The study and pursuit of cryptids, creatures traditionally considered mythical, folkloric or previously extinct. Example: Bigfoot, Chupacabra, Loch Ness Monster.
A voice or noise that lacks an explainable source.
Supernatural nature spirits that include fairies, trolls and banshees.
The abbreviation for “electronic voice phenomena,” which refers to noises of a paranormal nature that cannot be heard with the human ear, but are recorded by electronic devices.
Typically refers to the soul of a deceased human (or animal) that continues to exist in some form on an earthly plane without “crossing over.”
A supernatural being -- such as a demon or jinn -- that did not begin its existence in human form.
Activity resulting from an aware ghost or spirit that interacts with its environment.
An often translucent, circular anomaly (or “ball of light”) seen in photography -- and sometimes with the naked eye -- that may be, depending on your theory, a bug, speck of dust, reflection, moisture or spirit energy.
Literally, “above normal,” it refers to anything outside or beyond current scientific explanation.
The state where an entity inhabits and exerts a level of control over a living thing or object.
Repetitive paranormal activity resulting from the energy imprint of a person or event in time.
A commonly-reported inky black humanoid entity that moves fast, it is often spotted out of the corner of the eye and has been interpreted to be anything from a ghost or demon, to alien, time traveler or inter-dimensional being.
As opposed to a ghost (see above), a spirit is normally the soul of the deceased that has crossed over, and exists in a spiritual or metaphysical plane.
Typically referring to spiritual or religious matters, the laws of nature do not apply to this realm.
Abbreviation for “unidentified flying object” which does not necessarily apply to extraterrestrial or secret governmental crafts, but can be anything unknown spotted in the sky.
The classic version is a mindless, frequently violent, product of supernatural magic or pharmacology while the modern incarnation is a reanimated human corpse infected with an unexplained contagion that is relentless and aggressive.