Seriously folks, the flame I keep burning for these things has burned lower and lower over recent years. It's probably now at real risk of guttering out to a skinny column of smoke. There is not a single phenomenon of "paranormal" or "psychic" or "occult" or "religious" attribute which is reliably replicable in any way. Sorry to be so blunt, but anyone with a head on their shoulders, and who isn't haunted by the thought that this is all junk, really hasn't been around the block with it enough. When one is prepared to draw one's chair far enough back from these phenomena, it becomes evident that their entire history (of which the following is just a small segment) is littered with the sorry corpses of "phenomena" that at one time seemed anomalous or wondrous: Spiritualism. Psychic Kids Remote Viewing Out of Body Experiences UFOs Bermuda Triangle spoonbending alien abductions Crop Circles Etc etc. Truly ask yourself what of these or their ilk have EVER actually come to anything? None of them, because their real engine is a kind of complicit mythology we are all involved in. The pattern will sadly recur as well, not because we never learn, but because (to be honest) we don't want to learn this. It does us too much psychological harm. It is common sense that if the slightest degree of PK, for example, was a reality, this would be enough to enable assassinations of key personnel remotely from around the world. If there were the slightest truth in it, all military powers would by now be deploying such exceptional people instead of risking real soldiers or even complicated tech like drones to achieve it for them. It is common sense that if "psychics" were of the slightest use to the police forces of the world, every single such force would now have them in their employ. They do not. I'm not saying they've never been foolish enough to try, especially back in the 70s, but this is not far shy of half a century later and there are no more psychics in use by the police than there are necromancers. It is common sense that if "remote viewing" were of the slightest use to the military, intelligence personnel around the world would now be using precisely this method instead of deploying intelligence operatives in the field at risk of their lives. Now yes, they really did try this in the past, and the results were useless and unreliable. Only conpsiracy theorists are foolish enough to have swallowed the bait that it's somehow still happening. No it's not a pretty picture. And if we *are* able to be honest with ourselves about this, it is hard indeed to conclude that there is even anything there at all. The very idea of paranormal phenomena relies on this notion of the "interconnection" of beings and things, but in practical terms there is just no interconnection between beings and things except the physical interactions we observe. There is no "interconnection" visible in the world between physically separated beings, and please, leave the quantum entanglement shtick in its bed where it belongs, I'm talking about a real, discussable connection between this snake and that bird a mile away that actually makes a difference to anything in the lives of either. There is none. There is no connection between me and distant persons that has stood up to the test of time or replication. The latest failure is the multiple attempted replications of the Bem "precognition" study. They have all failed, indicating again that even the most careful attempts to acquire real evidence for these type of phenomena invariably go nowhere. It's a pattern that is entrenched now, and has existed since the first formal investigations ever began.