Starting the Conversation: Is it Real or Surreal?

Oct '13 NC_Science-SupernaturalBy Marianne Reid Anderson

In this issue’s tech article: Science and the Supernatural, we examine certain phenomenon that science recognizes and some of their theories that attempt to explain the mystery. However, science is just beginning to scratch the surface of many mysteries that exist in this world, from the Bermuda triangle to Unidentified Flying Objects to visits from beyond including ghosts, angels and even darker forces. After all, as Shakespeare wrote, “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than you have dreamt of in your philosophies”.


Have you ever experienced a ghostly encounter, a paranormal mystery or a supernatural phenomenon?

I most certainly have, which is why I’m always researching if anyone else has and if there are any scientific theories. For example, I was once staying at a Bed and Breakfast and I woke up with a start to the sound of people talking in my room. I didn’t open my eyes because I was so frightened asking myself, “Why are people in my room? Is it the chambermaid? Is it the manager? Are they thieves?” Then, I heard the one say, “Shhh, you’ll wake her”. I could feel them watching me and then I felt someone sit on the edge of the bed. I shot up screaming and kicking and when I opened my eyes – no one was there. The room was empty. On the one hand, I swear I wasn’t dreaming, but was I? Was it real?

What do you think? If you’ve ever experienced anything unexplainable, I hope you’ll share it with me on my blog “Continuing the Conversation” at