People are naturally curious. If they do not understand something, they will do everything they can to answer the questions in their minds. This where most initial theories and explanations come from.
Without proper evidence, humanity often decides to make do with the information they have and work out the details from there. This is why we have rather strange explanations for certain phenomenon such as astrological events.
In the old days, they would have thought that there was an actual living deity pulling the sun on a chariot which would explain why the sun moves every day. But now, with the help of modern technology, we have found out that there is no deity and our planet rotates on a daily basis.
But when it comes to the supernatural or to the paranormal, we just have that special interest to it. We see it in movies, literature, and documentaries. We even have haunted houses and other spooky attractions. We hear stories about ghosts, vampires, zombies, aliens, and everything else out of the ordinary. Why do people chase after such legends and myths?
Historical and cultural beliefs
In some countries, topics about the paranormal and supernatural are embedded in their history. You see them in earlier artwork and literature and even celebrated in their history as a way of remembering and honoring their culture. For example, with ghosts, there are days in different cultures that honor the dead. By honoring and remembering their fallen family and friends, they hope that these wayward souls can find peace in the afterlife.
These people’s different cultures and beliefs are among the reasons the supernatural and paranormal activities are often talked about or even normalized. While modern technology and science may debunk these theories, there’s no stopping these people from believing what they want to believe and what was taught to them.
The hunt for explanation
When logic and reason fail, people become hungry for answers. Whether it’s a one-off thing or a series of grueling expeditions, people won’t stop until they get the answers to these phenomena. For example, there are communities dedicated to searching for extra-terrestrial life on the planet. They are looking for little bits of clues that they can clump together to form a logical answer to strange occurrences.
Until people get a logical and rational answer to their questions, they will not stop investigating and searching for the unknown.
Entertainment and media
Some people just like the idea of finding aliens in their country’s crops or ghosts living in the attic. They even make money out of it, if done right. Haunted houses have been turned into tourist attractions, old mythological creatures like vampires and werewolves turned to movies and TV series, ghosts as normal Halloween costumes. At the end of it, people just like to be entertained. It also helps that by normalizing these things, it makes it easier to understand and less scary to see.
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Today, these supernatural and paranormal phenomena have gripped society and gathered the people’s attention. While science and technology have dismissed some of these theories and speculations as mere myths and misunderstandings, there are still things that even science cannot explain. Humanity will still crave for answers and will seek solace in their own investigations and understanding.