Every May 3rd, people get together to discuss paranormal activity and events in their lives. It is a day set aside to encourage each other to share one’s experiences and to explore the realm of possibilities. An observance meant to expand the mind and to bond one another in the mystical aspects of our lives.
But what does paranormal really mean? Isn’t it synonymous with supernatural? Actually, no. There is a difference between the two, especially when it comes to writing and literary genres. An easy why to remember is that paranormal refers to things outside conventional science, but with the potential of, one day, possibly being explainable by it (i.e. aliens, ghosts, ESP, zombies, etc.). Supernatural is forever beyond the realm of science (i.e. God or the soul) and can be thought of as outside nature or the normal laws of nature as we know them.