East Carolina University offers a course on paranormal activity, not the movie, for anyone interested in finding the answers to this and other questions.
“We now know that the CIA, NASA, the Navy, Army Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence and others recently funded projects using psychic capabilities for military and other purposes over a period of 23 years to the tune of 25 million dollars,” says the course website.
ECU is now offering people the chance to conduct their own research. The World of the Paranormal: Fact or Fiction is an online not-for-credit course taught by Phillip Morse that covers topics like precognitions, ESP or life after death.
The book used for the course is “Best Evidence” by Michael Schmicker, an investigative reporter who spent three years searching for evidence for “impossible phenomena that refuse to disappear.”
Morse also uses photos, videos and documented first-hand accounts of events and encounters with the paranormal.
“We look at the most compelling stories in search for ultimate answers,” he said.
Source: The Daily Reflector
So, you have an instructor who was on the board of the directors at the Rhine Research Center. He says things like “There are very interesting links between the paranormal and quantum physics” and using books that are not critical of the phenomena. This is irritating that a college would lend their name to teaching these subjects this way.
It does not appear that the “fact” will be fairly presented and the critiques of these paranormal stories will be examined. It caters to those who believe and have a low standard for “best evidence”.