because she hasn't heard from Katie or Micah.
Amber eventually comes looking for her, but when she enters the house, she is heard screaming after seeing Micah's body.
The creature possessing Katie leaves her body, scaring Amber out of the house before returning to Katie, who resumes rocking back and forth.
Police officers arrive at the house about a half hour later and discover Micah's body as well. They call to Katie, who wakes from her catatonic state and seems confused.
Katie comes out of the bedroom with the knife still in her hand. The police ask her to drop the knife. Following a heated confrontation, a door behind one of the police officers slams shut, startling one of the officers, which causes him to shoot Katie, killing her.
The film ends with the police investigating the area and finding nothing but the camera, still running. In this ending, available as an alternate ending in the home releases of the film, Katie returns to the bedroom after the screaming and noise of her and Micah struggling downstairs.
She is holding a knife and covered in blood. She closes and locks the bedroom door. Katie walks over and smiles at the camera before cutting her own throat.
The screen then fades to black. A third alternate ending was written in which a possessed Katie would corner Micah and bludgeon him to death with his camera, while viewers watch from the camera's point of view.
This version was deemed too complicated and too brutal to shoot. Attempting to focus on believability rather than action and gore, Peli chose to shoot the picture with a home video camera.
In deciding on a more raw and stationary format the camera was almost always sitting on a tripod or something else and eliminating the need for a camera crew, a "higher degree of plausibility" was created for the audience as they were "more invested in the story and the characters".
Instead, the actors were given outlines of the story and situations to improvise, a technique known as " retroscripting " also used in the making of The Blair Witch Project.
He originally auditioned them individually and later called them back to audition together. Peli was impressed with the chemistry between the actors, saying, "If you saw the [audition] footage, you would've thought they had known each other for years.
The film was shot out of sequence due to Peli's self-imposed seven-day shooting schedule,  though Peli would have preferred the story unfold for the actors as he had envisioned it.
Sloat, who controlled the camera for a good deal of the film, was a former cameraman at his university's TV station. He worked with Peli to re-edit the film and submitted it to the Sundance Film Festival , but it was rejected.
DreamWorks' plan was to remake the film with a bigger budget and with Peli directing, and only to include the original version as an extra when the DVD was eventually released.
During the screening, people began walking out; Goodman thought the film was bombing , until he learned that the viewers were actually leaving because they were so frightened.
He then realized a remake was unwise. Some scenes were cut, others added, and the original ending was scrapped, with two new endings being shot.
Meanwhile, a screening for international buyers resulted in the sale of international rights in 52 countries. The version with the new ending, made after Paramount acquired the film, had screenings on September 25, , in twelve college towns across the United States.
A day later, Paramount announced that the film would have a full limited release in 40 markets, playing at all hours including after-midnight showings.
On October 6, Paramount announced that the movie would be released nationwide if the film received one million "demands" on Eventful.
The full limited release of the film started on October 9. The home release includes an alternate ending to the theatrical version.
Additionally, at the end of the film, 15 minutes' worth of names were added to the DVD release, as part of a special promotion: The film received mostly positive reviews upon release.
The website's critical consensus reads, "Using its low-budget effects and mockumentary method to great result, Paranormal Activity turns a simple haunted house story into 90 minutes of relentless suspense.
Film critics James Berardinelli and Roger Ebert each awarded it 3.