Often, strange and unexplained phenomena happen, and nobody, not even science, can explain it.

There are numerous examples of phenomena, in relation to human beings, which are still impossible to explain. In our concrete world, these unexplained phenomena defy what we know as reality, considering most people have to see it to believe it these days. But what about evidence that is just hard to ignore?

To believe or not to believe?

Many want to believe. Does this make them biased toward the notion of the phenomena science has no explanation for? Here are 5 top unexplained phenomena that still baffle science and suggest that not everything is as it seems.

 1. Intuition

At some point, we’ve all felt what we call intuition. Many people liken intuition to instinct, but that instinct can often be wrong, while the intuition most often comes outright. Psychologists say that people subconsciously take information from the world around them, with the result of sensing or knowing information, although without realizing the source of this knowledge/sense.

The phenomena of intuition are extremely difficult to evidence or to study, and that is why psychological science can’t solve all these questions.

2. Mysterious disappearances

Unfortunately, as time goes by, the number of mysterious disappearances increases. Some of these missing people may be run-a-ways, others might suffer from an accident, or even be the victims of abduction.

There are, however, other cases where disappearances are much more mysterious. Examples range from the crew of the ship, Mary Celeste to Jimmy Hoffa and even Natalee Holloway –  some people seem to have vanished from the face of Earth, leaving absolutely no trace behind them.

3. Deja vu

Deja vu” means “already seen” and is associated with a mysterious feeling we get when we feel like we’re reliving some specific event in the past. Some attribute deja vu with supernatural experiences or spontaneous glimpses into past lives. As with intuition, psychological research can offer more naturalistic explanations, but the cause and nature of the phenomenon still remain a mystery. Read more about deja vu here.

4. Mind-body connection

Medical science has only recently begun to understand the specific ways that the mind affects the body. For example, there have been studies that show that mindfulness meditation has tangible effects on a person’s physical wellbeing, including heart health.

There is a phenomenon called placebo effect which shows how people can be healed by believing in the effectiveness of their medical treatment, whatever it is. In other words, the human body has the ability to self-heal. This is terribly exciting, but science still hasn’t explained how it happens.

5. Ghosts

Science gives a definite negative answer to whether ghosts exist or not, but some people still believe that they are real. Those who believe in them suggest that they are spirits of their deceased relatives. They even claim to have evidence of the existence of ghosts such as photographs and even conversations with them.

However, the existing evidence remains undefined. There are no scientific studies to indicate the existence of soul, so of course, there is no evidence for life after death. Maybe someday science will find a definite answer and we will finally get the solution to the eternal mystery of life after death.

An endless curiosity

This is not all. There are so many unexplained phenomena in our universe, that it would take a long time to break it down for you. From alien life to understanding just how bees fly with impossibly small wings (yes, that’s supposed to be impossible), there are just so many tantalizing riddles to be solved.

Science will continue to be baffled by the beautifully unexplained.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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    Julius Neelley

    I’m very surprised you did not include the out-of-body experience. I realize that reincarnation is much more plausible than not and also a belief system that is part of certain religions such as Buddhism but O.B.E. is well documented especially within operating rooms. Perhaps turn this list into the Top Half Dozen most . . . etc. Just a suggestion.. I live near Charlottesville, Virginia and U.V.A. where the Division of Perceptual Studies – University of Virginia School of Medicine is located. This investigative department was founded by Dr. Ian Stevenson an expert in reincarnation.

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