Paranormal beliefs are the views that people held regarding to the occurrence of the events which are not scientifically explainable, such as ghosts, witchcrafts, superstitions, spirit possession, and astrology etc. Paranormal term is used to describe phenomena, which – if authentic – violate basic restrictive principles of science (Broad, 1949; Tobayck, 1995). According to Erich Goode(2000) paranormal beliefs tend to recognize the differences and conflicts that occurs between paranormalism and science. Paranormal thinking or beliefs does not accept uniformitarianism, which is that all the forces which operates in the universe tends to operate in the same manner all over time. Paranormalist are concerned with the view that “anything is possible”, a statement which is definitely rejected by science. Scientists attempt to structure there hypothesis in such a way that they can be falsified , while paranormalists are less concerned with this restriction.
There are some people who believes in things which are outside the field of science and even it has been scientifically proven fictitious by the science. This is because that nobody has given solid evidence that paranormal beliefs such as ghost, aliens and UFOs exists. The question arises that why paranormal beliefs are so common and popular among people when it lacks solid evidences? One of the main reason is media which forces the individual to believe in these paranormal activities. Many horror movies nowadays claims that these incidents are based on real life events which further increases the curiosity of the peoples. According to Britt(2008) that the human constantly tries to figure out things and when the brain is unable to do so, it cames up with odd or unrealistic explanations.