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  1. Which word for a a biologically unrelated look-alike is often portrayed in fiction as a paranormal phenomenon?
  2. What 's' is an attempt to communicate with spirits?
  3. Which straight alignments are thought to connect important and sacred sites throughout the world with electromagnetic energy?
  4. In 2022, which British politician offered a formal apology to people accused of witchcraft?
  5. What is the name of the deck of 25 cards used to conduct experiments for ESP?
  6. What flat board is also known as a spirit board or talking board?

  7. Psychokinesis or telekinesis is the supposed ability to do what by mental effort alone?
  8. Which modern pagan religion was introduced to the public in 1954 by retired British civil servant, Gerald Gardner?
  9. What supposedly appeared in a series of five photographs taken in 1917 by Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, two young cousins who lived in Cottingley, England?
  10. In which century did Nostradamus live?
  11. OBEs can be induced by sensory deprivation or near-death experiences, what does OBE stand for?
  12. Found in the magical traditions of many cultures, what common term is given to an effigy into which pins are inserted?
  13. In the occult tradition, what are referred to as 'arcana'?
  14. Who created Transcendental Meditation in India in the mid-1950s?
  15. What word or term first coined in 1882 by Frederic Myers, means the supposed communication of thoughts by means other than the known senses?
  16. Tasseography is fortune-telling using what?
  17. What sort of projection is a term used to describe an intentional out-of-body experience?
  18. Oneirology is the scientific study of what?
  19. What name is given to a person who claims to have the supernatural ability to perceive events in the future?
  20. Uri Geller was born in which modern day country?
  21. Extrasensory perception or ESP, is also called what sense?
  22. Which American village is the setting of the book by Jay Anson (published in 1977) about a house terrorized by paranormal phenomena? It has been adapted into a series of films, the first made in 1979.
  23. What word, derived from the name of a German physician, generally means exactly the same as "hypnosis"?
  24. What is the action of causing something to rise and hover in the air by supposed magical powers?
  25. What word from it's Latin meaning, basically means "knowledge of the hidden"?
  26. Which well-known Victorian author, who helped to popularize the mystery of the Mary Celeste, had a longstanding interest in paranormal phenomena?
  27. Which ancient branch of natural philosophy is known for its attempts to change base metals into gold?
  28. Who, with her husband Karl Beattie, presented the Most Haunted television series?
  29. What 's' is described in the dictionary as a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means?
  30. How many cards are in a pack of tarot cards?
  31. What is sometimes called Chinese geomancy?
  32. What word derived from the German word for witch, means to cast a negative spell on someone?
  33. What name is given to the pseudo-scientific belief in a divine, mystical, or occult relationship between a number and events?
  34. Name the ancient Chinese divination text that is translated as the Book of Changes?
  35. What is someone you see or think you see but who is not really there as a physical being?
  36. Used widely by pagans, what symbol do you get by drawing a circle around a five-pointed pentagram?


  1. Doppelganger
  2. Seance
  3. Ley lines
  4. Nicola Sturgeon (it was an apology to people between the 16th and 18th centuries. No Scottish people have been accused of witchcraft recently!)
  5. Zener cards
  6. Ouija board
  7. Move objects
  8. Wicca
  9. Fairies (it was one of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th Century)
  10. 16th century (December 1503 – July 1566)
  11. Out-of-body experience
  12. Voodoo doll
  13. Tarot cards
  14. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  15. Telepathy
  16. Tea leaves (or coffee grounds, or wine sediments)
  17. Astral projection
  18. Dreams
  19. Clairvoyant
  20. Israel
  21. Sixth sense
  22. Amityville
  23. Mesmerism (after Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 – 1815))
  24. Levitation
  25. Occult (from the Latin word occultus meaning "clandestine, hidden, secret")
  26. Arthur Conan Doyle
  27. Alchemy
  28. Yvette Fielding
  29. Soothsayer
  30. 78 cards
  31. Feng shui (the term feng shui means, literally meands "wind-water")
  32. Hex (hexe is witch in German)
  33. Numerology
  34. I Ching
  35. Apparition
  36. Pentacle

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