Apport - In parapsychology, an apport is the alleged paranormal transference of an article from one place to another.

Astral projection/ astral travel - is a term used in esotericism to describe an intentional out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an "astral body" that is separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it throughout the universe.

Aura - is a colored emanation said to enclose a human body or any animal or object.

Bilocation - is an alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located, or appears to be located, in two distinct places at the same time.

Clairvoyance - or "Clear Vision" is the ability to gain information about an object, person, location, or physical event through extrasensory perception.

Cyclomancy-  is a form of divination based on the spinning an object and deriving predictions from the object's final resting direction. 

Dactylomancy - is a term used by proponents to define a form of divination using rings.

Demon-  is a supernatural being, typically associated with evil, prevalent historically in religionoccultismliteraturefictionmythology, and folklore.

Dermo-optical perception (DOP) - is a term that is used in parapsychological literature to denote the alleged capability to perceive colors, differences in brightness, and/or formed images through the skin (without using the eyes, as distinct from blindsight), especially upon touching with the fingertips.

Dream telepathy - is the purported ability to communicate telepathically with another person while one is dreaming.

Ectoplasm - is a term used in spiritualism to denote a substance or spiritual energy "exteriorized" by physical mediums

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) - are sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded.

Extrasensory perception or ESP -  also called sixth sense, includes claimed reception of information not gained through the five recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. ESP denotes psychic abilities such as intuitiontelepathypsychometryclairvoyance, and trans-temporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.

Ghost - an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image.

Jinn/Djinn -(in Arabian and Muslim mythology) an intelligent spirit of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans.

Levitation - in the paranormal context is the rising of a human body and other objects into the air by mystical means or meditation. 

Locution - is a paranormal phenomenon or supernatural revelation where a religious figure, statue, or icon speaks, usually to a saint.

Materialization/ Manifestation - is the creation or appearance of matter from unknown sources. 

Oomancy /ovomancy / ooscopy - refers to divination by eggs. An example would be the oracular reading, like scrying, of the shapes that a separated egg white forms when dropped into hot water. 

Papyromancy - is a way of divination through folding paper.


Plane - is conceived as a subtle state, level, or region of reality, each plane corresponding to some type, kind, or category of being.

Plant perception/biocommunication - is the paranormal idea that plants are sentient, that they respond to humans in a manner that amounts to ESP, and that they experience pain and fear.

Precognition - is a claimed psychic ability to see events in the future.

Psychic - relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, especially involving telepathy or clairvoyance. A person considered or claiming to have psychic powers; a medium.

Psychic reading - is a specific attempt to discern information through the use of heightened perceptive abilities; or natural extensions of the basic human senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and instinct.

Psychokinesis - is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.

Psychometry - is a form of extrasensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object.

Pyrokinesis - is the purported psychic ability allowing a person to create and control fire with the mind.

Retrocognition - is the knowledge of a past event which could not have been learned or inferred by normal means."

Shadow Person - is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, and, interpreted as the presence of a spirit or other entity by believers in the paranormal or supernatural.

Spirit photography - is a type of photography whose primary attempt is to capture images of ghosts and other spiritual entities, especially in ghost hunting and has a strong history dating back to the late 19th century

Spoon bending - is the apparent deformation of objects, especially metal cutlery, either without physical force or with less force than would normally seem necessary.

Stone Tape theory - is the speculation that ghosts and hauntings are analogous to tape recordings, and that mental impressions during emotional or traumatic events can be projected in the form of energy, "recorded" onto rocks and other items and "replayed" under certain conditions. 

Telepathy - is the purported vicarious transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. 

Thoughtography/ thermography/psychic photography/nengraphy/nensha - is the claimed ability to "burn" images from one's mind onto surfaces such as photographic film by psychic means.


Tulpa - is a concept in mysticism and the paranormal of a being or object which is created through spiritual or mental powers.

Xenoglossy/ xenolalia -is the putative paranormal phenomenon in which a person is able to speak or write a language he or she could not have acquired by natural means.

Zener cards - are cards used to conduct experiments for extrasensory perception (ESP) or clairvoyance












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