Paranormal Quiz XVI
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     This season we'll delve into the dynamics of the paranormal and study a wide range of interactive phenomena. Study the pictures and answer the following questions. When you're finished, check your answers on the bottom of this page.
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The paranormal ability to move objects with only the mind is known as____________.
This famous crystal skull weighing 11.91 pounds is less commonly known as the Mitchel-Hedges Skull or the Lubaantun Skull. It was found on January 1, 1924 beneath an altar in the ruins of an ancient Mayan city. Its most sensational name is "The Crystal Skull of ________?
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Hundreds of cases of people having suddenly caught fire have been recorded since the 17th century. The fire does not appear to come from an external source but rather from within the body. Usually their surroundings remain untouched or are only slightly singed. This unexplained process is known as _________ _______ _____________.
4.
Why is Nevada Highway 375 that stretches 98 miles called "The Extraterrestrial Highway"?
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What is the name of the mysterious substance that may exit a medium's body when he/she makes contact with spirits? The name for this material was given in 1894 by a French physician and spiritualist.
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A Ouija Board is thought to serve as a portal that permits the user(s) to communicate with entities from other dimensions--most often spirits. What is another name for this device?
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What is the name for a spherical, flash of light that is often associated with thunderstorms but may also appear during calm, fair weather? It can be as small as a pea to several feet in diameter.
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When a person is visited by a familiar spirit of someone who has just died or is about to die, it is said to be a _______ __________.
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This form of text is created by writing backwards. Leonardo Da Vinci is said to have been a practitioner. Some mediums are able to produce it while in a trance. What is this mystical form of written expression called?
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Barney and Betty Hill became famous for an incident that allegedly took place on September 19 - 20, 1961. What did they experience?
ANSWERS
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ANSWERS
RATING
1. Telekinesis, also known as psychokinesis
2. Doom
3. Spontaneous Human Combustion
4. Many UFO sightings have occurred over or near Highway 375.
5. Ectoplasm
6. Spirit Board
7. Ball Lightning
8. Crisis Apparition
9. Mirror Writing
10. They were abducted by aliens (ETs).
NUMBER RIGHT
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Images Resource
Informational Resource
The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal by Judith Joyce, 2011
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