By Chad Wilson,
Paranormal Underground Publisher
I am a big supporter of individual truth. My definition of individual truth is defined as something that is true to one, but not always true for others.
The truths we know are determined by our life experiences, and seeing how each individual experiences life through their own unique perceptions, it is no wonder that people see things in ways different from others, even those who experience the same event. But we also need to understand the way the human mind works, and of how easy it is to misperceive what we see or hear.
With things such as visual and audio pareidolia, or matrixing as some call it, it is easy to understand how some see patterns amidst the chaos. Humans crave structure and control in their everyday lives. What better way to impose control on a world we don’t completely understand than by seeking patterns.
So when you see the face in a reflection on a window, or hear a voice amongst the voices of others on an audio recording, try to ask yourself, is there something really there, or is it my mind creating something out of the chaos?
On the other hand, just because something can’t be proven does not discount the fact that unexplained phenomena might be going on. It would be naïve of any one, scientist or otherwise, to say we understand and have experienced all there is to see and experience in the world around us.
When something paranormal takes place, sometimes we can’t explain what happened using what we, at present, know about how the physical world around us works. Yes something is still occurring; we just don’t at this time understand what it is. This is simply due to our parameters being limited to what is currently understood by science.
I believe that we should always strive to investigate the unknown, but we should temper that quest with the understanding that not all is known at this time. Be open to the myriad of possibilities that are out there, and at the same time realize that the way our mind works can sometimes lead to false observations.
I think, someday, science and in turn the world will better understand the paranormal, but until then, it will just have to remain as unexplained phenomena.
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