Special Sub-Topic: The Paranormal
|Fill in the blank: _____________ is a popular scientific theory 'explaining' poltergeists.|
Psychokinesis & psychokinesis & PK & pk. The ability to move inanimate objects with the mind (alone); usually claimed to occur in adolescents. 'Telekinesis' is the ability to move objects with the mind at a distance.
|What was Nathan Coker's special ability?|
Immunity to heat. Yes, he could stand barefoot on a white hot shovel until it blackened, and swish liquid metal about in his mouth until it solidified. Mr. Yim, with a seventh degree black belt in Hapkido, holds the Guinness world record for keeping molten lead (at 910 degrees farenheit) for 14 seconds in his mouth.
|'Chupacabras' (allegedly found in Puerto Rico) translates roughly as what?|
Goat suckers. A number of farmers report seeing an ugly spiked baboon type creature that attacks their cattle (often partial to goats) and drains their blood. It has an unusual ability to nauseate people who try to approach it. According to one policeman who encountered one, it even resisted gun shots (he heard metallic sounds as it rolled away). Some claim it's an escaped creature from a genetics laboratory.
|According to English folklore what are portunes?|
Tiny farming spirits, only half an inch in height.. The sprites are called 'hobgoblins', the brownies, 'Boggarts', and the dangerous fairies, 'Spriggans'.
|'Stigmata' is a peculiar condition in which people..?|
Bleed from the hands and feet, like Christ. Amongst others the famous Saint, St. Francis of Assisi bled from his hands and feet in the latter stage of his life. Some have also been known to weep blood. It is considered by many religious people as a means of 'sharing the sufferings of Jesus'.
|'A particularly haunting story was told in the 12th century by William of Newburgh, a reliable chronicler of the period. Two _____ ________ were found. They spoke an unknown language and refused all known food except broad beans.'|
green children & Green children. These were the famous children of Woolpit. It's claimed that arsenic or copper poisoning was the real cause of their green skin.
|On an island off the coast of the Galapagos a creature was allegedly witnessed with the curious ability to dismember its limbs and send them off to hunt insects for consumption.|
|Valeri Lavrinenko from the Ukraine was capable of..?|
burning paper with his finger. He could also hold his breath for almost 7 minutes (although professional divers can manage almost 8 mins), slow down or speed up his pulse at will, and pull a 40 ton train with wire inserted through his arms. Quite a stunning bloke.
|The Bulgarian Vampire had two forms. What did it look like or do during the first 40 days?|
It learnt how to be evil and had a filmy body which gave off bright sparks in the dark. The others are alleged characteristics of other vampires around the world. The German vampire (nachzehrer) devours its shroud and the 'neuntoter' spread the plague, whilst the Russian vampire 'vieszcy' gnawed its hands and feet...Nice.
|Which of these is allegedly a method of becoming a werewolf?|
Jumping over a fallen tree in the forest, stabbing it with a small copper knife and chanting a spell.. Others include drinking water that collected in a wolf's paw print, eating the brains or roasted flesh of a wolf, or eating the brains of an animal killed by wolves.
|The Brazilian Antonio Villas Boas was famous for reputedly..?|
Having sex with an alien. It's not as bad as it sounds. Antonio says she was the most beautiful female he had ever seen.:)
|'Ectoplasm' is a projectile liquid like substance that is sometimes reported to come out of mediums' and psychics' mouths during sťances.|
t. It's quite dubious and has not been scientifically verified. The great escape artist Houdini tried to contact his dead mother with mediums, but could always disprove them.
|What are 'rods' (no, not the long wooden sticks)?|
Spear like 'creatures' that travel through the air at extreme speeds.. Apparently they've been seen all over the world, of late. They don't seem to be mechanical or made from metal and appear to exhibit intelligence in their movements. A membrane enveloping the length of their torso enables them to 'swim' through the air. They are claimed to enter and emerge from solid ground without leaving a trace. Visit www.roswellrods.com for more information.
|In Premanon, high in the Jura mountains a child reported to have seen a being 'like a sugar lump' standing on end and split at the bottom.|
|According to Welsh folklore what is a crymbol?|
A fairy changling left in place of a human baby.. The banshee is known as a 'Cyhyraeth', the mine spirit, 'Coblynau', and the brownie 'bwca'. Thanks for playing. Do send a note on what you thought. My other quizzes include The 'Thundercats.', "The Bruce Lee Phenomenon" 'Minibeasts- Insects and Arthropods' and "Palinagrams"..And remember, we'll always have the rods :). Any questions, queries or comments- email me at Rutley7@hotmail.com
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