Fall 2013 19
An IU Southeast psychology course tackles the science
behind ghosts, voodoo, and mythical creatures
By Erica Walsh
They do exist.
Or do they?
Be it ghosts, aliens, fairies, or dragons, there are a lot of things
in this world that are hard to believe. But this summer, an IU
Southeast psychology class set out to explore the unexplainable
with a focus on parapsychology – or the study of interactions
between living organisms and their external environment that
seem to transcend the known physical laws of nature.
A dragon keeps watch over the Mythical Creatures exhibit at the Frazier History Museum
in Louisville. Photo by Graham Gohmann.