David Biedny said:When people go through extremely odd situations that don't conform to their normal worldview, I think there's a natural tendency to want to understand them, and what meaning they have or are supposed to have in our lives.
Hi David - thanks for the welcome, and I agree completely. There are another subset of people, as well (and I am one of them), who has not experienced extremely odd situations - however are terribly fascinated by the phenomenon regardless. If someone were to ask me where the fascination and interest comes from, I would have to say it is the same reason you provided above - to understand what actually "makes up" the substance of the world around us.
I personally can feel that there are things within our existing paradigm that don't fit or conform to what we all consider "normal". Hauntings, the Ouiji Board/occult, ufos, etc....they all present phenomenon that many people would rather not even talk about. Yet if you are at a party and you ask everyone there how many of them have seen "strange" things...most will say yes. Yet it is a very taboo subject - and even more frowned upon as an area of serious research.
Maybe that can change?
In my view - this is one of the greatest areas of research...the paranormal. Because this is where we can possibly get a sense of what makes the world around us "real". I enjoy your podcasts though (the ones I've listened to so far) - because you guys really work to cut through the B.S... of which there is far too much in this field - as you know.