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When is National Paranormal Day?

May 3rd is National Paranormal Day.

What is National Paranormal Day?

Bizarre and strange tales fascinate humans everywhere. Skeptics abound, but so do ghost stories, accounts of Sasquatch, and rumors of other uncanny creatures and events. National Paranormal Day invites people to gather for the purpose of discussing each other’s unnatural experiences.

A broad category of curious occurrences qualify as paranormal events, including but not limited to the sightings of ghosts, UFOs, and the Jersey Devil. The word ‘paranormal’ refers to anything against, above, beyond, or just slightly to the left of our normal experience in the world. Science deals with the normal stuff of the universe, with repeatable and predictable phenomena. So paranormal events lie, for the time being, outside the scope of generally accepted science.

Whether your attic houses ghastly specters or you simply find the subject captivating, National Paranormal Day offers the chance to indulge in the eerie, the creepy, and the downright weird.

Fun facts about National Paranormal Day!

Between 2000 and 2015, there were about 25 reports of UFO sightings.

As late as 2004, six Romanian men exhumed and mutilated a recently deceased corpse using an ancient ritual for dealing with a strigoi, a restless, vampiric spirit.

The James Randi Educational Foundation offered a million dollar prize between 1964 and 2015 to anyone who could prove that they had supernatural or paranormal powers. None of the 1,000-plus applicants passed the challenge.

How to celebrate National Paranormal Day:

Invite friends over to share personal ghost stories, inexplicable events, and tales of lights in the sky.

Watch a movie about paranormal experiences.

Look up ghost stories in your local area.

What’s the hashtag for National Paranormal Day?

Post on social media with #NationalParanormalDay.